Illuminating pupils with a range of subjects and skills, this pathway is extensive. The course is designed to prepare students in the path to becoming knowledgeable Ulema (Islamic scholars) with thorough understanding and practice of the teachings of Islam. Alimi subjects include:
Students will endeavour to memorise some selected chapters of the Holy Qur’ān allowing to lengthen their recitation in prayers while seeking the pleasure of Allāh ﷻ.
The Prophetic traditions (the sayings, actions and approvals of the Prophet ﷺ) are studied by students. They analyse the exceptional oratory skills of the Prophet ﷺ, reading his eloquent, comprehensive, and simple words, which convey libraries of wisdoms and truths.
Aqeedah is taught with the intention of knowing about the six articles of faith: Belief in Allāh ﷻ, His angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day and Destiny. There are also additional topics related to Allāh’s attributes and unseen matters. The pre-requisite to ensuring all forms of Ibadah are valid comes in the form of having correct Aqeedah.
Various books are prescribed to enable students to read, write, speak and understand classical and modern Arabic.
Islamic jurisprudence is taught with the intention of understanding and complying with the Shariah laws in our personal, social and everyday lives in the light of Qur’ān, Sunnah, consensus and analogy. Topics such as Ibadat are taught so that students place an importance on purification, Salah, Sawm etc.
The lives of the Sahaba, may Allāh ﷻ be pleased with them, are studied. Their stories teach students about different aspects of faithfulness, reverence and devotion to Allāh ﷻ and his Prophet ﷺ.
The Seerah, the life story of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is studied. It is vital to Muslims because it supports the Holy Qur’ān and Sunnah. It helps explain the context of why certain verses were revealed, giving students greater depth in understanding them.
Students learn Qur’ānic Arabic through the study of the lives of the Prophets, from the Qur’ān and the Ahadith. This allows our pupils to reflect the personalities and characteristics of all our beloved Prophets and messengers.
Arabic grammar (syntax) is taught from basic up to advance level. It also helps students develop their English grammar knowledge and skills as they learn the different types of verbs, nouns and particles.
Arabic grammar (morphology) helps students understand the origins of words in Arabic. Students’ literacy skills are further developed as students can identify how words have developed depending on their state. These skills are easily transferable for students and as a result students literacy skill improve.
Students study the Qur’ānic text, understanding the Qur’ān being the direct words of Allāh ﷻ and needing to know what He requires of us.
Students study the two concepts; akhlaq (morality) and adab (manners) from an Islamic perspective and the importance of their application in developing human virtue and perfection.
Students study the ambiguities surrounding the honourable Shari'ah. They get clarification regarding the Halal (Lawful) and why it is Halal, and the Haram (Prohibited) and why it is Haram, referring to the Book of Allāh ﷻ and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ. They will understand how to answer the questions which may face them today, and learn to refute the ambiguities and fabrications about Islam.
"One who treads a path in search of knowledge has his path to Paradise made easy by Allah…"- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 74