Intermediate Level Islamic and Arabic Studies

Overview & courses

The Intermediate Level Islamic and Arabic studies program is designed for students who have already attained a foundational education in Arabic and Islamic studies. This Program will further our students’ understanding and knowledge of Arabic, Islamic Theology, Islamic legal theory, Hadith sciences and more. All the texts covered in the program will be in the Arabic language, while the medium of instruction will be English.

Arabic Language

  • Arabic Sciences II – Grammar
    • This course is Intermediate level study of Arabic Grammar (Nahw). The course will be held once a week and will be taught by Shaykh Amienoellah who brings a wealth of knowledge of the Arabic language and teaching experience. 
  • Arabic Sciences III – Rhetoric
    • This course is a study of Arabic Rhetoric (Balagha). The text studies for this course is al-Balagha al-Wadiha. The course will be held once a week and will be taught by Shaykh Amienoellah who brings a wealth of knowledge of the Arabic language and teaching experience. 
  • Arabic Reader II
    • This course is designed to assist students in developing their competency in reading comprehension by covering selections from various traditional Hadith commentaries and Tafasir. Students will practice reading these texts without harakat and translating them while understanding the various grammatical rules at play with the instructor.

Theology (Aqidah)

  • Scholastic Theology (Kalam) IV
    • This is an Intermediate level course in Scholastic Theology. This course is a cover to cover  study of the commentary of Imam al-Sawi and the famous Ash’ari primer, Jawharat al-Tawhid. The prerequisite for applying for this course to have successfully studied a primer in Ash’ari Aqidah (Sanusi Creed or an equivalent), Maturidi Aqidah (Nasafi Creed or an equivalent), Masail al-Ikhtilaf Bain al-Ashairah wal-Maturidiyyah.

Hadith Sciences (Ulum Al-Hadith)

  • Hadith Sciences II
    • This is an intermediate level course in Hadith Sciences. This course is a cover to cover study of Nuzhat al-Nadhar, the commentary of Nukhbat al-Fikr written by Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. The prerequisite for this course is to have successfully studied Nukhbat al Fikr.

Legal Theory (Usul Al-Fiqh)

  • Legal Theory II
    • This is an intermediate level course in Usul al-Fiqh. This course is a cover to cover study of Lubb al-Usul, the legal theory text written by Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyyah al-Ansari along with its commentary. The prerequisite for this course is to have successfully studied al-Waraqat and a Hanafi primer such as Mukhtasar al-Manar or an equivalent text.

Islamic Law (Fiqh)

  • Islamic Law – Hanafi II
    • This course is a study of Islamic interpersonal law (mu’amalat) in accordance with the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. This course is a study of the Mu’amalat section from Mukhtasar al Quduri. The prerequisite for joining this course is to have successfully studied the Ibadat portion of Mukhtasar al-Quduri or an equivalent Hanafi Ibadat text.
  • Islamic Law – Shafi’i II
    • This course is a study of Islamic interpersonal law as understood by the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence. This course is a study of the Mu’amalat section from al-Ghayah wa-Taqrib. The prerequisite for joining this course is to have successfully studied the Ibadat portion of al-Ghayah wal-Taqrib.

The students can choose to enroll to any number of elective courses which includes additional courses in Islamic Leadership, Islamic Chaplaincy & Counseling etc.

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Program Overview

Program Length

10 months

Format

Online

Effort

Full-time or Part-time

Teaching

Instructor Led

What you’ll Learn

  • Develop an intermediate level understanding of the various Islamic sciences. This entails a deep study in the field of Theology, Hadith sciences, Legal theory, Islamic law and more.
  • Have clarity and ability to think critically
  • Know the Arabic language at an intermediate level
  • Skills in performing research

Who should enroll

Our program is designed for anyone who:

  • Can dedicate themselves to furthering their knowledge of the religion online 
  • Yearns for intellectual & spiritual growth
  • Aims to become a Community leader, Youth leader or Chaplain
  • Aspires to be an Islamic Scholar
  • Seeks a Career in Religious Studies

Admissions Overview

Admissions
Deadlines

  • Early Admissions Deadline – March 31st, 2022
  • Regular Admissions Deadline – July 31st, 2022

Class of 2022-23 Start Date

  • September 19th, 2022

Who can Apply

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements for consideration of admission:

  • 16+ years of age
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent)

Steps to Apply

If you are not ready to apply yet, but have questions or would like to stay in touch, please contact us at admissions@madinainstitute.com

  1. Ensure you have all your required documents
    1. High school diploma or equivalent
    2. Proof of Identification and Documentation for your Residency
  2. Complete Online Application
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  • Please upload unofficial transcripts with your application. We will request official documents once you are admitted into the program.
  • Once you submit your online application, a Madina Institute admissions counselor will be in touch with you to assist with any questions and to provide updates or further instructions.

Program Overview

What our students say

In addition to the fundamental knowledge a Muslim needs, I gained a familiarity with the methadology the scholars engage with the Quran and Sunnah. Moreover, the God-centered academic approach has greatly impacted my work as a Master’s student at Harvard University. When reading papers, I find greater ease in understanding, deconstructing and replying to arguments.
Abdur Raheem
Graduate Student
One of the questions we should ask is: what are we inspired by God to do? Is it to seek endless inspiration as an end? The answer is reflected in the very word which describes knowledge: ‘ilm. When the last two letters are flipped, it gives you ‘amal: action. And what is the first step and foundation of any action? Knowledge.
Ahmed Deeb
Imam & Resident Scholar
The program is a force of nature- each day is filled with so much effort that due to its very essence, it is impossible for us students not to grow. (And InshaAllah, all growth is towards Allah Ta'la). From one week to the next, we can see and feel such a drastic change within ourselves.
Sara Abu Alrub
Entrepreneur & Photographer

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