Marifa

ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAmr said, “We were gathered around the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him talking about the days of turmoil [fitna]. The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, “[That will be a time] when people will break their agreements, betray their trusts, and become like this” – interlacing his fingers, [indicating that it will become difficult to distinguish good from evil, right from wrong, and truth from falsehood]. At this ʿAmr stood up and said, “May Allah make me your ransom! What should I do when that happens?” The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him replied,

At a time when the teachings of Islam are constantly under attack, when we find a myriad of opinions about every religious matter, and people quoting the Quran and Sunna to promote their own interpretations of Islam, it has become more important than ever to take a serious, structured, and well-grounded approach to learning the sacred sciences. The Marifa Program provides a comprehensive 2-year curriculum of part time classes in Islamic studies for college students, young professionals, and adults.

ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAmr said, “We were gathered around the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him talking about the days of turmoil [fitna]. The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, “[That will be a time] when people will break their agreements, betray their trusts, and become like this” – interlacing his fingers, [indicating that it will become difficult to distinguish good from evil, right from wrong, and truth from falsehood]. At this ʿAmr stood up and said, “May Allah make me your ransom! What should I do when that happens?” The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him replied,  
At a time when the teachings of Islam are constantly under attack, when we find a myriad of opinions about every religious matter, and people quoting the Quran and Sunna to promote their own interpretations of Islam, it has become more important than ever to take a serious, structured, and well-grounded approach to learning the sacred sciences. The Marifa Program provides a comprehensive 2-year curriculum of part time classes in Islamic studies for college students, young professionals, and adults.

Live Courses

Textbooks:
-Ascent to Felicity (Ḥanafī students)
- The Accessible Conspectus (Shāfiʿī students)
- Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship (All students)

In this course students will learn the legal rulings pertaining to purification, prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage based on a classic primer in the madhhab of their choice: Ḥanafī or Shāfiʿī. They will also explore the spiritual dimensions of these acts of worship.

Textbook: Ibn Rajab, Heirs of the Prophets;
Ibn Jamāʿa, Etiquette of the Learner

In this course students will learn the essential beliefs of Ahl al-Sunnah about Allah, the divine attributes, the divine decree, Prophets, Scriptures, Angels and life after death. Students will also explore some of the major differences between the various Islamic sects.

Textbooks:
- Qadhi Yasir, An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qurʾaan;
- al-Nawawī, Yaḥya b. Sharaf Etiquette with the Quran.

In this course students will learn about etiquette with the Quran, the history of the Quran, the multiple readings of the Quran, abrogation in the Quran, and approaches in Quranic exegesis.

In this course students will learn the legal rulings pertaining to purification, prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage based on a classic primer in the madhhab of their choice: Ḥanafī or Shāfiʿī. They will also explore the spiritual dimensions of these acts of worship.

Textbooks:
- Ascent to Felicity (Ḥanafī students)
- The Accessible Conspectus (Shāfiʿī students)
- Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship (All students)