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.
WHO CAN APPLY:
* 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.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)
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
* 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.