Applications for 2017/18 is open – please click on this link to apply.


A Part Time (evenings) Ālimah Course for Sisters & Mothers.


Quwwatul Islam currently delivers a part time evening Ālimah course in English and Arabic for sisters. The courses are taught by qualified Ulamā and Ālimāt. This part time course is based on a classical curriculum and 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 detailed and progressive focus on Arabic, it comprises an in-depth study of the many disciplines of Islamic studies, including classical Arabic language with grammar and entomology, classical literature, Tafseer (exegesis) of the holy Qur´ān, theology Fiqh, and the detailed study of the sciences of Ḥadīth.

Course Outline and syllabus

Years 1–2: Arabic language, literature – Sarf & Nahw, introductions to Fiqh, introductions to Ḥadīth

Years 3-4: Qur´ān, Ḥadīth, Principles of Fiqh, Principles of Ḥadīth, Comparative Fiqh, Tafsīr

Years 5-6: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Jāmi’ at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abū Dāwūd, Sunan ibn Mājah & Sunan an-Nasâ’ī

Dates and Timings

Course start date: New Academic Year will commence on Monday 8 January 2018

Timings for classes: 5pm – 8pm – Monday – Friday

Open Day: Monday the 23rd of October 2017 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm (School Hall)

The Open Day is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to view course material, the facilities available at Quwwatul Islam and to meet Quwwatul Islam staff members and students.

Please register your interest early to secure a place as limited spaces are available.

Application deadline: 10th November 2017

Interview dates: Onwards from the 11th of November 2017


Minimum entry age for the course is 14. 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 or without comprehension.


The course fee per annum is £550 for year 1 and 2, and £600 for year 3 to year 6, which can be paid outright at the beginning of the year or in two instalments. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or card