Surah Fatiha: A Fellowship of Faith

Surah Fatiha: A Fellowship of Faith is a 200 page commentary on the opening chapter of the Qlorious Quran. It focusses in the linguistic, stylistic and spiritual dimensions of the surah. Biography of the author  Shaykh Allie Khalfe is the director and founder of the IslamicText Institute in Cape Town. He is currently a lecturer […]

Time – using it wisely.

The clock below indicates what a Muslims time or life should revolve around. Haqq – Truth;  Tawhid – Oneness;  ‘Ilm – Knowledge;  ‘Irfan – Beyond surface level knowledge;  ‘Aql – the intellect;  Hikmat – wisdom;  Insan –humanity;  ‘Amal – deeds;  ‘Adl –justice;  Akhlaq – character;  ‘Imran –building;  Islam – Peace  Imam al-Shafi’i said: “Time is like a sword: if you don’t cut it, it will cut you.”  Imam al-Ghazali said: “If you leave yourself […]

Mostafa Atef’s visit to the IslamicText Institute

World renowned Nashid Artist, Mostafa Atef, blessed Cape Town with his gracious presence in December 2017. Together we read extracts from Imam al-Ghazali’s Beginning of Guidance as well as the classic Tawir al-Qulub of the Naqshabandi master, Shaykh Amin Kurdi, may Allah be pleased with them.  Mostafa blessed the IslamicText Institute twice sharing his love […]

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 […]