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Distance Education

Study one of the DE postgraduate programs via an e-learning platform at your own pace.

Academic Courses

The Islamic College offers a range of programs including DE programs and Short Courses that run throughout the year.

Traditional Hawza

Facilities traditional learning of the Islamic disciplines in London, UK

Library

The Islamic College library has a rich collection of academic journals, numerous books on Shi’a Islamic thought and other learning resources.

Bookshop

The bookshop stocks all ICAS Press publications as well as the issues of the journal. If you are a student then be sure to claim your discount on books!

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– Prophet Muhammad [s]

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Undergraduate Degrees

The Foundation Year in Qur’anic Arabic aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of classical Arabic and to train them in skills that are essential for understanding Arabic texts. The course is designed to teach beginners all aspects of the language including speaking, reading, writing, comprehension and grammar.

BA (Hons) Islamic Studies, validated by Middlesex University, provides you with an opportunity to study the foundation and development of Islamic knowledge from a broad and multidisciplinary perspective.

In this unique course, students gain a deep understanding of Islam within a modern framework of study. The course is consistent with the subjects taught in traditional centres of Hawza studies, such as Qum and Najaf, and incorporates some additional modules that suit the needs of Muslims living in the West.

Postgraduate Degrees

The MA in Islamic Studies aims at deepening the students’ over all understanding of Islam within historical and modern contexts while providing an opportunity to study Quran, Hadith and other Islamic texts extensively.

The MA program in Islamic Law offers comprehensive coverage of subjects in Islamic Law as well as comparative studies. It offers various choices from a wide range of modules intended to widen knowledge of major areas in Islamic law, and to deepen understanding of particular topics, methods, and concepts.

Distance Learning

The Distance Education (DE) department at The Islamic College offers a range of postgraduate programmes via its powerful e-learning platform. These distance programmes provide students with incredible flexibility without being pressured by the time and location restrictions.

The Distance Education (DE) department at The Islamic College offers a range of postgraduate programmes via its powerful e-learning platform. These distance programmes provide students with incredible flexibility without being pressured by the time and location restrictions.

This short course provides students with little academic background on Islamic studies a basic knowledge of Islamic core sources, i.e. the Quran and Hadith. Students are also taught on the history and structure of Islamic law, Principles of Jurisprudence (uşūl al-fiqh) and some major issues in Islamic law.

This short course will introduce students to the history of Islamic Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism as it developed and flourished in the midst of Islamic Faith and Culture. The module will also examine modern debates within the larger context of Islamic Thought and try to follow some recent arguments on social and political issues.

Short Courses

This course offers an excellent opportunity to master a very important language which provides an entry into a rich and diverse culture. Since Persian has not changed significantly in over a millennium, the basic grammar for the classical and modern forms of the language is virtually the same and is relatively easy to learn. One of the benefits of learning Farsi is the ability to access a huge body of literature and sources of Islamic knowledge.

The Islamic College has organized a 12 weeks Classical Arabic Course for those who want to learn the language of the Islamic revelation. Classical Arabic refers to both the language of the Qur’an and of the various works produced during the early Islamic period. This course is designed to prepare students with no previous knowledge of Arabic to read and understand Quranic and classical Islamic texts.

Students taking this course will be introduced to the eloquent thinking and knowledge of one of the great personality of Islam. The course, open to all, will focus on selected topics from the collection over a period of 10 weeks.

The course introduces students to the academic study of Islam via an exploration of major topics in Islamic Studies such as:
Islamic ThoughtReading Quran and Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Lifestyle in the WestIslamic Moral Values and Islamic History.

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CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Fourth International Conference on Shi’i Studies 2018

The Islamic College | 5-6 May 2018

Please email abstracts to: shiistudies@islamic-college.ac.uk
Abstract submission deadline: 15th January 2018
Deadline for completed papers: 2nd April 2018

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Taster Courses at The Islamic College

Are you considering the possibility of taking a university degree in Islamic Studies?

The Islamic College is pleased to announce new taster courses to give you a taste of what to expect, should you decide to take up the challenge of studying Islam at an academic level.

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BOOK COMPETITION

The Islamic College invites you to participate in a Book reading competition.

The competition is aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of the Noble Prophet of Islam Muhammad(s) as a part of the event to mark the auspicious occasion of Milad un-Nabi.

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Muharram from Bombay to Mumbai:

The Social History of Ashura Commemorations in a Cosmopolitan City

Muharram rituals have been constantly reinvented during the last two centuries in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai. In the Middle East, this annual event is a Shi‘i Muslim ritual, aimed at observing the tragic martyrdom of Husayn in the seventh century.

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Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat

The course ‘Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat’, introduces students to the academic study of Islam via an exploration of major topics in Islamic Studies such as: Islamic ThoughtReading Quran and Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Lifestyle in the WestIslamic Moral Values and Islamic History.

Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies

The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal conscientiously aims to provide a scholarly platform for critical and informed articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, including but not limited to, theology, philosophy, mysticism, law, jurisprudence, politics, history, Qur’an and Hadith studies.

ICAS Press Catalogue

icas-press-catalogue2ndeditionThe new ICAS Press catalogue is conveniently arranged by subject and has lots of useful information about all of our titles, including descriptions of our books, their authors, and prices. There are also details of our academic journal and of our forthcoming titles. Download it and take a look!