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One-Year Foundational Program in Islamic Studies




The Hadith classes are intended to lead students towards a high level Islamic academia that results in a comprehensive knowledge of Hadith sciences, which in turn guides students to emulate the noble character of the Prophet, salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. They will prepare students students for research in the sciences, its sources, methods, transmission and text of hadiths, etc. These classes are also designed to endow students with practical and behavioral skills in communicating with society in order to spread Islam properly and peacefully in the world.


  • To qualify students with the ability to conduct academic research that contributes to the development of Hadith sciences
  • To propagate Islamic sciences and Hadith in particular, which entails the communication of truth and righteousness to the entire globe
  • To qualify students to become specialist researchers in Hadith sciences in the future, insha’Allah

Discipline-Specific Skills:

  • To prepare students to become specialists in the fields of al-Hadith both in text and transmittal
  • Enrich the Muslim library with original research in the science of al-Hadith
  • Foster and develop the ability of graduates to interact and propagate islam through their commitment to the methods of Prophetic traditions

Textbooks Slated:

  • Al-Arab’un al-Nawawiyyah by Imam al-Nawawi
  • Nukhbat al-Fikar by Hafiz Ibn hajar al-‘Asqalani
  • Sharh al-‘Ilal by Imam al-Tirmidhi
  • Al-Muwatta by Imam Malik ibn Anas
  • Tafsir Hasanayn Muhammad al-Makhluf by Hasanayn Muhammad al-Makhluf
  • Tafsir al-Qurtubi by Imam al-Qurtubi