Islamic History – Level 3

Islamic History – Level 3

About The Course

Al Balagh Academy is offering this advanced course on Islamic history from the era of Empires in World History until today (Period: 1500- Present).

It will cover the Empires in World History, China and Rome, Empires of Christianity and Islam, Ottomans, Sulayman Qanuni, Safavids, Mughals , The Wahhabi Movement. It will further provide an in-depth study on the Birth of the Nation State, Colonialism and Law and the anti-colonial intellectual and political responses of new nation-states.

This course provides an exceptional opportunity for students of intermediary knowledge to develop and upgrade the understanding of Islamic History and its contemporary implications in today’s world.

Those who have completed Al Balagh Islamic History – Level 2 are eligible to enrol for the Level 3.

Course Team

Professor Ovamir G. Anjum

(Professor, University of Toledo, USA)


20 Live Interactive Online Sessions

Duration: 6 Months

Sunday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM BST

30+ Teaching Hours

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App


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Starts on 11th September 2022

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £149.99 £119.99

Pay In 6 Installments:  £24.99 £19.99 per month for 6 months

Registration Deadline

24th September 2022

Al Balagh Scholarship

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

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Course Team

Ustadh Ovamir G. Anjum

(Professor, University of Toledo, USA)





Islamic Framework of History


Empires in World History


China and Rome; Christian and Islamic


Ottomans among Empires


Early Ottomans


The Zenith


Safavids (Part 1)


Safavids (Part 2)


Mughals (Part 1)


Mughals (Part 2)


The Wahhabi Movement
(Part 1)


The Wahhabi Movement
(Part 2)


End of the Ottomans


Birth of the Nation State






South Asia


Colonialism and Law


Intellectual Revival

Course Overview

As Muslims, our Islamic history is a crucial part of our identity and the foundations of our heritage. Islamic education devoid of Islamic history is like a body without its skeleton. Studying Islamic history in-depth helps students understand the various ways Islam was applied to people and society, how Islam developed under diverse landscapes and how it transformed from generation to generation. It was through historical context that sciences grew, and the golden era appeared. This was received differently by different cultures and employed in many interesting ways. There are many lessons to be learnt from our history which inform us about how we should move forward in the postmodern era of plural societies and nation-states.

Students who have taken a prior course in Islamic history will be guided through this advanced course that will cover the in-depth progression of Islamic history with attention to the primary sources, problems and debates in Islamic as well as secular scholarship, and deeper theological meaning and message of Islamic history. The course will specifically focus on the Empires, Radical Movements, Nation-states and Intellectual Revival.

The course will cover the various political events in chronological order, namely the 16th century to the present period in the Middle East, South Asia and the West.

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Learning Outcomes

On Completion Of This Course, Students Can:

  • Identify the major events, trends, and figures in Islamic history.
  • Become familiar with the key primary sources, both traditional and modern academic, on pre modern Islamic history.
  • Relate contemporary problems to historical parallels and draw lessons.
  • Prepare and teach surveys of Islamic history on their own.
  • Find stronger foundations for their faith as well as reasoning in and about the contemporary world.

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 our here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.



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