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Arabic and Islamic Studies Certificate Course – 2019-2020
Course Title: Arabic and Islamic Studies Course
Course Duration: 1 year (1200 Hours) 
Hours: 30 Hours per week x 40 weeks & a 3-day residential

Start Date: 23rd September 2019 • Ends: 10th July 2020 • (40 weeks tuition)
Class time: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm – Monday to Friday
Venue: Islamic Foundation, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9SY

Fees: £2500 Per Participant, payable in advance or in 3 pre-arranged installments.
Limited places: Only 30 places

Delivered over 40 weeks, the course covers Modern Standard Arabic and Islamic Studies: Creed, Quran, Hadith, Sirah, Fiqh, Tarikh, Tazkiyah, Dawah…etc.
It is ideal for Students who take a gap year form their university studies.

Aims and Objectives of the course:
Completing school education and getting admission to go to universities, some young Muslims might think of taking a gap year from pursing higher education in universities. Among many things that they would enthusiastically aspire to undertake during this time would be an ambitious course in Arabic and Islamic Studies. It is to cater for this self-improving need that this course has been designed and hence, this will be an ample opportunity for those who seek to embark upon a life changing educational journey.

Being completed the traditional religious ‘Madrasah’ and the Islamic education, these young people are beginning to think independently and develop their own ideas and opinions about the world and will make decisions that will shape the direction of their lives forever.

Whichever path our young people take, professionally, educationally, spiritually and socially, it is the duty of Muslims to ensure that they have the requisite understanding of their religion in order to live according to the upright principles of Islam and be able to positively impact the world in their chosen field.

It is to fulfill this timely need and the religious necessity that this course has been designed. It aims to equip young Muslims with essential learning and understanding to open their minds to the true essence of Islam. It will provide an understanding of Islam’s comprehensive message, its vastness and relevance in the modern age, as well as a renewed appreciation for the historically rich heritage of Muslim scholarship and traditional knowledge. It aims to promote tolerance with wisdom and knowledge, as well as a culture of respect and mutual acceptance in dealing with difference of opinion.

Teaching Methods and Methodology:
It is expected that teaching methods should encourage students to think, explore, and reflect and they will include: explanation of the subjects through power point presentations; engaging in activities including sharing issues or life experiences relevant to the topic; short students presentations; group discussions; role play; guided reading and supported self-study; directed tasks; individual and group tutorials; online quiz…etc.

Texts:
Durus al-Lughat al-Arabiyyah 1-3, Qasas al-Nabiyyen 1-5, Arbauna Hadithan, Al-Qirat al-Rashidah, Islam the Natural Way, Aqidah al-Tahawiyah, Understanding the Glorious Quran: text, Translation and Commentary, Hadith Status and Role, Mukhtasar al-Quduri, Sirat al-Nabi, Adab al-Mufrad, The Rise and Decline of Muslims and its effects on Mankind

Entry Requirements:
The course is open to both male and female students between the ages of 16 and 25, from all backgrounds, and of all abilities. However, the basic requirements for entry are as follows:

  • Must be of good conduct and character.
  • Must have a basic level of knowledge as to what Islam is.
  • Must be realistically able to intend to attend all sessions.

Certification:
The Islamic Foundation will present the students who complete the course with a general certificate in having achieved learning in essential Islamic knowledge and spent a year studying Islam seriously.

This will be Certificate in Islamic Studies, for which there will be a graduation ceremony for students and parents after the completion of the course.

For further information
Dr. Rafeek Mousoon
Course Coordinator, Education and Training Department
T. 01530 244 944 [Ext: 210]
M. 07920614756
E. arabic-courses@islamic-foundation.org.uk

 

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