Foundation Year 2020-21
The Foundation Year 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 qualified teachers in the UK, including Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Students who successfully complete all modules of the Foundation Year will be awarded a Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences.
1 day a week structure
Through part-time study (one day a week) and a dynamic selection of modules, the course provides the opportunity for students and working professionals to study the foundations of Classical Arabic and the Islamic sciences.
LIVE online and onsite
Classes take place for live attendance both online and onsite in London. The weekly classes are recorded and made available to all students throughout the entire academic year. This means that students from anywhere in the world can attend the Foundation Year live as it takes place, as well as study any upcoming short courses from the comfort of their home. The opportunity to attend these classes live online means students can still benefit from a digital classroom environment and interact with teachers during classes.
Our Virtual Madrasah e-learning platform is truly unique. Using the Virtual Madrasah, all students are able to:
• Watch classes live
• Access all your learning materials
• Contact your teachers outside of the classroom
• Interact with your teachers
• Re-watch recordings of all your core classes
• Submit assignments and examinations
Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who has now resided in England for many years. He is recipient of the Allama Iqbal prize for contribution to Islamic thought and is the Principal and co-founder of Al-Salam Institute.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Year can progress onto the Arabic Immersion Year. This 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 of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the Arabic language.
Thereafter, students can apply for our 5-year Alimiyyah Programme. The programme is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the Arabic language and Classical Islamic Disciplines.
Students who successfully complete the Alimiyyah Programme will be awarded a Licence in Islamic Scholarship (Shahadat al-‘Alimiyyah) authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. This pioneering programme has already produced a number graduates who now teach with us as Al-Salam Institute course instructors.
ASI’s Islamic Scholarship Programmes:
The Foundation Year 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.
The Arabic Immersion Year is tailored for students of knowledge who have progressed beyond a foundational level. The year-long course provides an immersive environment for students to improve in their knowledge of grammar and morphology.
The Alimiyyah Programme is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the Arabic language and Classical Islamic Disciplines. Students begin by studying intermediate texts in a variety of disciplines, before being exposed to more advanced texts.