Friday, 4 November 2011

Makkah By Night

Let's keep all our Hujjaaj in mind over these holy days during which they are in the process of completing their Hajj. Let our duas be with them while they on Arafaat and let's sincerely hope they won't forget us in their duas.  We further ask Allah AlMighty to grant them all a Hajj Maqbul and Majrur and a safe return to their families.  Let's furthermore use this opportunity to strive together towards unifying the Ummah tul Islam.

Here are some beautiful photos of Makkah at night which I've received via email. 

Eid Mubarak!


Friday, 30 September 2011

New Class

Alhamdu-lilaah we have had a great response in terms of interest for the New Arabic Class:  Understand Al-Quran Book One.

Here are some of the students during one of the sessions:

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

View Pages on FACEBOOK

To visit the At-Tayyibah Page on FaceBook, follow the link below:
Remember you don't have to be a registered FaceBook user to view this page.

If you are not a FaceBook follower, share this with your children and friends.  In this way they may become interested in pursuing Arabic Studies.

Idrees Kamish

Why Learn Arabic?

Arabic is spoken by more than 300 million people living in twenty three Arab nations, occupying a vast expanse of land from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east, and from the borders of Turkey in the north to Sudan and the Sahara in the south. Each Arab nation has a different form of colloquial Arabic, however, Modern Standard Arabic remains the formal Arabic which is written and spoken in all nations of the contemporary Arab world. Due to this rather wide span of Arabic usage around the world, the United Nations adopted Arabic as one of its six official languages in 1974.
Arabic is also the language of Islam and it is widely understood by over one billion Muslims from Morocco to Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia and from Turkey to Yemen, and all the Arabs and Muslims emigrated to western countries.

Arabic is a very rewarding language to learn and understand for professional reasons, academic scholarship, and in order to enjoy a rich cultural exchange with a large population of the world. The following are some rather obvious advantages for learning Arabic.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011


REGISTRATION has closed for 2016.  Only students who've done some Arabic studies will be considered after March.  Students are welcome to register for 2017.

To receive the new registration form for 2017, please email the word: register and your full name and contact details to
You'll receive a form which you can complete in MSWord and email back to me. 
Or you can download the Registration Form BELOW and FAX it to me at: 0865713530

Alternatively Registration forms can be collected from the Islamic Library or the Gift Shop at the Gatesville Mosque (see pictures below). Late registrations may be done at the Gateville Mosque.  The time and date will be confirmed soon.  The info. regarding the room to be used, will be available on the notice boards at the mosque.

Registration Fee is R150/ R100 (children) -  (irrespective of the amount of courses).

Shukran (Thank you) for your interest.
Idrees Kamish

Friday, 22 July 2011

Books & CDs

The Understand the Noble Quran course we currently teach is available in book form as well as on CDs (MP3 format).  Viewers may obtain these books & CDs from the author Muhammad Idrees Kamish or from the Radio 786 radio station.  These books are also obtainable from some local Islamic Bookshops.

In future some of these lessons will be published for the benefit of visitors, In-sha-Allah.

About Us:

The Madrasah At-Tayyibah School of Arabic is located in Welcome Estate, Cape Town.  Our classes are currently held at the Gatesville Mosque (Masjidul Quds).  Classes used to be  held on Saturday mornings for many years, however currently the classes are held on Sunday mornings.

All classes are currently conducted by the principal, Muhammad Idrees Kamish.  Idrees Kamish is a qualified educator who holds a Teachers Degree and has several degrees, incuding  a Masters Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies.  Idrees who is currently also the principal of the Walmer Estate Primary School in Cape Town, has more than 20 years experience teaching Arabic and Quran Studies.

To encourage the youth to pursue Arabic and Quran Studies, the At-Tayyibah - School of Arabic has also started a FaceBook page.  Please visit this page an encourage family and friends to do likewise.  By simply clicking LIKE on the page, all your FaceBook friends and family members will instantly gain access to this page.  Via the FaceBook page this blog can also be accessed. You'll be able to see more pictures of the Gatesville mosque and of the students in the classes when you visit the FaceBook page.

To visit this page, simply click on the word: At-Tayyibah - School of Arabic

For those who are not familiar with the area in which Masjidul Quds is situated, follow the link below for a GOOGLE MAP: