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ALI-352: Spiritual Self-Discipline (women) To walk on the spiritual journey requires exercise and discipline of the self. This course will... Read more
ALI-351: Stories from the Quran Christian literature is replete with accounts on Jesus and John the Baptist. In this course we... Read more
ALI-354: Quranic Insights: Sura Shu'ara verses 30-51 A reflection on verses 31-50 of Sūra No. 26 of the Holy Quran. This three week online course (for... Read more

The Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) is a registered charity committed to teaching and explaining the religious tenets, history and practices of Islam according to the Shi‘ah Ithna ‘Ashari school of thought.

Mission Statement

Religious education is an important goal of the Muslim community. Weekend Madrasahs (religious institutions) and Majaalis (gatherings during religious occasions) have played an important role in this task, but a different approach is required for more serious learning through the adult years. Youths and adults need to refresh their Islamic knowledge and inspire themselves on a regular basis.

A.L.I. aims to fulfill this niche through learning that is more structured and serious than that derived through monologue lecturing, but which does not require a long term commitment of time - a short commodity in today’s modern times. Thus A.L.I. conducts classroom based and Distant Learning short courses on various Islamic subjects and furthers Islamic education in the community through publications, retreats, and periodical newsletters.

Browse through the website for information on the services that ALI offers.

Click here for the 2015-2016 Academy Year Calendar.

  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects
  • Publications - Books and software applications about Islamic topics
  • Retreats - A combination of Islamic teachings and fun
  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects
  • On-Site Courses - Academic Courses on various Islamic subjects


رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ذَنبُ العالِمِ واحِدٌ ، وذَنبُ الجاهِلِ ذَنبانِ
The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'When committing a sin, the knowledgeable man is guilty of the one sin whereas the ignorant man is guilty of two [i.e. the sin itself and the sin of ignorance.]'