Classical Islamic Learning

Course Overview

 The Classical Islamic Learning (CIL) is a 4-year degree program that combines classical academic subjects with spiritual, and practical courses and aims to provide a holistic, accessible way for Muslim women towards intellectual and spiritual growth with the purpose of increasing our connection to Allah. 
It should be noted that the CIL is not an ‘alimah course. This is not something that we offer at the moment. 
Please find full course content below and read it carefully before registering.

The Classical Islamic Learning (CIL) course specifics

  • CORE subjects: all students must take every year: these are Quran Tafseer, Hadith studies, Fiqh and Arabic studies
  •  Elective coursesstudents can choose from a selection of term long courses: at them moment, these are Purification of the heart 1 and 2, Book of Assistance (by Imam al-Haddad), and Seerah 1 and 2. Students are required to take at least two elective courses during their 4 years of study, to graduate.
  •  Short courses:
    these courses vary in length and are taught during term breaks: CIL students must take at least 4 of these courses over the course of their 4 years of study, to graduate.
  • 6-8 hours classtime/ week 
  • Qualified, experienced teachers – our teachers are alimah course graduates and most hold other degrees and relevant experience.
    Recordings  for those who cannot attend live classes (open for 2 weeks after class has taken place). 
    Requirement of a minimum of 70% total attendance of each subject class.  
    Online tests at the end of each semester as well as required midterm quizzes and assignments.
    A Classical Islamic Learning certificate granted upon the successful completion of the program   
  • Live classes with interactive sessions and discussion forums
CIL students must be able to read Arabic - the minimum requirement is being able to read the Qur'an independently.