Hanbali winter intensive

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Due to the overwhelming success and high demand from our students, we are thrilled to announce the second Hanbali Winter Intensive Programme for 2024/2025. Join Shaykh Yusuf bin Sadiq Al Hanbali for 6 intensive hours of study and 2 hours of enriching reading each day over 10 days, all within the disciplined atmosphere of the Hanbali tradition.

Date:23 December 2024 – 1 January 2025
Location:Cairo, District 7, Al Sheikh Zayed
Scholar: Shaykh Yusuf ibn Sadiq al Hanbali
Price: 450 GBP excluding flight and accommodation (installment option available until the end – deposit required)

All details will be provided upon registration and further details provided closer to the start date. Please note there are a maximum of 10 places available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please read all the information on this page carefully including the FAQ’s. For more information or any questions, please contact us at events@almadrasahalhanbaliyyah.com

What is included?

Guided Day Tour

Experience Cairo’s Islamic legacy, visiting iconic Hanbali sites and revered mosques like Al-Azhar as well the burial places of great scholars.

intensive lessons

6 hours of intensive daily lessons with Shaykh Yusuf.

Meals included

Nourish Your Journey: Our balanced meals fuel body and mind, enhancing focused learning and spiritual growth throughout the program.

Exc Accommodation

Please note that the program cost does not include accommodation expenses. Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, ensuring comfort and convenience during their stay.

airport transfers

we are here to guide you seamlessly for all airport transfers, including arrivals in Cairo and other locations.

intensive Reading

Immerse yourself in the traditional practice of intensive reading, dedicating 2 hours a day to deepen your understanding of the Hanbali tradition.


As part of the program, certain essential books will be provided. Additional recommended reading materials may need to be purchased or can be conveniently ordered through us.

exc Flight

Please note that the program cost does not include flight expenses. We expect participants to arrange their flights individually, ensuring flexibility and convenience.

Flight Tips & Tricks

We understand the importance of cost-effective travel arrangements for our participants. To assist you in finding budget-friendly flights to Cairo for our Winter Intensive, here are some valuable tips:

1. Explore Budget Airlines: Airlines like EasyJet and Wizz Air often offer competitive fares, making them excellent choices for affordable travel.

2. Utilize Flight Search Engines: Websites like Skyscanner.com are fantastic tools for comparing flight prices across various airlines. An insider tip: expand your search by exploring the entire month of February to identify the most economical options.

3. Expand Your Search Area: When using flight search engines, consider searching for flights departing from your entire country rather than just your local city. This broader approach can reveal hidden gems in terms of pricing.

4. Flexibility Matters: If your schedule permits, keeping your travel dates flexible can lead to significant savings. Adjusting your departure and return dates by a few days can result in more cost-effective options.

5. Alternative Airports: Exploring nearby airports can yield surprising cost differences. While you may not travel directly to Cairo, considering airports in Sphinx, Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh could potentially offer more budget-friendly options.

6. Utilize Ground Transportation: Once you arrive at an alternative airport like Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh, the GOBUS service can be an economical and comfortable way to reach Cairo. This bus service offers a convenient connection, allowing you to enjoy a scenic journey as you make your way to our program location.

At Madrasah al Hanbaliyyah, we strive to make your journey as accessible and enriching as possible. By implementing these strategies, you can find the perfect flight options that align with your budget and preferences.

study location

The program will take place at the house of Shaykh Yusuf bin Sadiq Al Hanbali, located in the serene and picturesque District 7 of Al Sheikh Zayed, Cairo. This beautiful area offers a calming environment, providing the perfect setting for your intensive studies. Conveniently situated near the Sphinx Airport, the location ensures easy accessibility for all participants.

Additionally, the area is well-served by various hotels, malls, and Airbnb options, making it easy to find comfortable accommodation nearby. Immerse yourself in the Hanbali tradition in this enriching and spiritually charged environment, hosted in the home of the Shaykh himself.

Lessons & readings

Under the guidance Shaykh Yusuf, participants will receive a comprehensive curriculum encompassing various aspects of the Hanbali tradition.

Books to Be Studied:

  1. Please note that the specific books and materials for study will be confirmed soon.

Selected Readings:

  1. Please note that the specific books and materials for study will be confirmed soon. If you have a specific reading in mind, please inform us during registration through the form so it can be considered.

The final list of additional books and readings will be confirmed during the event, ensuring a tailored and enriching learning experience. This rigorous curriculum promises to deepen your understanding of the Hanbali tradition.


We are pleased to announce that this time the program is open to both men and women, as everyone is responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Given the already competitive cost, we are unable to provide discounts. However an instalment payment option is available.

Payments can be conveniently made through Wise, PayPal or UK Bank Transfer. The payment details will be provided upon registration. Please note that the PayPal account for this event is different from the usual Madrasah PayPal.

Yes, an installment option is available. This will require a non-refundable deposit of 150 GBP with 2 subsequent 100 GBP payments payable on the 1st of each month. Please be aware that all payments are non-refundable. These payments are crucial for the program’s necessary preparations and arrangements, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for all participants. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. preparations and arrangements, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for all participants. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Arrival at the accommodation will be on the evening of Friday, 22nd December, ready for the opening dars on the morning of Saturday, 23rd December.  The last dars will take place on Monday, 1st January. February.

Yes, you can order a tailor-made jubbah through the madrasah’s store. Due to the success of the last program, we are pleased to offer this option to students once again with an discount of 25%. An added benefit is that we can take your full body measurements, which will be kept on file for any future clothing orders you may wish to make.

Yes, the cost and other details will be provided later. You can register for it now