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ALI-314: Inner Realities of Laylatul Qadr In this one hour webinar, we will inshāAllāh explore some insights into the Night of Power based... Read more
ALI-312: Rules of Fasting in the month of Ramadan This webinar will cover essential rules and frequently asked questions about responsibilities... Read more
ALI-309: The Whispered Prayers of Sahifa Sajjadiyyah (For ladies only) Closeness to Allah is expressed through personal and intimate conversations with Him. This course... Read more
ALI Spring 2015 Term PDF version of the flyer is available here. Registration for the Onsite courses and Quran... Read more
ALI-287: Intro to Quranic Arabic, Level 1 This course is designed for learners who are interested in reading the Qur’an with accuracy and... Read more


The Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) is a registered charity committed to teaching and explaining the religious tenets, history and practices of Islam according to the Shi‘ah Ithna ‘Ashari school of thought.

Mission Statement

Religious education is an important goal of the Muslim community. Weekend Madrasahs (religious institutions) and Majaalis (gatherings during religious occasions) have played an important role in this task, but a different approach is required for more serious learning through the adult years. Youths and adults need to refresh their Islamic knowledge and inspire themselves on a regular basis.

A.L.I. aims to fulfill this niche through learning that is more structured and serious than that derived through monologue lecturing, but which does not require a long term commitment of time - a short commodity in today’s modern times. Thus A.L.I. conducts classroom based and Distant Learning short courses on various Islamic subjects and furthers Islamic education in the community through publications, retreats, and periodical newsletters.

Browse through the website for information on the services that ALI offers.

  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects
  • Publications - Books and software applications about Islamic topics
  • Retreats - A combination of Islamic teachings and fun
  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects
  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects

Hadith

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): العِلمُ رَأسُ الخَيرِ كُلِّهِ ، والجَهلُ رَأسُ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ
The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Knowledge is the root of all good whereas ignorance is the root of all evil.'