Foundations of Faith

One year intensive

This course is designed for those who would like to take a one year break from studies and/or work and spend one year in an intensive (VERY INTENSIVE) course to learn basic knowledge of Islam. After this course students may continue their studies in our Aalimiyyah program.

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” 

Foundations of Faith

When Allah announced to the angels that He was going to create a vicegerent on earth, the angels asked Allah why He would create another type of being. The angels had already observed the jinn creating mischief and spreading evil and were concerned that human beings would do the same. Allah simply stated that He knows of what they know not. After creating the first human being, Allah then taught Adam (Allah bless him and grant him peace) the names of all “things.” Allah created another being to teach us. The ability to learn makes humans Allah’s greatest creation.

This course is designed to teach the essentials of Islam that every Muslim needs in order to live his or her life in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

Foundational Course Overview:

Qur’an: Introduction to the sciences of the Qur’an and its contextual Tafseer for our times, firmly based on classical sources.

Hadith: Introduction to Hadith sciences and commentary of selections from popular Hadith collections, such as Sahih al-Bukhari.

Aqeedah: Islamic belief and theology, with emphasis on Tawheed, Sifaat (attributes) of Allah Most High, and Islamic eschatology.

Fiqh: Islamic jurisprudence relating to purification, salah, zakat, and fasting, with special focus on contemporary issues.

Seerah: Life of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace).

Adab: Introduction to Islamic character and social etiquettes, focusing on developing praiseworthy character traits.

Arabic: Learn the language of the Quran!

Students who graduate from this class will be able to lead communities and if they wish they may continue their studies in our Aalimiyyah Program starting from 2nd year.

IIA has acquired qualified staff dedicated to overseeing our student’s day to day academic progress and making sure they are completing the necessary requirements for the curriculum. Students that need extra help are given time set aside for them during the day per grade level, to review subjects important subjects like math, english, history, and science to ensure they have the skills to perform well.

While online teachers provide academic instruction and guidance, the Learning Coach also provides important support. For example, the Learning Coach:

  • Helps students organize the learning environment
  • Uses provided instructional guides to help students make progress through daily lessons
  • Uses online tools to help students log attendance and manage their schedules
  • Communicates frequently with teachers in order to foster students’ success

Learning Coaches receive support in various ways, from written guides to live online sessions with other Learning Coaches.

Class Schedule
School Calendar Year:

August  20th 2019 – May 14th, 2020

Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM*

Schedule subject to change during Ramadan.

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Islamic Institute of Atlanta offers many payment plans to make it easier for parents to pay the tuition. Collecting tuition is vital for the operation of Islamic Institute of Atlanta. However, tuition should never be an obstacle for Islamic Education, therefore we try provide financial assistance, for more information please go to our financial aid page.


*Payments may be made up front or in 10 monthly installments. All other fees must be paid up front.

Program Tuition
Registration Fee (one-time)$100
Administrative Fee (one-time)$100
Planner and Textbook (one-time)$50
Uniform Fee (minimum 1)$50

This program is opened for both boys and girls.

Minimum Age Limit: 15 years old

Alhamduillah, at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, we receive many applications each year. Each application is carefully evaluated by our Admissions committee.

Step 1:  Applying

To apply at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, one must fill out the online application or print it out and mail it to the school along with a cover letter with brief information about the student.

Step 2: Follow-up

After receiving the application, our admissions office will follow-up. 

Step 3: Interview

After the application is received, you will be contacted regarding an in-person interview.  The Admissions Committee performs a personal interview to determine whether an applicant will experience success at Islamic Institute of Atlanta.

Step 4: Fees / Donation

If everything goes well the applicant will be contacted and if they wish to enroll at Islamic Institute of Atlanta, full payment will be due.  An installment plan and/or financial aid is reserved only for those families who can demonstrate that they cannot afford the payment with the approval of the Admissions Committee.