Are you a woman who wants to increase your knowledge of Islam? Are you curious about the different courses that are available? If so, then this article is for you. Here we outline some of the best Islamic programs out there and explain why they are great options for Muslim women to boost their Iman (faith.)
Al Huda is a global institution that focuses on women’s education, empowerment, and community development.
The organization was founded by Dr. Farhat Hashmi, an Islamic scholar who wanted to provide women with opportunities to study the Qur’an and Sunnah in a meaningful way. Al Huda offers classes through its branches around the world, including Canada, the US, and the UK. Many courses that they offer are remote and can be joined via Zoom which is a big bonus!
If you’re looking to improve your Arabic, Qur’an, and Hadith knowledge, Rabata is a great option. This online program offers courses that are perfect for both beginners and more advanced learners alike. Each course consists of an audio lecture with a textual transcript in Arabic or English (or both).
For those who aren’t able to attend in-person classes, Rabata is a good choice because it allows women across the world access to educational programs that fit into their busy lifestyles.
Qalam Institute provides lessons with an emphasis on understanding the sources of Islam (The Quran & Sunnah) and its history and development over time through the lens of Ahadith, which are authentic narrations from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Not only do they teach you how to read Arabic script, but lessons also provide important information about what each letter means. In doing so, you can really understand what is being said at any given point during the lessons or when reading text from other sources such as newspapers, blogs, etc…
Jannah Institue is led by Dr. Sh. Haifaa Younis. The online and onsite classes are meant to provide a space for Muslim women to gain sound Islamic knowledge, increase their iman and get closer to Allah (SWT.) You can enroll in the Quranic Arabic Course to perfect your Tajweed and recitation. There’s also a handful of other courses available such as Islamic Studies and Youth Classes.
Islamic Institute for Women by ICNA Sisters
The Online Islamic Institute offers an Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies exclusively for sisters. Some of the online classes they offer cover Aqeedah Tajweed and Grammar, Hadith Sciences, and short courses in Islamic History. OIIW teaching faculty comprises of accomplished scholars who are distinguished in their respective fields, and whose rich endowment of knowledge is an invaluable resource for students of Islam.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about these programs, and we would love to hear what you think in the comments. If you have other recommendations, please share them with us so we can all learn more about how to increase our Iman!