How Can I Study Islam Systematically as a Doctor?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


As a doctor who finds full-time study difficult, especially since I am doing Hifz, how can I continue my formal studies? Should I then just stick to listening to Islamic podcasts and lectures?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

If you cannot seek knowledge via a formal full-time Islamic studies program, the best alternative is studying privately but in person (or via live classes).

Such classes can be arranged by reaching out to local/remote scholars or by accessing the online materials available. Consider the courses offered here at SeekersGuidance. You can take classes at the frequency that best fits your schedule.

Consistency, even if one is only taking one class a week, is the aim.

Please see this:
How To Study Islam Systematically: A Practical Guide to Your Learning Journey
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How Can I Study Islam Successfully?

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.