بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اللهم َ صلّ على سيّدنا محمد الفاتح لِما أغلق و الخاتم لِما سبق ناصرالحق بالحق والهادي إلى صراطك المستقيم وعلى آله حقّ قدره و مقداره العظيم
Fayda Islamic Institute is an educational institute that is designed to enhance the knowledge base of the grassroots Muslim community in the West. It is specifically designed to produce Islamic scholarship according to the highest standards. Our Islamic Studies program is based on the mahdhara system found in Mauritania. We focus on the core texts in the Arabic language curriculum and Shariah Sciences that will provide the tools for the student to grasp the outward and inner meanings of the texts of the Sacred Tradition, beginning with most elementary text to the most advanced. This type of approach to Islamic Studies produces scholars trained according to the traditional methodology of the Islamic intellectual heritage, with a deep and profound experience in the traditional texts, something no other program can claim.
We offer specific courses on a semester basis, however, any student can request an individual or small group course to be taught from anywhere in our curriculum. Therefore, students can choose to follow the curriculum in as "resident" students located in from beginning to end and receive a specialized certificate in Islamic Studies, or choose to take selective courses to their choosing as "non-resident" or online students. Students must take at least two courses from each level each semester. All texts studied are completed from beginning to end. Students will be able to study at their own pace according their level live an in person with the teacher, or online interaction with the teacher through social media platforms such as Skype or Zoom.
Our undergraduate and graduate level Islamic Studies courses are taught in Arabic, while the elementary program is taught in English(with the exception of three courses) as a way of "merging" the student toward all Arabic instruction. Thereafter, all courses require Arabic proficiency.
The Arabic Language Center is specifically designed for beginners with little time to spare. We use a dynamic book authored by our very own Arabic instructor, Shaykh Muhammad Abdus Sabur, as well as Kitab al-Asassi and the Muhammad Bin Saud Series. Our program is unique and facilitates easy acquisition of the language with a special methodology implored by the instructor.
We want to change the culture of the Muslims. We seek to change their social circles from circles of ignorance, to circles of light. We seek to change their interests from interests that darken their souls, to interests that illuminate them. We want all Muslims to engage the traditional intellectual heritage of Islam. By offering a dynamic curriculum that exposes them to Sacred Texts, along with qualified teachers ready and willing to teach them from beginning to end, we hope to fill a void that is present in our communities. Our priorities must be indicative of that which we are commanded to do, and that is to seek knowledge. We eliminate the excuses, and provide an opportunity for everyone to learn.