Madina Institute hosts a semi virtual Usul al Din Class of 2020 Graduation

Press Release
Saturday, 27th of February 2021
Cape Town, South Africa

At 5 pm Friday the 26th of February 2021 many nationally and internationally streamed the Institutes first semi-virtual graduation hosted with Park Media and Perfect Moments.

Known to usually host an elaborate procession from the Cape Town City Chambers, following Covid 19 the Institute opted for an intimate graduation in the company of the Trustees, Lecturers and the Usul al Din Class of 2020. All family and guests were invited to stream the two-hour event that featured a link up to the procession with the founder Shaykh Dr Muhammad al Ninowy and the Dean, Professor Khadijah Moloi. The master of ceremonies was shared with Faizel Edroos Royker and Shaykh Zaid Fataar al Azhari. In attendance were the MJC Deputy President Shaykh Riad Fataar and Shaykh Muhammad Caloo.

Covid 19 protocols were visible throughout the event from all being masked, social distancing to sanitising between certificates.

An honorary address was made on the late Shaykh Seraj Hendricks a founder of Madina Institute SA by Dr Zeenat Gaibee who also presented in absentia the Abd Rasheed Brown award to Phewa Lwazi.

The Top 8 subjects presented by Shaykh Riad Fataar, Deputy President of the MJC and Sorayah Martin, Administrative Manager were presented to:


Amirah Ahmed for Arabic, Fiqh;

Ammaar Solomon for Aqidah

Muhammad Ilyaas Amien taking:

  • Ulum al Quran
  • Usul al Fiqh
  • Aqidah
  • Hadith
  • Seerah
  • Tazkiyah

Shaykh Muhammad Caloo assisted by Trustee, Dr Zeenat Gaibee presented the top 3 of the class awards to:


  • 3RD Azraa Abdoola
  • 2ND Amirah Ahmed
  • 1ST Muhammad Ilyaas Amien

Hafith Mahmood Khatib Trustee of the Institute paid tribute to the strong community relations and commitment to pursue the best avenues in carrying forward the Usul al Din 1 year and 3 year BA degree programs this 2021. Sister Saleemah Jaffer, Coordinator of the Institute, acknowledged the difficulty that 2020 presented with Covid 19 and thanked both the students and staff for their endurance and perseverance.


The valedictorian speech was presented by the top of the class, Muhammad Ilyaas Amien who expressed the importance of being a student of Din and the commitment required.


Graduates in attendance expressed their happiness of this auspicious event and the new ways of doing things.


The entire faculty participated and the event was closed with a closing dua by Shaykh Mukhtar Ahmed and a beautiful Salawat in closing lead by Shaykh Fakrudien Owaisi al Madini along with Lecturers and Students.


There was no banquet to follow but gifts presented as a take away dinner by on leaving.

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