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August 13th, 2024
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Islamic studies
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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.
Provide broad-based knowledge and critical skills in the areas of Islamic theology, jurisprudence, Qur’anic exegesis, Prophetic traditions, history, contemporary and spiritual aspects of Islamic Studies

Prepare individuals for leadership in serving the Muslim communityProvide access to tertiary level study in Islamic Studies by means of distance education and in class learningProvide pathways for further learning at postgraduate and research higher degree levels.

2024 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 Immersion

Blissful Departure: Fiqh of Death + Inheritance

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed
Schedule: Sundays | 5:00 PM EST

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) pertaining to two critical aspects of a Muslim's life: death and inheritance. Delving into these topics is essential for individuals seeking to navigate the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions associated with the end of life and the distribution of assets in accordance with Islamic principles.

What will we cover?
• Explore the fundamental principles and teachings of Islamic law concerning the end-of-life processes and asset distribution after death, essential for navigating legal and ethical considerations.
• Delve into the practical aspects of Islamic funeral rites and burial customs, examining the religious significance and cultural practices associated with honoring the deceased and comforting their loved ones.
• Gain insight into the intricate framework of Islamic inheritance laws, including the principles governing asset distribution among heirs, the significance of wills (Wasiyyah), and the mechanisms for resolving inheritance disputes according to Shariah.

The Battlefields of Faith: History of Early Islamic Conquests

Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Waheed
Schedule: Sundays |6:00 PM EST

Course Description: The Battlefields of Faith course offers a captivating journey through the tumultuous yet transformative period of early Islamic conquests, exploring the military campaigns, strategic maneuvers, and socio-political dynamics that shaped the expansion of Islam in the seventh and eighth centuries. This course provides a nuanced understanding of the historical context, motivations, and consequences of these pivotal events, shedding light on their significance in shaping the course of Islamic history and the broader world.

What will we cover?
• Examine the socio-political factors driving the early Islamic conquests, including tribal alliances, religious motivations, and the establishment of new governance structures, to gain insight into the complexities of Islamic expansion.
• Reflect on the broader historical significance of early Islamic conquests, considering their enduring impact on the development of Islamic civilization, the spread of Islam, and the shaping of global history in the medieval period.

The Virtues of Knowledge: Kitab al-ʿIlm in Mishkāt al-Masabih

Instructor: Mufti Aasim Rashid
Schedule: Sundays | 7:00 PM EST

The Virtues of Knowledge course delves into the profound wisdom and timeless teachings encapsulated in the Kitab al-ʿIlm (Book of Knowledge) as documented in Mishkāt al-Masabih, a seminal work of Islamic literature. Through a meticulous study of selected hadiths and narrations pertaining to knowledge, this course illuminates the importance, virtues, and spiritual dimensions of seeking and imparting knowledge in Islam.

What will we cover?
• Investigate the fundamental teachings of the Kitab al-ʿIlm (Book of Knowledge) within Mishkāt al-Masabih, uncovering the core principles and virtues underlying the pursuit of knowledge in Islam.
• Delve into the spiritual significance of seeking and imparting knowledge as elucidated in selected hadiths and narrations, cultivating a deeper understanding of how knowledge enhances one's connection with Allah and fosters spiritual growth.

Prophets and Promises: Tafsir of Surah Saad

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

The Tafsir of Surah Saad course offers a profound journey into the depths of Surah Saad, one of the chapters of the Holy Quran. Surah Saad holds immense significance, containing timeless wisdom, moral lessons, and spiritual guidance for believers. Through this course, students will embark on an enlightening exploration of the Surah, unraveling its meanings, themes, and implications for personal and communal life.

Through a meticulous analysis of the Surah's verses, students will explore its rich symbolism, allegories, and metaphors, uncovering layers of meaning and relevance to contemporary life. Themes such as resilience in the face of adversity, the consequences of arrogance and disobedience, the mercy and forgiveness of Allah, and the ultimate triumph of faith over trials will be examined in depth.

What will we cover?
• The background, cause and time of Surah Saad 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

Unwavering Faith: The Mysteries of Trials & Tests

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?
•Understand the Quranic perspective on trials and the reasons behind them.
•Analyze Hadiths and stories from the Islamic tradition that illustrate how to navigate trials with faith and patience.
•Enhance personal spiritual growth and reliance on Allah.

The Hidden Pearls: Parables in the Quran

Instructor: Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed
Schedule: Tuesdays |9:00 PM EST

This course explores the various parables found in the Quran, offering insights into their deeper meanings and the wisdom they convey. By analyzing these metaphorical stories, students will gain a better understanding of Islamic teachings on morality, faith, and human nature, and how these lessons apply to contemporary life.

What will we cover?
• Identify and analyze the parables presented in the Quran.
•Understand the context and underlying messages of each parable.
•Reflect on the moral and spiritual lessons derived from these stories.



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)

Semester Schedule

Last day to register
June 1st, 2024
First day of class
June 2nd, 2024
Last day of class
August 13th, 2024
August 13th, 2024

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.

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.

Program information

Sundays from
5:00 - 8:00 PM
3 hour sessions
onsite & Online
Tuesdays from
7:00 - 10:00 PM
June 2nd - August 13th
free babysitting

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Arabic Intensive

Have you ever wanted to understand Arabic words and how to formulate sentences? As many of us know, much of the beauty of the Book of Allah is lost in translation. To assist us with our journey of learning, Miftaah Institute is happy to bring you Learn Arabic Intensive course in which we will cover an introduction to Arabic through the lens of the Holy Qur'an.

In this intensive, we will cover the fundamental rules of Arabic Grammar (Nahw) and Arabic Morphology (Sarf) in 10 lessons. Students will gain insights into the organizational structure of different words and the language as they explore the science of Sarf and Nahw.

Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Taught by Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed and Shaykh Hunzla Zaidi


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"The summer immersion program has been amazing!"
The summer immersion program has been amazing! The topics are so interesting and the instructors make the classes fun and engaging. I’m so thankful that we have the opportunity to stay connected to the deen and ilm throughout the summer.
Sarah Almi, Summer Immersion Student
"All the instructors are wonderful and I am going to start the Associate at Miftaah."
This was my very first time at Miftaah and I learned a lot from these classes. I liked all the topics and defeating shaytan topic was my favorite class because I am going through personal problems and the class lectures helped me. This program is onsite & online what I like about because I also did attend online class, when I could not come onsite. All the instructors are wonderful and I am going to start my associate at Miftaah. InshaAllah.
Suhani, Summer Immersion Student
"Sitting down and listening to my teachers is the best feeling."
There was a time when I only heard of the Prophet SAWS and sahaba was a hard concept to learn. Sitting down and listening to my teachers is the best feeling. Listening to the words of Allah SWT and His Prophet SAW gives me hope to keep going. In whatever part of my life that I sit down and listen, I benefit. Learning the depth of the names of Allah has improved my duas, even if I remember little. There's no better feeling than finding Allah's love through His words and how he communicates to us through each word. I wouldn't be able to enjoy my summer without Miftaah.
Amerah Kassim, Summer Immersion Student

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What is the program schedule?

Classes will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST on Sundays and 7:00 - 10:00 PM on Tuesdays.

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.