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 […]

Abu Hanifah (may Allah be well pleased with him)

On him being from amongst the tabi’in The majority of hadith-scholars agree that a man becomes a Tabi‘i by merely having met a Sahabi and having seen him, and it is not a condition that he accompanies him for a period of time and narrates from him. [Al-Suyuti] said in Tadrib al-Rawi on the definition […]