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One-Year Foundational Program in Islamic Studies

One-Year Foundational Program in Islamic Studies: Usul-Ud-Din Intensive Launching Fall 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia

Foundations Program

We are very excited to launch our One-Year Program in Islamic Studies: Usul-Ud-Din Intensive Program in Fall 2015 insha’Allah!  This program will be the first of its kind in the U.S. and will focus on the foundational Islamic Sciences, primarily:

  • Intensive Classical Arabic (ULUM-UL-LUGHAT-IL-ARABIYA)
  • Quranic Sciences (ULUM-UL-QUR’AN)
  • Hadith & Sunnah Sciences (ULUM-U-SUNNAH/HADITH)
  • Foundations of Jurisprudence (ILM-UL-USUL)
  • Islamic Creed & Logic (ILM-UL-AQA’ED/IMAANIYYAT/SECTS)
  • Spirituality & Purification of the Heart (ILM-UL-TAZKIYAH WAL-IKHLAQ)

The program will be taught and lead by Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, and many other dedicated teachers who have taught in the above mentioned fields for years.

This One-Year Intensive Program is already established and running in our South Africa campus. Please click here for more details on the South Africa Campus Program.

See pictures from the Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony.


The Curriculum that will be used for 1-year Foundational Program is below.  This is a very intensive curriculum that is years in the making and comprises the essentials from traditional Islamic Studies.

Madina Institute – Curriculum


Authentic: Based on the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah, i.e. sacred knowledge in a traditional way.

Arabic: An intensive Arabic Language program set by renown Arabic teachers designed to achieve the capacity of engaging classical Arabic texts.

Academic: Experienced faculty consisting of MA and PhD’s from al-Azhar, Syria, Madina, Makkah, Sudan, Al-Qarawiyyin, and others that have taught these subjects for years using modern and traditional teaching methods to actively engage and develop students-scholars.

Accessible: Intensive courses (60 credits) where students have the opportunity to work towards a degree in Islamic Studies (Usul-Ud-Din) right here in USA without having to travel abroad.

Recognized: Memorandum of Understanding & Student Exchange Agreement have been signed with Al-Qarawiyyin University and the Islamic University of Sudan. A degree from Madina Institute will be recognized by these two Universities.


  • To develop a distinguished Islamic personality, firmly rooted in a holistic understanding of Islam & its various sciences, with an understanding of the intents and objectives of Islamic law, and trained in the purification of the soul and the spiritual sciences.
  • To create & prepare specialists in Jurisprudence & its Foundations, Qur’anic & Sunnah Sciences through examining contemporary dynamics and ways in which our vast tradition deal with modernity & contmemporary issues.
  • To convey the appropriate knowledge that is responsive to the demands of contemporary Islamic society in the fields of instruction, propagation, social and spiritual guidance and manifesting their academic legacy.
  • To produce a group of outstanding students who will be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies in the areas of Quranic Sciences, Hadith & Sunnah Sciences, Jurisprudence, Foundations of Jurisprudence, Islamic Creed & Logic, Spirituality & Purification of the Heart & Arabic.  Those that pursue postgraduate studies will be able to actively contribute to research in these fields.


Gadija Mohamed (from Cape Town, South Africa)

Hafza Iqbal (from Birmingham, UK)

Ryan O Meallie (from Denver, living in Saudi Arabia prior to Madina Institute)

Shayma Pereira (from Costa Rica)

Dr. Ameen Ali (from Durban, South Africa)

Dr. Yusuf Patel (from Cape Town, South Africa)


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Memorization of One Juz’(Portion) of Quran. This can either be a juz’ in it’s entirely (such as Juz’ Amma or the 30th Juz’) or a combination of Quranic passages which make up a juz’ when combined (approximately 20 pages).
  • Strong aptitude for both serious study of the Islamic Sciences as well as potential to positively contribute to one’s community upon completion of the program.


Our goal with the One-Year Usul-Ud-Din Intensive is to make this program accessible to all and for this reason we’ve kept the programs’ costs to a minimum. There will be separate housing facilities for brothers & sisters that will be adjacent to the Institute. If you would like to attend, however are unable to gather the necessary funding, please submit the Financial Aid Request Form along with your application (See Admissions Page)

Tuition & Fees : $4,700

Housing : $2,400 ($200/month)


Applications Open – August 29th 2014

Early Admissions Deadline – December 15th 2014

Priority Admissions Deadline – February 1st 2015

Rolling Admissions – After February 2nd 2015