1-Year Knowledge Intensive


The 1-Year ‘Ilm (Knowledge) Intensive program at Madinatul Uloom Institute addresses the growing concern of the lack of scholarly education in our respective communities. It is a new, year-long Islamic studies program which aims to ground students in the absolute essentials of Islam. Under the guidance of qualified teachers, students will formally study the Qur’an and its Tafsir (exegesis/explanation), Hadith (Prophetic Tradition) and their explanation, essential Fiqh (Jurisprudence), the Sirah (Prophetic Biography) of our beloved Prophet (ﷺ), and the Arabic language. For many, Islamic education is derived from subpar sources, such as viral social media posts, which are often unsourced. Now is the time for us to dedicate time in our lives towards formal Islamic education, studying traditional texts under the tutelage of learned scholars.


This intensive program will provide students with the opportunity to pursue knowledge of the noble Qur’an, Hadith (Prophetic Tradition),  and Sirah (Prophet Biography), and other essential, relevant subjects via the study of the following subjects/texts.


  • Keys to the Qur’an

Through this text, students will explore the language of the Qur’an, studying and memorizing vocabulary and root words/sentence structure, directly from the blessed book of Allah (ﷻ). In addition, they will also cover a small booklet titled, 80% of Qur’anic Words, which lists the most commonly used words in the Qur’an, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, and particles. If one memorizes and understands these words, one will have a greater understanding and insight into the Qur’an, by the grace of Allah (ﷻ). Other supplementary texts may also be introduced.

  • Tajwid of the Qur’an

It is imperative to recite the Book of Allah with excellence via the implementation of the rules governing Qur’anic pronunciation, also known as Tajwid. Thus, students will be introduced to, taught, and/or tested on the various rules.


  • Lessons on the Arabic Language

A popular series of books used to teach traditional and Qur’anic Arabic. It was originally devised and taught at the Islamic University of Madinah. 

  • Syntax Made Easy, Morphology Made Easy

A study of two books compromising two fundamental parts of understanding the Arabic language, naḥw (syntax) and sarf (morphology).

  • Conversational Arabic

Students will be trained to converse in the Arabic language through practical implementation and the use of various supplementary materials.

    Prophetic Narrations & Stories

    • Provisions for the Seekers

    A brief book of hadith organized by Arabic grammatical structure, making it convenient for a student of knowledge to incorporate Arabic grammar whilst studying Hadith.

      • Stories of the Prophets

      Stories of the Prophets in the Arabic language, written in a manner in which students of Arabic can conveniently learn the Prophetic Stories and the Arabic language simultaneously.



        • Ascent to Felicity

        A comprehensive, concise primer on Aqidah (Creed) and Fiqh (Jurisprudence). The text spans the five pillars of Islam, including the topics of slaughtering, ritual sacrifice, and hunting.

            • The Lawful & The Prohibited [in Islam]

            Students will be introduced to and taught the jurisprudence of the Halal (Lawful) and Haram (Prohibited) relative to animals, food, and more, through a selection of reliable, trusted resources.

                    Creed & Excellence

                    • Creed of Imam Tahawi

                    An introduction and study of the most popular and agreed-upon text of Islamic Creed amongst the body of Sunni scholarship.

                        • The Path to Perfection

                        A text covering Islamic spirituality; emphasizes the steps a student of knowledge needs to take in order to progress on the spiritual path.

                                Who Should Enroll?

                                Unfortunately, some have never had the chance to formally study Islam for an extended period of time during their lifetimes. Fortunately, the 1-Year ‘Ilm Intensive program at Madinatul Uloom Institute is an essential and valuable opportunity for one to immerse themselves in formal Islamic studies for the duration of [only] one year.

                                Why Should You Enroll?

                                1. Local classes eliminate the need to spend on room and board.
                                2. Half-day schedule to accommodate for a busy college and/or work schedule.
                                3. Only requires a one-year commitment.


                                • Semester 1: August 15th – Dec. 16th, 2022
                                • Semester 2: January 2nd – June 23rd, 2023


                                • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
                                • Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (for Jumu’ah)


                                Total tuition is $3,000. Tuition should be paid in full by August 15th, or via monthly automatic payments. Limited financial aid will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis! If interested, please fill out the financial aid form.


                                Please note, a limited number of boarding is available. If arrangements are needed for boarding, please contact: admin@mymadina.org