Study in Mauritania
From Your

Study the Traditional Islamic Sciences with the Scholars of Mauritania and Obtain Certificates and Ijāzah. From Anywhere.

Study in Mauritania
From Your

Study the Traditional Islamic Sciences with The Scholars of Mauritania and Obtain Certificates and Ijāzah. From Anywhere.

Enrollments are open all year round

Next school year: August 22nd 2024

You have probably heard of Murabit al-Hajj (رحمه الله) and other great scholars from Mauritania. These great awliyā´ taught the traditional Islamic sciences to students all over the world. At the Mahdara in Nabbaghiyyah, our scholars teach the very same manhaj (path) as these great awliyā´.

114% Raised on LaunchGood!

Alḥamdulillāh, with the help of Allāh ﷻ and the support of generous brothers & sisters around the world, we reached our goal on LG last year. Since then, we have grown day by day – and we have big plans for the future.
The Mahdara in Nabbaghiyya is perhaps the most famous Mahdara in Mauritania. It was founded by the former head of the Mauritanian Scholars, Al-‘Allāmah al-Shaykh Muḥammad Fāl Would Ubbāh (may Allāh ﷻ preserve him). The English Mahdara brings the Mahdara of Nabbaghiyyah online with the grace of Allāh ﷻ.

Study Traditional Books with Specialized Scholars.

Some of the courses at the Mahdara are rarely found online. We constantly seek to expand and we add new books every year.

Sample of the Introduction of Iḍā’at al-Dujunnah by Imām al-Maqqarī (رحمه الله)

Study at Your Own Pace

We have rolling admissions so you can begin any time of the year. Take the lessons at your own schedule and request exams when you are ready. Gain certificates and ijāzāt after passing examinations.

Get in Touch with The Scholars

The Scholars are ready to answer any questions you may have. Ask questions in English and join weekly live sessions with Q&A.

100% Exclusive

The Scholars of Mauritania are known to possess extremely specialized knowledge in Islamic Sciences. Dive into an ocean of knowledge through the online courses. Only available on Mahdara.

A Dream Come True for Students of Knowledge

For the vast majority of ṭullāb ul-‘ilm (students of the sacred knowledge), it is simply impossible to leave their home for months at a time; financial obligations, family, scarcity of resources etc. Added to this, the climate and living conditions in the deserts of Mauritania is not something everyone can tolerate. We are now, with the grace of Allāh ﷻ, launching the English Mahdara to enable anyone, anywhere, to study with the specialized scholars of Mauritania.

What our students say about the English Mahdara

Featured on Al-Arabiya

The excellence of the Mahdara and the initiative of teaching online has been noticed by many, including Al Arabiya News Channel. In this news reportage (in Arabic), you will see one of the team members, Shaykh Youssef, speak of the online project.


We don’t wish to prevent anyone from learning; hence there are no formal requirements for enrolling online. One should however be able to understand and communicate in English (intermediate level). If your goal is to learn Arabic, it is a prerequisite that you can read Arabic letters. If you’re not looking to learn Arabic at the moment, you will be able to take all the other courses, even if you don’t read Arabic yet.
Most of the courses at the English Mahdara are for beginner students. You, therefore, don’t need any prior teaching to enroll at the English Mahdara. We recommend advanced students to enroll at the Arabic Mahdara (
Yes. The student chooses which courses to take. We recommend taking one course at a time. We have made a student handbook for new students to guide them in which order to take the courses.

Get in touch with us

Message or call us on WhatsApp at +4593933786. We usually respond within 12 hours.
Or request a callback here

Read more about the Studies

Learn more about the courses, the studies and the how.

Start Your Free Trial

Get 2.5 hours of preview lessons for free - no credit card needed for registration.