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Aalima Course

The Alima course is a comprehensive study of the Islamic Sciences, the breadth of which includes expertise in:  Arabic grammar, Literature, Tafseer al-Qur’an, Hadith, Islamic Law (Fiqh) and Islamic History.  Courses are offered in a traditional environment with students spending approximately six hours per day receiving direct instruction from certified scholars and instructors.

 
The coursework prepares students to become upright citizens with the aptitude to become school teachers, administrators of Islamic Institutions, academic researchers, and writers.  Upon graduation, students may also choose to pursue specialized studies in Fiqh (Ifta), Hadith, Tafseer, and/or other sciences.

FIRST YEAR: 

  • Arabic Grammar/Syntax I
  • Analysis Of Arabic Verbs I
  • Arabic Writing
  • Introduction To Islamic Beliefs
  • Biography Of Prophet Mohammad  (Salallahu ‘Alayhi Wasalam)
  • Biographies Of The Prophets  (Alayhum As-Salaam)
  • Tajweed I
  • Advanced Urdu

SECOND YEAR:

  • Arabic Grammar/Syntax II
  • Analysis Of Arabic Verbs II
  • Approaches To Arabic Literature
  • Biography Of Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu ‘Alayhi Wasalam)
  • Introduction To Principles Of  Jurisprudence (Fiqh)
  • General Fiqh: Mukhtasir Al-Qudoori
  • Introduction To Hadith
  • Biographies Of The Caliphs
  • Islamic History
  • Expository Writing
  • Principles Of Islamic Worship
  • Tajweed II

THIRD YEAR:

  • Arabic Grammar/Syntax III
  • Analysis Of Arabic Verbs III
  • Arabic Literature
  • Persuasive Speech/ Rhetoric I  (Balagha)
  • Logic I
  • Methods In Translation Of The Qur’an
  • Theology I
  • Genesis Of Islamic Law I
  • Hadith Analysis: Approach To Riyadh Us-Saliheen
  • Principles Of Islamic Jurispudence (Usool Al-Shashi)
  • Textual Analysis Of The Qur’an I

FOURTH YEAR:

  • Logic II
  • Persuasive Speech/ Rhetoric II
  • Textual Analysis Of The Qur’an II
  • Advanced Law
  • Public Speaking
  • Comparative Fiqh
  • Genesis Of Islamic Law II
  • Persuasive Dialogue/ Rhetoric II
  • Advanced Literature
  • Advanced Composition
  • Theology II
  • Principles Of Islamic Finance
  • Social And Family Law
  • Qur’anic Sciences And It’s Exegesis  (Tafseer Al-Qur’an)

FIFTH YEAR:

  • Comparative Fiqh
  • Genesis Of Islamic Law III
  • Advanced Qur’anic Sciences And It’s Exegesis  (Tafseer Al-Qur’an)
  • Tafseer Jalalayn
  • Advanced Textual Interpretation Of Hadith (Miskhat)

SIXTH YEAR:

This year is dedicated to advanced studies in ahadith, which includes over 1,000 hours of direct teacher instruction in the prominent ahadith collections:

  • Sahih Al-Bukhari:            Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Sahih Al-Muslim:             Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Sunan At-Tirmizhi:          Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Sunan Abu Dawood:        Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Sunan Ibn Majah:            Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Sunan Nisaee:                Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis
  • Muwatta Imam Malik:       Hadith Methodology, Readings, And Analysis

 

 

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