Who we are

Islamia’s vision is to produce well balanced, enlightened, empowered, independent-thinking, conscientious human beings, subscribing to Divine guidance and emulating the ideals of prophetic examples who play a constructive role as compassionate, informed individuals in society.

Islamia College was founded in 1984, and was located in Rylands Estate, Cape Town, South Africa as the Habibia Girls College. It was founded under the leadership of the community based board of directors. The College started with 2 grades and 47 students in the storeroom of Habibia Masjid. The institute is now based at Lansdowne Road, Rondebosch East and has grown to a campus with five components.


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Islamia News

Poem: The Value of Women

During these fearful times where stories of women’s safety have increased in a negative way, one of our matric students Ammen De Villiers wrote a poem highlighting the importance of women and the role men play in protecting women and unlearning years of ingrained misogyny amidst the #AmINext movement   The Value of Women:   Women oppressed, Left broken and depressed. Manipulated and deceived, For men they believed. Dealt no mercy or compassion, Handled in Read More

Protests Against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

The safety of women is at a crisis and it is up to the men in our country to change the current state. After the brutal rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, it has sparked outrage and the feeling of unsafety amongst our women. Students from our school took to Imam Haron Road for two mornings during peak traffic and protested to voice their concerns against the femicide and Gender-Based Violence in our Read More

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