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What is the
Summer Immersion Program?

Our Summer Immersion aims to provide students with an introduction into a variety of courses from the Islamic tradition, such as Tafsir (Quranic Exegesis), Islamic History, Tazkiyah (Purification of Heart), and Seerah (Prophetic Biography).By enrolling in the Summer Immersion, students receive a glimpse into Miftaah Institute's main offering, the Associate's Program, in regards to timing, classwork, and formatting.

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.

2023 Courses

11 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

Defeating Shaytan: Security Against Humanity's Greatest Enemy

Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Waheed
Schedule: Sundays | 7:00 PM EST

 Part of our human nature is to learn to differentiate between our friends and enemies, which we find easy at times and difficult at times. Out of His abundant mercy, Allah ﷻ told us of our biggest enemy, Shaytan. And while he swore to Allah ﷻ that he would be Hell-Bent on our destruction, Allah ﷻ and His Messenger ﷺ have taught us about his tricks and strategies and how we can protect ourselves and our families from him. 

What will we cover?
• The detailed history of Shaytan, his origin, description and story
• Shaytan’s helpers from the humans and the Jinn
• Shaytan’s abilities, psychology, and tricks that he employs on us
• Practical knowledge, methods & Du’as from the Qur’an & Sunnah to protect ourselves from Shaytan and identify his influence

Bliss-Bound: Lives of The Ten Promised Jannah

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed
Schedule: Sundays | 8:00 PM EST

A total of ten companions were promised Jannah by our Prophet ﷺ in one sitting. These ten must have spent their lives in such a beloved manner to Allah ﷻ that they were honored with this promise. We find in their lives and stories a strong element of relatability. They weren't angels or Prophets, which means they sinned like us and had struggles similar to us. But something about them was different, they were the fastest to get up after a mistake, the closest to Allah ﷻ in turning to him, and the most keen on ensuring their actions were in line with the commands of Allah ﷻ and the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. 

What will we cover?
• A comprehensive study of each of the ten companions’ childhoods, journeys to Islam, sacrifices, and unique virtues .
• Inspirational stories from their lives that show their steadfastness and their unique good qualities 
• Principles that governed their lives and helped them not lose their faith while going through the struggles and challenges of life
• Practical insights from the instructor on how to bring about such transformational changes and habits into our lives

By The Star As It Falls: Tafsir Surah Al-Najm

Instructor: Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed
Schedule: Tuesdays | 7:00 PM EST

The first Surah that was publicly recited by the Prophet ﷺ in Makkah, Surah Al-Najm is an extremely powerful Surah with short rhythmic verses that touch the heart of the reciter. The Surah weaves together some of the most important aspects of Islam; revelation, the coming of Jibrīl in certain instances, falsifying the beliefs held about idols, stories of those who denied the Prophets ﷺ, the afterlife and the final result each human shall face. The Prophet ﷺ made Sujud at the end of the Surah after his recital and due to the overwhelming nature of the Surah, the Muslims and the idolaters of Makkah present all fell in Sujud. 

What will we cover?
• The background, cause and time of Surah Al-Najm’s revelation
• The names, virtues and key themes of the Surah
• A verse by verse reading and Tafsir of the Surah
• Linking reflections to practical experiences of the instructor

Light Upon Light: Allah's ﷻ Names Explained

Instructor: Shaykh Mohammed Almasmari
Schedule: Tuesdays | 8:00 PM EST

The most tried and tested way of growing in our love for Allah ﷻ is by knowing Him. And there is no better way to know Him than through the names He mentions for Himself and that we use to call upon Him. Each name uniquely increases one’s awe, reverence, and love for Allah ﷻ – ultimately allowing the Muslim to connect to Allah  ﷻ through each one of the beautiful names, and embody the implications of each of these names – qualities that make one beloved to Allah ﷻ. 

What will we cover?
• The linguistic roots of Allāh’s ﷻ Names and the correct definition and understanding of them when referring to Allah ﷻ 
• A thorough study of each name and its implications, wisdoms and benefits
• A thorough understanding of the hadith of encompassing 99 names of Allah ﷻ 
• How to use them in our everyday lives and du‘ā’

Prophetic Parables: Amthāl al-Sunnah

Instructor: Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed
Schedule: Wednesdays |7:00 PM EST

Our Prophet ﷺ was the best teacher one could learn from and his teaching methods were of the best that humans have known. Surrounded by companions of various ages and backgrounds, both men and women, some of his most impactful Ahadīth that we have narrated to us are those in which he taught us via parables. The parables in the Sunnah are diverse in their messages, speaking about Allah ﷻ and his slaves, our Prophet ﷺ and the Prophets ﷺ before him, worship (‘Ibādah), charity, death and the afterlife.

What will we cover?
• An overview of the teaching methods of the Prophet ﷺ and the definition of a mathal
• The power and effect of parables on the human heart
• A reading and in depth explanation of select parables in the Sunnah, varying in their themes and messages
• Practical insights from the instructor on how to bring about transformational changes and habits from the lessons taught to us in the parables by the Prophet ﷺ

The Hadith Masters: The Lives of 6 Muhaddithun

Instructor: Mufti Aasim Rashid
Schedule: Wednesdays | 8:00 PM EST

Out of the hundreds of collections of Hadith, six enjoy a lofty status due to their level of authenticity and their acceptance among the Ummah. Behind these six works, are six of the most brilliant minds this Ummah has produced. What were there lives like? Where did they study? What are the sacrifices they made to reach where they reached? This class will explore their lives in depth.



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 3, 2023
First day of class
June 4, 2023
Last day of class
August 6, 2023
August 26, 2023

Program information

Sunday & Tuesday & Wednesday
2 hour sessions
onsite & Online
7:00 - 9:00 PM
June 4 - August 6
free babysitting

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.

Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari

Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari, of Yemeni descent, was born and raised in Michigan. He memorized the Qur'an at a very early age and after high school, left to study at Sana'a University. Soon after, he obtained his Bachelor/Master Degrees in Islamic Law & Islamic Science from Yemen. In 2007, he became the Imam of a local masjid in California few miles down from Shaykh Zaid Shakir, where he left a very high standard and tough shoes to fill. Then, In 2009, he was called upon to serve in Brooklyn in a community that was desperately in need of an Ameer (leader). He has lead taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan since the age of 18. Now Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari is the Imam and Khatib at UMMA.

Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed

Mufti Abdul Rahman gives insight to various literature in the Islamic world. Mufti Abdul Rahman is serving as a principal and is a  full-time instructor at Michigan Islamic Institute, the brother organization of Miftaah Institute. He travels across North America as a khateeb and lecturer. He is well-known for his calm and down-to-Earth demeanor.

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed was born in East Lansing, Michigan. He began Islamic studies at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah, where he became a Hafiz.Upon the completion of his memorization of the Quran, Shaykh Abdul Aziz decided to continue his studies in Islamic sciences . He started his 7 year Shariah program in Toronto, Canada. Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed graduated with honors and went on to receive Ijazzat for teaching Hadith from prominent scholars from around the world. He also travels extensively across North America for Dawah purposes. Shaykh Abdul Aziz is a Co-founder of Miftaah Institute and also serves as Dean of Academic Affairs at Michigan Islamic Institute.

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.

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What is the program schedule?

Classes will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Will there be an online option?

Yes, the Miftaah Summer Immersion Program will be available online.

What is the age group for the Immersion 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 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.