Al Jamea tus Saifiyah

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    • Al Jamea Tus Saifiyah is an Islamic Arabic Academy first located in Surat, India. It was founded as a theological University for Dawoodi Bohras in 1814 AD(1224AH)by the 43rd Dai Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin who named it as ‘Dars-e-Saifee” .

      The Dawoodi Bohra's 51st Dai, Syedna Taher Saifuddin introduced secular and science subjects in the 1960s and gave it the present name of ‘Al-Jamea-tus-Safiyah’. Its doors were also opened for Bohra girls. The 52nd Da'i Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin oversaw a complete rebuilding and expansion of the campus buildings.

      Its educational focus is the Quran, Islamic sciences, Arabic language and literature. Students are sent out for religious duties to various places all around the world during the Ashara (Moharram) and Ramadan.

      An eleven-year course of study is divided into three phases. The first phase is four years and involves 55 courses. The second phase is five years, subdivided into three years with 75 courses and two years with 90 subjects. The final two-year phase focuses on specialization and advanced studies in Islamic and Arabic science. Degrees are awarded at successive stages. At the end of the eleven-year course the student is awarded the degree of Al Faqih Al Jayyid. Graduates are provided an opportunity to perform a Hajj and Ziyarat pilgrimages.

      The final degree is considered equivalent to the Masters of Arts from Aligarh Muslim University and recognized by Al Azhar and Cairo Universities of Egypt. Students who complete the STD V phase are considered to have completed secondary education and qualify to test for an International Baccalaureate. Also recognized by Oxford University and many more. The academy has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.