About Us

The Mahabbah Foundation is an independent registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town. The Mahabbah Foundation is led by senior scholars who have completed their studies at various Islamic institutions within South Africa as well as abroad in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

The Mahabbah Foundation’s sole purpose is to connect people to Allah. This is achieved by fostering love for Allah’s beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam by transmitting sacred knowledge in gatherings, lectures, discourses and classes thereby facilitating the pathway to Allah’s mercy by the knowledge and performance of the immaculate sunnah of our master and leader Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam.

The Mahabbah Foundation coordinates two permanently scheduled weekly gatherings throughout the year. One being the recitation of the poem by the esteemed scholar and spiritual leader Habib Umar bin Hafiz – The Resplendent Illumination which celebrates the birth and life of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam and secondly the recitation of the Qaseeda al Burdah poem written by Imam al Busiri. These two scheduled activities are booked in advance and are moved between various masajids and muslim homes in Cape Town. It is important to note that these two programs are permanently scheduled as to keep the heart and mind fresh in the remembrance of Allah and His beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam.

The Mahabbah Foundation also coordinates annual events held over several days e.g. twice a year local spiritual retreats, one international spiritual retreat, two dawah road trips and various fund raising initiatives.

Mahabbah Foundation is a non-profit organisation and cannot exist without the invaluable contributions from the public.