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: SHAYKHA SAFIA SHAHID

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, 31 July 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. 

The programme is delivered through distance learning. There is also a part-time offering of the programme. An annual onsite school will be held where students are able to experience lectures and seminars and engage with other students.

The tuition for the academic year 2018/2019 for the full-time programme is £3,450. Part-time study is undertaken over a longer period than full-time study: eight years instead of four. The tuition for the academic year 2018/2019 for the part-time programme is £1,725 (instalment option also available). 

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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Shaykha Safia Shahid is a leading scholar exemplifying Islam's rich tradition and history of female scholarship. Born and raised in Glasgow, Shaykha Safia Shahid travelled to Syria in 2003 to study sacred knowledge. She stayed there for five years, studying Arabic at the University of Damascus and the Abu Nour Institute. Shaykha Safia attended the classes of several illustrious scholars of our time, such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, and received ijaza (license) to teach Tajwid from Shaykh Abul Hassan Al-Kurdi. She also benefited from the company of great men of Allah, such as Shaykh Ahmad al-Habbal and Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi. She studied numerous texts under the tutelage of the great erudite scholar, Al-Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, and was granted ijaza in major books of Hadith. Upon leaving Syria in 2008, Shaykha Safia began teaching online classes, covering subjects such as Tajwid and Aqida. In 2009 she moved to Birmingham, where she served as the Head of Education for women at the Jamatia Islamic Centre in Sparkhill. Her post included overseeing girls’ education in the children’s madrassa and training female teaching staff, as well as teaching Islamic disciplines such as Fiqh, Hadith, Arabic and other classes of the sacred knowledge. In 2012, she delivered ‘The Etiquette of the Believer’ UK Tour, covering twelve towns and cities nationwide. She moved to London in 2013 and began teaching at Hounslow, Harrow and at an Islamic secondary school in Reading. In 2014, she ran a three-day residential Sacred Way Retreat, as well as an ‘Origin, Purpose & Destiny’ UK Tour, covering twelve towns and cities nationwide. In 2015, she completed a Salah ‘Ala al-Nabi national tour, along with an international tour. Shaykha Safia has delivered talks and courses at many universities and conferences, with numerous guest appearances on television and radio, both nationally and internationally. She has delivered talks at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Warwick, Aston, York, Middlesex, Birmingham, Nottingham and many others. To help promote understanding between employees and their Muslim colleagues in the corporate world, Shaykha has delivered presentations on Islam to investment banks in the UK. She also delivered an Islamic talk on ‘Ethical Principles in Business Dealings’ at the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. She has travelled to Australia, Trinidad, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands for talks, conferences and events. In 2015, she was awarded a BISCA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Empowerment.

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