Online: Classical Islamic Learning – Bilingual 2013-14

Course design and aim:

CIL is a 5 year alimah course designed to introduce women to the classical methodology of Islamic knowledge and scholarship through a modern educational approach.

The philosophy of the CIL 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, the CIL highlights the importance of spiritual purification (tazkiyah) and inner reform (islah).

CIL Subjects include Quran, Hadith, Islamic law (fiqh), Islamic scholarly tradition, Tajweed, Arabic grammar and language.

Also included in the couse: Learning Management System to facilitate online learning, monthly circles, interactive student discussion forums, course recordings, an e-classroom equipped with an interactive whiteboard, live student-teacher chat and more.


Classes will meet Monday-Thursday 5:00-8:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time). A detailed academic calendar will be shared in the introductory session.

Who should consider:

+ Students residing in Pakistan who cannot join our regular onsite classes because of time or transport or if Zaynab Academy does not offer courses in your city/area.

+ Students who understand and read English and Urdu.

Important dates you need to know:

Last date to register: Sept. 21, 2013, 9:00 PM PST  Convert to your time zone

Introductory session* Sept. 23, 2013, 7:00 – 8:00 PM PST Convert to your time zone

Classes begin: Sept. 24, 2013

*Introductory session will welcome you on board,  introduce you to LMS, go through the course information booklet (will be made available for download after registration), course schedule, academic calendar, and address any questions you may have. You can also consider it a demo class which will  let you experience an online learning environment. It will help you estimate any changes you may need to make in your current internet setup and speed.

Unsure whether this course is for you or got a question?

Please email the Student Support Center of CIL Bilingual and we would be very pleased to assist you.




  1. Kiran Kalam says:

    what are the timings of bilingual course?

  2. sana says:

    asalamwalikum wrb
    Do the students get books?
    walikumasalam wrb

  3. NI says:

    Yes, they do

  4. Mrs moeen says:

    Are you offering any online classes for USA residents, if so please provide the details and person to contact.

  5. fizzah says:

    salaam is there any recording policy or class recordings for those who may not be able to take entire session classes at given class timings?

  6. sana says:

    Assalaam o Alaikum wr wb,

    Is there any A-4 brochure for this program which we can distribute among our friends/community.

    Jazakumullah khayr.


  7. umm-e-ibrahim says:

    salam kia iss bilingual course mn aap wifaqulmadaris ka course nai parhaen gay?jo k ab 6years ka ho gaya he?
    aur kia iss course k participents wifaqulmadaris ka exam nai de sakain gay?

  8. nousheen says:

    Asalam alaikum
    Can you tell me about Quran program in Foundation course and Quran program that’s offered separately? Are both the same?
    Can I do registration for more than one course online like foundation and CIL?


    nousheen faiz

  9. Aisha says:

    Online CIL English and Onsite CIL both are 3 year programs can you please clarify why is Bilingual CIL a 5 yr program

  10. NI says:


    Please use Student Support Center Link mentioned above as well for any query

  11. NI says:


    Please use Student Support Center link mentioned above as well for any query regarding course

  12. NI says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Please use Student Support Center link mentioned above as well for any query regarding course

  13. NI says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Please use Student Support Center link mentioned above as well for any query regarding course

  14. How to apply for registration of 5 year course
    as I have done 1st year need to register in 2nd year?

  15. NI says:

    Please register using the link provided in the post above. You can provide this information in registration form.

  16. NI says:

    Walaikum Salaam

    Both are same. Yes, you can apply for multiple programs


  17. Ifrah says:

    Salam. I don’t see a hyper link on this page to sign up for the course. Kindly direct. Thanks

  18. sana says:

    asalamwalikum wrb,
    do the students have to pay monthly fees?
    and about the books should the student buy them from the shops or download them and study them online?
    walikumasalam wrb

  19. NI says:

    Walaikum salaam

    There is no fee for the course. Students can buy books them-self or book an order with ZA. Ebooks of most but not all will be available. If you are in Pakistan, you should study from book(hard copy).

  20. umm ahmad says:

    The class timings for the online CIL are mentioned as 5-8pm which converted in US times is from 4-7Am.
    I am very much interested in this class, but there is clash with office and school timings in the morning, kindly reconsider the class timing and let me know ASAP if there is a flexibility so that students from outside Pakistan can also avail this learning opportunity,InshaAllah.
    JazakAllah khair.

  21. Maham Tabassum says:

    Salam wr wb,

    It would be very helpful if you could give us a date by which we should expect to receive confirmations for the online bilingual CIL registration. I applied more than a week ago and haven’t heard anything. Just wondering if something went wrong and I should fill in the registration form again?

    Jazakumullah khayr!

  22. H Z says:

    wassalam wr wb. InshaAllah you will receive confirmations before 25th September, you don’t have to register again.

  23. NI says:

    Please apply for the course, the timings mostly will not change but we will see for a possibility to accomodate you

  24. Hiba says:

    What’s the fee?

  25. NI says:


    This is a free of cost course. You have to purchase books only & get hold of good internet connection

    was salaam

  26. ummahmad says:

    Are you related or a branch of Zaynab Centre.
    If so what is the connection.

  27. Nazish Haider says:

    Assalam u Alaikum,
    I live in Canada and have registered for the course. I have the same problem as umme ahmed i.e. the timings do not suit me. Kindly consider providing recordings for the course if the course timings cannot be changed.
    Jazakumullah u Khair.

  28. H Z says:

    wa alaykum assalam wr wb
    For genuine reasons, recording access can be provided but student has to complete their listening assignment within a given time period

  29. Mariam says:

    What exactly does bilingual means? Are books in Urdu or lectures in Urdu?
    Can i transfer from online English CIL to this program ? As timings really suits me,5-8pm Pak time.

    Please do reply as I emailed support centre but haven’t got any reply yet.

    JazakaAllahkhairan, eagerly waiting for reply

  30. NI says:

    Bilingual means lecture mode can be a mix of Urdu and English. Exams however, will be in urdu only.
    Please register for the program asap and inform ZAO about your decision, if you are planning to shift to bilingual program.


  31. Mahwish Farhan says:

    I want to tell that I wont be able to listen on these timings so can you allow me to listen recordings of the letures?

  32. mariam says:

    Assalam Alaikum,

    JazakAllah for quick reply, I’ve just few more questions:

    exams are online? once per year?the books are in urdu as well?

    and the timing slot would remain same as mentioned here i.e. 5-8pm?

  33. Almas says:

    I have applied for this course but did not get any reply!

  34. NI says:

    WE have two application from you, you will be contacted for further details soon. Check Junk mail for form submission confirmation emails.


  35. NI says:

    Walaikum salaam
    Exams are online but annual exams can be onsite. There will be some internal term exams or a Trimester system before the Finals. Books are available in English and Urdu both. Students will be tested in urdu language only.
    There is a possibility that time-slot might change but not a significant change.


  36. NI says:

    Please contact on support contact provide above in the course details for such scenario.


  37. Sana says:

    Can you please tell me what website or software we will need to listen to it. I have received the confirmation mail but haven’t got a username or password yet or instructions on how to login. JazakAllah

  38. NI says:

    We have sent you the details, kindly go through the details in email.
    We will not provide you login credentials, students will be creating these on mentioned applications.

    was salaam

  39. Ayesha says:

    I have applied for the course on 18th Sep and have not received info yet. Now registration has closed. Please advise.

  40. NI says:

    Unfortunately, we couldn’t find your registration in our system. Please register again and we will send you the enrollments details

  41. Tehmina Kiran says:

    Asslam o Alaikam!!

    I want to register myself for Quran course 5 years or 2 years depending on availability plus tajweed?? Please guide me in this regard..

  42. Z.A. Support says:

    walikumassalam WRWB, Tehmina please see our Qur’an Program, its a two year course with Tajweed. This course is available Bilingual (Urdu and English) on the venues. we also offer an online Qur’an Course in English. For more details on the online course please see

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