Foundational Islamic Studies Program – Pretoria

One Weekend Per Month

This Islamic studies introductory course will help you understand the core sciences of your religion. It will also help you grow closer to Allah, find guidance and clarify for living Islam. This course allows us to better understand our deen and what it means to live as a Muslim. During the course, we will delve into various classical texts including Fiqh, Seerah and Aqidah. This course is held just one weekend a month in Pretoria.

"This course allows us to better understand our deen and what it means to live as a Muslim"

Madina Methodology

Our teaching methodology is extremely unique in its process to teach students the
variety of viewpoints within the bounds of Ahl’ Sunnah. This approach provides students
with an unbiased understanding of many schools of thought.


At Madina, we believe in providing knowledge and information, not indoctrinating a particular point of view. This results in a well-rounded seeker of knowledge.


We believe in bringing the best scholars to the students, without requiring the students to travel the world to seek the knowledge they crave. Each student has the opportunity to interact with, and study under scholars in a variety of fields from all across the world.


We provide students with in-class instruction and one-on-one attention from teachers as required.


The main objective of this program is to ensure that everyone has a strong basic understanding of their faith based on the Quraan and Authentic Sunnah.


Al Qura'n

This encompasses Ulum al-Quran (sciences of the Quran), Tajwid (recitation), and Tafsir (exegesis). These subjects include study of nature, content, preservation, historical timeline, context, occasions of revelation, language, style, sentence structure and more.


This includes the study of the terminologies and methodologies to understand and evaluate the Hadith literature that encompass the records of purported actions, statements, and descriptions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). It includes Seerah (Prophetic Biography) – the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), providing insight into the mannerisms, ethics, and teachings from the prophetic life, as well as Tarikh (Islamic History), which covers the early formative period of Islam focusing on the four rightly guided caliphs and modern developments.


This entails a study of Aqidah (Theology) – the Islamic beliefs regarding the Divine Oneness and attributes of Allah (Tawheed), the Prophets, and the unseen; and Tazkiya (Purification of the Heart) – the practical aspects of spirituality bound by the Quran and authentic Sunnah.


This is the study of Islamic law as it pertains to the life of a Muslim. From the integrals of prayer to the proper conduct of a financial transaction, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) provides insight into living according to the commands of Allah. We also cover Usul Al Fiqh (Legal Theory), which includes the principles upon which Islamic jurisprudence is derived; and explores the origins, proofs, and modes of deriving rulings.

What you will learn

  • Foundational knowledge of the principles of Islam, in practice and theory. 
  • The tools needed to navigate the daily demands of faith in practice. 


The program’ is held once a month at Madina Institute  Pretoria at the Abu Bakr Siddique masjid. 

The exact dates will be provided after you have applied.

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for anyone who have busy lives and cannot afford to commit to taking time off to study their faith.  

This program is suitable people aged 16+

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