About Nakhlah

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Nakhlah Institute is an Islamic educational initiative with an aim to revive Islamic culture, character, and identity by educating women of all ages. Nakhlah strives to provide individuals with opportunities for traditional Islamic learning through courses designed with modern contexts and lifestyles in mind. Currently, we offer three levels for teaching the Arabic Language, each with their own timings and levels of intensity, providing students with a degree of flexibility in their quest for knowledge. We are continuing to expand our current programs, as well as initiate new programs and services for the benefit of the community.

The name of our institute was inspired from the beautiful descriptions of the “nakhlah” – Arabic for date palm – in several passages of the Qur’an. In one verse describing the benefits of this tree, Allah Most High states:

أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ تُؤْتِي أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا ۗ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

Have you not seen how God has set forth a parable? A good saying [i.e., the testament, "There is no god but Allāh] is like a good tree [i.e., a nakhlah, a palm tree] whose roots are set firm in the ground, and whose branches are in heaven. It gives its fruits every season by the leave of its Lord. And God sets forth parables for mankind so that they might remember, be admonished, and therefore believe (Surah Ibrahim, verses 24-25).

We at Nakhlah Institute strive to embody these descriptions of our namesake in the Qur’an. We ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for tawfeeq and acceptance.