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In The Shadows Of Giants

The four great Imams of fiqh - Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Shafiʿi, and Imam Ahmad - were not just founders of a school of thought. Each of them dedicated their lives to the meticulous study of the Qur'an and Hadith, offering interpretations that continue to guide millions of Muslims around the world. Join us for our upcoming monthly series at the Miftaah Campus, In the Shadows of Giants, on Thursdays with Shaykh Tariq Musleh as we explore the lives of these illustrious scholars.

🌙 May 30th | Imam Abu Hanifah
🌙 June 20th | Imam Malik
🌙 July 18th | Imam Shafiʿi
🌙 August 15th | Imam Ahmad

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.

Series Subjects

Monthly Series
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

Imam Abu Hanifah

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Hadith, which comprises the sayings, actions, and Imam Abu Hanifah, known as the founder of the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence, left an indelible mark on Islamic thought and practice. His teachings and methodologies continue to shape the understanding of Islamic law and jurisprudence across the globe. This course delves into the life, principles, and methodologies of Imam Abu Hanifah, offering a comprehensive understanding of his contributions to Islamic scholarship.

Imam Malik

Imam Malik Ibn Anas stands as a towering figure in Islamic scholarship, renowned for his meticulous compilation of hadith and his seminal work, the "Muwatta." His contributions to Islamic jurisprudence and the preservation of prophetic traditions have left an indelible mark on the development of Islamic thought. This course delves into the life, teachings, and methodologies of Imam Malik, offering educators a comprehensive framework for teaching his legacy effectively.

Imam Shafi'i

Imam Shafiʿī, a luminary of Islamic scholarship and jurisprudence, left an indelible mark on the Islamic tradition with his profound insights and methodologies. His contributions to the field of Islamic jurisprudence, particularly his work in legal theory (Usul al-Fiqh), continue to shape the understanding of Islamic law and ethics. This course is designed to provide educators with a comprehensive framework for teaching the rich legacy of Imam Shafiʿī effectively.

Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, a towering figure in Islamic scholarship, left an enduring legacy in the fields of Hadith, theology, and jurisprudence. His steadfast adherence to traditionalist principles and unwavering commitment to preserving the prophetic traditions have earned him reverence across the Muslim world. This course is designed to equip educators with the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively teach the profound wisdom of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal.

INtermediate

Overview

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.

Surahs

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

Hadiths

The following Hadiths will be explored:
Cleanliness
Sincerity
Learning Quran
Salah
Parents
Truthfulness
Good Character
Gratitude
Neighbors
Spying
Hatred
Mercy for Others

Duas

The following duas will be taught and memorized:
Wudu
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

Advnaced

Overview

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.

Surahs

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)

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

Program Schedule

Last day to register
May 22nd, 2024
First day of class
May 23rd, 2024
Last day of class
May 26th, 2024
Completion
May 26th, 2024

Program information

days
Thursdays
Daes
May 30th & June 20th
platform
Miftaah Campus
& Online
time
7:00 - 9:00 PM
dates
July 18th & August 15th
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"Content was well-taught so it could be easily absorbed."
This was my very first intenstive with Miftaah Institute and it was absolutely amazing mashaAllah. It was very educational, and the content was well-taught so it could be easily absorbed. Each of the shuyookh took their time to go though the various topics and gave an in depth analysis on different ahadith and its history. It’s definitely one of those events that make you feel closer to Allah, His Messenger ﷺ and the love of obtaining knowledge. Although I attended this intensive virtually, I definitely plan on visiting the campus one day and attend in person InshaAllah.
Anonymous, Baltimore, Maryland
"I enjoyed the intensive a lot."
I enjoyed the intensive a lot. It definitely met its objective - to increase the love of the sunnah, of Prophet Muhammad SAW, to have more confidence in our Islamic tradition.

The event was well organized and the instructors were all engaging and passionate about the subject Allahumma barik lahum, which has energized and encouraged me to continue my ilm journey!al, and the content was well-taught so it could be easily absorbed. Each of the shuyookh took their time to go though the various topics and gave an in depth analysis on different ahadith and its history. It’s definitely one of those events that make you feel closer to Allah, His Messenger ﷺ and the love of obtaining knowledge.
Maiza A., Canada
"The Intensive was such a fulfilling experience and I can't wait to sign up for more programs."
This was my very first intenstive with Miftaah Institute and it was absolutely amazing mashaAllah. It was very educationI initially signed up for the Hadith Intensive just to try out a Miftaah program, not really knowing what to expect for the topic being Hadith. Alhamdulilah, the Intensive was such a fulfilling experience and I can't wait to sign up for more programs at Miftaah inshAllah! I enjoyed learning about the history of Hadith and the rigorous way Hadith have been vetted and preserved. It really opened my eyes to our rich Islamic history and strengthened my conviction of being Muslim Alhamdulilah.
Amena S.  , Dayton, OH

frequently
Asked
Questions

What is the program schedule?

Classes will be held Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.

Will there be an online option?

Yes, the Program will be available online.

What is the age group for the program?

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

What payment options are available?

Tuition payments may be made per student.

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.