25 May 2024

Arabic and Shariah Program for Sisters in English - Hanafi Year 1 (AS1A / `Alimah Level 1)

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Duration: 5.5 Years
Start Date: Thursday, 14 Sep 2023
Note:   Registration is now closed for this course and will reopen in July 2024 in sha Allah.
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The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

"Seeking Knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim".

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

Scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets. We can never become scholars but if we try to learn the core subjects as per the designed curriculum of our elders, which they named as `Alimah Program’, and we call it "Arabic and Shariah Law Program", we have a hope in Allah ta'ala that He will write our names in the list of the inheritors of the prophets.  This  is a 5.5 year program based on the traditional Dars-e-Nizami Curriculum. It is designed to cater for women of age 17 years and above. The language of instruction and books/reading material used for this program is English and Arabic.

Program Overview

This course will enable you to learn the entire Qur'an with its translation and commentary along with Hadith, Shariah Law and other areas of Islamic sciences that have been taught in the Dars-e-Nizami course for years as a tradition.

Course Syllabus:

- Hanafi Fiqh
- Seerah
- Morphology
- Grammar
- Tajweed
- Personal Development

Students' Time Commitment:

To attain the desired result, the first year of the course requires 4.5 hours of in-person/live online time commitment for 4 days a week.

Days: Monday to Thursday – In-person in Dubai, Online & Recordings Available

Timings: 8.30am - 1.00pm UAE (GMT+4)

Course Requirements:

1- Minimum Secular Education: 12th grade certificate

2- Basic Arabic writing skills needed

3- Basic computer skills needed

4- Candidate must know how to recite Quran

5- Students (residents of Dubai, Sharjah & Ajman) must appear live in-person for five days of final exams each year at the Dubai campus (despite of their mode of study being online & recording). Overseas residents appear live online over webcam for the days of exam.

Course Material:

Text books will be provided to the students in the beginning of the year. Along with them, additional audio lessons, reading material, quizzes, self-study assignments will be provided when required by the course teacher. Online students will be provided the book list and recommended stores to get their books.

In-Person Campus:

Nur ul Ilm Institute, Al-Barsha, Dubai


Q: What is the monthly fee for this program?

Ans: Worldwide - AED 500
Pakistan residents - Rs 10,000
India residents - Rs 5,000
Note: Sponsorship option is available on request.

Q: What if i can not afford the monthly fee?

Ans: Kindly note that NUI does not stop imparting knowledge to anyone because of their financial constraints. If anyone can not pay the monthly fee, then they can contact the admin ( to apply for sponsorship option.

Q: The class timings are not appropriate for me, can I still enroll in this program?

Ans: Yes, in case you have a genuine reason then the administration have the authority to allow you to be on recordings provided your recordings attendance is assured 90% and above in every subject. 

Q: If I am not fluent in English then what shall I do?

Ans: You can enroll in our Urdu program which is identical to this program.

Q: In case I have difficulty in understanding a subject or the entire program?

Ans: You can always contact the subject teacher. Still, if you don't find any improvement in yourself, we can provide you extra help.


For more information, please email:

Days: Monday to Thursday – In-person in Dubai, Online & Recordings Available

Timings: 8.30am - 1.00pm UAE (GMT+4)


As if they were the gates of jannah where it read "Nur ul Ilm Institute".

Bejeweled with affectionate honorable teachers, like of the illuminated lamps on both sides of a road.

They take me by my finger along the journey. Entrusted with parenting me- Shaykh Sahab and Baji Jaan are together the North Star, causing me to sail through, perfecting our direction to my Rabb.

-Kashana Nidal, India

The teachers at Nur ul Ilm Academy teach with a lot of passion and dedication. How to live in this dunya for the Akhirah is emphasized through Shariah and Sunnah, with the goal to gain closeness to Allah Ta'ala. The most beneficial element for me is the focus on spiritual character development of how to improve our inner soul alongside the academics to achieve the light of knowledge.

-Ambreen Khan, Coventry


'When one has drunk the love of Allah from a spiritual guide then even if he is dumb, he will be filled with the eloquence of speech" - Molana Rumi.

Here at NUI, this very love is inculcated in the students through self development sessions, daily/weekly reminders and personal counselling by our beloved teachers, Shaykh sahab and his wife Baji Jaan.

-Aysha Khan, UAE


Two things that changed my life were my teachers determined efforts in teaching us how to control our Nafs and purify our souls.

-Aysha Nikhat, UAE


Alhamdulillah I’m honored to be a graduate of Nur ul Ilm Academy.  The teachers are walking talking role models of Shariat and Sunnah. Their passion, devotion, and concern for their student’s akhiraat is unrivalled. Their classes move the heart and touch the soul. I found my direction in life through their teachings and connected with Quran and developed more love for Allah ta'ala and our beloved Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam).  I’m eternally indebted to this institute”.

-Asia Hussain, Scotland


When I joined NUI, I was ecstatic to learn and gain knowledge through such sacred books. Little did I know, I am about to meet such amazing mentors who were like flowers of a bouquet that spreads fragrance of knowledge along with wisdom. All these years of spending my time with them made me realize that no matter how many books you study, wisdom is one thing you cannot gain by reading books. It’s a gift by Allah Ta’ala and can be learnt only by being with the people who have it.

- Sara Rao, UAE


By studying sacred knowledge and learning how to practically apply it in our daily lives in the 21st century, NUI has helped me focus on the true priority in my life - "Allah ta'ala". The beautiful teacher-student relationship at NUI has helped me build other relationships in my life for the sake of Allah.

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One can only taste this exceptionally unique and radiant blessing when one joins and becomes part of this worldwide global family of NUI “

-Nusrat Khan, Coventry