Islamic Studies

The British Muslim School is dedicated to providing the full meaning of education by offering an opportunity to study, comprehensively & critically, the syllabus of a classical education in the Islamic sciences sensitively adapted for our time. We aim to provide opportunity for the young generation to meet the potential and fulfil their needs in Islamic studies.

We believe, the basic function of education is to equip the young people with the skill and knowledge that will enable them to play a significant role in the world. Our aim to expand their ability and for them to become qualified Islamic scholars in the wider field of Islam. Hence, the pupils of The British Muslim School will embark on an A’lim Course (Islamic Sciences) after completing their GCSEs.

Hifzul Qur’an

Our Hifz class, dedicated to the memorisation of the noble Quran, employs the traditional style of committing surahs to memory until the pupil has memorised the whole Quran. We have a teacher with years of experience under whose tutelage pupils will become Huffaz Insha Allah. As of yet, we have had 5 huffaz Alhamdulillah since opening in 2017. In addition to this, the teacher has excellent qira’at and is knowledgeable in the proper methods of Tajweed, and therefore children learn to recite with the correct pronounciation and give each letter it’s right.

He will be given a crown of honour and a garment of honour to wear. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Qur’aan will come on the Day of Resurrection and will say, ‘O Lord, adorn him.’ So he will be given a crown of honour to wear. Then it will say, ‘O Lord, give him more.’ So he will be given a garment of honour.’ Then it will say, ‘O Lord, be pleased with him.’ So Allaah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him, ‘Recite and advance in status, and for each verse you will gain one more hasanah (reward for good deed).”- Tirmidhi, 2915.

InshaAllah , we have an effective routine  and statistic plans in place  to help our pupils in order for them to achieve their potential and become a Hafiz. For instance:  if a pupil is able to memorise 10 ayahs each day solely in the Academic year, he will memorise the noble Quran in 3 years and 5 months. If a pupil memorises 3 ayahs each day he will memorise the noble Quran in 5 years 10 months and 1 3 days.


Islamiyat is a combination of four different components of Islamic science: Qur’anic Science, Hadith, Fiqh and general Islamic Studies. Our hope is for this course to meet the basic needs of Muslims living in the West. By studying Islamiyaat alongside the National Curriculum; they will get a secure foundation on which they can build intelligent, informed practice of their religion and from which they can proceed to further and deeper study of Islamic Science.

It is designed to enable our students to serve as faithful representatives in a diverse society as well as to achieve the highest possible grades in their GCSE for this subject.
Qur’anic Science

Students will memorise the selected suras and the significant verses of the noble Quran with the application of Tajweed, Its interpretation, explanation and the cause of revelations. This will enable students to read the Qur’an and Qur’anic commentary (tafsir) so that they understand how its teaching educates conscience and behaviour. They should be able to explain to others as well as understand for themselves, how the guidance of the noble Qur’an relates to contemporary issues and circumstances.


This is a combined course in modern communicative Arabic with applications of Arabic grammar (Nahu and Sarf), and develop the reading, writing and speaking skills. It will include a wide range of literacy and non-literacy reading matter to improve essential comprehension skills. By the end of the course, students will be trained to understand how sentences are constructed in Arabic, how the different elements relate to each other and how their relations affect meaning.


Students will learn selective Hadiths in Arabic text with  their meanings, explanations and applications in our daily practical life as well as the principles of Hadith. 

In Hadith, students will mainly study the significant Hadiths which explain the very  fundamentals of Iman (faith) and Islam and how these articles  help Muslims to develop piety, humility and good manners, whilst instilling a yearning of love for the beloved final Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.


Students will learn how to perform the acts of worship properly with correct understanding. They will learn the main rules of Islamic law including Halal and Haram as well as the major issues of jurisprudence on the basis of the teaching of Imam Abu Hanifa (RA). This course is designed to give students a firm grasps of the major events in the evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), the major schools of law, their commonalities and differences and the good manners (Adab) in managing plurality of Legal opinions.


In general Islamic studies, students will learn about the sirah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, short biographies of the earlier Prophets, short biographies of Khulafas and companions of Prophet Muhammad  and short biographies of the contemporary scholars of Islam. They will also learn about some elementary aspects of the history of Islam and Islamic society.

Qirat & Tajweed

The purpose of this course in essence, is to make the students proficient in reciting the noble Qura’n, observing the correct pronunciation of every letter with the rulings and characteristics which apply to it, without any exaggeration or deficiency as well as to memorise the 30th Juz (Para). Through this, the students shall be able to recite the Qura’n according to the way of the Prophet ﷺ, . By the end of the course, students will become qualified Qaris.

Further Education / A’lim Course

The British Muslim School is working towards an A-Level course in the National Curriculum subjects and Islamic Studies (Alim course), so students are able to continue their studies after their GCSE Exams. Thereafter, we aim to offer graduate (proper qualified Alim) courses in Islamic studies in partnership with colleges and Universities here in Britain and abroad.