Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks

  Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks, founder of the Azzawia in 1920, stands with his two sons Shaykh Mahdie (left) and Shaykh Ibrahim shortly after their return from studying in Makkah circa 1936. A third son, Sh Ahmad, passed away in Makkah.   See more details

Habib 'Umar ibn Hafidth

Habib 'Umar ibn Hafidth (centre) from Tarim, Hadramaut, examines an old kitab in the Azzawia library. Looking on is Sh Ahmad See more details

Sayyid Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki

Sayyid Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani, the Grand Shaikh of the current Shuyukh Seraj and Ahmad Hendricks, first visited the Azzawia in 1997.   See more details

Taraweegh salaah during Ramadaan 2012

Taraweegh salaah during Ramadaan 2012 See more details

Naqshbandi Tariqah

Sh Naazim 'Adil al-Haqqani of the Naqshbandi Tariqah together with Sh Hisham Kabbani (right) and Sh Seraj. Reciting Qasidah Burdah (extreme left) Imam Farid Manie.   See more details

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The Zawiyah Institute is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, in Walmer Estate Cape Town. This institute of traditional higher Islamic learning was founded in 1920 by al-marhoom, Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks. The history of the Zawiyah is steeped in the rich tradition of traditional Islamic scholarship, as practiced and taught by the great scholars of the Hijaz.