• Followers of the footsteps of Muhammed (pbuh)

    Islamic Online University students have the opportunity to learn under renowned Muslim scholars from all over the world who follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the correct understanding of Qur'aan as practiced and understood by the early generations of righteous Muslim scholars.
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  • Transforming Minds

    IOU places its students intellectually and conceptionally in the hands of globally known Muslim scholars from the various fields of Islamic Studies and Islamized modern disciplines.

  • Knowledge - Key to Success

    Seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim.
    The Islamic Online University provides a golden opportunity to access Islamic courses wherever people may be and whenever they wish, without having to travel overseas or even leave the confines of their homes.

  • Flexible & Customised Learning

    Islamic Online University students are offered an organised and structured intensive BAIS program in the most convenient form.
    Innovative procedures of flexible and customised e-learning ensures a smooth process for gaining knowledge.

  • Continual Support for Students

    IOU has a dedicated Student Affairs Department and live chat support to deal with the day-to-day issues of the students. The Student Affairs Department also provides individual email counselling to students on various study-related issues and suggests customized study plans as per the student’s schedule.

  • Choose Your Exam Center – Suggest One Next Door!

    IOU students can choose the nearest exam center from the list of IOU approved exam centers. If there is no exam center in your city or if you would prefer one at a lesser distance then you can suggest one that meets our exam center requirements and we will approve it even if you are the only student taking exams in it.

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  • Stay Connected From Anywhere:

    Anybody, anywhere with access to a computer with an internet connection, can join and study in the IOU Degree program. No travelling required! Get a globally recognised BA Degree in Islamic Studies from the comfort of your home!

  • Seeking Knowledge Is Obligatory Upon “You”

    We at the Islamic Online University are here to help “YOU” gain authentic Islamic knowledge in the way most suitable for you. There are currently five different streams of study to choose from: BAIS accredited degree with a Minor,  BAIS accredited degree, IOU Higher Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, IOU Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies, and the IOU Advanced Diplomas in the Minors.

  • Tuition Free Islamic Studies Program

    Islamic Online University offers the world’s first Tuition-Free Degree Program in Islamic Studies with a modest semester registration fee ranging from US $40-$120 based on the student’s country of residence.
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BA in Islamic Studies (BAIS)

The Islamic Online University (IOU) launched the world’s first tuition-free, online Bachelor’s Degree program in Islamic Studies - in English . This is a major step towards helping Muslims across the globe to fulfill the Prophet's command to seek knowledge of the religion and to correct and enhance their understanding of its tenets.

The program consists of recorded audio and video lectures and weekly live tutorial classes in a virtual classroom. The syllabus is based on the bachelor’s degree program in Usool ud-Deen (Religious Foundations) of Madeenah University, Saudi Arabia, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, Al-Azhar University, Egypt and other similar reputable Islamic institutions. Six subjects are offered in each semester of five month duration. There is an online mid-term exam after two and a half months of study and a supervised online final exam at the end of the fifth month. Students can access their classes according to their convenience. However, assignments have to be turned in, and exams (mid-term and final) have to be taken at fixed times.

Studying with the Islamic Online University is affordable, and manageable. We are an institute that seeks its reward from Allah, and therefore do not charge tuition fees. There is just a semester registration fee which is calculated on a sliding scale (from $70 to $160) depending on the student's country of residence.

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