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ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Foundation Level
CERTIFICATE IN CLASSICAL ARABIC
AND ISLAMIC SCIENCES - (1 YEAR)

Course Information

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AL-SALAM INSTITUTE

Our mission is to deliver


the teachings of Islam
through classical texts with
a profound awareness of
the modern era.

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ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

About Al-Salam Institute


A CENTRE FOR ARABIC AND ISLAMIC SCIENCES

Al-Salam Institute (ASI) was established in Oxford, UK in 2006 as a means to facilitate


the study of Arabic and traditionalIslamic sciences for full-time students and working
professionals.
Through a combination of authentic Islamic scholarship and modern academic techniques, we
deliver our pioneering 6-year Alimiyyah Programme (also known as the Islamic Scholarship
Programme) in London and live online.

Our mission is to deliver the teachings of Islam through classical texts with a profound awareness
of the modern era. Our vision is to produce a new generation of leading thinkers and Islamic
scholars who are characterised by their sound knowledge of the authentic sources, independence
of mind in their application, and embodiment of religious virtue.

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Since starting with Al-Salam Institute Ive not once had to waste time on
pointless debates about sectarianism etc. From the staff, to the teachers, to the
students, to the venue I really enjoy my time studying at ASI.

Abu Abdullah, Foundation level 2015

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ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Foundation Level
CERTIFICATE IN CLASSICAL ARABIC
AND ISLAMIC SCIENCES

The Foundation level in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences is


tailored for those students of Islamic knowledge who are just
beginning their journey.
The course provides a solid basis in Islamic scholarship through part-time
study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers in the UK,
including Shaykh Akram Nadwi.

The year-long course forms the first level of ASIs six-year Alimiyyah
Programme and can also be taken as an independent programme of study.

It is the most popular course at Al-Salam Institute, being the gateway and
most comprehensive course for students of knowledge who are keen to
cement their understanding of the fundamentals of the religion.

Students who successfully complete allmodules of the Foundation level


(including written assignments and examinations) will be awarded a
Certificate in Classical Arabic and Islamic Sciences.

Modules*

Arabic Language p06


Hadith Studies p07
Islamic Law p08
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence p09
Principles of Prophetic Traditions p10
Principles of Quranic Exegesis p11
Quranic Studies p12
Skills and Training p13

Course Code: FDN100


Duration: 1 year
HOW TO APPLY
TERM DATES
2016 entry: Open
TUITION FEES Applications per place: 4
Number accepted: 200
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Typical offers require: A Level ABB, IB Diploma 34 and 655 at Higher Level;
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
MODULE 1
Arabic Language

Certificatein Classical Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic


Arabic Language Unit 2: Arabic Grammar
Unit 3: Applied Arabic
Course Code: ARA5000
Seminar 1: Introduction to Arabic Grammar
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 90 Seminar 2: Introduction to Arabic Morphology
2016 entry: Open Tutorials: Applied Arabic Language and Literature

Introduction to Arabic
Grammar
Overview Learning Outcomes

Course Code: ARA5001/S Upon successful completion of this


The Certificate in Classical Arabic
Duration: 1 week module students should be able to:
Language has been developed to
2016 entry: Open
take students from a beginners
level in Arabic studies to proficiency Identify the components of
in speaking, listening, reading sentences
Introduction to Arabic Demonstrate basic knowledge
and writing. The focus will be
Morphology of the varying grammatical
on introducing students to the
principles of Arabic grammar and morphology
Course Code: ARA5002/S Demonstrate basic
morphology and familiarising them
Duration: 1 week understanding of the different
with the language in a natural
2016 entry: Open scales of Arabic verbs
manner. The rules and patterns
that form the basis of the Arabic Differentiate and apply gender,
language will be taught in the first number and form structures to
hour, with detailed vocabulary, verbs
translations, literary extracts and Demonstrate measurable
the applied living Arabic taught in improvement in reading, writing
the remainder of the lesson. and comprehension skills

Primary Text

Various

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MODULE 2
Hadith Studies

Unit 1: Hadith Analysis Hadith Analysis


Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration
Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations Course Code: HAD5000
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 30
2016 entry: Open

Introduction to Hadith
and Chains of Narration
Overview About the Author
Course Code: HAD5001/S
The module has been developed Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Sharaf al- Duration: 1 week
to introduce students to hadith Nawawi better known simply as 2016 entry: Open
studies and to derive points Imam Nawawi was a prominent
of benefit from the prophetic Shafii scholar and prolific author of
traditions. The style and method the 7th Century A.H. / 13th Century The Six Primary Hadith
of teaching will be to encourage C.E. Born just outside of Damascus Compilations
students to understand the essence in the small town of Nawa, he
of the teachings of the Prophet was revered during his lifetime Course Code: HAD5002/S
(saw), rather than to discuss any for his piety and commitment to Duration: 1 week
legal injunctions stemming from Islamic knowledge and granted the 2016 entry: Open
them (which will, undoubtedly, epithet of Muhiyyadin (Reviver of
be touched upon at times). As the Religion). He authored many
such, this module simultaneously influential books, including one
encompasses an important of the greatest commentaries of
element to the programme, which Sahih Muslim and the well-known
is the tarbiyyah and personal Al-Arbaun al-Nawawi (40 Hadith of
development of the student. Imam Nawawi).

Primary Text Learning Outcomes

Riyad al-Salihin Upon successful completion of this


unit students should be able to:
About the Text
Analyse and evaluate certain
The text, in English: The Gardens texts of hadith
of the Righteous, is a two volume Understand how these same
collection of 1,905 hadiths compiled narrations can be understood
by the renowned jurist and hadith and applied in our time to
scholar Imam Nawawi. Unlike many modern questions that the
compilations of hadith, the book community faces FIND OUT MORE
does not focus on Islamic law, but Demonstrate an in-depth For more details about your course
rather on the ethics and moral understanding of tazkiyah and such as module information and
teachings of the Prophet. course structure, and to download
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
MODULE 3
Islamic Law

Chapters of Worship Unit 1: Chapters of Worship


Seminar: Muslim Life in the Modern Era
Course Code: LAW5000
Duration: 1 year Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification
Credits: 30 Workshop 2: Rituals of Burial
2016 entry: Open Workshop 3: Zakah Calculation

Muslim Life in the


Modern Era
Overview About the Author
Course Code: LAW5001/S
Duration: 1 week This module covers the necessary The author of Mukhtasar al-Quduri,
2016 entry: Open aspects of the Islamic law of the Hanafi jurist Abul-Husayn al-
personal worship from the five Quduri, was born in Baghdad in 362
pillars of Islam. Students will study A.H. / 973 C.E. and died on Sunday
Physiology of ritual purification (taharah), the daily 5th Rajab 428 A.H. /1037 C.E. aged
Menstruation and Rules prescribed prayers (salah), purifying 66. Ibn Khallikan, Ibn Kathir, Ibn
of Purification alms (zakah), fasting during the al-Jawzi (and others) considered
month of Ramadan (sawm) and the him to be an utterly truthful
Course Code: LAW5002/W major pilgrimage (hajj); together hadith narrator (saduq) which
Duration: 1 week with the textual evidences for these is a testament to his knowledge
2016 entry: Open rulings. The Hanafi school of law and memory in the field of hadith
will be the governing doctrine for studies. He was one of the verifiers
the module, however views and of the most authentic positions
Zakah Calculation
evidences from the Shafii, Maliki (ashab al-tarjih) in the Hanafi school
and Hanbali schools of law will also of law, which is one of the highest
Course Code: LAW5003/W
be discussed. levels one can attain.
Duration: 1 week
2016 entry: Open
Primary Text Learning Outcomes

Rituals of Burial Mukhtasar al-Quduri Upon successful completion of this


unit students should be able to:
Course Code: LAW5004/W About the Text
Duration: 1 week Cite textual evidences for ritual
2016 entry: Open Mukhtasar al-Quduri is one of the practices of worship
most celebrated and influential Demonstrate a good
treatises in any Islamic legal school understanding of the Hanafi
and is the foundation for the Hanafi school of law
school of law. It is both the first Appreciate the differences
source for scholars and a manual of opinion existing in other
for the general reader. schools
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
MODULE 4
Quranic Studies

Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis Quranic Exegesis


Seminar: Exegesis of the Last Ten Surahs
Course Code: QUR5000
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 30
2016 entry: Open

Exegesis of the Last Ten


Overview Surahs

In this module, various Chapters (surahs) of the Quran will be studied with Course Code: QUR5001/S
theological, legal, and spiritual emphases. Classical and contemporary Duration: 1 year
interpretations of the Quran in the Muslim world will also be discussed and 2016 entry: Open
critically analysed. The concept of thematic and structural coherence in the
Quran will be highlighted; a concept that was developed by the great Indian
scholar Mawlana Hamid al-Din Farahi (d.1930).

Primary Text

The Quran

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge of the major exegetical types and works


Critically analyse and evaluate Quranic exegetical works
Relate multiple meanings of Quranic text by reference to exegetical
works
Demonstrate a critical ability to deduct theological, legal, and spiritual
meanings from the Quranic verses by following correct exegetical
methodology

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MODULE 5 Principles of
Islamic Jurisprudence

Principles of Islamic Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence


Jurisprudence Seminar: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Course Code: QQ5000 Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10
2016 entry: Open

Introduction to Islamic Overview About the Author


Jurisprudenceand Legal
Theory This module will cover the main Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
areas of Islamic jurisprudence is a world-renowned scholar of
Course Code: QQ5001/S (usul al-fiqh) as well as the historic, Indian origin, who has resided in
Duration: 1 week social, and religious factors in England for an extensive time. After
2016 entry: Open the development of Islamic legal receiving in-depth training to an
schools. The focus will be the four advanced level in the traditional
primary sources of Islamic law, Islamic disciplines at Nadwat
together with the supplementary al-Ulama, Lucknow, India, and
sources used in the practice receiving a PhD in Arabic literature
of ijtihad (independent legal from Lucknow University, he
deduction). became a research fellow at the
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
Primary Text There, he conducted research for a
number of years (including in topics
Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh of Hadith and Sufi orders in India).

About the Text Learning Outcomes

Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh is part of Upon successful completion of this


a series of five books written by module students should be able to:
Shaykh Akram Nadwi in order to
introduce the sciences of Quran, Demonstrate an understanding
Hadith, Fiqh, and Arabic language. of the development of usul al-
The book provides an introduction fiqh
to Usul al-Fiqh in a concise yet Appreciate the methodology of
comprehensive manner, making it a Islamic law-making
suitable book for beginners. Critically evaluate the primary
and supplementary sources of
Islamic law
Consider the arguments and
FIND OUT MORE propositions used in legal
rulings (fatwas)
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
Principles of MODULE 6
Prophetic Traditions

Unit 1: Principles of Prophetic Traditions Usul al-Hadith:


Seminar: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature Turfat al-Turaf
Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions
Course Code: QQ5002
Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10
2016 entry: Open

Overview About the Author Introduction to Hadith


Classification and
Studying the principles of hadith Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Arabi Nomenclature
terminology and criticism is a major ibn Abu al-Mahasin al-FasI came
component of hadith studies (ulum from a family of great scholars Course Code: QQ5003/S
al-hadith). The goal of the course and ascetics whose origins can Duration: 1 week
is to assist students in becoming be traced to Al-Andalus. Born in 2016 entry: Open
acquainted with the most important Fes, he began studying the Islamic
terms in hadith criticism, and to sciences at the age of 4, and
gain a practical understanding studied with his father as well as all
of what these terms mean when the great scholars of Qarawiyyin. He
applied in hadith analysis and isnad wrote numerous works on diverse
criticism. topics such as Arabic grammar,
theology, hadith, genealogy,
Primary Text prophetic history, logic, poetry and
more.
Turfat al-Turaf
Learning Outcomes
About the Text
Upon successful completion of this
The text, also known as Manzumat module students should be able to:
Alqab al-Hadith, is a fifty verse
rhyme written by the great North Describe the difference
African scholar Abu Abdullah between hadith and Sunnah
Muhammad al-Fasi. The poem Demonstrate an understanding
introduces the most important of the different phases in the
terminology in hadith sciences in collating of hadith literature in
a systematic and structured way. the first three centuries of Islam
The text itself has been popular in Evaluate the methods used to
North Africa for centuries, and is classify hadith
a superior introductory text than Demonstrate an understanding
the more famous Sharqi text, al- of the hadith types and their
Bayquniyya. definitions FIND OUT MORE
Differentiate between the
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
MODULE 7 Principles of
Quranic Exegesis
Principles of Quranic Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
Exegesis Seminar: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
Course Code: QQ5004 Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10
2016 entry: Open

Overview About the Author


Introduction to
Quranic Exegesis and The Study of usul al-tafsir, the Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn
Interpretation principles of Quranic exegesis, is Muhammad ibn Ahmad Ibn Juzayy
part of the broader subject of ulum al-Kalbi (1321 1357) was a scholar
Course Code: QQ5004/S al-Quran. The goal is to become and a writer of poetry, history, and
Duration: 1 week acquainted with the essential law from Al-Andalus. He wrote
2016 entry: Open aspects of the Scripture and rules many religious works such as his
of interpretation so as to avoid Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah (The Laws
erring in ones understanding. of Jurisprudence) a comparative
At the introductory level, it is manual of the jurisprudence of
important to gain an overview of the five Sunni madhhabs (Maliki,
the main features of the sacred Hanafi, Shafi`i, Hanbali, Dhahiri)
text and the disciplines that are with emphasis on the Maliki school.
connected to it in order to lay the He is also famous for his tafsir
foundation for the technical studies of the Quran, his book on legal
to follow. theory Aqrab al-Wusul `ala `Ilm al-
Usul (The Nearest of Paths to the
Primary Text Knowledge of the Fundamentals of
Islamic Jurisprudence).
Al-Tashil li ulum al-Tanzil
Learning Outcomes
About the Text
Upon successful completion of this
The author of the text, Ibn Juzayy module students should be able to:
al-Kalbi, states that the first part
of his introduction consists of Understand the history of
comprehensive general principles the development of Quranic
[of Usul al-Tafsir] within beneficial exegesis
sections. This is an apt description. Understand the Quran through
The text gives a sound, accessible a methodical approach to its
overview of the principles of interpretation
Quranic Exegesis in a simple Arabic Understand the terminology
language, making it a perfect and general principles used in
introductory text for the beginner. Quranic exegesis
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The text is a total 15 pages in length Analyse and evaluate
For more details about your course and sets out a solid foundation in interpretations of the Quran in
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FOUNDATION LEVEL
MODULE 8
Skills and Training
Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation
Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation Rules of Quran Recitation
Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student
Course Code: TRA5000
Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology
Duration: 10 weeks
2016 entry: Open

Overview Learning Outcomes


Art of Quran Recitation

The Skills and Training module Upon successful completion of this


Course Code: TRA5001
consists of the essential skills module students should be able to:
Duration: 10 weeks
that will enhance the students
2016 entry: Open
development whilst at ASI. Demonstrate a working
Students who have entered onto knowledge of the theory (rules)
the programme without any prior of tajwid Etiquettes of a Student
studies in the science of Quran Recite the last ten Surahs of the
recitation (tajwid) will be able to Quran from memory Course Code: TRA5002/S
study the theory and practice of Appreciate the values and Duration: 1 week
the discipline in supplementary etiquettes sought after in a 2016 entry: Open
classes conducted online. student of Islamic knowledge
Similarly, etiquettes of a student of Demonstrate an understanding
knowledge is an essential point of of the most crucial elements Academic Writing and
study for those embarking upon the of academic writing and study Research Methodology
noble path of religious knowledge. skills
In addition, Academic Writing and Confidently reference using Course Code: TRA5003/S
Research Methodology will detail the most popular referencing Duration: 1 week
the best practices in constructing methods, including Chicago, 2016 entry: Open
a written paper, transliterating Harvard, and OSCOLA
from Arabic into English (and back Understand the need for
again), and referencing methods consistent transliteration and
in academic articles, journals, and demonstrate proficiency in this
assignments. regard

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How to Apply
Step 1: Choose your course. Visit www.alsalam.ac.uk/
Step 2: Check the entry requirements
Step 3: Complete the online application form before the deadline
Step 4: Settle the tuition fees
Step 5: Welcome to ASI

Term Dates
2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR:

Autumn term Sun 9th Oct 2016 Sun 11th Dec 2016
Winter term Sun 8th Jan 2017 Sun 12th Mar 2017
Spring term Sun 16th Apr 2017 Sun 18th Jun 2017

Tuition Fees
The tuition fees for the academic year 2016 2017 are:

Single
5-month Plan 12-month Plan
Payment

3x Total 12x Total

Onsite 1,550 600 1,800 195 2,340

Online 1,850 700 2,100 220 2,640

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MODULE SUMMARY

MODULES UNITS CREDITS

Unit 1: Access to Quranic Arabic


Unit 2: Arabic Grammar
Unit 3: Applied Arabic
Seminar 1: Principles of Arabic Grammar
Arabic Language 90
(Text: Mabadi al-Nahw)
Seminar 2: Principles of Arabic Morphology
(Text: Mabadi al-Tasrif)
Tutorial: Applied Arabic Language and Literature

Unit 1: Hadith Analysis (Text: Riyad al-Salihin)


Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith and Chains of Narration
Hadith Studies 30
Seminar 2: The Six Primary Hadith Compilations (Text: Bustan al-Muhaddith-
in)

Unit 1: Chapters of Worship


(Text: Mukhtasar al-Quduri)
Seminar 1: Muslim Life in the Modern Era
Islamic Law 30
Workshop 1: Physiology of Menstruation and Rules of Purification
Workshop 2: Zakah Calculation
Workshop 3: Rituals of Burial

Unit 1: Quranic Exegesis


Quranic Studies 30
Seminar 1: Exegesis of The Last Ten Surahs

Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence


Principles of (Text: Mabadi fi Usul al-Fiqh)
10
Islamic Jurisprudence Seminar 1: Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Unit 1: Principles of Hadith Classification


Principles of (Text: Turfat al-Turaf)
10
Prophetic Traditions Seminar 1: Introduction to Hadith Classification and Nomenclature
Tutorial: Principles of Prophetic Traditions

Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis


Principles of (Text: al-Tashil li Ulum al-Tanzil)
10
Quranic Exegesis Seminar 1: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Rules of Quran Recitation


Unit 2: Art of Quran Recitation
Skills and Training AUX
Seminar 1: Etiquettes of a Student
Seminar 2: Academic Writing and Research Methodology

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