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Dar Al-Hadith – Dammaj, Yemen

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Shaykh Abu `Amr, `Abd Al-Karîm Al-Hajûrî speaks at length about Dâr Al-Hadîth in Dammâj, Yemen. The Shaykh deals with many questions coming from the west, addressing issues of living, costs, studying, life of the student of knowledge in Dammâj and San`â, the Yemeni capital. A truly inspiring video coupled with breath-taking scenery of Yemen. When I first saw/listened to this in Egypt, I felt like packing my bags and heading straight for San`â.

Muslim reported that the Prophet (sall Allâhu `alayhi wasallam) said that Îmaan, Fiqh and Hikmah is among the Yemenis. I hope that our Shuyûkh in Dammaaj, San`â and elsewhere in Yemen are from those who fall under this praise of our Noble Prophet (sall Allâhu `alayhi wasallam).


Studying in Mauritania

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Abu Taubah shares his experiences on studying in Mauritania.  A highly motivating video wherein he talks about studying, surviving, scholars and sandstorms.  For those intrigued to find out more, I suggest you visit

For the full video and post, see Studying in Mauritania.

Zam Zam Institute – Makkah, KSA

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I recently stumbled upon Zam Zam Institute’s website ( and decided to see what they offer. One hundred hours of intensive Arabic study spread across twenty days.  The best part is that they are situated near the Haram and collect/drop you off there daily.

While so far they only offer services for short-term stays, they are currently seeking permission from the Ministry of Interior to offer two-year programs for students.  If they are granted this then amazing opportunities would open to the student.  Two years of prayers and tawaaf in the Haram, residency in the city of the Prophet’s (sall Allâhu `alayhi wasallam) birth and daily lessons with the scholars.  Allâh knows best, perhaps this could be the next best option to studying in Saudi Arabia, for one who is unable to enroll into the various universities.

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