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New Course: An Introduction to Shariah

New Course: An Introduction to Shariah

​We are excited to announce our newest course, for 2024, an Introduction to Shariah. 

Shariah (Islamic Law) is one of the most misunderstood topics among Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. In this course, we will take a deep dive into the history of Shariah and its application in various Muslim Empires. This course will focus on historical examples of how Shariah worked, and clear up misconceptions about Shariah along the way. 

The course will be part of the Islam Intensive program, so if you are already signed up for that, you will have free access to the new content. If not you can either sign up for the Islam Intensive program here or for the Shariah course by itself here

The course textbooks are already uploaded along with some bonus material. The first lecture will be uploaded this weekend in shaa Allah. 

Sign up here:

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New Course Launched: History of Islam

New Course Launched: History of Islam

I’m excited to announce that my newest course “History of Islam” is now available via Gumroad. This is a 30 video series, which I spent the bulk of 2021 recording. Through pandemic/lockdowns, the riots/looting, and the losses of several loved ones, I continued to work on it. I almost gave up at several points this year, but forced myself to complete it. The course is now available and has over 20+ hours of content. I hope you all find it beneficial.

A deep dive into Muslim history unlike anything you ever witnessed before!

Finally, a course that covers the entire history of the Muslim world in 30 amazing videos.

Join us on a life-changing journey across the great empires of old.

Explore the world of the Umayyads, Abbasids, Ottomans and more with in in-depth video series that covers the history of Islam in a comprehensive and engaging manner.

In this course, Shaykh Ismail Kamdar will take you on a journey through the past 1400 years, starting with the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), through the eras of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, the Umayyads, Abbasids, Ayyubis, Mamluks, Ottomans, all the way into the 21st Century.

Experience the Highs and Lows of Muslim History in this deep intensive course, that is the result of over a year of research and preparation.

Course Breakdown:

1) Introduction (44:47)

2) Seerah Summarized – Part 1 (52:51)

3) Seerah Summarized – Part 2 (53:58)

4) Seerah Summarized – Part 3 (46:37)

5) Rashidite Caliphate – Part 1 (55:06)

6) Rashidite Caliphate – Part 2 (49:40)

7) The Early Umayyads (Muawiyah-Marwan) (67:36)

8) The Umayyad Empire (Abdul Malik-Suleiman) (50:14)

9) The Umayyad Empire (Umar II-Marwan II) (46:29)

10) The Abbasid Empire – Part 1 (55:02)

11) The Abbasid Empire – Part 2 (51:46)

12) Al-Andalus – Part 1 (61:31)

13) Al-Andalus – Part 2 (49:45)

14) The Golden Age – Part 1 (36:05)

15) The Golden Age – Part 2 (47:02)

16) The Crusades & Salahudin (52:47)

17) The Fatimids & the Later Crusades (53:03)

18) The Mongols (43:40)

19) The Fall of Baghdad (24:54)

20) Seljuks, Safavids and Mughals (49:28)

21) Ertugrul & Osman (29:50)

22) Rise of the Ottomans (50:03)

23) The Early Ottomans (40:16)

24) The Ottoman Golden Age (56:54)

25) Ottoman Decline (37:56)

26) Otoman Decline & Modernization (38:13)

27) Ottoman Modernization & Fall (36:23)

28) The Fall of the Ottoman Empire (61:24)

29) The Modern Era – Part 1

30) The Modern Era – Part 2

About the Instructor:

Shaykh Ismail Kamdar is a graduate of a traditional Alim program (Talimuddin, 2006) and also holds a Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies (IOU, 2014). He has studied Islam in both traditional and modern settings and has been a student of Islamic Studies for over two decades.

He began studying Islam full-time at the age of thirteen, began preaching at the age of sixteen, and wrote his first book at the age of twenty-three. Over the years, he has taught multiple courses and seminars around the world and has worked with multiple leading Islamic organizations across the globe.

He served as faculty manager at the International Open University for ten years, from 2010 to 2020. He currently heads the book publication department at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. His books are currently available in three different languages, and sold across five continents, in twenty-five different countries.

What our students are saying?

“Sheikh Ismail Kamdar is highly professional, dedicated, disciplined and knowledgeable. He is one of the very best tutors…”

– Yasmeen, Student of Aqeedah, Tafseer, and Fiqh

“When I say that Ustadh Ismail Kamdar was, all things considered, the best teacher I had…and one of the best teachers I had the blessing of studying under, I am in no way exaggerating, as will be testified by hundreds of other students!”

– TabassumStudent of Aqeedah and Tafseer

Access the full course now

Access the full course today and gain access to all 30 videos (on-demand streaming) and 15 downloadable PowerPoint presentations. Access the full course here:

Posted by Ismail Kamdar in Islam
September Discount Offer: Homeschooling Course

September Discount Offer: Homeschooling Course


COVID-19 has caused a lot of problems. For parents and children, it has made schooling rather difficult. As a response, thousands of parents around the world are exploring the idea of homeschooling. Homeschooling is a viable solution to the problems of our time.

To assist parents in their homeschooling journey, Islamic Self Help is offering their $250 How to Homeschool like a Pro course for only $25 for September only. We hope that this course will help parents make the transition to homeschooling smoothly and ensure the best results for their children.

To access the course at this discounted price, or learn more about the course, click here:

This course includes:

  • 6+ hours of video content
  • 1 free ebook: Homeschooling 101
  • 1 free online course: Time Management

In this course you will learn:

  • 10 really powerful reasons to homeschool (#8 will surprise you)
  • 6 unique methods of homeschooling
  • How to teach Islam and Arabic, and Islamize other subjects
  • Time Management for Homeschooling Parents
  • The answers to 15 FAQs about homeschooling
  • How to set up your homeschool and run it effectively
  • Dealing with difficult children effectively and affectionately
  • How to instill love of learning in children
  • How to explain your decision to homeschool to others
  • Methods to help you avoid burnout and stay motivated
  • Out of the box ideas for homeschooling
  • How to educate different learning types

To access the course at this discounted price, or learn more about the course, click here:

Posted by Ismail Kamdar in Homeschooling

Course Review: Halal Birth Control

Course Review: Halal Birth Control

Halal Birth Control Course

Click here to purchase the course

Halal Birth Control is an highly educational online course by Irfan Ullah Khan. The course focuses on the 19 methods of birth control that exist and the Islamic ruling on each one.

Halal Birth Control Special Offer:

This unique course is much needed in our times. Birth control is an area about which many Muslims are unclear. With opinions ranging between “Its all haram” to “Its all halal” among average Muslims, there are a lot of misconceptions to clarify. Irfan Ullah does an excellent job of doing so.

Course Breakdown

The course is broken down into 12 modules. Each focusing on a crucial topic. From the importance of marriage and children in Islam, to the ruling on abortion. Everything is covered in simple English with enough depth to clarify the ruling.

Besides the 12 video modules, the course also comes with mp3 versions of each module and a PDF transcript. There are additionally two bonus eBooks: The Islamic Hukm on Test Tube Babies and Abortion in the light of Quran & Sunnah. Both of which are highly valuable resources.

My recommendation

It is extremely vital for all Muslim couples (and couples to be) to educate themselves on this topic. It is very hard to find good resources on this topic that cover it so extensively. This is why I highly recommend Irfan Ullah’s course. It is one of the best resources currently available on the market in the English language.

A Special Offer – April 2017 Only

Although registration for this course closed almost a year ago. Br Irfan Ullah has re-opened registration for one week only. You can access the course today at a special discounted price by clicking here.

Please note registration closes 2nd May 2017. Purchase the course today and gain life-time access to this highly valuable resource.

Posted by Ismail Kamdar in Business