Classical Islamic Learning Online 2012-13

Classical Islamic Learning (CIL) is designed to introduce women to the classical methodology of Islamic knowledge and scholarship through a modern educational approach. The philosophy of the course is distinct in its embrace of the entire academic tradition of the    Ahl-al Sunnah wal-Jama’a with respect for all scholars of Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, and Usul al-fiqh. Moreover, CIL    highlights the importance of spiritual purification (tazkiya) and inner reform (islah).

CIL Online takes one new batch each year. Prospective students can download an academic calendar for exact registration dates, examination schedule, holidays, and other happenings. Click here to download a student information booklet.




* Understanding, reading, and writing comfortably in Urdu and English.

* Reading basic Arabic language. Fluency is not a must

* Using a computer, internet, and basic hardware such as headphones and  microphone

* Ability to correspond comfortably via email

* Ability to scan, upload, and download assignments

* Availability for the mid-term and final exams

* Successfully clearing Year 01 is a pre requisite for enrolling in Year 02; successfully    clearing Year 02 is a pre requisite for enrolling in Year 03 and so forth

Some features are highlighted below. For more details, please refer to the student booklet.


Study Circles encourage students to meet up with one another and the teachers to develop social dynamics essential for any learning group. They are a means to enhance spiritual development alongside the academic progress which is ensured in online classes.  Please read below for more:

* Regular study circles take place in three major cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad). The frequency of these circles is usually once or twice per month.

The agenda of each monthly circle is communicated in advance to the students.  Usually, one academic class  coupled with a spiritual gathering and refreshments is a general agenda; however, it may vary according to teachers’ preferences and the Study Circles Coordination Team.

* If some students cannot make it to the study groups (usually the ones living outside Pakistan) then they are required to carry out an alternate activity online or offline. This activity is subjective to students’ interests and can vary from writing a poem on the student blog to sharing different skills one may have.


LMS is a Moodle based Learning Management System. It is designed to provide a dynamic

interaction between the students and teachers. Main features of LMS are:

* Program notice board for latest news and updates

* Coffee Table for exchange of ideas about everything other than the course work.

* A homepage for each course

(This can be a social, topical, or weekly format of learning)

Class tools include but are not limited to:

* Assignment submissions

* Grading

* Moodle instant messages

* Online calendar for events

* Online quizzes

* Class resource (files, folders, URLs)

Registration on LMS: It begins after the initial phase of CIL registration has been processed.



  1. Farheen Anwar says:


    Is it possible to find out the timings for the Classical Islamic Learning online course which starts in September. I live in Pakistan and I work, so I just wanted to make sure that if I register, I be able to attend the classes.


  2. Salam Farheen, jazakillah for posting here. Class timings are likely to be 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST inshaAllah. Any changes will be reflected on the website.

  3. Zeenat says:


    I registered on the site about two weeks ago for CIL-Year 1, but have not received confirmation by email as to whether my application was successful or not. Please advise.


  4. Wassalam Zeenat. We have received your form and it turns out that our auto responder hasn’t reached you. Once the registration is closed, we will start mailing out LMS registration details inshaAllah, please wait.

  5. Zeenat says:


    Thank you so much – you just made my year !!!

  6. Khushbakht Ejaz says:

    Asa wr wbkt, I registered for CIL-2 about two weeks ago, but I havent received any confirmation email. Should I register again?

    Jzk Khayr

  7. Hira Khan says:

    Usalam U alaikum,

    I submitted the form last week and I did get an auto reply but i did not get any information on how to register on LMS.
    Jazak Allah khair


  8. Nosheen says:

    Salam Hina,
    Please wait for an email. We will process all the registrations received once we close the registration on Sept. 15 inshaAllah.

  9. Nosheen says:

    Salam Khusbakht
    We have processed your registration. InshaAllah soon you will get an email soon about the next step


  10. Sajida says:

    Aslamu alaykam

    I registered for the CIL-Year 1 about 2 weeks ago but didn’t receive any confirmation. Can you please confirm if you recieved the application?

    I also wanted to know the books that would be used in the course

    Jazakallah kair

  11. Nosheen says:

    Salam Sajida,

    Your application is with us. Please wait for an email regarding course pack. We will process all the registrations received once we close the registration on Sept. 15 inshaAllah.


  12. Hira Khan says:

    Usalam u alaikum
    sorry to bother again but can you please confirm if my application is with you as well.

    Jazak Allah Khair.
    Lots of duas


  13. halima altaf says:

    aoa, i want to take online quran courses. kindly help me to avail the opportunity. jazakallah

  14. Nosheen says:

    Salaam Hira

    Your application is with us, you will hear soon from us for the next step.
    Jazakillah for your patience


  15. Nosheen says:

    Salaam Halima

    Currently we are offering CIL online course. You can find CIL – Classical Islamic Learning course details on
    This is a 10 month program. We do offer offer term based individual courses as well, you will find information on once they are open for registration.


  16. Maham Javed says:

    I asked my friend to register me for CIL Level 2 about two weeks ago as I did not have internet. She registered the very same day but today when I checked, I have not received any confirmation email.

    Please check and see if you got my form or if its some mistake in the email id on part of my friend.

    I have registered again too, though.
    JazakALlah khair.

  17. Nosheen says:

    Salam Maham

    We have received your recent application. Your first application is with us and already processed for next step.
    Jazakillah for your patience


  18. Ghazala says:

    i have submitted my application form but received an email by you to check it,do i have to fill another application form.

  19. Nosheen says:

    Salaam Ghazala

    We have your application with us, no need to fill another form. You will inshaAllah hear from us soon for next step.


  20. Ghazala says:


  21. Khawaja Muhammad Abdur Rehman says:

    Kindly let Me Know, is There Any Online Course For Brothers?

  22. Sana says:

    Salaam dear sisters,

    Hope you all are doing well, ameen. I had a question about CIL, do we have to be in Pakistan to take the final exam insha Allah or could it be taken online?

    Jazaak i Allah

  23. Zarmina Moonis says:

    Walaikum us Salam Dear Sana,

    In order to proceed to the next level in CIL ONLINE, appearing in and clearing a final exam is mandatory and yes it can be taken online. But for students who are already residing in Pakistan or can make it to Pakistan by the final exam due date, are supposed to take the exam at the designated exam center.
    JazakumAllah Khair,


  24. Ghazala says:

    Salam nosheen
    im taking the course Online.

  25. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum salaam

    You are registered for Online CIL, confirmed. You will be informed via email for the next step soon inshaAllah.


  26. Nosheen says:

    walaikum salaam

    Zaynab Academy courses are offered to females only.


  27. Sadia Behzad says:

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatULLAHI wa barakatuHU,

    I have already done CIL-Year 2 from Zaynab Academy Lahore. I would like to offer my services as a teaching assistant for Online CIL-Year 1. How do I apply for it? What am I expected to do as a TA, inshaAllah?

    JazakunnALLAHU Khair,

  28. Zarmina Moonis says:

    Walaikum us Salam Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Dear Sadia,

    MashaAllah its good to hear that you have done your CIL Y2 and that your’d like to offer your services! Alhumdolilah!

    You can view a few details on page 14 of the Student Information Handbook regarding TAs. Also please visit and submit the form at the following link:

    May Allah SWT be pleased with you and accept your efforts.

    JazakumAllah Khair

  29. Aeesha S. says:

    Salaam. When will we receive khaasa confirmation?
    I have this feeling my form did not go through. =/

  30. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam Aeesha

    Your form is with us and processed for Online Khassa Class.
    You will soon get more information in this regards, keep checking your email.


  31. zohaa says:

    assalamoalaikum warehmatullahi wabarakatuhu!
    i sent you the registration form almost 3 weeks ago havent received lms info. email.Can you please check where things went wrong.
    jazakillahu khairun katheer

  32. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum salaam Zohaa

    We have your application with us from Islamabad for online course. Registration process is still in progress, we will get back to you soon for next step in this regard. Classes of CIL online Year 01 will commence in the third week of September 2012 inshaAllah.


  33. Abira says:

    Assalam Alaikum
    dear sister I have done my registration with CIL, can you please guide me about online process of learning.

  34. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum salaam dear sister

    Please go through Student Information Booklet 2012-13 provide on
    This will give you a comprehensive walk through of the course and online learning mechanism.


  35. Tehreem Zafar says:

    Asa wr wb,
    dear sister

    Me and my friend registered for on-line CIL by mistake. We wanted to register on-site… Should we cancel our on-line registration?

    Jzk Khayr

  36. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    It’s better that you register for the right course again. We’ll cancel your previous application.


  37. fatima shah says:

    assalamoalikum, dear sister can you guide me for registering in alima course directly from ZA?
    Has the addmissions started and what’s the procedure?
    I also wanted to register for CIL online but electricity goes off here in between the class timings.

  38. Amina says:

    Salam Is it possible to change course timing which is convinient for uk i.e 4.oopm onwards.Our school in uk finishes after 3.15pm-3.30pm so girls can join this course.

  39. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam Amina

    It’s is not possible for us to customize course timings based on the availability of all the students. It’s advised to coordinate with class mates and course instructor to bridge the timing issues and lecture notes.


  40. Amna ahmed says:


    I want to join this course, please tell me the timings of this course. And what is the last date
    Of registration? Please reply

  41. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam Amna

    You will find all the information regarding Online CIL on


  42. Hurriyah Saad says:

    I need to find out the following:
    i) Do you email out timetables for online classes?
    ii) Do you send out SMS on the numbers with which we are registered?

  43. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    i) We work with a centralized Learning Management System to keep student updated
    ii) It depends on the situation but in general, we don’t.


  44. Madiha Lali says:

    Salam. When are khassa online classes starting? I registered a few weeks back but have not gotten any confirmation about classes starting. JazakAllah khair

  45. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Classes will start from 3rd September inshaAllah. You are registered for Khassa.
    You will receive further information this weekend inshaAllah


  46. Hurriyah Saad says:

    I got registered for the CIL 1 year program. Will I be notified when it starts etc?

  47. Nosheen says:


    InshaAllah, you’ll be notified


  48. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Updates on CIL coming soon inshaAllah once a couple of things will be finalized by the Management.
    It’s preferable that you register with an onsite CIL course, register for online course only if it’s not possible for your to take live classes.


  49. Salam,

    Notification emails for registration on LMS and class invites will be sent by 14th Sept. 2012. Classes start 18th Sept. inshaAllah. Looking forward to meeting you all.

  50. Mehwish Aziz says:

    Assalam O Alaikum,

    I have got an email after registration that my information is under process. When should I expect a confirmation email along with LMS & course registration plan?

  51. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam Mehwish

    You will hear next from us when the registration ends for CIL year 01. Your application is with us for further processing.


  52. Ahliya hammad says:

    I registered for CIL but I read the requirements later question is that I do not have a scanner..should i drop out from your course?

  53. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam Ahliya

    No, you should not. If you can arrange a cellphone camera and take page shots that will work the same way inshaAllah. Technology shouldn’t be barrier


  54. Pinar says:


    Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu:

    Do you have alimah courses available for non-Urdu speakers? I’ve taken a few courses through ZAO and was under the impression that such courses were in the works (through ZAO) but haven’t received any notice to date.


  55. wa alaykum assalam Pinar,

    Yes, ZAO will be launching an English alimah course but it is not expected to start before Jan. 2013. Please check the ZAO website for details around this time.


  56. Beenish says:

    I am so happy that I am going to be part of it once again. I started last year but could not continue. My question is I have registered for the course but have not recieved the confirmation email yet.Is it normal?

  57. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    We have your registration for CIL year 01. System do send confirmation to all the students but since our sending email address in not part of your contacts so there is a change that the mail will land in your Junk mail box. Do check that. We have sent you confirmation again.


  58. Tuba says:

    Please guide me how to register for CIL 1

  59. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Access following link and register for CIL Year 01 online or onsite course


  60. Rubina says:

    Assalamualaikum wr wb, Do I need to be able to write in Urdu? Would it be a problem if I cant write in Urdu? I cant understand difficult or complicated urdu words when spoken…? and my wedding is taking place this year so should I wait until next year when you’ll have the english
    CIL year 01?

  61. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Yes, for CIL Bilingual program you must comfortable with reading and writing in Urdu as exams will be in Urdu only.
    InshaAllah, English CIL program will start early next year that will be more suitable for you.


  62. Yamna says:

    Assalam o alaikum, I have registered for CIL Online 4-5 times on different dates but I have not received any confirmation email yet. What do I do now?

  63. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Yamna you must check your junk mail box. We did receive all your applications.


  64. Yamna says:

    JazakIllahu Khairan. Yeah, found it in the junk mail alhamdulilah :)

  65. Noor ijaz says:

    I am still very eagerly waiting for any kind of response from ZAO. I submitted my form 3 times. I have already checked my junk mail. Kindly do let me know whether i can take the course. Jazakillah khair!

  66. Hira Khan says:

    Assaluam U alaikum,

    I did not get any email to date. Can you please check if I am registered? I really don’t want to miss this opportunity. JazakAllah Khair.


  67. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum salaam

    You are registered for the course. We have resend the notification of confirmation to you again.


  68. Nosheen says:


    You are registered for the course, we have all the three registration. A confirmation note is again sent on the specified email.


  69. Raabia Hirani says:


    I registered and got an autoreply but nothing after that. Should I be getting another email for confirmation and wiziq id?



  70. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    You’ll get further details shortly in your email. Jazakillah for your patience.


  71. Sajida Parveen says:

    Aslamu alaykam

    I previously registered for the 1st year and was under the impression I will be getting a confirmation on the 15th/16th september, can you please confirm this is the case?
    Is the course starting on the 18th of this month?

    Jazkallah kair

  72. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Yes, we have your registration with us. you’ll be shortly contacted for further details. Course is scheduled to start from 18th September inshaAllah


  73. Mehwish Aziz says:

    Assalam O Alaikum

    JazakaAllah for informing that my registration is in process.

    Will you be our course advisor for CIL -1 ?

    Can you guide me when shall I be given the registration ID to register for courses of year 1 on LMS and will we be getting ebooks to download for courses or should be hardcopy?

    Thank you for your support.

  74. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    You will get all the necessary details and contacts shortly in your mail box, keep check your junk mail too.


  75. Raabia Hirani says:

    JazaakAllah Nosheen. And do we have the introductory session tomorrow from 6 – 7 30pm?

  76. Nosheen says:

    No, classes will begin from Sep. 18, 2012 along with introductory session inshaAllah


  77. Hafsah says:

    Assam u alaikum. I registered for the course about a month ago, but didn’t receive a confirming email. what should I do?

  78. Nosheen says:

    Salaam Hafsa

    You’ve applied for onsite course in Karachi not online Amma. I am changing your Course name status, just check your email.


  79. Tuba says:


    I did not get any email to date regarding LMS registration. Can you plz help I really don’t want to miss this opportunity

  80. Nosheen says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Please check you mail for further details


  81. kiran says:

    I’ve applied for short course as well foundation. I ve heard that one can be part of cil started on 18 .Is it possible now?

  82. Nosheen says:


    Please check your email


  83. hira tabassum says:

    I have registered for CIL UK but haven’t received any email. I couldn’t find in junk either.
    Please guide me.

  84. NI says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Hira you applied for CIL English program that is different from CIL bilingual offered to EU and UK zone. CIL Bilingual started in mid Sep. 2012.
    You may check for updates relates to courses offered.


  85. Uzma says:

    As Salam u alaikum
    I am from India and would like to join this classes online. Please guide me how to join I am interested in Urdu CIL programme

  86. NI says:

    Please keep checking this site during and after Ramadan, details of new session will be posted in Ramadan or Shawwal.
    You may register online for the course and we will guide you through the process.
    Also. please have a look at the student booklet available under online CIL program


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