Alima Course

Alima Course

“Learn, Practice, Propagate Islam & Encourage others to do the same.”

Baitul Hamd is the only full-time girls’ Islamic School in North America that provides memorization of the Quran, Qiraat training, A’lima course and academic education together under one curriculum. Students adhering to this one extended curriculum can become Hafiz, Alima and simultaneously graduate from U.S. Dept. of Education-certified high school.

Alima Course with or without Academic (US State-Approved Curriculum):
One of the highlights of Baitul Hamd is the comprehensive Alima course we offer. We follow the excellent curriculum of the well-established and well-known Islamic Schools and Universities of South Africa.
The ‘Alima course is a comprehensive study of the Islamic Sciences, the breadth of which includes expertise in:
Arabic Grammar, Literature, Tafseer, Hadith, Islamic Law, and Islamic History.

The coursework will prepare students to become Imams (leaders), School-teachers, Administrators of Islamic Institutions, Academic Researchers and Writers.
This track is for students who are enrolled, as well as those who are not enrolled in Baitul Hamd as a Full-Time student but wish to pursue the study of the Alima course. This is a great opportunity for college students or graduates to pursue higher Islamic studies (Alima course). All students must be of age 10 at minimum and should have basic knowledge and understanding of Islam. After completing hifz or 5th grade from Baitul Hamd, students can pursue Alima course and high school education at the same time the following year. From grades 6 through 12, students start their day at 8:00 A.M. – 11:50 P.M (class hours increase as students progress) studying various Islamic topics (these courses are listed below). After the 12th grade, students are then required to learn for one additional year to complete the study of Hadith and Tafseer. This unique schedule will enable students to complete three educational tracks (Hifz, Alima Course, and State Academics) under one extended curriculum

Alima Course without or with Academic (US State-Approved Curriculum) Schedule:



Alima Classes 8:00 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.
Academic Classes 11:50 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Lunch & Salah 12:30 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Academic Classes 1:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Listed below are some of the courses offered in the Alima course:




Fundamental beliefs in Islam to protect one’s Iman from false ideologies.


Islamic history, Seerah or lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his companions


In-depth study of the Arabic language including its Nahw (etymology), Sarf (morphology), Balaghat (eloquence) , Arabic Writing, Arabic Literature, Arabic speaking, poetry, etc….


The science of Hadeeth, offers a critical and vastly informative look at Hadith and Sunnah and the system of verifying authenticity.


Our teachers will cover all the Surahs of the Holy Qur’an. The students will leave this class with a greater familiarity of the Qur’an and a better understanding of the Word of Allah (swt)- things such as the period of revelation, the history behind the verses, etc. Students then advance to Usool-Ul-Tafseer where they learn the methodology of Qur’anic explanation.


In-depth study of Salah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj, marriage, trade, dealing life, living life according to Islamic Law. Students then continue with an in-depth course in the principle of Fiqh (Usool-ul Fiqh): Learning the guidelines in deriving Islamic Law from the Quran and Hadith.


Akhlaaq (etiquettes and manners), Tarbiyah (Islamic upbringing), purification of the soul, etc.

Contemporary Masaails

Miscellaneous masails (laws) such as such as handshaking, marrying non-Muslims, traveling without a Mahram, etc.


In-depth study of the Urdu language


Logic and philosophy to develop an aptitude for reasoning


Memorizing supplications and blessed words of Holy prophet (SAW) at different occasions.