Curriculum

In the first year, students can expect to study at an intensive rate the following subjects:

Expectations

Students are expected to study for one and a half hours per class for a total of four to five hours of revision each night.

As part of the coursework, recommended readings will be assigned and students are required to complete them within the allotted time.

Two to three times per year, written essays will also be assigned to assess what’s been learned and comprehended from specific classes or topics as assigned by teachers.

In addition, students must attend mandatory group study sessions known as muta’la.

Trips accompanying teachers as part of their duties as religious shepherds are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged to foster a bond of service on the path toward spiritual rectification.

Students’ personal lives and conduct should align with the moral, ethical, and spiritual standards set by the madrasa. Gross violations of the aforementioned may lead to disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion. 

Each student is expected to be involved in some level of extracurricular spiritual activities and practices including, but not limited to involvement in mosques, religious propagation activities, spiritual mentorship, etc.

Exam schedule

The exam period is twice a year — administered at the six-month mark and at the end of each school year. Students are required to pass with a minimum score of 75% in order to advance to the second year of studies.