Foundations of Faith

1 year intensive

This course is designed for those who would like to take a one year break from studies and/or work and spend one year in an intensive (VERY INTENSIVE) course to learn basic knowledge of Islam. After this course students may continue their studies in our Aalimiyyah program.

Classes will be held at Islamic Institute of Atlanta Campus.

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” 

Foundations of Faith

When Allah announced to the angels that He was going to create a vicegerent on earth, the angels asked Allah why He would create another type of being. The angels had already observed the jinn creating mischief and spreading evil and were concerned that human beings would do the same. Allah simply stated that He knows of what they know not. After creating the first human being, Allah then taught Adam (Allah bless him and grant him peace) the names of all “things.” Allah created another being to teach us. The ability to learn makes humans Allah’s greatest creation.

This course is designed to teach the essentials of Islam that every Muslim needs in order to live his or her life in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

Foundational Course Overview:

Qur’an: Introduction to the sciences of the Qur’an and its contextual Tafseer for our times, firmly based on classical sources.

Hadith: Introduction to Hadith sciences and commentary of selections from popular Hadith collections, such as Sahih al-Bukhari.

Aqeedah: Islamic belief and theology, with emphasis on Tawheed, Sifaat (attributes) of Allah Most High, and Islamic eschatology.

Fiqh: Islamic jurisprudence relating to purification, salah, zakat, and fasting, with special focus on contemporary issues.

Seerah: Life of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace).

Adab: Introduction to Islamic character and social etiquettes, focusing on developing praiseworthy character traits.

Arabic: Learn the language of the Quran!


Students who graduate from this class will be able to lead communities and if they wish they may continue their studies from the second year of the Alimiyyah Course

School Calendar Year:

August 20th, 2019 – May 21st, 2020

Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM*

Schedule subject to change during Ramadan.

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Najam Institute offers many payment plans to make it easier for parents to pay the tuition. Collecting tuition is vital for the operation of Najam Institute. However, tuition should never be an obstacle for Islamic Education, therefore we try provide financial assistance, please e-mail us at

At this time residence is only offered for male students.


*Payments may be made up front or in 10 monthly installments. All other fees must be paid up front.

Program Tuition
Registration Fee (one-time) $100
Administrative Fee (one-time) $100
Planner and Textbook (one-time) $50
Uniform Fee (minimum 1) $50

This program is opened for both boys and girls.

Alhamduillah, at Najam Institute, we receive many applications each year. Each application is carefully evaluated by our Admissions committee.

Step 1:  Applying

To apply at Najam Institute, one must fill out the online application 

Step 2: Follow-up

After receiving the application, our admissions office will follow-up.

Step 3: Interview

After the application is received, you will be contacted regarding an in-person interview.  The Admissions Committee performs a personal interview to determine whether an applicant will experience success at Najam Institute.

Step 4: Fees / Donation

If everything goes well the applicant will be contacted and if they wish to enroll at Najam Institute, full payment will be due.  An installment plan and/or financial aid is reserved only for those families who can demonstrate that they cannot afford the payment with the approval of the Admissions Committee.

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