Structured preliminary Islamic studies


The Nabi Akram (s.a.w.) Islamic Centre has been successfully running Hawzah program every Sunday morning and Wednesday Night. These structured classes have acquainted students with the the basics of preliminary Islamic studies and have allowed them to increase in their faith, knowledge and understanding of their Religion.

Begineers Program ( Wednesday Night ) 

Class: Arabic Grammar

Study Text| Al-nahu al Wadhih

Time: 7pm- 8:30pm

Beginners Program (Sunday Morning) 

Class 1| Fiqh | Tahrir Al-Wasilah by Imam Khomeini 

Time:9am - 9:40am

Class 2| Theology | Theological Instructions by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi 

Time:9:50am - 10:30am

Class 3 | History of Prophet Muhammad | A Glimpse into Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) Life by Shaykh Muhammad Muhammad Estahardi

Time: 10:30am- 11:15am

Advanced Program (Sunday Morning) 

Class 1| Fiqh | Shara'i Al-Islam by Al-muhaqqiq Al-Hilli 

Time:8am - 9am

Class 2| Ahklaq | Awsaf al Al-Ashraf by Sheikh Tusi

Time: 9am - 9:15am

Class 3| Theology | Al-Babu al-Hadi `Ashar by Allamah Hilli

Time: 9:15am - 10am

Class 4| Irfan | Handouts

Time: 10am- 10:30

Combined Class | Quranic Studies | Handouts

Time: 10:30am- 11am

For further information please contact NAIC.

 Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) said to Kumail ibn Ziyad:
“People are of three categories: “A divine scholar, a seeker of knowledge on the path of Salvation, and [the third are] savage mobs who follow any outcry and are blown with any wind. They have been deprived of being enlightened with the Light of Knowledge, and have not resorted to a firm pillar.” 

This has been a great opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the foundations of Islam and has opened new avenues in their life. Having a taste of studying parts of what our Revered Scholars study and what is taught in the Islamic Seminary of the holy cities of Qom and Najaf. These classes have indeed opened up new avenues to their understanding of life, Islam and will leave a permanent positive impact on their personality.

Hawzah studies have now become a term referring to traditional Islamic Studies. Most of the traditional subjects taught at a Hawzah are interconnected and they supplement each other. For example, Arabic Grammar is very important to enter the studies of Qur’an, Hadith and History, or to complete the study of Fiqh, one must also study Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), or if one is interested in specialising in Islamic theology, it is necessary to study Logic and Islamic Philosophy, and so on.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Acquiring knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim. Verily, Allah loves those who seek knowledge.”
And: “Whoever chooses the path to seek knowledge, Allah will grant him the path to Heaven.”



إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَكْفُرُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يُفَرِّقُوا۟ بَيْنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيَقُولُونَ نُؤْمِنُ بِبَعْضٍ وَنَكْفُرُ بِبَعْضٍ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَّخِذُوا۟ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا (4:150)
Those who disbelieve in God and His Messengers try to create differences between God and His Messengers (by rejecting their message). They say, 'We believe in some but not in others.' Thus, they try to find a middle way