Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we called Najam Institute?
“Najam” in Arabic means “star.” In several ahadith, the Prophet ﷺ likened the Sahabah (Companions) to stars:
On the authority of Ibn Abbas, the Prophet ﷺ said: “My companions are like the stars; whomever among them you follow, you will be guided.”
On the authority of Ibn Abbas, the Prophet ﷺ said: “The stars are a source of security for the sky, and my Companions are a source of security for my nation.”
The Prophet ﷺ also referred to the scholars of his community as stars:
On the authority of Anas bin Malik, the Prophet ﷺ said: “The scholars in the Earth are like the stars that guide in the midst of darkness for the land and sea. If the stars disappear, then I fear the guides will go astray.
Why should I study with Najam?
At Najam Institute, we follow in the rich tradition of the Sahabah (Companions) and focus on traditional scholarship. As such, we hope to inherit this characteristic of being guides to our students and hope that our students will, in turn, become guided and guiding of others, inshaAllah. Alhamdulillah, there are already a number of programs and classes available through which students can study the various Islamic Sciences. Each program has certain advantages and benefits.One of the most salient features of Najam Institute is that our classes are taught live. Our instructors recognize that ilm (knowledge) is something that must be passed from heart to heart, rather than merely information amassed from books and other resources. As such, our classes will give students the chance to not only connect with their instructors but with other students as well.Some additional benefits of Najam Institute’s programs include:
- Traditional teaching methodology
- Focus on establishing a firm foundation in the core Islamic Sciences
- Access to female scholars
What activities does Najam Institute offer?
Najam Institute organizes activities that cover a broad spectrum of goals, including education (ta’lim), spiritual purification (tazkiyah), and propagation (da’wah). Specifically, Najam Institute offers online classes and live weekend seminars, primarily focused on the basic fundamental knowledge that every Muslim should know to live his/her life in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah. Najam Institute also organizes an annual spiritual retreat. One of Najam Institute’s goals is to offer Islamic knowledge to Muslims from all walks of life.
Who is eligible to take classes with Najam Institute?
Anyone is welcome to access the majority of our classes. Specific classes may have minimum age requirements.
How much do Najam Institute classes cost?
Najam Institute aims to make classes as affordable as possible. Financial aid is available upon request. No student will be turned away for lack of funds.