Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


11 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our 1 Year Intensive Usul Al Din Program at the University of Johannesburg. This unique program seamlessly blends the essentials of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language Studies, providing you with an accelerated track to delve deeper into the Deen in a fast-paced and efficient manner.

Picture yourself immersed in a well-rounded curriculum, covering Fiqh, Arabic, Islamic History, Quran, Hadith, Seerah, Legal Theory, and more. This immersive experience is designed to equip you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, laying the groundwork for a profound understanding of your faith. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to receive a prestigious completion certificate and a traditional Ijaaza from the esteemed Shaykh Muhammad Al Ninowy.


At the heart of our program lie fundamental objectives – to empower you to study your Deen academically, traditionally, and practically. Develop a solid grasp of classical Arabic, understand the foundations of the Islamic faith, and acquire the tools to access traditional texts and insights from scholars worldwide. Beyond academics, we provide platforms for community engagement, shaping you into a well-rounded individual ready to contribute positively to society.

The program’s duration is approximately 11 months, divided into 2 semesters. Classes run from mid-January to November, with mid-semester breaks. Classes start at 7.30 Monday to Friday. Classes end at 3.30 Monday – Thursday, and at Jumuah (12 noon) on Fridays. Students are expected to attend some Saturday classes as well.


Admission Requirements

This program is designed for anyone interested in studying Islamic Studies and Arabic with the ability to dedicate one year to studying on-site.

Applicants should hold a National Senior Certificate (Matric Pass/ High School Diploma). English proficiency is a essential as all classes are taught in English. The ability to read Arabic (Qur’an) is advantageous. No previous Islamic Studies background is required. Dedication to studies and time management are essential to success.  Foreign students are welcome to apply.


  • Al Quran
  • Imaniyat
  • Hadith
  • Fiqh
  • Arabic

Tuition Fees for the year are ZAR 36,000 (or ZAR 3,000 per month)

Future Career Outcomes

The success stories of our alumni are not just about acquiring knowledge; they reflect a profound transformation. They have become Islamic scholars, not just well-versed in the theoretical aspects of their faith but living embodiments of its principles. As community leaders, educators, and advocates for positive change, they carry the torch of Islamic wisdom into diverse spheres of society.

Visa Requirements:

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