Al-Ma’rifah Foundation presents you our flagship comprehensive Islamic Studies course

A Pathway to Closeness

Focusing on attaining closeness to Allah (SWT), His book and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).

Overview

Al-Ma’rifah Foundation is delighted to announce the return of our flagship Islamic Studies course this September, welcoming both our returning and new students. Moreover, we are excited to announce that for the first time ever, we are introducing a third year! All classes will take place weekly on Thursdays, starting from the 19th of September 2024. First and second year students will start at 7:45pm whilst third year students will start at 7pm. All classes will take place at Cheadle Masjid, 377 Wilmslow Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3NP.

There are four modules in Year 1 and six modules in Year 2. These are detailed below. Each module will be taught for one hour every week and we will cover two modules per term Insha’Allah. Year 3 will have no modules, and will instead involve an extended study of one topic with a teacher throughout the year. In addition, third year students will have the choice to attend various workshops and lectures to aid in developing them with different practical and soft skills.

Term Dates

Term 1

Thursday 19th September 2024 – Thursday 17th October 2024

Half-Term Break: Friday 18th October 2024 – Wednesday 30th October 2024

Thursday 31st October 2024 – Thursday 19th December 2024

End of Term Break: Friday 20th December – Wednesday 8th January 2025

Term 2

Thursday 9th January 2025 – Thursday 13th February 2025

Half-Term Break: Friday 14th February  2025 – Wednesday 26th February 2025

Thursday 27th February 2025

Ramadan and Spring Break: Friday 28th February 2025 – Wednesday 9th April 2025

Thursday 10th April 2025 – Thursday 24th February 2025

Term 3

Thursday 1st May 2025 – Thursday 22nd May 2025

Half-Term Break: Friday 23rd May 2025 – Wednesday 4th June 2025

Thursday 5th June 2025 – Thursday 10th July 2025

Modules
  • Tafsir: Surah Al-Fatihah and the Last 10 Surahs
  • Reliving the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ: Makkan and Medinan Periods
  • Fiqh al-Ibadaat (Fiqh of Worship)
  • Hadith
  • Aqeedah (Islamic Creed)

  • Maqasid ash-Shariah (The Objectives of the Shariah)
  • Usool al-Fiqh (The Foundations of Fiqh)
  • Living the Sunnah: Applied Hadith
  • Uloom al-Quran (The Sciences of the Quran)
  • Islamic History
  • Tazkiyah (Islamic Spirituality)
  • Various topics, with a focus on Uloom al-Quran (The Sciences of the Quran)
Testimonials

FAQs

Punctuality is expected but where it is difficult to make the class on time for legitimate reasons then of course, yes, you are still able to attend the class. All sessions will be recorded for registered attendees to access insha’Allah. Recordings will be uploaded to the online student portal within 72 hours of the class. 

Students are expected to maintain a high level of attendance throughout the year for maximum benefit as part of the etiquettes of the class. If a student will be absent for a particular week, then they will be required to fill in an absence form. Any absence that is not logged using the form is unauthorised and will negatively impact the student’s attendance record.

Please note that those students with a low attendance record and insufficient exam scores will not obtain an a certificate of completion at the end of the year.

Yes, you can still join if you have completed Islam 101 or 102 as although some content will be similar, it will still be an excellent opportunity to recap modules. In addition, we are delighted to announce a number of new instructors to the course, as well as a wider range of subjects being covered over the course of the year insha’Allah.

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your spouse, friends, or family. Please note that enrolment is required for each individual with separate email addresses. We also have payment plan options if you wish to pay over a given time period, simply fill out our contact form on the site.

Yes, we intend to serve light snacks and refreshments on course days.

Yes, you are more than welcome to register from anywhere in the UK as all sessions will be recorded for registered attendees to access insha’Allah. Recordings will be uploaded to the online student portal within 72 hours of the class.

Please note that online attendance is still monitored and any students attending online are still expected to uphold a strong level of attendance throughout the year.

Our course is generally aimed at 16+ and the content will be targeted accordingly. Please do follow our social media channels for upcoming courses, events, workshops, and sessions that are being catered for those younger.

Yes, you can. All course material will be distributed on-site for free. However, if you would like these to be posted to you, then there is a fee of £20. Alternatively, you can use the digital PDF copies of the material provided where possible (please note, we may not be able to provide the PDF for some published books due to external circumstances).

Please email us at info@almarifahfoundation.org following registration if you would like future material to be delivered to you.

Yes, that there will be an assessed MCQ at the end of the first term with a final on-site exam (made online for a limited time of 24 hours for online students or those with exceptional circumstances) at the end of the year which will cover content from the second and third terms.

Please note that those students with a low attendance record and insufficient exam scores will not obtain an a certificate of completion at the end of the year.

Prior to the start of the course, we are happy to issue a full refund to any students who decide not to continue further.

However, if you decide to enrol onto the course and leave part way through, then please kindly note that you will not be refunded any amount paid, and any remaining balance in the case of a payment plan will not be cancelled.

Unfortunately this is not possible.

Contact Us

Please use the below contact form if you wish to discuss payment plans, course contents, or to apply for a scholarship. For payment plans, you can choose to pay:

  • The total cost split over 10 months.
  • The total cost split over 3 months.