Dar al-Mustafa is an educational institute established for the study of traditional Islamic Sciences. It was founded in 1993 by Sheikh Habib Umar bin Hafiz in the city of Tarim, Yemen. By 2007, there were 250 students from numerous countries studying at the school. In 2009, the school had approximately 700 students, most of whom are aged between 18 and 25. The education at Dar al-Mustafa follows the methodology of traditional Islamic studies, taught in Arabic. Studies are focused on Islamic jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, Islamic theology, Qur’anic memorization, Qur’anic exegesis, prophetic traditions, and the sciences of the heart. The curriculum will take the average student through all of the core classes in a period of four years.