Islamic Essentials Course

This two-year Islamic course is specifically designed for brothers and sisters wishing to study core Islamic subjects. Delivered in English, this comprehensive course will equip mature students with knowledge and deep understanding of Islam.

The course content has been carefully selected so that key topics are studied and essential subjects covered in a short period of time. The course will be delivered once a week for 1 ½ hours.

Lessons are delivered in English and will cover the study of the following subjects:

• Translation and Commentary of the Holy Qur’an
• Study of Fiqh
• Understanding of Aqaaid and Beliefs

On completion of this course students will have attained a sound understanding of the core tenets of Islam, which will equip them to meet the challenges of modern-day life as a Muslim without compromising their religion.

The course will help Muslim brothers and Sisters to learn about Islam from a foundation level to a higher level providing them with knowledge and understanding of Islam. This will enable students to conduct their life in accordance with the commands of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet ﷺ

We understand the demands of modern life and the busy lifestyle we live so we have deliberately kept lessons short but focused and rich but not overwhelming, ensuring that only very limited study outside of lessons is required.

By the end of the course students will have the satisfaction of practicing their Deen with the knowledge from the Qur’an and the Sunnah together with the ability to understand and translate parts of the Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic Hadith from Arabic.

Course Outline – see Full course overview document for detail.

Who is the Target Audience for this Course?

This course is ideal for brothers and sisters who wish to acquaint themselves with the foundations of Islamic studies. It is an opportunity for students who have completed the Maktab syllabus and wish to progress further in learning Islamic studies.

Course Details

Classes will take place on Wednesdays

  • 9:30am -11am for sisters only
  • 7:30pm – 9pm for brothers & sisters

Duration of Course

  • 2 years of study.
  • This course runs during school term times only.
  • The academic year will commence in September and end in July.

Course Start Date

Wednesday 6th September 2023


Greenbank Masjid, Greenbank Road, BS5 6HE


Madrasa will remain closed during school term holidays, special Islamic days and on public holidays. A full list of holidays will be made available on commencement of the course.

Course Fees

Payment will be expected as follows:

  • The annual course fee is £200 per student

Teaching Method

Teachers will work through the study books with students and explain to them concepts and theories. Learning will be supported by an open environment for questions, answers and material handouts.

To enrol

Registration has now closed, please contact Maulana Hamzah (details below) if you have any queries / would like to register your interest.

Further information

Please contact Maulana Hamzah Varachhia at Greenbank Masjid on Mobile (whatsapp or text): 07552363848 or email:

Note: please allow up to 24hrs on weekdays for a response.

Sisters Quran Recitation Course

The first step to developing a strong, unshakable relationship with the Book of Allāh is learning how to recite it properly. This is achieved by firstly building a firm foundation by way of studying Qāʿidah.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Such a person who recites the Qur’an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur’an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.”

Join our qualified, female teacher; Ustaadha Umme Talha in a focused, dedicated class of 8 students to reach this goal.

This course is not only aimed towards teaching you the steps to reciting the Qur’an but also instilling love for the Qur’an and Sunnah in your hearts.

What you will learn:

  • Ability to learn Arabic with ease and confidence
  • Correct pronunciation of the Arabic alphabet
  • Recognition of its letters
  • Recognition of its vowels
  • Love for the Qur’an

Course details:

  • Wednesdays 10am – 11am (5 week course)
  • Starting Wednesday 5 July 2023
  • Course price: £20

Hajj course

Introducing the Weekly Hajj Course: Unlocking the Spiritual Journey

Study the spiritual and practical method of Hajj in an interactive course with Shaikh Hamzah at Greenbank Masjid.

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and fardh upon every sane Muslim adult who has the ability to perform Hajj.

Allah Most High says,
‎وَلِلّٰهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الۡبَيۡتِ مَنِ اسۡتَطَاعَ اِلَيۡهِ سَبِيۡلًا ؕ
‎وَمَنۡ كَفَرَ فَاِنَّ اللّٰهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنِ الۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ‏

Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to Allah by all who can make their way to it. As for those who refuse to follow His command, surely Allah does not stand in need of anything.

Quran 3:97

For most of us, performing Hajj is a once in a lifetime opportunity

The importance of Hajj and the fact that we might only get one shot at it makes it even more crucial that we get Hajj right.

When: Every Monday after Maghrib

Where: Greenbank Masjid, Castle Green Building, Greenbank Road, Bristol, BS5 6HE

Brothers only

Last 10 night programme – Ramadhan 2023

Join us as we start seeking the greatest night of the year!

🌙🌙 The Last TEN Night Programmes 🌙🌙

Qiyam, Rememberance and Reminders with Sheikh Rizwaan and Sheikh Hamzah

EVERY NIGHT After Esha / Taraweeh (9.50pm)

For Brothers and Sisters

🕌 Greenbank Masjid, Greenbank Road, Bristol, BS5 6HE

Improve your performance in what is left (of time) and you will be forgiven for that which has already passed.

Hasan Al Basri

Practical skills of Quran reflection (sisters)

✨ QI Learning in cooperation with Greenbank Masjid is pleased to announce free 6hrs course about the practical skills of Quran reflection for sisters only.

🌙 The course will generally cover the the following key points :

▪️The main topics of the Quran & how to identify the themes of each Surah.

▪️Recognizing particular topics throughout different surahs in order to make a purposeful Quran reciting “Khatma”

▪️The rules of Arabic literature and how it impacts the understanding of themes in the Qur’an and applying it in our lives.

▪️How the Prophet (SAW) interacted with the Qur’an and turned it into a lifestyle.

Dates and times
⏰ Free 6hrs course over 3 days:

  • Mon 6th March [11-1pm] .
    Mon13th March [11-1pm] .
    Mon 20th March [11-1pm] .

Note: The course will be delivered in Arabic.