The Course at a Glance


Taronga Road Mosque (upstairs female section)
Rondebosch East


Days & Times

Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 12:55pm
Friday: 8:15am – 10:30am


2020 Terms

Term 1: 15 January – 20 March
Term 2: 31 Mar – 12 June
Term 3: 07 July – 18 September
Term 4: 29 September – 04 December


Nahw: An introductory study of core Arabic grammar concepts
Sarf: An introductory study of the morphology of the verb
Readers : Two basic Arabic readers
Qur’an: Full Qur’an coverage with selected commentary and explanation
Basic Fiqh: Essentials of Purification and Salah
Personal and Spiritual Development: Daily advice on living Islam


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

The course is based on a tried and tested methodology that has seen over 2000 students participate (full-time and part-time) with the ability to understand large portions of the Quran. These students have been from diverse backgrounds and ages – ranging from teens to grandparents.

Nahw 1: Introductory Study of Core Arabic Grammar Concepts

Creating Arabic Proficiency / Navigating the Basics in Arabic through:

  • Arabic Reader
  • Word Analysis
  • Building Pertinent Vocabulary

Nahw 2: Foundations in Arabic Grammar

Word analysis,  Sentences, Most common Arabic fragments:

  • Identifying nouns
  • Understanding the root-letter concept
  • Nominal and Verbal sentences
  • Compound phrases
  • Pronouns and Demonstratives

Nahw 3: Secondary Concepts in Arabic Grammar

Sarf 1: Foundations of morphology

Six foundational Verb Scales & Root Letter Analysis:

  • Basic tri-lateral verb study  
  • Verb pre-fixes

Sarf 2: Intermediate morphology

Introduction to advanced verb scales (al-mazīd fīhi)

  • Tri-lateral verb with additional letters (9 scales)

Sarf 3: Study of the Weak Lettered Verb

Quran Study

A study of the entire Quran is undertaken, incorporating:

  • linguistic analysis, including a practical application of the nahw & sarf concepts learnt
  • translation and basic tafsīr (explanation and commentary) of chapters with a more detailed tafsir of selected chapters
  • contextualisation of the key messages and profound insights from the noble book


  • Qasas an-Nabiyin by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
  • Qitaf by Moulana Taha Karaan

Grammar and Morphology readers aimed at:

  • improving fluency
  • building vocabulary
  • establishing Arabic sentence patterns

Fiqh 1

An overview of the essentials of purification and salah. including the integrals, supplications and the  practical application


To assist students with the understanding of new concepts, answer individual questions or address areas of concern:

  • in-class tutors are available during sessions;
  • weekly group tutoring sessions are conducted during class hours;
  • private tuition can be booked at a nominal cost

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

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

Fees can be paid as a cash payment to the Administrator or as a Bank EFT (preferred method):

Bank: First National

Account Type: Cheque Account

Account No: 62329602206

Branch Code: 250 655

Reference (Registration Payments): 

Name + Surname + 2020

Important: 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 email us to query your application.

Reference (Monthly Course Payments): 

QF + Month + Name + Surname

eg. QF JAN Name Surname

Single Person
(per person)
Two from a Household
(for both)
Quarterly Payments:
1st: Jan – Mar R1800 R3000
2nd: Apr – Jun R1800 R3000
3rd: Jul – Sept R1800 R3000
4th: Oct – Dec R1800 R3000
Once-off Annual Payment (Discounted) R6500 R11000
Jan-Oct R720 R1200
Once-off Non-Refundable Registration Fee R350 R700
  • Three payment options are available: Monthly, Quarterly or Annually (Quarterly and Annual payments are preferred to ease the administration).
  • Family discounts: 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 the end of February 2020. Students who deregister during the year can request a pro-rata refund on annual payments.
  • Course is charged as a yearly fee: i.e. 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.
  • 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.