ʿĀlim & ʿĀlimah Course (16+)


Al Kawthar Academy presents a part time ʿĀlim & ʿĀlimah course in English and Arabic for both brothers & sisters, taught by qualified ʿUlamā´ and ʿĀlimāt. This part time course, based on a classical curriculum, is designed to help beginners progress from an elementary stage to a very advanced level in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Taught in English with a progressive focus on Arabic, it comprises an in-depth study of many disciplines of Arabic and Islamic studies, including Arabic language and literature, theology, Qur´ān, Ḥadīth and Fiqh.

Course Outline and syllabus

Years 1–2: Arabic language & literature, Fiqh, Ḥadīth

Years 3-5: Qur´ān, Ḥadīth, Principles of Fiqh, Principles of Ḥadīth, Comparative Fiqh, Tafsīr

Years 6 -7: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Jāmi’ at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abū Dāwūd, Sunan ibn Mājah & Sunan an-Nasâ’ī

Taught by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq & other qualified ʿUlamā´ and ʿĀlimāt. Brothers & Sisters can enrol into the higher years of the ʿĀlim and ʿĀlimah course, subject to eligibility criteria.

Dates and Timings

Course start date: Monday 24th August 2020

Timings for classes:

Morning: 9:30am – 12:30pm (Women only)

Evening: 7pm – 10pm (Men and Women)

Days: Monday – Friday

Open Day: Sunday 14th June 2020 from 2pm – 8pm

The Open Day is an excellent opportunity for prospective students (Brothers & Sisters) to view course material, the facilities available at the Academy and to meet Al Kawthar staff members and students.

Please note that course availability, dates and timings are subject to change. Please register your interest early to secure a place as limited spaces are available.

*Please note that due to COVID-19 the Open Day will be delayed. A date will be advertised once confirmed*


Minimum entry age for the course is 16. No detailed knowledge of the Arabic language is necessary. However, students should at least be able to recognise and read the Arabic script of the Qurān, even if it be slowly and without comprehension.

Please note that all classes are taught on-site and we do not currently hold any online courses.


The course fee per annum is £1,250 which can be paid outright at the beginning of the year or as ten monthly instalments of £125 per month. 

New applications will be considered for September 2020