Adult Learning Courses

Dear Mu'mineen

Salamun 'Alaykum

We are very pleased to announce that Wessex Jamaat is embarking on an exciting Islamic project of holding Adult Learning Courses for Mu'mineen and Mu'minaat in our Jamaat.

These courses will be held at the Al Mahdi Centre and taught by experienced Hawza Lecturers. The courses will follow a modular format.

The courses will aim to assist participants to broaden, deepen, and enrich their understanding of Islam and provide an appreciation of Islamic ethics and code of personal practice. Dedicated lecturers will provide expertise in areas ranging from Qur’anic sciences, Islamic ethics, Islamic law and jurisprudence, and contemporary issues in the Muslim world.

The first module will InshaAllah launch this Muharram 1436AH. Further details will be sent out in a separate email regarding the module.

Please see below some frequently asked questions for more information.

Do I need any prior Hawza experience to attend?

No. The classes are open to all adults regardless of experience. Islamic reading and education will help and supplement the classes but not a requirement.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

The classes are for 17 years and older. There is no upper age limit.

Do I need to register?

Yes. Participants will be required to submit certain details for registration. There will be a deadline for registration for each module.

Is there a fee to attend the course?

Yes. A 4-week module will cost £30 for the entire module (4 weekly sessions of 2 parts each week). A subsidy may be available upon request (in confidence). Students will be entitled to a 40% discount. Donations are welcomed.

When will the courses be held?

The courses will mostly be held on weekends but the times may vary. The first module will be held on Sunday mornings.

How long will the courses be for?

The course length and times may vary. Each weekly session will be divided into 2 parts of 1 hour each with a 15-minute break in between. (e.g. session 1: 10am-11am following by a 15 minute break and then session 2: 11:15am-12:15pm)

Will I have to sit for any assessments?

Some modules may have an assessment at the end. These assessments are entirely optional and participants may wish not to take them.

What about core texts for each module?

Titles of core texts will be provided by the lecturers but not text books. Lecture notes will be provided.

Will there be any certification?

Yes, a Certificate of Completion will be awarded by the Al Mahdi Centre to participants based on certain criteria such as achieving the pass mark of any assessment, good attendance and punctuality.

Will I be required to dedicate any more time other than the sessions?

Additional time and reading will help but not a requirement.

Are places limited?

Yes, places will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. Lecturers will set the maximum number of students in a class and once the number is achieved, registration will close.

Quality not Quantity

Participants will be required to take the modules seriously with dedication, determination and a sincere intention. The Lecturers have emphasized that it is not the quantity of participants that is important but the quality.

I would like to attend but I have a toddler to take care of. How can I benefit from the lessons?

There will be baby-sitting facilities at Al Mahdi Centre (TBC) for parents who wish to attend. This will be at an added cost and will only be provided depending on the number of toddlers.

Who can I contact for more information?

You may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Brother Shafiq Mohamedtaqi (07986 684 269) in the gents and Siddiqa Bai Sheriff (07907 330 515) in the ladies.

We pray Allah (SWT) assists us all to achieve a broader understanding of our religion and enables us to follow the path of the AhlulBayt (as) in our daily lives.

With du’as

ALC Organizers