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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Inspiring Role Models in 2019

Our website competition required our high school learners to write about Inspirational Role Models in 2019. Deconstructing the question as to whether we have any in today’s society, Imaan Sayed in grade 11 won from the Girls High School. Below is her winning essay: What is an inspiring role model in 2019? The impulsive answer comes naturally- the incredible right-wing men and women who exemplify the principles of our 21st century society, from 16 year Read More

Competition Winner: Primary School

For our website competition, we picked two winners from the primary school, one from the Foundation Phase and one from the Intermediate phase. Learners from the Foundation Phase had to write a poem about why they enjoy school and learners from the Intermediate Phase wrote about why they are proud to be a part of Islamia College. Well done to our winners, Liyana Dada in grade 2 and Shahied Manie in grade 4 who won Read More

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