Fez Dowrah


KQZ Institute & The Rawha Academy Presents

Under the Guidance of Al-Habib Omar bin Hafiz…

THE MOROCCON EXCURSION: A Clarification of the Prophetic Mission 

Fez Dowrah 2016 

Seeking Sacred Knowledge (Ilm) | Spiritual Wayfaring (Suluk) | Calling to Allah (Da`was)

About the Dowrah

The Rawha Academy and the KQZ Institute have developed a transformational partnership to reconnect Muslims of the West to the forgotten spiritual heritage of Fez. We will be exploring the blessed and ubiquitous lands of the Awliya and realising a strong sense of palpable history present in its architecture, its traditions, its people and its heritage. The dowrah will take place in the company of our blessed scholars Al-Habib Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al Aydarus and Al-Habib Hashim Bin Aqil (the Alhlulbayt of Tarim, Yemen) and Ustadh Burhaan Khandia (England).

The Dowrah will take place over seven inspirational days. The dates have been carefully selected to accommodate the school half term break and to ensure that maximum number of aspiring students of knowledge can attend.

Our Audience

This Dowrah is specifically targeted for those seeking to study in a worshipful and sacredly engaging environment, in the company of traditional scholars to discover and learn in the blessed lands of Fez. Women will have to be accompanied by a Mehram (exceptions will be made for sisters with difficult circumstances).

Why Fez

Fez is the spiritual heart of Morocco and is the most ancient, and indeed the greatest, of the country’s splendorous cities.
Fez means different things to different people. To some, it is a center of the decorative arts, world famous for its leather and metalwork and the skill of its master craftsmen. Others see it as their spiritual homeland, the City of Saints, where the Kairouine Mosque, the second largest in North Africa and neighbor of the oldest university in the world. For others still, Fez conjures an image of the quintessential Arab city with its historical heritage intact.


Below is a list of some of the stations we shall be visiting:
Moulay Idrīs II, The Qarawiyyīn: Zāwiyah of Sīdī ʿAlī al-Jamal, Ḥājj Ismāʿil Filālī who is the Muqaddam of Dalīʾil al-Khayrāt, Bab al-Futūḥ where most of the ShādhiliyyahShuyukh, Moulay al-ʿArabī al-Darqāwī, Moulay Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish al-Alami.

Our Vision

We hope the Dowrah will develop a student-centered Islamic community providing an academically challenging educational programme that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage, transform and to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically through experiences of brotherhood, learning, leading and serving.

Learning together in Dhikr, Quranic recitation, learning Sacred texts and worshipping in a spiritual community is a radical but ancient way of sacred learning. Making the connection between what we think about God, who we are in our inner beings, and what we do in the world, is the way we think sacred learning should be taught.

Our faith calls us to seek understanding through scholarship infused with Quranic principles and which is marked by a commitment to academic excellence. Our scholarship is an act of worship in which we seek to honour and glorify God through all our scholarly pursuits including teaching, learning and thinking.

“He whosoever Allah wishes good for, He gives him understanding of the religion”


We hope to imbue literally life-changing experiences InshaAllah; our creative model fosters an environment where students join prophetic, worshipping communities that learn together.

Allah says

“and say: `My Lord! Increase me in knowledge”

[Quran, 20:114]

‘Transforming People to Transform Their World’