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Sincerely learning the sacred Islamic sciences results in a physical, mental and spiritual journey that strengthens the sacred and divine bond between a Muslim and Allah ﷻ. The aalim program aim to builds a firm groundwork in religious studies, fostering balance in faith and exemplifying honorable moral character. The Aalim Program is a comprehensive seven year curriculum that focuses on classical Islamic sciences and thought. Our principal objective is to familiarize students with the core subjects of Arabic, Quran, History and Hadith, with the ultimate goal of providing different pathways suited for all persons to succeed in this life and the next.

Our mission is to instill the love of Allah ﷻ and His Prophet ﷺ, the holy principles of deen in each student at the completion of this program. Graduates will possess the necessary experience and ability to serve as an Imam, scholar, activist, counselor, youth leader, teacher, etc. They will be entrusted to continuously build a positive Muslim identity, as well as a commitment to their religion, family, and community.


Our courses are intensively packed to cover all required core subjects and books found in true traditionally grounded Islamic studies program. The program aims to build an extensive knowledge of Arabic grammar and rhetoric aiding in the learning of the principles of Quran exegesis, hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, and theological studies. Our classical teaching method emphasizes teacher-student interaction and provides the privilege to learn from esteemed Muslim scholars. Our small class size with reputable teachers provide an ideal environment for promoting authentic connection to Islamic learning and the transmission of religious knowledge directly from teacher to student.

Taught by certified scholars in a traditional setting, the Aalim Program relates the teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The program aims to transmit the knowledge and discipline in a well-balanced method training students not only to comprehend but practice and pass on Islamic knowledge. At completion, students will be awarded a certificate (ijazah) proclaiming their qualifications in learning the various subjects in Islamic sciences.


The student's daily schedule consists of classes Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 4:35 pm year-round. Aalim classes are from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Each day students will rotate between 4 to 6 classes. 

Core Courses

Prophetic Traditions (Hadith)

Quran Exegesis (Tafsir al-Quran)


Prophetic Biography (Seerah)

Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh)


Arabic Grammar (Syntax and Morphology)


Arabic Literature (Speech, Composition, and Rhetoric)


Islamic Theology (Aqidah)

Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)


Logic (Mantiq)


The admissions process begins with our online application, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We practice "rolling admission," where applications are saved until our next admission interview season. You may apply to Michigan Islamic Institute at any time, however, you will be contacted when the admission process. If you are applying for a specific term, please adhere to the application submission dates.

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