Al-Hikmah Institute's Islamic Seminary program currently offers an Advanced Diploma in Islamic Sciences. This program is perfect for aspiring students of knowledge, religious leaders, and Islamic school teachers. It boasts a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum covering a range of topics in Aqidah, Fiqh, Tafsir, Seerah, Hadith, Usul, and Etiquette.
The course material of this program introduces the student to classical scholarly works with strong emphasizes placed on both mastery of theory and modern day application. This program is designed for students who are looking for a structured approach to learning much more than just the basics.
Courses in this program can be taken individually online or onsite and students who pass will receive a certificate of excellence upon completion. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Sciences, students must successfully complete all required courses and seminars as well complete an approved community service project.
Our curriculum below is based on classic scholarly works that are readily available in print and can be purchased online or at local Islamic bookstores. For more information on each course, click their respective link where available.
Kitab al-I`tiqad: The Book of Creed, Imam Muhammad b. al-Qadhi Abu Ya`la
The Creed of Al-Wasitiyyah: A Textbook on Orthodox Sunni Creed, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Bidayat al-Abid wa Kifayat al-Zahid: Commencement of the Worshiper and Sufficiency of the Ascetic, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Abdullah al-Ba'li
Umdat al-Talib li-Nayl al-Ma'arib: The Students Mainstay in Acquisition of the Objective, Imam Mansur Yunus al-Buhuti
The Luminous Lamp: Abridgment of Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Juz 27, 28, 29, 30), Imam Ibn Kathir
Jami al-Ulum wa al-Hikam: The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom, Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanabli
Short Biography of the Prophet and His Ten Companions, Al-Iman Al-Hafiz 'Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Wahid Al-Maqdisi
Mukhtasar Sirat al-Rasul: Abridged Biography of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab
Sharh Al-Waraqat: Al-Mahalli's notes on Imam al-Juwayni's Islamic Jurisprudence Pamphlet, Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni
Nukhbat al-Fikr: Hadith Nomenclature, Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani
Etiquette Of The Learner: Ibn Jama'ah, Abridgement of Tadhkirat, Imam Badr Ad-Din Ibn Jama'ah al-Kinani
Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin, Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi
Courses in this program vary in duration and are designed to gradually develop the students level of mastery in each field of study. Students are expected to watch live broadcasts/or recorded videos as well as read assigned material to pass quizzes and exams. Course details (when available) can be found in the sidebar or below.