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

Student to Head to Ghana with Operation Smile

One of our grade 10 learners, Farah Logday, will be heading to Ghana in November on a mission with Operation Smile. She is 1 of 2 South Africans who will be joining Operation Smile’s non-medical student volunteer team. In Ghana, they will be in the Koforidua Region where they will meet the children going into surgery and observe the proceedings. Operation Smile’s mission is to provide free corrective surgery and medical assessments to cleft pallet Read More

11 Students Graduate from Islamia Hifth Academy

Term 3 ended off on a high note as 11 of our students graduated from the Hifth Academy. With some of them having started in Primary School and all finishing off in high school, they’re preparing themselves for their future in tertiary education. Many of them said they would like to do teaching, accounting, engineering, law, medicine or take a gap year to consolidate their hifth. With the Quraan by their side, they will excel Read More

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