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Recent development shows that tahfiz schools are getting special attention from the Muslim community in Malaysia. Each school offers a variety of schooling systems and curriculums.14 tahfiz schools in Peninsular Malaysia were selected to representthe diversity of selected aspects. This study applies four methods; dialectic philosophical approach, analysis of comparative curriculum, survey and deductive-inductive methods. Based on conclusions drawn from each objectives, the researchers constructed 20 guidelines in developingtahfiz institution model by taking into account the local context and needs. Based on those 20 guidelines, the researchers then suggested four models of tahfiz institutions. Developing tahfiz instituteis a noble deeds and should be supported by all parties. However, efforts to establish tahfizinstitutionsthat are able to achieve the real goal of Islamic education is much more crucial.