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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.


Our Statement:

We strongly 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


Aims and Objectives of Majlis Al-Ma’arif Al-Islamiyyah:

Social, Welfare & Educational Institution



North of Mombasa city in Kenya (Coast province), 29 Km on the Mombasa to Malindi Highway, Road No. B8. See Aerial View


Date of Inception:

10th October,1985 (25th MuHarram 1406 A.H.)


Stages of Progression:

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 institution:

The institution has three distinct sections under one umbrella - viz:


1.Dar Ubay Bin Ka'ab: For Qur’an memorization.


2.Darul Arqam: For Islamic theology training. (A) Reverts to Islam (B) Imaam course.


3.Al Ma'ahad Al Ilmiy: For Islamic propagation and guidance (A’alim course).


Institution Activities:

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.


Dar 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 Maahad Al Ilmiy (Aalim):

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.


Darul Arqam (Reverts):

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 4000 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 four 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 and Kiswahili.


Future Plans:


1. Fence the institution premises to secure the students and prevent sneaking.


2. Add a new quarter of staff houses.


3. Purchase a new van.


4. Purchase a Waqf house in Mombasa lot revenue generation.


Monthly Expenditure:

Our 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.


Source Of Funding:

Muslims well wishers.


Form Of Subscription:

Cash, Material and Food Stuff.


Our Bank Account Numbers:

We have three account numbers maintained at two banks in Mombasa.


Habib Bank AG Zurich A/C. No. 0000337168 and


KCB, Mvita Branch, Mombasa. A/C No. 1177674890 Majlisul Ma'arifil Islamiyyah.

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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.

The number of students graduating in the year 2018/9 from the institution was as follows:


Darul Arqam: A. Reverts 124, B. Imaams - 83


Dar-Ubay Bin Kaad (Hufaadh) - 48


Al-Ma’ahad Al-Ilmy (Intermediate) - 6


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.

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