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January 22, 2011


Website: Islamic Online University

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

I’ve mentioned this before but because this is such a great website, I’ll mention it again.

This is basically an online university (as is obvious from the title).

They have two sections:

1) Diploma courses

These are free short courses (22 and counting so far!) which consist of audio/video, notes and quizzes. They have assignments too.

For those of you who have trouble studying on your own, this is a great way to go!

2) The Bachelor’s degree

This is free too! You just pay for the registration and tuition fees.

Now, let me ask you: What are our common excuses for not attending Islamic classes?

a) No transport

b) No money

c) No time

Well, IOU destroys the first two excuses, and because the free courses can be done at your own leisure, it destroys the third excuse too.

Perhaps what it does not destroy is the reason most people do not want to take Islamic classes:

– Simply because they don’t want to.

All the excuses are generally just a cover for this reason.

If a person really wanted to attend classes (on site or online), they would find a way to do so. When a person keeps saying that they CANNOT find a way, it simply means that they do not WANT to find a way.

So, we all need to ask ourselves: do we really want to know more about Allah and His religion?

If we really do, we’ll make an effort. And websites like IOU have made it easy for us to make that effort.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Umm Moosa
    Jan 23 2011

    Yes, mashaAllah I’ve heard that IOU is quite good.
    I came across another one called Knowledge International University which looked quite good as well, run by the likes of Sheikh Sudais, Shk Saleh Al Fowzan on the Arabic Program and Shk Jamal Zarabozo, Shk Bilal Philips etc on the English one. Do you know much about it?

    Jazakillahu khayran.

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Feb 16 2011

      Wa Alaikum Assalam.

      Yes, KIU is good too. I took two free courses with them.

      Here’s their website:

  2. zainab
    Jan 23 2011

    Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahiwabarakatuh Sister,

    Alhamdulillah i have joined the online course & have selected fiqh of tahaarah, it’s really good Masha Allah & i felt even the quizzes were easy.

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Feb 16 2011

      Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakathuh.

      Alhamdulillah, I’m glad that it was easy.

      They have assignments too which is good.


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