FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME IN ISLAMIC SCIENCES IN A MODERN CONTEXT (FULL-TIME)

Islamic Sciences in a Modern Context is the College’s flagship four-year programme, designed to offer a world-class education and produce female scholars grounded in Islam’s intellectual tradition, with the requisite skills and training to guide and lead in modern society. The registration fee is £10, the price on this page, and is the first stage of the registration process. Please see further details below including the tuition for the academic year.

Instructed by: USTADHA SAFINA FATIMA, USTADHA ZUHRA IQBAL, USTADHA SIDRA SHAHEEN

Course Description

Islamic Sciences in a Modern Context is the College’s flagship four-year programme, designed to offer a world-class education and produce female scholars grounded in Islam’s intellectual tradition, with the requisite skills and training to guide and lead in modern society.

Apply for the four-year programme in Islamic Sciences in a Modern Context before the deadline, 30 March 2018. The registration fee is £10. Interviews will be arranged following submission of the application form. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the interview.

Requirements: A Levels: ABB or any other equivalent

IELTS English Language score of 7 or above (if English is not first language)

Our academic tutors consider knowledge and skills developed outside the classroom, and we may offer places based on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. Judgement of an applicant’s academic potential and suitability for the programme is at the discretion of the College. The college encourages diversity and inclusion of all Muslim female students from all backgrounds to study at the college.

The College welcomes both home and international students. International students must arrange their own visas, if required; the College is only able to accept applicants holding a UK or EU passport, or visas granting the right to study full time in the UK.

The tuition for the academic year 2018/2019 for this programme is £3,450 (instalment option also available). 

The programme will be held in Birmingham; the exact location within the city to be confirmed. 

Four-year Programme in Islamic Sciences in a Modern Context

 

 

 

Year 1

Quranic Recitation(Tajwid)
Islamic Creed (Aqidah)
Islamic Law (Fiqh)
Portrait of the Prophet (Shamail)
Spirituality (Tasawwuf)
Prophetic Tradition (Hadith)
Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir)
Arabic Morphology (Sarf)
Arabic Grammar (Nahw)
Memorisation of select passages of Quran and Texts
Etiquette in Seeking Knowledge
Islamic Civilisation and Muslim Accomplishments
Islamic Art and Architecture
Academic Writing and Research Methodology

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Islamic Law (Fiqh)
Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir)
Prophetic Tradition (Hadith)
Islamic Creed (Aqidah)
Principles of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
Methodology of Hadith (Mustalah al-Hadith)
Logic (Mantiq)
Rhetoric (Balaghah)
Spirituality (Tasawwuf)
Arabic Literature (Adab)
Great Muslim Figures
Memorisation of select passages of Quran and Texts
Muslims in Britain
Islam and Women’s Rights
Sociology
Philosophy

 

 

 

Year 3

Islamic Law (Fiqh)
Arabic Literature (Adab)
Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir)
Prophetic Tradition (Hadith)
Islamic Creed (Aqidah)
Scholastic Theology (Ilm al-Kalam)
Principles of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
Islamic Legal Maxims (Qawaid al-Fiqhiyyah)
Islamic History (Tarikh)
Memorisation of select passages of Quran and Texts
Orientalism and Islamic Studies
Countering Violent Extremism
Interfaith Dialogue and Relations
Historiography

 

 

 

Year 4

Islamic Law (Fiqh)
Arabic Literature (Adab)
Arabic Prosody (Arud)
Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir)
Prophetic Tradition (Hadith)
Principles of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
Laws of Inheritance (Ilm al-Mawarith)
Translation Studies of Complex Religious Terms
Memorisation of select passages of Quran and Texts
Art of Debate and Public Speaking
Islamic Banking and Finance
Islamic Economics
Islam and the Media
Dissertation - 10,000 words

 

Teacher(s)

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Ustadha Safina Fatima has been studying the sacred knowledge under the guidance of influential scholar Shaykha Safia Shahid for many years. She began her studies in Tajwid and Fiqh, covering texts such as Nur Al Idah, Arabic grammar and others. She also attended other notable classes of Shaykha including the Shamail of Imam Al-Tirmidhi. She progressed to the scholarship course in 2013 with Shaykha Safia Shahid, and continues to further her studies in the traditional sciences. Ustadha Safina Fatima has been teaching at the Jamatia Islamic Centre since 2010. She be teaching the Women’s Muslim College Diploma in Islamic Sciences in October in Birmingham insha Allah.

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Ustadha Zuhra Iqbal has been studying the sacred knowledge under the tutelage of Shaykha Safia Shahid for several years.  She began her studies in Fiqh and Aqidah, covering texts such as Nur Al-Idah and Al-Aqidah Al-Tahawiyah as well as Arabic and Tajwid. She also attended several other classes of Shaykha Safia Shahid, such as Taj Al-'Arus and Qur'an Tafsir. She progressed to the Scholarship Course in 2013, also under the instruction of Shaykha Safia Shahid, which led her to study numerous texts in Arabic Grammar, Morphology, Hadith and other sciences of the Sacred Knowledge. Ustadha Zuhra Iqbal began to teach classes on sacred knowledge under the guidance of Shaykha Safia Shahid in 2014, and continues to deliver Tajwid and Arabic courses at the Jamatia Islamic Centre in Birmingham, benefiting many students over the last few years alhamdulillah. Ustadha Zuhra will be teaching Women’s Muslim College courses in October in Cradley Heath, covering the Certificate in Spirituality (Tasawwuf) and the Certificate in Quranic Recitation (Tajwid) insha Allah. She holds a degree in BSc (Hons) Biotechnology.

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Ustadha Sidra Shaheen began her traditional Islamic education in Birmingham under the tutelage of the notable scholar Shaykha Safia Shahid. Under her careful instruction, she studied various Islamic sciences, including Arabic Grammar, Arabic Morphology, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Theology and Tajwid. She has also studied courses in Logic, Tafsir, Usul al-Fiqh and an exposition of Imaam Busiri’s timeless poem ‘Qasida al-Burda’. With a keen interest in Islamic Theology, Ustadha Sidra currently continues to further her studies in the traditional sciences, and has recently begun delivering online classes in Arabic Grammar. Ustadha Sidra undertook her undergraduate studies at the University of Birmingham before obtaining a Masters in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2011. Ustadha Sidra will be teaching Women’s Muslim College courses in October in Leicester and Walsall, covering the Certificate in Islamic Creed (Aqidah) and the Certificate in Islamic Law (Fiqh) in both locations insha Allah.

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