An Alim course is a course that will help you understand more about Islam. you will study Hadith science, Islamic history, Aqeedah, Fiqh, and more.
After finishing the course Alim can work as a Mufti, while Alimah can teach Islamic studies or Arabic at Islamic institutions.
How much is an Alim course? one semester of the Alim course will cost you $669. And the Alim course takes 5 to 6 years to Finish. This means that the overall cost of the course will be around $8,028. The cost differs from one place to another but it will be around that number.
In the course you will study the following:
- Arabic Grammar (Syntax and Morphology)
- Arabic Literature (Speech, Composition, and Rhetoric)
- Islamic Theology (Aqeedah)
- Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)
- Fiqh (Jurisprudence)
- Ulum al-Hadith (Sciences of Hadith Interpretation)
- Hadith (Prophetic Traditions)
- Usul al-Tafsir (Principles of Exegesis)
- Tafsir al-Quran (Exegesis)
- Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
What do you learn in Alim course?
The Alim course will take 5 to 6 years to master, through them you will need everything you need to know about Islam. you will learn classical Arabic and its grammar which will enable you from reciting Quran without any mistakes.
You will learn Quran recitation melodically with Tajweed, the Tafseer of the Quran, hadiths, and how to extract Islamic laws from them, Aqeedah, and Fiqh. Here’s what you will learn throughout the 6 years of the course.
Whenever you feel the road is getting rough remember the hadith:
مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَطْلُبُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَلَكَ اللَّهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا مِنْ طُرُقِ الْجَنَّةِ وَإِنَّ الْمَلَائِكَةَ لَتَضَعُ أَجْنِحَتَهَا رِضًا لِطَالِبِ الْعِلْمِ وَإِنَّ الْعَالِمَ لَيَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَالْحِيتَانُ فِي جَوْفِ الْمَاءِ وَإِنَّ فَضْلَ الْعَالِمِ عَلَى الْعَابِدِ كَفَضْلِ الْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ الْبَدْرِ عَلَى سَائِرِ الْكَوَاكِبِ وَإِنَّ الْعُلَمَاءَ وَرَثَةُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَإِنَّ الْأَنْبِيَاءَ لَمْ يُوَرِّثُوا دِينَارًا وَلَا دِرْهَمًا وَرَّثُوا الْعِلْمَ فَمَنْ أَخَذَهُ أَخَذَ بِحَظٍّ وَافِرٍ
“Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, then Allah will ease for him the path to Paradise. Verily, the angels lower their wings for the seeker of knowledge. Verily, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, even the fish in the depths of the water, will seek forgiveness for the scholar. Verily, the virtue of the scholar over the worshiper is the superiority of the moon over the stars. Verily, the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets. They do not leave behind gold or silver coins, but rather they leave behind knowledge. Whoever has taken hold of it has been given an abundant share.”
Here is what you will learn:
Through Quranic studies, you will learn how to recite the holy Quran correctly and melodically. You will learn the Tajweed rules, including:
Madd (elongation), Waqf (rules of stopping), different styles of Quran recitation, and the right pronunciation of the Arabic letters. As you continue with the course you will obtain your style of recitation and be confident while reciting.
Also, you will memorize parts of the holy Quran which will enhance your memorization skill. You will memorize at least 3 juz. Additionally, you will learn the Quran translation and interpretation when you reach the intermediate level. When you reach the high level, you will study the different scholar’s interpretations of the Quran.
Through this course, you will learn to read hadiths and understand their meaning. You will be required to memorize a certain portion of hadiths during the Alimah course. which will enhance your memorization skills. All of this will be at the beginner level.
When you reach the intermediate level, you will learn the legal aspects of Islamic law. Which is derived from the hadiths. Through the course, your personality will develop and you will become a good person, who is nice and kind to his friends and family, neighbors, people from other religions, and people as a whole.
When you reach the advanced level, you will be able to extract the Islamic law from the hadiths by yourself based on what you’ve learned so far. You will study what is called Usool Al-Hadith (principles of Prophetic narrations). This will help you understand the various nature and statuses of narration.
Fiqh refers to Islamic law, and you will study it until you graduate. On the beginner level, you will learn the ruling of topics including ritual bathing and purification, transactions, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting, marriage, divorce, and rights of people.
On the intermediate level, you will come to understand the aspects of Islamic law. Which is derived from the hadiths and text.
When you reach the advanced level, you will be able to extract the Islamic law from the hadiths by yourself based on what you’ve learned so far. Through the Usool Al-Fiqh curriculum, you will understand the various nature and statuses of evidence. Which will help you understand the different points of view and respect them.
4. Arabic Language.
A central part of the Alimah course is the study of the Arabic language and its grammar. You will learn classical Arabic and its grammar rules to be able to recite the holy Quran correctly and understand its words.
Through the course, you will learn how to read, speak and write in Arabic. Learning Grammar will help you understand the structure of sentences. When finishing this curriculum, you will understand the different levels of literature and texts.
Through the Alimah course, English speakers will learn slowly the Arabic language. Even if they didn’t have any previous knowledge, you will be fluent in it with time.
5. Islamic History.
Through the Islamic History curriculum, you will learn about the life of the prophet. Additionally, the lives of the caliphs and the rich history of Islam. you will learn from them and understand how they used to live according to the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.
Learning about the life of the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) will motivate you and teach you many lessons. And you will learn how to stay on the right path and be a good person.
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