Arkview Foundations


Introduction to the Program


We all love being part of a community, and increasingly, we're also involved in online communities. At Safina Society, we want to foster a group of people united by nothing other than the love of deen. Nothing is sweeter than gathering for the sake of Allah and learning how to draw near to Him. The Arkview Foundations Track is for beginners, teaching Arabic, prayer, and Quran from scratch in a lighter manner. There are courses available for all ages - kids, teens, and adults. Stay connected to the deen with loosely organized and relaxed sessions.


Full Schedule of Spring 2021 Live Classes

Meet the Instructors

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 Dr.  Shadee Elmasry

Dr. Shadee Elmasry began studying the traditional sciences rigorously at age eighteen. He studied in Yemen, Mecca and Madina, London and Cairo under several veteran ulama. He studied Arabic Maliki fiqh, usul, aqida and suluk. Dr. Elmasry received a masters and PhD in religious studies, completing his masters thesis at The George Washington University and his PhD at The University of London, SOAS on Da’wa in the Works of Imam Abd Allah bin Alawi al-Haddad. Currently, he has found his way back home as Scholar in Residence and Director of Education at the New Brunswick Islamic Center in New Jersey. He is also the founder and head of Safina Society—an institution dedicated to disseminating Ahl al-Sunna & Jama knowledge live and online.

Spring 2021 Live Courses

Hanafi Fiqh

Mufti Niaz Hannan

Fiqh is a subject that discusses the secondary legal rulings of the Sharī’ah (Sacred Law) that are derived from the (4) detailed sources of Fiqh: The Book of Allāh ﷻ, The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, Ijmā‘ (Consensus), and Qiyās (Analogical Reasoning). In this class, we will be studying the Fiqh rulings of the Ḥanafī Madhhab (School of Thought). The Ḥanafī Madhhab is the most widely followed School of Fiqh in the Ummah among the four Sunni Schools. When Imām Abū Ḥanīfah ؒ was asked, “What is Fiqh?”, he replied, “It is recognizing one’s self, what is beneficial and harmful to it.” Imām al-Shāfi‘ī ؒ said, “Whoever wants to thoroughly study Fiqh, is dependent upon Abū Ḥanīfah ؒ.” We will be studying Al-Fiqh Al-Muyassar (Simplified Fiqh) for Ḥanafī Fiqh of ‘Ibādāt which will cover Ṭahārah (Purification), Ṣalah (Ritual Prayer), Zakah (Charity), Ṣaum (Fasting), and Ḥajj (Pilgrimage). 

Malaki Fiqh: Mukhtasar-al-Akhdari

Harun Saleh

In this course, we will be studying the Mukhtasar of Imam al Akhdari as a continuation of a series of commentaries on books in the Maliki Madhab. This book contains issues which the legally responsible Muslim (mukallaf) must know in terms of purification (tahara), salat (prayer) and miscellaneous issues. This class will be used to explain the issues that were not explained in the previous Maliki Fiqh: Al-Ashmawiyya course along with others that were already covered in the previous course but will now be covered in greater detail. In addition, there will be supplementary issues which will be covered at a deeper level than outlined in the supplementary videos from the previous course, with a focus on the history of the development of the Maliki Madhab.

Description of the Prophet ﷺ

Ustadh Tariq Ameer

This class will be on Shama'il Muhamadiyya. It will be a course covering the description of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) using the text by Imam At-Tirmidhi. Students should expect to cover a chapter or part of a chapter (for longer ones) in each class and gain a closer relationship with the beloved of Allah (May Allah bless him and give him peace). For those who complete the course, Imam Tariq will consider conferring on them an Ijaza that goes back to the author himself.

Fiqh for Kids, Hanafi Fiqh for Kids and Seerah for Youth

Hala Amer and Ali Bhatti

Fiqh for Kids, taught by Hala Amer, is split into beginners and advanced groups. The beginner’s group takes an in-depth look at overall fiqh, the foundations of faith, purification and prayer. The advanced group dicusses the topics of fasting, Zakat, Hajj, food and manners. Hanafi Fiqh for Kids, taught by Ali Bhatti, is a kid friendly Hanafi Fiqh class covering the details of Purification (eg. Wudu, Tayammun, Ghusl) and Prayer (everything from the Adhan to the details of the prayer and types of prayers). Seerah for Youth, taught by Ali Bhatti, is an exciting story time session filled with emotional and detailed stories of the Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaih) that will leave our children with wanting to know more and fill their hearts with love for the Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaih). 

Fortress of Faith for Teens & Fiqh for Male and Female Teens

Dr. Shadee Elmasry and Hala Amer

Fortress of Faith, taught by Dr. Shadee Elmasry, will allow students to solidify the foundations of their faith and gain a fundamental understanding of Islam. Fiqh for Male and Female Teens are exclusive one time sessions that will be gender separated and will provide an introductory fiqh course for teenagers.

Interactive Tajwid

Ustadh Ashir Adrian Kirk

The goal of this course to to get closer to our Lord by getting our Tajwīd game tight. This course will begin with covering the basics and fundamentals of the science of Tajwīd, then move to learning its proper recitation starting with the proper pronunciations of all of the letters of the Arabic alphabet, and finally cover the actual theory of Tajwīd science in conjunction with its application.

Arabic Grammar

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

If you gave only twenty minutes a week consistently for four years, you would be able to read classical Arabic with understanding. Four years are going to pass anyway, so you might as well pick up reading. The strategy with this course is to put out videos so short, you can watch one during a coffee break, or after dinner. (Teachable has a mobile app too.) We employ repetition, so if you don't get something, don't worry, just keep watching. I'll be posting a video every few days. There will be a grammar section as well as the guided reading sections using the book Stories of the Prophets.

 Pre-Recorded  Courses

Ashmawiyya Maliki Fiqh

Harun Saleh

A Muslim in today's world is between a rock and a hard place: the world is corrupted, and we need to stay away from all the evil. However, as human beings we need company; we need to be around people. Islam is a social religion that must be practiced alongside family, friends and communities. So how do we balance all of this? This seven hour course aims to cover the ins and outs of this delicate balance.

Stories of the Prophets

Youssra Kandil

Storytelling has been one of the most natural and effective methods of teaching since the beginning of time. What could be better stories than those of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran from which we can learn and take valuable lessons to live by? In this course we will travel through time and develop an understanding of how each Prophet came to continue the message of the one before.

Virtues of Seclusion

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

A Muslim in today's world is between a rock and a hard place: the world is corrupted, and we need to stay away from all the evil. However, as human beings we need company; we need to be around people. Islam is a social religion that must be practiced alongside family, friends and communities. So how do we balance all of this? This seven hour course aims to cover the ins and outs of this delicate balance.

Remembrance of God

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

How frustrating is it not being able to access knowledge directly from its Arabic sources? This course takes you through the text word for word, while also discussing the content. So this is not just Arabic. If you don't know Arabic at all, you will still benefit from the commentary. This is how the screen looks, as the sections we go over are highlighted and specific words are marked.

World of Angels

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Shaykh Abd al-Hamid Kishk gathers every verse and hadith about angels, as well as false stories and myths about them in this iman-raising work.

Short Suras Explained

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Power of Surat al-Fatiha, hallmarks of the Meccan suras, causes of revelation, the five points of Tawhid in Surat al-Ikhlas, Vivid descriptions of Afterlife, and more

Surat al-Kahf Explained

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

In light of the fitna of akhir al-zaman, this is one of the most important suras to be studied.

Summarized Ihya Ulum al-Din

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Discussion on Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences).

&  14 other courses

Companions of the Prophet ﷺ for Tweens •  Hadith for Teens • Alchemy of Happiness •  Arabic Alphabet for Beginners • Introduction to Tajwid • Manifestations of the Unseen • Lives of Man • Causes of Revelation • Book of Salat • Book of Wudu • Book of Hayd • Book of Ghusl • Book of Iman • Interactive Arabic.

Frequently Asked  Questions

How do I register?

You can register for Arkview Foundations track here.

What is the difference between the Scholarship and Foundations?

The scholarship track is for students eager to climb the mountain of knowledge. Give us time, and we'll prepare you for the journey. You'll graduate ready and able to sit in high level classes of theology and law, knowing exactly what is being taught. The foundations track is for those who want to stay connected with loosely organized and relaxed sessions, not necessarily following an ordered curriculum.

How do I log in?

You can log in from your teachable account at

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Please direct all questions to We will be happy to assist you!

Once I've registered, how can I access the classes?

Our communications hub is Google Classroom. Live classes are on zoom. All pre-recorded classes are on

Additional  Information

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