The SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Seminary curriculum is a complete learning path that takes you step-by-step from the essentials of your religion to mastery of the traditional Islamic sciences.

The curriculum has five steps.

Step One: Essentials focuses on the religious knowledge that every Muslim must learn in order to fulfill their personal obligations to Allah Most High. This gives you a clear grounding in your beliefsworshipliving the religion, in your spiritual turning to Allah Most High, as well as a clear understanding of the Islamic scholarly method. The essential first-step for any seeker of knowledge.

Outcomes: Through 8 courses and 3 personal study units, you will learn:

  1. what exactly your religion is;
  2. how your religion has been preserved;
  3. what you must believe about Allah Most High, His messengers, and the afterlife;
  4. how to worship Allah Most High;
  5. how to have godfearingness in dozens of everyday life-situations;
  6. how to live according to the Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace);
  7. the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace);
  8. the Arabic words and English meanings of the last 10 Suras of the Qur’an, Surat al-Fatiha, Ayat al-Kursi, and the Closing of Baqara; and
  9. how to recite the Qur’an fluently.

Courses in Step One

Introduction (2 Courses) (Term 1)

  • Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) OR Absolute Essentials of Islam (Shafi`i)
  • Essentials of the Islamic Tradition

Iman (1 Course)

Essentials of Islamic Beliefs

Islam (3 Courses)

  • Essentials of of Worship (Hanafi) (2 Courses) OR Essentials of Worship (Shafi‘i) (2 Courses)
  • Essentials of Halal and Haram

Ihsan (2 Courses)

Essentials of Islamic Spirituality (2 Courses)

Personal Study Units

  1. The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  2. Memorization of Short Suras with their English Meanings
  3. Fluency in Qur’anic Recitation