On Monday 3 September 2018, under the direction of the founder and principal of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, the new academic year 2018-19 began at Jamia Al-Karam, marking the beginning of the 34th consecutive year of education, training and nurturing of Jamia Al-Karam.
An inaugural assembly took place in which Shaykh Pirzada delivered his opening discourse to the students of the institution and initiated the first lesson for the new students. With prayers seeking blessings and mercies from Almighty Allah, the year has now commenced aiming to delve deep into the ocean of knowledge and wisdom emanating from the Qur’an and the Sublime Messenger Muhammad (upon him be peace).
This year saw the beginning of three special programmes of study that are based upon the time-tested acclaimed Dars Nizami curriculum:
1. Foundation Diploma in Islamic Sciences & Classical Arabic (FDIS – 3 years);
2. Advanced Diploma in Islamic Sciences & Traditional Scholarship (ADIS with Ijazah – 2 years); and
3. Higher Diploma of Specialisation in Islamic Law (al-Takhassus – 1 year).
17 male and female students have started in year 1 studying Imdad al-Sarf, Tasrif al-Zanjani, Imdad al-Nahw, Sharh Mi’at ‘Amil, Islamic Way of Worship, Khulasat al-Kaydani, Sirat Diya’ al-Nabi, Tuhfat al-Atfal, al-Muntakhabat al-Imdadiyyah, and more.
21 male and female students have started in year 2 studying Diya’ al-Khawas, Hidayat al-Nahw, Imdad al-Fiqh fi’l-‘Ibadat, Usul al-Shashi, Isaghuji, Mufid al-Talibin, Taysir Mustalah al-Hadith, Sirat Diya’ al-Nabi, and more.
16 male and female students have started in year 3 studying al-Kafiyah, Mukhtasar al-Quduri, Sharh al-Wiqayah, al-Mirqat, Nur al-Anwar fi Sharh al-Manar, Ta’lim al-Muta’allim, al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah, Jawharat al-Tawhid, Sharh Nukhbat al-Fikr, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Sirat Diya’ al-Nabi, and more.
8 male and female students have started and during their course will be studying al-Muntakhab al-Husami, al-Hidayah, Sharh al-Tahdhib, Sharh al-‘Aqa’id al-Nasafiyyah, al-Rashidiyyah, Talkhis al-Miftah, Sunnat Khayr al-Anam, Sahih al-Bukhari, Musallam al-Thubut, Tafsir al-Baydawi, Min ‘Aqa’id Ahl al-Sunnah, Sharh Mulla Jami, Sharh al-Risalah al-Shamsiyyah, al-Sirajiyyah fi’l-Fara’id, Sharh ‘Uqud Rasm al-Mufti, Mukhtasar al-Ma’ani, Orientalism, and more.
HIGHER DIPLOMA OF AL-TAKHASSUS:
11 male and female students have started this new specialist course studying Ajla al-I’lam, al-Fadl al-Mawhibi, al-Talwih wa’l-Tawdih, al-Mu’taqad al-Muntaqad, al-Madhahib al-Fiqhiyyah, al-Ashbah wa’l-Naza’ir and al-Qawa’id al-Fiqhiyyah, al-Qadayah al-Mu’asarah, Fatawa Studies (al-Hindiyyah, Radd al-Muhtar, Fatawa Ridawiyyah), al-Tashri’ wa Tarikh al-Fiqh al-Islami, Maqasid al-Shari’ah, al-Qada’ wa’l-Tahkim, and more.
May Almighty Allah grant all students, teachers and the institution success in their endeavours and in continuing the transmission of sound knowledge from one generation to the next. Amin.