Pre-Hawza Studies

Our Pre-Hawza program runs on a Saturday alongside the highly regarded Hawza programme. The Pre-Hawza program has been designed to give students an opportunity to explore key concepts relating to the field of Islamic Sciences. The course aims to provide basic insights into a broad range of categories of traditional Islamic academic scholarship for those wishing to progress to further study or to simply deepen their existing knowledge.

The programme is designed in such a fashion that it will not only benefit the youth at the A level of study and upwards but also adults by equipping them with the ability to better contextualise their role as conscientious, practising young Muslims living in the West and striving to meaningfully and positively contribute to the society they live in both domestically and globally. Students will start examining the role of religion within contemporary cultural and social trends, basic methodology behind religious study, and begin developing appreciation for the significance Islam places on critical reasoning through careful study of primary traditional Islamic science subjects and become familiar with some of the various approaches of their interpretation.
The modules that a Pre-Hawza student goes through is Islamic Ethics, Theology, Islamic Law and Arabic morphology & syntax. Furthermore, the structure is programmed in such a fashion that if a student finishes a year of Pre-Hawza he can join the second term of the regular Traditional Hawza. All the year long studies of the Pre-Hawza are credited towards the traditional Hawza studies.