The Course at a Glance

Campus (In-Class Learning)

Taronga Road Mosque, Rondebosch East (Female Section Downstairs)

Please Note: Online learning for this course is not currently on offer. However, online learning may supplement in-class learning pending Covid-19 Lockdown interruptions to in-class learning.


Days & Times

Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 12:55pm


2021 Terms

Term 1: 27 Jan – 31 Mar
Term 2: 13 Apr – 25 Jun
Term 3: 13 Jul – 23 Sep
Term 4: 05 Oct – 08 Dec


Important Dates

Book Collection: 25 Jan – 26 Jan
Orientation Day: 01 Feb
Classes Commence: 01 Feb

Online applications only. No walk-in registrations allowed due to COVID-19 protocols.


Course Pre-Requisites

  • Prior Qur’an studies: Applications will only be considered from students who have completed our Qur’an Focus – Year 1 course or an equivalent course at other Islamic Studies institutions.
  • An email address, a mobile phone with a WhatsApp number and access to Internet or Mobile Data to access supplementary learning material.
  • Recommended for In-Class Learning: A laptop or mobile tablet device to access online books.
  • Pending Online Learning during Lockdown: Access to a laptop, desktop computer or mobile tablet device.


Full-Year Subjects (Subject to change)

Further Qur’an Study: Application of Arabic concepts – Ml Ielhaam January
‘Ulum al-Qur’an: A study of the Sciences of Qur’an
– Ml Gairiyah Samsodien
Aqīdah: A study of the 6 Principles of Faith
– Ml Irshaad Sedick
Hadith Study: Translation and analysis of selected ahadith
– Ml Radia Bawa
‘Ulum al-Hadith: A study of the Sciences of Hadith
– Ml Khalil Hendricks
Essentials of Fiqh: Understanding worship and living with others
  – Ml Muaadth Allie and Ml Laylah Khan
Sīrah: Lives of Inspiration
– Sh Ismail Londt
Personal & Spiritual Development: Daily advice on living Islam
– Life Coach and Counsellor, Shahana Mia
Tazkiyah (Self-Purification)
– Ml Roshaan Misbach
Etiquettes for Qur’an
– Ml Hajir Bawa


Additional Services

We offer several additional services throughout the year that are aimed at supporting the student’s needs, such as:

  • a counselling service
  • academic support (tutorial sessions)
  • workshops
  • guest speakers
  • team building sessions and social events with teachers and fellow students.

Detailed Course Information

Study essential Islamic Sciences for Living Islam. This one-year programme aims to provide a firm foundation in both the understanding and application of Islamic teachings for females.

This programme aims to remove doubt, confusion and spiritual indifference through knowledge that is authentic, applicable and inspiring. The topics covered expound more deeply on the principle teachings of the Qur’an and provide the student with a good coverage of classical Islamic Sciences. The prescribed course content will largely be English-based and are presented by a diverse set of teachers.

Aqīdah: An Everlasting Contract

Exploration of the contract between ourselves and our Creator through a detailed study of the 6 principles of faith:

  • Belief in Allah
  • Angels
  • Divine Scripture
  • The Prophets
  • The Day of Judgement
  • Pre-Ordainment

Fiqh 2: Essentials of Understanding Worship

A comprehensive study of the essentials of living Islam, through worship and living with others:

  • Practical aspects of worship such as purification (Taharah), prayer (Salah), menstruation (Hayd), intimate parts of the body (Awrah), fasting (Sawm), obligatory alms-giving (Zakāh) and pilgrimage (Hajj and Umrah)
  • Fulfilling our rights and responsibilities towards others including contract law, marriage (Nikah), divorce (Talaq), trade and inheritance (Mirath)

Sīrah: Lives of Inspiration

An exploration of various accounts of prophets, luminaries and important figures in history.

Personal & Spiritual Development

A study of spiritual guidelines, relevant life skills and tools:

  • Studying the guidelines given by scholars in striving to emulate the most exemplary form of character with the Qur’an (Al-Tibyān fī ādāb ḥamalat al-Qurʿān by Imam al-Nawawi)
  • A summary of concepts essential for personal growth presented by a qualified Life Coach and Counsellor
  • Modernity and Islam

Further Qur'an & Hadith Study

A further study of the sciences and practical analysis of Qur’an and Hadith is undertaken, incorporating:

  • linguistic analysis, including a practical application of the Nahw & Sarf concepts learnt
  • translation and basic tafsīr (explanation and commentary) of selected chapters from the Riyād as-Salihīn collection of Hadith
  • essential study of the classical sciences of Qur’an and Hadith

Further Qur'an Study:

Revision and further application of Arabic concepts covered in Year 1 through Arabic texts as well as Qur’anic sections:

  • Additional focus on Qur’an due to Lockdown 2020 interruptions during Year 1 syllabus
  • Arabic Reader

Hadith Study: The Prophets ﷺ Word

A reading of various ahadith from Riyād as-Salihīn with the objective of gaining spiritual insights as well as practically demonstrating concepts evident in the Sciences of Hadith.

'Ulum al-Qur'an: Sciences of Qur'an

Introductory study of the Sciences of Qur’an:

  • Knowledge of those sciences that have a direct bearing on the recitation, history, understanding and implementation of the Qur’an
  • Understanding the Qur’an from a literary perspective and exploring the miraculous nature of its stricture, content and rhetoric
  • An overview of  presenting and teaching in conjunction with ‘Ulum al-Qur’an
  • Divine Speech and Foundations of Usul

'Ulum al-Hadith: Sciences of Hadith

An understanding of the methodology of Hadith as well as its history and development.

Additional Services

We strive to meet the diverse needs of our students with a range of additional support services:

On-site Counselling

Student support is offered in the form of on-site private counselling sessions with qualified counsellors for students who experience difficulties – including those arising from personal circumstances – which adversely affects their personal progress and learning experience.

Workshops & Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are invited periodically to address the class, sharing their knowledge of specific fields and providing unique insights into relevant topics.

Workshops are arranged to complement the learning modules in the existing curriculum, offering a practical component aimed at promoting personal development.

Teambuilding & Social Events

School functions, team building sessions and social events are conducted throughout the year, integrated into the course curriculum, from the Zahraa Alumni Network and in collaboration with other institutions.

These are aimed at providing a space for healthy socialisation as well as to encourage active and engaged citizenship.

Course Fees

Important Course Fee Info:

Course fees contribute towards the financial sustainability of the institution and assist with delivering a high quality learning experience.

  • Total Course Fees: R7800 per student
  • Full year course charged as a yearly fee: The course runs from January to December and students are please required to pay fees according to the payment option chosen. Fees are due irrespective of number of sessions attended that month/quarter.
  • Three payment options are available: Monthly (Jan – Oct), Quarterly or once-off Annual. Quarterly and Annual payments are preferred to ease the administration.
  • Monthly course fee payments: This payment option extends over a period of 10 months i.e. from Jan – Oct and is due by the 20th of each month.
  • Family discount: Applicable to those who have 2 or more family members from the same household attending the course.
  • Early bird discount: Applicable for once-off annual payment of fees. This offer is applicable until 28 February 2021. Students who deregister during the year can request a pro-rata refund on annual payments.
  • Special Circumstances: In anomaly cases, whereby a student is no longer able to attend classes during the year, we request that they please formally notify us via email, so that we may deregister them from the course.

Fees and Payment Options

 Per Student  2 Students from 1 Household
Non-refundable fee includes select course materials R400 R800
Jan – Oct paid over 10 months R780 R1320
1st: Jan – Mar R1950  R3300
2nd: Apr – Jun R1950  R3300
3rd: Jul – Sept R1950  R3300
4th: Oct – Dec R1950  R3300
Once-off Annual:
Early Bird Discount valid until 28 Feb 2021 R7000 R12000

Payment Methods

Fees can be paid as a cash payment directly to our Administrator or as a Bank EFT (preferred method). We request that students kindly refrain from making cash deposits into the bank account.


Banking Details

Account Name: Zahraa Institute NPC

Bank: First National Bank

Account Type: Cheque Account

Account No: 62329602206

Branch Code: 250 655

Reference (Registration Fee):

Name + Surname + LI2021

e.g. Jane Doe LI2021

Please Note: NO NEED to send proof of payment or to follow-up with us regarding your payment – please patiently await our correspondence. If no correspondence is received 1 month AFTER you have made payment, then please notify us via email to query your application.

Reference (Course Fees):

LI + Name + Surname

e.g. LI Jane Doe