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Ustadh Ussama Ahmad Khan, Course Coordinator

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About us
What is ECIL?

Course policies

Course design
Aims & objectives
Program structure
Program requirements
Class schedule

Academic Calendar
Instructors, Books, Class

Attendance & Class recordings

Skype Sessions
Learning Management System (LMS)
Add Drop Period

Tarbiyah & Tazkiyah

Student Support

Tazkiyah Academy 2016

Tazkiyah Academy

Distinct strands of Islamic learning Quran, Hadith, Jurisprudence and Spirituality

Roots back to rich scholarly tradition of classical Islamic knowledge
Utilizing modern educational approaches in teaching classical Islamic texts
Free of cost programs, meeting needs of working professionals and students

Founder Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed (DB)

Qualified Islamic scholar and university academic Quran, Hadith, Law, History, Spirituality, and Ethics
Doctoral Fellow in Islamic Intellectual History at Oxford University
Formal certifications of Alim and Mufti, and degrees from University of Chicago & University of Oxford.
Authorization of spiritual purification and development (tazkiyah), guiding seekers on spiritual path of
coming closer to Allah (swt)
Gives regular talks and courses at universities and masajid with students across UK, Pakistan, and South

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Course Design
PRE-Alim course, introducing classical methodology of Islamic knowledge and scholarship
Modern educational approach of teaching
Embracing entire academic tradition of Ahl-e-Sunnah wal-Jamaah with respect for all
scholars of Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, and Usul al-Fiqh

Aims & Objectives

Being Alim works with deep level of taqwa and tazkiyah

Requiring interaction and Suhbah with the Mashaikh and Ulama
Not just studying Ilm-e-Deen, but also feeling and learning haqeeqah of the knowledge
Onsite last 1-2 years of the course for intensive in-depth
Never ending journey of effort (Mujahada) in the paths of Ilm and Islah

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It is only those who have knowledge among His servants

that fear Allah. (Quran: Fatir 35:28)

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With a full-time job and three children, initially time management was a challenge now things are much easier especially with the help and support of our
respected teachers. The virtues and blessings of learning ilm are countless. I would urge everyone to join the course and experience the Barakah themselves.
Student from Manchester, UK
Starting this course was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Everything is so good. I am so grateful that Allah guided me to this course.
Student from Ghana
It had been my dream to pursue classical Ilm of Deen. Alhamdulillah, Allah SWT took me towards ECIL and its the only way to fulfill my dream.
Student from Canada
This course has been a blessing for me from Allah. The teachers at ECIL have been very co-operative in listening to and accommodating people from diverse
backgrounds and situations. I have learned many things that I was unaware of and I am trying to bring them in my daily routine to earn the pleasure of Allah.
Student from Pakistan
Classes are taught online in a virtual environment where you can directly ask any question from your teacher and recordings are available afterwards making it a
true classroom environment without leaving your house or work.

Student from USA

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ShafiI Fiqh Books:

1. Safinah al-Najah - Slim ibn Abdullah ibn Sad
ibn Samr al-Haram al-Shfi.

2. Matn al-Ghayah wa al-Taqrib (Matn Abi Shuja') Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Ahmad
alAsfahani, Qadi Abu Shuja'
3. 'Umdah al-Salik wa 'Uddah al-Nasik (al-'ibadat)
- Ahmad ibn Naqib ibn Lu'lu al-Misri
4. 'Umdah al-Salik wa 'Uddah al-Nasik (al'mu'amalat) - Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri

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5. Minhaj al-Talibin wa 'Umdah al-Muftin - Abu

Zakariyyah, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Din al- Nawawi

Spiritual Lodge: Regular reminder to rekindle the flame.

Seerah Class: Learn about the blessed life of the Prophet
Meet-ups in various cities across the world.
Regular workshops by Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed and
other scholars.

Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed

Mufti Ishaaq Moosa
Mufti Arshad Rawat
Maulana Irshaad Sedick
Ustadh Ussama Khan

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Mufti Ishaaq Ebrahim Moosa is a qualified Islamic scholar and Mufti.

Born and raised in Benoni in Johannesburg, South Africa, he completed
his Alim class at Madrassah Islamia Azaadville and his Ifta course under
Mufti Ebrahim Desai at Madrassah In'aamiyah Camperdown .He has also
travelled extensively through the Islamic world in pursuit of further
studies and the company of honourable Shuyukh.
He regularly delivers talks and offers Hifdh ul Quran and one on one
courses in classical Islamic learning.


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Mufti Arshad Rawat was born and raised in Stanger, South Africa. After
memorizing the Holy Quran, he continued his pursuit of Iislamic
education, graduating from Darul Uloom Azaadville with formal
authorization in Islamic sciences and thereafter specializing in legal
judgment (ift) from the same illustrious institution. During this time,
he also attended classes on the principles of Hadith studying various
traditional texts on the subject. This was followed by a BA Honors
degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Johannesburg. He also
regularly delivers talks and courses in classical Islamic learning.


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Maulana Irshaad Sedick initiated his Islamic education at Dar un-Naim Institute of Higher
Islamic Learning. He furthered his education at the Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah alIslamiyyah (DUAI) in Strand, Western Cape under the guidance of Mufti Taha Karaan. He
graduated from DUAI in 2011 and has been teaching at the institute full time since 2014.
Maulana Irshaad holds formal ijazat from a number of renowned Islamic scholars. He
currently runs and directs the Dar al-Mahamid Educational Institute which focuses on
world class Islamic educational courses. From 2010-2014 he served as the resident Imam
of Masjid al-Munowar in Retreat, Cape Town.
He has seven years of teaching experience in formal part-time Islamic education at leading
institutes. He has appeared as a guest speaker on a number of occasions for various


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Ustadh Ussama Ahmad Khan was born and raised in Lahore. He completed his
undergraduate studies from the Lahore University of Management Sciences
(LUMS), studying management, economics, Islamic Studies. He has recently
completed a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
For over six years, Ustadh Ussama has pursued the classical uloom of deen
learning Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh and Arabic grammar from some of the
most distinguished ulama in Pakistan. He is in the advanced stages of the
Alimiyya degree. He has been in the close company of Shaykh Kamaluddin
Ahmed (db) for several years. He resides in Lahore and gives talks and
workshops onsite on behalf of Ihsan Institute as well as serving as Coordinator
for Tazkiyah Academy.


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Those who have a desire to learn how to please Allah swt and
want to learn the ilm of deen in order to live such a life
Those who can commit at least 10-12 hours in-class time
Those who can take out 1-2 years for full time study in one of our
recommended onsite institutes after 5 years

Fall Semester 2016-17

14th August 2016

Classes Start
Add/Drop Period begins

6th September 2016

Add/Drop Period ends

10th September 2016 - 20th September 2016

Eid-al-Adha Holidays

21st September 2016

Classes resume after Eid Break

15th December 2016-22nd December 2016

Exam Revision Days

23rd December 2016-31st December 2016

Final Exams, Fall Semester 2016

1st January 2017-20th January 2017

Winter Holidays


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Spring Semester 2016-17

21st January 2017

Classes Start

1st May 2017-7th May 2017

Exam Revision Days

8th May 2017-15th May 2017

Final Exams, Spring Semester

16th May 2017

Summer Holidays begin

15th July 2017-31st July 2017

Year 1 Revision Classes

1st August 2017

Year 2 starts

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Tafsir: Arabic-only Quran (2 hours per week; 1 hour per session)

Tajwid: Miftaahut Tajwid by Qari Imran Tadia (40 mins per week)
Hadith: Zad at-Talebeen (1 hour per week)
Fiqh: Ascent to Felicity (2 hours per week; 1 hour per session)/Safinah al-Najah - Slim ibn Abdullah
ibn Sad ibn Samr al-Haram al-Shfi. (90 minutes per week)

Nahw: Arabic Tutor (2 hours per week; 1 hour per session)

Sarf: Fundamentals of Classical Arabic by Shaykh Hussain Abdul Sattar Sb (2 hours per week; 1 hour
per session)
Workshops/Foundation Modules spread over the entire year.
Total Workload per Week= ~10 hours


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9.15-10.15 pm


2.30-3.30 pm
9.15-10.15 pm


After 3 weeks: Timings poll from students to decide timings.


14 August-8 September
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Timings will be re-selected based on students preference after

Add/Drop period (8-Sep)

Consider becoming a self-paced student

Access to Class Recordings for two weeks
Make own schedule for viewing recordings
All classes/select classes

Requires more discipline and effort

But successfully being done by existing students.


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Self-marking attendance (guide to be provided once Add/Drop ends)

TA support team for students falling behind
Term & final exams only for students with 80% attendance
No attendance for Add/Drop period

Class Recordings
Missed class reasons timings overlap with job/university hours, approved leave applications,
Available only for two weeks after class

Skype sessions
For practice sessions
As and when necessary


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Where are classes conducted?
Each subject has a separate class link. All links will be posted on Canvas.
Class recordings also on canvas.
Canvas- Learning Management System (LMS)

An online portal for class material, slides, news, feedback and queries


Shared via LMS

Add/Drop Period

First two weeks, trial period

Welcome to discuss any problems/issues with Support team.
If convinced to opt out, use Exit Form on LMS

*Hardcopies work for students/representatives in Pakistan

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Hasan Khan

Zaheer Patel


Adam Sidat

Idris Kantharia

Hanafi Fiqh

Marwaan Ismael



Muneeb Bhyat

Shafi Fiqh

Huzaifa Khan



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Zaid Saeed Khan


Hamza Anwar

Muhammad Affan Javed



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Imam Shafi (ra) to his teacher


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