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Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies with concentration in Hadith Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Hadith Sciences is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the sciences related to Hadith, including its collection, interpretation, and authentication. The program emphasizes mastery of the Arabic language, understanding the principles of Islamic theology and jurisprudence, and developing skills in critical analysis and research of Hadith literature. Graduates will be equipped for roles in Islamic education, scholarly research, and community leadership.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Achieve proficiency in the Arabic language.

  2. Understand and articulate the Islamic Creed (Aqeedah) principles.

  3. Apply Islamic jurisprudential principles in various contexts.

  4. Conduct detailed analysis and interpretation of Hadith texts.

  5. Understand the historical development and transmission of Hadith.

  6. Engage in scholarly discussions on Hadith sciences and contemporary issues.

  7. Apply Islamic ethical principles in personal and professional contexts.

Program Features

Study Format

Online/live sessions or
Self-Paced Study

Tuition and Fee

Per Credit: $27

Total Cost: $5,544

Full-Time  Completion Time

3 Quarters per Year: ~3.3 years

4 Quarters per Year: 2.5 years

Instruction Medium

English or Arabic

Study Time Options

Full Time: Minimum 4 courses per quarter

Part Time: Minimum 2 courses per quarter

Degree Completion Requirements

Total: 180 quarter credits

General Education Courses: 45 credits

Core Courses: 81 credits

Advanced concentration courses: 54 credits

Curriculum Details

  • ​The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEG100: Arabic Language Level I - 5 credits

    2. ISEC110: Islamic Creed I - 4 credits

    3. ISEC111: Fiqh of Worship I - 4 credits

    4. ISEC112: Introduction to Quranic Sciences - 5 credits


    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEC113: History of Islamic Jurisprudence - 4 credits

    2. ISEC114: Tajweed I (Rules of Proper Recitation) - 5 credits

    3. ISEC115: Analytical Tafseer I - 5 credits

    4. ISEG101: Islamic Psychology - 4 credits

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEG102: Islam & Science - 4 credits

    2. ISEG103: Arabic Language Level II (Prerequisite: ISEG100) - 5 credits

    3. ISEG104: Islamic Manners/Behavior - 4 credits

    4. ISEC116: Biography of the Prophet I - 5 credits

  • ​The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEG200: Arabic Language Level III (Prerequisite: ISEG103) - 5 credits

    2. ISEG201: History of the Rightly Guided Caliphs - 4 credits

    3. ISEG202: Islamic Spirituality (Tazkiya) - 4 credits

    4. ISEC210: Introduction to Sunnah Sciences - 5 credits


    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEC211: Fiqh of Worship II (Prerequisite: ISEC111) - 4 credits

    2. ISEC212: Islamic Creed II (Prerequisite: ISEC110) - 4 credits

    3. ISEG203: Arabic Language Level IV (Prerequisite: ISEG200) - 5 credits

    4. ISEG204: History of Muslim States (Prerequisite: ISEG201) - 5 credits

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEC213 - Analytical Tafseer II (Prerequisite: ISEC115) - 5 credits

    2. ISEC214 - Islamic Creed III (Prerequisite: ISEC212) - 4 credits

    3. ISEC215 - Fiqh of Transactions I - 4 credits

    4. ISEC216 - Biography of the Prophet II - (Prerequisite: ISEC116)  - 5 credits

  • The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEC300: Tajweed II (Rules of Proper Recitation) (Prerequisite: ISEC114) - 5 Credits

    2. ISEC301: Fiqh of Transactions II (Prerequisite: ISEC215) - 4 Credits

    3. ISEC302: Islamic Theology - 4 Credits

    4. ISEC303: Hadith Terminology I - 5 Credits


    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEH300: Hadith Sciences - 4 Credits

    2. ISEH301: Hadith Terminology II (Prerequisite: ISEC303) - 5 Credits

    3. ISEH302: Study of Hadith Narrators - 5 Credits

    4. ISEH303: Defending the Sunnah - 5 Credits

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEH304: An Explanation of Legislating Hadiths - 5 Credits

    2. ISEH305: Ways of Transmitting Hadith - 5 Credits

    3. ISEH306: Study of Scholars of Hadith - 5 Credits

    4. ISEH307: Study of the Chain of Reports - 5 Credits

  • The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEH400: Authority of the Sunnah - 5 Credits

    2. ISEH401: Study & Analysis of Selected Hadiths - 5 Credits

    3. ISEH402: Study of Hadith Text (Matn) - 5 Credits

Admission Requirements

  1. Copy of Valid Passport or ID: Please provide a clear image of your valid passport or photo ID to verify your identity.

  2. Personal Statement: A personal statement is required. This should outline your interest in the program, your career goals, and why you believe you would be a good fit for the program.

  3. High School Diploma or Equivalent: Applicants must have completed high school or earned a General Education Diploma. Official transcripts or proof of completion must be submitted.

  4. Application Form: Applicants must submit a fully completed application form through the university's online application system. It is essential that all sections of the form are thoroughly and accurately completed to ensure your application is properly considered.

  5. Application Fee: Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $25.

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