Hawza Study

Through the traditional teachings of the Islamic Disciplines, the Hawza Study provides students with an in depth understanding of the vast Islamic Sciences whilst also enabling them to tackle contemporary issues and challenges faced by Muslims in the West. In addition to studying the academic theories about Islam, students will also become acquainted with scholarly debates going on within Islam and how these shape Islam’s future.

Self-development of students is a key area of focus at the Hawza and under the guidance of its learned scholars, we strive to create an environment to foster spiritual growth.

Full-time Programme

Students undertaking the full-time programme are expected to attend 16+ hours per week of classes for the 16-week semester.
Students who undertake the full-time programme are exempt from paying any fees, in addition to having sponsorship opportunities available to them and accommodation for those from outside London.

Part-time Programme

Students undertaking the part-time programme can customize their study but require a minimum attendance of 6 hours per week of classes for the 16 week semester.
Students who undertake a part-time programme with 12 hours or more a week, are exempt from paying any fees.
Those undertaking a part-time programme of between 6-11 hours a week, are expected to pay a £60 registration fee, in addition to module fees of £100 per module per semester.

  • Completion of a miniumum of A-Level education or equivalent.
  • The completed online application form for enrolling at the Hawza Ilmiyya of England.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a qualified Shi’a Muslim scholar or a Shi’i Islamic organisation attesting to the applicant’s religious faith, character, and integrity.
  • Educational certificate(s) attesting to the applicant’s academic abilities.
  • A Personal Interview
Module Unit Module Unit
Arabic Morphology 10 Qur’anic Sciences 2
Arabic Syntax 16 Approaches to Exegesis 2
Arabic Rhetoric 2 Thematic Exegesis 4
Tajwid and Recitation of the Qur’an 2 Sequential Exegesis 4
Islamic Laws (Ahkam) 4 Islamic Theology 14
Demonstrative Jurisprudence 20 Theological Schools in Islam 2
Principles of Jurisprudence 20 Islamic History 6
Biographical and Narrative Studies 4 Islamic Ethics and Spirituality 8
Logic 6 Methodology of Research and Teaching 2
Islamic Philosophy 10 Introduction to Hadith Sources 2
Introduction to Mysticism 2 Moral Philosophy 2
Methods of Tabligh 2 Introduction to Fiqh and Usul 2