DAR AZ-ZAHRA

Dar Az-Zahra

As Tareem is widely acknowledged as the theological, juridical, and academic centre of the Valley of Hadramaut, students from countries all over the world have come to learn from the blessed land. Tareem is also home to a few honourable educational institutes, well known for its study of traditional Islamic Sciences. Namely Rubat Tareem, Dar Al-Mustafa and Dar Az-Zahra. While Rubat Tareem and Dar Al-Mustafa are institutions grooming men, women are nurtured in the blessed Dar Az-Zahra.

Dar Az-Zahra is located in the heart of Tareem, and is considered to be one of the most esteemed institutions of knowledge. Specialized for women for the studies of traditional Islamic sciences, it is integrated with acts of worship, and specialized da’wah training by its scholars who trace their knowledge and lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

Dar Az-Zahra was established in the Islamic year 1997/1418h by Habib Umar bin Hafidz, also founder of Dar Al-Mustafa, situated few metres away from Dar Az-Zahra. Since then, work continued to construct a fully accommodated building, which was completed and opened in 2001/1422h.

 

The Aims of Dar Az-Zahra

1-To study the Islamic sciences under the direction of scholars who trace their knowledge and lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

2-To help purify the heart and soul, and to refine one’s character by adorning the practice and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him through spiritual wayfaring

3-To provide appropriate da’wah tools using the methodology of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him, entailing qualities of mercy and compassion

 

Accomplishing the Goals

Dar Az-Zahra assists in the accomplishments of its goals, by providing:

1-An Islamic setting and environment, in which time and structured to accommodate the fulfilment of Dar Az-Zahra goals

2-Hours are distributed between acts of worship, attending classes and lectures, Quranic circles, awrad, independent research at its library, and da’wah missions to nearby villages and towns

Dowra

The institutes of Dar al-Mustafa and Dar al-Zahra, are firmly grounded on the following principles – all of which focus on a sustained improvement of the human condition. This improvement is not only directed at the individual but also at the collective body; the prophetic community.

  • Seeking sacred knowledge (`ilm)
  • Spiritual wayfaring (suluk)
  • Calling to Allah (da`wah)

Dar al-Mustafa has run a Dowra or summer course every year since 1415 (1995). Since only a few people will be able to study long term in Dar al-Mustafa or Dar al-Zahra, the Dowra was set up to give more people the opportunity to receive a portion of the Prophetic methodology upon which the Dar was established. Students will have the opportunity to take knowledge from teachers are the direct descendants of the Messenger of Allah and have the strongest chains of connection to him. They are ready to impart this knowledge to anyone ready to receive it and then take it back to illuminate their communities.

 

Why 40 Days?

The Dowra takes place over 40 days during the summer. This time period has special properties, which are mentioned both in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. In addition, if someone is consistent in doing something for this period, it is likely to become a firm habit; and we pray you can continue to implement what you habituate during your Dowra experience.


Goals of the Dowra

  • To increase in knowledge of Allah and certitude
  • To purify the lower self and attain noble character traits
  • To honour the covenant with Allah and to seek to benefit His slaves

 
What Makes a Successful Dowra?

The Dowra is a spiritual journey. Students will be immersed in a totally different world at all levels. To gain the utmost benefit, students need to be psychologically prepared to let go of most of your habits and routines and be open to new experiences. Physical and psychological discomforts are necessary concomitants of the spiritual journey; therefore, being flexible, open to new ideas and routines and easygoing will immensely enhance your experience in Tareem.

 

Teachers

 Dowra students will be graced with the opportunity to sit in circles of knowledge with some of the greatest scholars of our time. These are some of the core teachers who have taught on previous Dowras. Their participation each year is subject to confirmation:

  • Habib ‘Umar bin Hafidz
  • Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf
  • Habib Ali bin Abu Bakr
  • Shaykh ‘Umar Husayn al-Khatib

 

Subjects

The Dowra curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad cross-section of knowledge streams in order that they may benefit from multiple sources. In accordance with the principles of ‘ilm, suluk and da’wah, students will study the following either in English or via Arabic-English translation:

  • Fiqh (Hanafi / Syafi’e / Maliki)
  • Da’wah methodology
  • Spiritual wayfaring
  • Prophetic etiquette
  • Contemporary issues
  • Prophetic biography

 

Activities

Activities that have been organised in previous years include, but are not limited to:

  • Visitations to Scholars.  One of the founding principles of Islam is love and attachment to the pious. This program will include a rare opportunity to see and meet some of the hidden jewels of Tareem
  • Visiting Sacred Sites & Mosques. Pray in the same spot where great Imams have prayed in Masjid Ba’Alawi, a mosque that is over 900 years old. Also see the tallest mud minaret in the world at Masjid Mihdar
  • Visit the Prophet Hud peace be upon him

There are also plenty of opportunities for fostering brotherhood/sisterhood in gatherings with light refreshments, nasyids, and informal discussions within the Dowra house.

 

Dowra Timetable during Ramadhan

0330 Awrad
0400 Fajr & Awrad
0500 Habib Umar’s Fajr Lesson
0600 Dhuha & Sleep
1200 Dzuhr & Awrad
1245 Al-Qur’an
1330 Fiqh
1415 Group Activities Spiritual Development
1530 Asar & Rawha
1700 Post Rawha Discussion/Selawat Recitation
1730 Asr Awrad
1800 Preparation of Iftar & Dinner
1830 Iftar, Maghrib & Solat Tasbih
1915 Dinner & Rest
2045 Isya’ & Terawih
2245 Rest
2330 Habib’s Lessons
0100 Nap/Rest
0230 Sahur
0300 Tahajjud

 

Dowra Timetable outside Ramadhan

0330 Awrad
0400 Fajr
0500 Habib Umar’s Fajr Lesson
0600 Dhuha
0700 Breakfast
0730 Lessons
1200 Dzuhr & Awrad
1245 Al-Qur’an
1330 Lunch
1415 Rest
1530 Asar & Rawha
1700 Post Rawha Discussion/Selawat Recitation
1730 Asr Awrad
1800 Rest
1830 Maghrib & Awrad
1945 Isya’
2015 Dinner
2045 Habib Umar’s Night Lesson
2230 Lights Out
0300 Tahajjud

 

Course Fees

  • Dowra fees to be paid on arrival 10000 Yemeni Riyals
  • Visa fee is expected to be approximately 25500 YR

 

Visa Process

The process in obtaining a visa may differ slightly depending on your situation. However, all applicants will be required to pay the relevant fee of 25500 YR per person. Students must also send a colour scan of the photo page of their passport for obtaining visas.

Dar Al-Mustafa will process visas for Dowra students; a copy of visas will be sent to students and original visas will be handed over in advance to the Yemeni authorities at airport or the border (Seiyun aiport).

  • Visa fee for arrivals by air, via Saudi-Yemeni border port or via Oman-Yemen port to Yemen to be paid in advance 25500 YR Visa fee to be transferred via Western Union, or to be paid in cash by a relative or friend in Yemen.
  • Visa fee for arrivals via Oman-Yemen port to Yemen will need to be bought at the border with Oman at a cost of approximately USD100. Students will also have to pay for a visa to Oman upon entry at a cost of approximately USD50.

Note that as soon as your visa expires you will be charged a fee of 300 YR/USD$0.60 per day for every day you overstay your visa. Most nationalities are only given a one-month visa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival in Yemen

 

Arrival in Yemen for the Dowra as of 2017 to be possible via three ports of entry:

 

1-Amman-Seiyun airport every Thursday flight

2-Oman-Yemen border port of entry

 

 

Travelling

 

1-Students are advised to travel with mahram or a group of ladies.

2-Travel arrangements are made with liaison from Dar Al-Mustafa and Rubat Singapura.

3- Students may only leave the school upon permission from Dar Az-Zahra.

Full Time Study

 

Dar Az-Zahra provides traditional Islamic learning where students study the Islamic sciences under the direction of scholars who trace their knowledge and lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Students are nurtured ways to purify the heart and soul, and to refine one’s character by adorning the practice and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him through spiritual wayfaring. Students learn appropriate da’wah tools using the methodology of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, entailing qualities of mercy and compassion.

 

An unbroken chain of transmission tracing back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, moderation & balance, in addition to benevolence in dealing with people coupled with addressing them with clear proofs.

 

 

Curriculum

 

The curriculum is divided into four divisors:

 

1-A study of lessons at three different levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

2-The study of tajwid, tafsir, Quran memorization and other fundamental sciences

3-The study of Arabic language for non-Arabic speakers

4-A specifically designed program for short term study

 

 

Teachers

 

Students will be graced with the opportunity to be under the direction of scholars who trace their knowledge and lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. From the respected wives and daughters of our renowned scholars to graduates from our school. Our teachers have their chain of transmission in learning and teaching unbroken, connecting from teacher to teacher to the tabi’in to the sahabat to the families of Prophet, and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him himself. Teachers consist of residents of Tareem, also residents of other international countries.

 

 

Classes, Subjects & Books

 

Arabic Language (0.5 years) – Also known as Asasi 0 (Class opens only if there is a fair number of students to make a class, otherwise, all students will go straight to Asasi 1)

 

  • 5 years
  • 1 semester

 

 

Level Study (5.5/6 years: 6 mths/sem)

 

1-Asasi (Preschool)

 

  • 1/1.5 year
  • 2/3 semesters

 

1.1-Asasi 1

 

  • Quran: Qa’idah Nuruniyyah & Juz 30
  • Nahu: Nahu 1 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Ta’bir: Ta’bir 1 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Qiro’ah: Qiro’ah 1 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Imla’
  • Fiqh & Adab: Dzakiroh Musharrofah (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)

 

1.2-Asasi 2

 

  • Quran: Juz 29
  • Nahu: Nahu 2 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Ta’bir: Ta’bir 2 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Qiro’ah: Qiro’ah 2 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Imla’ wa Kitabah: Imla’ wa Kitabah 2 (Dar Al-Mustafa)
  • Fiqh: Ar-Risalah Al-Jami’ah wa At-Tadzkirah An-Nafi’ah (Habib Ahmad bin Zein Al-Habsyi)
  • Adab: Akhlaq Lil Banat 3 (Umar bin Ahmad Barja’)

 

 

2-Ibtida’I (Primary)

 

  • 5 years
  • 3 semesters

 

2.1-Ibtida’i 1

 

  • Quran: Yasin, Waqi’ah, Sajdah, Dukhan (Those who enters Ibtida’i 1 straight will start from Juz 1 & 2)
  • Tajwid: Taisir Ahkam At-Tajwid 1 (Dr Yahya Al-Ghouthani)
  • Hadith: Mukhtar Al-Hadith (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Sirah: As-Sirah An-Nabawiyyah (Habib Hadi bin Ahmad Al-Haddar)
  • Tauhid: Aqidah Al-Majmalah (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)
  • Aqidatul Awwam (Syeikh Ahmad Al-Marzuqi)
  • Fiqh: Adz-Dzakhirah Al-Musyarafah (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Ar-Risalah Al-Jami’ah wa At-Tadzkirah An-Nafi’ah (Habib Ahmad bin Zein Al-Habsyi)
  • Safinah An-Najah (Syeikh Salim bin Samir Al-Hadromi)
  • Nahu: Nahu Al-Wadih (Ali Al-Jarim wa Mustafa Amin)
  • Ta’bir wa Qiro’ah

 

2.2-Ibtida’i 2

 

  • Quran: Al-Kahf, Juz 1
  • Tafsir: Juz 30, 29
  • Tajwid: Taisir Ahkam At-Tajwid 2 (Dr Yahya Al-Ghouthani)
  • Hadith: Nur Al-Iman (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Tauhid: Durus At-Tauhid (Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidz)
  • Fiqh: Mukhtasor Al-Latif (Syeikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Bafadhol)
  • Adab: Riyadhoh As-Sibyan (Iman Muhammad bin Ahmad Ar-Ramli)
  • Nahu: Nahu Al-Wadih (Ali Al-Jarim wa Mustafa Amin)

Durus Al-Asas fi An-Nahu (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)

 

2.3-Ibtida’i 3

 

  • Quran: Surah Baqarah (Juz 2, 3(1/2))
  • Tafsir: Al-Kahf
  • Hadith: Quthuf Al-Falihin (Habib Umar Biin Hafidz)
  • Tarikh: Ta’rif bi As-Sabiqin Al-Awwalin min Al-Muhajirin wa Al-Ansor (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Tauhid: Aqidah Al-Islam (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)

Al-Adillah Ahlu As-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ah (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)

  • Fiqh: Sullam At-Taufiq (Syeikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Bafadhol)
  • Adab: Bidayah Al-Hidayah (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)
  • Da’wah: Muqodimmah Ad-Da’wah At-Tammah wa At-Tadzkirah Al-Ammah (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)
  • Imla’: Durus fi Qawa’id Al-Imla’ (Syeikh Abdullah bin Salim Bakhorisah)

 

 

3-I’dadi (Secondary)

 

  • 3 years
  • 5 semesters

 

3.1-I’dadi 1

 

  • Quran: Ali Imran, An-Nisa (1/2)
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Aj-Jalalain
  • Hadith: Riyadh As-Solihin (Imam Yahya bin Syarif An-Nawawi)
  • Fiqh: Al-Muqoddimah Al-Hadromiyyah (Syeikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Bafadhol)
  • Adab: Ar-Risalah Al-Muawwanah (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)
  • Da’wah: Halaqah At-Ta’limiyyah (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Nahu: Al-Jurumiyyah (Syeikh Muhammad bin Muhammad As-Sonhaji)

 

3.2-I’dadi 2

  • Quran: An-Nisa (1/2), Al-Ma’idah, Al-An’am (1/2)
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Aj-Jalalain
  • Hadith: Riyadh As-Solihin (Imam Yahya bin Syarif An-Nawawi)
  • Fiqh: Al-Muqoddimah Al-Hadromiyyah (Syeikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Bafadhol)
  • Adab: Ar-Risalah Al-Muawwanah (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)
  • Da’wah: Ath-Thowali’ As-Sa’diyyah (Sayyid Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman As-Saqqaf)
  • Nahu: Al-Jurumiyyah (Syeikh Muhammad bin Muhammad As-Sonhaji)

 

3.3-I’dadi 3

 

  • Quran: Al-Al’am (1/2), Al-A’raf
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Aj-Jalalain
  • Hadith: Riyadh As-Solihin (Imam Yahya bin Syarif An-Nawawi)
  • Mustholah Al-Hadith
  • Tarikh: Tarikh al-Islam
  • Khulafah Ar-Rasyidin
  • Fiqh: Mukhtasor Abi Syuja’ (Imam Ahmad bin Al-Hussin Al-Asfahani)
  • Adab: Ar-Risalah Al-Muawwanah (Habib Abdullah bin Alwi Al-Haddad)
  • Da’wah: Ath-Thowali’ As-Sa’diyyah (Sayyid Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman As-Saqqaf)

 

3.4-I’dadi 4

 

  • Quran: Al-Anfal, At-Taubah
  • Tafsir:Tafsir Aj-Jalalain
  • Hadith: Riyadh As-Solihin (Imam Yahya bin Syarif An-Nawawi)
  • Mawaryth: Zubdatul Hadith (Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidz)
  • Fiqh: Mukhtasor Abi Syuja’ (Imam Ahmad bin Al-Hussin Al-Asfahani)
  • Da’wah: Hakadza Falnad’u ila Al-Islam (Duktur Muhammad Sa’id Ramadhon Al-Buthi)
  • Nahu: Milhah Al-I’rob (Al-Qosim bin Ali Al-Hariri Al-Basri)
  • Balaghah: Durus Al-Balaghah (Hufni Nasif, Sulthon Muhammad, Muhammad Diyab wa Mustafa Thomum)
  • Hisab: Ilmu Hisab

 

3.5-I’dadi 5

 

  • Quran: Yunus, Hud
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Al-Baghowi
  • Tajwid: Al-Muqoddimah Al-Jazariyyah (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad ibn Al-Jazari)
  • Mustolah: Duror Al-Bahiyyah
  • Mawarith: Rohabyah (Syeikh Muhammad Bin ali Ar-Rohbi)
  • Aqidah: Akhbar Al-Barzakh wa Al-Akhiroh
  • Fiqh: Yaqut An-Nafis (Imam Ahmad bin Umar Asy-Syatiri)
  • Usul Fiqh: Waroqot (Imam Abdul Malik bin Abdullah Asy-Syafi’e)
  • Adab: Minhaj Al-‘Abidin (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)
  • Da’wah: Kitab Al-‘Ilm (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)

Kaifa Taqumin Nasyathon Da’wian fi Biladik

 

3.6-I’dadi 6

 

  • Quran: Muraja’ah/Ta’lim
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Al-Baghowi
  • Tajwid: Al-Muqoddimah Al-Jazariyyah (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad ibn Al-Jazari)
  • Mustolah: Duror Al-Bahiyyah
  • Mawarith: Rohabyah (Syeikh Muhammad Bin ali Ar-Rohbi)
  • Aqidah: Akhbar Al-Barzakh wa Al-Akhiroh
  • Fiqh: Yaqut An-Nafis (Imam Ahmad bin Umar Asy-Syatiri)
  • Usul Fiqh: Waroqot (Imam Abdul Malik bin Abdullah Asy-Syafi’e)
  • Adab: Minhaj Al-‘Abidin (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)
  • Da’wah: Kitab Al-‘Ilm (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)

Kaifa Taqumin Nasyathon Da’wian fi Biladik

 

 

Quranic Study (2 years:1 year/sem)

 

  • Memorization (1/2 year)
  • Revision

 

Year 1

 

  • Quran: Juz 1-15/1-30
  • Tafsir: Tafsir Jalalain Juz 30
  • Tajwid: Tajwid Musawwar (Syeikh Aiman Rusydi Suwaid)
  • Fiqh: Mukhtasar Al-Latif (Syeikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Bafadhol
  • Adab: Bidayah Al-Hidayah (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Ghazali)
  • Adab Al-Quran: Tibyan (Imam Yahya bin Syarif An-Nawawi)

 

Year 2

 

  • Quran: Juz 16-30/ Muraja’ah
  • Tajwid: Al-Muqoddimah Al-Jazariyyah (Imam Muhammad bin Muhammad ibn Al-Jazari)
  • Hadith: Nur Al-Iman (Habib Umar bin Hafidz)
  • Tauhid: Durus At-Tauhid (Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidz)
  • Nahu: Nahu Al-Wadih (Ali Al-Jarim wa Mustafa Amin)

 

 

School Timetable (Level Study)

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0730 1st Lesson Weekend 1st Lesson
0825 2nd Lesson 2nd Lesson
0915 Break Break
0935 3rd Lesson 3rd Lesson
1025 4th Lesson 4th Lesson

 

School Timetable (Quranic Study-Year 1:1 Year Memorization)

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0530 Tasmi’ Weekend Tasmi’
0630 Talqin Talqin
0700 Break Break
0730 Talqin Talqin
0830 Tadabbur Tadabbur
0920 Break Break
0940 Tajwid Adab Adab Al-Quran Fiqh Tajwid Nasahaat
1030 Muraja’ah Muraja’ah

 

School Timetable (Quranic Study-Year 2:1 Year Memorization)

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0530 Tasmi’ for Students Weekend Tasmi’ for Students
0630 Muraja’ah Muraja’ah
0700 Break Break
0730 Muraja’ah & Talqin Muraja’ah & Talqin
0830 Nagu Nahu
0920 Break Break
0940 Tajwid Adab Adab Al-Quran Fiqh Tajwid Nasahaat
1030 Muraja’ah Muraja’ah

 

School Timetable (Quranic Study-Year 1:2 Year Memorization)

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0730 Tasmi’ & Talqin Weekend Tasmi’ & Talqin
0830 Tadabbur Tadabbur
0920 Break Break
0940 Tajwid Adab Adab Al-Quran Fiqh Tajwid Nasahaat
1030 Muraja’ah Muraja’ah

 

School Timetable (Quranic Study-Year 2:2 Year Memorization)

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0730 Tasmi’ & Talqin Weekend Tasmi’ & Talqin
0830 Nagu Nahu
0920 Break Break
0940 Tajwid Adab Adab Al-Quran Fiqh Tajwid Nasahaat
1030 Muraja’ah Muraja’ah

Written Examinations

 

  • 1st Exam: 15/20%
  • 2nd Exam: 15/20%
  • 3rd Exam: 45/50%
  • Attendance: 10%
  • Attentiveness/Homework: 10/15%
  • Surprise Tests

 

 

Oral Examinations

 

  • 1st Exam: 30%
  • 2nd Exam: 30%
  • 3rd Exam: 40%

 

Passing Mark: 75%

 

Students will be under probation for the first 3 months upon acceptance into school.

 

Students who fail have to retake their final paper to qualify for acceptance into the next semester. Repeated failure in retake paper results in obligation to repeat the current semester. Repeating semester more than twice may cause dismissal of students.

School Term

 

  • 15 Syawal – Rabi’ul Awwal
  • Rabi’ul Awwal – 10 Sya’ban

 

 

School Holiday

 

  • Dzulhijjah (10 Days)
  • Rabi’ul Awwal (2 Weeks)
  • Sya’ban-Syawal (2 Months)

 

 

Activities

 

Students perform all daily activities independently. Activities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Cooking for the school

 

  • Washing of dishes and own clothes

 

  • Cleaning of rooms, musollah and other areas of the school compound

 

  • Visitation to the house of Habib Umar bin Hafidz every Wednesday

 

  • Visitation to the maqam of Prophet Hud in the month of Sya’ban

 

  • Visitations to scholars and mosques

 

  • Visitations to the houses of the people of Tareem

 

 

Summer Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0330 Tahajjud
0400 Fajr & Awrad
0500 Fajr Lesson
0600 Dhuha
0700 Breakfast
0715 School Weekend School
0810
0905 Break Break
0935 School School
1025
1200 Dzuhr, Awrad & Kalimah
1315 Lunch & Rest
1530 Asr & Awrad
1600 Rawha/Lesson at Bait Habib/Selawat
1800 Awrad
1830 Maghrib & Awrad
1945 Isya’
2015 Dinner
2045 Night Lesson/Revision
2230 Lights Off

 

 

Winter Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
0400 Tahajjud
0430 Fajr & Awrad
0530 Fajr Lesson
0630 Dhuha
0700 Breakfast
0715 School Weekend School
0810
0905 Break Break
0935 School School
1025
1130 Dzuhr, Awrad & Kalimah
1245 Lunch & Rest
1500 Asr & Awrad
1530 Rawha/Lesson at Bait Habib/Selawat
1730 Awrad
1800 Maghrib & Awrad
1915 Isya’
1945 Dinner
2015 Night Lesson/Revision
2230 Lights Off

 

 

Accommodations

 

Dar Az-Zahra is a school and a dormitory for its students as well. Currently, it houses about 250 students and teachers from countries namely from the Arab region, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Kenya, Somalia, Singapore, UK, America, and parts of Europe.

 

The building looks like a typical college in Singapore, with an open top concept, only smaller. It comprises of a 4-storey main building with a huge open rooftop and another 4-storey building in the same compound.

 

Each room has between 6-9 occupants from various countries. Students sleep on mattresses side by side with a palm space in between, either supplied by the school or bought personally. These mattresses have to be thin enough to be able to be folded neatly during non-sleeping hours.

 

As of 2018, new students are accommodated into rooms along with other students, fully equipped with wardrobes. Air conditioners in each room are allowed for use during sleeping hours at night and nap time after Dzuhr. Fans are allowed at all times.

 

Students dress conservatively around the compounds, in long sleeves and long dresses with pants underneath. They keep our hijab on loosely at all times even when sleeping. It is absolutely not allowed to be seen around the compounds with their head uncovered.

 

Dar Az-Zahra takes in about 350 students both staying in the dorm and outside. As of 2018, the school is undergoing renovation to cater to more students with new dorms, classes and many other facilities in building.

 

 

Meals

 

Students are served 3 meals a day by the school:

 

Breakfast

 

  • 0700h
  • Tea, bread and beans/egg

 

Lunch

 

  • 1300h
  • Rice & fried fish/egg
  • Chicken/lamb served on Friday

 

Dinner

 

  • 2000h
  • Tea, bread and tuna/egg
  • Rice & fish/egg/chicken/lamb

 

Students may also buy other foods from the shops in Dar Az-Zahra itself.

 

 

Gadgets

 

Students’ handphones, smartphones and laptops are kept in the school office. Students are allowed to use their handphones every Thursday from Dzuhr to Maghrib, 1130-1730h.

 

Smartphones and laptops are only allowed once a month or if the student is invited for visitation to homes of families outside of the school or elsewhere on special terms. Thereby they will be given their smartphones for use until they return to school that day.

 

 

Facilities

 

  • Dorms equipped with AC, fans, wardrobes, study tables
  • Main hall
  • Prayer hall
  • Teacher’s room
  • Administration office
  • Classrooms
  • Library
  • Clinic
  • Kitchen
  • Minimart with money changing service
  • Tuck shop
  • Toilets
  • Washing machines

 

 

Course Fees

 

  • Admission Fee: USD2
  • Deposit Fee for Return Flight: USD550
  • School Fees: FOC
  • Blood Test: USD30
  • Student Visa: USD150
  • Student Permit: USD50
  • Food & Lodging Fees (Yearly): USD120/60000 YR
  • Student Visa Renewal (Yearly): USD45
  • Student Permit Renewal (Yearly): USD16/8000YR
  • School Books (Per Semester): USD10-50

 

 

Other Expenses

 

  • Flight from Singapore
  • Yemen Visa
  • Oman Visa
  • Transportation: USD50-150
  • Fee at Border: USD50-150
  • Flight to & fro Singapore: USD550
  • Personal Expenses: USD50-100/month

 

USD100 = 50000 YR (as of April 2018)

 

USD 2009 and later are accepted. Students are advised to bring all the money they need in cash and have it safe kept in the office as local ATMs lack reliability.

Admission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • 15 years old and above
  • Knows basic Arabic
  • Pass an interview & written test with Rubat Singapura
  • Pass an entrance examination upon arrival in Dar-Az-Zahra

 

 

Application Period

 

  • Starting Date: 28 February 2017/1 Jamadil Akhir 1438
  • Closing Date: 27 April 2017/1 Sya’ban 1438

 

 

Modes of Application

 

  • Via Internet-System using the customised online registration form
  • Procedure may take about 15-30 minutes

 

 

Required Documents

 

  • Student’s Passport
  • Student’s Passport Photo x10
  • Guardian’s Passport
  • Letter of Agreement & Approval from Guardian
  • Letter of Acknowledgement from Student
  • School Certificates (if any)
  • Recommendation Letter from School (if any)
  • Blood Test Results (if any)

 

 

Application Process

 

  1. Prepare all documents required before application
  2. Photocopy all documents
  3. Register online with Rubat Singapura
  4. Attend briefing with Rubat Singapura
  5. Submit all documents to Rubat Singapura
  6. Make payment where due
  7. Attend an interview with Rubat Singapura
  8. Attain recommendation letter from Rubat Singapura
  9. Register with Dar Az-Zahra
  10. Submit all documents to Dar Az-Zahra
  11. Await reply from Dar Az-Zahra regarding acceptance of registration
  12. Rubat Singapura will process Student Visa
  13. Sit for an examination set by Dar Az-Zahra in Singapore
  14. Await reply from Dar Al-Mustafa regarding acceptance into school
  15. Applicants to take travel vaccinations as advised

Requirements:

  1. To be older than15 years.
  2. To have a reference known to Dar al-Zahraa or Dar al-Mustafa.
  3. To pass the Acceptance Exam (for applicants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand).
  4. To approve and undertake to abide by the admission requirements and Dar al-Zahraa regulations.
  5. To get her parent’s consent to study in Dar al-Zahraa.
  6. To send a copy of a valid passport of her as well as of her guardian.
  7. To be accompanied by a mahrum (close relative) or a trustworthy group of women in arrival as well as departure.
  8. To report in Dar al-Zahraa for the study between 20 Ramdan 1440 to 10 Shawwal 1440 AH.
  9. To pass the first three-month trail period; the administration office will be observing the student’s character and behaviour and determine whether the student should continue her study or go back to her country.
  10. To be able to pay the required amount.

 (Updated as of 11 Mar 2020 – Source: Dar Az-Zahra 2020 application form)

Steps to obtaining acceptance:

  1.  Submitting the electronic application form within the allocated time period alongside the requested documents.
  2. Awaiting the response from the Acceptance Committee after the application has been taken into consideration.
  3. Successful completion of any examination, preliminary preparatory course or interview that has been determined by the Acceptance Committee.
  4. Reading and signing the contract of abidance by the rules and regulations and sending any requested documents.
  5. Commencing the process of organising entry into Yemen and arriving at the Dar.
  6. Submitting upon arrival at the Dar all official documents that have been requested alongside the payment of all fees and the undertaking of any necessary medical examinations.
  7. Attending a personal interview for the purpose of measuring the students’ level in language and Islamic knowledge and, based on the outcome, deciphering the appropriate class that he shall be entered into. 

 

Code of Conduct and Etiquettes:

  • Students must speak in Arabic, the language of the Quran, inside Dar Az-Zahra, giving due respect to this place of knowledge. Following these rules will help them to speak and improve their knowledge of Arabic very quickly.
  • Student should always wear the head cover and wear trousers under the dress at all times and bedtime.
  • When going outside Dar Al-Zahraa, students are asked to carry themselves modestly. They must wear loose fitting black abayas, without embroidery or decoration, with a long khimar (veil), emulating Sayyidatina Fatima Zahra, may Allah be pleased with her.
  • Student should practice morality and quietness inside Dar al-Zahraa and avoid any bad behaviour.
  • Student should organize their time well and not waste time using electronic devices or the internet unless there is a need. There is an office for valuable items and electronic devices and must be kept there. Student may use mobile phones at the allocated time during the week and holidays, or in an emergency. Using a camera is strictly forbidden unless specific permission is given by the school.
  • Student must only leave Dar Az-Zahra with the permission of the school.
No Items USD$
1 Residence permit fee (for non-Yemeni citizens) 60
2 Residence permit renewal fee (annually) 40
3 Meals in Dar al-Zahraa (annually) 120
4 Study fees in all programs Free of cost
5 Ticket Guarentee (This amount is to be paid upon arrival and will be returned to him when returning to his country) 550
Total 770

(Updated as of 11 Mar 2020 – Source: Dar Az-Zahra 2020 application form)