SAFINA SOCIETY

 FALL TERM CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19!

All online classes are bundled in Arkiew Basic or Arkivew+ Scholarship Track.

Arkview+

Scholarship

Begin the road to scholarship with evening & weekend classes.
 
Intermediate
 
16 live courses
(details below)

All Arkview+ courses
All Arkview courses

+40 Pre-recorded classes

WhatsApp chat

Access to exclusive events/programs:

 Men/Women Book Club
Attend Uwaylim onsite
Discount for onsite classes
Exclusive Talks/Livestreams

Ramadan Program

$49/mo

Arkview
Basic

The foundations of the deen for kids, youth, and adults.

Beginner

13 live courses
(details below)
 
Access to Arkview courses
+35 Pre-recorded classes
 
 
WhatsApp chat

Access to exclusive events/programs:

 Men/Women Book Club
Exclusive Talks/Livestreams
Ramadan Program

 

$10/mo

Onsite
Classes

Learn alongside your local scholars right here in New Jersey.
 
Available for all age groups
 
4 live courses
(details below)

NextGen for Kids Program

Uwaylim Scholarship Class

Deen Essentials for Teens

Explorers for Tweens

All at the
New Brunswick Islamic Center.


 

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How does it work?

1 Sign up at MyArkview.org.

2 Find the Google Classroom link in your registration email or course page on MyArkview.

3 In the the Google Classroom, you'll find the Zoom links for live classes.

4 Click on the Zoom link and attend the live class!

5 Missed the class? Find the recording at MyArkview.

6 Have a question? Ask it on the WhatsApp chat or email your teacher.

(Upon registering, you will be immediately sent an email with the WhatsApp link.)

FALL 2021
Online Live Courses

1 Arabic Night Course
• On Arkview+. This course is live starting September 20. All sessions recorded.
• By the end of this course, students will be able to read classical Arabic while knowing its grammar and understanding the morphology of the individual words. 
• Schedule: Monday - Thursday, September: 8:45 - 9:45 PM, Starting October: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM  
• Pre-Requisites: Students must be able to read the letters and have a basic understanding of grammar. Can catch up by watching the videos of the course Intro to Arabic Grammar in 40 Lessons.
• Teachers: Niaz Hannan & Osama Salhia
• Texts: The first is for Nahw (syntax), and the second and third for arf (morphology).
Al-Tuhfa al-Saniyya, Explanation of the Ajrumiyya PDF Purchase
From the Treasures of Arabic Morphology PDF Purchase
Cream of Arabic Imperative Words PDF Purchase
Hans Wehr Dictionary PDF Purchase

2 Science of Tawhid, followed by Sciences of Quran
• On Arkview+. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• Schedule: Sunday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Dr. Shadee Elmasry

3 Arabic for Kids
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 20. All sessions recorded.
• The course is a practical application of the Arabic language and utilizes a method intended for native speakers at the elementary stages in their education.
• Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Mansur Kaps

4 The Quran According to Imam Qalun
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 20. All sessions recorded.
• Students will learn the basic rules and recitation of Tajwid according to the narration of Imam Qalun. This course will focus on Surat al-Fatiha and Baqara.
• Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
• Teachers: Ali Ben Saad

The History of the Umayyads
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 23. All sessions recorded.
• This course will approach the history of the Ummayads and the manner in which they shaped much of Islamic history. 
• Schedule: Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
• Teachers: Hamzah Raza

Sira in Czech
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic story-line and the most important events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, SAW in the Czech language. 
• Schedule: Sunday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
• Teachers: Kristian Yassin Dembicky

Sira in Spanish
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• This course will teach Seerah in the Spanish language. 
• Schedule: Sunday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
• Teachers: Alvaro Musa Franco

Islamic History for Tweens
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 21. All sessions recorded.
• This course will cover Islamic history from the time of the rightly guided caliphs to the late Ottoman empire.
• Schedule: Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM EST
• Teachers: Kareem Odeh

9 Fiqh Essentials: Pre-teen to young adult
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• This course takes an in depth look at the pillars of Iman & Islam, with a heavy emphasis on prayer and purification, and followed by manners and the rights of parents.
• Course spans three terms (Fall, Spring, Summer)

• Schedule: Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
• Age: 11+ including adults
• Teachers: Hala Amer

10 Maliki Fiqh: Ibn Ashir Part 2
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 25. All sessions recorded.
• This class is a continuation of our study of Ibn Ashir - a 300 line poem in Aqida, Fiqh, and Tassawuf. 
• Schedule: Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
• Teachers: Harun Saleh

11 Hanafi Fiqh of Worship
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• This course will cover the Fiqh rulings of the Hanafi Madhhab.
• Schedule: Sunday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
• Teacher: Niaz Hannan

12 Fortress of Faith for Teens
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 22. All sessions recorded.
• Students will learn the fundamentals of a Muslim's beliefs, or 'aqida.
• Schedule: Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST 
• Age: 14-17 (high schoolers)
• Teacher: Shadee Elmasry

14 Intro to Arabic Grammar in Forty Lessons
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live year-round. Grammar recordings are already up.
• The most foundational elements of grammar are covered, followed by reading passages read by the students. Upon completion of the forty lessons, we begin reading them all over again. The practice readings however, are always different.
• Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Jomo Ali

15 Interactive Tajwid
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 25. All sessions recorded.
• This course will begin with covering the basics and fundamentals of the science of Tajwid followed by theory and practice sessions to learn the proper pronunciation of the Arabic alphabet and the rules of Tajwid.
• Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 AM- 12:15 PM EST
• Teacher: Nuh Saunders

16 Sira for Kids
•On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting September 19. All sessions recorded.
• Schedule: Sunday, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM EST
• Teacher: Muin Saiyed

17 Women's Book Club
On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. All sessions will be virtual. This class will be held once per month.
• Book information is posted on the Google Classroom for this class.
• Teacher: Sherine Aboelezz

18 Men's Book Club
On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. Sessions will be held virtually, and will be held on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM EST. 
• Book information is posted on the Google Classroom for this class.
• Teacher: Ali Ben Saad

Plus over 35 pre-recorded classes.

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FALL 2021
Onsite Courses

1 NextGen for Kids
• Located at NBIC. This course is live starting September 19. Online class is not offered. COVID-19 precautions are still in place while attending this class.
• By the end of this course, students will be able to have a better understanding of general tajwid and fiqh. 
• Schedule: Sunday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
• Teachers: Multitude of Tajwid instructors & Dr. Shadee Elmasry
• 
Register pay in full or Register with payment plan

2 Uwaylim 2021 - Science of Tawhid
• Located at NBIC. This course is live starting September 19. Online class is offered via Arkview+. COVID-19 precautions are still in place while attending this class.
• Schedule: Sunday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Dr. Shadee Elmasry
• Register pay in full or Register with payment plan


3 Deen Essentials for Teens
• Located at NBIC. This course is live starting September 19. Online class is not offered. COVID-19 precautions are still in place while attending this class.
• Schedule: Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST in September, 6:30 - 7:10 PM EST in October, November, December
• Age: Grades 9-12 
• Teacher: Dr. Shadee Elmasry
• 
Register pay in full or Register with payment plan

4 Explorers for Tweens
• Located at NBIC. This course is live starting September 19. Online class is not offered. COVID-19 precautions are still in place while attending this class.
• Schedule: Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST in September, 6:30 - 7:10 PM EST in October, November, December
• Age: Grades 6-8

• Teacher: Ali Ben Saad
• Register pay in full or Register with payment plan

Excellent, informative and engaging Islamic courses online and at the Masjid. Qualified instructors. Very welcoming society."

- Orlando Rosario

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MEET

Our Teachers

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Niaz Hannan
Mufti Niaz Hannan is the Imam and Religious Director at ICSJ. He is a graduate from Darul Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo, New York and Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda UK in Blackburn, and completed his Ḥifẓ (complete memorization of the Holy Qur’ān). He is currently the Muslim Chaplain at Drexel University, part-time instructor at IQRA Institute and Riwaq Institute, and Imam Ghazali Institute in New York.

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Shadee Elmasry
Currently scholar in residence at New Brunswick Islamic Center, Dr. Shadee's PhD was on the da'wa of Imam al-Haddad, focusing on elevating the standard of knowledge of the common Muslim. He has studied in Yemen, Mecca and Madina, London and Cairo under several veteran ulema and holds a masters and PhD in religious studies. He is also the founder and head of Safina Society.

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Osamah Salhia
Sheikh Osamah Salhia currently serves as the Imam of ICPC after spending 8 years abroad studying Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University- Faculty of Shari’ah in Egypt. He serves as an online instructor at Guidance College, is certified in the ten canonical modes of recitation, is traditionally trained in Shafi’i Fiqh and has previously worked as a Content Editor and Shari’ah Reviser for the International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH).

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Harun Saleh
Harun began his studies with Safina and is now delving deep into Maliki fiqh, studying under Sh. Zuhayr Qazzan while studying other sciences with other scholars in Egypt. He is an accountant by trade and currently preparing to attend
Al-Azhar University.

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Hamzah Raza
Hamzah Raza is a historian of religion who earned his Masters in Theological Studies in Islamic Studies at Harvard University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration in Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt University. He has also studied with various ulema around the world and is currently residing in Cairo, Egypt.

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Mansur Kaps
Mansur Kaps was born in Montreal, Canada and accepted Islam at the age of 23. He spent 7 years in Amman, Jordan where he deepened his knowledge of Arabic, Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Mantiq and some of the basic sciences of the Qur'an. He is currently studying with the esteemed shaykh Zuhayr Qazzan, from Algeria.

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Nuh Saunders

Nuh Saunders has studied the various Islamic sciences including fiqh, hadith, sira, and tassawuf. His main area of study is Quranic recitation. He has memorized the main text in the science of tajwid and received ijaza. 

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Ali Bhatti
 Ali Bhatti has always been passionate about inspiring and teaching youth, and has served as a Youth Director, Sunday School teacher, and co-founder for an umbrella youth organization that united several masajid, college MSAs and youth groups across the Bay Area. He has about 15 years of experience teaching both children and teens. 

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Tariq Ameer
Our Shafi'i fiqh resource, Imam Tariq has taught at Safina for years and is a graduate of Dar al Mustafa. He is currently a chaplain at the NJ Prison System, a teacher at the M.E.C.C.A  Center in NYC and PhD candidate at Bayan Claremont.

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Umar Khattak
A very consistent, patient, and enthusiastic teacher of the Quran, Umar is dedicated to educating our children in how to recite the Quran properly. We have now expanded the Quran for Kids program to three sessions a week. 

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Hala Amer
Hala Amer has worked and volunteered in the Muslim community for over 15+ years and is currently a board member of Wafa House. She has spent the past number of years furthering her understanding of traditional Islam, with a primary focus on fiqh, which she has studied through online teachers and programs - including Sheikh Shadee Elmasry, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, and Sheikh Walead Mosaad. 

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Kareem Odeh
A Safina student of many years, Kareem now studies Shafi'i fiqh and usul with Sh Abdurragmaan Khan and others. A tutor for over 5 years, he has taught children and teens topics ranging from test prep to karate lessons.

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Muin Saiyed
Muin Saiyed has been working with multiple communities for a number of years as a volunteer and seeker of knowledge dedicated to dawah and tackling contemporary issues. He has studied the basics of a number of Islamic Sciences with Mufti Niaz, Dr. Shadee and other classical teachers while being an active researcher, host, and manager of the Safina Society Podcast. 

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Alvaro Musa Franco

Alvaro “Musa” Franco is a Colombian-born Muslim convert from Union City, NJ and embraced Islam 25 years ago. He and his family came to the US to escape the rampant violence in their beloved home country. Musa has studied Arabic and Islamic studies with Muslim teachers throughout NJ and NY, with focus on Maliki Fiqh. In addition to learning, he has taught other Spanish-speaking Muslim converts the biography of the Prophet SAW and how to read Arabic. 

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Kristian Yassin Dembicky
Kristián Yaseen Muhammad Dembický is from the Czech Republic. He accepted Islam when he was 18. Since then, he has dedicated himself to studying Islam both in the traditional way as well as in the academia. He currently studies the classical Islamic sciences online and during his travels with a number of traditional Sunni scholars from the Muslim world.