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August 1st, 2024
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What is the
Miftaah Seekers: Summer Edition?

We're excited to announce the Summer Edition of the Miftaah Seekers program! Like our yearlong Seekers program, we teach based in the sacred sciences, but the summer edition is designed to help the student connect to the world and the ideologies that surround them. We live in changing times, with many different new "ism's", but we as Muslims must nurture our conviction and connect with the world from the standpoint of the deen of Allah and His Messenger (SAW).

Provide pathways for further learning at postgraduate and research higher degree levels.
Miftaah Institute's online Talent Program has been developed and structured for success in learning the proper way to recite the Quran. With live instructors, your will improve your Quran recitation, voice, and Tajweed within just the first semester of the program.

Sessions are held twice a week on Saturday and Sunday in groups. The small class sizes, of less than 12 students, allow the instructors to focus and connect with each student individually.

2024 Courses

5 Week Program
Arabic Conversation

Building upon what is learnt in Introduction to Arabic Grammar, this class aims to reinforce many of the concepts learned in Introduction to Arabic Grammar, increase students’ vocabulary, and introduce them to new grammatical forms. The class focuses on providing students with a firm grasp of phraseology that is common to both spoken and written speech, including, but not limited to, a thorough review of Arabic possessive, descriptive, vocative, and indicative phrases. The class also covers how gender is used in Arabic, the full range of Arabic subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns, and the Arabic broken plural. As with Introduction to Arabic grammar, preparation for class and homework are essential so that students may devote in-class time to communicating in the language rather than talking “about” the language. Upon completion, students will be able to formulate basic sentences and speak Arabic on a beginner’s level.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: First Steps to understanding Arabic

Arabic Morphology

This course provides students with a necessary base understanding of how Arabic root letters are conjugated to create different words. By the end of the course, students will know how to conjugate verbs in various tenses, determine base letters from non-base letters, and identify verbal patterns that convey information about the number, gender, and voice of the subject of a sentence. Students will also be able to identify the usage of verbs in the Qur'an.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used:

Arabic Grammar

This course consists of a systematic study of Arabic syntax and parallels the material learnt in Beginner Arabic Morphology I. The comprehensive text used in this course covers the various classifications of different types of sentences and the different components of a sentence’s anatomy, provides a basic but detailed understanding of the Arabic case system, and discusses how Arabic nouns respond to prepositions and verbs in accordance with the role the noun plays in the sentence.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: Hidayat ul Nahw, Duroos ul Lughat (Shaykh Hashim al Qalam), Arabic Tutor 2

Arabic Literature

This course aims at giving students a chance to put their Arabic comprehension skills used in their first-year grammar and conversation class to use. It also develops those skills. The class uses Sheikh Abu Hassan Ali Nadwi’s classic didactic text Qasas al-Nabiyin (Stories of the Prophets) to provide students with a manageably challenging reading experience. The fun and engaging text of Qasas al-Nabiyin gradually introduces more complicated and varied grammar and vocabulary as the text goes on. Therefore, each qissah (story) becomes like a baby step towards higher level Arabic comprehension for the student. This class gives students the skill and confidence to begin digesting some of the Islamic intellectual traditions’ most difficult and important works.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: Tafsir al Jalalyn

Quran Comprehension

Students will study a compilation of verses from both the Quran. Various ayahs will be analyzed covering areas such as grammar, syntax, definitions, and moral conduct, encouraging the student to improve their knowledge of the Arabic language.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: Tafsir al Jalalyn, Safwtul al Tafseer

Hadith Comprehension

This class is an introduction to the comprehension of primary religious sources in their original language and forms the basis of one’s ability to interpret, analyze, and apply Islam’s holy texts. Using the concise and to the point sayings of God’s Messenger (pbuh) collected in the classical text, students will begin to utilize concepts learned in their morphology and syntax classes to understand the Prophet’s (pbuh) words. A discussion of the grammar and vocabulary included in each hadeeth will be accompanied by a lesson on the hadeeth’s meaning and a discussion of its application in our place and time.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: 40 Nawawi, Riyadus Saliheen HC

Tazkiah: Purification of the Heart

This Tazkiyah course will read and reflect over texts by Imam Ghazali, Imam Zarnuji, and other select texts. The objective of these readings is to train the student of knowledge by helping them learn practical tools to purify their hearts and build a stronger relationship with Allah SWT.
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text Used: Purification of the Heart, Selection’s from Ihyaa, Ayuhal Wald Ghazali

summer semester

Ahkam ul Quran

Schedule: Daily |10:00 AM EST

The Quran is the number one source of guidance in the life of every muslim. This course will show how the scholars of Fiqh and Tafsir have extracted rulings directly from the Quran. Selected verses and chapters will be covered in depth to demonstrate the vastness of this field.

1) Wudu
2) Tayamum
3) NIkah
4) Divorce (Talaq)
5) Slaughter
6) Transactions/Zakat
7) Relationships with Parents and Children

Dismantling Doubts

Schedule: Daily | 10:45 AM EST

This course will discuss some of the pressing issues that are commonly discussed in this modern age. Understanding these issues at their core and clarifying common misconceptions and doubts.

1) Slavery
2) Hudood
3) Jihad
4) Atheism
5) Gender Ideologies
6) Interfaith in Islam

Tafsir of Surah Kahf

Schedule: Daily | 11:30 AM EST

An in depth commentary on a chapter of the Quran that is recited on a weekly basis by many. This course will dive into the beauty of this Surah, which provides guidance and protection in times of difficulty and tribulation.


Schedule: Daily | 12:30 PM EST

This course will cover selected chapters from major books of hadith, with the goal of developing a stronger connection to the words of the Prophet ﷺ. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including etiquettes, manners, heart softening narrations, and some of the foundational narrations in Islam.

1) 4 comprehensive hadith
2) Selections of Riyad Saliheen
3) Selections of Al-Targheeb wal Tarheeb
4) Heart softening narrations, Kitab Al-Zuhd/Al-Raqaiq

Tazkiya: Bidayatul Hidaya

Schedule: Daily |1:15 PM EST

This course will cover one of the most widely accepted texts in the field of tazkiya by non other than Imam Al-Ghazali. This primer will discuss various aspects belief and worship as well as how to develop praiseworthy qualities and how to interact with those around us. 



The Intermediate level is suited for students that are comfortable with reciting on their own and have memorized the last 10 Surahs from Juz Amma. Miftaah Talent will focus in this level on building and strengthening the pronunciation of letters and implementing proper Tajweed rules. Select Hadiths and duals will be reviewed to make a well-balanced student. At the end completion of this level, students will be comfortable at 60%fluency and articulating Tajweed in their recitation.


The following Surahs of the Quran will be reviewed:
Surah Al-Qari’ah/Quraysh
Surah Duha/Ma’un and Asr
Surah Aadiyaat/Humazah
Surah Zalzalah/Takathur
Surah Bayyinah/Duha
Surah Layl/Zalzalah
Surah Shams/Aadiyat
Surah Tariq/Qari’ah
Surah Alaa/Bayyinah
Surah Balad/Lay
lAyat ul Kursi/Shams
Surah Naba/Tariq


The following Hadiths will be explored:
Learning Quran
Good Character
Mercy for Others


The following duas will be taught and memorized:
Sleeping/Waking Up
Entering/Leaving the Home
Entering/Leaving the Masjid
Before/After Eating
Drinking Water
Drinking Milk
Wearing Clothes
Looking into the Mirror
When Traveling
Entering a Shopping Center
Durood Ibrahimiyyah



As the students progress in the program, students will continue to gain the necessary skills to beautify their voice and recitation of the Quran. At this level, students that enroll have a strong foundation in Tajweed but have a desire to improve their voice and performance. Stories of select companions are reviewed to provide scholarly role models for the kids. At the completion of this level and program, students will be able to recite with 100%fluency.


The following Surahs of the Quran will be reviewed:
Surah Shams
Surah Balad
Surah A'laa
Surah Tariq
Surah Burooj
Surah Naba
Surah Mulk
Surah Rahman
Surah Yaseen
Surah Mu'minun
Surah Noor
Surah Baqarah

Stories Of The Companions

The following stories will be explored:
Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (RA)
Umar bin Khattab (RA)
Uthman ibn Affan (RA)
Ali ibn Abi Ṭalib (RA)
Zubair ibn AL-Awwam (RA)
Talha ibn Ubaidullah (RA)
Abdul Rahman bin Auf (RA)
Abu Obaidah ibn Jarrah (RA)
Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqas (RA)
Saeed ibn Zaid (RA)F
atimah ibn Muhammad (RA)
Aisha bin Abu Bakr (RA)

Program Schedule

Last day to register
June 20th, 2024
First day of class
June 24th, 2024
Last day of class
August 1st, 2024
August 1st, 2024

Program information

Monday - Thursday
4 Days A Week
Miftaah Campus
& Zoom
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
June 24 -
August 1st, 2024
free babysitting,
Breakfast & Lunch

Alhamdulillah my experience so far is amazing, the vibe and the personalities of the teachers really bring the class together. They all know when to be funny and when to be serious. The topics for this year were absolutely amazing, my favorite class would have to be Mufti Abdul Rahman’s class “Etiquettes of a Seeker”. I feel like in whatever you’re learning, the teacher makes or breaks the class for you. Alhamdulillah these teachers are always positive and always put their students first.

Mujaba Ahsan
Year 2 Associate Student

I love coming to Miftaah; the classes give me tools to deal with hardships in life and help me be a better person overall. The instructors are sincere and real. We learn from not just what they are teaching about the subjects but their demeanor, their values and views and their stories and tangents.

Sumreena Hussain
Advanced Associate Student

Miftaah Institute has been an answer to my du'aas. The classes are very well taught and the instructors are exceptional. The best part about it is that if I cannot attend live, I can go back and watch the recordings. There are a lot of resources to help us understand and pass the class like the PowerPoints and the notes. The administration is also very receptive to any questions or concerns I have.

Fazia Abrahim from Sunrise, Florida  
Miftaah Online Winter 2022 Student

Program Instructors

Learn from traditionally trained scholars
Mufti Aasim Rashid

Mufti Aasim Rashid is a distinguished Muslim scholar, speaker and educator (the title ‘Mufti’ indicates his expertise and authority in Islamic law). He is devoted to the study and explanation of Islamic sacred texts and their relation to the modern context. His lectures, delivered at conferences and institutions around the world, are known to be inspiring and pertinent to the issues and pressing questions of the day. Mufti Aasim is the founder of the Al-Ihsan Educational Foundation, which has initiated the ‘Islam Unravelled’ project.

Shaykh Abdullah Waheed

Shaykh Abdullah Waheed was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. He commenced his studies at the age of ten in Toronto, Canada, where he went to memorize the Quran. Shaykh Abdullah spent years studying the details and beauty of our Holy book since understanding and mastering the language of the Holy Quran was always the primary goal. Shaykh Abdullah is a co-founder and instructor at Miftaah Institute and is also the Director of Islamic Affairs at Flint Islamic Center. He is known for his motivational and enthusiastic style of speaking, which leaves the audience desiring to better themselves.

Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed

Mufti Abdul Wahab completed his Hadith Intensive in the renowned Islamic University  founded by Sheikh Yusuf Binori RA known as Jamia Binoritown, where he had the fortune of studying under teachers who had received their Ijaazat from Al- Azhar, Madina Univsirty, and Ummul Qura. Upon graduation, Mufti Abdul Wahab wanted to pursue his passion in understanding and education in the field of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law.

Shaykh Hunzla Zaidi

Shaykh Hunzla Zaidi was raised in Canton, Michigan. He started the memorization of the Quran at Masjid Bilal Ypsilanti under Qari Shahid Mahmood, and finished when he was ten years old. After middle school, high school, and a couple years of university level studies in the field of Biochemistry, Hunzla left the field and devoted himself full time to learning Deen. He studied at AlHussnain Seminary, a branch of senior scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel’s schools based in Pakistan. Shaykh Hunzla then finished his studies under the guidance of world renowned scholars in Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia in Binori Town, Pakistan, receiving his certification of Hadith from there. He is currently a Miftaah Institute instructor.

Shaykh Hasan Suleiman


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Private and Group Study Pods
Miftaah Café
Lounge Area
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast Provided
Free Lunch Provided


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What is the program schedule?

Classes will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST Monday through Thursday.

Will there be an online option?

Yes, the Miftaah Summer Seekers Program will be available onsite at the Miftaah Campus and online via Zoom.

What is the age group for the Summer Seekers Program?

The program is open to students that are 17 and older.

What course material is provided?

Miftaah will provide course lifetime access to the student portal, including recordings, PowerPoints, and course material.

What course material is provided?

Miftaah will provide course lifetime access to the student portal, including recordings, PowerPoints, and course material.

What payment options are available?

Tuition payments may be made per semester.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held at the Miftaah Campus located at 11200 East 11 Mile, Warren, MI 48089 and online via Zoom.