Knowledge is like an ocean, which has no shores.

The Alim course is a sacred path with an unbroken chain leading the seeker of knowledge to inherit the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Taught by certified scholars in a traditional environment. The Alim course educates students of knowledge by teaching them to not only comprehend but to be able to practice and teach the Islamic Sciences. The Islamic Sciences taught at the institute allow students to develop in-depth understanding of Arabic Grammar, Tajweed, Arabic Literature, Tafseer al-Qur‘an, Ḥadith, Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), and Islamic History.

In using an English and then Arabic medium, our seven-year Islamic Sciences program was designed and developed to cater specifically to English-speaking students in America. Jamia Islamia Darul Uloom Detroit’s Alim course not only imparts authentic knowledge but teaches its practical application with correct understanding. Classes begin on the 10th of Shawwal each year and continue till the 15th of Sha’ban. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and are followed by supervised group and individual study sessions from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Motivated seekers of Islamic Knowledge no longer have to travel abroad to learn the authentic sciences of Islam. You can now study the full-time Alim course right here in the United States of America. Students of the Alim course at Jamia Islamia Darul Uloom Detroit will not only cover all the subjects and materials in a full-fledged higher Islamic Sciences program but will master the following:

  • Arabic Grammar (Syntax, Morphology etc.)
  • Arabic Literature (Speech, Composition, and Rhetoric)
  • Islamic Theology / Creed (‘Aqidah)
  • Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
  • Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)
  • Hadith (Prophetic Traditions)
  • ‘Ulum al-Hadith (Sciences of Hadith Interpretation)
  • Tafsir al-Quran (Exegesis)
  • Usul al-Tafsir (Principles of Exegesis)
  • Seerah (Prophetic Biography)
  • Logic and Philosophy (Mantiq/Falsafah)



Students of the course will gain many necessary skills for becoming upright law-abiding citizens and help develop the future community of the Muslims in the United States of America. Along with studying the Islamic Sciences, our Student Development Program teaches our students how to deliver khutbahs, speeches, conducting halaqahs, and propagating the Deen. ​


The entire course consists of seven intensive years. Students will cover all of the required subjects of a full-time Islamic studies course along with electives to expand their knowledge. ​


All of the Alim course teachers at Jamia Islamia Darul Uloom Detroit are certified scholars from all over the world. Each teacher has studied at an Islamic institution from which they have received ijazah (traditional certification/license) to teach the Islamic Sciences. They are qualified to disseminate the tremendous amount of knowledge which they possess in various languages, Alim course instructors are proficient in English, Arabic, Urdu, and Bangla. ​


Since we believe in quality over quantity, small size of the classes are designed to promote close student and teacher interaction. Students get the opportunity to interact frequently with their teachers in and out of class, allowing them to participate in lectures, ask questions, or discuss topics in detail. ​


The courses are initially offered in the English language. Students are also encouraged to develop Urdu comprehension so that they can benefit from the monumental work done on the Islamic Sciences in the Urdu language. Intermediate and advanced courses are offered in Arabic and English. ​​


Jamia Islamia Darul Uloom Detroit stresses diversity in it’s student population, admitting students from all cultural and social backgrounds. The course is not designed to be exclusively reflective of any particular culture or ethnic background.