What is Suhba Online?

Suhba Online is an 8-month long interactive Islamic curriculum of study, practice and fellowship (based on the acclaimed Suhba Fellowship Program).

Developed by Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui, this unique program consists of three essential, interrelated components: ‘Ilm (Islamic knowledge), akhlaq and amal (character refinement and spiritual practice), and suhba (fellowship).

Beginner, intermediate and advanced students of Islamic knowledge will find the program intellectually stimulating, spiritually inspiring, relevant, practical, and life-transforming, InshAllah.

The Curriculum

The curriculum is the core of Al-Madina Institute’s renowned one-year intensive Suhba Fellowship Program in Istanbul, which has over 300 graduates from all over the world. Suhba Online intends to bring the experience of the Suhba Fellowship Program to an engaging, interactive online platform.

The curriculum consists of three essential, interrelated components: ‘Ilm (Islamic knowledge), akhlaq and amal (character refinement and spiritual practice), and suhba (fellowship).

The four modules of the program are Islamic Spirituality (Tazkiyat al-Nafs), Legal Theory (Usul al-Fiqh), the Prophetic Biography (Sira) and Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir). Each module will be about two months in duration.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced students of Islamic knowledge will find the program intellectually stimulating, spiritually inspiring, relevant, practical, and life-transforming InshAllah.


If you would like a more in-depth study of the curriculum, please visit our program page here.

FAQs

Program Related

  • What are the Suhba Online course dates & times?

    Details of the program are currently being finalized. Comment start The course will tentatively begin at the beginning of October, 2021. Details of the program are currently being finalized. The course will tentatively begin at the beginning of October, 2021. Comment end The live class with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui will be held during the week (exact day being finalized). The classes with Shaykh Riad Saloojee, Naeem Saloojee, and Ustadh Amir Abdelzaher will be held Sunday

  • Is the class live or pre-recorded?

    The classes are broadcast live. The classes are conducted in a webinar format. Interactive classes will take place at various points in the program.

  • What if I miss a class?

    All classes are recorded and made available online for students to watch and review the material at their convenience. Recorded classes will be posted between 2-3 days after the live class.

  • What are the core study commitments?

    Students will be required to commit to between 3 and 5 hours of learning every week. Students will listen to a live lecture (between 1-2 hours) of Shaykh Mokhtar every week. Students will attend a one-hour weekly “Review, Practice and Fellowship Class” (on Sundays) with Shaykh Riad Saloojee / Naeem Saloojee / Ustadh Amir Abdelzaher. The class will explore the real-life, personal, gradual and progressive practice of what is learned.

  • How were the modules chosen?

    The module subjects provide essential and relevant Islamic knowledge that addresses the needs of both the mind and the soul and provides the foundations necessary to a life of intellectual certitude, spiritual transformation and striving for nearness to the Divine.

  • Why is Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence) taught?

    A basic study of Usul al-fiqh is necessary in modern times to regain an appreciation for our intellectual and spiritual scholarly heritage, acquire certainty in the rational foundations of our faith, and provide us with basic tools to understand a number of critical and misunderstood issues, such as bid‘a. The usul al-fiqh module does not focus on the principles of any one school. The focus is on foundational areas of study that are either generally neglected or not taught within a holistic intellectual, spiritual and practical paradigm. The study of essential fiqh is readily accessible through a variety of different avenues so we won't cover it as a standalone subject in this module.

  • What texts are covered?

    Each module contains a summary of decades of study of countless classical and modern texts. The intent of Suhba Online is not to restrict the student to one text, but to acquire essential knowledge necessary for spiritual development and growth in a modern context.

  • Are there supplementary resources?

    Students will receive brief, weekly, practical advice and food for thought. They are also encouraged to attend Al-Madina’s weekly Family and Community Dhikr Program as well as explore the Institute’s other programs.

FAQs

Registration and Pricing

  • Do you have any special pricing for husband & wife or family registratopm

    If you are planning to register as a husband and wife or a family of three or more members, please contact Salman Khan at: salman.khan@almadinainstitute.org for special pricing.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    No.

  • Am I automatically accepted once I apply and pay the tuition fees?

    Yes.

  • Are scholarships available?

    We have a limited amount of scholarships available for this course. Please contact admin for information about available scholarships. Further details regarding scholarships will be made available in September.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Full refunds will be provided to those that request it up until the program start date. No refunds are provided after the official start date of the program.

  • All paying students will have access to this course for 365 days after registration.

Teachers and Course Assistant

Shaykh

Mokhtar Maghraoui

Originally from Algeria, he is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences and holds a doctorate joined between the fields of physics and engineering. His expertise includes the disciplines of Tazkiyah and Fiqh, and he is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quest. To download his full biography, please click here:

Shaykh

Riad Saloojee

Shaykh Riad Saloojee is a lawyer by training and has worked in the fields of media and political activism. He studied the Islamic sciences at Dār al-‘Ulūm al-‘Arabīyya al-Islāmīyya (DUAI), a well-known Islamic seminary of higher learning in Cape Town, South Africa, where he also taught for a number of years after graduation. His teachers include Shaykh Muḥammad Emin Er (May Allah sanctify his soul), Shaykh Mokhtār Maghrāoui, Shaykh Tāha Karaan, Shaykh Muaadth Allie and Shaykh Abdurragman Khan, among others.

Course Assistant

Salman Khan

Ustādh Salman Khan is the Director of Operations and Student Affairs for the Ṣuḥba Fellowship Program in Istanbul, a role that he continues to play in the Institute’s family and adult programming. He graduated from Dār al-Na’īm, a well-known Islamic seminary in Cape Town, South Africa, where he studied full-time for four years; and he also has degrees in both electrical engineering as well as education. He strives to imbue every field of his work – program delivery and operations, logistics, or student affairs – with the best of Islam’s spiritual and rational principles.

Special Pricing for Families

Do you have any special pricing for husband & wife or family registrations.

If you are planning to register as a husband and wife or a family of three or more members, please contact Salman Khan at: salman.khan@almadinainstitute.org for special pricing.

Pricing options

Register now for $693 and save one-month versus our subscription model of 8-payments of $99.