The Foundation and Early Years
The origins of Masjid al Furqaan are closely intertwined with the establishment of Islamia College, a cornerstone institution in the Muslim community of Cape Town. Founded with the intent of providing an Islamic environment for learning and spiritual growth, the college soon felt the need for a mosque within its campus. This led to the conception and construction of Masjid al Furqaan, a project driven by the collective will and donations of the local Muslim community.
From the laying of its first stone, the mosque was envisioned to be more than a mere structure for daily prayers. It was to be a hub for Islamic learning, a place where the principles of Islam could be nurtured alongside academic knowledge. This vision was realized upon the mosque’s completion, as it quickly became a central point for both students and staff, enriching the college’s atmosphere with a deeper spiritual dimension.