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Introduction to Islamic Systems 

When: Every Sunday, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EST; Starting April 11
Location:  ONLINE ONLY



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: 

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of how Islamic Systems and subsystems  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.


  • Required for: Students applying to the three-year Masters in Islamic Leadership program. 
  • Recommended for: Anyone interested in advancing their knowledge about Islam and deepening their ability to teach others.


Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an MA in Fundamentals of Religion, and a PhD with Honors in Da’wah and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Boston Islamic Seminary. Dr. Basyouny was previously an associate professor in the Department of Islamic Creed and Da’wah at Qatar University’s Faculty of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies and a faculty member at Al-Azhar University and Islamic American University. He previously served as Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston.

He was also the head and coordinator of many academic committees covering curriculum enhancement, core curriculum development, strategic planning, academic activities and events, and professional development. He has taught many courses including Fundamentals of Da’wah, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Creed, Islamic Culture and Quranic Studies.

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


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

Students: $100 per one 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 served 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.

You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

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