Frequently Asked Questions
We will provide books in PDF for most courses, in shā’ Allāh. The books contain the matn (manuscript) in Arabic only. They will usually be available before the respective course starts. Click here to download the available books.
We are a non-profit organization. The tuition fees cover all our expenses in relation to teaching online: translations, production of courses, professional cameramen, editing, equipment, software, web development, administration, web hosting, video hosting, internet in Mauritania etc. Without the tuition fees and your support, the Mahdara would simply cease to exist! We made an attempt last year at the Arabic Mahdara to enroll all students for free, and we became unable to pay for simple things such as electricity in Nabbaghiyya.
Enrolling at the Mahdara is similar to enrolling at a University. The tuition is for an entire year but can be split to make it easier for the student. It is thus not possible to cancel the payments before the tuition has been paid in full. Please contact us as soon as possible if you become unable to fulfill the split payments or if you wish to pay the remainder of the tuition.
Yes, the scholars are currently working on new courses for more advanced students. For students who understand and speak Arabic, we also recommend looking at the Arabic Mahdara (mahdara.org) for advanced courses.
Yes, everyone is welcome to travel to Mauritania and sit with the scholars to study. To arrange, please send us 1. Your preliminary dates of travel 2. The duration of your stay and 3. Your WhatsApp number and name. We will then direct you to someone who can help you with the practicals. It is possible to rent an apartment for less than $100 USD per month in Nabbaghiyya. Students can expect a cost of around $500 USD per month per person including other expenses but excluding plane tickets etc. It’s free to study at the Mahdara in Nabbaghiyya.
Most of the courses on 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 (mahdara.org)
Yes. The English Mahdara is specifically for students who don’t speak Arabic or prefer to have English subtitles to support their learning. The courses in ‘aqidah, sirah, fiqh, etc. do not require that the student can read or understand Arabic.