What is eAlim?

eAlim is designed specifically for youth and adults who have the zeal to benefit from the Holy Quran and achieve mastery in Islamic studies in traditional way. The program refrains from introducing new concepts and opinions and instead teaches pure Islamic knowledge as delivered by the great Muhaddithin, Mufassirin, Fuqaha, and other scholars of the Ummah. This program will benefit those students who want to learn the Islamic sciences but are unable to attend, or have no access to, a traditional Islamic university campus.

eAlim Is Not For You If:

  • You want to learn the Quran based on the language ONLY. eAlim teaches the Holy Quran based on language and authentic Tafseer.
  • You want to learn modern spoken Arabic
  • You want to learn Arabic as a second language and not for the purpose of learning the Holy Quran and Hadith.
  • You are not planning to practice upon what you learn!

Why Choose eAlim?

  • Live Classes – Live classes are held four days a week (Monday – Thursday) which creates a class environment and gives students the ability to learn directly from the teacher, and ask questions about course material in real time.
  • Flexibility – All live classes are recorded and are available 24/7 for those students who are unable to attend the live class sessions, or for review purposes.
  • Support – Students who are unable to attend live lectures and have questions or need additional help can correspond with teachers via e-mail.
  • Convenience – Students can access lectures and course materials online from anywhere, allowing students to study around work and family commitments.
  • Community – eAlim is not an individual effort, rather it is an extension of the largest Islamic institute in North-America, Darul-Uloom Al-Madania.
  • Qualified Teachers – All teachers are qualified scholars and have received Ijaza from their teachers.
  • Access – Be connected to the community of Ulama and never feel lost when it comes to any matter of Deen.
  • Authentic Knowledge – The program is supervised by scholars who have been teaching the Islamic sciences for over three decades and have trained many Imams and scholars throughout North-America.
  • Not-for-Profit – eAlim is not-for-profit. All donations and proceeds from the program go to the school.

How Does It Work?

  • Each academic year consists of 2 semesters.
  • Classes are held four days per week (Monday – Thursday) for approximately 2 hours each day.
  • All course materials are provided in electronic format to students.
  • Classes are interactive. Teachers communicate with students by real time audio lecture and students respond in real time through a chat box which appears on each student’s screen. This allows the teacher to question students individually to personalize the learning environment, making the learning process simple and fun.
  • For each class, course materials are visible on the student’s screen. Teachers have the ability to point to relevant parts of the text and even write notes on the screen. Thus, students are able to hear the teacher, see the book on their screen, and follow the lesson.

Exams:

Final exams are held online at the end of each semester. Upon successful completion of both semesters, students advance to the next year.

What Should I Expect From This Program?

During two years, students focus primarily on Arabic grammar, morphology, and syntax to facilitate understanding the language and grammar of the Holy Quran. Additionally, students learn basic beliefs and  basic principles of Fiqh.

Course Materials:

Primary course material is included with tuition. All participants will receive electronic versions of the primary texts so that they can interact and follow along with the teacher. Participants will also have the option to purchase physical copies from Darul Hikmah bookstore if they choose.

Students are also provided supplementary audio material and reliable source books to make each subject understandable and easy. Special additional materials have also been prepared regarding contemporary issues that the Ummah needs at present.

Tuition:

$600 per semester.

You will gain lifetime access to all resources and recordings!

eAlim 2017 Fall Semester Schedule

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Online orientation: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 7:00 PM

First day of class will be Monday, August 14th, 2017

Vacation: Monday, September 4th – Thursday, September 7th

Midterm Exams: Monday, October 9th – Thursday, October 12th

Last day of Class: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Final Exams: Monday, December 18th – Thursday, December 21st

Break: Monday December 25th – January 4th

eAlim 2018 Spring Semester Schedule

First day of Class: Monday, January 22, 2018

Midterm Exams: Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Break: Monday, March 12th – Thursday, March 15, 2018

Last Day of Class: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Final Exams: Monday, May 7th – Thursday, May 10, 2018

Arabic and Islamic Studies Program

Primary course material is included with tuition. Students will receive electronic versions of the primary texts so that they can interact with the teacher. Students will also have the option to purchase physical copies from Darul Hikmah bookstore if they wish.

Students will be provided supplementary audio material and reliable books to make each subject understandable and easy. We have prepared special additional material regarding contemporary issues that the Ummah needs at present.

First Year – First Semester

  • Akhlaaq wa Adaab
  • Arabic Morphology
  • Qasas al-Nabiyeen
  • Taleem al-Haq
  • Ten lessons

First Year – Second Semester

  • Akhlaaq wa Adaab
  • Arabic Morphology
  • Qasas al-Nabiyeen
  • Taleem al-Haq
  • Tasheel al-Nahw

Second Year – First Semester

  • Al-Fiqh al-Muyassar
  • Qasas al-Nabiyeen
  • Tasheel al-Nahw
  • Arabic Morphology
  • Zaad al-Talibeen

Second Year – Second Semester

  • Al-Fiqh al-Muyassar
  • Qasas al-Nabiyeen
  • Tasheel al-Nahw
  • Arabic Morphology
  • Zaad al-Talibeen

FAQ

Q. How do I apply for admission?
A. Please submit an online application on our website najaminstitute.com/ealim/application/Q. Are there any pre-requisite for this course?A. Yes, you must be at least 14 years of age.  Also you must be fluent in English, be able to recite the Holy Quran and have high speed internet access.Q. How long will it take to receive a response to my inquiries?A. Normally 24-48 hours except during holidays.

Q. What are your live class timings?

A. Our classes take place from Monday to Thursday, 7 pm to 9:00 pm EST.  There are no classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you are unable to attend live classes, you may listen to recordings.

Q. What is the medium of instruction?

A. The classes are taught in English. Please note that some of the books are in Arabic, however, Arabic is not a prerequisite.

Q. How do I get the required books for each class?

A. We will give you the links of bookstores where they can be purchased. We also provide a free PDF version of each book upon enrollment.

Q.What options do I have  to pay my tuition?

A. We accept payemnts through paypal. You can pay by a credit card, echeck or from paypal account from paypal site.

Q. Do you offer scholarships or grants?

A. At this time we do not offer any scholarships or grants.

Q. I am from UK, can I join this course?

A. Yes, you can, we have many international students from all parts of the world, including U.K., New Zealand, Dubai, Saudi Arabic, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and many other countries.

Q. What is your attendance policy?

A. We strongly encourage all our students to be present for all live sessions since we believe the company of a teacher is extremely important to acquire knowledge. However, we understand it may not be feasible for some of our students to attend all classes in person because of other commitments or because of time difference. That is precisely why we provide recordings for each and every class.

Q. What if I am unable to attend a class, can I cover the material missed in that class?

A. Each class is recorded and posted immediately so you can access it through the student portal.

Q. Is there anything else I have to do after registering?

A. You will receive a confirmation email from Najam Institute and shortly thereafter you will receive your Student Log-In information.

Q. How can I ask a question to my instructor?

A. All classes are fully interactive so you can ask the teacher during class by writing your question in the chat box. After class timings, you may also email your instructors.

Q. How are exams and tests conducted?

A. All exams and tests will be conducted online.

Q. Can I complete one semester and skip the following one?

A. Yes, you can skip a semester and continue once those classes are offered again.

Q. Do I have to finish every year in succession and uninterrupted?

A. Not necessarily but you must complete all classes of a complete Aalim course year before advancing to the courses for the subsequent year.

Q. Is this course recognized in similar academic institutions?

A. Yes, we follow “Darse Nizami” syllabus for this course.

Q. Does this course include 6 hadith books as well?

A. No, this course does not include the 6 hadith books. You have to physically join an institution which offers the 6 hadith books to study and complete them.

Q. After the completion of two years will I receive a diploma or certificate of Aalim course?

A. You will receive report cards at the end of each semester. Also, you will receive a certificate of completion of the two year course along with a transcript of all the courses you have completed with us.

Q. What happens if someone fails?

A. One will need to clear all courses in order to complete this course.

Q. Where can I find semester schedules?

A. The semester schedules can be found on our website

Q. What happens if I have a technical problem?

A. We use Adobe Connect for our live sessions and if you experience any difficulty in setting it up or connecting to it we will provide assistance.

Q. Do you provide additional help to your students after class if needed? If yes, is there any fee for that?

A. We encourage students to work together, and the students may e-mail their instructors. There will be no additional fee.