Registration for the Ramadan 2020 Semester is now open. Click here to Register Today!

Graduate Certificate Programs

Why should you join our Islamic Foundations Virtual Courses this Ramadan?

The blessed month of Ramadan undoubtedly provides all Muslims with a beautiful spiritual boost and nourishment. With a whole host of programs and guidebooks on how to spend our time effectively during this month, many often ask what they can do after Ramadan. Our souls continue to crave that nourishment and so here at BIS we have combined our Ramadan courses with the summer intensive programs so that you are given the support you need to continue quenching your thirst for knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. With a whole range of subjects taught by our distinguished faculty, you can start learning this Ramadan and continue after Eid, InshaAllah! Scroll down to learn more about each course and read about our instructors.

Questions? Email info@bostonislamicseminary.org

Click the video below to watch BIS President Dr. Basyouny Nehela explain how seeking knowledge is an act of worship:

Weekly Course

Qurʾanic Immersion: Recitation, Reflection, and Application (Level 2)

Faculty:  Dr. Basyouny Nehela & Dr. Asif Hirani

Time: Tuesdays 5pm – 7pm EST; Starting Tuesday 5th May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Introduction to the Sciences of ‘Aqida, Fiqh, and Tazkiya

Instructors: Dr. Harun Spavek

Time: Sundays 5pm – 7pm EST;  Starting Sunday 3rd May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Vocabulary of Islamic Sciences

Instructor: Dr. Muhammad Habib

Time: Mondays 5pm – 7pm EST; Starting Monday 4th May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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Introduction to the Sciences of Qur’an and Hadith

Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari of Tayseer Seminary

Time: Wednesdays 5pm – 7 pm EST; Starting Wednesday 6th May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Introduction to Islamic Systems

Instructors: Dr. Celene Ibrahim only

Time: Thursdays 5pm – 7pm EST; Starting Thursday 7th May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Quranic and Prophetic Communication During Challenging Times

Instructor: Abdur-Rahman Syed & Dr. Basyouny Nehela

Time: Saturdays  5pm – 7pm EST; Starting Saturday 2nd May 2020 for twelve (12) weeks

Location: WebEx & Moodle

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COURSE FEE: One 12-week course is $100 each for students (including BIS students) or $150 for non-students.

After that each additional course is an additional $50. Prices will be automatically calculated at checkout.

Financial aid is also available for all courses. Please scroll down to find out more:


The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.

Please note that financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until available funds are exhausted.  Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded.

Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Sponsor a Seeker of Knowledge

The Prophet () said:

“There are only three good types of people in the Dunya: the student of knowledge, the teacher of knowledge, or the one who supports them” (Sahih)

The Boston Islamic Seminary invites you to be a part of a sponsorship campaign to support the Seekers of Knowledge who wish to register for the Ramadan Virtual Courses but require financial support during this time.

If you wish to join this cause, please click here and help us to support all students by the end of this week.

We ask Allah to make us from those who support knowledge and it’s seekers and increase us all in faith, wealth and health. May Allah accept this as Sadaqah-Jariyah (ongoing charity) from you, Ameen!