Diploma in Islamic Learning

We are pleased to announce a new course providing students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of their faith in an academic manner.

The curriculum is as follows:

Year 1 

Financial and Interpersonal Transactions: Rules of financial and interpersonal transactions mapped according to the Azhar secondary school curriculum.  Topics such as buying, selling, cancelling transactions, borrowing items and other matters related to interaction between people on personal issues and property will be explored in greater detail.  

Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith:  This text delves deeper in to the classification of hadith and covers the criteria of different gradings.  Topics such as how scholars developed criteria for grading a hadith as authentic, weak and the different modes of transmission for hadith will be explored along with practical examples of how scholars interacted with hadith in deriving rulings. 


Year 2

Family Life and the Criminal Justice System: Rules of family life and the criminal justice system mapped according to the Azhar secondary school curriculum.  Topics such as marriage, divorce, court cases, law and order will explored in greater detail along with an appreciation of the detailed codification of the criminal justice system in Islam.

Introduction to the Quran:  An overview of the important topics related to the Quran with a study of structure, layout, history and compilation of the Quran.  A discussion of the different types of tafsir and how it is undertaken will also be studied.

Introduction to Inheritance rules:  An overview of the rules regarding the deceased and inheritance of property via the 40 most common scenarios families might potentially be faced with on the passing of a loved one.


Year 3

Detailed Study of the Fiqh of Worship:  The rules regarding purification, prayer, fasting, zakat and Hajj will explored in greater detail ensuring learners can confidently teach these topics.  This module has been delayed to the final year because it is commonly studied and requires less initial focus.

Jawharah al-Tawhid (Aqidah):  This well known poem on Sunni belief by Imam al-Laqqani is studied across the Muslim world as well the Azhar university.  The poem covers topics related to the beliefs we have regarding Allah Taala, the noble Prophets (upon them be peace) and the matters related to the unseen which are transmitted in the Quran and Sunnah which we are obliged to believe in. 

An Introduction to Fiqh:  A short work introducing learners to the key terms related to fiqh and the primary sources used to derive fiqh rulings, along with a history of the 4 Sunni schools of law and how Muslims have traditionally interacted with these schools of law.



One text related to Islamic spirituality will be read each week across the 3 years, such as Riyad al-Salihin.

Arabic Studies

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering scholarships for learners who show sufficient interest to study at the Qasid institute for a 2 month intensive.  This will be available across the different year groups.