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Certificate in Islamic Studies (CIS)


Certificate in Islamic Studies program offers a part time pathway for adult learners at intermediary level. The program consists of various disciplines such as studies of the Qur’an, prophetic tradition, Islamic theology, Islamic law and purification of the soul. The program also will introduce the basics of Islamic worldview and history of the Islamic civilization.


  • Participant is 16 years old and above

  • Basic knowledge of fardhu ‘ain and basic qur’anic literacy  


Semester 1

Term 1

Study period: January – March (15 weeks)

Sem Break: April (1 week)


Term 2

Study period: April – June (15 weeks)

Sem Break: June (1 week)


Semester 2

Term 3

Study period: July – September (15 weeks)

Sem Break: September (1 week)


Term 4

Study period: October – December (15 weeks)

Sem Break: December (1 week)


Every Sunday: 11.15 am - 2.15 pm

Venue: Class Room 1, Kembangan Court Building

             5 Jalan Masjid, 01 - 06, Singapore 418924

  • Learning components

    • Lecture approach in face to face setting

    • Blended Synchronous Learning Environment (BSLE)

    • Synchronous web conference (Kuliah)

    • Asynchronous online learning 


  • Learning activities

    • Basic assignment  

    • Class discussion

    • Quizzes

    • Case studies

  • Program curriculum outlines

  1. Worldview of Islam I – II

The module will explain the basic principle on the reality of God, human nature, universe and the relationship between them. The module will explore the basic key terms underlying the metaphysical element of the worldview of Islam and elucidate the context of the application of those key terms.


2. Purification of the soul I - II

The module will explore the idea of “self” from the Islamic worldview. Hence, the participant will have basic understanding of the main key concept such as the meaning of happiness in Islam. Also will explain the cardinal virtues from the Islamic worldview and how to attain them.


3. Life of the Prophets I – II

This module will explain the life of the prophets in the Qur’an from the Prophet Adam to the Prophet Muhamad (pbuh). Hence, will highlight the significance of the stories of the 25 prophets in the Qur’an.


4. Studies of the Qur’an I – II

This module will introduce the basic disciplines in the studies of the Qur’an, such as the position of the Qur’an as first source of knowledge and ruling in the Islamic knowledge tradition,  classification of the chapters in the Qur’an and occasions of revelation of some important verses (asbāb al-nuzūl)


5. Studies of Hadith I – II

This module will introduce the basic disciplines in the studies of the prophetic tradition, such as the position of the Hadith as second source of knowledge and ruling in the Islamic knowledge tradition, the form of Hadith narrated to us, basic classification of the Hadith and some simple example of the Hadith


6. Islamic Theology I – II

This module will introduce the basic methodology to understand the concept of God in Islam, His existence, characters, names and actions. Also will explore the basic principle of predestination, human free will, concept of good and evil, and the nature of life in the hereafter.

7. Islamic Law I – II

This module will explain the general objective of the Islamic law, the basic introduction of the three branches of the Islamic law; personal, societal and state, and basic methodology to derive the legal ruling


8. History of Islamic Civilization I – II

This module will explain the brief historical context of the knowledge tradition, basic social structure and basic governance in Islam from the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) until today


There will be no term examination for this program. Students will be assessed based on attendance and active class participation.

Certification will be awarded when the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • Completion of all 16 modules in less than 3 year period

  • 80% attendance for each module

  • Compliance with the institutional requirements determined by the Board of Directors and Education Department

  • Full payment of the fees


Students who have passed all academic requirements in certificate level will be qualified to pursue the Diploma in Islamic Studies. 


Registration fee: $54

Monthly fee: $86

The fee will not cover the purchase of learning materials