Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme

 

Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme

About the Programme

Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme, based on the traditional Dars-e-Nizāmi syllabus, is designed specifically and exclusively for professionals, university student graduates, those in professional academic roles and those who have approximately 3 years experience in any daʿwah, charity or Islamic social organisation. The purpose is to bridge the current gap that exists between traditional Muslim scholars and contemporary academics and professionals, as well as the gap that exists between classical Islamic sciences and contemporary advanced academic studies and scientific research.

This programme is completely online and is part-time, divided into four academic levels covering 15 essential traditional Islamic sciences at an advanced level.

The programme is unique in the sense that it will incorporate relevant contemporary Islamic literature coupled with relevant contemporary academic social, historical philosophical and scientific studies. The course will be delivered using a personal developmental, unique skills-focussed approach which will be guided through one-to-one mentorship.

This is an advanced specialist programme that will train academics,professionals and passionate learners to achieve an in-depth grasp and understanding of the dynamic nature of the Islamic sciences, with their associated theological and jurisprudential roots, in handling issues related to modern sciences. The course will have an initial Ḥanafī school focus but will require scholars to be competent enough to be able to provide generic opinions from all sunnī schools of thought in the more advanced years. This is an excellent opportunity for interested individuals to be important drivers and enablers in the synergy of the Islamic tradition with modern sciences. Graduates will have an excellent opportunity to gain significant advantage in their future prospects having graduated with shahādah (certification) and ijāza (authorization) in a number of Islamic disciplines and classical texts from qualified traditional and renowned Muslim scholars and academics. They will be part of the international Muslim network of ʿUlama working in the domain of merging Islamic tradition with modern sciences.
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Completely online

Flexible

Mobile App

10+ Learning Streams

From £50.00 /Month

Scholarships are available

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The next intake starts on 18th January 2021.

Course Fee:

 

Final Deadline:

17th January, 2021

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AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

 Online Alimiyyah Syllabus

Part-Time | 4 Levels | 10+ Learning Streams | Flexible Duration 

ʿĀLIMIYYAH FOUNDATION

الشهادة الثانوية العامة في العلوم الاسلامية واللغة العربية
Level 1 | 50+ Courses |
4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿALMIYYAH INTERMEDIATE

الشهادة الثانوية الخاصة في العلوم الاسلامية واللغة العربية

Level 2 | 50+ Courses |
4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿĀLIMIYYAH ADVANCED

الشهادة الثانوية الخاصة في العلوم الاسلاميةو واللغة العربية
Level 3 | 50+ Courses |
4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿĀLIMIYYAH FINAL (Daurah Hadith)

الشهادة العالمية والإجازة العالية في العلوم الإسلامية
Level 4 | 10+ Courses |
4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿĀLIMIYYAH FOUNDATION

الشهادة الثانوية العامة في العلوم الاسلامية واللغة العربية
Level 1 | 20+ Courses | 4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿĀLIMIYYAH FOUNDATION SYLLABUS

COURSE

1

Introduction to Islamic Theology (ʿĪlm al-Kalām) (Level 1)
Introduction to Islamic Theology
(ʿĪlm al-Kalām) (Level 1)

COURSE

2


Fundamental Principles of Islamic Creed (al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyah)


Fundamental Principles of Islamic Creed
(al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyah)

COURSE

3

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy

Core Texts:

 

al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyah
Course Notes

COURSE

1

Qur’ān Translation (400+ selected Verses)

Qur’ān Translation

(400+ selected Verses)

COURSE

2

Tafsir Al Qur'an Al Karim (40+ Selected Surahs)

Tafsir Al Qur'an Al Karim
(40+ Selected Surahs)

COURSE

3

ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān (Introduction)
ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān
(Introduction to Quranic Studies)

COURSE

4

Qur’ānic Literature -Level 1

COURSE

5

The Qur’ān & Modern Science

COURSE

6

The Jewels of the Qur’ān (Jawāhir al-Qur’ān- Imām al-Ghazālī)

COURSE

7

Atlas of the Qur’ān

Core Texts:

 

Introduction to Quranic Sciences – Taqi Usmani
Jawāhir al- Qur’ān – Ghazālī
Maʿrif al-Qur’ān (English)
Atlas of the Quran

COURSE

1

Commentary of Forty Ahadīth of Imām al-Nawawī

COURSE

3

The Authority of Sunnah

COURSE

4

Development of Sciences of Ḥadīth (Tadween al Hadith)

COURSE

6

COURSE

7

Riyāḍ al-Ṣālihīn (Selected)

Core Texts:

 

Al-Arbaʿīn al- Nawawī (Imām al- Nawawī)
Riyāḍ al-Ṣālihīn - Imām al-Nawawī (The Books of Miscellany and Etiquettes, The Book of Virtues, The Books of Knowledge, Praise and Supplication, The Books of the Remembrance, Prohibited Actions and Significant Values)
A Text Book on Hadith Studies-Kamali ( Selected Chapters)
Authority of Sunnah – Taqi Usmani
Kitāb al-Ṭibb (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī)

 

COURSE

1

Study of Ascent to Felicity

COURSE

2

COURSE

4

COURSE

5

The Fiqh of Halal Food

COURSE

6

The Fiqh of Business

COURSE

7

The Fiqh of Women

COURSE

8


The Fiqh of Halal & Haraam

 

The Fiqh of Halal
&
Haraam

 

Core Texts:

 

Al-Marāqī al-Saʿādāt (Ascent to Felicity)- Shurunbulālī
Contemporary Fatawa – Taqi Usmani
Halal & Haram – Qarḍāwī
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence – Hashim Kamali

COURSE

1


Mastering Arabic 1


Mastering Arabic 1

COURSE

2


Mastering Arabic 2

Mastering Arabic 2

COURSE

3


Mastering Arabic Grammar

Mastering Arabic Grammar

COURSE

4


Mastering Arabic Script

Mastering Arabic Script

COURSE

5


Speaking Arabic (Based on Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk)

Speaking Arabic
(Based on Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk)

COURSE

6


Arabic Grammar (Based on Al Ajrumiyyah)

Speaking Arabic
(Based on Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk)

COURSE

7


Fundamentals of classical Arabic

Fundamentals of classical Arabic

Core Texts

Arabic Grammar based on Al Ajrumiyyah
Mastering Arabic 1 (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar)
Mastering Arabic 2 (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar)
Mastering Arabic Grammar (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar)
Mastering Arabic Script (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar)
Mastering Arabic Vocabulary & Pronunciation (Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar)
Al Arabiyyah Bain Yadaik
Fundamentals of Classical Arabic

COURSE

1

Tajwid (Theory)

COURSE

2

Tajwid (Practical)

COURSE

3

Ḥifẓ(Selected Surah)

COURSE

1

Al Sīrah al-Nabawiyyah Level-1

COURSE

2

The History of Ṣaḥābah

COURSE

3

Great Islamic Figures – Level 1

COURSE

4

Islamic Historical Literature

COURSE

5

Islamic History Level 1

Core Texts:

 

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources - Martin Lings
The Noble Life of the Prophet(Peace Be Upon Him) - Dr Ali As Sallaabee
Saviours Of Islamic Spirit (Selected)-Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Ḥayāt al-Ṣaḥāba – Kandhalwi

COURSE

1

Iḥyāʿ ʿUlūm al-Dīn – Ghazālī

COURSE

2

Tazkiya Studies - Level 1 

COURSE

3

Study of Purification of the Heart

Core Texts:

 

Iḥyāʿ ʿUlūm al-Dīn – Ghazālī

COURSE

1

Decoding Modern Ideologies and Islamic Worldviews

COURSE

2

Feminism and Islam

COURSE

3

Islam and Politics

COURSE

4

Atheism and Islam

COURSE

5

Philosophy of Science and Religion

COURSE

6

Islam, Muslims and the West

COURSE

1

Presentation Skills

COURSE

2

Academic English

COURSE

3

Academic Research

COURSE

4

Public Speaking

COURSE

5

Social Media Skills

COURSE

6

IT & Islamic Research

COURSE

7

Imām Training

ʿALMIYYAH INTERMEDIATE

الشهادة الثانوية الخاصة في العلوم الاسلامية اللغة العربية
Level 2 | 20+ Courses | 4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿALMIYYAH INTERMEDIATE SYLLABUS

COURSE

1

Al Fiqh Al Akbar – Imam Abu Hanifa

Al Fiqh Al Akbar – Imam Abu Hanifa

COURSE

2

Hujjat Allah Al Baligha


Hujjat Allah Al Baligha

COURSE

3


Islamic Theology-Level 2


Islamic Theology-
Level 2

COURSE

4


Muslim Sects - A Historical and Theological Approach

Muslim Sects
A Historical and Theological Approach

Core Texts:

 

Al Fiqh Al Akbar – Imam Abu Hanifa, Hujjat Allah Al-Bāligha

COURSE

1

Qur’ān Translation (800+ selected Verses)


Qur’ān Translation
(800+ selected Verses)

COURSE

2

Tafsir Al Qur'an Al Karim (40+ Selected Surahs)


Tafsir Al Qur'an Al Karim (40+ Selected Surahs)

COURSE

3


Uṣūl al-Tafsīr


Uṣūl al-Tafsīr

COURSE

4


Al-Tibyān fī ʿUlūm al-Qurān

Al-Tibyān fī ʿUlūm al-Qurān

COURSE

4


Muslim Sects - A Historical and Theological Approach

Muslim Sects
A Historical and Theological Approach

COURSE

5


Qurʿānic Literature – Level 2

Qurʿānic Literature
Level 2

COURSE

6


The Qurʿān & Modern Science


The Qurʿān & Modern Science

COURSE

7


The Qur’ān, Biblical studies, Historical Criticism

The Qur’ān,
Biblical studies,
Historical Criticism

COURSE

8


The Qur’ān, Orientalism and Contemporary Authors

The Qur’ān,
Orientalism and Contemporary Authors

COURSE

9


Thematic Study of the Qur’ān

Thematic Study of the Qur’ān

Core Texts:

 

Al-Fawz al-Kabīr
Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr Al-Tibyān fī ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān
Maʿārif al- Qur’ān

COURSE

1


Al-Adab al-Mufrad

Al-Adab
al-Mufrad

COURSE

2


Ḥadīth Studies (Level 2)

Ḥadīth Studies

(Level 2)

COURSE

3


Ḥadīth Literature (Level 2)

Ḥadīth Literature
(Level 2)

COURSE

4


Development of Science of Ḥadīth (Tadween al Ḥadīth)

Development of
Science of Ḥadīth
(Tadween al Ḥadīth)

COURSE

5


Al-Sunnah wa Makānatuhā fī Tashrīʿ al-Islāmī

Al-Sunnah wa

Makānatuhā fī Tashrī
ʿ al-Islāmī

COURSE

6


Ḥadīth, Orientalism and Contemporary Writers

Ḥadīth, Orientalism and
Contemporary Writers

COURSE

7


The Aḥadīth of Medicine

The Aḥadīth
of Medicine

Core Texts:

 

Al-Adab al-Mufrad (Bukhari)
A Text Book on Hadith Studies - Kamali(Selected chapters)
Al-Sunnah wa Makānatuhā fī Tashrīʿal-Islāmī
Hadith literature - Its Origins,Developments and Special Features-Z. Siddiqi

COURSE

1


Nūr al-Īḍāḥ

Nūr al-Īḍāḥ

COURSE

2


Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī

Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī

COURSE

3


Fiqh Studies-Level 2

Fiqh Studies-
Level 2

COURSE

4


Ḥanafī School of Fiqh-Level 1

Ḥanafī School of
Fiqh-Level 1

COURSE

5


Fiqh Literature-Level 2

Fiqh Literature-
Level 2

COURSE

6


Al Mūjaz Fī Usūl al-Fiqh

COURSE

7


Essential Islamic Fiqh (Advanced)

Essential Islamic

Fiqh (Advanced)

COURSE

8


The Fiqh of Halal Food

COURSE

9


The Fiqh of Business (Advanced)

The Fiqh

of Business

COURSE

10


Contemporary Fiqh & Fatawa

Contemporary Fiqh

& Fatawa

COURSE

11


The Fiqh of Women

Core Texts:

 

Nūr al-Īḍāḥ Mukhtaṣar
al-Qudūrī
Al-Mūjaz Fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh
Buḥūth fī Qaḍāyā Fiqhiyyah Maʿāṣarah (Uthmanī)
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence – Kamali
Sharia Law (An introduction) –Kamali
Al-Madhhab al-Ḥanafi Marāḥilahu wa Tabaqātuhu ḍawābiṭuhu wa Muṣṭalaḥātuhu
Khaṣāi’ṣuhu wa Mua’llifātuhu

COURSE

1


Arabic Grammar (Level 3)

Arabic Grammar
(Level 3)

COURSE

2


Arabic Syntax (Level 3)

Arabic Syntax
(Level 3)

COURSE

3


Arabic Morphology (Level 3)

Arabic Morphology
(Level 3)

COURSE

4


Application of Tarkīb

Application of
Tarkīb

COURSE

5


Arabic Writing & Translation

Arabic Writing

& Translation

COURSE

6


Speaking Arabic

COURSE

7


Classical Arabic Literature (Advanced)

Classical Arabic

Literature

Core Texts:

 

Ilm al Sīghah
ʿIlm al-Ṣarf
al-Ājarūmiyyah Ḥidāyat al-Naḥw
Al-Kāfiya
Nafḥat al-ʿArab

 

COURSE

1


Tajwīd Theory (Level 3&4)

Tajwīd Theory
(Level 3&4)

COURSE

2


Tajwīd Practice (Level 3&4)

Tajwīd Practice

(Level 3&4)

COURSE

3


Hifz (Level 3&4)

Hifz
(Level 3&4)

COURSE

1


Al-Sirāt Al-Nabawiyyah – Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

Al-Sirāt Al-Nabawiyyah –
Shaykh Abul Hasan
Ali Nadwi

COURSE

2


The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), Orientalism and the West

The Prophet
Muhammad (S.A.W),
Orientalism and
the West

COURSE

3


The History of Great Sahaba

The History of
Great Sahaba

COURSE

4


Al-Tārīkh al-Islāmī al-Wajīz

Al-Tārīkh al-Islāmī
al-Wajīz

COURSE

5


Great Islamic Figures – Level 2

Great Islamic Figures
– Level 2

Core Texts:

 

Al-Sirāt Al-Nabawiyyah –Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Saviours Of Islamic Spirit -Selected (Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
Ḥayāt al-Saḥāba –Kandhalwi Al-Tārīkhal-Islāmī al-Wajīz

COURSE

1


Decoding Modern Ideologies and Islamic Worldviews (Level 2)


Decoding Modern Ideologies

and Islamic Worldviews
(Level 2)

COURSE

2


Islam and Evolution


Islam and
Evolution

COURSE

3


Feminism and Islam

Feminism and
Islam

COURSE

4


Islam and Politics

Islam and
Politics

COURSE

5


Islam, Muslims and the West

Islam, Muslims
and the West

COURSE

6


Islam and Sociology

Islam and
Sociology

COURSE

7


Islam Psychology and Counselling Level-1

Islam Psychology and
Counselling Level-1

COURSE

8


Islam and Science

Islam and
Science

COURSE

9


Islam and Society.

Islam and
Society.

COURSE

1


Madārij al-Sālikīn

Madārij
al-Sālikīn

COURSE

2


Tazkiya Studies (Level 2)

Tazkiya Studies - Level 2

COURSE

3


Al-Mathnawi

Al-Mathnawi

Core Texts:

 

Madārij al-Sālikīn - Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya
al-Mathnawi -Imām Rumī

 

COURSE

1


Presentation Skills -Advanced

Presentation Skills-
Advanced

COURSE

2


Academic English

Academic English

COURSE

3


Academic Research

Academic Research

COURSE

4


Communicating Effectively and Public Speaking

Communicating Effectively and
Public Speaking

COURSE

5


Social Media Skills – Advanced

Social Media
Skills – Advanced

COURSE

6


Motivational Skills & Dawah Training

Motivational Skills &
Dawah Training

COURSE

7


Home Science - Level 1

 

Home Science -
Level-1

 

COURSE

8


Critical Thinking and Logic

Critical Thinking
and Logic

COURSE

9


Leadership Training

Leadership Training

COURSE

10


Management

Management

COURSE

11


Critical Thinking and Logic

Critical Thinking
and Logic

COURSE

12


Islamic Emotional Literacy

Islamic Emotional
Literacy

COURSE

1


Arabic and Western Logic

Arabic and
Western Logic

COURSE

2


Arabic Logic: Al-Mirqāt

Arabic Logic:
Al-Mirqāt

Core Texts:

 

Sharh Mi’ati ʿĀmil
Al-Mirqāt (Complete)
Quṭbī (Selected)
Sullam al ʿUlūm (Selected)
Sharh Mi’ati ʿĀmil

ʿĀLIMIYYAH ADVANCED

الشهادة الثانوية الخاصة في العلوم الاسلاميةو اللغة العربية
Level 3 | 20+ Courses |4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿALMIYYAH ADVANCED SYLLABUS

COURSE

1


Islamic Theology - Level 3


Islamic Theology - Level 3

COURSE

2


Sharḥ Al-ʿAqā'id Al-Nasafiyyah

 

Sharḥ Al-ʿAqā'id Al-Nasafiyyah

 

COURSE

3


Muslim Sects – A Comparative Study

 

Muslim Sects –
A Comparative Study

COURSE

4


Global Religions – A Comparative Study

Global Religions –
A Comparative Study

Core Texts:

 

Hujjathullah Al Baligha, Sharḥ Al-ʿAqā'id Al-Nasafiyyah

 

COURSE

1


Jalalain (Part 1)

Jalalain
(Part 1)

COURSE

2


Jalalain (Part 2)

Jalalain
(Part 2)

COURSE

3


Uṣūl wa Qawā’id al-Tafsīr

Uṣūl wa Qawā’id
al-Tafsīr

COURSE

4


Manāhil al-Irfān fī ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān

Manāhil al-Irfān fī
ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān

COURSE

5


Quranic Literature (Level 3)

Quranic Literature
(Level 3)

COURSE

6


The Quran & Modern Science

The Quran &
Modern Science

COURSE

7


The Quran, Biblical Traditions, Historical Criticism

The Quran,
Biblical Traditions,
Historical Criticism

COURSE

8


The Quran, Orientalism and Contemporary Writers

The Quran,
Orientalism and
Contemporary Writers

Core Texts:

 

Tafseer al Jalalain
Manahil al Irfan fī ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān
Tafthir Ibn Kathir

COURSE

1


Tayseer Mustalah Hadith

Tayseer Mustalah
Hadith

COURSE

2


Nuzhat al Nazr wa Nukh Bat al Fikr

Nuzhat al Nazr
wa Nukh Bat
al Fikr

COURSE

3


Takhriij al Hadith

Takhriij
al Hadith

COURSE

4


Mishkat al Masabih (Part 1)

Mishkat al
ʿMasabih (Part 1)

COURSE

5


Mishkat al Masabih (Part 2)

Mishkat al
Masabih (Part 2)

COURSE

6


Hadith Literature – Classical and Contemporary (Level 3)

Hadith Literature –
Classical and Contemporary
(Level 3)

COURSE

7


Hadith Studies (Level 3)

Hadith Studies
(Level 3)

Core Texts:

 

Mishkat al Masabih
Tayseer Mustalah Hadith
Takhriij al Hadith
Nuzhat al Nazr wa Nukh Bat al Fikr

COURSE

1


Fiqh Studies (Level 3)

Fiqh Studies
(Level 3)

COURSE

2


Hermeneutics (Al-Adillatu al-Sharīʿah, Al-Aḥkām al- Sharīʿah , al-Qawā’id al-Uṣūliyāt al- Tashrīʿiyyah,, al-Taʿāruḍ, al-Tarjīḥ and al- Takhrīj ,Taqlīd and Ijtihād)

Hermeneutics (Al-Adillatu al-Sharīʿah,
Al-Aḥkām al- Sharīʿah ,
al-Qawā’id al-Uṣūliyāt
al- Tashrīʿiyyah, al-Taʿāruḍ,
al-Tarjīḥ and al- Takhrīj ,
Taqlīd and Ijtihād)

COURSE

3


Introduction to al Fiqh al Muqarin (Furu’)

Introduction to
al Fiqh
al Muqarin (Furu’)

COURSE

4


Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi (Part 1)

Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ
ʿ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi
(Part 1)

COURSE

5


Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi (Part 2)

Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ
Bidāyat al-Mubtadi
(Part 2)

COURSE

6


Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi (Part 3)

Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ
Bidāyat al-Mubtadi
(Part 3)

COURSE

7


Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi (Part 4)

Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ
Bidāyat al-Mubtadi
(Part 4)

COURSE

8


Al Siraji fil Miras

Al Siraji
fil Miras

COURSE

9


Fiqh Literature (Level 3)

Fiqh Literature
(Level 3)

COURSE

10


Usul al Shashi

Usul al
Shashi

COURSE

11


Nur al Anwar

Nur al
Anwar

COURSE

12


Contemporary Fiqh & Fatawa

Contemporary Fiqh
& Fatawa

COURSE

13


Islamic Medical Ethics and Law

Islamic Medical Ethics
and Law

COURSE

14


Islamic Finance and Economics

Islamic Finance
and Economics

COURSE

15


Determining Prayer and Fasting times

Determining Prayer and
Fasting times

COURSE

16


Fiqh for Muslim Minorities

Fiqh for Muslim
Minorities

COURSE

17


Menstruation

Menstruation

COURSE

18


Zakat Calculation

Zakat Calculation

COURSE

19


Islamic Family Law

Islamic Family
Law

Core Texts:

 

Al-Ḥidāya fī Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadi
Usul al Shashi
Nur al Anwar
Al Siraji fil Miras Buhus Qazaya Fiqhiyyah Muasarah – Usmani

COURSE

1


Advanced Arabic Grammar

Advanced Arabic
Grammar

COURSE

2


Application of Tarkīb

Application of
Tarkīb

COURSE

3


History of Arabic Language, Poetry, Rhetoric & Western Rhetoric

History of Arabic
Language, Poetry,
Rhetoric & Western Rhetoric

COURSE

4


Diwan al Mutanabbi (Selected Chapters)

Diwan al Mutanabbi
ʿ (Selected Chapters)

COURSE

5


Arabic Rhetoric

Arabic Rhetoric

COURSE

6


Maqamat al Hariri (Selected)

Maqamat al
Hariri (Selected)

COURSE

7


Sharh al Jami (Selected Chapters)

Sharh al Jami
(Selected Chapters)

COURSE

8


Arabic Writing & Translation Advanced

Arabic Writing &
Translation Advanced

COURSE

9


Arabic Speaking Advanced

Arabic Speaking
Advanced

COURSE

10


Modern Standard Arabic

Modern Standard
Arabic

COURSE

1


Arabic and Western Logic (Level 2)

Arabic and Western
Logic (Level 2)

COURSE

2


Philosophy of Mind Language, Science & Religion

Philosophy of
Mind Language,
Science & Religion

Core Texts:

Sharḥ Ibn ʿAqīl ʿala Alfiyya Ibn Mālik<br>Sharh al Jami : Arabic, Al-Mabādi fī ʿIlm al- Balāgha<br>Diwan al Mutanabbi<br>ʿIlm al-Ṣarf, Sharh Mi’ati ʿĀmil Mukhtasar al Maani <br>Talkhis al Miftah

COURSE

1


Tajwīd Theory (Level 5)

Tajwīd Theory
(Level 5)

COURSE

2


Tajwīd Practice (Level 5)

Hifz (Level 5)

COURSE

3


Hifz (Level 5)

Tajwīd Practice
(Level 5)

COURSE

1


Sīrah & Orientalism and Modern Challenges


Sīrah & Orientalism
and Modern Challenges

COURSE

2


The History of Great Sahaba – Level 3

The History of
Great Sahaba –
Level 3

COURSE

3


Great Islamic Figures – Level 3

Great Islamic
Figures – Level 3

COURSE

4


Al Tarikh al Islami al Wajeez

Al Tarikh
al Islami
al Wajeez

COURSE

5


Muqaddamah Ibn Khuldoon

Muqaddamah Ibn
Khuldoon

Core Texts:

Tareekh E Dawat o Azeemat (Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
Hayatus Sahaba
Al Tarikh al Islami al Wajeez

COURSE

1


Decoding Modern Ideologies and Islamic Worldviews (Level 3)


Decoding Modern Ideologies
and Islamic Worldviews
(Level 3)

COURSE

2


Islam and Evolution

Islam and
Evolution

COURSE

3


Islam and Politics

Islam and
Politics

COURSE

4


Feminism and Islam

Feminism and
Islam

COURSE

5


Islam and Modern World

Islam and
Modern World

COURSE

6


Islam and Sociology

Islam and
Sociology

COURSE

7


Islam Psychology and Counselling Level-1

Islam Psychology and
Counselling Level-1

COURSE

8


Islam and Science

Islam and
Science

COURSE

9


Islam and Society - Level 2

Islam and
Society - Level 2

COURSE

1


The Tazkiya Studies (Level 3)


The Tazkiya Studies
(Level 3)

COURSE

2


Al Risala Al Queshariyah

Al Risala
Al Queshariyah

COURSE

1


Academic English Advanced


Academic English
Advanced

COURSE

2


Academic Research Advanced

Academic Research
Advanced

COURSE

3


Islamic Research Advanced

Islamic Research
Advanced

COURSE

4


Social Media Skills Expertise

Social Media
Skills Expertise

COURSE

5


Dawah Training Expertise

Dawah Training
Expertise

COURSE

6


Home Science - Level 2

 

Home Science - 
Level-2

 

ʿĀLIMIYYAH FINAL (Daurah Hadith)

الشهادة العالمية والإجازة العالية في العلوم الإسلامية
Level 4 | 10+ Courses |4 Semesters | 2 Years

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ʿĀLIMIYYAH FINAL (Daurah Hadith)

COURSE

1


Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Complete)


Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
(Complete)

COURSE

2


Sahih Muslim (Complete)

Sahih Muslim
(Complete)

COURSE

3


Jami al-Tirmidhi (Complete)

Jami al-Tirmidhi
(Complete)

COURSE

4


Sunan Abi Dawood (Complete)

Sunan Abi Dawood
(Complete)

COURSE

5


Sunan an-Nasa'i (Complete)

Sunan an-Nasa'i
(Complete)

COURSE

6


Sunan Ibn Mājah (Complete)

Sunan Ibn Mājah
(Complete)

COURSE

7


Sharh Ma'aani al Athaar ( Selected )

 

Sharh Ma'aani al Athaar
( Selected )

 

COURSE

8


Shama'il at-Tirmidhi (Complete)

Shama'il at-Tirmidhi
(Complete)

COURSE

9


Mu'atta Imam Malik ( Selected )

Mu'atta Imam Malik
( Selected )

COURSE

10


Mu'atta Imam Mohammad ( Selected )

Mu'atta Imam Mohammad
( Selected )

COURSE

11


Musnad Imam Abu Hanifah ( Selected)

Musnad Imam Abu Hanifah
( Selected)

COURSE

12


Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal ( Selected)

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
( Selected)

COURSE

13


Musnad al-Shafi'I ( Selected)

Musnad al-Shafi'I
( Selected)

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Programme Overview

The unique Online Al Balāgh ʿĀlimiyyah Programme has been developed to address the important need to merge knowledge of the traditional Islamic sciences, which offers a centuries-old rich intellectual tradition, with current modern day sciences. Universities can offer valuable diverse academic approaches to some of these disciplines about Islam, but they cannot replace an essential centuries-old tradition where knowledge is parted, coupled with spiritual and personal development. This spiritual development is one that transcends the study of books and seeks to connect with the Creator to produce an Islamic epistemological approach which is quite different to the approach found in western institutes of learning. To be part of this spiritual chain of knowledge, one that extends from one’s teachers all the way to our noble Prophet (PBUH) is something that only a select few have the opportunity to experience. A humbling experience through a process requiring them to sit at the feet of traditional scholars of knowledge, gaining the wisdom of classical texts through an approach that has been passed down successive generations.

Explore The Wealth of Traditional Islamic Sciences

The Islamic traditional sciences have always been growing disciplines in response to diverse sociopolitical, philosophical and scientific challenges. A deeper analysis of Islamic normative positions related to a diverse range of important modern issues like logic, metaphysics, artificial intelligence, evolution, Islam and politics, genetics, Islamic psychology and societal ethics in a rapidly changing world, is proving quite challenging and crossing the lines of enquiry which question concepts we have never explored before or ever thought possible. There have been many attempts by Muslim scholars to address many areas of these challenges and their application to new cases. However, these Islamic disciplines have had to grow both horizontally and vertically to the degree that our current application of the wealth of our Islamic tradition to new and challenging issues is unfortunately still in its prime stages. There are immense works of classical Muslim scholars which require intense study with the prospect of it benefiting future generations. Some of these works are in manuscript form and others remain unread except by a few.

Addressing The Contemporary Issues

The horizontal growth is one which requires us to go back to the sources of our classical theology, substantive law, jurisprudence and ethics and tease out the nuances, and essential shariʿ principles that provide the guidance and framework to allow Islamic responses to technical questions. This requires Muslim scholars to have expertise in broader areas of theology, ʿilm al-kalām, tafsīr, ḥadīth, fiqh, language and rhetoric and tārīkh. The vertical growth is where these disciplines have now diversified beyond just classical text, and into many other specialties making it intersect with sciences such as philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, anthropology, politics and other areas of humanities and social sciences. To meet these challenges requires preparation of Muslim scholars who have expert academic background knowledge of these sciences and the skillset to work closely with others embracing both good leadership qualities and aptitude to deliver the Islamic response that is both appropriate and informed through a multidisciplinary approach.

Become One of the Heirs of the Prophet (PBUH) Under the Guidance of Traditional Scholars

The most important aspect of the whole programme will ensure that the beneficial traditional element of madrasa learning is maintained as much as possible. This is to be achieved by ensuring that all our main scholars have been trained and have gone through robust teaching under the tutelage of their teachers through a successive chain of traditional learning that extends to the Prophet (PBUH). The approach unique to our madāris requires students to form an important relationship with their scholars and teachers which is both academic and essential for spiritual and personal development. This traditional approach will be woven throughout the syllabus content and delivery style so that students have a virtual madrasa experience. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn, develop and connect to a line of traditional ʿulama who have a chain of learning all the way to our beloved Prophet (PBUH). After successful completion of this programme students will receive formal ijāza (authorization) and ʿAlimiyyah sanad enabling them to be included amongst the heirs of the prophets. The goal is to produce Muslim scholars who can contribute to their areas of expertise confidently, to bring about a meaningful impact and to respond to contemporary challenges.

Programme Aims & Objectives

The Key Objectives of this Program are:

  • Advanced Expertise in classical Islamic Text: To develop advanced expertise in classical Islamic literature focusing on chapters of the varied disciplines that serve importance and relevance to modern sciences. This will include a thorough study and analyses of all relevant themes of classical Islamic theology, fiqh, uṣūl al-fiqh, tafsīr, ḥadīth and kalām literature. The program will especially focus on analyses of classical Islamic themes encompassing the Ḥanafi Sunni schools of jurisprudence comparing and contrasting concepts relevant to today.
  • Specialised Knowledge in Contemporary Sciences and Islamic literature: To develop an advanced understanding in relevant areas of modern sciences and other related contemporary sciences, whilst developing an academic approach to Islamic ethics and contemporary Islamic literature. Students will be able to critique and analyse all relevant facets of related contemporary tafsir, kalam, fiqh and uṣūl al-fiqh literature contextualised to anthropological, sociological and philosophical paradigms, that have a direct influence on Islam as practiced today.
  • Research, Analytical Skills and the Application of Islamic tradition to Conventional and Contemporary Issues: To develop advanced research skills and critical analyses skills in order to achieve high standards in both contemporary academic literature writing and advanced delivery. Throughout the programme, students will research, learn, explore and examine concepts, theories and principles related to both the vertical and horizontal growth areas of Islamic sciences and its impact on conventional and contemporary issues. .
  • Personal, Professional Spiritual and Academic Skills Development: – To develop and build the appropriate personal, professional, spiritual and academic skills which are essential for Muslim scholars, as a requisite to resolve current issues in modern sciences from the perspective of the Islamic tradition. Students will get an opportunity to enhance their skills by joining Al Balagh skills-based courses throughout the specialisation. Al Balagh Skills Development Program is a unique program that will identify strengths and weaknesses and suggest a graded plan of action to address and improve personal,professional, spiritual and academic skills that matter. Key focus is to enhance spiritual self-reflection and emotional literacy, and effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Future leadership in the Islamic tradition: To develop a new generation of Muslim scholars who are experts in different Islamic disciplines and are able to convey, advise and implement the Islamic tradition to issues related to the post-modern world through a multidisciplinary approach. As contributors to the future of the Islamic traditional sciences, they will be able to guide, identify, analyse and resolve current challenges in related sciences in theology, philosophy and anthropology, to revive the spirit of Islam in the these fields and to enable and contribute to international academic literature, committees and allied industries.
  • Networking, Career Guidance and Internship: To provide networking opportunities with international recognised Muslim scholars and subject experts, and professional and spiritual guidance. Our focus is to create a new generation of ‘ulama’ who can lead the Ummah and make a global impact by dedicating their lives to reviving the spirit of Islam.
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ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The aspiring students should be either:

  • College or University Students
  • Having a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree
  • Academics (Currently in the professional academic role or associated with any academic institute)
  • Professionals (those with a professional skill-based career such as Medical Professionals, Accountants, IT Professionals, Lawyers, Journalists etc.)
  • Those who have at least 3 years of experience in any Islamic daʿwah or social welfare organization

Note: Students are expected to know the Arabic alphabet & be able to read the Qur’an fluently.

The programme is exclusively tailored for advanced students, to provide them with an opportunity to develop advanced expertise in Islamic Sciences in a short period. Currently, we are accepting applications for Level 1, but If you are interested in Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 and have prior qualification in the field, then kindly apply and contact our admin team on +44 7397 903767 to take your application further. After receiving your application, our support team will guide you.

Note: You can also apply for the programme if you have dropped out of an Alimiyyah programme elsewhere. We will make a decision based on your merits.

Application Process

For direct entry, apply and attach all supporting documents as outlined in the admission requirements. The admissions team will assess your application and advise on next steps. To Apply Click Here

This Alimiyyah programme has been divided into 4 levels. There will be 4 semesters in every level. The details of the Level 1 semesters are listed below;

Semester Dates for Academic Year  2020-2021 (October 2020 Batch):
Orientation Day: Saturday, 31st October 2020
Semester 1: Saturday, 31st October 2020 – Sunday, 4th April 2021
Semester 2: Saturday, 3rd April 2021 – Sunday, 29th  August 2021

Live Class Timing

Following is the weekly online classes schedule

  1. Weekends: 10 AM – 11 PM BST (10-11 Live Online Classes)
  2. Weekdays: 5 PM – 10 PM BST (5-6 Live Online Classes)
  3. Friday: 7 PM – 10 PM BST (2 Live Online Classes) (Optional)

NOTE: There will be 13 to 14 live classes per week. Students will have the complete flexibility to select any classes per week according to your convenience and your preference subjects. Our academic support team will guide you in terms of selecting core courses and optional courses. (Recommended a minimum of 8 classes per week)

Attendance Policy

All the courses are divided into two categories:

  1. Core Courses
  2. Optional Courses

Students should have a minimum of 50% attendance in core courses. Live classes’ attendance is not mandatory for optional courses.

The programme will be delivered in a series of live online classes, tutorials, presentation based lectures, textbook-based traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops, all delivered live online. The recordings will be uploaded onto our myAlbalagh student’s learning portal ( 24/7 Accessibility from a web browser and Mobile App) for students to review and revise at their own pace and convenience.

Level 1 of this programme consists of 8 to 12 mandatory courses, broadly covering the Arabic language, Quranic studies, Hadith Studies, Islamic Fiqh, Islamic History Seerah, Tazkiya, Aqeedah, Islamic Theology, Philosophy and other essential Islamic subjects. Students will also get an opportunity to join Al Balagh annual sacred journey and residential camp to directly interact with world-renowned scholars and benefit from their company. This will be optional and available for students who are able to travel and dedicate more time for their development.

Our distinctive approach relates to our four-level structure, making it more holistic and flexible. The Programme has been divided into four levels:

  1. Alimiyyah Foundation
  2. Alimiyyah Intermediate
  3. Alimiyyah Advanced
  4. Alimiyyah Final (Daurah Hadith)

The programme will be taught exclusively by qualified Shariah scholars and subject experts in English using online technology.

The whole course is taken online and offers a flexible way to study while maintaining work and personal commitments. It consists of the following key approaches:

  • Classical Texts:  Students will study the classical texts from beginner level to advanced levels to gain familiarity with classical books on multiple disciplines written by renowned Shariah scholars. Students will explore over 100+ classical textbooks during the programme.
  • Presentation Based Lectures: There will be many courses every semester that will be delivered through presentations to support easier learning and to assure that students who learn visually can benefit.
  • Live Online Sessions: There will be regular weekly live interactive online classes to discuss topics raised with case studies where appropriate. You are encouraged to discuss cases during the live interactive sessions, ask questions and raise important points for feedback. This interactive session will be a key component of the learning process and the more you can engage with your lecturer, the more productive and enjoyable your learning will be.
  • Video Recordings: The live session will be recorded, and you can access these recordings on the website. This will make it easy for students to revise and make notes later.
  • Online Course Material: In every course, your lecturer will suggest further reading material that you can review, print, read, and engage with, prior to the live session. This course material may be in the form of articles, case scenarios with questions, or recorded videos.
  • Online Learning Activities and Online Assessments: In every course, there will be a variety of online learning activities, practical assignments,  Module Assessments (graded or ungraded) to help you revise, reflect and gain a pragmatic approach and understanding to the subject.
  • Discussion with Fellow Learners:  Discussion with fellow learners is another important component of your development. In our course-specific WhatsApp groups, and our regular online Muzakarah sessions, students can review their course material and class with other learners, and share ideas with fellow students.
  • Students Seminars: Regular participation in seminars will develop thinking, presentation and public speaking skills. (Students will learn to produce presentations and present via seminars, whilst presenting their arguments. This will be an excellent opportunity to receive constructive feedback.
  • The Students Rihlah: There will be an annual Al Balagh sacred journey retreat in which students will have an excellent opportunity to learn at the feet of great scholars, participate in various activities to boost their level of Iman and to gain a closeness to Allah.  This will be optional and will be arranged during regular term holidays. This experience will provide students with an environment of traditional learning and spiritual self-development that cannot be achieved in online sessions.
  • 4 Levels: The Online Alimiyyah programme has been divided into 4 levels. This is a part-time programme and each level of the programme consists of 4 semesters. Level 1 can take anywhere from 18 – 36 months to complete depending upon the number of courses you have selected and time committed, though most working students can complete level 1 in 2 years. The completion time is based on the number of courses/modules enrolled per semester. You must attain the required credit points in each level to complete level 1. Upon successful completion of every level, students will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their academic achievement.
  • Flexibility in terms of Duration: Students have the flexibility to pace the years according to the commitment they can afford. They can speed up by completing the core courses of Level 1 in 3 semesters (18 months) instead of 4 semesters (24 Months). Students may also select less modules and take more time to complete each level.
  • Core Courses & Elective Courses:  In every semester, there will be Core and Elective Courses. On average, students are expected to complete 10 to 12 courses every semester. In terms of timing of live classes, the schedule of live classes is flexible with around 14 live class options per week (See the schedule section for detail). After discussing with their mentor, students should select a minimum of 6 to 8 classes based on their convenience and time zone. Your mentor will guide you on your course selection after a detailed assessment of your profile. Students can also apply for exemption from core courses if they can demonstrate that they have completed these courses/subjects before, or have the required level of knowledge.
  • Flexible Study Hours: Students are expected to spend an average of 15 – 20 hours per week to meet the study requirements. If students are facing time issues, then they can spend about 6 to 8 hours by selecting less courses per semester. It would increase the duration of the programme, but students can complete the programme without compromising their personal and professional commitments.
  • Attendance Requirement: Attendance (a minimum of 50% attendance) is mandatory in the live online sessions of all core courses. However, the attendance is not required for optional courses and students can complete the optional course by attaining minimum pass marks in the assessments.
  • 24/7 Access to Video Recordings: Video recordings for every live session will be available within 48 hours on students’ course dashboard for revision and convenience. Students will get lifetime access to recordings.
  • Mobile App: Students can get access to the course content on the go, using my albalagh mobile app and complete the coursework from anywhere and at any time.
  • Exemption: Students with advanced knowledge or experience in the related subjects can apply for exemption for certain courses to select the next level courses in that subject.

    We understand that most of our students have busy lives and managing family and professional commitments can be tough. Therefore, Al Balagh designed a flexible and structured learning model for passionate students like you to ensure that you can join this sacred journey of Islamic learning without compromising your other commitments. After successful enrollment, our academic support team will assess your profile and will draft a personalised learning plan based on it.  The team will guide and advise you on course selection, class timings and study requirements.

The Alimiyyah programme is divided into 4 levels.

Upon successful completion of the first level, students will be awarded:
الشهادة الثانوية العامة في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية   

Upon successful completion of the second level, students will be awarded:
الشهادة الثانوية الخاصة في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية   

Upon successful completion of the third level, students will be awarded:
الشهادة العالمية في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية   

Upon successful completion of the final level, students will be awarded:
الشهادة العالمية و الإجازة العالية في العلوم الإسلامية    

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

Will I get notification for live sessions?

All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?

You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.

Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?

There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.

How long will I have access to the online course?

You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]

I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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