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Foundation Level | Islamic Scholarship Programme

Overview

The Foundation level in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences is tailored for students of Islamic knowledge who are just beginning their journey. The course provides a solid basis in Islamic scholarship through part-time study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers in the UK, including Shaykh Akram Nadwi. The year-long course forms the first level of ASI’s six-year Alimiyyah Programme and can also be taken as an independent programme of study. Students who successfully complete all modules of the Foundation level (including written assignments and examinations) will be awarded a Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences.


Qualification

Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Foundation level of the Islamic Scholarship Programme.

A student’s aptitude is tested throughout the year by a series of examinations and assignments designed to prepare the student for their end of year exams. The outcome of these exams will form the substance of the certification.

Students who decide to exit the Islamic Scholarship Programme at the end of this stage will be issued a transcript of their results and can request and academic reference from the Institute to aid in their undergraduate or postgraduate applications. They will also be eligible to apply for entry onto the Intermediate level of the ISP.

Course Structure

The programme is delivered by a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, all of which are streamed live and uploaded onto our Virtual Madrasah for students to review and revise at their own convenience. This level consists of eight mandatory modules, covering Arabic language extensively, as well as Islamic law, hadith, Quranic studies, and the principle sciences underpinning these disciplines. Students will also have the opportunity to further their studies by travelling abroad with the institute on the annual Sacred Science Journey and the Summer Residential Retreat. These are highly recommended for students who are able to dedicate the time to deepen their understanding of the material covered in the classroom and to be taught by international scholars.


Teaching Delivery

Introduction

Our unique three-tier structure makes our Alimiyyah Degree unlike any other. The Degree is split into three-distinct levels: Foundation Level, Intermediate Level, and the world-renowned Advanced Level – taught exclusively by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. These three programmes together form the UK’s first part-time ‘Alimiyyah Degree taught exclusively in the English language.

Core Lectures

All students of the Islamic Scholarship Programme will come together for the compulsory lectures on Study Sundays. These are the core lectures and take place during term-time over 30 weeks (or 24 for the Advanced level). They provide the core information that you will discuss in tutorials, essays or examinations. All of the core lectures take place onsite (in London) and are streamed live to our online students all over the world. Afterwards, the recordings are made available to all students via the Virtual Madrasah: ASI’s flagship learning management system.

Tutorials

Tutorials take place during a weekday evening – usually lasting no more than two hours. Tutorials allow students to review their answers or theories that have been developed over the duration of the course, and to explore ideas that arise in discussion with your peers and tutors.

Workshops

Workshops are arranged to provide the practical study experience that cannot always be assured in the classroom setting. Visits to graveyards to witness the Islamic funeral rites, or boot-camps in essential study skills are typical first-year workshops.

Seminars

Seminars develop your ability to think for yourself – an essential ability for academic success and perhaps the single most important skill that is developed by students at ASI. You will learn to present and defend your opinions, accept constructive criticism, and consolidate your lessons into a coherent and articulate perspective.

Term dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

Autumn term: Sunday 8th October 2016 – Sunday 10th December 2016
Winter term: Sunday 7th January 2017 – Sunday 11th March 2017
Spring term: Sunday 15th April 2017 – Sunday 17th June 2017

Core Lectures: 30 full-day lectures on Sundays during the academic term-time
Workshops: 2-5 half-day practical sessions on Saturdays throughout the calendar year
Seminars: 8-15 one-day intensive seminars throughout the calendar year
Knowledge Retreat: 10 days abroad during term breaks (April 2018)
Residential: 7 days intensive teaching during summer holidays (August 2018)


Timetable for Core Lectures

Term 1     Term 2           Term 3   
Time Module
10am-11am Arabic Applied Arabic Applied Arabic Applied Arabic
11am-12pm Arabic Arabic Grammar Arabic Grammar Arabic Grammar
12pm-1pm Arabic Arabic Morphology Arabic Morphology Arabic Morphology
1pm-2pm LUNCH BREAK
2pm-3pm Islamic Law Chapters of Worship Chapters of Worship Chapters of Worship
3pm-4pm Hadith Riyad al-Salihin Riyad al-Salihin Riyad al-Salihin
4pm-5pm Islamic Sciences Usul al-Fiqh Usul al-Hadith Usul al-Tafsir
5pm-6pm Quranic Exegesis Surah Yusuf Surah Yusuf Surah Yusuf

Provisional timetable subject to confirmation.

Course Modules

Modules Units Credits
Arabic Language
  • Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic
  • Unit 2: Arabic Grammar
  • Unit 3: Applied Arabic
  • Seminar 1: Principles of Arabic Grammar (Text: Mabadi al-Nahw)
  • Seminar 2: Principles of Arabic Morphology (Text: Mabadi al-Tasrif)
  • Tutorial: Applied Arabic Language and Literature
90
Hadith Studies
  • Unit 1: Hadith Analysis (Text: Riyad al-Salihin)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration
  • Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations (Text: Bustan al-Muhaddithin)
30
Islamic Law
  • Unit 1: Chapters of Worship (Text: Mukhtasar al-Quduri)
  • Seminar 1: Muslim Life in the Modern Era
  • Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification
  • Workshop 2: Zakah Calculation
  • Workshop 3: Rituals of Burial
30
Quranic Studies
  • Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis
  • Seminar 1: Exegesis of The Last Ten Surahs
30
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Text: Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
10
Principles of Prophetic Traditions
  • Unit 1: Principles of Hadith Classification (Text: Turfat al-Turaf)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature
  • Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions
10
Principles of Quranic Exegesis
  • Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Text: al-Tashil li Ulum al-Tanzil)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
  • Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
10
Skills and Training
  • Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation
  • Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation
  • Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student
  • Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology
AUX

Module 1: Arabic Language

Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic

Unit 2: Arabic Grammar

Unit 3: Applied Arabic

Seminar 1: Introduction to Arabic Grammar

Seminar 2: Introduction to Arabic Morphology

Tutorials: Applied Arabic Language and Literature

Overview

The Certificate in Classical Arabic Language has been developed to take students from a beginner’s level in Arabic studies to proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus will be on introducing students to the principles of Arabic grammar and morphology and familiarising them with the language in a natural manner. The rules and patterns that form the basis of the Arabic language will be taught in the first hour, with detailed vocabulary, translations, literary extracts and the applied ‘living’ Arabic taught in the remainder of the lesson.

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Primary Text

Various

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of sentences
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the varying grammatical morphology
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of Arabic verbs
  • Differentiate and apply gender, number and form structures to verbs
  • Demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills

Module 2: Hadith Studies

Unit 1: Hadith Analysis

Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration

Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations

Overview

The module has been developed to introduce students to hadith studies and to derive points of benefit from the prophetic traditions. The style and method of teaching will be to encourage students to understand the essence of the teachings of the Prophet (saw), rather than to discuss any legal injunctions stemming from them (which will, undoubtedly, be touched upon at times). As such, this module simultaneously encompasses an important element to the programme, which is the tarbiyyah and personal development of the student.

Primary Text

Riyad al-Salihin

About the Text

The text, in English: The Gardens of the Righteous, is a two volume collection of 1,905 hadiths compiled by the renowned jurist and hadith scholar Imam Nawawi. Unlike many compilations of hadith, the book does not focus on Islamic law, but rather on the ethics and moral teachings of the Prophet.

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About the Author

Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi – better known simply as Imam Nawawi – was a prominent Shafi’i scholar and prolific author of the 7th Century A.H. / 13thCentury C.E. Born just outside of Damascus in the small town of Nawa, he was revered during his lifetime for his piety and commitment to Islamic knowledge and granted the epithet of Muhiyyadin (Reviver of the Religion). He authored many influential books, including the well-known Al-Arbaun al-Nawawi (40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi) and what is considered today as one of the greatest commentaries of Sahih Muslim. He passed away at the young age of 45 in 676 A.H. / 1277 C.E.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate certain texts of hadith
  • Understand how these same narrations can be understood and applied in our time to modern questions that the community faces
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of tazkiyah and ihsan

Module 3: Islamic Law

Unit 1: Chapters of Worship

Seminar: Muslim Life in the Modern Era

Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification

Workshop 2: Rituals of Burial

Workshop 3: Zakah Calculation

Overview

This module covers the necessary aspects of the Islamic law of personal worship from the five pillars of Islam. Students will study ritual purification (taharah), the daily prescribed prayers (salah), purifying alms (zakah), fasting during the month of Ramadan (sawm) and the major pilgrimage (hajj); together with the textual evidences for these rulings. The Hanafi School of law will be the governing doctrine for the module, however views and evidences from the Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools of law will also be discussed.

Primary Text

Mukhtasar al-Quduri

About the Text

Mukhtasar al-Quduri is one of the most celebrated and influential treatises in any Islamic legal school and is the foundation for the Hanafi School of law. It is both the first source for scholars and a manual for the general reader.

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About the Author

The author of Mukhtasar al-Quduri, the Hanafi jurist Abul-Husayn al-Quduri, was born in Baghdad in 362 A.H. / 973 C.E. and died on Sunday 5th Rajab 428 A.H. /1037 C.E. aged 66. Ibn Khallikan, Ibn Kathir, Ibn al-Jawzi (and others) considered him to be an utterly truthful hadith narrator (saduq) – which is a testament to his knowledge and memory in the field of hadith studies. He was one of the verifiers of the most authentic positions (ashab al-tarjih) in the Hanafi School of law, which is one of the highest levels one can attain.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand the Islamic law related to the five pillars of Islam
  • Cite textual evidences for ritual practices of worship
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of Hanafi School of law
  • Appreciate the differences of opinion existing in other Schools

Module 4: Quranic Studies

Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis

Seminar: Exegesis of the Last Ten Surahs

Overview

In this module various Chapters (surah) of the Quran will be studied with theological, legal and spiritual emphases. Classical and contemporary interpretations of the Quran in the Muslim world will also be discussed and critically analysed, as well as highlighting the concept of thematic and structural coherence in the Quran; a concept which was developed by the great Indian scholar Mawlana Hamid al-Din Farahi (d.1930).

Primary Text

The Quran

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the major exegetical types and works
  • Critically analyse and evaluate Quranic exegetical works
  • Relate multiple meanings of Quranic text by reference to exegetical works
  • Demonstrate critical ability to deduct theological, legal and spiritual meanings from the Quranic verses by following correct exegetical methodology

Module 5: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Seminar: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Overview

This module will cover the main areas of Islamic jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh), and the historic, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools. The focus will be the four primary sources of Islamic law, together with the supplementary sources used in the practice of ijtihad (independent legal deduction).

Primary Text

Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh

About the Text

Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh is part of a series of five books written by Shaykh Akram Nadwi in order to introduce the sciences of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Arabic language. The book provides an introduction to Usul al-Fiqh in a concise yet comprehensive manner, making it a suitable book for beginners.

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About the Author

Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who has resided in England for an extensive time. After receiving in-depth training to an advanced level in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow, India, and receiving a PhD in Arabic literature from Lucknow University, he became a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, where he conducted research for a number of years (including topics of Hadith and Sufi orders in India).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of usul al-fiqh
  • Appreciate the methodology of Islamic law-making
  • Critically evaluate the primary and supplementary sources of Islamic law
  • Consider the arguments and propositions used in legal rulings (fatwas)

Module 6: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Unit 1: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Seminar: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature

Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Overview

Studying the principles of hadith terminology and criticism is a major component of hadith studies (ulum al-hadith). The goal of the course is to help the student become acquainted with the most important terms in hadith criticism and gain a practical understanding of what these terms mean when applied in hadith analysis and isnad criticism.

Primary Text

Turfat al-Turaf

About the Text

The text, also known as Manzumat Alqab al-Hadith, is a fifty verse rhyme (nazm) by the great North African scholar Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad al-‘Arabi ibn Abu al-Mahasin al-Fasi (d.1052 AH). The poem introduces the most important terminology in hadith sciences in a systematic and structured way. The text itself has been popular in North Africa for centuries, and is a superior introductory text than the more famous Sharqi text, al-Bayquniyya.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between hadith and Sunnah
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different phases in the collating of hadith literature in the first three centuries of Islam
  • Evaluate the methods used to classify hadith
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hadith types and their definitions
  • Differentiate between the levels of authenticity of hadith narrations

Module 7: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Seminar: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation

Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

The Study of usul al-tafsir, the principles of Quranic exegesis, is part of the broader subject of ‘ulum al-Quran. The goal is to become acquainted with the essential aspects of the Scripture and rules of interpretation so as to avoid erring in one’s understanding. At the introductory level, it is important to gain an overview of the main features of the sacred text and the disciplines that are connected to it, so as to lay the foundation for the technical studies to follow.

Primary Text

Al-Tashil li ‘ulum al-Tanzil

About the Text

The author of the text, Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, states that the first part of his introduction consists of ‘comprehensive general principles [of Usul al-Tafsir] within beneficial sections’. This is an apt description. The text gives a sound, accessible overview of the principles of Quranic Exegesis in a simple Arabic language, making it a perfect introductory text for the beginner. The text is a total 15 pages in length and sets out a solid foundation in the study of Usul al-Tafsir.

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About the Author

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi (1321 – 1357) was a scholar and a writer of poetry, history, and law from Al-Andalus. Ibn Juzayy wrote the Rihla of Ibn Battuta in 1352-55. He wrote many religious works such as his Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah (The Laws of Jurisprudence) a comparative manual of the jurisprudence of the five Sunni madhhabs (Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi`i, Hanbali, Dhahiri) with emphasis on the Maliki school. He is also famous for his tafsir of the Quran, his book on legal theory Aqrab al-Wusul `ala `Ilm al-Usul (The Nearest of Paths to the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence). He died in Fez in 1357, two years after the completion of the Rihla.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand the history of the development of Quranic exegesis
  • Understand the Quran through a methodical approach to its interpretation
  • Understand the terminology and general principles used in Quranic exegesis
  • Analyse and evaluate interpretations of the Quran in text and other literature
  • Apply different exegetical methods to the interpretation of the Quran

Module 8: Skills and Training

Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation

Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation

Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student

Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology

Overview

The Skills and Training module consists of the essential skills that will enhance the students’ development whilst at ASI. Students who have entered onto the programme without any prior studies in the science of Quran recitation (tajwid) will be able to study the theory and practice of the discipline in supplementary classes conducted online. Similarly, etiquettes of a student of knowledge is an essential point of study for those embarking upon the noble path of religious knowledge. In addition, Academic Writing and Research Methodology will detail the best practices in constructing a written paper, transliterating from Arabic into English (and back again), and referencing methods in academic articles, journals and assignments.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory (rules) of tajwid
  • Recite the last ten Surahs of the Quran from memory
  • Appreciate the values and etiquettes sought after in a student of Islamic knowledge
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the most crucial elements of academic writing and study skills
  • Confidently reference using the most popular referencing methods, including Chicago, Harvard and OSCOLA
  • Understand the need for consistent transliteration and demonstrate proficiency in this regard

Sacred Sciences Journey

The Sacred Sciences Journey is an exclusive ASI programme designed to enhance participants’ spiritual and intellectual development. Students will travel with Shaykh Akram Nadwi to visit and study under a number of scholars from around the globe; from Morocco, Egypt, and Turkey to the two Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Exposure to different international scholars enables students to develop a truly global insight and collect a portfolio of ijazah from the leading scholars of our time. For instance, in April 2015 students performed ‘Umrah with the Shaykh and studied with some of the most highly respected scholars of hadith in the Hijaz; collecting many ijazahs and connecting with the senior ‘ulema from Makkah and Madinah al-Munawarah. In April 2016, the SSJ took students to North Africa to the heart of Maliki scholarship: Morocco.

In April 2017, students will spend 10 days on the journey covering an intensive syllabus and connecting with the scholars, both junior and senior. The time spent on the trip will be split into two: the first for beginners and introductory level students to benefit from the teachings and companionship of fellow students of knowledge. The second, for intermediate and advanced level students, to recite and visit various scholars and collect a portfolio of ijazahs during the journey. A minimum of 5 hours’ instruction will be offered on a daily basis. This incredible journey will allow students to participate in collecting different ijazahs and isnads from scholars, linking them to the scholarly traditions around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when do the classes take place?

The classes are held on Sundays in east London from 10am – 6pm.

Is the programme taught in English?

Yes. The entire programme is taught in the English language. Many of the texts are studied in the original Arabic with translation, explanation, and tuition in English.

I have a very busy schedule and cannot always dedicate an entire Sunday to my studies. Are the classes mandatory to attend?

Yes and no. Onsite students are required to attend every class and will be penalised for unauthorised absences. Online students have a little more flexibility to allow for the differences in time zones. However, it is strongly recommended for all students to attend all classes live.

Can I study the entire programme online?

Yes. The entire ISP can be studied online from start to finish. Further, recorded access is available for all core lectures.

Does Shaykh Akram Nadwi teach the entire programme?

No. There are over 12 faculty members teaching throughout the ISP who are experts in their respective fields. Shaykh Akram teaches modules in every year of the programme and teaches the Advanced level exclusively. The Shaykh ultimately authorises the graduation from ASI, but he does not teach everything!

Is the Alimiyyah Degree recognised by Nadwat al-‘Ulama or any national or international universities?

At the moment – no. The entire programme is authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi.

How will I be assessed?

Good question! Students are assessed by a mixture of written assignments and examinations, as well as an independent research project in the final year. For more details visit: www.alsalam.ac.uk/assessment

Do I have to sit the exams in the UK even if I live abroad?

No. All exams and assignments are conducted online via the ASI Virtual Madrasa. The Advanced level exams are required to be sat onsite. Students living outside of the UK are able to sit these exams at a designated test centre near to their location.

What happens once I graduate?

Graduates of ASI are marked by their embodiment of religious knowledge and are encouraged to contribute to society through their writings, actions, and dealings with others. Graduates may also choose to pursue post-graduate study in order to specialise in legal verdicts, hadith classification, or Arabic language.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Yes and no. Unfortunately ASI is no longer able to financially support students attending the Institute due to a lack of scholarship funds. However, there are a number of instalment plans available for students who struggle to pay the entire fees upfront.

What are the tuition fees?

Tuition starts from £1,550 per annum. For further details please visit: www.alsalam.ac.uk/fees

Is the Sacred Sciences Journey a part of the Islamic Scholarship Programme?

Yes and no. The SSJ initiative came about in order to enable students of the ISP to visit and gain ijazah from some of the leading scholars of the Muslim world. However it is an elective module and is priced separately.

Is the Sacred Sciences Journey only for students of the ISP?

No. The SSJ is open to external students from all across the world.

What texts are studied on the SSJ?

The syllabus changes from year to year, but will typically include a mixture of introductory level modules for beginners and maqra’ (hadith reading) sessions for senior students of knowledge.

The SSJ sounds amazing. Where can I find more information?

www.alsalam.ac.uk/residentials

Can I enrol one year at a time, instead of all six years at once?

Yes.

How many teaching hours are there per week?

There are 7-8 hours of core lectures on a weekly basis, as well as an average of 4 hours per week in seminars and tutorials.

How many hours of independent study is recommended?

We recommend 4 hours of independent study per week, in addition to the core lectures on Sundays.

I live outside of London. Should I attend onsite or online?

Onsite – if possible. Students of the ISP commute from all over the UK on a weekly basis in order to benefit from the classroom experience.

What are the entry requirements to join the programme?

A basic ability to recognise Arabic characters is required for entry onto the Foundation level.

I have been studying the Islamic sciences for quite a while on my own, do I have to start at the Foundation level?

No. Students who have already graduated from an Islamic studies programme may be eligible to enter directly into the Intermediate or Advanced levels of the ISP.

How can I determine which level I should enrol onto?

Contact admissions@alsalam.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 20 8090 1623.

Will I automatically be enrolled onto the following year?

No. Entry onto the next year of the ISP is subject to satisfactory results in the end of year examinations.

Where do I sign up?

www.alsalam.ac.uk/isp

Tuition Fees for 2017-2018

 

Single Payment (GBP) Instalment Plan (GBP)
3x Total
Onsite £1,550 £600 £1,800
Online £1,850 £700 £2,100

 

Visit alsalam.ac.uk/fees for further information

Onsite: Onsite students are those who choose to attend the lectures on Sundays in London. The benefit of attending onsite is that students are able to study directly from the teachers and benefit from the classroom environment. Onsite students (all students of the ISP) will also have recorded access to all of the core lectures lectures a few days after the lessons are delivered.
Online: The online enrolment option is available for students who live outside of London or cannot travel to the class venue on a weekly basis. The classes are streamed live online to students all over the world via the ASI Virtual Madrasah. Lessons are streamed at high-definition with a multi-camera setup, facilitating an interactive learning environment for dynamic student engagement and participation.

Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences[1 Year]

Application Deadline: Open

Status: We are accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Foundation Level

Islamic Scholarship Programme

Overview

The Foundation level in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences is tailored for students of Islamic knowledge who are just beginning their journey. The course provides a solid basis in Islamic scholarship through part-time study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers in the UK, including Shaykh Akram Nadwi. The year-long course forms the first level of ASI’s six-year Alimiyyah Programme and can also be taken as an independent programme of study. Students who successfully complete all modules of the Foundation level (including written assignments and examinations) will be awarded a Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences.


Qualification

Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Foundation level of the Islamic Scholarship Programme.

A student’s aptitude is tested throughout the year by a series of examinations and assignments designed to prepare the student for their end of year exams. The outcome of these exams will form the substance of the certification.

Students who decide to exit the Islamic Scholarship Programme at the end of this stage will be issued a transcript of their results and can request and academic reference from the Institute to aid in their undergraduate or postgraduate applications. They will also be eligible to apply for entry onto the Intermediate level of the ISP.

Course Structure

The programme is delivered by a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, all of which are streamed live and uploaded onto our Virtual Madrasah for students to review and revise at their own convenience. This level consists of eight mandatory modules, covering Arabic language extensively, as well as Islamic law, hadith, Quranic studies, and the principle sciences underpinning these disciplines. Students will also have the opportunity to further their studies by travelling abroad with the institute on the annual Sacred Science Journey and the Summer Residential Retreat. These are highly recommended for students who are able to dedicate the time to deepen their understanding of the material covered in the classroom and to be taught by international scholars.


Teaching Delivery

Introduction

Our unique three-tier structure makes our Alimiyyah Degree unlike any other. The Degree is split into three-distinct levels: Foundation Level, Intermediate Level, and the world-renowned Advanced Level – taught exclusively by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. These three programmes together form the UK’s first part-time ‘Alimiyyah Degree taught exclusively in the English language.

Core Lectures

All students of the Islamic Scholarship Programme will come together for the compulsory lectures on Study Sundays. These are the core lectures and take place during term-time over 30 weeks (or 24 for the Advanced level). They provide the core information that you will discuss in tutorials, essays or examinations. All of the core lectures take place onsite (in London) and are streamed live to our online students all over the world. Afterwards, the recordings are made available to all students via the Virtual Madrasah: ASI’s flagship learning management system.

Tutorials

Tutorials take place during a weekday evening – usually lasting no more than two hours. Tutorials allow students to review their answers or theories that have been developed over the duration of the course, and to explore ideas that arise in discussion with your peers and tutors.

Workshops

Workshops are arranged to provide the practical study experience that cannot always be assured in the classroom setting. Visits to graveyards or historical sites, or boot-camps in essential study skills are typical first-year workshops.

Seminars

Seminars develop your ability to think for yourself – an essential ability for academic success and perhaps the single most important skill that is developed by students at ASI. You will learn to present and defend your opinions, accept constructive criticism, and consolidate your lessons into a coherent and articulate perspective.

Term dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

Autumn term: Sunday 8th October 2016 – Sunday 10th December 2016
Winter term: Sunday 7th January 2017 – Sunday 11th March 2017
Spring term: Sunday 15th April 2017 – Sunday 17th June 2017

Core Lectures: 30 full-day lectures on Sundays during the academic term-time
Workshops: 2-5 half-day practical sessions on Saturdays throughout the calendar year
Seminars: 8-15 one-day intensive seminars throughout the calendar year
Knowledge Retreat: 10 days abroad during term breaks (April 2018)
Residential: 7 days intensive teaching during summer holidays (August 2018)


Timetable for Core Lectures

Term 1     Term 2           Term 3   
Time Module
10am-11am Arabic Access to the Quran Applied Arabic Applied Arabic
11am-12pm Arabic Applied Arabic Arabic Grammar Arabic Grammar
12pm-1pm Arabic Applied Arabic Arabic Literature Arabic Literature
1pm-2pm LUNCH BREAK
2pm-3pm Islamic Law Purification & Prayer Prayer & Charity Fasting & Pilgrimage
3pm-4pm Hadith Ibn Abi Jamrah Ibn Abi Jamrah Ibn Abi Jamrah
4pm-5pm Islamic Sciences Usul al-Fiqh Usul al-Hadith Usul al-Tafsir
5pm-6pm Quranic Exegesis Surah Yusuf Surah Yusuf Surah Yusuf

 

Course Modules

Modules Units Credits
Arabic Language
  • Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic
  • Unit 2: Arabic Grammar
  • Unit 3: Applied Arabic
  • Seminar 1: Principles of Arabic Grammar (Text: Mabadi al-Nahw)
  • Seminar 2: Principles of Arabic Morphology (Text: Mabadi al-Tasrif)
  • Tutorial: Applied Arabic Language and Literature
90
Hadith Studies
  • Unit 1: Hadith Analysis (Text: Riyad al-Salihin)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration
  • Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations (Text: Bustan al-Muhaddithin)
30
Islamic Law
  • Unit 1: Chapters of Worship (Text: Mukhtasar al-Quduri)
  • Seminar 1: Muslim Life in the Modern Era
  • Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification
  • Workshop 2: Zakah Calculation
  • Workshop 3: Rituals of Burial
30
Quranic Studies
  • Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis
  • Seminar 1: Exegesis of The Last Ten Surahs
30
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Text: Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
10
Principles of Prophetic Traditions
  • Unit 1: Principles of Hadith Classification (Text: Turfat al-Turaf)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature
  • Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions
10
Principles of Quranic Exegesis
  • Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Text: al-Tashil li Ulum al-Tanzil)
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
  • Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
10
Skills and Training
  • Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation
  • Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation
  • Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student
  • Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology
AUX

Module 1: Arabic Language

Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic

Unit 2: Arabic Grammar

Unit 3: Applied Arabic

Seminar 1: Introduction to Arabic Grammar

Seminar 2: Introduction to Arabic Morphology

Tutorials: Applied Arabic Language and Literature

Overview

The Certificate in Classical Arabic Language has been developed to take students from a beginner’s level in Arabic studies to proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus will be on introducing students to the principles of Arabic grammar and morphology and familiarising them with the language in a natural manner. The rules and patterns that form the basis of the Arabic language will be taught in the first hour, with detailed vocabulary, translations, literary extracts and the applied ‘living’ Arabic taught in the remainder of the lesson.

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Primary Text

Various

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of sentences
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the varying grammatical morphology
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of Arabic verbs
  • Differentiate and apply gender, number and form structures to verbs
  • Demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills

Module 2: Hadith Studies

Unit 1: Hadith Analysis

Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration

Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations

Overview

The module has been developed to introduce students to hadith studies and to derive points of benefit from the prophetic traditions. The style and method of teaching will be to encourage students to understand the essence of the teachings of the Prophet (saw), rather than to discuss any legal injunctions stemming from them (which will, undoubtedly, be touched upon at times). As such, this module simultaneously encompasses an important element to the programme, which is the tarbiyyah and personal development of the student.

Primary Text

Riyad al-Salihin

About the Text

The text, in English: The Gardens of the Righteous, is a two volume collection of 1,905 hadiths compiled by the renowned jurist and hadith scholar Imam Nawawi. Unlike many compilations of hadith, the book does not focus on Islamic law, but rather on the ethics and moral teachings of the Prophet.

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About the Author

Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi – better known simply as Imam Nawawi – was a prominent Shafi’i scholar and prolific author of the 7th Century A.H. / 13thCentury C.E. Born just outside of Damascus in the small town of Nawa, he was revered during his lifetime for his piety and commitment to Islamic knowledge and granted the epithet of Muhiyyadin (Reviver of the Religion). He authored many influential books, including the well-known Al-Arbaun al-Nawawi (40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi) and what is considered today as one of the greatest commentaries of Sahih Muslim. He passed away at the young age of 45 in 676 A.H. / 1277 C.E.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate certain texts of hadith
  • Understand how these same narrations can be understood and applied in our time to modern questions that the community faces
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of tazkiyah and ihsan

Module 3: Islamic Law

Unit 1: Chapters of Worship

Seminar: Muslim Life in the Modern Era

Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification

Workshop 2: Rituals of Burial

Workshop 3: Zakah Calculation

Overview

This module covers the necessary aspects of the Islamic law of personal worship from the five pillars of Islam. Students will study ritual purification (taharah), the daily prescribed prayers (salah), purifying alms (zakah), fasting during the month of Ramadan (sawm) and the major pilgrimage (hajj); together with the textual evidences for these rulings. The Hanafi School of law will be the governing doctrine for the module, however views and evidences from the Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools of law will also be discussed.

Primary Text

Mukhtasar al-Quduri

About the Text

Mukhtasar al-Quduri is one of the most celebrated and influential treatises in any Islamic legal school and is the foundation for the Hanafi School of law. It is both the first source for scholars and a manual for the general reader.

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About the Author

The author of Mukhtasar al-Quduri, the Hanafi jurist Abul-Husayn al-Quduri, was born in Baghdad in 362 A.H. / 973 C.E. and died on Sunday 5th Rajab 428 A.H. /1037 C.E. aged 66. Ibn Khallikan, Ibn Kathir, Ibn al-Jawzi (and others) considered him to be an utterly truthful hadith narrator (saduq) – which is a testament to his knowledge and memory in the field of hadith studies. He was one of the verifiers of the most authentic positions (ashab al-tarjih) in the Hanafi School of law, which is one of the highest levels one can attain.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand the Islamic law related to the five pillars of Islam
  • Cite textual evidences for ritual practices of worship
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of Hanafi School of law
  • Appreciate the differences of opinion existing in other Schools

Module 4: Quranic Studies

Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis

Seminar: Exegesis of the Last Ten Surahs

Overview

In this module various Chapters (surah) of the Quran will be studied with theological, legal and spiritual emphases. Classical and contemporary interpretations of the Quran in the Muslim world will also be discussed and critically analysed, as well as highlighting the concept of thematic and structural coherence in the Quran; a concept which was developed by the great Indian scholar Mawlana Hamid al-Din Farahi (d.1930).

Primary Text

The Quran

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the major exegetical types and works
  • Critically analyse and evaluate Quranic exegetical works
  • Relate multiple meanings of Quranic text by reference to exegetical works
  • Demonstrate critical ability to deduct theological, legal and spiritual meanings from the Quranic verses by following correct exegetical methodology

Module 5: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Seminar: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Overview

This module will cover the main areas of Islamic jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh), and the historic, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools. The focus will be the four primary sources of Islamic law, together with the supplementary sources used in the practice of ijtihad (independent legal deduction).

Primary Text

Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh

About the Text

Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh is part of a series of five books written by Shaykh Akram Nadwi in order to introduce the sciences of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Arabic language. The book provides an introduction to Usul al-Fiqh in a concise yet comprehensive manner, making it a suitable book for beginners.

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About the Author

Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who has resided in England for an extensive time. After receiving in-depth training to an advanced level in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow, India, and receiving a PhD in Arabic literature from Lucknow University, he became a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, where he conducted research for a number of years (including topics of Hadith and Sufi orders in India).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of usul al-fiqh
  • Appreciate the methodology of Islamic law-making
  • Critically evaluate the primary and supplementary sources of Islamic law
  • Consider the arguments and propositions used in legal rulings (fatwas)

Module 6: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Unit 1: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Seminar: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature

Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Overview

Studying the principles of hadith terminology and criticism is a major component of hadith studies (ulum al-hadith). The goal of the course is to help the student become acquainted with the most important terms in hadith criticism and gain a practical understanding of what these terms mean when applied in hadith analysis and isnad criticism.

Primary Text

Turfat al-Turaf

About the Text

The text, also known as Manzumat Alqab al-Hadith, is a fifty verse rhyme (nazm) by the great North African scholar Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad al-‘Arabi ibn Abu al-Mahasin al-Fasi (d.1052 AH). The poem introduces the most important terminology in hadith sciences in a systematic and structured way. The text itself has been popular in North Africa for centuries, and is a superior introductory text than the more famous Sharqi text, al-Bayquniyya.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between hadith and Sunnah
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different phases in the collating of hadith literature in the first three centuries of Islam
  • Evaluate the methods used to classify hadith
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hadith types and their definitions
  • Differentiate between the levels of authenticity of hadith narrations

Module 7: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Seminar: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation

Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

The Study of usul al-tafsir, the principles of Quranic exegesis, is part of the broader subject of ‘ulum al-Quran. The goal is to become acquainted with the essential aspects of the Scripture and rules of interpretation so as to avoid erring in one’s understanding. At the introductory level, it is important to gain an overview of the main features of the sacred text and the disciplines that are connected to it, so as to lay the foundation for the technical studies to follow.

Primary Text

Al-Tashil li ‘ulum al-Tanzil

About the Text

The author of the text, Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, states that the first part of his introduction consists of ‘comprehensive general principles [of Usul al-Tafsir] within beneficial sections’. This is an apt description. The text gives a sound, accessible overview of the principles of Quranic Exegesis in a simple Arabic language, making it a perfect introductory text for the beginner. The text is a total 15 pages in length and sets out a solid foundation in the study of Usul al-Tafsir.

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About the Author

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi (1321 – 1357) was a scholar and a writer of poetry, history, and law from Al-Andalus. Ibn Juzayy wrote the Rihla of Ibn Battuta in 1352-55. He wrote many religious works such as his Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah (The Laws of Jurisprudence) a comparative manual of the jurisprudence of the five Sunni madhhabs (Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi`i, Hanbali, Dhahiri) with emphasis on the Maliki school. He is also famous for his tafsir of the Quran, his book on legal theory Aqrab al-Wusul `ala `Ilm al-Usul (The Nearest of Paths to the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence). He died in Fez in 1357, two years after the completion of the Rihla.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand the history of the development of Quranic exegesis
  • Understand the Quran through a methodical approach to its interpretation
  • Understand the terminology and general principles used in Quranic exegesis
  • Analyse and evaluate interpretations of the Quran in text and other literature
  • Apply different exegetical methods to the interpretation of the Quran

Module 8: Skills and Training

Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation

Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation

Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student

Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology

Overview

The Skills and Training module consists of the essential skills that will enhance the students’ development whilst at ASI. Students who have entered onto the programme without any prior studies in the science of Quran recitation (tajwid) will be able to study the theory and practice of the discipline in supplementary classes conducted online. Similarly, etiquettes of a student of knowledge is an essential point of study for those embarking upon the noble path of religious knowledge. In addition, Academic Writing and Research Methodology will detail the best practices in constructing a written paper, transliterating from Arabic into English (and back again), and referencing methods in academic articles, journals and assignments.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory (rules) of tajwid
  • Recite the last ten Surahs of the Quran from memory
  • Appreciate the values and etiquettes sought after in a student of Islamic knowledge
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the most crucial elements of academic writing and study skills
  • Confidently reference using the most popular referencing methods, including Chicago, Harvard and OSCOLA
  • Understand the need for consistent transliteration and demonstrate proficiency in this regard

Sacred Science Journey

The Sacred Sciences Journey is an exclusive ASI programme designed to enhance participants’ spiritual and intellectual development. Students will travel with Shaykh Akram Nadwi to visit and study under a number of scholars from around the globe; from Morocco, Egypt, and Turkey to the two Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Exposure to different international scholars enables students to develop a truly global insight and collect a portfolio of ijazah from the leading scholars of our time. For instance, in April 2015 students performed ‘Umrah with the Shaykh and studied with some of the most highly respected scholars of hadith in the Hijaz; collecting many ijazahs and connecting with the senior ‘ulema from Mecca and Madinah al-Munawarah. In April 2016, the SSJ took students to North Africa to the heart of Maliki scholarship: Morocco.

In April 2017, students will spend 10 days on the journey covering an intensive syllabus and connecting with the scholars, both junior and senior. The time spent on the trip will be split into two: the first for beginners and introductory level students to benefit from the teachings and companionship of fellow students of knowledge. The second, for intermediate and advanced level students, to recite and visit various scholars and collect a portfolio of ijazahs during the journey. A minimum of 5 hours’ instruction will be offered on a daily basis. This incredible journey will allow students to participate in collecting different ijazahs and isnads from scholars, linking them to the scholarly traditions around the world.

Your Application

Where and when do the classes take place?

The classes are held on Sundays in east London from 10am – 6pm.

Is the programme taught in English?

Yes. The entire programme is taught in the English language. Many of the texts are studied in the original Arabic with translation, explanation, and tuition in English.

I have a very busy schedule and cannot always dedicate an entire Sunday to my studies. Are the classes mandatory to attend?

Yes and no. Onsite students are required to attend every class and will be penalised for unauthorised absences. Online students have a little more flexibility to allow for the differences in time zones. However, it is strongly recommended for all students to attend all classes live.

Can I study the entire programme online?

Yes. The entire ISP can be studied online from start to finish. Further, recorded access is available for all core lectures.

Does Shaykh Akram Nadwi teach the entire programme?

No. There are over 12 faculty members teaching throughout the ISP who are experts in their respective fields. Shaykh Akram teaches modules in every year of the programme and teaches the Advanced level exclusively. The Shaykh ultimately authorises the graduation from ASI, but he does not teach everything!

Is the Alimiyyah Degree recognised by Nadwat al-‘Ulama or any national or international universities?

At the moment – no. The entire programme is authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi.

How will I be assessed?

Good question! Students are assessed by a mixture of written assignments and examinations, as well as an independent research project in the final year. For more details visit: www.alsalam.ac.uk/assessment

Do I have to sit the exams in the UK even if I live abroad?

No. All exams and assignments are conducted online via the ASI Virtual Madrasa. The Advanced level exams are required to be sat onsite. Students living outside of the UK are able to sit these exams at a designated test centre near to their location.

What happens once I graduate?

Graduates of ASI are marked by their embodiment of religious knowledge and are encouraged to contribute to society through their writings, actions, and dealings with others. Graduates may also choose to pursue post-graduate study in order to specialise in legal verdicts, hadith classification, or Arabic language.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Yes and no. Unfortunately ASI is no longer able to financially support students attending the Institute due to a lack of scholarship funds. However, there are a number of instalment plans available for students who struggle to pay the entire fees upfront.

What are the tuition fees?

Tuition starts from £1,550 per annum. For further details please visit: www.alsalam.ac.uk/fees

Is the Sacred Sciences Journey a part of the Islamic Scholarship Programme?

Yes and no. The SSJ initiative came about in order to enable students of the ISP to visit and gain ijazah from some of the leading scholars of the Muslim world. However it is an elective module and is priced separately.

Is the Sacred Sciences Journey only for students of the ISP?

No. The SSJ is open to external students from all across the world.

What texts are studied on the SSJ?

The syllabus changes from year to year, but will typically include a mixture of introductory level modules for beginners and maqra’ (hadith reading) sessions for senior students of knowledge.

The SSJ sounds amazing. Where can I find more information?

www.alsalam.ac.uk/residentials

Can I enrol one year at a time, instead of all six years at once?

Yes.

How many teaching hours are there per week?

There are 7-8 hours of core lectures on a weekly basis, as well as an average of 4 hours per week in seminars and tutorials.

How many hours of independent study is recommended?

We recommend 4 hours of independent study per week, in addition to the core lectures on Sundays.

I live outside of London. Should I attend onsite or online?

Onsite – if possible. Students of the ISP commute from all over the UK on a weekly basis in order to benefit from the classroom experience.

What are the entry requirements to join the programme?

A basic ability to recognise Arabic characters is required for entry onto the Foundation level.

I have been studying the Islamic sciences for quite a while on my own, do I have to start at the Foundation level?

No. Students who have already graduated from an Islamic studies programme may be eligible to enter directly into the Intermediate or Advanced levels of the ISP.

How can I determine which level I should enrol onto?

Contact admissions@alsalam.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 20 8090 1623.

Will I automatically be enrolled onto the following year?

No. Entry onto the next year of the ISP is subject to satisfactory results in the end of year examinations.

Where do I sign up?

www.alsalam.ac.uk/isp

Tuition Fees for 2016-2017

 

3 Month Plan

Select your study mode:

12 Month Plan

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Example 12-Month Payment Plan

12-Month Payment Plan for Foundation level ONLINE

Month 1: £220
Month 2: £220
Month 3: £220
Month 4: £220
Month 5: £220
Month 6: £220
Month 7: £220
Month 8: £220
Month 9: £220
Month 10: £220
Month 11: £220
Month 12: £220

Total = £2,640.00

Onsite: Onsite students are those who choose to attend the lectures on Sundays in London. The benefit of attending onsite enables students to study directly from the teachers and benefit from the environment. Onsite students also have access to recordings of all lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials a few days after the lesson is delivered.
Online: This option allows students who are outside of London or can not travel to London on a weekly basis to watch the classes live online. The classes are of high-quality and are interactive; students can fully participate in the class discussions.

Course Statistics for 2015 Entry:

– Total number of students: 263
– Student attainment: 96%
– Would recommend: 98%

More Information:

Application Deadline: Open

Status: We are accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

First day of term - 8th October 2017

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“Al-Salam Institute is an excellent institute that provides an exceptional teaching experience, they take into consideration everyone’s needs and requirements and help to keep studying the main focus, in order to develop the next generation of professional scholars.”

Kauser Choudhury

Foundation Level ISP Student

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