Now offered on Saturdays and Sundays!

The Weekend Academy is designed for dedicated adult learners who yearn to further their knowledge of Islam, but are unable to do so on a full-time basis. Serious seekers of knowledge will benefit from the important subjects included in the curriculum, offered to both men and women.

 Spring 2017


Saturday Track
January 7, 2017 – May 6, 2017
10:00AM – 1:15PM

Register for Saturdays


Sirah II: The Madinan Period (10:00AM – 11:00AM)
Instructor: Mawlana Jamal Khalid

The migration of our beloved Prophet ﷺ from Makkah to Madinah marks the second phase of his illustrious life, the Madinan period. In this class, we will examine the major events (decisions, battles, challenges, etc.) that transpired during this crucial stage of the Prophet’s mission from a historical perspective as well as exploring the moral and ethical lessons that can be extracted from these moments.

Introduction to Hadith  (11:15AM – 12:15PM)
Instructor: Mawlana Jamal Khalid

The sunnah is one of the primary sources of Islamic legislation, its authority being second only to that of the Qur’an. How do we know the sunnah has been preserved? What is its role jurisprudence as well as the lives of individual Muslims? How do with distinguish between a reliable and unreliable hadith? This introductory course on the hadith sciences aims toward clarifying these questions and more, with a special focus on those issues relevant to Muslims living the West.


Fundamentals of Tajwid (12:20PM – 1:20PM)
Instructor: Mufti Abdul Hannan Nizami

Not only the words of the Qur’an, but the way in which it is to be recited, all were revealed to our Prophet ﷺ. Thus, it is an individual obligation on every Muslim to strive to recite the Book of Allah in the manner that it was revealed. This course is designed to impart the fundamental rules of Tajwid through a series of lessons prepared by DarusSalam, providing the student with a solid foundation in the discipline and paving the way for further studies.



Sunday Track
January 8, 2017 – May 7, 2017
10:00AM – 1:15PM

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Fiqh of Halal and Haram (10:00AM – 11:00AM
Instructor: Mufti Minhajuddin Ahmed

A unique feature of Islam is that it deals with all aspects of life, from formal worship to the most mundane of acts. This course aims to provide students with Islamic guidance pertaining to dress, food, gender interaction, and other issues they encounter on a regular basis in order to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of our faith.

Introduction to Tazkiyah (11:15AM – 12:15PM)
Instructor: Mufti Abdul Mannan Nizami

Just as our religion is concerned with perfecting a believer’s creed (Iman) as well as his worship and dealings (Islam), it is also concerned with perfecting his character and fostering his spiritual development (Ihsan). Drawing inspiration from Imam al-Ghazali and other spiritual masters, this course will focus the internal dimensions of faith and growing closer to Allah.


Fiqh of Financial Dealings (12:20PM – 1:20PM)
Instructor: Mufti Abdul Mannan Nizami

`Umar Ibn al-Khattab is reported to have said, “No one should sell in our marketplace except those who have knowledge of Islam.”

Our religion has laid down guidelines for all aspects of life, including what forms of contracts, agreements, and transactions are valid and what are invalid. This introductory course on the fiqh of finance will provide an overview of essential rulings pertaining to trade, helping us to ensure our wealth is pure, free of usury and other unlawful transactions.



The cost of the program is $60/month for 4 months. There is a $20 discount if the entire tuition is paid up front. All payments must be set up before the end of the first day of classes.