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Our programs and courses are based on classical scholarly works which present the most widely accepted teachings of our tradition. Students will find our robust and well rounded curriculum to be an invaluable resource along their journey to mastering the Islamic sciences and its supporting studies.
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Our student body is the heart of Al-Hikmah Institute and the driving force behind it's vision. As students of sacred knowledge, united in purpose, we seek to aid and assist one another in our righteous pursuits of both study and service. In order to help facilitate success we have set up a number of growing services.

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God is Greatest: Translating the Prayer into English

Prepared by Abū Ibrāhīm John Starling Many of the newly converted/reverted Muslims in our communities, and a significant percentage of the more seasoned Muslims, struggle with Arabic. This leads to difficulty in performing prayer let alone understanding what is recited within it. I myself once struggled greatly with this issue and now as a prayer…
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Salafi or Sufi: Brief Biography of Shaikh Al-Islam al-Ansari

Prepared by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling In today's Muslim world you may not find more polarizing terms than "Salafi" and "Sufi". These 2 ascriptions are fully loaded; often interpreted based on the images their claimants portray. Each side of the spectrum vies for victors from the righteous of the past to support their respective calls. For the most…
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Student Notes: Fundamentals of Tafsir

Prepared by Tom Facchine Notes from An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Tafsir, by Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (explanation by Shaykh Salih Aali-Shaykh) Early in the work, Shaykh ul-Islam proposes that an individual needs to possess mastery in 5 disciplines before making tafseer of the Quran. They are: The Quran itself. The Sunnah The Arabic…
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Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ

Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, the Theologian of Damascus Poetic Rendering by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling أَعُبَّادَ المَسِيحِ لَنَا سُؤَالٌ ... نُرِيدُ جَوَابَهُ مَّمِنْ وَعَاهُ Worshipers of Christ we have questions burning. True answers required from your discerning. إذا ماتَ الإِلهُ بِصُنْع قومٍ ... أمَاتُوهُ فَما هذَا الإِلهُ؟ If…
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What Deters You, The Rulers or The Quran?

Prepared by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling In a recent conversation, a few students of knowledge and I were discussing the important role the Muslim authorities have in their respective countries and how a good leader, who is guided by the Quran and Sunnah, is a true blessing from Allah upon the people.  One of the…
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Kind Treatment of Daughters

Kind Treatment of Daughters His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) Q:  The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever has three daughters and is patient with them, feeds them, and clothes them, they will be a barrier for him from the fire".  Will they be a barrier from the fire for the father…
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Advice to the Seeker of Knowledge

By The Great Scholar His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه)   All praise is for Allah and may peace and prayers be upon His messenger, our prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.  To proceed: There is no doubt that seeking knowledge is from the most virtuous actions that draws one near to Allah,…
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Changing an Un-Islamic Name

By The Great Scholar His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) Q:  What is your advice to a person who is given a name and then later finds out that the name is un-Islamic? A:  It is obligatory that the name be changed.  So for example, if the name was Abdul-Husain (Servant of Husain),…
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Now that Ramadan Has Passed

A Friday Sermon By The Great Scholar Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Uthaimeen (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah, we praise Him, seek His aid, seek His forgiveness, repent to Him, and seek refuge in Him from the evil of our souls and evil deeds.  Whomever Allah guides there is none to lead him astray and…
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Takbir Done in Unison?

By the Great Scholar and Imam Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions.  I have recently read over what has been published by Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Jamal, may Allah grant him success in that which He,…
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