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Arabic Immersion Programme
2024 - 25

Join us for two-year comprehensive course in Arabic Language and Literature

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What is the Arabic Immersion Programme?

The Arabic Immersion Programme is tailored for students of Islamic knowledge who have progressed beyond the foundational level. The two year-long course provides an immersive environment for students to improve in their knowledge of Arabic grammar and morphology, as well as further develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Arabic language. Students who successfully complete both years of the Arabic Immersion Programme (including written assignments and examinations) will be awarded a Diploma in Classical Arabic Language & Literature.

Application Process

Why Study at ASI

Unique Syllabus

Our syllabus has been designed to provide students with a deep understanding of both Arabic and the Islamic Sciences. Our courses are delivered by some of the UK’s leading academics and traditionally-trained scholars; we combine classical Islamic texts with contemporary works to enable students to graduate with an incisive understanding of the religion.

One Day a Week

For many it is not possible to spend years or even decades studying the Islamic Sciences full time. Our programmes are structured so that students are only required to dedicate one day a week to their studies, making the programme ideal for both full-time students and working professionals, as well as homemakers.

Shaykh Akram Nadwi

Shaykh Akram Nadwi is a Hadith scholar of the highest calibre as well as one of the leading Islamic thinkers of our time. Our programmes are primarily authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Graduates from the Institute do so under his tutelage, receiving their Shahādah ‘Ālimiyyah upon completion of the programme.

Live Online Classes

All of our content is available live online for students all over the world. We currently have a global network of students from every continent – except perhaps Antarctica! – who connect with their teachers and classmates on a weekly basis. As a global community, we come together to learn, study and train in the sciences of the religion.

Key Information

2 years

Mode of Attendance
Part-time – Sundays only

Study Mode

  •  Online – live-streamed lectures and recorded access
  • Optional in-person termly residential programmes

Start of Programme
October 2024

Alimiyyah Programme or Quran Study Programme


Diploma in Classical Arabic Language (upon completion of the 1st year)

Diploma in Classical Arabic Language & Literature (upon completion of  both Years)


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of ASI Foundation Year


  • Equivalent level of Arabic language competency
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Fluency in the English language is required

‘One thing we have done with the ASI syllabus is chosen the works of those people who are imams and thinkers; those who impart knowledge with reason and deep understanding.’

— Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi | Principal of Al-Salam Institute

It’s probably the best programme out there … it’s very holistic. You cover a lot of different things so it keeps you very interested.The teachers are amazing and they’re very very dedicated.

— Shanza Ali

The Al-Salam Institute classes have been the highlight of my week for the past two years. I hope Al-Salam Institute provide continued benefit to the ummah, and to humanity in general.

Dr Omar Mahroo


Al-Salam Institute is an excellent institute that provides an exceptional teaching experience. They take into consideration everyone’s needs and requirements and help them in their studies.

Kauser Choudhury


I had never benefitted so much in doing a term of studying Islamic sciences as I had with Al-Salam Institute. ASI gives many like me the opportunity to combine studying Islamic sciences with work/study.

Umm Ruman

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Find Out More

If you would like to find out more, have questions regarding the application process, or are unsure which programme is suitable for you, please contact our admissions team.
+ 44 (0)20 8090 1623