What is ‘Ilm Intensive?
Ilm Intensive is a transformative program for students to get in touch with traditional sciences that are directly taught from an unbroken chain all the way from the Prophet ﷺ. Students will immerse themselves in a 10 month journey whether it be full-time or part-time, onsite or online, that will strengthen their Arabic language to allow them to be articulate enough to understand the Qur’an, build a foundational structure of Islamic Studies, and indulge in the righteous company of fellow motivated students and respected scholars. Our goal is to help develop Muslim Americans that are able to spiritually benefit themselves, their family, and serve the community at large to make a change for tomorrow.
What will students gain?
Students will gain the ability to understand more than 85% of the Qur’an, become fluent in reading and writing Arabic, memorize applicable hadith, understand the life and embody the character of the Prophet ﷺ, understand fundamental laws of Islam, and truly appreciate what it means to be a Muslim.
Muftī Wasīm Khān
I’m a paragraph. Double click me or click Edit Text, it's easy. Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan was born in Dallas, Texas and began his journey in Islamic knowledge at a very young age. After spending considerable months improving his Quran recitation at Jami’atul ‘Ilm Wal-Huda in the UK, Mufti Wasim embarked on a decade-long ‘Aalim training program. After studying in 4 different continents, Mufti Wasim graduated in 2010 from Dar-ul-Uloom Zacharriyah University. After graduation, Mufti Wasim studied an additional 2 years at Dar-ul-Uloom Zacharriyah to complete the Iftaah course (for learning the discipline of giving fatwa) and to further specialize in the sciences of Tafseer, Hadith and Fiqh – fields in which he holds multiple ijazaat. Mufti Wasim currently holds the second shortest sanad in the world to the Prophet Mohammed (s) through the sanad of Maulana Mekki Hijazi. Amongst his most prominent teachers are Mufti Ridhaa ul Haq, Sheikh Makki Hijazi, Sheikh Shoaib Arnaoot, Sheikh Muhammed Awwamah and Sheikh Mohammed Ali Saabuni. In addition to currently serving as the Director and Dean of ISRA Foundation, Mufti Wasim is a regular speaker across North America at conferences, workshops, youth programs, social services events, and development programs. In 2014, Mufti Wasim joined the Institute of Islamic Education in Illinois as a full time teacher, teaching Aqeedah, Hadith, and Fiqh among other subjects. In 2015, Mufti Wasim presented his thesis on abortion at the American Muslim Jurist Assembly (AMJA), making him the youngest presenter at this conference. Mufti Wasim is extensively involved in the communities of Houston and Dallas, TX, active in counselling, interfaith work, community representation, and teaching classes at various institutions. Some of Mufti Wasim’s projects over the past few years include the founding of ISRA Foundation and Khateeb Notes. Mufti Wasim serves as the Vice-President of his family business, Caravan Travel, through which he takes regular Hajj and Umrah groups.
The ISRA Seminary serves to provide authentic, reliable, and accessible Islamic education to the broader Muslim community. Through traditional and contemporary teaching methods, we hope to build and equip the scholars of tomorrow, InshaAllah.
The ISRA Seminary hopes to offer classes on Aqeeda, Fiqh, Hadith, Tafseer, and Arabic. These classes will be taught through various means such as on-site classes, traveling seminaries or programs, and online classes.