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Daar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khayriyyah
Makkah, Saudi 'Arabia

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful...


Daar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khayriyyah, established in 1352 (around 1930 according to the Christian calendar), not only gives students in-depth understanding of the Sunnah and its sciences, it also includes studies in all areas of the Sharee'ah. The school consists of four departments: Elementary school level, middle school level, high school level, and college level.

The studies are very intense starting from the three-year middle school level, where students study classic texts like Al-Bayqooniyyah, Al-Aajroomiyyah, Al-Kawaakibud-Duriyyah, 'Umdatul-Ahkaam, and Nuzhatun-Nathr.

In the three-year high school level, studies focus on books like Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, Sunan At-Tirmithee, Ar-Rowdul-Murbi', Tadreebur-Raawee, Fat-hul-Majeed, and Fat-hul-Qadeer. All levels require students to memorize three juz of Qur'aan each year.

In the four-year college level students finish their studies of the remaining six books of Hadeeth: Saheeh Muslim, Aboo Daawood, Ibn Maajah, and An-Nasaa'ee. They also finish memorizing the Qur'aan with its tafseer, and study many other great books from the scholars of Islaam, like Ibn Abil-'Izz's Al-'Aqeedatut-Tahaawiyyah, Ash-Showkaanee's Naylul-Awtaar, Ibn Hishaam's As-Seeratun-Nabawiyyah, and the Alfiyyah of Ibn Maalik among others. Students must also complete a research paper in a subject assigned to them by the administration in their final year.



Daar Al-Hadeeth applicants must first be residing legally in Makkah, Saudi 'Arabia, and show proof for their legal residence. They must be fluent in 'Arabic also, as Daar Al-Hadeeth has no courses to teach 'Arabic to non-'Arabic speakers. The applicant must have Islaamic manners and an Islaamic appearance. He must also read the Qur'aan very well, and be interviewed personally at the school. Here are the age requirements for each level, along with how much Qur'aan a student must have memorized to start in that level:

Middle school level - 15-20 years old with at least 3 juz

High school level - 18-25 years old with at least 9 juz

College level - 21 to 30 years old with at least 18 juz

The applicant must have finished his most recent studies no more than two years ago with at least a 75% average overall. Students at Daar Al-Hadeeth must devote themselves full-time to their studies and not work or study elsewhere during the school year. Applications are available from the school directly.



Since the student may not work during his studies, he must have some other source of consistant income. Single students may get by (barely) with the SR 250 (about $65) monthly stipend and free housing, but married students will need more than the SR 500 stipend from the school, especially since the school does not have housing for all its married students. Living expenses in Makkah for a married student could be anywhere from $6000 a year to $12,000 or higher, depending on the number of children, lifestyle, etc.



Write to:

Daar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khayriyyah
Box 7202
Saudi 'Arabia

Phone: (02) 574-6863 (from America dial 011-966 first)

Fax: (02) 574-6430 or (02) 574-0159

This article was taken from BAKKAHnet (


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