Alim course is a sacred path with an unbroken chain leading the seeker of knowledge to inherit the legacy of Rasul Allah (SAW). Taught by certified scholars in a traditional environment, the ‘Alim course educates students of knowledge by teaching them to not only comprehend but to be able to practice and teach the Islamic Sciences. The Islamic Sciences taught at the institute allow students to develop in-depth understanding of Arabic Grammar, Tajweed, Arabic Literature, Tafseer al-Qur‘an, Ḥadith, Islamic Law (Fiqh), and Islamic History.
In using an English and then Arabic medium, our seven-year Islamic Sciences program was designed and developed to cater specifically to English-speaking students in America. Darul Hadith Latifiah USA’s ‘Alim course not only imparts raw knowledge but teaches its practical application with proper understanding. Classes begin on the 15th of Shawwal each year and continue till the 15th of Sha’ban. Classes begin at 8:30 am and continue until 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and are followed by supervised group and individual study sessions.
No longer are young and motivated seekers of knowledge required to travel abroad to learn the authentic Islamic Sciences. You can now study the full-time ‘Alim Course right here in the United States of America. Students of the ‘Alim Course at Darul Hadith Latifiah USAwill not only cover all the subjects and materials in a full-fledged higher Islamic Sciences program but will master the following:
Arabic Grammar (Syntax and Morphology)
Arabic Literature (Speech, Composition, and Rhetoric)
Islamic Theology (‘Aqidah)
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)
Hadith (Prophetic Traditions)
‘Ulum al-Hadith (Sciences of Hadith Interpretation)
Tafsir al-Quran (Exegesis)
Usul al-Tafsir (Principles of Exegesis)
Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
Students of the course will gain many necessary skills for becoming upright altruistic citizens and help develop the future community of the Muslims in the United States of America. Along with studying the Islamic Sciences, informal classes are provided in delivering khutbahs, delivering speeches, conducting halaqahs, and propagating the faith.
The entire course consists of seven intensive years. Students will cover all of the required subjects of a full-time Islamic studies course along with electives to expand their knowledge.
All of the Alim course teachers at Darul Hadith Latifiah USAare certified scholars from all over the world. Each teacher has studied under an Islamic institution from which they have received ijazah (traditional license) to teach the Islamic Sciences. Able to disseminate the tremendous amount of knowledge which they possess in various languages, Alim course instructors are proficient in English, Arabic, Urdu, and Bangla.
Since we believe in quality over quantity, the small size of the classes are designed to promote close student and teacher interaction. Students get the opportunity to interact frequently with qualified scholars in and out of class, allowing them to participate in lectures, ask questions, or discuss issues in detail.
The courses are initially offered in the English language. Students are also encouraged to develop Urdu comprehension so that they can benefit from the monumental work done on the Islamic Sciences in the Indian subcontinent. Intermediate and advanced courses are offered in Arabic and English.
Darul Hadith Latifiah USA stresses diversity in its student population, admitting students from all cultural and social backgrounds. The course is not designed to be exclusively reflective of any particular culture or ethnic background. Our course is also available for both males and females.