Introduction to the Sciences of Qur’an and Hadith

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
Mondays 5:00pm – 7:00pm 12 Weeks May 9th – July 25th Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

DESCRIPTION: This course familiarizes students with Islam’s primary sources, the Qurʾān and Ḥadīth.l Special emphasis will be placed on the various disciplines related to the Qurʾān and Ḥadīth as textual sources of Islam. Students will study the Qurʾān’s preservation, contextualization, and abrogation, as well as the collection, authentication, and contents of the Ḥadīth science. By the end of the course, students will understand the historical canonization of Islam’s primary sources and appreciate the tools developed by Islam’s righteous predecessors to maintain the authenticity and integrity of the sacred texts and also will develop the practice of reflective engagements with the Qurʾān and Sunna, enlivening their relationship with Allah (SWT) and His Prophet (Peace be on him).

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

  • Explain and present the core foundations of Qur’an and Hadith studies, and the releant books and literature on these disciplines.
  • Recognize and identify the scholars of the sciences of Qur’an and Hadith in developing and preserving the knowledge of the revelation.
  • Comprehend and appreciate the diversity of opinion that exists in the interpretation of the Qur’an and Hadith.


  • All Parents, teachers, Imams, chaplains, interfaith workers, or anyone who is interested in deepening his/her knowledge and 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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