Taronga Road Mosque
(Masjid Ghiedmatul Islam),
Taronga Road, Crawford,
Rondebosch East, Cape Town,
South Africa, 7780


076 638 5627

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Frequently Asked Questions

Zahraa Institute’s policy is that no student will ever be turned away or disadvantaged due to financial difficulty.  If you cannot afford the full course fee or cannot afford anything at all, you are still more than welcome to attend.

As an institution, we do offer Financial Aid, which covers the Registration fee, Course fee (or part thereof) and Transport fees if required. Please ensure that you complete the Financial Aid form on our website under “2019 Applications” or here: Apply for Financial Aid

There are no minimum qualifications required in order to attend the course. However, students should ideally have a positive mind-set and strong desire to learn the meaning of the Qur’an; a basic ability to read Arabic (Students will never be asked to recite in class – this is NOT a Quran reading/Hifth/Tajweed course); and a commitment to set aside at least 1-2 hours a day to revise the work covered in class and to try to attend all or most classes

The 1 year Arabic & Qur’an Study course at Zahraa Institute is a full-time course, which runs from Monday-Thursday 8:15 – 12:45 and Fridays from 8:15-10:30. However, our sister institutions have part-time offerings. Please see below – Other Arabic & Qur’an Study Institutions – for schools offering part-time classes in the Cape Town area.

Our lectures are only available in-class, but we do make most of our material freely available on-line to supplement the learning of our student body in their own time, as well as for anyone who wishes to take benefit from it.

You are most welcome to attend a class and speak with any of the available staff members if you have any queries about the course. Please contact our office to make arrangements.

We recognise that everyone has different reasons for pursuing Islamic studies and therefore offer 2 certification streams, catering for the needs of both the academically-minded student who wishes to pursue further studies in the Islamic sciences as well as the student who simply wants to obtain the benefit of the Qur’an, but is unable to or not inclined to meet the academic requirements of the course. The requirements for the latter are significantly less rigorous and do not require any test submissions at all.

If you prefer to register in this stream, please inform the admin support when registering.

Zahraa Institute has no specific dress code. However, clothing must be modest and appropriate to wear for salah.

Other Arabic & Qur’an Study Institutions

The institutions listed below also offer Arabic & Qur’an study options. Please contact these institutions directly for further information

Full-time Classes

Darun-Naim Wynberg (males & females)

Mon-Thurs 8:15am-1:30pm

021 761 5332

65 Castletown Road, Wynberg

Darul Ihsan lin-Nisa (females only)

Mon-Thurs 8:15am-12:45pm

082 955 5169

Mountview Mosque, Warden Crescent, Mountview

Part-time Classes

Darun-Na’im Mitchell’s Plain (males & females)

Fridays 8:30am-11:00am

074 062 7976

Masjidul Rawbie, Merrydale Road, Portlands


Darun-Na’im Strandfontein (males & females)

Sundays 8:30am-11:30am

084 846 7546

Masjidul Bahr, Dennegeur Avenue, Strandfontein

Mizan Institute (males & females)

Sundays 8:30am-11:45am

076 088 6273

Mountview Mosque, Warden Crescent, Mountview


Qamar Institute (females only)

Fridays 8:30am-11:00am

Al Jaamia Masjid, Stegman Road, Claremont (Qur’an Phase)/ Taronga Road Masjid, Rondebosch East (Islamic Sciences Phase)

076 702 8936