1-Year Intensive in Islamic & Arabic Studies


Get ready for the year that will change the rest of your life, Insha’Allah: the revolutionary Intensive Program at Madina Institute is a specialized full-time course, carefully crafted so that you can get more in one year than any other Islamic school, seminary or college. 

Need of the hour

As the world continues to evolve, the challenges we face are on a constant rise. In this time of confusion, hate and violence, we look to foster an environment of knowledge and growth to tackle the challenges and to transform oneself intellectually and spiritually. We look to equip our students with the tools to navigate arising contemporary issues by schooling them in traditional knowledge with its application in the modern context. Above all, we look to foster an environment to build the leaders and scholars for today, tomorrow and beyond to transform their community and the world at large into an abode of love & peace.    

The Madina Methodology

Our teaching methodology is extremely unique in its process to teach students the variety of viewpoints within the bounds of Ahl’ Sunnah. This approach provides students with an unbiased understanding of many schools of thought. At Madina, we believe in providing knowledge and information, not indoctrinating a particular point of view. This results in a well-rounded seeker of knowledge. We believe in bringing the best scholars to the students, without requiring the students to travel the world to seek the knowledge they crave. Each student has the opportunity to interact with and study under scholars in a variety of fields from all across the world. We provide students with in-class instruction and one-on-one attention from each teacher.

Program Curriculum



Core courses:


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. 


Quranic Sciences

This encompasses Ulum al-Quran (sciences of the Quran), Tajwid (recitation), and Tafsir (exegesis). These subjects include study of nature, content, preservation, historical timeline, context, occasions of revelation, language, style, sentence structure and more.


Hadith Sciences

This includes the study of the terminologies and methodologies to understand and evaluate the Hadith literature that encompass the records of purported actions, statements, and descriptions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). 


Aqidah (Theology)

This entails a study of the Islamic beliefs regarding the Divine Oneness and attributes of Allah (Tawheed), the Prophets, and the unseen. 


Usul Al Fiqh (Legal Theory)

This covers the principles upon which Islamic jurisprudence is derived and explores the origins, proofs, and modes of deriving rulings.


Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

This is the study of Islamic law as it pertains to the life of a Muslim. From the integrals of prayer to the proper conduct of a financial transaction, Fiqh provides insight into living according to the commands of Allah. 


Seerah (Prophetic Biography)

This entails the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the mannerisms, ethics, and teachings from the prophetic life.


Tarikh (Islamic History) 

This covers the early formative period of Islam focusing on the four rightly guided caliphs and modern developments. 


Tazkiya (Purification of the Heart)

This includes the practical aspects of spirituality bound by the Quran and authentic Sunnah.


Mantiq (Logic) 

This is the study of logic and its application in Islamic Philosophy. This subject explores the necessity of proper usage and understanding of linguistics, rational proofs, and textual evidence in religious discourse. 


Emotional Intelligence

This entails the study of an individual’s ability to perceive, understand and manage their own emotions and others around them.


Elective Courses:


– Advanced Arabic Studies

– Academic Research

– Public Speaking

– Interfaith Dialogue 

– Family counseling

– Youth counseling

Different tracks we offer

An Education that Fits you:

Option to Graduate with only Core Courses: 

Successfully complete the core courses to graduate from the One Year Intensive program in Islamic & Arabic studies. This will provide an intermediate-level understanding of the Arabic language along with intellectual & spiritual growth.

Option to earn a Degree:

Work on an Academic Research paper along with the core courses to earn a 1-year Associates Degree in Islamic Studies. This will pave the way to pursue a 3-year Bachelors Degree and eventually a path in Islamic Scholarship.

Dual Program options:

You can choose to combine your one year program with a Certification in Advanced Arabic and/or a Certification in Community Leadership by completing the appropriate elective courses. This dual program will allow you to pursue a leadership or a career path in Religious Studies.

Program Schedule

– Duration of the One Year Intensive Program is approximately 11 months, from September to July
– Class hours are usually Monday-Thursday 9AM – 5PM, Friday 9AM – 12PM (tentative)
– Students have one or two days off per week and regular breaks throughout the year



10 months




In-class instruction


  • Have a strong foundational understanding of the various Islamic sciences. This entails a deep study in the field of theology, Quranic sciences, Hadith sciences, legal theory, jurisprudence and more.
  • Have clarity and ability to think critically
  • Know the Arabic language at an intermediate or advanced level*
  • Continue in the leadership, scholarship or career path*

*Depending on the elective courses selected


Our program is designed for anyone who:
1) Can take a gap year to learn the foundations of the religion
2) Yearns for intellectual & spiritual growth
3) Desires to be an Imam or Community leader
4) Aims to be a Youth Leader
5) Aspires to be an Islamic Scholar
6) Seeks a Career in Religious Studies


Courses taught by world-renown scholars.


Learn the foundations of faith & more in less than a year.


Earn a Certification in Community Leadership or/and continue with degree programs for Scholarship track

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