Study Programs and Visits to Imam Fode Drame

Tarbiyah Program

The Study and Tarbiyah Program facilitates students from abroad to study with Imam at Zawiyah's center.


Areas of study include:


- Tafsir of Quran

- Arabic

- Memorization of Quran

- Learning Classic Islamic Texts



Your Visit to Vancouver

About Vancouver


With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live.


Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English.


Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. The combination of economic opportunity and the beautiful, natural environment draws people from around the world.


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Planning Your Visit


You will need to do the following:


  1. Contact Us to ensure that Imam Fode Drame is in town. We will respond within a week.
  2. If you are not a resident of Canada: verify your visit entry into Canada (Zawiyah Foundation does not handle immigration).
  3. Ensure that you have secured accommodation for yourself (Zawiyah Foundation does not handle accommodation).


Once arrived, our community members and volunteers will be pleased to show you how to get around town and help out in any way they can.


Short-Term Visit


Zawiyah Foundation does not have any guest housing available at the moment.


We recommend the following options:




Kijiji Short Term Rentals


YWCA Vancouver


Manor Guest House


Sublets from Craigslist



Long-Term Visit


For guests who plan to stay longer, we encourage you to visit Canada's Immigration website. A Canadian Visa may be needed depending on your country of residency and duration of stay. Please take into consideration that non-residents cannot work in Canada without a Work Visa.


For long-term accommodation we also recommend that you search to rent an apartment on Craigslist.



Additional Resources


Visiting Canada




Working in Canada


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