JKN Institute Online Alimiyyah Course in English (6 Years)

JKN Institute has more than 2 decades of experience in teaching classical Islamic texts to adults from all backgrounds ranging from the most basic texts in Arabic up to some of the most advanced.

JKN Institute is one of the first Institutes in the UK that developed a curriculum for adults with families, those in full-time employment and with other commitments.

JKN Institute has been continually modifying its course design over the years to suit the needs of its students and to prepare them for wider society.

Online Alimiyyah courses are delivered in English.

We have a two year Islamic Foundation Programme for beginners (Basic Level Islamic Studies), which leads onto the two years Alimiyyah Foundation, where students learn solely from books in Arabic. Students who achieve a good pass at this level can then advance & join our holistic and well-structured Alimiyyah Advanced course in English, which is over two years.

Our Vision

To bring the light of true Islamic knowledge to all, through the medium of traditional learning, publications and audio mediums. To empower Muslims in becoming active Muslim citizens through positive and healthy spiritual, ethical, psychological, physical and academic values.

Online Islamic Courses for Males & Females

1. Online Islamic Foundation (English) – 2 Years ( Sanatain Course – Certificate Awarded after 2 Years)
Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Time (UK GMT): 7:15pm -9:30pm

The Online Islamic Foundation is a two years course for those who are learning about Islam for the first time or those who wish to gain more knowledge of the basics of Islam. The two-years course is designed to teach the essential of Islam and what is demanded of us as Muslims to fulfil our obligations to our Creator and wider society.

2. Alimiyyah Foundation (English) 2 Years

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The first two years of the Alimiyyah Programme (Foundation) have been developed to provide students with the fundamentals of the majority of the sciences they require to be able to tackle advanced and academically demanding classical texts. These two years focus mainly on the competencies of the students to be able to translate and understand Arabic text from challenging books and to gain a holistic understanding of Qu’ran, theology, hadith, Islamic law, Arabic Language and logic.

3. Alimiyyah Advanced (English) 2 Years

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Time: 6:30pm – 10:15pm

The last two years of the Alimiyyah Programme (Advanced) have been developed to provide students with the fundamentals they require to be able to study advanced text.  The course ensures a well-advanced grounding in Islamic knowledge.

JKN Institute Exams and Holidays


2022 TBC



Students are required to have the following books for their studies.

They can be purchased from Al Mu’min Bookshop, 118 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD8 7JF.

Islamic Foundation Year 1-2:

1. Nūrānī Qā’idah, Shaykh Nur Muhammad
2. How well do you know Islām, Mufti Saiful Islam
3. Hadīth for beginners, Mufti Saiful Islam
4. Du’ā for beginners, Mufti Saiful Islam
5. A Day with the Prophet, Mufti Saiful Islam
6. Arabic Grammar for beginners, Mufti Saiful Islam
7. Arabic Morphology for beginners, Mufti Saiful Islam
8. Durūs al-Lughah (vol. 1), Dr. V. Abdur Rahim
9. Durūs al-Lughah (vol. 2), Dr. V. Abdur Rahim
1o. Five Pillars, Mufti Saiful Islam
11. Faith First, Mufti Saiful Islam

Alimiyyah Foundation (English) Year 3
1. Durūs al-Lughah (vol. 3), Dr. V. Abdur Rahim
2. Qasas an-Nabiyyīn (part 2-3), Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
3. Mukhtasar al-Qudūrī (Arabic only), Imam Abul Husain Ahmed al-Quduri
4. Riyādh as-Sālihīn (Arabic only), Imam Nawawi
5. Bayādhī (plain) Qur’ān
6. Hans Wehr Dictionary

Alimiyyah Advanced (English) YEAR 6
1. Sahih al-Bukhari
2. Sahih Muslim
3. Sunan an-Nasai
4. Sunan Abi Dawud
5. Sunan at-Tirmidhi
6. Sunan Ibn Majah

Code of Conduct for LIVE Online Communication

This code of conduct addresses live online interactions between students and their teachers, students and also governs individual actions.

Teachers and students have a shared responsibility to establish and maintain a positive and supportive online learning environment and therefore must:

  • treat any audio or video call as a live lesson environment with the same expectations of appropriate behaviour and interaction as in madrasah;
  • ensure that all communications using JKN Institute forums relate only to the course of study just as in madrasah;
  • be polite and courteous in all communication, whether written or spoken, threatening, obscene or disrespectful language or images, posting or uploading anything inappropriate, off-topic, offensive, abusive or illegal to forums will be addressed in line with JKN Institute disciplinary policies;
  • treat all participants with respect;
  • be on time for all virtual classes;
  • turn off or silence mobile phones during live interactions;
  • dress appropriately, as if attending JKN Institute.
  • choose an appropriate dedicated place for your studies.
  • When streaming video via Zoom make sure your background is not distracting.

    Students also agree:
  • to inform their teacher in advance if they are unable to attend;
  • to address all teachers respectfully.  They are to use the appropriate title (Ustad, Ustadji, Mufti Sahib, Maulana Sahib,  Apa). No other form of address is acceptable;
  • to show a positive commitment to your own development and learning.
  • to show respect for other learners’ development.
  • to mute their microphone unless they want to speak and use the ‘raise hand’ feature until called on by the teacher (this may not be necessary for small classes, but improves the quality of communication for larger groups)
  • to share any concerns about another student with their teacher, and let their tutor know immediately if they feel unsafe in a virtual classroom;
  • not to screenshot participants or record any meetings without the prior agreement of the teacher. Please note that all members of a meeting are automatically notified of any recording and the recording is automatically shared with all participants;
  • not to share via social media, or with anyone other than class members, any recording provided by the teacher.

         Teachers also agree:

  • to continue to provide all lesson materials.
  • to maintain a record of student absence;
  • to report anything of concern to the principal in line with standard JKN Institute procedures;

    Updated March 2021

Online Class Etiquette and Guideline

  • Classes via Zoom are compulsory, and attendance will be registered.
  • We urge the parents to ensure that the students are ready before each session starts.
  • Students should have their required books and stationery on hand.
  • Students should be in the state of wudhu.
  • Students should be dressed in the JKN uniform.
    Male: White jubba/ qamis / white topi. A sweater or waist jacket may be worn over the jubba / qamis. Hair should be kept at one length.
    Female: Black plain jilbab (burqa) with black hijab.
  • Parents with young children (12-16 years old) are required to monitor their child/ren during the startup of each session.
  • The principal has full right to enter Zoom class at any time to monitor the behaviour of the class.
  • All students will have access to their Zoom sessions through their Madrasah provided password.
  • To access the Zoom sessions, Meeting ID and password are needed. These will only be shared with the respective students of that class.
  • Where & when possible, parents have been advised to keep computers, laptops in parts of the house where their children can be monitored to an extent. This will help reduce the risks of children surfing the web or playing games during ‘lesson’ times etc
  • The Madrasah will ensure the host (teacher) is in control of who can control the screen, save the video/chat content.
  • The teachers will mute and unmute all participants, including the camera if and when required.
  • Parents or students are NOT allowed to share the password, any video or picture of the Zoom session with anyone.
  • If you have any concern, please contact Admin via email or if an emergency, JKN Institute telephone number.

JKN Institute Enrolment Procedures

1. All new applicants must pay £50 admission fee when submitting the online application form.

2. Ensure all details are completed accurately when submitting the application form.

3. Application form and admission fee must be submitted online.

4. The applicant/guardian must ensure they keep up to date with termly fees. Details of the termly fees will be provided on the day of admission.

5. Each candidate will be assessed before enrolling in the course. This will determine your suitability for the course.

6.The final deadline of enrolment will be the end of the first term of the new academic year. NO NEW ADMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED THEREAFTER.

7. The termly fee and admission fee paid will be non-refundable.

8. Any student no longer willing to continue with their studies and want to cancel their enrolment must email


Zoom Guidelines

A short guide for Parents and Students Classes will be conducted using Zoom application.

Please ensure that required preparation is made before the classes start.

Zoom Setup and Usage Download and Install Zoom on the device(s) to be used for classes:

– For Desktop download Zoom Client for Meetings: (

– For Android Devices download Zoom Cloud Meetings: ( gs&hl=en_AU)

– For iOS Mobile Devices download Zoom Cloud Meetings: ( Ensure the student has the appropriate setup for having a video class.

This includes: a) A quiet place, so the student can listen to the class.


All new applicants admission fees of £50.00 must be paid along with your online enrolment application. Please bank transfer or Pay via Online. Reference: Name+Admission Online JKN


Year 1 & 2 £400 each year or £100 per term
Year 3 & 4
£800 each year or  £200 per term
Year 5 & 6
£1200 each year or  £300 per term


Term 1 Installment: Monday 6th September 2021
Term 2 Installment: Monday 29th November 2021
Term 3 Installment: Monday 28th February 2022
Term 4 Installment: Monday 23rd May 2022


Course fees can be paid via the following method:
1. Bank Transfer (BACS)
Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen
ACCOUNT NO: 70432180
SORT CODE: 20-11-88
Reference: Name+Class+ Online JKN

2. PayPal Direct
Reference: Name + Class+ Online JKN

Online Alimiyyah Course Application Form

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Meet the Online Course Team

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Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām
Founder / Teacher

Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām born in 1974 is a traditionally trained scholar. He memorised the Holy Qur’ān at the age of 13. He studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences at Dārul Uloom, Bury, UK, under many auspicious scholars notably, Shaykh Muhammad Yūsuf Motala. There he received authorisations in various books including the six major books of Ahādeeth. He studied Iftā under one of the senior Muftis in the UK, Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad.

In 1996 Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām established Jāmiah Khātamun Nabiyeen (JKN). Today, JKN has accelerated to become recognised worldwide as an institute of learning. As well as the Founder, Principal and Director of JKN, Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām took up responsibilities in many other departments locally, nationally and internationally.

He is the Editor of the famous family magazine Al-Mu’min. He currently holds the posts as the President of Tawak’kulia Jāmi Masjid in Bradford and Chairperson of Al-Kawthar Welfare Foundation. He is also the Patron of Al-Mu’min Primary School and Olive Secondary Schools in Bradford. Detailed biography about the Shaykh can be found in Ask A Mufti Vol 1.

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Mufti Abdul Waheed
JKN Teacher

Mufti Abdul Waheed undertook his Dars-e-Nizami course in Darul-Uloom Bury, where he graduated as a scholar in 2004. A recognised Islamic institute, he was taught advanced Islamic disciplines consisting of Islamic Law, theology, Arabic language, Usul al-fiqh, Usul al-tafsir, Usul al-hadith, Hanafi Fiqh, Tafsir, laws of inheritance and a study of the six main canonical books of Hadith. Amongst many of his respected teachers, he undertook advanced level of Islamic learning of Hadeeth, Tafseer and fiqh under the tutelage of Shaykhul Hadeeth Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahib, Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Patel Sahib, Shaykh Abdur Raheem Limbada Sahib and Shaykh Sufi Tahir Sahib. In 2005 he furthered his studies in the same institute to specialise in Fiqh and Usool-Fiqh known as the Ifta course during which, he received intensive training in solving complex contemporary juristic issues and textual interpretation of traditional Hanafi manual scripts under the tutelage and supervision of Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Sahib and Shaykh Sufi Tahir Sahib.  After the completion of the ifta course, in 2006 he pursued the courage of committing the Holy Qur’an to memory and successfully completed it in two years. He travels overseas regularly to lead the Taraweeh prayer, mainly California USA. Thereafter, he enrolled at Bradford University in which he studied various modules related to social science such as sociology, psychology, racism within society, critical thinking and also comparative religion.

He regularly contributes his Fatawas and articles related to marital relationship in the Bi-monthly Al-Mumin magazine edited by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām Sāhib. His particular interests lie in Usool-ul-fiqh, its historical development, how it is used as an interpretive model for the Shari’ah sources, jurisprudence related to Muslim minorities and UK Family law particularly marriage and divorce laws. His current research lies in legal analysis of development of Shariah Councils and its effect in Non-Muslim polity.

At present, he lectures in, Tafsir (Jalalain), Fiqh (Hidayah), Usool-ul-fiqh (Usool Shashi), Arabic syntax and Islamic research (Buhooth al-Islamiyyah) at Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyyeen (JKN). In the same institute he lectures and co-ordinates the Takhassus fil fiqh course, 3 years part time of specialisation in fiqh training students in Ifta.

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Mufti Siraj Uddin
JKN Teacher

Mufti Siraj began his preliminary Islamic education in Oxford, his birthplace, under the tutelage of Shaykh Maulana Asghar Hussain, who was the senior most scholar in Oxford at the time. Upon his advice and under his care, Mufti Siraj progressed from maktab and started his hifz, which became the first Hifz class in Oxford at the time. After completing the memorisation of the glorious Quran, he enrolled at the Oxford & Cherwell Valley College. During this period, Shaykh Maulana Asghar Hussain strongly encouraged him to further his studies in the Arabic and Islamic sciences, and also wrote a reference letter for his application.

Within his first year at college, Mufti Siraj was offered a place at Darul Uloom, Bury. So, the next year he left his college studies and undertook the Alimiyyah programme instead, in which he studied Arabic, Tafsīr, Hadīth, Fiqh, and other subjects. His passion for books led him to take the librarian position at the Darul Uloom, where he was responsible for managing and building the student library resources. After graduating in 2012, he enrolled onto a post-graduate course to specialise in Islamic Jurisprudence in the same institution, which he completed in 2014.

Mufti Siraj has received ijāzah for Sahīh al-Bukhārī from his late teacher Shaykh Yūsuf Motālā (ra) and the late Hadith erudite of India, Shaykh Yūnus Jawnpūrī (ra). Additionally, he attended advanced courses on Hadīth, Fiqh, and Islamic Economics with Shaykh Dr Abdullāh ibn Yūsuf al-Judai’, one of the leading scholars of our time and the president of the European Council for Fatwā and Research, under whom he had the privilege to study the Shaykh’s own books on ‘ulūm al-Hadith and comparative usūl al-Fiqh.

Since graduation, Mufti Siraj has served as a teacher in many Islamic institutions in the north of England, delivering courses on Islamic essentials and lecturing on many classical works in the Islamic sciences. In addition to his ongoing research, writing, and fatāwā work, Mufti Siraj is currently developing a comprehensive post-maktab syllabus while also enhancing the maktab and ‘ālimiyyah curriculums in English, all under the instruction, guidance, and supervision of Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām.


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Mufti Muzakkir Ali
JKN Teacher

Muzakkir Ali was born in Oldham, England. He memorised the Holy Qur’an at the age of 10 and then went on to study the traditional Dars-E-Nizami curriculum at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda in Blackburn, UK.

Amongst his teachers are Mufti Abdus Samad Ahmed, Mufti Inayatullah Patel, Mufti Ikramul Haq (Son of the great Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Islamul Haq), and Mufti Muhammad Faruq (Author of A woman’s guide to hajj and Umrah, and The Mas’ala of Hurmate Musaaharat).

After graduating from Jamiah, he further went on to specialize in Ifta Under the guidance of Mufti Ikramul Haq Sahib who is the Head of the Takhassus Fil Fiqh department at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda.

Currently, he is serving as the Imam and resident Mufti of Masjid E Hamzah, in Ashton-under-Lyne.

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Mufti Habib Ahmed
JKN Teacher

Mufti Habib Ahmed is from Glasgow, Scotland. He is a graduate of Darul Uloom, Bury. He has received ijāzah in Hadīth from Shaykh Yusuf Motālā (ra), Shaykh Yūnus Jawnpūrī (ra), Mufti Shabbīr Ahmed and others.


Apa Sahla
JKN Teacher

Apa Sahla is a graduate of the JKN Alimiyyah Course in the English medium. She has a background in teaching having completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years with the Open University. Apa Sahla has a wealth of over 20 years of experience in teaching, in both Islamic and secular settings, onsite and online, including madrasahs, maktabs, private tuition, nurseries and primary schools. She has worked with all age groups from early years all the way up to adults. She is currently a senior manager and teacher of the Alimiyyah Course at Zaytun Institute in Leeds.


Apa Shaheda
JKN Teacher
Apa Shaheda plays many key roles within the JKN institute. After deciding against pursuing a career in Law, she studied and graduated from the JKN Institute in 2012. She is a Speaker, an Event Co-Ordinator and a Mentor. She is a Senior Teacher of Ahadith, Tasfeer Jalalain and Laws of Inheritance for the Sisters Alimiya Course at JKN. She plans and orchestrates The JKN Children’s Programs, Sisters’  Gatherings and the Annual Community Fundraising Fundays. She is also the proprietress of a local Tuition Centre and is the founder of  Imanbox.