Each class is taught with the assumption that the student has no prior knowledge about the subject.
CIS strives to provide students with a comprehensive study of a subject, while teaching them how to think critically and academically.
A balanced Islamic education requires areas such as Theology, Islamic Law, History and the Principles of Islamic Law to be studied as separate subjects in order to equip students with the necessary tools to understand and connect with the Qur’an and teachings of the Prophet on a deeper level.
Professionalism is a key component of CIS methodology. Contemporary academic practices are utilized throughout the classes in terms of appearance, style and referencing.
Rather than pushing a particular school of thought in theology or jurisprudence, CIS presents knowledge compliant with mainstream teachings of Islam, while maintaining respect for legitimate differences of opinion. All teachings are based on the Qur’an and the authentic teachings of the Prophet [Sunnah].
CIS aims to focus on practical, beneficial knowledge for Muslims living today, and emphasizes learning the core subject matter in every course, rather than getting caught up over minute or abstract details.
Examinations focus on understanding the subject matter rather than memorizing arbitrary facts and names of people in order to solidify a student’s education.
Each subject will be taught with an aim to inspire and motivate the student to be a better Muslim.
High School and College students who are willing to dedicate time to get a deeper understanding of Islam.
Working professionals who are willing to dedicate their nights/weekends to learning more about Islam.
New Muslims who want to get a comprehensive and balanced understanding of their new faith.
Full time mothers and retired/unemployed individuals who want to make good use of their spare time by taking online classes without having to leave their home.
People of other faiths [or no faith] who are interested in learning about Islam from a Muslim perspective.