The newly created Muslim Academic Revival Series [MARS], a pioneering program, that displays the great vitality, diversity, and richness of Darul Qasim College, as an institution of Islamic academic learning. Since the Mamluks, this will be the first time the 4 Sunni Madhabs will be taught under one roof, amidst courses on Quranic Themes, Hadith, and Aqidah. Courses will be offered across 4 time zones, providing accessibility to a global audience that has been eager to study with the esteemed faculty at Darul Qasim.

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia, founder and president of Darul Qasim College, is the ʿĀlim who has envisioned and designed this program. His efforts with this program are situated within the historical context of the Mamluk Sultanate and the transfer of higher knowledge and the creation of an intellectual tradition in the history of Islamic civilization that is understood to be directly related to the madrasa institution. An institution that has been shaped in line with the needs of society.

“I want to raise academic awareness and participation in mainstream Muslim conversation. This requires a communal effort and that’s what the MARS program is hoping to do. We want to do something the Mamluks did very early on and we want to recreate that energy, that sophistication, that culture, that ability to understand Islam, at the level of the Prophet ﷺ . And so, we are actually reviving the sunnah through this series in shā’ Allah.”

– Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Fall 2024 Course Offerings

Registration opens, June 15, 2024
 

MARS101: Introduction to Quranic Themes

September – December
Online, Tuesdays with 90 minute class sessions with three time zone options to register in.

9am CST with Mawlana Atiq Taiyab
12pm CST with Mawlana Kamil Uddin
8pm CST with Mawlana Faraz Moid
 
Course Tuition
$300
 
Course Description
The Quran is miraculous both in form and content. Recognizing and appreciating this miracle requires an aerial view of the Quranic themes.
This introductory class will focus on 15 overarching Quranic themes that aid readers in understanding the true objectives of the Quran.
Students will grasp the initial premise of Quranic coherency that will lay the groundwork for understanding thematic commonalities and pivotal beliefs necessary for Muslims to be guided to salvation.
 
Prerequisites
None
 
Required Course Materials
TBA

 

MARS104: Introduction to Islamic Theology

September – December
Online, Thursdays with 90 minute class sessions with three time zone options to register in
 

8pm CST with Dr Muhammad Stodolsky
12pm CST with Mawlana Owais
9am CST with Mawlana Samir Ali

Course Tuition
$300

Course Description
This course introduces students to the main tenets of Islamic creed while also engaging with the history and development of the academic disciplines of ‘aqidah and kalam.
The course also addresses modern theological trends and how a Muslim should address them merging the content they learn with the context they live in.
This will leave students with a confident understanding of their tenets in the modern world.
 
Prerequisites
None
 
Required Course Materials
TBA

Coming in Spring 2025


Islamic Civilizational Values through Hadith

Muslims have civilizational values based on the millat (religion) of Ibrāhīm (upon him be peace) and the ummah (nation) of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
These civilizational values are presented in this course through a selection of hadith from al-Khaṭīb al-Tibrīzī’s (d. 741/1341) hadith work Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ (a six-thousand plus report collection of hadith).
Students will be able to see universal values like integrity and generosity through the prism of waḥy ghayr matlūw (unrecited revelation).

Introduction to Fiqh, through the four madhhabs

Fiqh is the most functional science that students of knowledge engage with. Students will have the opportunity to learn fiqh through the four Sunni madhhabs taught by experienced, practicing instructors. This course is designed to teach students of each specific madhan fiqh and the basics of their ʿibādāt and muʿāmalāt.
That includes the most common and applicable questions regarding the main pillars of Islam. Subsequently, students will learn the fundamentals of marriage and divorce, financial transactions, and other relevant and practical scenarios that provides Muslims the blueprint of how to live their lives.

Fiqh course offerings include:
  • Hanafi Fiqh
  • Maliki Fiqh
  • Shafi’i Fiqh
  • Hanbali Fiqh

Tuition & Fees

Coming soon