Ilm EssentialsEssentials Program (Self-Paced)


Registration for the self-paced Essentials Program is now open!

The Essentials Program is 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 core fundamentals that every Muslim should be aware of.

Course Overview

The Essentials Program focuses on establishing a foundation in the three core areas of the din: islam, iman and ihsan. Starting with a brief reminder about the importance of sacred knowledge, students study basic Aqidah (Islamic beliefs) and then begin a detailed, practical study of Hanafi Fiqh, starting with Taharah (purification) and Salah (prayer), and then moving into Sawn (Fasting) and Zakah. Students also cover a discussion on Following Qualified Scholarship and a module on Purification of the Heart.

Learning Format

All class materials are presented using pre-recorded audio and PDF slides. Each module will have a separate WhatsApp group where students can ask questions as needed. Students work through the modules at their own pace and online quizzes are used to assess comprehension. Students can’t progress to the next module until they pass the quiz, which can be taken any number of times. The Essentials Program is taught by Khalid Sattar.

Course Requirements

– Computer/mobile device and internet access.

– WhatsApp (available on mobile and desktop).

Course Modules/Lesson Overview

  • Aqidah (7 lessons)
  • Taharah (9 lessons)
  • Islamic Scholarship (4 lessons)
  • Salah (19 lessons)
  • Sawm (3 lessons)
  • Zakah (3 lessons)
  • Purification of the Heart (11 lesssons)

You can also view a detailed lesson overview to see what is covered in each module.

Essentials Registration