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

ʿUmrah(Al-Tirmidhi).

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

day’s classes.

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

at IIE.