Seminary Program

Students will be given a daily schedule to help them organize their time such that they can study all the texts required.
Students will be given a syllabus for every course that includes a course description and a weekly breakdown of topics.
Courses will involve: pre-recorded lessons, live sessions, quizzes for every class, homework, papers, exams, and participation in student forums.
Before starting any program, all students must take the Mannerisms of Seeking Knowledge course- “Ḥilyat Ṭalib al-ʿIlm” by Bakr ʾAbū Zayd

Year 1

Fall 1A:

  1. Qurʾān 1A- Memorize Juz’ 28 Part 1
  2. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 1A- “Lumʿat al-ʾItiqād” by ʾIbn Qudāmah, “al-ʾUṣūl al-Thalāthah” by Muḥammad ʾIbn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
  3. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 1A- “ʾAkhṣar al-Mukhtaṣarāt” by ʾIbn Balbān or “Dalīl al-Ṭālib” by Marʿī al-Karmī/ “Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī” by al-Qudūrī/ “Mukhtaṣar ʾAbī Shujāʿ” by ʾAbī Shujāʿ/ “Risālat ʾIbn ʾAbī Zayd“ by ʾIbn ʾAbī Zayd al-Qayrawānī Part 1
  4. Naḥw (Grammar) 1A- “al-ʾĀjurūmiyyah” by ʾIbn ʾĀjurrūm al-Ṣanhājī
  5. Sarf (Morphology) 1A- “Matn al-Bināʾ” by ʿAbdallah al-Datfazī or “al-Lāmiyyah” by ʾIbn Mālik
  6. Farāʾid (Inheritance) 1A- “al-Raḥabiyyah” with “al-ʾUrjūzah al-Walīdiyyah al-Mutammimah Li al-Raḥabiyyah” by Waleed al-Meneese
  7. Manṭiq (Logic) 1A- “al-Sullam al-Munawraq” by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-ʾAkhḍarī
  8. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth (Sciences of Prophetic Tradition) 1A- “al-Bayqūniyyah” by ʿUmar/Ṭaha al-Bayqūnī, “al-Mūqiẓah” by al-Dhahabī
  9. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 1A- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 30, 29, 28
  10. Tajwīd (Qurʾānic Recition) 1A- “al-Jazariyyah” by ʾIbn al-Jazarī

Spring 1B:

  1. Qurʾān 1B- Memorize Juz’ 28 Part 2
  2. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 1B- “Kitāb al-Tawḥīd” by Muḥammad ʾibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
  3. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 1B- “ʾAkhṣar al-Mukhtaṣarāt” by ʾIbn Balbān al-Dimashqī (Ḥanbalī)/ -“Mukhtaṣar Al-Qudūrī” by ʾAbū al-Ḥusayn al-Qudūrī (Ḥanafī)/ “Matn ʾAbī Shujāʿ” by ʾAbū Shujāʿ al-ʾAṣfahānī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Risālat ʾIbn ʾAbī Zayd“ by ʾIbn ʾAbī Zayd al-Qayrawānī  (Mālikī) Part 2
  4. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 1B- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 27, 26, 25
  5. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth (Sciences of Prophetic Tradition) 1B- “Nuzhat al-Naẓar” by ʾIbn Ḥajar
  6. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 1B- “Qawāʿid al-ʾUṣūl Wa Maʿāqid al-Fuṣūl” by al-Ṣafī al-Hindī (Ḥanbalī)/ “al-Lumʿ” by al-Shīrāzī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Taqrīb al-Wuṣūl ʾIlā ʿIlm al-ʾUṣūl” by ʾIbn Juzayy (Mālikī)/ “Matn al-Manār” by al-Nasafī or “ʾŪṣūl al-Shāshī” by al-Shāshī (Ḥanafī)
  7. Qawāʿid Fiqhiyyah (Legal Maxims) 1B- “Manẓūmat al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah” by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Saʿdī
  8. Tazkiyah (Purification of the Heart) 1B- “al-Tuḥfah al-ʿIrāqiyyah Fī  al-ʾAʿmāl al-Qalbiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  9. Al-ʿArūḍ (Poetic Meter Forms) 1B- “ʾAhdā Sabīl ʾIlā ʿIlmayy al-Khalil” by Maḥmūd Muṣṭafā
  10. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 1B- “Miʾat al-Maʿānī Wa al-Bayān” by Muḥib al-Dīn ʾibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥalabī

Year 2

Fall 2A:

  1. Qurʾān 2A- Memorize Juzʾ 27 Part 1
  2. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 2A- “al-ʿAqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  3. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 2A- “Zād al-Mustaqniʿ Fī ʾIkhtiṣār al-Muqniʿ” by al-Ḥajjāwī (Ḥanbalī)/ “ʿUmdat al-Sālik” by ʾIbn al-Naqīb (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mulṭaqā al-ʾAbḥur” by ʾIbrāhīm al-Ḥalabī (Ḥanafī)/ “ʾAqrab al-Masālik” by ʾAḥmad Al-Dardīr (Mālikī) Part 1
  4. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 2A- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 1
  5. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 2A- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 24, 23, 22
  6. ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān 2A- “al-Khayr al-Kathīr Sharḥ al-Naẓm al-Ḥabīr” by Waleed El-Meneese
  7. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 2A- “Mukhtaṣar al-Rawḍah” by al-Ṭūfī (Ḥanbalī)/ “Ghāyat al-Wuṣūl Sharḥ Lubb al-ʾUṣūl” by Zakariyah al-ʾAnṣārī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Marāqī al-Suʿūd” by al-Shinqītī (Mālikī)/ “Nūr al-ʾAnwār” by Malājīūn (Ḥanafī) Part 1
  8. Naḥw (Grammar) 2A- “Sharḥ Qaṭr Al-Nadā” by ʾIbn Hishām Part 1
  9. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 2A- “al-Jawhar al-Maknūn” by al-ʾAkhḍarī
  10. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 2A- “Muqadimat ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ” by ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ  Part 1

Spring 2B:

  1. Qurʾān 2B- Memorize Juzʾ 27 Part 2
  2. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 2B- “Maʿārij al-Qubūl” by al-Hāfiẓ al-Ḥakamī
  3. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 2B- “Zād al-Mustaqniʿ Fī ʾIkhtiṣār al-Muqniʿ” by al-Ḥajjāwī (Ḥanbalī)/ “ʿUmdat al-Sālik” by ʾIbn al-Naqīb (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mulṭaqā al-ʾAbḥur” by ʾIbrāhīm al-Ḥalabī (Ḥanafī)/ “ʾAqrab al-Masālik” by ʾAḥmad al-Dardīr (Mālikī) Part 2
  4. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 2B- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 21, 20, 19
  5. ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān 2B- “al-Nāsikh Wa al-Mansūkh” by al-ʾIbyārī and “Ḥusn al-Bayān Fī Mushtarakāt al-Qurʾān” by al-ʾIbyārī
  6. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 2B- “Mukhtaṣar al-Rawḍah” by al-Ṭūfī (Ḥanbalī)/ “Ghāyat al-Wuṣūl Sharḥ Lubb al-ʾUṣūl” by Zakariyah al-ʾAnṣārī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Marāqī al-Suʿūd” by al-Shinqītī (Mālikī)/ “Nūr al-ʾAnwār” by Malājīūn (Ḥanafī) Part 2
  7. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 2B- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 2
  8. Naḥw (Grammar) 2B- “Sharḥ Qaṭr al-Nadā” by ʾIbn Hishām Part 2
  9. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 2B- “Muqadimat ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ” by ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ Part 2
  10. Sarf (Morphology) 2B- “Taṣrīf al-ʿIzzī” by ʿIzz al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb

Year 3

Fall 3A:

  1. Qurʾān 3A- Memorize Juzʾ 26 Part 1
  2. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 3A- “al-Rawḍ al-Murbiʿ” by al-Buhūtī (Ḥanbalī)/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn” by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 1
  3. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 3A- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 18, 17, 16
  4. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 3A- “Mukhtaṣar al-Taḥrīr” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī)/ “Mukhtaṣar ʾIbn al-Ḥājib” by ʾIbn Al-Ḥājib (Mālikī)/ “Minhāj al-Wuṣūl ʾIlā ʿIlm al-ʾUṣūl” by al-Bayḍāwī (Shāfiʿī)/ “ʾUṣūl al-Bazdawī” (Ḥanafī) Part 1
  5. Naḥw (Grammar) 3A- “Alifyyat ʾIbn Mālik” by ʾIbn Mālik Part 1
  6. Sarf (Morphology) 3A- “al-Shāfiyah” by ʾIbn al-Ḥājib Part 1
  7. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 3A- “al-Talkhīs” by al-Qazwīnī Part 1
  8. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 3A- “al-Risālah al-Tadmuriyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  9. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 3A- “Muqadimat ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ” by ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ Part 3
  10. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 3A- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 3

Spring 3B:

  1. Qurʾān 3B- Memorize Juzʾ 26 Part 2
  2. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 3B- “al-Rawḍ al-Murbiʿ” by al-Buhūtī (Ḥanbalī)/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn” by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 2
  3. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 3B- “Tafsīr Al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 15, 14, 13
  4. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 3B- “Mukhtaṣar al-Taḥrīr” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī)/ “Mukhtaṣar ʾIbn al-Ḥājib” by ʾIbn al-Ḥājib (Mālikī)/ “Minhāj al-Wuṣūl ʾIlā ʿIlm al-ʾUṣūl” by al-Bayḍāwī (Shāfiʿī)/ “ʾUṣūl al-Bazdawī” (Ḥanafī) Part 2
  5. Sarf (Morphology) 3B- “al-Shāfiyah” by ʾIbn al-Ḥājib Part 2
  6. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 3B- “al-Talkhīs” by al-Qazwīnī Part 2
  7. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 3B- “al-Fatwā al-Ḥamawiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  8. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 3B- “Muqadimat ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ” by ʾIbn al-Ṣalāḥ Part 4
  9. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 3B- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 4
  10. Naḥw (Grammar) 3B- “Alifyyat ʾIbn Mālik” by ʾIbn Mālik Part 2

Year 4

Fall 4A:

  1. Qurʾān 4A- Memorize Juzʾ 25 Part 1
  2. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 4A- “Sharḥ al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥawiyyah” by ʾIbn ʾAbī al-ʿIz
  3. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 4A- “Muntahā al-ʾIrādāt” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī) Part 1/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn” by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 3
  4. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 4A- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 12, 11, 10
  5. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 4A- “Jamʿ al-Jawāmiʿ” by al-Subkī Part 1
  6. Naḥw (Grammar) 4A- “Alifyyat ʾIbn Mālik” by ʾIbn Mālik Part 3
  7. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 4A- “al-Mukhtaṣar Sharḥ al-Talkhīs” by al-Taftazānī Part 1
  8. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 4A- “ʾAlfiyyat al-Suyūtī” by al-Suyūtī Part 1
  9. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 4A- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 5
  10. Tazkiyah (Purification of the Heart) 4A- “al-ʿUbūdiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah Part 1

Spring 4B:

  1. Qurʾān 4B- Memorize Juzʾ 25 Part 2
  2. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 4B- “Muntahā al-ʾIrādāt” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī) Part 2/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn” by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 4
  3. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 4B- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 9, 8, 7
  4. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 4B- “Jamʿ al-Jawāmiʿ” by al-Subkī Part 2
  5. Naḥw (Grammar) 4B- “Alifyyat ʾIbn Mālik by ʾIbn Mālik Part 4
  6. Balāghah (Rhetoric) 4B- “al-Mukhtaṣar Sharḥ al-Talkhīs” by al-Taftazānī Part 2
  7. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 4B- “ʾAlfiyyat al-Suyūtī” by al-Suyūtī Part 2
  8. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 4B- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 6
  9. Maqāsid al-Sharīʿah (Divine Objectives of Legislation) 4B- “ʾItḥāf al-Qāsid Bī Naẓm Aḥkām Wa Qawāʿid al-Maqāsid” by Muḥammad Saʿd al-Yūbī
  10. Tazkiyah (Purification of the Heart) 4B- “al-ʿUbūdiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah Part 2

Year 5

Fall 5A:

  1. Qurʾān 5A- Memorize Juzʾ 24 Part 1
  2. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 5A- “Muntahā al-ʾIrādāt” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī) Part 3/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn” by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 5
  3. ʾĀdāb al-Baḥth Wa al-Munādharah (Mannerisms of Debate) 5A- “al-Risālah al-Walīdiyyah” by al-Marʿashī
  4. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 5A- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 6, 5, 4
  5. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 5ِِِA- “Jamʿ al-Jawāmiʿ” by al-Subkī Part 3
  6. al-Waḍʿ (Arabic Semantics) 5A- “Khulāsat ʿIlm al-Waḍʿ” by al-Dijwī
  7. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 5A- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām” by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 7
  8. Manṭiq (Logic) 5A- “al-Shamsiyyah” by Najm al-Dīn al-Kātibī Part 1
  9. Tazkiyah (Purification of the Heart) 5A- “al-Waṣiyyah al-Kubrā” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  10. ʿAqīdah (Creed) 5A- “Kashf al-Shubuhāt” by Muḥammad ʾIbn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
  11. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 5A- “ʾAlfiyyat al-Suyūtī” by al-Suyūtī Part 3

Spring 5B:

  1. Qurʾān 5B- Memorize Juzʾ 24 Part 2
  2. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory) 5ِِِB- “Jamʿ al-Jawāmiʿ” by al-Subkī Part 3
  3. ʾĀdāb al-Baḥth Wa al-Munādharah (Mannerisms of Debate) 5B- “Risālat al-ʾĀdāb” by al-Samarqandī
  4. Tafsīr (Exegesis) 5B- “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn” by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī and by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī Juzʾ 3,2, 1
  5. Tarīkh (History) 5B-  “ʾItmām al-Wafāʾ Fi Sīrat al-Khulafāʾ” by Muḥammad al-Khuḍarī
  6. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition) 5B- “ʿUmdat al-ʾAḥkām by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī Part 8
  7. al-Waḍʿ (Arabic Semantics) 5B- “Sharḥ al-Waḍʿiyyah” by ʾAbū al-Layth
  8. Manṭiq (Logic) 5B- “al-Shamsiyyah” by Najm al-Dīn al-Kātibī Part 2
  9. Fiqh (Jurisprudence) 5B- “Muntahā al-ʾIrādāt” by ʾIbn al-Najjār (Ḥanbalī) Part 4/ “al-Hidāyah” by al-Marghīnānī (Ḥanafī)/ “Minhāj al-Ṭālibīn by al-Nawawī (Shāfiʿī)/ “Mukhtaṣar Khalīl” by Khalīl (Mālikī) Part 6
  10. Tazkiyah (Purification of the Heart) 5B- “al-Tuḥfah al-ʿIrāqiyyah Fī  al-ʾAʿmāl al-Qalbiyyah” by ʾIbn Taymiyyah
  11. ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth 5B- “ʾAlfiyyat al-Suyūtī” by al-Suyūtī Part 4

Post-Graduate Program

After the successful completion of the seminary program, students will be able to enroll in the post-graduate program. In this program, students will choose which science(s) they wish to delve deeper into. Students will have the opportunity to study the advanced texts, commentaries, and footnotes of theology/logic/philosophy/dialectics, Islamic law, Arabic, and/or Prophetic Tradition. We hope to add other sciences for specialization in the future.