How does the education system of the Islamic Seminary work?

How does the education system of the Islamic Seminary work?

For International students, the Islamic Seminary offers two programs: (1) Long-term (2) Short-term (structured courses spanning over a limited timeframe) Long-term programs are of two types: (1) Howza system (2) Non-Howza system In Howza system, students cover Levels 1-5 (Ijtihad). In non-Howza system, students cover 2-year diploma, degree course, post-graduate…

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Is there any Arabic school I can study at?

Yes, there are a few options. If you wish to study at an Arabic school, it is certainly possible. After you finish your Farsi language course and the Introductory course, you can choose which school you would like to go to. At that time, you may opt to go to…

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Is there anything I can do to start learning Farsi?

Yes. There are tons of self learning courses and tools available on the internet. In addition, you can go visit a local library and teach yourself beginners’ Farsi. There is a mobile app available by the name of ‘FastDic’ that you can install and get a jump start on your…

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What happens after completing Farsi?

After successfully completing the Farsi language books, you will have to complete another 6 to 8 months of introductory howza course, referred to as the Tamhidiya Program. This is where your language skills will be solidified and you will get a flavor of howza classes. Subjects covered are: Arabic basic…

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Do I need to know Arabic? How is Arabic taught?

The short answer is no, you don’t need to know Arabic before starting your studies here. The long answer is that knowing Arabic, the language of the Quran, Prophet, and Imams is considered essential to Islamic studies. Knowing any Arabic before starting your studies will be a huge advantage for…

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How long do the studies take in the Islamic Seminary?

From start to finish, if someone wishes to do a Ph.D., the program can take up to 12 years or more: Duration Program 6 to 8 months   4 to 6 months Farsi – Certificate of Completion   Introductory Howza Course 4-5 years Bachelors Degree 2-3 years Masters Degree 5-6…

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