About Us

Mission

We understand from Hadith that knowledge will be lifted from the earth by the death of true scholars and the ignorant will lead the masses as we get close to the end of times. We are indebted to those before us who have preserved this knowledge for us. Now it is our turn to carry this responsibility to propagate this knowledge and uphold our legacy of Islamic scholarship. This is the mission of IIE, a mission that is truly needed for the growing Muslim communities across the United States.

Institute

“With The Pen a Man Leads”

The Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) was established in 1989 in Elgin, IL. It is an independent, non-profit, full-time educational Institution aimed at providing its students with an education in the sacred and intellectual foundations of Islamic heritage. We have grown from our humble origins and now educating brothers and sisters on two separate campuses. We offer two full-time programs; The Hifdh Ul-Qur’an Program and the Alim Program. IIE follows a classical method of instruction, emphasizing on close teacher-student interaction, and focusing on textual transmission and analysis. The Institute also offers weekend and evening programs for part-time learners.

We invite you to learn more about our Institute and our programs, both full-time and part-time. May Allah the Most High bless you now and forever.

Counseling

The Institute of Islamic Education offers counseling services for families as well as individuals. IIE encourages the community to approach the scholars here to assist and guide them through any difficulties they might face. Allah, the Most High, states in the Qur’an, “And it is not for the believers to go forth all at once. For there should separate from every division of them a group [remaining] to obtain understanding in the religion and warn their people when they return to them that they might be cautious” (10:22). These scholars, men and women, are here to serve the community in all of their religious needs and contribute in any way possible.

Nikah

The Institute of Islamic Education offers its masjid and faculty for Marriage (Nikah) services. In line with the Islamic teachings of publicizing one’s marriage, IIE welcomes anyone to use its facilities for such an auspicious occasion. Marriages at IIE are facilitated by qualified and experienced scholars, and IIE offers marriage certificates in line with county guidelines.

Allah, the Most High, states in the Qur’an,“And from His signs are that He has created from amongst you spouses so that you may find tranquility in them, and He has created between you (the spouses) affection and mercy. Verily in that are signs for those that ponder,”(30:21). From this verse, along with many other verses and prophetic narrations that speak about the benefits and virtues of marriage, we learn the importance of marriage in Islam. It is when Allah, the Most High, puts blessings (barakah) in a marriage that the couple truly reaps the benefits of this union. Thus, it is praiseworthy to perform marriages in a masjid, as they are the most blessed of places to Allah, the Most High.

Janaza

 The Institute of Islamic Education also offers Janazah Salah (funeral prayers) year round and is an ideal choice for many muslims in the Chicago Land area. An Islamic Scholar leads the prayer and may also escort the funeral precession to the neighboring Bluff City Cemetery (945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin, IL 60120) which is conveniently located only a minutes drive (0.7 miles) away from the Institution. This close proximity allows for the funeral process to be done in a smooth uninterrupted manner.

The Bluff City Cemetery has a large section that has been purchased by the muslim community, to purchase a grave you may contact, Masjid-al-Huda (630) 529-1365.