Aalimah Studies

At AAGS, all students are offered the option of either studying the Aalimah Course, the Islamic Studies Course or Hifz-ul-Qur’an (Qur’an memorisation) Course. Choosing any one of the three is compulsory for all students. Tuition fees for these courses is currently included in the school fee.

Aalimah Studies: This course is taught over seven years and aims to equip students with a proper understanding of the various disciplines of traditional Islamic Sciences. Upon successful graduation from the course, pupils will have acquired an advanced level of proficiency in these disciplines and will be able to study any of them at a postgraduate level. They will also obtain a formal ijaza (authorisation) to teach these disciplines at the end of the programme. The Aalimah Course is delivered in English and runs for seven years (including at least two years post-GCSE in the evenings and on Saturday mornings), subject to the students passing their annual exams each year.



Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3 Subject 4 Subject 5
Year 1 Arabic Language Arabic Language Qasas an-Nabiyyeen (1) Ta’leem-ul-Haq (Fiqh)(Taharah/Salah) Noorani Qa’idah / Qur’an recitation with basic Tajweed
Year 2 Arabic Language Arabic Language Qasas an-Nabiyyeen (2) Zaad at-Talibeen (Hadith)/Qur’an recitation & memorization with Tajweed Noor al-Eidhaah(Fiqh) (Ibaadaat)
Year 3 Arabic Language Mukhtasar al-Qudoori (selected chapters) Riyadh as-Saliheen Part 1 (Hadith) Qur’an translation & basic Tafsir (Chapters 1-3) Qasas-un-Nabiyyeen (4)/ Qur’an recitation & memorization with Tajweed
Year 4 Riyadh as-Saliheen Part 2 (Hadith) Mukhtasar al-Qudoori (Fiqh) (selected chapters) Qur’an translation & basic Tafsir (Chapters 4-11) with basic commentary Short Rasa’il in Usool al-Fiqh, Hadith and Tafsir by Maulana Akram Nadwi
Year 5 At-Tajreed as-Sareeh Hidayah (selected chapters) Qur’an translation & basic Tafsir (Chapters 12-20) Qasas an-Nabiyyeen (5) (Seerah) / Aqeedah Tahawiyyah

For the final two years (Years 6 & 7) of the Aalimah course, which is optional to complete and runs parallel to the pupils’ sixth form studies, pupils will attend in the evening from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday. Texts that are taught in these years are as follows:

Year 6 Year 7
Tafsir Jalalayn Sahih al-Bukhari
Sharh Ma’aani al-Athar Mukhtasar Sahih Muslim
Hidayah (Selected chapters) Sunan Abu Dawood
Mishkat al-Masabih Sunan an-Nasa’i
Laws of Inheritance Sunan at-Tirmidhi
Seerah (Qasas an-Nabiyyeen – 5) Zawaaid Sunan Ibn Majah
ash-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya