Lahore: Foundations – Short Courses

Short Courses for Women

Foundations in classical Islamic learning and spirituality is a series of short courses designed by Zaynab Academy to meet the needs of students, young professionals and other busy women who want to progress in their Islamic Knowledge and spiritual development. Classes are held once a week and cover introductory subjects on Quran, Hadith, Taharat, Salat, contemporary issues, women’s’ issues, scholarly tradition, and spiritual development. Students have the option to take as many courses as their schedules allow.These short courses cater to those who are unable to commit a greater amount of time to their Islamic learning. The weekly session this term, includes the following two modules :


1. Islamic Spirituality: What’s Bid’ah and What’s Not

v Duration: 4 Weeks

v  Class Duration: 60 Min.

Module Description:

Referred to as “tazkiyah” in the Quran and as “ihsān” in the Sunnah, this course introduces the history, theory and practice of the discipline of Islamic spirituality and speaks about its basis in the Quran and Sunnah. It looks at the formal development of this Prophetic Legacy, which focuses on purification of the heart and inner reform, and introduces its goal, objectives and practices. The course then focuses on addressing some popular misconceptions regarding this tradition. Questions addressed include:

  • Are different methods of doing dhikar a bid’ah?
  • What is the Islamic basis of having a spiritual Mentor (a shaykh) and should there be mediators between us and Allah Ta’ala?
  • What is bay’a?
  • What do the terms tazkiyah and tasawwuf mean and are they anything other than Islam?
  • What about aberrant practices that lie outside the Shariah?
  • Understand what is bid’ah and what is not. Differentiate between Islamic spirituality and un-islamicspirituality. Let the tradition speak for itself.

2. Spiritual Refreshers: Weekly Talks

v  Duration: 60 Minutes

Module Description:

Join us for short spiritually rejuvenating talks every week to strengthen our Iman, grow spiritually, and draw closer to Allah (swt).


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Venue: GULBERG III, 6 A H-block (Hafeez Ahmad Taj Begum Trust)

Starting: Thursday, October 16. 2014
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 11 AM – 1:00 PM (Morning Section)    |   5:45 PM – 8.00 PM (Evening Section)
Contact: 0334-9938789


Venue: 154 – B, Street 7, Phase 5, DHA

Starting: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Day:  Every Wednesday
Time: 4.00 PM – 6.00PM
Contact: 0321-4112323 | 0335-4545073


Venue : Wapda Town Lahore

Starting: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Days: Every Saturday (once a week)
Time: 5:00 – 6:45 PM
Venue: House number 177-A,  Block H-1, Wapda Town.
Contact: 0332-4434298

Venue: House 15, Eden Defence Villas, Nishat Colony (Near DHA Block A)

Starting: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Days: Every Saturday
Time: 4.00 PM – 6.30 PM
Contact: 0302-4086410 | 0321-4112323



Venue 1: House # 27, 3rd Gizri Street,  Phase IV,  DHA.

Starting: TBA, 2014
Day: Every Saturday (once a week)
Time:  4:30 -6:45 PM
Contact: 0335-2269695


VENUE 2: 32, Bangalore Town, Muhammad Ali Society

Starting: TBA, 2014
Day: Every Saturday (once a week)
Time:  4:30 -6:45 PM
Contact: 0321-2067980



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More About Foundations:

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of courses, weekend intensives and workshops on topics of relevance for Muslim women.

Upcoming courses include:

  • “Positive Parenting”,
  • “Islamic Beliefs and Theology”, and
  • “Women and Gender in Islam”.

Previous courses include:

  • “Selected Surahs from Qur’an and Hadith”,
  • “Fundamentals of Islamic Law” (purity, prayer, fasting, marriage, divorce),
  • “The 99 Names of Allah”, “Seerah of The Prophet (saw)”,
  • “Islamic History”,
  • “Selected Works of Imam al-Ghazali”, and
  • “Romance and Marriage in Islam”.

All subjects are presented in a manner that is easy to comprehend and practical to implement in one’s life.


  1. Maria says:

    Asalam o alikum,
    I want to know the duration of a short course? Or May I do it online? Please reply.

    Jazak Allah

  2. ZA Support says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    For Online Foundation courses, please check
    Course duration will be between 1 Week and 3 Months

    was salaam

  3. noshin says:

    Is there any fee for joining foundation courses? Or any registration needed? If needed,thn what is the procedure of registration?

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