Allie Khalfe – Biography

Shaykh Allie Khalfe spent a decade learning various traditional texts from Shaykh Seraj & Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks who are the current Shaykhs of the Azawia Institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town. He is the first of their students to have received a full Ijaza or license  to transmit various branches of knowledge including Fiqh, Theology and Tasawwuf […]

The IslamicText Institute – opening of the new premises. 

Study traditional texts under qualified scholars. email islamictext@gmail.com to enquire or register for a course. Fiqh: A specialized course covering aspects of worship including prayer (salāh), charity (zakāh), fasting (siyām) and pilgrimage (hajj).Learners will receive a certificate (ijāzah) permitting one to further teach the content covered in the course. Tasawwuf: A specialized course covering aspects […]

Abu Yazid Al-Bistami and the Dog

A story of humility and wisdom One day, when the great saint and gnostic Abu Yazid Al-Bistami was walking through a street, suddenly a dog appeared, approaching him slowly. Being cautious and not wanting his clothes to be in contact with the dog, Abu Yazid pulled up his clothes. Unexpectedly, the dog was communicating to […]

Portfolio and Courses

The IslamicText Institute Portfolio Background The institution was started in 2006 by Muhammad Allie Khalfe and is a product and inspiration of the ‘Al-Zawia’ institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town. IslamicText is modeled on the Islamictext Society in Cambridge, United Kingdom, where its founder Prof. Shaykh Abdul-Hakim Murad, one of the world’s most influential Muslim […]