Resource Bank

For many, finding reliable places from which to learn about Islam can be difficult. For this reason, The Qarawiyyin Project has collated a list of a few great resources that are available for free online. We are always adding to this list, so if you have any suggestions, get in touch with us via email: 

Online courses & seminaries:

  • SeekersGuidance: “SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Seminary offers online courses from beginners to advanced, with qualified scholars, completely free.”
  • Ebrahim College: An institute dedicated to disseminating Islamic knowledge, Ebrahim College provides numerous free online courses.
  • Safina Society: Free on-demand courses for learning Tajwid and the Arabic alphabet, in addition to other paid courses.
  • Kiflayn: They “offer courses year-round in English & Arabic, and serve students of varying levels from beginners to advanced students of knowledge.”
  • ZamZam Academy: “ZamZam Academy was established in 2003 to help disseminate knowledge of the Islamic Sciences (such as Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Tafseer, and Hadith) online.”
  • Zaynab Academy Online: An online institute for women that offers degree courses in English and Urdu.
  • Maryam InstituteAn online institute for women that offers courses in English and Urdu.
  • AlKauthar Institute: “The AlKauthar curriculum is divided into the following faculties: theology, jurisprudence, Quranic studies, Prophetic traditions, history, and personal development.”
  • Rahmah Foundation: Rahmah Foundation offers free online courses on topics unique to Muslim women, including courses taught by Dr. Rania Awaad.




  • Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research: Yaqeen Institute publishes research papers and articles on various topics including Islamic history, Islamophobia, and proofs of Islam.
  • American Journal of Islam and Society: AJIS is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). The journal was recently made open-access, and older content is being gradually uploaded online.
  • IIIT Publications: In addition to AJIS, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) publishes several books and journals in English and Arabic, many of which are available online for free.
  • The Usuli: Articles on contemporary issues and the Islamic sciences, as well as on how to seek & disseminate Islamic knowledge.

Useful websites: An annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax, and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran. Online dictionary including English-Arabic, Arabic-English, and other languages. An online listing of the major books of Hadith, with texts provided in English and Arabic.

Du’a For Seeking Knowledge:

اللهم علمني ما ينفعني وانفعني بما علمتني وزدني علماً

Allahumma ’allimnii maa yanfa’uunii wanfa’nii bi maa ‘allamtanii wa zidnii ‘ilmaa

Oh Allah! Teach me that which is useful to me, and make useful for me what you have taught me, and increase me in knowledge.

اللهم إني أسألك فهم النبيين وحفظ المرسلين

Allahumma inii as’aluka fahmal-nabiyyen wa hifzal mursaleen

Oh Allah! I ask you for the understanding of the Prophets and the memory of the messengers.

اللهم لا سهل إلا ما جعلته سهلاً وأنت تجعل الحزن إذا شئت سهلاً

Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja’altahu sahla wa anta taj’alu al hazana idha shi’ta sahla

Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what You have made easy. If You wish, You can make the difficult easy.