Find out more about the various components of the Subha Seminary
We are here for you. Below you’ll find a series of FAQs that address a myriad of questions potential students might have about the program. In addition, we have a ‘Contact Us’ form below the FAQs in case you have additional questions.
Everyone. The Seminary offers three flexible learning streams. One can be a self-paced/audit student and take any course, anytime, without evaluation. Or a student may enroll in one of two certification tracks with evaluation requirements. Please see our Prospectus for more details.
The program commitment depends on which stream a student chooses. Overall the time commitment may range between 4 hours per month to 8 hours per week.
Yes, commitment and maturity. Younger students — such as teenagers —who fulfil this criteria may enroll.
There are no mandatory prerequisites. A student may do whichever course he or she likes (if not seeking certification). It is recommended, however, to study the Usul al-Fiqh and Maqasid module in the order suggested.
Yes, many. The Seminary is combination of knowledge, action, fellowship and applied learning. And each field of the four above has multiple ways to realize its objectives. Please see our Prospectus for more details.
Each module contains a summary of decades of study of countless classical and modern texts. The intent of the Seminary is not to restrict the student to one text per course, but for the student to acquire essential knowledge necessary for intellectual and spiritual development in a modern context. That said, many modules will provide core and supplementary readings.
Yes, if you wish to pursue a certification stream, take all the courses and pass the exams.
The fiqh module will likely be taught through one madhhab with select discussion of other views.
Students paying the full tuition price will continue to have access to the recorded classes (through our learning platform though not downloadable) at the close of the academic year for as long as the Seminary exists in an online format.
This on-demand version of the course will not include any admin student support and access to the various live, interactive elements — which will cease at the close of the academic year for which the student has paid for.
You do not have to commit for 5 years. You can benefit from the courses as is convenient and practical for you. In fact, you can make this a life-long journey of knowledge and practice.
They begin in year one, since there are four new modules and new advanced electives within all modules. Suhba Online graduates who enroll in the Seminary’s Honors certificate stream will be taking 10 new courses during year one. They may choose to skip the 4 courses they already took and simply take the evaluation, although we recommend reviewing the material in these courses again as new insight would be provided.
Sunday October 8, 2023
Tentative Core Module dates:
Tazkiya: Oct 9, 2023 – Nov 6, 2023
Usul al-Fiqh: Nov 13, 2023 – Dec 11, 2023
Al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya: Dec 18, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024
Qur’an/Tafsir: Jan 22, 2024 – Feb 19, 2024
Hadith Sciences: Feb 26, 2024 – Mar 25, 2024
’Aqida/Theology: Apr 15, 2024 – May 13, 2024
Inner and Outer Fiqh: May 20, 2024 – June 10, 2024
History, Politics & Culture: May 21, 2024 – June 11, 2024
Applied Seminar dates:
Applied Seminar 1: Oct 14, 2023
Applied Seminar 2: Nov 11, 2023
Applied Seminar 3: Dec 16, 2023
Applied Seminar 4: Jan 20, 2024
Applied Seminar 5: Feb 24, 2024
Applied Seminar 6: Mar 23, 2024
Applied Seminar 7: May 4, 2024
Applied Seminar 8: June 8, 2024
June 15, 2024
Classes will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. However, we are endeavouring to offer most of our classes live with as much interaction as possible.
All classes are recorded and made available on the Suhba Seminary course page for students to watch and review the material at their convenience.
Recorded classes will be posted between 2-3 days after the live class.
Yes, insha’Allah. The program is a blend of in-person and online fellowship. Students living in Istanbul may attend on-site programs of learning if adequate space is secured. Students outside of Istanbul may apply to attend classes during the year. As well, our Prospectus discusses other elements of in-person fellowship that will be offered.
As of August 12, registered students interested in on-site attendance may submit their In-Person Attendance Application Form via the Seminary course page in our learning platform.
October 8th, 2023.
The updated Seminary Application Form now includes the option to request sponsorship, ie: financial aid, here:
Full refunds will be provided to those that request it up until after the first class on October 9th, 2023. No refunds will be provided thereafter.
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Yes. The tuition for the first student registering from a given household is $2,500 USD. Each additional student registering from the same household is an additional $500 USD until a cap of $4,000 USD is reached for 4+ students from a single household.