Seminary-Enrollment-2020

IOK Seminary Enrollment 2020 – Now accepting applications until August 15th – Admissions are open for our one-year program in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Applicants across North and Central America are encouraged to apply. This is a competitive program accepting only high school graduate aged and older adults prepared to make a 25 hour/week commitment.

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IOK Seminary Enrollment 2020 – Now accepting applications until August 15th – Admissions are open for our one-year program in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Applicants across North and Central America are encouraged to apply. This is a competitive program accepting only high school graduate aged and older adults prepared to make a 25 hour/week commitment.

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One Year Certificate

The one year certificate in Arabic and Islamic Studies is designed for students who want to seek knowledge in a structured manner, but don’t have the opportunity to spend a number of years traveling and studying abroad. Ideally, it’s for high school or college students in transition, who have a year to dedicate to serious studying. The program will give them a functional grasp of the Arabic Language, as well as a detailed introduction to the foundational Islamic Sciences including ‘Ulūm Al-Qur’ān (Qur’ān Studies), ‘Ulūm Al-Hadīth (Hadīth Studies), Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Usūl Al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence), and Tazkiyah (Spirituality).

The program will also address common objections raised against our faith and tradition through guided readings of papers and discussions. The goal of the first year is to develop a solid foundation in the Arabic Language and the major Islamic Sciences. After completing the studies and receiving the certificate, students will be able to deliver lectures and sermons, lead study circles, and serve as after-school or weekend-school Islamic Studies teachers while simultaneously pursuing their careers.

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1

Arabic 101 · Islamic Law 101 · Hadith 101 · Qur’an 101 · Qur’an 102

Arabic 102 · Islamic Law 102 · Hadith 102 · Qur’an 102 · Spirituality 101

Associate Degree in Arabic Islamic Studies

The two-year Associate’s Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies is designed for students to gain literacy in the Islamic Sciences. It will establish a foundation enabling them to pursue higher studies and to face challenges as Muslims in the West as active members of society. They will be able to teach introductory classes, lead study circles, deliver sermons, teach seminars and be effective after school and Sunday school teachers.

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1

Arabic 101 · Islamic Law 101 · Hadith 101 · Qur’an 101 · Qur’an 102

Arabic 102 · Islamic Law 102 · Hadith 102 · Qur’an 102 · Spirituality 101

YEAR 2

Arabic 201 · Islamic Law 201 · Hadith 201 · Qur’an 201

Arabic 202 · Islamic Law 202 · Hadith 202 · Qur’an 202

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

The bachelor’s degree program builds off the associate’s degree and is for those students who want to pursue a path of scholarship in Arabic and Islamic studies. The bachelor’s degree is designed to be equivalent to four years of study in a traditional Islamic Studies seminary or university. Careful attention is given to helping the student achieve proficiency and mastery of necessary classical texts and subject matter, contextualizing it, and training them to serve their communities through teaching, writing, and service.

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1

Arabic 101 · Islamic Law 101 · Hadith 101 · Qur’an 101 · Qur’an 102

Arabic 102 · Islamic Law 102 · Hadith 102 · Qur’an 102 · Spirituality 101

YEAR 2

Arabic 201 · Islamic Law 201 · Hadith 201 · Qur’an 201

Arabic 202 · Islamic Law 202 · Hadith 202 · Qur’an 202

YEAR 3

Arabic 301 · Islamic Law 301 · Hadith 301 · Qur’an 301 · JRP-104

Arabic 302 · Islamic Law 302 · Hadith 302 · Qur’an 302

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

Humanities 101 · Social Sciences 101 · Quran Memorization 1 · Humanities 106 (Academic Writing)

Humanities 104 · Social Sciences 102 · 1 unit of CPE · Quran Memorization 2 · Humanities 107

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ISLAMIC LAW & TRADITION

The Master’s degree is designed to equip students with a holistic and comprehensive understanding of Islam’s primary sources and how they inform and intersect with Islamic thought, theology, law, practice, morals, and ethics. The program is designed for students who have completed the IOK Seminary Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies or its equivalent and are firmly grounded in the rich academic tradition of Islam. The coursework includes a detailed study of various Qur’ānic commentaries, the hadīth canon, comparative fiqh, research, and translation. The goal of the program is to prepare the next generation of thought leaders who have a deep understanding of the Islamic legal, moral, and ethical tradition that will help them serve their communities.

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1

Arabic 401 · Islamic Law 401 · Hadith 401 · Qur’an 401

Arabic 402 · Islamic Law 402 Hadith 402 · Qur’an 402

YEAR 2

Islamic Law 501 · Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence 102 · Hadith 501

Hadith 502 · Qur’an 501

2019 – 2020

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

To ensure students and community members have a thorough idea of what to expect before committing to this full-time program, please review our current academic calendar to understand expectations, important events, and timelines. Events aside from Open Houses and Commencements are not open to the public.

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ADMISSION

To apply to the program, kindly submit this inquiry prior a minimum of two weeks before the deadline (please set aside 25-30 minutes to complete all questions).

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