Introduction to Islamic Systems

There are no prerequisites, however, any student who has enrolled into a total of 5 courses from either Level 1 and/or 2 will be awarded the Islamic Foundations Certificate.

Day Time Duration Date Instructor
Thursdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm 12 Weeks May 12th – July 28th Dr. Ermin Sinanovic

DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will explore the foundations of the Islamic systems and their basic principles, historical origins, and contexts as implemented by Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and his righteous followers throughout history. This course will provide students with fundamental guidance and case studies that will help them utilize the Islamic systems in their everyday life with full conviction and appreciation. At the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of how Islam systematically organizes and tackles different domains of human activities and relationships.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of how Islamic Systems an sub-systems work particularly what the core principles and agreed upon rulings to define norms and values of Islamic behavior..
  • Apply the guidance and frameworks of Islamic Systems to one’s daily life, and thereby progress in one’s spiritual path.


  • Recommended for anyone interested in advancing their knowledge about Islam and deepening their ability to teach others.

COURSE FEE: The general admission is $150 per one course. Then, $100 for each additional course. If you are a student, it is $100 per one for all students (including BIS students). Then, $50 for each additional course.

FINANCIAL AID: Please note that financial aid is offered on a first come, first served basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

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“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student