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Islamic Foundations Certificate Courses

The Islamic Foundations Certificate (Level 2) covers a range of courses over 14 weeks during Fall 2020 semester.  It provides solid grounding for all students of all backgrounds to gain a firm foundation for further study. This certificate emphasizes personal reflection, spirituality  and practicality which are at the heart of the Islamic learning.

Who should apply?

  • All students who have not formally studied the personally obligatory knowledge of belief, practice, and spirituality.
  • Students who enrolled in the Islamic Foundation Courses (Level 1) as a way to continue furthering their knowledge.
  • Recommended for: parents, teachers, imams, chaplains, or anyone responsible for teaching fundamental Islamic knowledge to others.


  • There are no prerequisites, however, any student who has enrolled into a total of 6 courses from either Level 1 and/or 2 will be awarded the Islamic Foundations Certificate.

For full descriptions, learning about the faculty and to register, click “Read More”.

Student discounts and financial aid are available.

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Weekly Course

Tazkiyyatun-Nafs – The Divine Prescription for Individual and Societal Reform.

Faculty:  Dr. Basyouny Nehela & Dr. Ayman Ibrahim.

Time: Saturdays 3-5pm EST

Starting Saturday 3rd October – Saturday 26th December.

Location: WebEx/Zoom & Moodle

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Weekly Course

ʿAqīda: Classical Roots, Modern Applications

Faculty: Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui

Time: Mondays 6-8pm EST

Starting 28th September – 28th December 2020.

Location: WebEx/Zoom & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Sirah in the Light of the Qur’an

Faculty: Dr. Basyouny Nehela

Time: Tuesdays 6-8pm EST

Starting 29th September – 29th December 2020 (fourteen (14) weeks).

Location: WebEx/Zoom & Moodle

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Weekly Course

Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an

Faculty: Dr. Suheil Laher and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Time: Thursdays 6-8pm EST

Starting October 8th – December 31st 2020

Location: WebEx/Zoom & Moodle

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General admission: $150 per one course. Then, $100 for each additional course.

Students: $100 per one course for all students (including BIS students). Then, $50 for each additional course. 

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.

Iqra Fellowship

Time:  Sundays 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. EDT

Faculty: Variety of faculty will be joining

Cost: There is no cost to enroll onto the Iqra Fellowship Program

Starting: on September 13th 2020 and ends May 16th 2021

Location: WebEx/Zoom & Moodle

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When: Saturday November 28 – Sunday November 29th

Time: 10AM – 2PM EST (with break for lunch and Dhuhr salah)

Faculty: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Cost: General Admission $50, Student Admission $20 (financial aid available)

Location: Zoom (ONLINE ONLY)

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Community Outreach

Introduction to Islam (BIS 101)

Faculty: Dr. Ahmed Lofty Rashed, Dr, Kashif Syed, and Dr. Dorra Djebbi

Cost: $60

Time: Six (6) week course, Mondays from 3:30PM-5:00PM

Duration: October 19th – November 23rd

Location: Online only via Webex/Zoom & Moodle

*This course was designed and is being offered based on a request from Lasell Village

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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 our programs but require financial support during this time.

If you wish to join this cause, please click here and help us to support all students.

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!