Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute


Welcome to the Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute. Please take some time to look over our website and read more about the ethos of the Institute, the only institute of higher education for madrassah graduates in Afghanistan.

The Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute was previously known as the Islamic Vocational Academy and has recently been renamed.


The objectives of Mahad’ ad-Dawa are the result of a cross-border conference of Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan held in Jalalabad in March 2009.

Streaming Watch Whose Streets? (2017) Online Full free

The Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute believes in dawah. Indeed, one may say that first and foremost, it has been formed in order to make Islamic scholars into dawah practitioners, but dawah in what sense?

Streaming Watch Unlocked (2017) Online Full free

Click inside to read the latest keynote address given by the founder of the Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute, John Butt, at the Institute’s recent conference on raising the profile of Islamic scholars in society

Watch ‘Til Death Do Us Part (2017) Streaming Online Free

Four years following its creation, the Mahad’ad-Dawa Institute is pleased to hold its first graduation ceremony, along with a conference on “Religious scholars’ role in society.” Click here to read our full agenda.

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18/11/2013 Speech: The role of religious scholars in society

A meeting of religious scholars held in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – January 29th 2013 Raising the profile of religious scholars in society: the role of the Islamic Vocational Academy The following keynote address was given by the founder of the Islamic Vocational Academy, J.M.Butt Some of you may remember that in March 2009, we held a meeting […]

18/11/2013 Religious Scholars’ Role in Society

Agenda for Graduation Ceremony and Conference Date: January 29th 2013 Jalalabad, Afghanistan 1. To give certificates, if possible attested by the Ministry of Education, to those who have graduated from the Islamic Academy. 2. To apprise scholars, Ministry officials, provincial government officials and citizens of the aims of the Islamic Academy: • to bring Islamic […]

18/11/2013 The Islamic Vocational Academy reaches out to the community

Jalalabad, January 29th 2013: Early in 2009, a conference of Islamic scholars from all over Afghanistan was held in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad. The Islamic Vocational Academy came into being as a direct result of that conference. Among other things, the conference called for Islamic scholars to “adopt other legitimate professions, such as […]