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.