Arkview Basic 

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 Summer 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.

Summer 2021 Live Courses

Quran for Kids

Sahar Ali & Umar Khattak

This class aims to teach kids how to read the Quran - it is not a hifz class. Beginners are those who cannot read Arabic. Children who do read Arabic, join Advanced. Both classes will read from Surat al-Mulk, Yasin, Rahman, and Sajda but at difference paces. Stories and lessons are infused in each class.

History of the Rightly Guided Khalifas for Tweens

Kareem Odeh

Students will learn about the history of the early Muslim khalifas, also known as the rightly guided khalifas. This course will cover the background, challenges, accomplishments of the early khalifas. Students will understand how the events in this era shaped the future of the Muslim world, and explore the lessons that can be drawn from this unique period in Islamic history.

Surah Kahf Hifz Class

Ali Ben Saad

This class will be aimed to help male students memorize Surah Kahf and understand the meaning behind it. Through an interactive session with explanation and tafsir, the students will understand the importance of how to implement the verses in our daily life. 

Fiqh for Kids

Mansur Kaps 

Fiqh for Kids, taught by Mansur Kaps, 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. 

Fortress of Faith for Teens

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

This course will allow students to solidify the foundations of their faith and gain a fundamental understanding of Islam. Based on Ali Ben Saad's written book, which is part of the series on Essentials of Faith and incorporates the Gabreel Hadith, this course will provide the ultimate guide for students who lack a concrete foundation in aqidah. The book used in this course will help every young student cover the absolute essentials one needs to know about their faith.

Interactive Tajwid

Ustadh Nuh Saunders

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.

Ibn Ashir Part 1: Aqida

Harun Saleh

This class will be the first out of 3 terms going over the poem of Ibn Ashir, Al Murshid al Mueen: a 317 line poem meant to be memorized which goes over basic aqida (beliefs), ritual law (tahara, salat, zakat, sawm, hajj/umrah), and tassawuf. In this term we will study the first 52 lines of the poem focusing on
building the foundations for a student beginning their studies in ‘aqida. 

 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

Maliki Fiqh: Mukhtasar Al Akhdari • 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

Current Live Term

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