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Introduction to Islamic Systems with Dr. Basyouny Nehela

Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm;  from January 23, 2019 – May 1, 2019

ISB-Cambridge (204 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)


One always hears the term “Islam is a way of life” but what does that really mean? Islam encompasses a code of systems that are put in place by the Creator through the Quran and Sunnah in order to give proper instructions and guidance to live life peacefully, righteously and productively.

In this course, students will delve into 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. 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. What are the immutable regulations and essential principles that govern morality and ethics in personal(family), social, economic, political, and legal (judicial) domains? In addition, this course will provide students with fundamental guidance and case studies that will help them utilize the Islamic systems in every affair of their lifestyle with full conviction and appreciation.

This course is part of the Islamic Foundations Certificate Program.


Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an M.A. in Fundamentals of Religion, and a Ph.D. with Honors in Da’wa and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and professor at Boston Islamic Seminary. Dr. Basyouny was previously an Associate professor at Qatar University’s Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Department of Islamic Creed and Da’wa, a faculty member at Al-Azhar University and Islamic American University, and Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston.

He has also served as head, and coordinator of many academic committees covering Curriculum Enhancement, Core Curriculum, Strategic Plan, Academic Activities and Events, & Professional Development. He has taught many academic courses including Fundamentals of Dawa, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Creed, Islamic Culture, Quranic Studies,…etc.

He participated and presented in many academic and Islamic conferences in America, Egypt, Qatar, Malaysia, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan…etc .He has designed and developed some academic curricula and courses for academic organizations and schools in America, Africa and some Arab countries.

Dr. Basyouny has published over 200 articles in newspapers and magazines on topics such as the methodologies and means of Quranic Education and Da’wa, contemporary youth issues and Islamic thought as well as presented in various television and radio shows at Al Jazeera network .He also offers regular workshops and lectures on family issues and contemporary marital and educational problems.

He received Qatar University’s yearly award for the best academic online course at the university, and another award from the College of Sharia for the best chair of the academic activities committee.


The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates when considered against other non-degree academic programs offered by a variety of institutions throughout Greater Boston. Standard tuition is $850 per course, however, in our startup phase, we are offering all courses at a substantial discount.

Weekly Course – 24 Instructional Hours – Price Listing

General Rate Student Rate
Registration $270 $150


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 the financial aid application deadline is one week before the start-date of any given course. 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.