Islamiyat Program

This program caters to persons who want to know they are doing the right thing and comply with Islam while they live their best lives. No prior knowledge of Islam is required – we start from the basics.

Our Islamiyat program is designed to cover the authentic principles, practices and and culture of Islam. You can be assured of safeguarding yourself and your family in Islamic knowledge and practice. This course seeks to ensure you are adhering to the core tenets of true Islam, without the spin, compromise or hardline interpretations that lead us to shirk or extremism.

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  • New Muslims or persons with little or no prior exposure to Islamic studies
  • Persons seeking to formalise their study of Islam
  • Business owners, working professionals and students wanting to learn Islam in a convenient, accessible manner
  • Anyone wanting to learn unbaised Islam, and the principle, practices and culture of this global community.

To be a good practicing Muslim, there are a few core beliefs, practices and skills that are required. Our aim is that you achieve the following in your course of study:

  • Learn to read the Quran with Tajweed, and memorise parts to fulfill your obligations
  • Learn of Islamic practices to correctly guide your conduct and that of your family
  • Learn the core principles and concepts of Tawheed
  • Learn about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) – his life and his significance
  • Explore the history of Muslim civilization and contributions to human development
  • Complete reading the entire Quran over the course of study
  • Learn about the required, recommended and disliked acts relating to everyday life in society
  • Understand the various Muslim groups, their sources of reference and basis for differences in Muslim majority and minority contexts
  • Explore messages and meaning of various chapters of the Holy Quran
  • Explore the various aspects of Islam relating to Marriage and the Family, interaction with different groups and institutions within the community, death and barzak, and more

On this program you will attend 5 classes in a 3-hour period. Subjects vary each term, but are organised into 5 subject areas:

  • Islamic Beliefs & Practices: Intellectual, Physical & Spiritual
  • Seerah, Islamic History & Muslim Diversity
  • Reading the Quran: Reading Arabic & Tajweed (pronunciation)
  • Tafseer: Understanding Interpretation of the Quran
  • Fiqh: (Jurisprudence) Covering the fundamental pillars of Islam, and the adab (conduct) we Muslims are guided to inculcate in dealing with live events and various stakeholders.

Refer to the following program schematic:

Overview of the 2-year Islamiyat Program

This program is covered over 2 years of part-time study.

The program intakes students every September. Post-Covid, spaces are limited, so please register early

Classes are scheduled every Saturday morning from 9 am – 12 noon.

Face-times with teachers are 40 minutes duration each, and complemented by all required texts and learning materials – free of charge.

Classes are delivered online, using Zoom for live classes and supported by a robust elearning management platform for general student access.


You can register online for the Islamiyat Program at the MAI – click here for more: Register

“I found out about Markaz Al Ihsaan classes from my Imam who had highly recommended these classes. 
As part of my desire to learn more about my religion I started these classes. The subjects were presented in such a skillful way that learning was made enjoyable and easy, even learning to read Arabic. 
These classes had a profound impact on me as knowledge brought imaan and imaan made it easier for me to better practice this great religion. With knowledge I now feel more confident to deal with the challenges of life, I feel closer to my creator and more prepared for the day when I would meet with him. 
This has been a life changing experience for me and I sincerely recommend it for all my love ones and members of the Muslim community of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Mr. U. Khan (41 years)