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Foundations of Faith

This course is designed for those who would like to take a one year break from studies or work and spend that time doing an intensive course to learn basic knowledge of Islam. After this course, students may continue their studies in our Aalimiyyah program if they wish to do so.

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” 

Ibn Majah

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Foundations of Faith

When Allah announced to the angels that He was going to create a vicegerent on earth, the angels asked Allah why He would create another type of being. The angels had already observed the jinn creating mischief and spreading evil and were concerned that human beings would do the same. Allah simply stated that He knows of what they know not. After creating the first human being, Allah then taught Adam (Allah bless him and grant him peace) the names of all “things.” Allah created another being to teach us. The ability to learn makes humans Allah’s greatest creation.

This course is designed to teach the essentials of Islam that every Muslim needs in order to live his or her life in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

Foundational Course Overview:

Qur’an: Introduction to the sciences of the Qur’an and its contextual Tafseer for our times, firmly based on classical sources.


Hadith: Introduction to Hadith sciences and commentary of selections from popular Hadith collections, such as Sahih al-Bukhari.


Aqeedah: Islamic belief and theology, with emphasis on Tawheed, Sifaat (attributes) of Allah Most High, and Islamic eschatology.


Fiqh: Islamic jurisprudence relating to purification, salah, zakat, and fasting, with special focus on contemporary issues.


Seerah: Life of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace).


Adab: Introduction to Islamic character and social etiquettes, focusing on developing praiseworthy character traits.


Arabic: Learn the language of the Quran!


Students who graduate from this class will be able to lead communities and if they wish they may continue their studies in our Aalimiyyah Program starting from 2nd year.


Islamic Institute of Atlanta offers many payment plans to make it easier for parents to pay the tuition. Collecting tuition is vital for the operation of Islamic Institute of Atlanta. However, tuition should never be an obstacle for Islamic Education, therefore we try provide financial assistance, for more information please go to our financial aid page.

Tuition: $6000
$280 Registration & Administration Fee


This program is open for both Male & Females.

Minimum Age Limit: 13 years old (Exceptions may be made)

Alhamduillah, at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, we receive many applications each year. Each application is carefully evaluated by our Admissions committee.

Step 1:  Applying

To apply at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, one must fill out the online application or print it out and mail it to the school along with a cover letter with brief information about the student.

Step 2: Follow-up

After receiving the application, our admissions office will follow-up. 

Step 3: Interview

After the application is received, you will be contacted regarding an in-person interview.  The Admissions Committee performs a personal interview to determine whether an applicant will experience success at Islamic Institute of Atlanta.

Step 4: Fees / Donation

If everything goes well the applicant will be contacted and if they wish to enroll at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, full payment will be due.  An installment plan and/or financial aid is reserved only for those families who can demonstrate that they cannot afford the payment with the approval of the Admissions Committee. 

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