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Introduction to the Sciences of Qur’an & Hadith with Dr. Suheil Laher

Saturdays, February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, April 6, and April 13, from 10am-2:30pm

ISBCC (Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Boston, MA 02120)


This course familiarizes students with Islam’s primary sources, the Qur’an and Hadith, especial emphases will be given to the various disciplines related to the Qurʾan and Hadith as textual sources of Islam. Students will study the Qurʾan’s preservation, contextualization, and abrogation, as well as the collection, authentication, and content of the Ḥadith. By the end of the course, students will understand the historical canonization of Islam’s primary sources and appreciate the tools developed by our righteous predecessors to maintain the authenticity and integrity of our sacred texts and also will develop the practice of reflective engagement with the Qurʾan and Sunna, enlivening their relationship with Allah (SWT) and His Prophet (S).

This course is part of the Islamic Foundations Certificate Program.


Dr. Suheil Laher serves as Academic Dean at Fawakih, an Arabic language institute. He has been a tafsir and tajwid instructor at Fawakih since 2010 and has made significant contributions to the content and development of these courses. After studying electrical engineering at MIT, he earned an M.A. in Religious Studies from Boston University and recently completed his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Harvard University. He has previously taught Arabic at Harvard, Brandeis, and Boston Universities. He has benefited from a number of teachers of traditional Islamic disciplines, in the US and abroad, and has ijazahs in Islamic theology (‘aqidah), Islamic law (fiqh), hadith and other subjects. He has taught ‘aqidah courses at the Ella Collins Institute and the Bukhari Institute. He also has extensive experience working with youth while serving as Muslim Chaplain at MIT (part-time, 1998-2014).


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.