Islamic Studies

Fall 2017 Semester

The Quest For Virtuous Character

For over 900 years, Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum ad-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) has been the spiritual ocean from which Muslims across the globe have derived their religious sustenance.  This class will cover a unique compendium composed by Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Haddad, which he wrote to help this spiritual ocean wash onto the shores of the modern age.  As a very special blessing, this class will be taught by the author’s granddaughter who has studied the book thoroughly and received ‘ijaza in it.

Sisters only!

Starts: Thursday, August 10th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost:$5 per session

Teacher: Ustadha Shareefa Maryam As-Saqqaf is the granddaughter of the late great Habib Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Haddar, the primary Shaykh of Habib Umar bin Hafiz. She is also the daughter of the Mufti of Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E., and a teacher of the sacred sciences to sisters in her vicinity.

Classes held at 4 West 43rd St, Suite 416, New York, NY 10036

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Faith First

Learning the foundation of one’s faith is essential for every Muslim. This 8 week course will include the attributes and names of Allah, angels, Prophets, destiny, Day of Judgment, and the unseen. Students will gain a firm understanding of these creedal matters of Islam.

Starts: Saturday, Sept. 16, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Sept. 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Meurad Osman


New Muslims Program

This 8 week course is an introduction to Islam for new Muslims that focuses on the basics of belief and practice, provides emotional support and offers practical advice to help with any issues they may encounter.

Starts: Saturday Sept 16, 1:15-4:00pm
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer


Meaningful Prayers

This 8 week course emphasizes the meanings and pronunciations of the words of prayer. Students will learn to focus and to connect with their Creator during both individual and group prayers.

Starts: Saturday Sept 16, 4:15-6:15pm 
*Cost: $50 before Sept 12, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer


Muslim Manners (Adab)

We are blessed to have standards outlined for us through the way of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as to how to behave, treat others, and situate our hearts. In this 8 week course, we will cover many of these character traits and learn how to acquire them and practice them in our lives.

Starts: Sunday Sept 17, 12:00-2:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Sept 12 , $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil


Alif Baa Taa

In this 8 week course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet in its written form and with proper pronunciation. By the end of this course, students will be able to read words and begin their journey towards understanding the Arabic language.

Starts: Sunday Sept 17, 2:15-4:15pm
*Cost: $100 before Sept 12, $110 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam


Arabic 1

During this 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of the Arabic language by focusing on building vocabulary, improving reading skills, basic grammar and simple conversation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Arabic or its equivalent.
Starts: Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:30-6:30pm
*Cost: $100 before Sept. 12, $110 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam


M.E.C.C.A. Kids

Qur’an Memorization

Memorizing the Qur’an has immense blessings, and it’s important for children to establish a relationship and love the Qur’an at a young age. During this 8 week course, students will focus on memorizing several short surahs of the Qur’an. They will also learn the background of each of these surahs, as well as the meaning.

Starts: Sunday Sept 16, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Sept 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Mufti Fathi Alam
For ages 6-11



All classes held at 4 West 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Cost* includes class materials and refreshments
Financial aid is available for most courses.

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