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

Imam al-Ghazali

  Abū Ḥāmed Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ghazālī (1058–19 December 1111[1]) (Persian/Arabic:ابو حامد محمد ابن محمد غزالی), often Algazel in English, was an Islamic theologian, jurist, philosopher, cosmologist, psychologist and Sufi mystic of Persian origin,[2][3] an See more details

The Zawiyah Institute complex

The Zawiyah Institute complex which lies on the lower reaches of Table Mountain in Cape Town, on the border between the suburbs of Walmer Estate and Zonnebloem (the old District Six) See more details

Taraweegh salaah during Ramadaan 2012

Taraweegh salaah during Ramadaan 2012 See more details

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Shaykh Haazim Abu Ghazalah of the Shadhil Tariqah in Jordan conducting lecture in the Azzawia.


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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.