Darul Ihsan Centre is a multi-purpose, Islamic service providing centre. Ihsan means Allah-consciousness; Ihsan also means compassion towards mankind and to carry out an anything with excellence.
All of these facets of Ihsan represent the founding philosophy of Darul Ihsan Centre.
Darul Ihsan is an Islamic organisation (PBO) based in Durban, South Africa which works for the upliftment and empowerment of the
community through the provision of a variety of essential and quality services.
One among its key objectives is to promote a better understanding of Islam and Muslims, thereby serving as a bridge-builder between communities.
In January 2000, the Darul Ihsan Research & Education Centre (DIRECT) was established in Kwa-duguza (Stanger), a little town on the North Coast of the KZN Province, South Africa by Mufti Zubair Bayat. The primary objective was the promotion, preservation and projection of the message of Islam. Since its inception, it has provided a variety of activities such as fatwa, publications, dawah, education, counselling, mediation, research and other related activities.
Due to the increasing needs and requirements of the community, services needed to be expanded. In December 2004, the DIRECT office was relocated to Sea Cow Lake, Durban and named Darul Ihsan Centre.
Presently, the Darul Ihsan Centre Head office is located at Sea Cow Lake, Durban, a branch office in Overport and an Islamic Centre in Phoenix.
One of the key objectives of the Centre is to promote a better understanding of Islam as a religion of peace, thereby serving as a bridge-builder between faiths and communities. It strives to serve the Muslim community in particular and the broader community in general. It is guided and managed by qualified Islamic scholars (Ulama) and its operations are conducted within the framework of the Noble Quran and Sunnah. It aspires to co-operate and network with other organisations for the common good and benefit of humanity.
Darul Ihsan provides a variety of services such as Fatwa, Counselling, Education & Training, Hifz Class, High-School Students Madrasah, Welfare, Ulama Development Programmes, Publications, Da'wah, Relief, Mediation & Arbitration, Workshops, Empowerment Programmes, Youth Development, Seminars, Website and other related activities.
Darul Ihsan is affiliated to the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA), the Muslim Prison Board (MPB) and the Southern African Ulama Forum (SAUF), among others.