Alimah Program



Registered with Wifaqul Madaris Al-Arabiyya
Designed specially for University Students & Working Women
Emphasis on Personal Spiritual Development

New Session Starts: Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Offering Morning and Evening Section

The Alimah Program is principally designed for students who wish to study the Islamic sciences in-depth, attain reading fluency in classical Arabic, and are motivated to commit about 9 hours per week.

The program covers the traditional curriculum of the ‘Alimah course’, and provides a firm and broad basis in all of the main disciplines of classical Islamic scholarship:

Arabic language and its various sciences, Commentary of the entire Qur’an, Hadith, Islamic Law (Fiqh), Principles of Legal Methodology (Usul al-Fiqh), Beliefs (Aqeedah), SeerahShamail, Contemporary Issues, and Islamic Spirituality.

Students will be moved slowly to Arabic reading fluency so that they can study the different disciplines in the language of the scholars. This will typically involve covering various classical Arabic manuals in each Islamic discipline, thereby giving students a taste of the rich academic tradition.

At Maryam Institute, the goal of education is to educate the heart by means of taʿlīm (Islamic knowledge), tazkiya (purification of the soul) and tarbiya (Islamic moral training). This heart should get illuminated with the Sunnah feelings of ikhlas (purity), taqwa (God consciousness) and ihsan (excellence in worship), in order for an individual to qualify as an Alimah.

Days & Timings


Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM


Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM


DHA Venue: 17A1/1, Sunset Street, off Sunset Boulevard, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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Course Outline


1. Qur’an

Translation and Commentary of the Entire Qur'anA detailed and inspiring commentary of the entire Qur’an with an emphasis on highlighting lessons that are relevant to our daily life.
The Sources & Methodology of InterpretationIntroduction to the field of Qur'anic Sciences; The Sources & Methodology for Interpretation of the Qur'an; Compilation of the Qur'an; Types & Causes of Revelation

2. Hadith

Introduction to the Science of HadithIntroduction to the Science of Hadith Studies; Classifications of Hadith; Methodology & Terminologies used in Hadith
Explanation of the sayings of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in Zad al-Talibin (Provisions for the Seekers).This classic collection of 327 hadith contains many short sayings that express a multitude of meanings, and is ultimately meant to provide today’s Muslims a glimpse at the charisma of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and a roadmap with which to achieve closeness with Allah.
Riyadh al-Saliheen (Meadows of the Righteous) An explanation and commentary of hadith in Imam Nawawi’s classic compilation, Riyadh al-Saliheen with an emphasis on appreciating the beauty of the Sunnah as well as discover ways to implement the Sunnah in our lives
Mishkat al-Masabih (A Niche for Lamps) Mishkat al-Masabih is an expanded version of Al-Baghawi's Masabih al-Sunnah by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh Khatib Al-Tabrizi
The Sublime Characteristics of the Prophet (Peace & Blessings be Upon him)An explanation of the beautiful characteristics of the Prophet (Peace & Blessings be upon him) through selections from Imam al-Tirmidhi's Al-Shamail al-Muhammadiya
Sihah Sitta
(The Six Authentic Books of Hadith)
Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Jami' al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan al-Nisai, Sunan Ibn Majah

3. Islamic Beliefs

Believer's CreedUnderstand the basic tenets of our faith through Imam Tahawi’s widely acclaimed reference work on Muslim beliefs, Aqidah al-Tahawiyah and The text of Allama Taftazani's Sharh al-Aqaid al-Nasafiyya

4. Arabic 

Arabic Morphology Arabic Morphology through "Fundamentals of Classical Arabic" & "From the Treasures of Arabic Morphology"
Arabic VocabularyArabic Vocabulary through Arabic Tutor- An English translation of Tas-heel al-Adab Fi Lisan al-'Arab popularly known as 'Arbi Ka Mu'allim, a well-known Arabic Grammar textbook by Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan
Arabic GrammarArabic Grammar through "Ilm al-Nahw" & "Sharah Miata 'Aamil"
Advanced Arabic GrammarAdvanced Arabic Grammar through "Al-Hidayah fi 'l Nahw"
Arabic RhetoricArabic Rhetoric through Durus-ul-Balaghah Ma'A Shams Al-Bara'a by By Hanafi Nasif, Muhammad Diyab, Sultan Muhammad and Mustafa Tamum

5. Arabic Literature

Stories of the ProphetsStories of the Prophets through Qasas al-Nabiyeen by Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi - all 4 volumes
Arabic Poetry and ProseThe Maqamat of al-Hariri by Abū Muḥammad al-Qāsim al-Ḥarīrī (1054-1122)- a compendium of tales regarded as one of the outstanding literary works of Arabic literature written in the 5th century

6. Islamic Law

Historical Development of Islamic LawThis course will examine the sources of Islamic law, its basic methodologies and the foundation of the legal schools through a historical analysis of the classical era.
Islamic Law IIslamic Legal Rulings pertaining to Ritual Purification, Menstruation, Salah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj and Udhiya (Sacrifice)
Islamic Law IIIslamic legal rulings pertaining to Commerce, Marriage & Divorce
Laws of InheritanceLaws of Inheritance from Al-Siraji Fi 'l-Mirath Lil Shaykh Siraj al-Din al-Sajawandi
Comparative FiqhAl-Hidayah: A Classical Manual of Islamic Law - Volume 1 & Volume 2

7. Islamic Jurisprudence

Usul al-ShashiFundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence through the classical manual "Usul al-Shashi"
Nur ul AnwarIslamic Jurisprudence through the classical manual "Nur ul Anwar"


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