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A comprehensive part-time programme in the Essential Islamic Sciences. This level is a year in duration and consists of 2 terms. Ideal for adults and children above the age of 16.

Foundations Program


Madina Institute’s Foundation Level in Arabic and Islamic Sciences is tailored for students of Islamic knowledge who are just beginning their journey. The course provides a solid basis in Islamic Scholarship through part-time study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers around the Globe, including Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya al-Ninowy. The year-long course forms the first level of Madina’s 4-year Islamic Scholarship Programme, but can also be studied as an independent programme. Students who successfully complete all modules of the Foundation Level (including written assignments and examinations) will be awarded a Level 1 Diploma in Islamic Scholarship.

This program will focus on the foundational Islamic Sciences, primarily:

  • Arabic
  • Quranic Sciences
  • Hadith Sciences
  • Fiqh (Jurisprudence)
  • Usul-ul-Fiqh (Foundations of Jurisprudence)
  • Aqeedah & Logic
  • Spirituality
  • Seerah


  • 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 & contemporary 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, Fiqh, Usul-ul-Fiqh, Aqeedah & Logic, Spirituality & Arabic. 


The programme consists of two semesters:

Semester 1: September - January

Breaks: Christmas Holidays

Semester 2: February - July

Breaks: Ramadan Holidays

Our goal is to make this programme accessible to all and for this reason we’ve kept the programme costs to a minimum with flexible payment options.

Tuition & Fees : £895 per annum