What Our Students Say
Alhamdulillah studying Arabic and other Islamic subjects formally for the first time, I can say my experience has been wonderful. If you’re looking for qualified and dedicated teachers who can help motivate you to excel, this is the program. The program is very well structured where you can see results and the teachers help break down material to a simple level where it’s easy to understand.
This program is a call back to traditional learning. This involves sitting with a qualified teacher and learning the rudimentary basics of the Arabic language. While many online programs are available, none of them will give you the quality and satisfaction that comes with sitting with your teacher and learning in a manner in which the religion has been preserved for 1400 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
September to August
Students who have completed Year 1 of a similar Alim program elsewhere are welcome to apply. Admissions will be granted to those who successfully pass an entrance exam (focused on Nahw and Sarf).
Weekday classes are in the evenings between 7pm and 9pm, twice a week. Saturday classes are from 7:30am to 1:30pm.
We focus on the student’s academic and spiritual development and work with parents, where required, to ensure the student is getting the most out of this program. For us, every student we accept into the program is an asset for the future of our community hence we ensure that the progress of the student is tracked towards achieving the goals of the Alim program.
Most of our students are either in high school or taking university level courses, not to mention those who work. Therefore, our program is designed specifically to work around school, university and work schedules. Our classes occur during the evenings in the weekdays (twice a week) and on Saturday mornings.
We understand that not everyone can commit for 7 years for the full Alim program hence we encourage students to complete the first 2 years of the program to gain a good understanding of Arabic and the Deen in general. Students who only complete the first two years are awarded a Certificate in Islamic and Qur’anic Arabic Studies. The prerequisite for this certificate is our online Islamic Essentials Certificate.
The Alim program consists of 5 years of intensive part-time study (years 1 to 5) and 2 years of full-time study (years 6 and 7) culminating in an Alimiyyah certificate.
The first year uses traditional Alim program texts such as Qasas al-Nabiyyin, Arabic Morphology (English), Tashīl al-Nahw (English), etc. with a special focus on exercises and memorization.
Fill out the online form to get the process started. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline. Once an application is received, we will review it and then schedule an interview. After the interview, all accepted applicants will receive an official notice of acceptance and the date for orientation.
Our admissions criteria is simple. We want to ensure the students interested in enrolling have the required Arabic fundamentals (i.e. ability to read) and are serious about making this commitment. This ensures that we are investing our time and efforts to produce future well-rounded ‘ulamā’ that our community can benefit from.
The tuition fee for the program is as follows:
Annual – $1650 (1 month discount, if paid up front)
Monthly – $150 per month (12 months)
$100 (one time)
Financial aid is available
No. The Alim Program by Rayyan Institute is exclusively on the ground. We do offer online courses in other areas on a range of topics.
Chinguacousy Rd. & Steeles Ave.