Course overview

As-Suffa is pleased to offer a 2-Year Diploma in Islamic Studies. This course is a part-time course that covers a broad range of Islamic disciplines in English. This course is particularly suited to those who cannot understand the Arabic language.

Students should expect to gain an appreciation of the Islamic Sciences through taught practical sessions and lectures delivered by qualified teachers. Close guidance and support will be provided to students step-by-step as they embark on their journey of knowledge, right through to completion of the course.

Following the conclusion of the 2-Year Diploma in Islamic Studies, successful students should look forward to the awarding of a certificate, giving recognition to their endeavours and newly found qualification. Graduates from this course are encouraged and offered opportunities to undertake further studies.

For additional information on course details and syllabus please see below.

Course details



Starting every January
3 days per week 9.30am-1.30pm

[Year 1: Mon, Tue & Wed]

[Year 2: Wed, Thu, Fri] 

Open to

Sisters only


As-Suffa Institute, 156 High Street, Aston, B6 4UX


Course fee



Year 1

Quran Studies

30th Juz translation and Surah Kahf

Fiqh (Legal Jurisprudence)

Taharah, Salah, Sawm, Zakat, Hajj

Hadith Studies

Exploring select hadith

Tajweed (Quranic Pronunciation)

Practical and theory


Salah duas

Seerah (Biography of the Prophet ﷺ)

Before Islam and up to the battle of Badr

Aqeedah (Belief)

Aqeedah Tahawiyya

Islamic Scholarship

Timelines and biographies of influential FEMALE scholars

Year 2

Quran Studies

Completion of 30th Juz, Surah Yasin and Surah Mulk

Fiqh (Legal Jurisprudence)

Nikah, Ridha, Talaq, Itaaq, Qisaas and Buyoo

Hadith Studies

Select hadith

Seerah (Biography of the Prophet ﷺ)

To the end of the life of the Prophet ﷺ

Stories of the Prophets

Lessons from the lives of Prophets


Umayyad, Abbasid rules, crusades

Conquests of Khalid bin Waleed, Salahuddeen


Character Development – Spiritual, personal and interpersonal etiquettes

Tajweed (Quranic Pronunciation)

Practical and theory

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