Islam Comprehensive

The ultimate solution for anyone seeking to gain authentic Islamic knowledge. Study part-time and enjoy full flexibility

Study where you want

Join us on-site, or study from home, work, school, or anywhere else! Access and play video class recordings from any device

Study how you want

Attend live classes at the Al-Ihsan Centre, or attend live online from your own computer, tablet, or even phone.

Study for as long as you want

Flexibible enrollments options means you can enroll from just a few months up to two years. Its up to you! More details below.

Registrations are now open for classes beginning July 2019. View the courses section below to learn more about upcoming courses.

Does any of the following apply to you?

  • I want to learn about my religion in detail, but am working, studying or raising children.
  • I want to learn clear facts from Qurʾān and hadith without being confused.
  • I want to learn from authentic sources.
  • I love my religion, but cannot afford the expensive Islamic courses being offered today.
  • I want to be able to give daʿwah, lectures, write about Islam, or even teach.
  • I am interested in learning Arabic, Qurʾān, Hadith, Fiqh, Principles of Deen and Sirah.
  • I would like the option of studying Islam online live with an actual teacher.
  • I would like to have enough knowledge of Islam to base my entire life on Islamic teachings.

Background

Islam Comprehensive (iComp) is an intensive part-time two-year diploma program which aims to give the student a deep and broad understanding of Islam. It covers a vast range of subjects and topics, and provides an in-depth study of the following:

  • Arabic
  • Tafsīr
  • Hadith
  • Fiqh
  • Sirah
  • Islamic Principles and Aqida

Knowledge of these fundamental branches of knowledge will bring the student into an intimate interaction with the sources of Islamic knowledge. The textbooks and study material are rigorously authentic, comprehensive and engaging. This may be the solution that thousands of Muslims have been waiting for!

Flexible Enrollment Option

The iComp program consists of 6 courses which are taught over two years. Courses are taught one at a time over a period of approximately 3-4 months each. For example, Arabic will be taught from February 2019 to June 2019, Tafsir will be taught from July 2019 to Oct 2019, and so on. For the sake of facilitating matters for our students, we are now allowing brothers and sisters to enroll for as many of these courses as they like. This means you now have a vast variety of enrollment options that were never previously available.

Some enrollment options you may consider:

  • Enroll for the complete program, and complete all 6 subjects one after another
  • Enroll for one year and complete 3 subjects
  • Enroll for just one subject that interests you the most
  • Enroll for a couple of subjects, take a break for a few months, then enroll for a few more
  • The options are endless!!

Certification

Completed in its entirety, Islam Comprehensive is a two-year diploma program. However, one of the added benefits the new format of courses is that you no longer have to complete the entire program all at once.

Upon successful completion of an Islam Comprehensive course, a student will be awarded 4 credits. Once you have 24 credits, you will be certified with a completion diploma. (Note: a single course may not be completed multiple times in order to gain more credits. Credits gained must be from all six courses of the Islam Comprehensive Program)

The credits you are awarded upon completing a course do not expire. So as long as you complete the 6 courses, even if it is over multiple batches of the program, you will qualify for a diploma.

Students who complete select courses from the full iComp program will be awarded completion certificates for the specific courses completed.

How to Attend Classes

Onsite

Brothers and sisters can drop in for classes at the Al-Ihsān Centre in Surrey, BC Canada:
11-8285 132 St. Surrey BC. V3W 4N6

Online

Attend online through a live webinar. Students will be able to see the instructor and the instructor's screen. The interactive webinar allows students to ask and respond to questions and interact just as thought they were in class.

Phone

Students on the move during class time, ex. driving or using transit, can listen in on class by dialing a toll-free number.
Keep in mind that this option does not allow the student to interact with the instructor.

Class Recordings

Students unable to attend class at the prescribed times will have access to video recordings of every class which they use to catch in their own time. These recordings will be made available to all students for revision purposes as well.

Projected scheduling of courses

2019 – 2021*

  • Feb 2019 – June 2019: Arabic
  • July 2019 – October 2019: Foundations
  • Oct 2019 – Jan 2020: Sirah
  • Feb 2020 – May 2020: Fiqh
  • June 2020 – Sept 2020: Tafsir
  • Oct 2020 – Jan 2021: Hadith

2021 – 2023*

  • Feb 2021 – May 2021: Arabic
  • June 2021 – Sept 2021: Foundations
  • Oct 2021 – Jan 2021: Sirah
  • Feb 2022 – May 2022: Fiqh
  • June 2022 – Sept 2022: Tafsir
  • Oct 2022 – Jan 2023: Hadith

* Dates and order of subjects posted are estimates and may vary

All 6 courses will be taught in a continuous cycle. This means that even if you did not enroll for the Feb 2019 session, you can join in for July 2019, or even later for another course of your choice. Enrollments are always open!

Breakdown of Courses

  • Arabic grammar including etymology and morphology
  • Understand Arabic sentence structure.
  • Learn words to speak and understand Quran & Hadith.
  • Learn verbs and morphology.
  • Translate from Arabic to English and English to Arabic.
  • Form basic sentences
  • Conduct basic conversations in Arabic.
  • Translation, understanding background (sabab al-nuzūl) and message of verses, basic commandments and lessons
  • The following sections and chapters of the Quran are covered:
    •  Sura Baqara
    • Juz 30
    • Surah Yusuf*
    • Surah al-Kahf*
  • Verses of commandments pertaining to worship, purification, marriage, divorce, business, earning, halal & haram (Ayaat al-Ahkam)

* May be modified based on scheduling needs

  • Textbook 1– Knowledge and System of Beliefs: Existence and Attributes of Allah, Prophethood, Hereafter, Taqdīr, The Qurʾān, Angels, Ṣaḥāba, Iman, Islam, Ihsān/Tazkiya, Hypocrisy, Shirk, Knowledge of the unseen, Sunnah, Innovations, Physical and metaphysical phenomena, Contagious diseases, Evil eye, Ruqya (incantations), Punishment in the grave
  • Textbook 2– Akhlāq, Nikāḥ, Ṭalāq, Rights of Husband and Wife, Oaths, Pledges, Waqf Endowments, Sales and Financial Transactions, Agency, Guarantees, Interest, Partnerships, Trusts, Borrowing, Loans, Mortgages, Gifts, Testimony, Slaughtering, Hunting, Etiquettes, Ḥalāl & harām
  • Purification
  • Worships
    • Salat
    • Siyam
    • Zakat
    • Hajj
  • Fiqh of Nikah
  • Fiqh of Business
  • The Muslim Creed: A study of the famous al-ʿAqīda al-Ṭahāwiyya
  • The Book of Allah: in-depth study of revelation, its types, history of preservation of the Qurʾān, the Seven Readings, science of tafsīr, authentic tafsīrs
  • Authority of hadith and sunnah: a look into the status and significance of sunnah, Prophetic authority in law-making and explanation of the Qurʾān, refutation of those who challenge the authority of hadith, history of hadith preservation, science of hadith
  • Differences of the Ummah: a detailed study of the history of ikhtilāf, and reasons behind differences in fiqh rulings
  • The Madhāhib: Reality of the 4 schools of fiqh, ijtihād, status of a madhhab in Islam
  • Life in Arabica before the Prophethood of Muhammad (SAW)
  • The corruption of the Arab society leading up to Islam’s emergence.
  • The beginning of Islam and its profound effect on society.
  • Islam in Makkah and its transition to Madina.
  • How Islam evolved and prevailed over the world and what struggles were faced on the way.
  • The demise of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the teachings left behind to continue the spread of Islam.
  • Important historic events

Course outlines are made available to provide an overall idea of what will be taught. Modifications may be made based on scheduling needs

class timings / schedule

The tentative class schedule is as follows:

Enrollments are now open for our July 2019 intake

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

All timings are in Pacific Standard Time

Class timings in Ramadan will be altered based on the availability of students.

Assignments and tests

Exams will take place on the weekend following the last day of each course.

Revision questions, assignments and homework will be given regularly.

The student should be prepared to dedicate 2-4 hours per week outside of class to study and complete assignments.

Dedication, punctual attendance, revision, completion of homework are expected from all students.

prerequisites

  • The course is for individuals who have a general knowledge of Islam and would like to further their understanding.
  • There are no course prerequisites for this program
  • Students should be able to read Quranic Arabic
  • The program is open to males and females aged 13+

Fees

  • Fees for this program are $100 per month.
  • Discounts will apply to students and seniors
  • Special discounts and financial aid may be available if required. Please contact us for more info.
  • Fees for at least the first month are due upon registration, and are required to confirm your enrollment.
  • If the fees for multiple courses (three or more) are paid in advance, a 10% discount will be applied to the total amount.
  • Please note that once a student attends any portion of a course, fees for that entire course are due whether the student continues the program or not.

Course Texts

  • This program is taught using a collection of books compiled exlusively for iComp, as well as external resources. All texts will be provided to students in ebook format, free of charge.
  • Hard copies of select texts may be available for purchase. Please contact us for more information.

Hear from graduates of islam comprehensive

With the help and mercy of Allah, four batches consisting of over a hundred students have completed the Islam Comprehensive program. See what some of our graduates have to say!

"Enrolling in the Islam Comprehensive program at Al-Ihsan was one of the best decisions I ever made. I gained a great deal of Islamic knowledge, so much more than I expected. The class timings and online options made it very easy for me to attend classes, even though I live in a different time zone, and was working full-time and sometimes over-time as well. Personally I really enjoyed studying Aqida and Tafsir. It really helped to study the translation and tafsir of the surahs I recite every day in Salaat. I would stronglyrecommend everyone to try it out, no matter how busy you are!"
Zainab Khan
Calgary, AB
"Islam Comprehensive played a pivotal role in my understanding of Islam. I enjoyed the depth in which subjects were covered, often times not found in regular Islamic halaqaat. It grounded me in my foundations and I would recommend any Muslim to take part and enroll for the purposes of knowing the foundations of their religion as it relates to their religious creed, their understanding of the foundational aspects of Islam i.e. the preservation of our tradition, the fiqh of marriage, divorce, transactions, as well as a solid working understanding of some of the most prominently recited and memorized Surahs of the Qur'an."
Hamza Malik
Surrey, BC
"I studied iComp about 6 years ago. It's a perfect part-time course for busy moms, for full-time or part-time students, and for working individuals. This program was essential for me as a Muslim woman and more so a mother. It created a strong base for me in my deen, and increased my knowledge from every aspect of Islam. Now that my children have grown up and study in an Islamic school, whenever they ask me for help in something, my iComp knowledge comes in hand. I would strongly recommend every Muslim to try it. If I can do it with 3 babies, anyone can.
Aatika M.
Vancouver, BC

Instructors

Taha Masood

Shaykh Taha Masood

Sheryar Bashir

Shaykh Sheryar Bashir

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team. We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Registration

Enrollments are now open for our July 2019 intake

Frequenly Asked Questions

The courses in the iComp Program were originally extracted from the Aalim Course, and were abridged to form a shorter program. The aim of creating the iComp Program was to make these teachings available for brothers and sisters who had other full-time commitments such as work or school. Completing the iComp diploma program will not certify you an Islamic scholar or authority.

As this program was designed for individuals with full-time commitments, the course load outside of class time is quite light. Besides the time when you are studying for the test which takes place at the end of  each course, you will not be expected to give more than 2-4 hours per week for studying or assignments.

We understand that most of our students have other full-time commitments which may cause them to sometimes miss class. It is for this very reason that on a weekly bases, we provide our students with video recordings of all the classes. These videos may be used to make up for any missed class as well as for revision purposes.

Yes you can! The Islam Comprehensive diploma program consists of 6 courses, which are taught in a continuous cycle. This means you have two options:

  1. If some classes have already passed, you can join in from the start of the next course, which will be within the coming 3-4 months. Since the classes are taught in a continuous cycle, you will be able to complete the courses you missed when they come around again.
  2. If only a few classes of a course have passed when you wish to register, you may still register and catch up on the missed classes using video recordings of every class session. 

The iComp Program is made up of six courses, lasting approximately 3-4 months each. You have the option the complete as many courses as you wish. You can stop after any number of courses, and come back later if you wish to complete the full diploma.

We have numerous options available for financial assistance. Our priority is always to provide authentic Islamic knowledge to anyone interested. Please contact our financial department at finances@ihsan.ca for more information.

The Islam Comprehensive Program was first launched in 2010. To date, Alhamdulillah, we have had four batches of 100+  students successfully complete the diploma program.