An 8 Day 2017 Summer Intensive Course

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Join the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary July 1st through 8th, for its 3rd Annual intensive course. This year, we will explore Nahj al-Balāghah as a means of understanding the life of the Imam ʿAli ibn Abi Talib (ʿa) and the sacred wisdom he inherited from the Noble Prophet Muhammad (ṣ).

Space is limited, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The intensive course is optimized for those who are 18+ years of age, and is for casual learners of Islam as well as those who are interested in longer-term Islamic study. A schedule and a list of scholars will be provided soon. Also, please subscribe to our email list to be informed of upcoming details and confirmed scholars.

Program Overview

This 8-day intensive course will focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the life and teachings of Imam ʿAli through a focused study of Nahj al-Balāghah, a seminal text comprised of the Imam's sermons, letters, and aphorisms. Originally compiled by al-Sharīf al-Radī, this work is universally recognized by Muslims to be a profound compilation of wisdom and eloquence.

The curriculum for the intensive program will feature a number of Islamic sciences, such as Philosophy, Theology, Law, Mysticism, and Ethics, explored through the lens of Nahj al-Balāghah. The course will also aim to familiarize students with the contents of the text and the broader concerns regarding Imam ʿAli's thought and practice.

Tuition & Schedule

We encourage all applicants to participate in the full 8-day course. However, for those who cannot attend the full 8 day duration, we are offering a 4-day schedule. The 4-Day schedule can be optimized for your interest. Contact us for more details.

• Full-8 Day Schedule- $600 USD
• 4-Day Schedule (First-Half or Second-Half) - $400 USD

Course Details

The majority of course instruction will be based upon Nahj al-Balāghah's text. Class instructors will utilize this text and supplement courses with additional material. The course schedule will be made available to students who apply. A copy of an English translation should be purchased well before the course begins. You can obtain a copy from Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.

LIFE Discussions & Workshops

Each day will also include round-table discussions with scholars and LIFE participants about themes relevant to contemporary Muslim experiences in the West. Themes, principles, and wisdom from Nahj al-Balāghah will be used to inform and enliven discussions. LIFE 2017 will also feature a series of workshops that will explore practical community building. More information on LIFE Discussions and Workshops will be posted shortly.

Housing Accommodations

We have several trusted, local families ready to board this year's participants for the duration of the program. We will also have on-site housing available for brothers. However, space is limited and will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. In the event of full capacity, there is an Extended Stay hotel nearby. Please feel free to contact us if you have accommodation questions.


For more information or questions please feel free to email

Apply Today

Click the below blue button to fill out the application form. All applicants must be 18+ years of age. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2017.


  • Shaykh Mukhtar Faezi
  • Sayyid Sameer Ali
  • Shaykh Muslim Chawla
  • Shaykh Ammar Haider
  • Sayyid Sulayman Hassan
  • Shaykh Rizwan Arastu
  • Ustadah Fatemah Meghji
  • Shaykh Jafar Muhibullah
  • Sayyid Rizwan Rizvi
  • Sayyid Hassan Naqvi

All-Day Programs Includes:

  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Islamic Law
  • Mysticism
  • Ethics
  • Service & Recreation Activities
  • Round-Table Discussions
  • Du'a Gatherings and Akhlaq Sessions
  • Workshops


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Posted by Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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