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Classes begin Saturday, September 12.

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Live Teaching

All classes are taught live, without the reliance on pre-recorded sessions.

Build A Foundation

Focus on establishing a firm foundation in the core Islamic Sciences.

Practical Application

Classes emphasize practical application of knowledge and using it as a means of moving closer to Allah Most High.

What is Ilm Essentials

Traditional Islamic Learning

Ilm Essentials is a part-time online distance learning program designed for brothers and sisters who wish to start learning traditional Islamic Sciences, but cannot study full-time. All of our courses and programs are taught live, allowing real-time interaction between the student and teacher.

Essentials Program

The Essentials Program is a 1-year course geared toward those who would like to gain the knowledge necessary to live their lives in accordance with the Shariah and Sunnah. The program focuses on the core fundamentals that every Muslim should be know. All course material will be presented in English, with minimal reference to the original Arabic texts. View the Essentials Program course outline.

Short Courses and Seminars

Throughout the year, we offer a number of short courses and seminars covering important topics which are not directly addressed in the Essentials Program. Topics include the Fiqh of Food and Drink, Fiqh of Menstruation, History and Compilation of the Quran, Importance of Following Traditional Scholarship, Understanding Tasawwuf and others. The best way to stay up-to-date on upcoming seminars is to join our email list.

How are the classes taught?

Online Teaching

All classes are taught using the online learning tool WizIQ.com. Students can view the class materials through the online whiteboard and listen to the class lecture through their computer speakers or headphones. The chat feature is used for questions. Students will need a computer and high-speed internet access (2.5 Mbps+). Recordings will be available in case students miss a session.

Why Ilm Essentials?

Alhamdulillah, there are already a number of programs and classes available through which students can study the different Islamic Sciences. Every program has certain advantages and benefits and students should evaluate each against their circumstances. Below are a few salient features of the Ilm Essentials program:

– Classes are taught live, without the reliance on pre-recorded sessions.

– Traditional teaching methodology.

– Focus on establishing a firm foundation in the core Islamic Sciences.

– Emphasis on practical application of knowledge and using it as a means of moving closer to Allah Most High.

– Moderate class pace, allowing students to master key concepts.