A Day in the Life of an IIE Student
The day at the Institute of Islamic Education starts by gaining the pleasure of Allah Taʿālā through
His remembrance by praying Fajr in congregation, as is the case with all farḍ prayers, which
increases its reward twenty-seven times. Thereafter, all the students recite the morning duʿās
audibly and collectively in hopes of barakah in their daily tasks.
After sunrise, students pray the voluntary prayer called Ishrāq. The beloved Prophet (peace and
blessing be upon him) said, “Whoever prays Fajr in congregation then sits remembering Allah
until the sun rises, then prays two rakʿahs, he will have a reward like that of a complete Hajj and
Thereafter, the students have a breakfast window, allowing them the liberty to select their meal
time. Then, at 7:55 a.m., the students reassemble for the audible recitation of duʿās. Upon the
completion of the assembly, ḥifẓ students proceed to Quran classes and ʿĀlim course students
engage in advanced Islamic studies classes.
After Ẓuhr, the students partake in lunch, collectively and sitting on the ground, in accordance with
the sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). After lunch, the ḥifẓ students pursue
middle and high school education, depending on their grade, while the ʿĀlim course students return
to additional classes of Arabic, tafsīr, fiqh, and hadith.
IIE understands the importance of a secular academic education. In accordance with this endeavor,
the ḥifẓ students are enrolled in the country’s most popular, award-winning online academic
program. This fully-accredited teachers proctoring numerous courses in Math, Science, English,
and Social Studies. Alḥamdulilah, many of our graduates and former students, have advanced
successfully into Medicine, Engineering, IT, business, and other professional careers.
In order to ensure that future huffāẓ are firmly grounded in broader Islamic sciences, in addition to
their Quran memorization, the ḥifẓ students engage in Islamic education classes, after which they
return to Quran class for another three hours.
After a rigorous day of studies, students have time for physical exercise and sports, including
basketball and ping-pong. Students also have time to review the day’s work and prepare for next
If someone wants to witness the blessed and spiritual environment where one is engrossed in the
remembrance of Allah Taʿālā, memorizing His book, learning the sunnah of His beloved
Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him), and being in the company of scholars and others
Muslims dedicated to academic and spiritual growth, then one should witness the life of a student