Hawza Ilmiyya of England is ‘one a kind’ in the West which focuses upon the traditional teachings of the Islamic Disciplines. The methodology and approach is the very unique traditional methodology of the Grand Islamic Seminaries. The uniqueness of this institution is that it trains the students with an in depth understanding of the vast Islamic Sciences with traditional methodology whilst also enabling them to tackle contemporary issues and challenges faced by Muslims in the West. In addition to studying the academic theories about Islam, students will also become acquainted with scholarly debates going on within Islam and how these shape Islam’s future.
As a typical model of the Hawza focuses a great deal upon self-development/ tazkiyyah. Another special aspect of Hawza Illmiyyah of England is that the studies take place under the guidance of well qualified scholars from the Traditional Seminaries of Qum and Najaf and also the Universities. The Hawza provides a very unique spiritual atmosphere for the students who are particularly geared towards soul searching.
Hawza Illmiya of England offers Full-time and Part- Studies. A brief detail of this two type of programmes are as follows:
Full Time Programme
The Full time programme is a 4 year programme running in 2 semester and each semester consisting of 16 week. Students undertaking the full-time programme are expected to attend 16+ hours per week of classes for the 16-week semester.
Students who undertake the full-time programme are exempt from paying any fees. Furthermore, there are first come first serve bases for the accommodation for those who live outside London. Those who graduate from this programme can transfer for higher studies; into a MA in Islamic Studies at the Islamic College or other Hawzawi programs in Islamic Seminaries of Qum and Najaf
The Part time programme is an extended program tailored according to the modules chosen by the student. However the students must finish the core and prerequisite modules for advancing to higher domains of the programme. Students undertaking the part-time programme require a minimum attendance of 6 hours per week of classes for the 16 week semester.
Those students who undertake a part-time programme with 12 hours or more a week, are also exempt from paying any fees just like the full timers.
Those undertaking a part-time programme of between 6-11 hours a week, are expected to pay a £60 registration fee, in addition to module fees of £100 per module per semester.
Hawza Study Curriculum
|Choices||Subjec to Studies||Credit||Hour||Training Hours||Pre-requisite||Delivery Timing|
|Quran 1||Reading & Tajwid||20||6||48||96||144||–||3||3|
|Arabic 1||Listening & Speaking||20||4||32||64||96||–||2||2|
|Arabic 2||Reading & Writing||20||4||32||64||96||–||0||4|
|Arabic 3||Morphology (1)||10||4||48||32||80||–||4||0|
|Arabic 4||Morphology (2)||10||4||32||32||64||Morphology (1)||0||4|
|Arabic 5||Syntax 1||10||4||64||64||128||–||4||0|
|Arabic 6||Syntax 2||10||4||64||64||128||Syntax 1||0||4|
|Arabic 7||Analytical Grammar||20||4||16||96||112||Syntax 2||0||4|
|Introduction||Fiqh & Usul||10||4||32||0||32||–||2||2|
|Islamic Law||Code of Law (Ahkam)||10||2||32||0||32||–||2||0|
|History 1||History of Religions||10||2||32||0||32||–||2||0|
|Theology||Introducation to principles of Islamic beliefs||10||2||32||0||32||–||2||0|