Explore 6 different Islamic and Arabic Studies Programs that we offer
Islamic Studies Programs
Islamic Studies Programs
The Madina Institute Islamic Studies programs comprise of full-time and part-time 1-year programs, part-time programs online and onsite, and a full-time 3-year program. Find out more information on these programs and offerings…
The Madina Institute Arabic programs encompass an unique teaching methodology that enables students to access the Quran and other Arabic texts in their original form as well as navigate modern usage of the language
Quranic Sciences taught at Madina Institute encompass the subjects of Ulum al-Quran (the understandings of the Quran), Tajwid (recitation), and Tafsir (exegesis). These subjects comprehensively explore the many folds within the study of the Quran, so as to appropriately explore the depth of its knowledge. The Quran is the only religious text with a practical science developed to understand the intricacies of its meanings. Factors of these Quranic study include the nature, content, preservation, historical timeline, context, occasions of revelation, language, style, sentence structure, abrogation, and more.
The Intensive 1-year Arabic Language Studies Program incorporates classical Arabic studies to a modern understanding to make classical texts accessible to students through practical implementation in the modern era. Our curriculum is crafted to suit an accelerated pace of study with an effective implementation of understanding and usage through teaching grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and more. Students will gain practical skills such as reading, writing and speaking through a variety of classroom activities. This model is a unique method of teaching that integrates the Arabic textbooks of the Lisan Al Um series to meet the national standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Note: even though this program is designed as a part of the 1-year Islamic Studies Degree Program, students may opt to study Arabic as a full-time 1-year individual track and earn a completion certificate for the Arabic program.
Hadith Sciences taught at Madina Institute encompass the records of purported actions, statements, and descriptions of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. The prophetic examples are meant to teach Ihsan in practicing the faith as well as establish key elements of Islamic law. Hadith sciences support the study of Quranic sciences, as they provide the prophetic practice of The Book. Students learn the terminology and methodologies to understand the study and evaluation of Hadith literature.
Aqidah (Islamic Theology) is the academic study of the beliefs, attributes, rational proofs, and textual proofs of God. Aqidah is the foundation of the Islamic faith, upon which other subjects are built. Within this subject is the exploration of essential religious beliefs, misconceptions, sectarianism and more. Through detailed study and memorization of classical texts and proofs, students become vested to navigate the landscape of polemics and inter- and intra-religious discussion with sound logic, perspective, and recourse to the original material. Madina Institute offers a well-rounded approach to understanding Aqidah through texts such as Al-Tahawiyyah and The Attributes of God.
Seerah is the study of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (S). The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the mannerisms, ethics, teachings and examples of the prophetic life. Seerah contributes to the holistic understanding of other sciences such as hadith and Quranic sciences, by adding a layer of context. Students explore the Prophetic interactions with society, religion and many facets of his life that contribute to better understanding and loving him (S).
Tazkiyah (purification of the soul) is the study of a balanced approach and implementation of Islamic principles in everyday life. This science implements the practical aspects of spirituality as informed by the bounds of the Quran and authentic Sunnah. Students are taught practical applications of Islamic principles with the aim of closeness to Allah through purifying the heart and soul.
Usul ul-Fiqh (legal theory) is the study of the basis upon which Islamic jurisprudence is derived. This subject explores the origins, proof, and mode of deriving rulings. More than just the theory, students are taught a combination of practical and theoretical aspects of this subject which allow for a comprehensive understanding of Fiqh and its derivation. Since Islam is a faith suitable for all times and places, Usul ul-Fiqh is the key with which we understand how to interact with nuances of the modern era according to the Quran and authentic prophetic sunnah.
Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) is the study of Islamic law that informs the life of a Muslim. From the integrals of prayer to the proper conduct of a financial transaction, Fiqh provides insight into living a balanced life. The study of Fiqh breaks down the obligatory, recommended, permissible, non-recommended, and prohibitions within the bounds of Islam. Within this framework of understanding Fiqh, three of the main schools of thought (madhahib) are taught at Madina Institute by scholars of each area of study: Hanafi Fiqh, Shafi Fiqh, and Maliki Fiqh. The study of Fiqh equips students with the practical knowledge and skills needed to practice the integrals of faith.
Mantiq (logic) is the study of logic applied to Islamic Philosophy. This subject explores the necessity of proper usage and understanding of linguistics, rational proofs, and textual evidence in religious discourse. Mantiq reinforces students with the ability to navigate the field of Islamic Studies with accuracy, depth and a critical eye.
Tarikh (Islamic History) covers the early formative period of Islam and modern developments. This course provides students with an enriched and informed understanding of their religion in the broader historical spectrum. Adding perspective and context to the study of Islamic sciences, contributes to an accurate understanding of macro and micro details of faith. The historical perspective provides a rich interaction with Islamic Studies.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the study of an individual’s ability to perceive, understand and manage their own emotions and others around them. Following the prophetic model, Madina Institute seeks to teach the students how to cultivate personal development, professional leadership, and relationship success through recognizing the relationships between cognition, emotion and behavior. Emotional Intelligence studies equip students with the basic skills necessary to appropriately digest, understand and benefit from their studies in a well-rounded manner.