The ‘Islamic Studies for Beginners’ course is an introductory educational programme for aspiring students embarking on their journey to acquire sacred knowledge.

Carefully assimilated by renowned subject experts - rooted in classical, Islamic academic rigour - this 35 week course forms the first level of our Islamic Scholarship Programme; equipping students with knowledge that is obligatory on all Muslims (fard al-ayn), whilst also forming a pathway to more advanced studies, as well as Islamic scholarship.

Learning objectives on this course:

Islamic Dogma (Aqidah)

A sound understanding of Islamic creed/theology.

Obligatory Knowledge (Fard al-Ayn)

A grasp of basic jurisprudence (fiqh) in the subjects of purification (tahara), prayer (salah), fasting (sawm), giving alms (zakat), and pilgrimage (Hajj).

Arabic Morphology (Sarf)

Comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the Arabic language.

The Tutors

Master Classes from qualified teachers

Course Schedule

packed with unique, high quality content.

Every week from 5.30pm

Three sessions over three hours, every week, for 35 weeks

Session 1

Arabic Morphology

Arabic Morphology (sarf) is a branch of Arabic grammar dealing with word forms and patterns. It is essential for those wanting to learn and understand of Arabic. Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to: identify the components of sentences; demonstrate basic knowledge of the varying grammatical morphology; demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of Arabic verbs; differentiate and apply gender; number and form structures to verbs; demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills.

Session 2


This unit consists of a complete reading of Nur al-Idah; a classical text on Sacred Law, which - for generations - has been one of the most widely taught texts used to transmit Hanafi fiqh. Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to understand, appreciate, and be grounded in duties that are obligatory on every Muslim (fard al-ayn). Students should also be able to cite textual evidences for ritual practices of Islam, as well as demonstrate a good understanding of the Hanafi School of Thought (Hanafi Madhab).

Session 3

Islamic Creed

This unit will cover combined readings from Bahar al-Shariat, Fara’id al-Hisan, and Aqidah al-Tahawi; classical texts used to teach traditional Islamic creed. Upon successful completion of this module, students should be well-versed and coherent upon the timeless principles that underscore the tenets of the Islamic faith.


I have enjoyed my time learning with the ISNAD Institute, as it has allowed me to keep in touch with my Islamic studies at a comfortable pace. The course has inspired me... Iram, Purification of the Heart
Excellent course. Inspiring and motivational. Makes you reflect and helps you make a change. Fatimah, Arabic
It was an awesome experience, I made new frieds and really formed a spiritual attachment with the teachers... Javeria, Islamic Sciences Programme

Why is this course for you?


This course is ideal for those wanting a flexible and relevant part-time programme studying classical Arabic and obligatory Islamic Studies.

Reviving the Tradition of Learning in Islam

Only by studying the sacred knowledge may we become more conscious of Allah (taqwa), precisely emulate the exemplar of the Prophet ﷺ, and follow in the footsteps of the righteous scholars ('Ulema).

Traditional Tutelage

Study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers in the UK.

Pathway to Islamic Scholarship

The aim of this course is to produce future scholars and leaders who will serve the Muslim community with excellence and sincerity.

Pricing & Enrolment


Booking Form


Standard Enrolment

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Location and Venue


Victor Street Masjid, Bradford, BD9 4RB


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What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If a student requests a cancellation when there are more than two weeks left until the course commences, a full refund will be applicable.

If a student requests a cancellation when there are two weeks or less left until the course commences, a full refund will be applicable minus a 20% admin charge*.

If a student requests a cancellation after the course commences, and no lessons have been attended, then a full refund will be applicable minus a 50% admin charge.

*The admin charge is a percentage based on the course fee.

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