Alimiyyah Programme


The full time ‘Alimiyyah program is designed for anyone who has a strong zeal to understand the revealed sacred knowledge from their original texts. The core of the Islamic knowledge is in Arabic language. Therefore, the principal focus of this program is to build a solid foundation of understanding Arabic through classical and modern texts, vocabularies, grammar and communicative Arabic during the early years. However, the gradual progression into advance levels of the language is aimed until students are capable of reading and understanding Arabic texts themselves from early and contemporary sources. A rigours study of Qur’an Tafseer (Exegesis), Hadith and Islamic Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) along with their usuls (principles) forms the core components of the course, providing a crystal clear understating of the deen.

The Alimiyyah course is a combination of classical and modern study of religious subjects which enable the students to partake in any discourse of our time. The course connects the learners with their predecessors through the study of sihah as-Sittah (the six major authentic source of prophetic tradition) along with history. With the traditional approach in mind, the ‘Alimiyyah course equips the pupil to face the challenges of 21st century in religious field. Upon completion of the ‘Alimiyyah program students will achieve Ijazah (Authentication) and Shadah of Licence and Magisteer equivalent to BA, MA and Dawra-e-Hadith. This achievement will benefit the students to contribute positively in the society.

Jami’ah Curriculum

    The Jami’ah curriculum is designed with the following aims in mind:
  • • Re-establish the balance of the original Dars-i-Nizamiyyah
  • • Raise critical engagement to the level expected by British Universities through the introduction of rigorous modules in Ulum al-Qur’an, Usul Al-Fiqh, Usul Al-Hadith etc.
  • • Refocus the teaching of Fiqh back onto the Hanafi Madhab with additional curriculum for comparative fiqh
  • • Examine contemporary issues through a rigorous Islamic framework
  • • Ensure that whilst students are still building their capacity in Arabic subjects are taught in English to retain the high level of content appropriate to the training of scholars.

Who this course suitable for?

Priorities of becoming an ‘Alim relies on both male and female. Our aim is to provide facilities both brothers and sisters. Jami’ah will provide higher education for the students. They can enroll for this course after completing GCSE. Those with no Islamic school background can join with this program as a fresh starter.


The full time ‘Alimiyyah is a five years educational program. Students with no Darul Uloom back ground will require to spend one year as a foundation year towards ‘Alimiyyah. First two years of ‘Alimyyah syllabus covers a level of education equivalent to Thanawiyyah/Alim/ A levels. The 3rd and 4th year of the syllabus is equivalent to Kulliyyah/BA/fazil. The final year (5th) is equivalent to Magisteer (MA or Dawra-e-Hadith). An extra year is introduced to cater for teacher training leading to teaching qualification similar to PGCE. However, this extra year would be optional and separate from the completion of ‘Alimiyyah.

During the first three years there will be an emphasis on the teaching of Arabic but critical texts will be taught in English. Hadith Studies will be tightly focussed on Mishkat as was the case in the original Dars-i-Nizamiyyah curriculum. In Years 4 and 5 a greater depth of study within Arabic will be applied including the study of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim in Arabic. Year 6 is catered for teaching education qualification with an optional mode after completing the MA.

Alimiyyah Syllabus

Pre-Alimiyyah 1 Year

Year 1 focuses mainly on Arabic language alongside the basic knowledge of fiqh, aqeedah and other topics.

  • • Tajwid, Hifdh & Qiraat : study tajweed and memorize Juz ‘Amma in full
  • • Arabic Language: Durusul Lugah Book 1
  • • Arabic Grammar: Tasheelun Nahu, Tasheelus Sarf and safwat al-Masadir
  • • Qur’an & Tafseer: Tafsir of Juz ‘Amma
  • • Hadith: Zad al-Talibeen and Arbaeen An-Nawawiyyah
  • • Fiqh: Al-Fiqhul Muyassar
  • • Aqeedah: Matn al-Aqeedah at-Tahawiyyah and Matn al-Aqeedah an-Nasafiyyah
  • • Tareekh: Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum
  • • First Aid: Receive First Aid training & study Tibb an Nabawi for health guidance
  • • Tutorial on Fiqh of Worship

Thanawiyyah/Alim/ A Levels: consist of 2 years

Year 1

  • • Tajwid, Hifdh & Qiraat: study tajweed and memorize Juz 29 in full
  • • Arabic Language: Durusul Lugah Book 1
  • • Arabic Grammar: Hidayatunnahu and Ilm As Seegah
  • • Qur’an & Tafsir: Tafsir of juz 1-6 from Jalalyne
  • • Hadith: Study of hadith from Mishkat al-Masabeeh (1st Part)
  • • Fiqh: Quduri part1 and fiqhul Usra al-Muslimah
  • • Aqeedah: Sharh al-Aqeedah at-Tahawiyyah (part 1)
  • • Tareekh: history of rightly guided Caliphs (Khulafa Rashidun)
  • • Contemporary Issue: Minhaju Al-Da’wah and Khitaba (methodology of propagation and speech), manners of dialogue (Adab al-hiyar)
  • • Tutorial on al-Kabair (the big sisn)

Year 2

  • • Tajwid, Hifdh & Qiraat: study tajweed and memorize selected suras e.g sura ar-Rahman, sura As-Sajdah, sura al-Waqiyah, and sura al-Kahf
  • • Arabic Language: Durusul Lugah Book 3
  • • Arabic Grammar: Sharh Ibn ‘Aqeel
  • • Qur’an & Tafsir: Tafsir of juz 7-12 from tafsir ibn Kathir
  • • Ulumul Qur’an: al-Fawzul Kabir and Al-Itqan fi Ulumil Qur’an
  • • Hadith: Study of hadith from Mishkat al-Masabeeh (2nd Part)
  • • Usul al-Hadith (Principles of Hadith): Nukhbat al-Fikr and Tayseer Mustalah al-Hadith
  • • Fiqh: Quduri part 2 and Fiqhul Aqalliyyah (Fiqh of Monirity)
  • • Usul Al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence): Ususl al-shashi and the principals of jurisprudence from the books of Hashim kamali and Imran Niyazi.
  • • Aqeedah: Sharh al-Aqeedah at-Tahawiyyah (part 2)
  • • Tareekh: history of Umaiyyad (al-Tareekh al-Umawi)
  • • Contemporary Issue: study about Muamalat. This study includes banking, mortgage, organ donation and other medical issues.
  • • Tutorial on al-Halal and Al-Haram fi al-Islam (The lawful and unlawful in Islam)

Under Graduate Program Kulliyyah/BA/Fazil

Year 1

  • • Tajwid, Hifdh & Qiraat: study tajweed and memorize selected suras e.g sura Yaseen and Juz 1 of Suar al-Baqarah
  • • Arabic Language: Mukhtarat
  • • Classical Arabic: Arabic rhetoric (Balagah): al-Balagah al-Wadihah
  • • Qur’an & Tafsir: Tafsir of juz 13-18 from tafsir al-Qurtubi
  • • Ulumul Qur’an: Manahijul Mafassireen and ‘Ijazul Qur’an
  • • Hadith: Study of hadith from Mishkat al-Masabeeh (3rd Part)
  • • Usul al-Hadith (Principles of Hadith): Tadreeb al-Rawi
  • • Fiqh: Al-Hidayah parts 1-2 and al-Fiqhul Muqarin (Comparative fiqh)
  • • Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic jurisprudence): Nurul Anwar 1st part and al-Muwafaqat by Imam al-Shatibi.
  • • Aqeedah: Study about different ideologies and sects from al-Milal wa al-Nihal
  • • Comparative Religion: the Biblical prophets in the Qur’an with the principal text being that by Roberto Tottoli. They will also study Qasas al-Anbiya by Ibn Kathir
  • • Tareekh: history of Abbasid (al-Tareekh al-Abbasi)
  • • Contemporary Issue: Ilm Al-Nafs (counselling and psychology) and Development of Muslim community in Uk
  • • Research Methods: contemporary research methods relevant to Islamic Studies including critical engagement with texts, Essay writing, referencing etc.

Under Graduate Program Kulliyyah/BA/Fazil

Year 2

  • • Tajwid, Hifdh & Qiraat: Memorizing Suar al-Baqarah from the beginning of Juz 2 to the end of the sura.
  • • Classical Arabic: Classical Arabic Poetry (Sab’a Muallaqat)
  • • Qur’an & Tafsir: Tafsir of juz 19-24 from Tafseer al-Sa’di and Tafheemul Qur’an
  • • Ulumul Qur’an: Usul A-Tafsir and at-Tafseer wa al-Mufassirun
  • • Hadith: Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan an-Nasai and Muwatta ibn Malik
  • • Usul al-Hadith (Principles of Hadith): manahijul muhadditheen will be studied in detail.
  • • Fiqh: Al-Hidaya parts 3-4 and ‘Ilm al-Mirath
  • • Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic jurisprudence): Nurul Anwar 2nd part and al-Ihkam fi Usul al-Ahkam.
  • • Tareekh: muqaddimatu Ibn Khaldun, Muslims in Andalus, the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Colonialism
  • • Contemporary Issue: Gender Issues, Marital relationships and their breakdown, Divorce and the role of Shariah councils, Extremism and radicalisation, Muslim engagement in civil society (eg. Schools, politics)
  • • Tutorial: on Islamic will

Post Graduate Program Magsiteer/MA/Kamil/Dawra-e-Hadith

Year 1

Qur’an & Tafsir: Tafsir of juz 25-29 from Tafseer Ma’ariful Qur’an and Fi Zilal al-Qur’an Hadith: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi. Contemporary Issue: Chaplaincy History: Indian Sub-continent and North Africa during the Post-Colonial period. Dissertation Students will complete their study of MA with a dissertation presented in any the following areas:

  • • Turuq Takhreejul Hadith with the study of Kashf al-Lisan
  • • Any topic from Tafser and Qur’anic studies
  • • Any topic from Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh

Year 2 (non-compulsory)

Teacher training on education

Fee Structure

‘Alimi and A-Levels £1500 Per year
‘Alimi Only £1000 Per year

Financial Support for Those Who Cannot Afford the Fees

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive, Alimiyyah, or Dawrah al-Hadith programmes, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission.

20% Discount available for early Registration

Outcome of the course

After studying the vital sciences; Exegesis of the Qur’an, Qur’anic studies, the Sciences of Hadith along with primary Hadith texts, the whole course culminates in the final year, in an intensive study of the core Hadith texts, namely the six authentic books of Hadith. In combination with the traditional study of the core Islamic subjects, the course focused towards an in depth study of modern issues vital for the Islamic scholars.

The course also maintains the traditional system of Ijazah upon graduation, which is permission from the teacher to the students to transmit knowledge. Every scholar is then part of an unbroken chain of transmission leading back to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him).The course equips students with thorough knowledge of the Qur’an and Sunnah, a deep understanding of the juristic laws governing a Muslim’s life, and great appreciation of the works of our pious predecessors, providing students with motivation to excel similarly in the field of knowledge. Students are immersed in the Arabic language so they can directly access the Qur’an, Hadith and classical Islamic texts in order to enhance their knowledge both during and after their course of study. The teachers and students are committed to actualise the knowledge learnt in example and practise, in the form of well adapted tarbiyah sessions on a weekly basis. This provides spiritual nourishment and allows one to focus on self rectification, the fundamental objective in life and a core value of the ‘Alimiyyah Course. However, whether one wishes to serve the community professionally as scholars, leaders, and teachers or simply expound on their Islamic knowledge, the ‘Alimiyyah course offers a remarkable journey on the legacy of the beloved Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him).

The students will be provided with certificates equivalent to BA, MA and Dawra-e-Hadith upon successful completion of the course.

Application and Interview Process

  • Applications are open all year round.
  • If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted to arrange a suitable time for an interview. You will be contacted shortly.
  • Following the interview, applicants will be notified of a decision.

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