The program used for Islamic Studies is the same used by the Islamic Online University (IOU). We used same books. Therefore, if you take this program with us, you may qualify for credit if you decide to pursue with IOU to receive a BAIS or a diploma degree.
A series of completely free diploma courses arranged into an organized program of study wherein students who follow the recommended sequence will embark on a study program guided by Dr. Bilal Philips himself. The program provides an introduction to the basic Islamic sciences and insight into the manhaj or way of the Prophet (pbuh) as embodied in the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah in accordance with the understanding of the first generation. Some of the courses will be on topics of immediate and practical relevance to the students. The free course of study will also introduce students who wish to pursue an accredited BA or MA in Islamic Studies to the methodology of the BAIS program.
Certificates will be given for each of the free courses and a diploma for those who complete all of the free courses.
Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies ( BAIS) Course
The program has recorded audio and video lectures and weekly live tutorial classes in a virtual classroom setting on the net and its syllabus is based on the BA in Usool ud-Deen (Religious Foundations) curriculums of Madeenah University, Saudi Arabia, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, Al-Azhar in Egypt and other similar reputable Islamic institutions. Six subjects are offered each semester. Each semester is 5 months, having an online mid-term exam after two and a half months and a supervised final online at the end of the fifth month. Students are free to access their classes whenever it is convenient for them, however assignments have to be turned in and exams (mid-term and finals) have to be taken at fixed times.
There are no fees for the courses. However, there is a fixed symbolic registration fee and examination fee each semester which is calculated on a sliding scale (from $40 to $120) depending on the student’s country of residence.