Are you ready to meet the better version of yourself?

Fatimah institue south africa

Do you ever feel like you are just a “Muslim going through the motions’ and yearn to gain more knowledge about your religion that is relevant and addresses contemporary issues?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Welcome to Sayyidah Fatimah Institute. 

The study of the Noble Quran is a journey of self development, a purification of the heart, a guide throughout this life and beyond, as well as a companion for our souls. It reveals its secrets to the one who persists in seeking it, like a diamond increases in brilliance whenever it is shined. It is a gift and an opportunity that should be afforded to each and every Muslim.
Fatimah Institute aims to facilitate this journey by stimulating a lifelong commitment to learning, sharing and implementing beneficial knowledge, promoting social conciousness and engaged citizenship.

‎ياَ اَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَآئتْكُمْ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَ شِفَاءٌ لِّماَ فِيْ الصُّدُوْرِ وَ هٌدَىً وَّ رَحْمَةٌ لِلمؤْمِنِيْن
“Oh Mankind,indeed there has come to you admonition from your Lord and a cure for what is in your hearts and a guidance and mercy for the believers” – Surah Yunus


Fatimah Institute is named after Sayyidah Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) She was the youngest and dearest daughter of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ , and an embodiment of her fathers noble character which was the noble Quran. He ﷺ  was a living example of every noble trait and quality conveyed in the Quran. We endeavor to connect every woman to the guidance of Quran. A guide for every seeking soul.

We believe that every tool for personal development exists in the Quran and Sunnah, we are dedicated to empowering and educating females of all ages and backgrounds, seeing them flourish and strive in this worldly life and Allah willing in the next. Fatimah Institute aims to provide a warm, loving and motivating environment in which we navigate the Quranic text in the language of its revelation and offering basic explanation and extracting life lessons so we may journey our paths gaining closeness and earning the pleasure of Ar Rahman, The All Merciful


The one-year “Quran-focus programme aims to introduce the student to majestic words of Allah. Between its two covers, lie a world of inspiration, guidance and practical tools required to enhance and develop our minds and hearts.

The course is based on a tried and tested methodology that has seen over 2000 students participate (full-time and part-time) with their ability to understand large portions of the Quran. These students are from diverse backgrounds and ages ranging from teens to grandparents.
The course has been established and taught in Cape Town at Darun Naim and Zahraa Institute. Fatimah Institute is the first to offer a course of this type in Johannesburg. Alhamdulillah.


Saturday 14 December

Second Annual Graduation


For those seeking to learn the Arabic language , I would highly recommend this course.

The manuals provide user friendly lessons and the workbooks have practical applications of the rules learnt. The step by step formation of verbs and sentences are well laid out in PowerPoint presentations.

Yasmin Mosam

What started off as a group of strangers pursuing the most amazing opportunity at their doorstep turned into the most amazing sisterhood of the most diverse group of ladies each of which on their own journey but all with the common goal of understanding the Quran and its intimate secrets and mysteries.

Irfana Arbee

I have experienced the attitude of the students and educators to be compassionate and accepting and not judgmental of each other. There is an understanding that we are all on our own quest so respect for each other is paramount.

Nadia Hassan


Overall, a beautiful, productive year spent building a foundation on which to base the rest of my life; living in the knowledge that Quran is the manual and mine is the labour of love – Shanaaz Adam