One of the most important reasons why Zidni Islamic Institute was established is because we find that today students of knowledge are lost and confused in terms of how to seek sacred knowledge. The vast majority of students when they first begin seeking knowledge they waste an unbelievable amount of time asking, searching, comparing, and switching academic programs. They jump from one book to another and from one teacher to another without actually finishing a single text. This is the reason that most students who embark upon the path of knowledge for years never get past the first level of knowledge and therefore eventually quit without completing their studies. We also find that students may study some subjects while completely neglecting others, or beginning with advanced texts and difference of opinion before mastering the basics of the science. This is especially true in the west, where students often cannot find qualified teachers to take them through the correct methodology of knowledge. Zidni Islamic Institute provides a step-by-step well-rounded program guiding students from beginning to advanced levels of knowledge. It is our hope that we can fill a void that is desperately needed in Western Islamic education
Zidni Islamic Institute is currently applying for accreditation with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Students who successfully complete our programs will receive the corresponding diploma/degree. Exceptional students may also test for ijazat (licenses)..
The texts taught in this program have been taught all over the Islamic world for centuries and continue to be taught today. Exceptional students will receive ijāzah to narrate the text with a connected chain back to the author upon successful completion of an examination. This program is suitable for those who wish to continue their studies in the more advanced programs, as well as for those who only desire the basics of the most important sciences of Islam.
We are excited to offer programs taught by well-qualified instructors trained in the classical Islamic sciences.
Zidni Islamic Institute is proud to call Masjid Annur Islamic Center home!
While Zidni hopes to launch a fulltime seminary program in the future, Zidni currently offers a One Year program that introduces students to the classical Islamic sciences. The curriculum is based on classical Islamic texts taught around the Muslim world.
This program is suitable for those who wish to continue into intermediate and advance programs, as well as for those who only desire the basics of the most important sciences of Islam.