Department: Usul al Din

Fakhruddin Owaisi al-Madani

Shaykh Fakhruddin Owaisi al-Madani grew up and began his traditional training in the Islamic sciences in the blessed city of Madina al-Munawwara under many ‘ulema of the Hijaz, including Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad ‘Alawi al-Maliki. He then studied for a Bachelor’s in Islamic Theology at ICOSA (recognized by Al-Azhar University). He obtained a Bachelors with Honors in Religious Studies, and Masters Degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Cape Town. He has ijazāt from numerous renowned scholars from the Hijaz, Morocco, Syria, Senegal and Egypt. He has worked in various mosques of Cape Town as Imam and teacher in the past, and currently lectures in the subjects Tafsīr and Hadīth at the International Peace College of Southern Africa, and teaches various texts in Hadith, Tazkiyah, Usul al-Fiqh and History at the Madina Institute.

Ruwaida Ariefdien

Mualima Ruwayda Ariefdien studied at the FatimaTuz Zahra Institute and completed her degree at Dar Al Arqam. She then went on to receive her Honours in Arabic at the University of the Western Cape. She studied at Madina Institute in 2017. She is currently lecturing at Madina Institute South Africa in the subjects of Arabic, Hanafi fiqh, Tafseer and Hanafi usul fiqh.

Shaykh Mukhtar Ahmed

Shaykh Mukhtar Ahmed, a Hafiz al-Quran, is a graduate (with honours) of the Faculty of Arabic & Shariah at the Islamic University of Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah. He holds a Masters degree in Semitics from Rand Afrikaans University and his special area of research was on the well-renowned scholar Imam Jalaluddin Al-Suyuti. Shaykh Mukhtar spent some time teaching various topics at ICOSA, lectured in Hadith, Arabic and Quranic Literature at the University of the Western Cape at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He also taught Qur’anic studies and Arabic at a local Muslim high school. Shaykh Mukhtar’s commitment to continuous community development and education manifested in a number of community classes including Hifz, Arabic studies, Tajwid, Fiqh and Hadith. He currently teaches Arabic and Tafseer classes at the Madina Institute.

Prof Khadija Moloi

Prof Khadijah Moloi has worked in education institutions for 47 years.She has held various positions that include school principalship; head of department; both at a secondary school and at the University of Johannesburg in the Department: Education Management;  Acting Executive Director at the  University of Johannesburg;  Director School of Education at North West University, Potchefstroom; head of department at the Vaal University of Technology in the Department: Education within the Faculty of Human Sciences. Her areas of specialization include educational leadership and management; learning organisations; change management; strategic planning and management. She is well travelled and well published in academic journals. She has also published and co-published books and book chapters. Prof Moloi is the Dean of the Faculty of Usul al Din at Madina Institute South Africa.