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Gardens of Divine Love Online Course

Mathnawi II: Divine Love

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi | Mathnawi Series
Study portions of the Mathnawi in which Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi delves into the most central theme of this book: Ishq-e-Haqiqi (Divine Love).

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Women’s Essentials

Shaykha Umm Huzayfah | Sisters only
Navigate issues pertaining to menstruation (hayd), post-natal bleeding (nifas) and dysfunctional uterine bleeding (istihadah).

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Mathnawi I: Wisdoms

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi | Mathnawi Series
Selected readings from the Mathnawi focusing on spiritual lessons that unite a seeker’s heart and soul with the Divine Guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Tafsir of Surah Nur

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Appreciate the style of a Madinan surah and develop an in-depth understanding of Islamic morality, etiquette, spirituality and essential creed.

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The Four Caliphs

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Journey through the blessed lives of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs of Islam: Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman and ‘Ali – may Allah be pleased with them all.

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Sunan Abi Dawud

Mufti Javed Iqbal
A study of the Book of Knowledge (Kitab al-'Ilm). Experience a primary hadith text and discover various unique and interesting hadiths from Imam Abu Dawud's compilation.

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Al-Arba’in

Imam ‘Ali al-Qari’s Forty Hadith

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
Study selected portions from longer hadith and truly appreciate the enormous wisdom of the Sunnah in a concise and profound manner.

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Forty Hadith on Tazkiyah

Forty Hadith on Tazkiyah

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi
An enlightening study of forty hadiths on reformation of character and spiritual purification. Learn how to protect yourself from actions which necessitate everlasting regret and sorrow.

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Social Etiquette

Social Etiquette in Islam

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
A course on social etiquette and manners in Islam based on Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah’s Min Adab al-Islam.

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Praiseworthy & Blameworthy Character Traits

Attaining Sublime Character

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi
Learn how to adopt good character and attain paradise by understanding the difference between praiseworthy and blameworthy character traits.

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Sirah (Madani)

Seerah: Madani Period

Shaykh Junaid Kharsany
A comprehensive, authentic and inspiring account of the blessed life of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) during the Madani period.

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Sirah (Makki)

Seerah: Makki Period

Shaykh Junaid Kharsany
A comprehensive, authentic and inspiring account of the blessed life of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) during the Makki period.

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Islamic Belief

Islamic Belief

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
An introductory course on aqidah for beginners conveying the essential aspects of our creed based on authentic teachings firmly ingrained in the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Mishkat al-Masabih

Mishkat al-Masabih

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Learn the teachings of our Prophet (ﷺ) in regards to the world and the meaning of life through a study of the Book of Heart-Softening Traditions from Mishkat al-Masabih.

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Riyad al-Salihin

Riyad al-Salihin

Mufti Javed Iqbal
Journey through the famous text Riyad al-Salihin by Imam Nawawi with a detailed study of the book's muqaddimah (introduction) and the final hadith.

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Introduction to Hadith

Introduction to Hadith

Mufti Javed Iqbal
An introductory course on mustalah al-hadith (hadith terminology) and the fundamentals of the science of narrator criticism with an extensive overview of the famous hadith collections.

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Fiqh of Worship III (Zakat, Sawm)

Fiqh of Zakat & Fasting

Shaykh Sikander Hashmi
An introductory course on the fiqh of Zakat and Fasting covering the fundamentals every Muslim should know about these important acts of worship.

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Fiqh of Worship II (Salat)

Fiqh of Salat

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
An introductory course covering the fundamentals of Salat as understood by the scholars of the Hanafi school in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Fiqh of Worship I (Taharah)

Fiqh of Taharah

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
An introductory course on Purification covering actions such as wudu, ghusl, tayammum, etc. as understood by the scholars of the Hanafi school in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Tafsir Surah Yasin

Tafsir of Surah Yasin

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
Journey through the heart of the Qur’an while focusing on the Qur’anic guidance regarding tawhid, affirmation of the risalah of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and the affairs of the akhirah.

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Tafsir Surah Kahf

Tafsir of Surah Kahf

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
Journey through Surah Kahf’s main stories, from the struggles of the Companions of the Cave to the lessons learned from the relationship between Musa (as) and Khidr (as) and beyond.

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Tafsir Surah Fatihah & Last Ten Surahs

Tafsir of Oft-Recited Surahs

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
Learn the tafsir of the oft-recited surahs - Surah Fatihah and the last ten surahs (from al-Fil to al-Nas) - and enrich your relationship with the Qur'an.

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Introduction to the Qur’an

Introduction to the Qur’an

Shaykh Hamood Aleem
Tailored for the average Muslim, an introductory course providing an overview of the Qur’anic sciences (Ulum al-Qur’an).

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Introduction to Mawlana Rumi’s Mathnawi

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi | Mathnawi Series
An introduction to the Mathnawi of Rumi covering the author's biography, themes, special features of the text and prerequisites to understanding the book.

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Chain of Authority

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
An intermediate course on Hadith terminology and principles that covers the Muqaddimah Mishkat, a concise treatise by Shaykh Abd al-Haq al-Dahlawi.

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Islamic Essentials Certificate

Rayyan Institute offers a comprehensive curriculum for the average Muslim.

Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the basics or someone who wants to compliment their existing understanding of Islam under authentic scholarship, our 20-course Islamic Essentials Certificate program is for you. All our classes are taught online in this program, in a pre-recorded format.

What courses are required for the certificate?

  1. Introduction to the Qur’an

  2. Tafsir of Surah Nur

  3. Tafsir of Oft-Recited Surahs

  4. Tafsir of Surah Kahf

  5. Tafsir of Surah Yasin

  6. Introduction to Hadith

  7. Imam ‘Ali al-Qari’s Forty Hadith

  8. Riyad al-Salihin

  9. Sunan Abi Dawud

  10. Mishkat al-Masabih

  11. Islamic Belief

  12. Fiqh of Taharah

  13. Fiqh of Salat

  14. Fiqh of Zakat & Fasting

  15. Seerah: Makki Period

  16. Seerah: Madani Period

  17. The Four Caliphs

  18. Attaining Sublime Character

  19. Social Etiquette in Islam

  20. Forty Hadith on Tazkiyah

Are there exams?

Yes. Each course has a multiple choice final exam.

Do I become an Islamic scholar after completing this program?

No. Our program does not make one an Islamic scholar (Alim) but it does give one the ability to have a firm understanding of the Islamic sciences as a layperson.

Is this program completely online?

Yes it is 100% online.

How do I gain access to the certificate program courses?

You can simply become a monthly or yearly member here to access all our courses. The membership also gives you access to our self-paced elective courses (but not our live courses).

How do I receive my certificate?

We will send you an electronic signed completion certificate after you successfully complete the curriculum courses above. Also, you automatically receive a printable certificate for each individual course that you complete.

Sample of the Islamic Essentials Certificate

Upon completion of all the required 20 courses (above) in the curriculum, the student will be awarded an Islamic Essentials Certificate. This is a certificate granted to the student upon completion of the program.