Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme

(Accepting applications for May & September 2024 intake)

(Part time – Sisters )

Deadline:10th May 2024

Start Date:11th May 2024

Days: Sat and Sun (Weekend)

Time:
2 PM – 9 PM (London)

9 AM – 4 PM (New York)

8 AM – 3 PM (Chicago/Texas)

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timezone shift)

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(Part time – Brothers)

Deadline:10th May 2024

Start Date:11th May 2024

Days: Sat and Sun (Weekend)

Time:
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9 AM – 4 PM (New York)

8 AM – 3 PM (Chicago/Texas)

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Batch 1
(Part time – Sisters)

Deadline: 1st September 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Days: Mon, Wedn & Thurs (Weekday)

Time:
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7 PM – 10 PM (Sydney)

11 AM – 2 PM (Berlin)

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Batch 2
(Part time – Sisters)

Deadline: 1st September 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Days: Mon, Wedn & Thurs (Weekday)​

Time:
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2 PM – 5 PM (London)

8 AM – 11 AM (Chicago/Texas)

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Batch 3
(Part time – Sisters)

Deadline: 1st September 2024​

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Days: Mon to Thurs (Weekday)

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8 PM – 10 PM (New York)

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Batch 4
(Part time – Sisters )

Deadline: 1st September 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

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Time:
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8 AM – 3 PM (Chicago/Texas)

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Batch 4
(Part time – Brothers)

Deadline: 1st September 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Days: Sat and Sun (Weekend)

Time:
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Deadline: 1st September 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Days: Mon to Fri (Weekday)

Time:
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8 AM – 1 PM (Chicago/Texas)

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Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme

About The Programme

Al Balāgh Online Alimiyyah Programme is a comprehensive online course designed to empower Muslim individuals worldwide in the field of Islamic Scholarship. Our goal is to bridge the gap between traditional Muslim scholars and contemporary academics and professionals, as well as the divide between classical Islamic sciences and modern scientific research.

The Al Balāgh Online Alimiyyah Programme is open to both men and women, making it accessible to College/University Students, Housewives, Working Professionals, and Academics. Anyone aged 16 and above, with a passion for exploring traditional Islamic sciences and addressing contemporary challenges while seeking to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (PBUH), is welcome to join our community of knowledge seekers.

Our curriculum follows the esteemed Dars-e-Nizāmi syllabus and comprises four levels, covering 15 essential traditional Islamic sciences at an advanced level. We aim to foster a deep understanding of the dynamic nature of Islamic sciences, including their theological and jurisprudential roots, in handling contemporary issues related to modern sciences.

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

COURSE

8

Al Adab al Mufrad (selected) - Level 1

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)
Al-Adab al-Mufrad (Bukhari)

 

COURSE

1

Al Fiqh ul Muyassar

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

 

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 |  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 Level 2
 

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 |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
Sharh al Jami : Arabic, Al-Mabādi fī ʿIlm al- Balāgha
Diwan al Mutanabbi
ʿIlm al-Ṣarf, Sharh Mi’ati ʿĀmil Mukhtasar al Maani
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 | 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)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Eligibility criteria:

  • 16+ years of age.

  • Fluent in the English language.

The aspiring students should be either:

  • Housewives

  • 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)

  • Working Professionals (those with a professional skill-based career such as Medical Professionals, Accountants, IT Professionals, Lawyers, Journalists etc.)

  • Those who have 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 to provide students 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 or Level 3 and have prior qualification in the field based on pursuing Alimiyyah or Arabic programme elsewhere, then kindly include information of your prior study subjects history in detail and attach the transcripts in the application. After receiving your application, our admission team will make a decision based on your merits and also arrange assessment meeting after your enrollment.

Note: Timings given on website are of beginner level classes. Advanced students classes timings can be different as we have limited students from different timezones, hence you are advised to expect flexible schedule for advanced classes. You can also add details of all your available timings in the application form so that Admission team can update you if we are planning to offer advanced classes in your suitable time frame.

Advanced classes are suggested based on your proficiency assessment meeting with Ustad/Ustadah

For any queries contact our Admission team on +447946835804

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.

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

In the Part time programme, there will be 4 semesters in every level.
In the Full time programme, there will be two-three semesters in every level.

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.

Year I of this programme will broadly cover the foundational Arabic language, Qur’anic studies, Hadith Studies, Islamic Fiqh, Islamic History Seerah, Tazkiya, Aqeedah, Islamic Theology, Philosophy and other essential Islamic subjects.

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.

4 Levels: The Online Alimiyyah programme has been divided into 4 levels.You must attain the required credit points in each Semester to complete Year I,II, III, IV. Upon successful completion of every level, students will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their academic achievement.

We follow modules system hence classes have some flexibility, allowing students to drop few classes in semester based on their circumstances after discussing with their mentors. However this may increase your duration of completing Alimiyyah programme. In terms of time commitment.

Core Courses & Elective Courses: In every semester, there will be Core and Elective Courses. 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 Medium Of Learning: Online education has enabled pursuing almost every course and programme easy. Students can attend the live classes from the comfort of their home and complete their sacred journey of Islamic learning without compromising on other commitments.

Attendance Requirement: Attendance (a minimum of 50% attendance) is mandatory in the live online sessions of all core courses.

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.

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 our students may require guidance on managing personal and professional commitments and development; hence Al Balagh designed a personalised mentorship model for passionate students like you to ensure that you receive continuous support. After successful enrollment, our academic support team will assess your profile and will draft a personalised learning plan based on it. Your mentor will guide and advise you on all course-related queries.

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 العالية في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية

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

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 Program aims to achieve several key objectives:​

1. Advanced Expertise in Classical Islamic Text:
– Develop profound understanding of classical Islamic literature.
– Explore chapters from diverse disciplines within classical Islamic theology, fiqh, uṣūl al-fiqh, tafsīr, ḥadīth, and kalām literature.
– Emphasize scrutiny of classical Islamic themes, particularly in the Ḥanafi Sunni schools of jurisprudence.
– Compare and contrast concepts relevant to contemporary contexts.

2. Specialized Knowledge in Contemporary Sciences and Islamic Literature:
– Foster advanced understanding of modern sciences and contemporary fields.
– Apply an academic approach to Islamic ethics and contemporary Islamic literature.
– Critically analyze various facets of contemporary tafsir, kalam, fiqh, and uṣūl al-fiqh literature.
– Contextualize studies within anthropological, sociological, and philosophical paradigms influencing modern Islamic practice.

3. Research, Analytical Skills, and Application of Islamic Tradition:
– Develop advanced research skills and critical analysis abilities.
– Attain high standards in contemporary academic literature writing and advanced delivery.
– Engage in research, learning, and exploration of concepts, theories, and principles in Islamic sciences.
– Understand the profound impact of Islamic tradition on both conventional and contemporary issues.

4. Personal, Professional, Spiritual, and Academic Skills Development:
– Cultivate essential skills for Muslim scholars.
– Participate in skills-based courses to identify and address strengths and weaknesses.
– Emphasize enhancing spiritual self-reflection, emotional literacy, effective communication, and presentation skills.

5. Contribution to Future Leadership in the Islamic Tradition:
– Nurture a new generation of Muslim scholars proficient in various Islamic disciplines.
– Equip scholars to address post-modern world issues through a multidisciplinary approach.
– Guide, identify, analyze, and resolve challenges in theology, philosophy, and anthropology.
– Contribute to the revival of the spirit of Islam in academic literature, committees, and allied industries.

6. Platform for Networking, Career Guidance, and Internship:
– Provide opportunities to connect with internationally recognized Muslim scholars and subject experts.
– Offer professional and spiritual guidance.
– Aim to create a new generation of ‘ulama’ capable of leading the Ummah and making a global impact.
– Facilitate networking and internship opportunities to further students’ practical experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the foundational components of the Alimiyyah Programme, including its Curriculum Streams? Furthermore, could you elaborate on the distinctive avenues the program provides for spiritual growth?

The essential building blocks of the Alimiyyah program consist of:

- Levels:

The Alimiyyah programme is structured into four levels, each comprising multiple semesters. These levels form the foundational structure of the program, guiding students through increasingly advanced studies. 

- Semesters:

A semester is a defined period of academic study, typically lasting around six months,  during which students engage in focused study. Each level contains multiple semesters, providing a structured framework for progression. With two semesters per year, students advance through the program systematically.

Modules:

Modules represent individual subjects or classes within each semester. These modules cover diverse topics such as Arabic Grammar, Fiqh, Quran Studies, Hadith Studies, and others.

(A suggestive depiction of levels, semesters, and modules)

(A suggestive depiction of levels, semesters, and modules)

Curriculum Streams:

Curriculum streams are dedicated streams within the following list of disciplines, consisting of Islamic Studies and Arabic-centric subjects. Each curriculum stream comprises multiple modules, and each level of the Alimiyyah programme features a balanced dedication of modules from each stream.

Streams:

  1. Aqidah & Islamic Theology
  2. Quranic Studies
  3. Hadith Studies
  4. Fiqh & Contemporary Fiqh Studies
  5. Arabic Language*
  6. Seerah and Islamic History
  7. Logic (Mantiq)
  8. Tazkiyah Studies
  9. Tajwid & Hifz
  10. Western Studies

(Curriculum Stream of the Alimiyyah Programme)

(Curriculum Stream of the Alimiyyah Programme)

* As a prerequisite before joining the Alimiyyah Programme, students are expected to know the Arabic alphabet & be able to read the Qur’an fluently.

 

Opportunities for Spiritual Growth:
Additionally, our program features flagship Tazkiyah-centric modules, meticulously designed to suit the diverse backgrounds and learning styles of our students. These modules integrate a harmonious blend of traditional wisdom and contemporary methodologies, facilitating not only the acquisition of knowledge but also the cultivation of spiritual well-being. By offering personalized guidance and resources, we aim to nurture a profound understanding of spirituality, enabling students to embark on a transformative journey towards holistic Islamic education and personal enlightenment.

Do both full-time and part-time students need to complete all four levels of the Alimiyyah program? Additionally what sets these two student types apart from each other?

Yes, whether a student is full-time or part-time, they all have to complete all four levels to finish their Alimiyyah program.

The difference between the two types of students lies in the duration of their completion. A part-time student completes their Alimiyyah in 16 semesters, spanning across 8 years, whereas a full-time student completes it in 10 semesters, spanning across 5 years.

  • Regarding the difference between the 2 types of students:
    For Full-Time students: the Alimiyyah Foundation, spanning two semesters; the Alimiyyah Intermediate, covering three semesters; the Alimiyyah Advanced, also comprising three semesters; and finally, the Daurah Hadith, which spans two semesters. Thus coming to a total of 10 semesters completed in 5 years.

(Full-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

(Full-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

  • For Part-Time students: the Alimiyyah program includes four semesters each for the Alimiyyah Foundation, Alimiyyah Intermediate, Alimiyyah Advanced, and Daurah Hadith, totaling 16 semesters completed over 8 years.

(Part-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

(Part-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

Why are full-time students able to complete their Alimiyyah program sooner than part-time students? Do both types of students cover the same modules in their program or do full-time students cover more, thus making their Alimiyyah more comprehensive?

Full-time students are able to complete their Alimiyyah program sooner than part-time students because they commit to a larger number of weekly hours for modules. Consequently, they cover more modules in a single semester.

Regarding the types of modules covered by the 2 different types of students, both types of students cover the same modules and content in their Alimiyyah Programme. We maintain consistency across both full-time and part-time students, ensuring that the syllabus remains uniform regardless of the mode of study.

How are the classes delivered? Additionally, is there any opportunity for direct interaction with scholars?

Classes are delivered live online and include a mix of tutorials, presentation-based lectures, textbook-based traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops. Recordings of these sessions are made available on DUA student’s learning portal for 24/7 access from both web browsers and the Mobile App.

Regarding direct interaction, Yes, students have the opportunity to join Al Balagh's Exclusive annual residential camp. This optional component allows for spiritual development through direct interaction with world-renowned scholars.

I think I’m at an advanced level as I have completed it partially in the past. What is the way forward?

The programme is exclusively tailored to provide students 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 or Level 3 and have prior qualification in the field based on prior study history in the Alimiyyah or Arabic programme from elsewhere,  then kindly include information of your prior study subjects history in detail and attach the transcripts in the application. After receiving your application, our admission team will make a decision based on your merits and also arrange an assessment meeting after your enrollment to get you enrolled in the correct level/year of Alimiyyah Programme.

How long does it take for an advanced student to receive a decision on which level will be offered?

The final decision on which level will be offered, based on your assessment and prior examination record, can take weeks to complete due to the high influx of students during our enrollment weeks. Therefore, we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible to ensure timely processing of their applications.

I saw the timings on the website and I’m confused if it will suit my schedule/timezone. What do I do?

The timings listed on the website are primarily for beginner-level classes. However, for advanced students, class timings may vary and can be scheduled anywhere from 10 am to 9 pm UK time on Saturdays and Sundays. A more specific timetable will be shared closer to the launch date. Therefore, we recommend maintaining flexibility in your expectations regarding class timings.

If you find yourself unable to enroll in all the modules offered to you, there's no need to worry. You should select only those modules for which you can ensure a minimum of 50% live attendance. Modules where this commitment isn't feasible can be postponed to future semesters.

It's important to note that depending on the number of modules you choose to take per semester, your overall trajectory for completing the Alimiyyah programme will be affected. Therefore, we advise all students to carefully consider their module selection and its impact on their academic journey.

How are advanced classes determined in the Alimiyyah programme, and how does course selection work each semester?

Advanced classes in the Alimiyyah programme are suggested based on your proficiency assessment conducted during a meeting with the Evaluation & Assessment Team. Each semester offers Core and Elective Courses. The Evaluation & Assessment Team will provide guidance on course selection after thoroughly assessing your profile. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for exemption from core courses if they can demonstrate prior completion of these courses or possess the necessary level of knowledge.

I can't take all my classes on weekends. Can I draw some classes from weekdays?

Apologetically No. Students must remain in their designated track, either Weekend or Weekday, and are not permitted to mix classes between the two tracks. However, it is possible to switch tracks entirely, meaning a student who initially enrolled in the weekday track but wishes to shift to the weekend track can do so. However, such a shift must be done as soon as possible. Additionally, students should be aware of the starting months for each track:

  • Weekday tracks start in February and September of every year
  • Weekend tracks start in November and May of every year
    (However, please note that occasional changes may occur in the launch dates. For the most recent launch dates or any updates, please feel free to contact our team for assistance.)

If students intend to switch from one track to another, they must do so at a time when the new semester for the intended track is set to begin.

Is the programme suitable for those unable to attend live sessions?

Unfortunately, the program does not accommodate students who are entirely unable to attend live sessions. However, all live sessions are meticulously recorded and promptly uploaded onto the DUA learning portal for convenient access. It is imperative for students to maintain at least 50% live attendance as we do not provide provisions for students who solely rely on recordings without any live participation or presence in the class. We strongly encourage and deem it necessary for students to have active participation and presence in live sessions, considering the sacredness and nature of the studies involved.

How many study hours do we have to dedicate as a part-time or a full-time student?

PART-TIME STUDENTS: For part-time students, we advise allocating specific hours per week / weekend for live classes. Additionally, we suggest dedicating additional time for revision and self-study.
- It's essential to recognize that each student possesses unique strengths and abilities, so their required study hours may vary accordingly.

Level

Live Classes per week/weekend

Revision & Self-Study

1. (Alimiyyah Foundation)

8-10 hrs

5 hrs approximately

2. (Alimiyyah Intermediate)

15+ hrs

5-7 hrs approximately

3. (Alimiyyah Advanced)

15+ hrs

5-7 hrs approximately

4. (Daurah Hadith)

15+ hrs

5-7+ hrs approximately

 

FULL-TIME STUDENTS: For full-time students, we advise allocating specific hours per week / weekend for live classes. Additionally, we suggest dedicating additional time for revision and self-study. 

- It's essential to recognize that each student possesses unique strengths and abilities, so their required study hours may vary accordingly.

Level

Live Classes per week/weekend

Revision & Self-Study

1 (Alimiyyah Foundation)

18-20 hrs

7+ hrs approximately

2 (Alimiyyah Intermediate)

20+ hrs

7-9 hrs approximately

3 (Alimiyyah Advanced)

20+ hrs

7-9 hrs approximately

4 (Daurah Hadith)

15+ hrs

10+ hrs approximately

What are the exam categories on which my evaluation will be done?

Examinations can fall into 1 of 2 categories, depending on the discretion of the teacher and the subject type. 

1) Self-Paced examinations: Students can start and finish the exam whenever they want within the set time frame. This means that you can take as much time as you need to complete the exam, or you can complete it quickly if you feel confident. 

2) Timed examinations: Students shall be given a fixed amount of time to complete the exam. In timed examinations, students must manage their time carefully in order to complete all the questions within the allotted time frame. The exam is usually proctored and sufficient time shall be given for attempting the exam.

Here are further details:

  1. Assessments 1 & 2: 

Online and self-paced assessments for Assessments 1 and 2 are conducted without live written or live verbal tests. These assessments are administered through the student Learning Management System (LMS) by the examination and administrative team. Students typically have an average of 3-4 weeks after the release date to attempt the assessments.

Syllabus Demarcation:

  1. The syllabus for Assessment 1 covers material from Week 1 to Week 5, though this timeline may slightly vary according to instructor discretion.
  2. Similarly, the syllabus for Assessment 2 encompasses material from Week 6 to Week 10, with potential variations based on instructor discretion.

 

Percentage Weightage Allocation:

  1. In terms of weightage, Assessment 1 accounts for 15% of the overall grade,
  2. While Assessment 2 carries a weightage of 25%.

 2. For Final Exams:

For Final Exams, the examinations will be conducted online, live, and proctored. These exams are administered through the student Learning Management System (LMS) by the examination and administrative team.

Students are allotted an average of 2-3 hours per exam paper to attempt their exams in a proctored environment.

It's important to note that the camera must be turned on for the entire duration of the exam. Therefore, students need to have access to a camera and adequate audio for the exam.

Syllabus Demarcation:

The syllabus for the Final Exam covers material from Week 11 until the Concluding Week of the semester.

Percentage Weightage Allocation: 

In terms of weightage, the Final Exam carries a significant weight of 60% towards the overall grade.

What are the attendance requirements and policies at the academy?

Attendance is crucial for success in our programs. Here's a brief overview of our attendance policies:

    • Regular Attendance: We expect and encourage regular attendance for all classes. Attendance is recorded and factors into evaluations of responsibility, participation, and progress.
  • Unauthorized Absences:
    • Short-term: Missing class for two consecutive weeks without approval may result in temporary access revocation (temporary removal of the student's access to classes, course materials, LMS, or other educational resources until the issue is resolved).
    • Extended: Four weeks of continuous unapproved absence leads to enrollment suspension. Re-admission is required to continue studies.
  • Authorized Absences: For any planned absences, prior authorization is needed. Notify your support group in advance with valid reasons and necessary documentation.
  • Subject-wise Attendance: A minimum of 50% live class attendance is required per subject to be eligible for final exams. This policy is strictly enforced, with regular attendance audits conducted by the administrative team to ensure compliance.
  • Semester-wise Excused Absences: The policy regarding allowed excused absences varies based on the academic level of the students enrolled in the program. 
    • Level 1 students are permitted up to 50% excused absences, 
    • Level 2 students up to 30%, and 
    • Level 3 students up to 20%. 

It's important to note that exceeding these allowable absences may result in disciplinary action being taken by higher management. This policy is in place to ensure that students maintain consistent attendance and engagement with their teachers and studies throughout their academic journey.

Emergency Absences: In emergencies, inform your support group/admin as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations and keep your academic progress on track.

When do I receive the Certificate/Ijazah?

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 العالية في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية

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

When will I have access to the learning portal?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to DUA, Al Balagh Academy’s advanced online learning portal. Login details and important contact information will be provided to your registered email address. We recommend joining classes from a laptop/desktop computer for better visibility and learning experience.

Student access is of 2 types:

  1. Main class/batch access: 
    1. Students get access to their batch's main class on the LMS within 24-72 hours. 
    2. This section of the LMS includes various policies and guidelines essential for every student to read through, understand, and acknowledge.
  2. Module access: 
    1. The second access type is for the specific modules for the semester that students have registered for. 
    2. Every module will have its own access point, where class links, session summaries, notes, presentations, etc., will be uploaded as the weeks go by. This access is given after the orientation session week concludes.

Orientation session week: There will be an orientation week organized in the first week of the Programme to make students comfortable with the LMS platform, programme structure, schedule, instructors and peers. All support materials like the LMS Guide, Student Guidelines Handbook etc will be uploaded by the admins on the LMS for easier understanding.

Additionally, students enrolled in the Alimiyyah Programme will maintain access to their modules and related information on the Learning Management System (LMS) throughout their enrollment period. However, should a student withdraw or become unenrolled for the semester, access to their previous modules will be discontinued.

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Can I access the course content at any time? And Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses?

The recordings of live sessions are uploaded onto our DUA student’s learning portal, providing 24/7 accessibility from both a web browser and the Al Balagh Academy Mobile App, enabling students to review and revise at their own pace and convenience.

Regarding a mobile App: Absolutely! We've got you covered for on-the-go learning with our newly updated mobile app. Gain maximum flexibility in your learning journey by accessing your courses anytime, anywhere. Simply click on the links below to download the latest Al Balagh Academy App tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

Do we have WhatsApp groups for communication?

Certainly! We've established a dedicated Student Support Group on WhatsApp to serve as your primary communication channel throughout your journey with us.

Following your Orientation week and completion of class selection, you'll be automatically added to your respective Module-wise "Groups" on the DUA Learning Portal. These groups will provide you with invaluable support and connectivity with fellow students, ensuring a smooth and enriching learning experience.

What is the structure of the onboarding programme?

Kindly note that we will be following these steps for completing the Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme Student Onboarding (after the official start date).

Step 1: Creation of WhatsApp Personal Support Group: A WhatsApp Personal Support Group will be established, with select members of the admin team added to assist you.

Step 2: Schedule Sharing: Students will be provided with their schedule based on the batch they have selected for enrollment.

Step 3: Access Provision: Upon schedule sharing, module-wise access will be granted. Modules will become visible on the DUA portal (https://dua.albalaghacademy.org/user_dashboard) within 1-2 days after the schedule has been shared. 

Step 4: Module-Wise Groups: Module-specific groups will be available within the portal for each class. Students are encouraged to join these groups for class-related discussions after gaining access to their respective classes.

Support and Queries: Should you have any inquiries regarding the enrollment process or require assistance, feel free to reach out immediately within your support groups.

Scholarship Support: 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.

What is the mentoring programme and who can participate in it?

We understand that pursuing Alimiyyah studies can present various challenges, despite the presence of dedicated support groups within our institution. Therefore, we take an extra step by offering individualized mentoring to ensure that our students receive the assistance they need to thrive academically, personally and spiritually. The mentoring programme is designed specifically for our Alimiyyah students, offering dedicated mentors throughout their semesters. These mentors provide personalized advice and guidance to students as they navigate through their academic journey. 

Additionally, there are no additional fees required for accessing mentoring services. Mentoring support is included as part of your enrollment in the Alimiyyah programme.

The areas in which the mentors can assist their mentees are as follows:
In today's fast-paced and demanding academic environment, ensuring the success and well-being of our students is a top priority. 

  1. Mentors offer guidance on time management and coping strategies, reducing the risk of burnout and dropout rates.
  2. One-to-one mentoring provides personalized support, aiding students in navigating challenges more effectively.
  3. Mentoring sessions offer a confidential space for students to discuss concerns and learn healthy coping mechanisms.
  4. Mentors provide valuable insights for spiritual development, benefiting students in their educational journey.
  5. Guidance from mentors empowers students to overcome obstacles and stay committed to their academic pursuits.
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Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your DUA Portal calendar(students are advised to join classes from the LMS directly). If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar students are advised to contact their respective support groups; where our dedicated support team will ensure that their problem gets resolved at the earliest.

Regarding General Help:
1) If you have questions about your ongoing classes, assessment matters, or IT/technical issues, please reach out to us through your respective Support groups only. (Please Note: It may take 2-3 days for our team to resolve the issue due to the volume of students.)

2) If you're interested in joining a different course/programme and need information, please get in touch with our admission team:

Email support: [email protected]

WhatsApp Support:  http://wa.me/447946835804

What are the foundational components of the Alimiyyah Programme, including its Curriculum Streams? Furthermore, could you elaborate on the distinctive avenues the program provides for spiritual growth?

The essential building blocks of the Alimiyyah program consist of:

- Levels:

The Alimiyyah programme is structured into four levels, each comprising multiple semesters. These levels form the foundational structure of the program, guiding students through increasingly advanced studies. 

- Semesters:

A semester is a defined period of academic study, typically lasting around six months,  during which students engage in focused study. Each level contains multiple semesters, providing a structured framework for progression. With two semesters per year, students advance through the program systematically.

Modules:

Modules represent individual subjects or classes within each semester. These modules cover diverse topics such as Arabic Grammar, Fiqh, Quran Studies, Hadith Studies, and others.

(A suggestive depiction of levels, semesters, and modules)

(A suggestive depiction of levels, semesters, and modules)

Curriculum Streams:

Curriculum streams are dedicated streams within the following list of disciplines, consisting of Islamic Studies and Arabic-centric subjects. Each curriculum stream comprises multiple modules, and each level of the Alimiyyah programme features a balanced dedication of modules from each stream.

Streams:

  1. Aqidah & Islamic Theology
  2. Quranic Studies
  3. Hadith Studies
  4. Fiqh & Contemporary Fiqh Studies
  5. Arabic Language*
  6. Seerah and Islamic History
  7. Logic (Mantiq)
  8. Tazkiyah Studies
  9. Tajwid & Hifz
  10. Western Studies

(Curriculum Stream of the Alimiyyah Programme)

(Curriculum Stream of the Alimiyyah Programme)

* As a prerequisite before joining the Alimiyyah Programme, students are expected to know the Arabic alphabet & be able to read the Qur’an fluently.

 

Opportunities for Spiritual Growth:
Additionally, our program features flagship Tazkiyah-centric modules, meticulously designed to suit the diverse backgrounds and learning styles of our students. These modules integrate a harmonious blend of traditional wisdom and contemporary methodologies, facilitating not only the acquisition of knowledge but also the cultivation of spiritual well-being. By offering personalized guidance and resources, we aim to nurture a profound understanding of spirituality, enabling students to embark on a transformative journey towards holistic Islamic education and personal enlightenment.

Do both full-time and part-time students need to complete all four levels of the Alimiyyah program? Additionally what sets these two student types apart from each other?

Yes, whether a student is full-time or part-time, they all have to complete all four levels to finish their Alimiyyah program.

The difference between the two types of students lies in the duration of their completion. A part-time student completes their Alimiyyah in 16 semesters, spanning across 8 years, whereas a full-time student completes it in 10 semesters, spanning across 5 years.

  • Regarding the difference between the 2 types of students:
    For Full-Time students: the Alimiyyah Foundation, spanning two semesters; the Alimiyyah Intermediate, covering three semesters; the Alimiyyah Advanced, also comprising three semesters; and finally, the Daurah Hadith, which spans two semesters. Thus coming to a total of 10 semesters completed in 5 years.

(Full-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

(Full-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

  • For Part-Time students: the Alimiyyah program includes four semesters each for the Alimiyyah Foundation, Alimiyyah Intermediate, Alimiyyah Advanced, and Daurah Hadith, totaling 16 semesters completed over 8 years.

(Part-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

(Part-Time Alimiyyah Programme Track)

Why are full-time students able to complete their Alimiyyah program sooner than part-time students? Do both types of students cover the same modules in their program or do full-time students cover more, thus making their Alimiyyah more comprehensive?

Full-time students are able to complete their Alimiyyah program sooner than part-time students because they commit to a larger number of weekly hours for modules. Consequently, they cover more modules in a single semester.

Regarding the types of modules covered by the 2 different types of students, both types of students cover the same modules and content in their Alimiyyah Programme. We maintain consistency across both full-time and part-time students, ensuring that the syllabus remains uniform regardless of the mode of study.

How are the classes delivered? Additionally, is there any opportunity for direct interaction with scholars?

Classes are delivered live online and include a mix of tutorials, presentation-based lectures, textbook-based traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops. Recordings of these sessions are made available on DUA student’s learning portal for 24/7 access from both web browsers and the Mobile App.


Regarding direct interaction, Yes, students have the opportunity to join Al Balagh's Exclusive annual residential camp. This optional component allows for spiritual development through direct interaction with world-renowned scholars.

I think I’m at an advanced level as I have completed it partially in the past. What is the way forward?

The programme is exclusively tailored to provide students 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 or Level 3 and have prior qualification in the field based on prior study history in the Alimiyyah or Arabic programme from elsewhere,  then kindly include information of your prior study subjects history in detail and attach the transcripts in the application. After receiving your application, our admission team will make a decision based on your merits and also arrange an assessment meeting after your enrollment to get you enrolled in the correct level/year of Alimiyyah Programme.

How long does it take for an advanced student to receive a decision on which level will be offered?

The final decision on which level will be offered, based on your assessment and prior examination record, can take weeks to complete due to the high influx of students during our enrollment weeks. Therefore, we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible to ensure timely processing of their applications.

I saw the timings on the website and I’m confused if it will suit my schedule/timezone. What do I do?

The timings listed on the website are primarily for beginner-level classes. However, for advanced students, class timings may vary and can be scheduled anywhere from 10 am to 9 pm UK time on Saturdays and Sundays. A more specific timetable will be shared closer to the launch date. Therefore, we recommend maintaining flexibility in your expectations regarding class timings.

If you find yourself unable to enroll in all the modules offered to you, there's no need to worry. You should select only those modules for which you can ensure a minimum of 50% live attendance. Modules where this commitment isn't feasible can be postponed to future semesters.

It's important to note that depending on the number of modules you choose to take per semester, your overall trajectory for completing the Alimiyyah programme will be affected. Therefore, we advise all students to carefully consider their module selection and its impact on their academic journey.

How are advanced classes determined in the Alimiyyah programme, and how does course selection work each semester?

Advanced classes in the Alimiyyah programme are suggested based on your proficiency assessment conducted during a meeting with the Evaluation & Assessment Team. Each semester offers Core and Elective Courses. The Evaluation & Assessment Team will provide guidance on course selection after thoroughly assessing your profile. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for exemption from core courses if they can demonstrate prior completion of these courses or possess the necessary level of knowledge.

I can't take all my classes on weekends. Can I draw some classes from weekdays?

Apologetically No. Students must remain in their designated track, either Weekend or Weekday, and are not permitted to mix classes between the two tracks. However, it is possible to switch tracks entirely, meaning a student who initially enrolled in the weekday track but wishes to shift to the weekend track can do so. However, such a shift must be done as soon as possible. Additionally, students should be aware of the starting months for each track:

  • Weekday tracks start in February and September of every year
  • Weekend tracks start in November and May of every year
    (However, please note that occasional changes may occur in the launch dates. For the most recent launch dates or any updates, please feel free to contact our team for assistance.)

If students intend to switch from one track to another, they must do so at a time when the new semester for the intended track is set to begin.

Is the programme suitable for those unable to attend live sessions?

Unfortunately, the program does not accommodate students who are entirely unable to attend live sessions. However, all live sessions are meticulously recorded and promptly uploaded onto the DUA learning portal for convenient access. It is imperative for students to maintain at least 50% live attendance as we do not provide provisions for students who solely rely on recordings without any live participation or presence in the class. We strongly encourage and deem it necessary for students to have active participation and presence in live sessions, considering the sacredness and nature of the studies involved.

How many study hours do we have to dedicate as a part-time or a full-time student?

PART-TIME STUDENTS: For part-time students, we advise allocating specific hours per week / weekend for live classes. Additionally, we suggest dedicating additional time for revision and self-study.
- It's essential to recognize that each student possesses unique strengths and abilities, so their required study hours may vary accordingly.

Level

Live Classes per week/weekend

Revision & Self-Study

1. (Alimiyyah Foundation)

8-10 hrs

5 hrs approximately

2. (Alimiyyah Intermediate)

15+ hrs

5-7 hrs approximately

3. (Alimiyyah Advanced)

15+ hrs

5-7 hrs approximately

4. (Daurah Hadith)

15+ hrs

5-7+ hrs approximately

 

FULL-TIME STUDENTS: For full-time students, we advise allocating specific hours per week / weekend for live classes. Additionally, we suggest dedicating additional time for revision and self-study. 

- It's essential to recognize that each student possesses unique strengths and abilities, so their required study hours may vary accordingly.

Level

Live Classes per week/weekend

Revision & Self-Study

1 (Alimiyyah Foundation)

18-20 hrs

7+ hrs approximately

2 (Alimiyyah Intermediate)

20+ hrs

7-9 hrs approximately

3 (Alimiyyah Advanced)

20+ hrs

7-9 hrs approximately

4 (Daurah Hadith)

15+ hrs

10+ hrs approximately

What are the exam categories on which my evaluation will be done?

Examinations can fall into 1 of 2 categories, depending on the discretion of the teacher and the subject type. 

1) Self-Paced examinations: Students can start and finish the exam whenever they want within the set time frame. This means that you can take as much time as you need to complete the exam, or you can complete it quickly if you feel confident. 

2) Timed examinations: Students shall be given a fixed amount of time to complete the exam. In timed examinations, students must manage their time carefully in order to complete all the questions within the allotted time frame. The exam is usually proctored and sufficient time shall be given for attempting the exam.

Here are further details:

  1. Assessments 1 & 2: 

Online and self-paced assessments for Assessments 1 and 2 are conducted without live written or live verbal tests. These assessments are administered through the student Learning Management System (LMS) by the examination and administrative team. Students typically have an average of 3-4 weeks after the release date to attempt the assessments.

Syllabus Demarcation:

  1. The syllabus for Assessment 1 covers material from Week 1 to Week 5, though this timeline may slightly vary according to instructor discretion.
  2. Similarly, the syllabus for Assessment 2 encompasses material from Week 6 to Week 10, with potential variations based on instructor discretion.

 

Percentage Weightage Allocation:

  1. In terms of weightage, Assessment 1 accounts for 15% of the overall grade,
  2. While Assessment 2 carries a weightage of 25%.

 2. For Final Exams:

For Final Exams, the examinations will be conducted online, live, and proctored. These exams are administered through the student Learning Management System (LMS) by the examination and administrative team.

Students are allotted an average of 2-3 hours per exam paper to attempt their exams in a proctored environment.

It's important to note that the camera must be turned on for the entire duration of the exam. Therefore, students need to have access to a camera and adequate audio for the exam.

Syllabus Demarcation:

The syllabus for the Final Exam covers material from Week 11 until the Concluding Week of the semester.

Percentage Weightage Allocation: 

In terms of weightage, the Final Exam carries a significant weight of 60% towards the overall grade.

What are the attendance requirements and policies at the academy?

Attendance is crucial for success in our programs. Here's a brief overview of our attendance policies:

    • Regular Attendance: We expect and encourage regular attendance for all classes. Attendance is recorded and factors into evaluations of responsibility, participation, and progress.
  • Unauthorized Absences:
    • Short-term: Missing class for two consecutive weeks without approval may result in temporary access revocation (temporary removal of the student's access to classes, course materials, LMS, or other educational resources until the issue is resolved).
    • Extended: Four weeks of continuous unapproved absence leads to enrollment suspension. Re-admission is required to continue studies.
  • Authorized Absences: For any planned absences, prior authorization is needed. Notify your support group in advance with valid reasons and necessary documentation.
  • Subject-wise Attendance: A minimum of 50% live class attendance is required per subject to be eligible for final exams. This policy is strictly enforced, with regular attendance audits conducted by the administrative team to ensure compliance.
  • Semester-wise Excused Absences: The policy regarding allowed excused absences varies based on the academic level of the students enrolled in the program. 
    • Level 1 students are permitted up to 50% excused absences, 
    • Level 2 students up to 30%, and 
    • Level 3 students up to 20%. 

It's important to note that exceeding these allowable absences may result in disciplinary action being taken by higher management. This policy is in place to ensure that students maintain consistent attendance and engagement with their teachers and studies throughout their academic journey.

Emergency Absences: In emergencies, inform your support group/admin as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations and keep your academic progress on track.

When do I receive the Certificate/Ijazah?

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 العالية في العلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية

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

When will I have access to the learning portal?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to DUA, Al Balagh Academy’s advanced online learning portal. Login details and important contact information will be provided to your registered email address. We recommend joining classes from a laptop/desktop computer for better visibility and learning experience.

Student access is of 2 types:

  1. Main class/batch access: 
    1. Students get access to their batch's main class on the LMS within 24-72 hours. 
    2. This section of the LMS includes various policies and guidelines essential for every student to read through, understand, and acknowledge.
  2. Module access: 
    1. The second access type is for the specific modules for the semester that students have registered for. 
    2. Every module will have its own access point, where class links, session summaries, notes, presentations, etc., will be uploaded as the weeks go by. This access is given after the orientation session week concludes.

Orientation session week: There will be an orientation week organized in the first week of the Programme to make students comfortable with the LMS platform, programme structure, schedule, instructors and peers. All support materials like the LMS Guide, Student Guidelines Handbook etc will be uploaded by the admins on the LMS for easier understanding.

Additionally, students enrolled in the Alimiyyah Programme will maintain access to their modules and related information on the Learning Management System (LMS) throughout their enrollment period. However, should a student withdraw or become unenrolled for the semester, access to their previous modules will be discontinued.

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Can I access the course content at any time? And Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses?

The recordings of live sessions are uploaded onto our DUA student’s learning portal, providing 24/7 accessibility from both a web browser and the Al Balagh Academy Mobile App, enabling students to review and revise at their own pace and convenience.

Regarding a mobile App: Absolutely! We've got you covered for on-the-go learning with our newly updated mobile app. Gain maximum flexibility in your learning journey by accessing your courses anytime, anywhere. Simply click on the links below to download the latest Al Balagh Academy App tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

Do we have WhatsApp groups for communication?

Certainly! We've established a dedicated Student Support Group on WhatsApp to serve as your primary communication channel throughout your journey with us.

Following your Orientation week and completion of class selection, you'll be automatically added to your respective Module-wise "Groups" on the DUA Learning Portal. These groups will provide you with invaluable support and connectivity with fellow students, ensuring a smooth and enriching learning experience.

What is the structure of the onboarding programme?

Kindly note that we will be following these steps for completing the Al Balāgh Online ʿĀlimiyyah Programme Student Onboarding (after the official start date).

Step 1: Creation of WhatsApp Personal Support Group: A WhatsApp Personal Support Group will be established, with select members of the admin team added to assist you.

Step 2: Schedule Sharing: Students will be provided with their schedule based on the batch they have selected for enrollment.

Step 3: Access Provision: Upon schedule sharing, module-wise access will be granted. Modules will become visible on the DUA portal (https://dua.albalaghacademy.org/user_dashboard) within 1-2 days after the schedule has been shared. 

Step 4: Module-Wise Groups: Module-specific groups will be available within the portal for each class. Students are encouraged to join these groups for class-related discussions after gaining access to their respective classes.

Support and Queries: Should you have any inquiries regarding the enrollment process or require assistance, feel free to reach out immediately within your support groups.

Scholarship Support: 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.

What is the mentoring programme and who can participate in it?

We understand that pursuing Alimiyyah studies can present various challenges, despite the presence of dedicated support groups within our institution. Therefore, we take an extra step by offering individualized mentoring to ensure that our students receive the assistance they need to thrive academically, personally and spiritually. The mentoring programme is designed specifically for our Alimiyyah students, offering dedicated mentors throughout their semesters. These mentors provide personalized advice and guidance to students as they navigate through their academic journey. 

Additionally, there are no additional fees required for accessing mentoring services. Mentoring support is included as part of your enrollment in the Alimiyyah programme.

The areas in which the mentors can assist their mentees are as follows:
In today's fast-paced and demanding academic environment, ensuring the success and well-being of our students is a top priority. 

  1. Mentors offer guidance on time management and coping strategies, reducing the risk of burnout and dropout rates.
  2. One-to-one mentoring provides personalized support, aiding students in navigating challenges more effectively.
  3. Mentoring sessions offer a confidential space for students to discuss concerns and learn healthy coping mechanisms.
  4. Mentors provide valuable insights for spiritual development, benefiting students in their educational journey.
  5. Guidance from mentors empowers students to overcome obstacles and stay committed to their academic pursuits.
Concerned about Flexibility?

We provide a 100% Money Back Guarantee for the First 4 Weeks. Join us today for a secure and enriching experience in Islamic learning!
You can review our Refund policy HERE!

Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your DUA Portal calendar(students are advised to join classes from the LMS directly). If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar students are advised to contact their respective support groups; where our dedicated support team will ensure that their problem gets resolved at the earliest.

Regarding General Help:
1) If you have questions about your ongoing classes, assessment matters, or IT/technical issues, please reach out to us through your respective Support groups only. (Please Note: It may take 2-3 days for our team to resolve the issue due to the volume of students.)

2) If you're interested in joining a different course/programme and need information, please get in touch with our admission team:

Email support: [email protected]

WhatsApp Support:  http://wa.me/447946835804

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