The Path to Sacred Knowledge

Certificate Program

Second Quarter May 1 – July 16

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Explore the wide range of thoughtfully designed courses within the Path to Sacred Knowledge. Each course has been carefully crafted to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of essential Islamic concepts, principles, and practices.

Each quarter we offer eight courses, scheduled Monday through Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, with a break for prayer in between.

For new students embarking on this journey, we recommend starting with the foundational courses on Theology, Arabic, Qur’an, and Seerah.

2023 Academic Calendar

Don’t delay your start on the Path to Sacred Knowledge.

First Quarter:
Second Quarter:
Third Quarter:
Fourth Quarter:

Jan 9 – Mar 19
May 1 – July 16
July 24 – Oct 1
Oct 9 – Dec 17

Arabic Language

This Arabic introductory course aims to provide the linguistic background needed for students of the Islamic Sciences to comfortably engage with classical texts on an intermediate level.

Contemporary Topics and Issues

[Placeholder] This course explores contemporary topics and issues in relation to Islam, enabling Muslims to navigate the complexities of modern society while adhering to Islamic principles and empowering them to make well-informed decisions in their personal and professional lives.

Family System in Islam

[Placeholder] This course delves into the Islamic family system, examining the crucial roles each member fulfills in sustaining harmony and promoting Islamic values, contributing to a cohesive and flourishing society.

Fiqh of Acts of Worship

[Placeholder] In this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of their religious obligations and learn how to perform them accurately in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

Inner Dimensions of Worship

[Placeholder] In this course, we delve into the spiritual, emotional, and psychological dimensions of worship that transcend outward steps of religious practices, aiming to nurture a deeper, more sincere, and mindful relationship with Allah (SWT).

Intro to Comparative Religion

[Placeholder] This course equips students with a comprehensive understanding of diverse religious traditions, empowering them to effectively engage in interfaith dialogues and persuasively present Islamic teachings.

Introduction to Fiqh and Islamic Law

This course give students a comprehensive fiqh background through an in-depth exploration of Islamic hermeneutics and the historical emergence of the four legal schools (madhāhib).

Introduction to Hadith Studies

This course provides an introduction to the science of Hadith and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wa Salam.

Introduction to Islamic Theology

This course uses a systematic approach to develop a deeper understanding of Islamic Theology and other pillars of Islamic Beliefs.

Introduction to the Qur’an and its Sciences

The course will provide an introduction to the Quran. It will briefly explore the history of Quranic sciences, meanings, and methods.

Islamic Ethics and Character (Akhlaq)

This course examines the principles and practices that lie at the heart of personal moral development in Islam.

Life and Legacy of the Prophet SAW (Seerah)

This invigorating course by Imam Magid and Ustadh Shad Imam seeks to teach students the lessons and character traits exemplified in the life of the Messenger of Allah and his companions.

Methodology of Presenting Islam

[Placeholder] Master the art of effectively communicating Islamic values to diverse audiences with empathy and understanding.

Overview of Islamic History and Civilization

This course will explore the development of Islamic civilization and the institutions characteristic of it: political, social, educational, economic, welfare, and military.