Madrasatus-Sawlehaat, Asherville, Durban
was established wth the Benevolence and Grace of Allah Ta'ala. The
Madrasah is nestled in the little suburb of Asherville in Durban. Allah
Ta'ala. The Truth, The Perfectly Wise, The All Powerful, chose a
church to be converted into an Institution where "Tauheed" (His
oneness) is expounded, His beautiful and Perfect deen, taught and
explained, and His Zikr (rememberance) established. All Praise is
due to Allah Ta'ala who vanquishes falsehod with truth.
In 1982, realising the need for girls to have a formal course whereby
they are taught the teachings of Islam, and where they may be moulded
into ideal Muslimahs, teachers and flagbearers of Islam, Hazrat Maulana
Yunus Patel Saheb decided to establish the Madrasah. It was the first
girls Madrasah to be founded in South Africa where the necessary level
of secular together with the maximum amount of Islamic studies was
given to girls from standard 5 to matric level on a fulltime basis,
almost free, Alhamdulillah.
Our aim and objective was and is to draw more of our young girls
to an environment of Deen, with the focus and application being Deen.
We wished to offer the best kind of Islamic environment, providing
them with sufficient knowledge to see them through their lives, as
well as offering a protection from the various negative and undesirable
elements and evils which have become even more common to most of our
schools, colleges and other tertiary institutions.
Alhamdulillah, more tha 20 years have passed, and hundreds of students
have completed their respective courses here and these students,
have taken their knowledge to various parts of South Africa and beyond
its borders, abroad, benefitting so many more from the Ummah of Rasulullah
(sallallahu alayhi wasallam).