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2 yr Diploma Program

Diploma in Arabic Language & Islamic Studies – 2 Year Programme

About the Teachers

Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah.

Akhlaaq Chowdry

Akhlaaq had spent several years pursuing Arabic and Islamic studies including under notable scholars such as Shaykh Akram al-Nadwi. He has lectured extensively and is a regular teacher at Islamic study courses.

Dr Zoulaikha Toufik

Dr Zoulaikha Taoufik holds a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from Mohammed V University (Rabat, Morocco). She has more than 20 years’ experience teaching Arabic language to native and non-native speakers.

Here is an opportunity to study the Arabic language and Islamic Studies designed and taught by a scholar of the highest reputation and recognition, an authority and expert of the Arabic Language and Islamic Sciences.

Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi has over 30 years of experience in teaching, both at Islamic colleges and secular universities.

CIC is offering a full two-year Diploma level course with the option of concluding the studies after one year with a Certificate level course qualification.

  • The Diploma is a comprehensive course, highly valued on its own merit. Successful completion of the two years will provide a solid foundation and a stepping-stone for further Islamic studies courses such as CIC’s flagship Alimiyyah Degree level programme.
  • Well above A-Level standard achieved – high proficiency in classical and modern Arabic including ancient poetry
  • The Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies (DAIS) has four components: Arabic language, hadith, fiqh & general Islamic studies including tafsir. This gives students the opportunity to learn and apply the language in various disciplines, such as Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqh and History, thereby gaining a thorough grasp of the language whilst also benefiting from learning essential Islamic knowledge from Arabic sources.
  • The course is structured for part time online studies - 3 hours a week of pre-recorded lectures by Sheikh Akram Nadwi, 1 hour a week of live online tutorials with an expert tutor and another 3 hours a week for self-study. Students will have the flexibility to follow the course from anywhere in the world.
  • The course offers comprehensive notes, workbooks, and textbooks all available as Pdf files included as part of the course
  • Regular live tutorials, homework assignments and ongoing tutor support throughout the course.
  • Recordings are all in English and are accessible for catch up and revision at no extra cost for the duration of the programme


Syeda Madeeha Bokhari
Alhamdulillah, learning Arabic language with Shaikh Akram Nadwi at Cambridge Islamic College has been a truly enlightening experience. The course is fast-paced, and this is exactly what I needed, alhamdulillah!

Sharjeel Aalim
Learning Arabic with Shaykh Akram Nadwi has been a great experience so far. We are just ending our first term of the first year of this Two year Diploma and the progress in these 10 weeks has been simply outstanding Alhamdulillah!


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