Our charity is
non-political and non-profit making Kenyan registered charity. The charity
began in the early 1980's and became registered on the 10th October 1985.
Our work is governed by our constitution (Trust Deed). Some of our aims and
objectives are as below.
condemn any form of violence against anyone. Islam condemns all forms of
violence or terrorism. All creatures and mankind are one great family of
God. Islam teaches that all humans are one great family of God, regardless
of different religious beliefs, nationality or race. They should love and
protect each other. They should not hate, persecute, torture and kill each
other. All religions teach that human life is sacred. God is Kind and
Merciful and commands that we should also be kind and merciful to His
creatures. Anyone that claims to be a believer and worshiper of God, can not
be a true believer until he shows kindness to his fellow human beings and
His creatures. All seekers of God will surely find Him close to the
suffering hearts of the destitute.
All human beings,
according to Islam, have been created by one and the same God, and for this
reason they belong to one great brotherhood. All being descendants of the
same progenitor, Adam and Eve, they should naturally be each other’s
well-wishers. They must willingly come to one another’s assistance, like
members of the same large family. Islam has, therefore, laid the greatest of
emphasis on the support of destitute and disabled members of society. It is
a sacred duty of the wealthy to give part of their possessions to fulfill
the needs of the deprived sections of the community. Our work is to fulfill
the physical and spiritual needs of this section of the community. May Allah
accept our noble efforts, Ameen.
About our Organisation:
Name and Address:
Majlisul Ma’arifil Islamiyyah,
P..O. Box 104,
Mtwapa, Mombasa. Kenya
Tel: 00254 (0) 733560109 & 00254 (0) 202394285
Objectives of Majlis Al-Ma’arif Al-Islamiyyah:
Social, Welfare &
Mombasa city in Kenya (Coast province), 29 Km on the Mombasa
Highway, RoadNo. B8.
See Aerial View
(25th MuHarram 1406 A.H.)
Started as Madrassatul Tajweed Al-Qur’an at the residence
of the late AL-HAJ ALI MUHAMMAD in Mombasa in 1983. In 1984 the activities
shifted to Kigato in Kwale District south of Mombasa and finally to a waqf
plot for MASJID NAEEM plot No. 9 sect 11 (AMKENI) belonging to Messers.
MUSES MUHAMMAD of Mombasa Ship Chandlers where it now continues to exist.
Acreage allocated to Majlis: 25 Acres.
Sections of the
has three distinct sections under one umbrella - viz:
Ubay Bin Ka'ab: For Qur’an memorization.
Arqam: For Islamic theology training. (A) Reverts to Islam (B) Imaam course.
Ma'ahad Al Ilmiy: For Islamic propagation and guidance (A’alim course).
Conducting Hifdh classes for boys from the ages of 8-14
years. Imparting basic Islamic knowledge to Muslim reverts. Preparing
teachers and imams capable of manning mosques in villages. Preparing the
Huffadh to higher levels of Islamic education in any recognized
university. Practical training in computer, tailoring and Da'awah works in
the surrounding villages. Renovations of dilapidated mosques and
construction of new mosques in villages where need arises. Digging of wells
where water is scarce.
Ubay Bin Ka'aab:
This section is purely involved in memorizing of the Holy
Qur'aan for Muslim boys aged between eight and fourteen years. It is the
first and the foremost section to have been initiated by the late Haji Ali
Muhammad in the Mombasa residence and through this section other section
cropped up at regular intervals. The lessons are conducted in the Masjid
Naeem while the boarding facilities are situated at the upper of the dining
hall. The number of students in this section goes upto the maximum of two
hundred. The enrollment is normally done annually ten days after Ramadhan. The eligible student has to be able to read the first chapter
properly with the TAJWEED requirement in order to qualify for the admission.
Other boarding requirements are followed after this pre-requisite is
fulfilled. The maximum period in this section is three years. Most of the
Taraweh prayers during the month of Ramadhan in the Mombasa town Masaajid
and their environs are led by students who have qualified from this section
and that of Ma’ahad Ilmy.
Al Ma’ahad Al
Those students who complete the memorization of the
Holy Qur’an either from Dar Ubay bin Ka’ab or else where in the country but
confirmed by the head of Dar Ubay Bin Ka’ab section are eligible into this
section. The period of study in this section extends to six years where a
successful student is awarded a secondary level certificate which qualifies
him to join the Kisauni College of Islamic Studies, Thika, South Africa and
Sudan; having completed the Mishkaat level of Studies which confers degrees
to successful students after completing their studies there. The medium of
instruction in this section is purely Arabic. The number of students in this
section ranges from 150-200 subject to their availability as the number of
students qualifying as Huffadh in a year is very minimal. The Ma’ahad
section also learns subjects like English, Geography, Mathematics and
History. Their dormitories are located at the upper layer of classrooms as
is the case of Darul Arqam students. In order to maintain their Hifdh
prowess, the Ma’ahad students are annually tested for Qur’an memorization
which is in the curriculum and then encouraged to lead Taraweh prayers
during the month of Ramadhan at the home mosques.
This section was established by the institution to cater for
the ever increasing number of people accepting Islam day by day. Also
there are those who were born from
Muslim parents but never had the opportunity to learn their religion from
childhood. All these were given short courses which started with three
months and now extended to a year where they are given basic knowledge of
Islam. Those who qualify in this one year and are better
placed to undertake a more intensive subject in Islam are given yet another
year to train as Imam or Muslim teachers who can assist their relatives and
neighbors in their respective areas in understanding Islam. Also the need to
man the Masaajid in the rural areas is quenched by these students who are
both equipped academically, morally and spiritually where the laymen will be
attracted to their religious upkeep and follow their suite, thus building an
environment of Islamic tenet and norm which is an integral part in combating
the corrupt forces of evil in making the present day culture to portray and
make it perceptible to the Ummah.
Alhamdulillah, since its inception, twenty six years ago, the
institution has made strides in development in the academic field. Those
who have memorized the Qur’an are over nine hundred students, and
the list is still in the increase. 53 students have so far completed the
secondary level (thanawiah) in the Ma’ahad section, who have
joined different institutions both in and outside the country. More than
participants have benefitted in the unique Darul Arqam course for new
Muslims, while 994 have completed the Imam course. Innumerable number of
students are leading different mosques in daily prayers and are actively
engaged in Da’awah works.
There are five active wells which satisfy the
water needs for six hundred students in the centre together with twenty
families of the teaching staff. Alhamdulillah the new dinning hall is
ready and already in use. A new diesel generator is needed to be
installed to supply the whole institution with power incase the normal
electricity is interrupted.
Distribution of Islamic literature portraying the deficiency of sects
other than Sunni sect as well as publishing magazines in Arabic, English
1. Fence the
institution premises to secure the students and prevent sneaking.
2. Add a new
quarter of staff houses.
3. Purchase a new
4. Purchase a Waqf
house in Mombasa lot revenue generation.
average monthly expenditure is at the tune of 1,900,000/ Kenyan
Shillings (Appx. £14,300 GBP/US$ 18,300) under the sub heads of wages,
food, repairs, electricity and maintenance, medical, motor vehicle
running expenses and da'wah activities.
Muslims well wishers.
Cash, Material and Food Stuff.
Bank Account Numbers:
three account numbers maintained at two banks
The willing donors and well wishers are advised to channel
their generous donations towards these accounts to alleviate the financial
burden the institution is subsidizing for nearly six hundred poor students
whose annual admission fees is just KSh.7000/=
in the Darul Arqam section, also KShs. 7000/- in the Ubay bin Ka’b section,
and KShs. 9,000/- in the Ma’ahad section.
of students graduating
year 2018/9 from the institution
Darul Arqam: A. Reverts 124, B. Imaams- 83
Dar-Ubay Bin Kaad (Hufaadh) - 48
Al-Ma’ahad Al-Ilmy (Intermediate)-
Computer course – 18
Blind Section - 19
The need of such an institution in our
region cannot be expressed by words. It is the duty of every Muslim to
safeguard and upkeep this blossoming garden of Aakhirah, especially in these
trying periods of today when certain force are out to extinguish the torch
of Islam by targeting Islamic education institution.