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Timeless Stories

A certificate course, which includes word to word translation and tafseer of selected surahs, recitation & more!


About the course

This certificate course that is offered in the English language will take students through a comprehensive study (word to word translation and Tafseer) of the Selected Surahs of the Holy Qur’an.

Subjects include:

  • Translation (word to word), Tafseer, Tajweed
  • Hifdh Selected verses Surah Kahf, Tajweed & recitation,
  • Al Asmaa al Husna-Names of Allah,
  • Hadith of the day,
  • Ahadith – Stories taught by Imran Haq. The course will be held every Saturday for 10 months..


Ways to take the course

There are several ways to take the course:

On Campus
This option will allow you to be in a classroom environment, to experience student-teacher interactions, to study alongside other students and to get the opportunity to learn, practice and share in a group setting.

This option is available to everyone regardless of gender, age and/or location. It will allow you to join the course at its designated time from the comfort of your home.


Course Staff

This course is taught by Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair who is an established teacher of Quran with a focus on Tafsir and Word Analysis. She is a respected and inspirational role model, teaching both globally and in her community for more than a decade.

Ustadha Taimiyyah studied under her parents and scholars, Dr. Idrees Zubair and Dr. Farhat Hashmi (founders of Al Huda International).

She has been a student and teacher, at Al Huda Institute, of various Islamic Sciences including Arabic Grammar, Hadith and Fiqh.

She is also part of the Al Maghrib teaching team, both at local and international venues.

Currently, Ustadha Taimiyyah is completing her Humanities degree with a President’s Entrance Scholarship at the University of Waterloo..



  • Girls and Boys ages 15+ years
  • Must have fluency in the English language and Arabic recitation.
  • Students must also have a personal interest to learn and understand the Qur’an.
  • Once registered into the course, the student’s acceptance is conditional on passing the first 2 translation tests & weekly quizzes. Passing grade is 80%.



Fee: CAD $175/- per term, each term 5 months Sep-Jan, Feb-June (Total Terms: 2)
No separate registration fee for anyone.


New term starting: February 2020
Completion: June 2020

Class Timing: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST. (3 Hours 30 minutes).
*Time and Schedule are subject to change each week

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible for the course?
  • Girls and  Boys ages 15+ years
  • Must have fluency in the English language and Arabic recitation.
  • Students must also have a personal interest to learn and understand the Qur’an.
  • Once registered into the course, the student’s acceptance is conditional on passing the first 2 translation and tafsir tests. Passing grade is 80%.
I do not meet the prerequisites of this course. Do you offer any other courses where I can learn the Qur’an?
Yes, Alhamdulillah. Please click here for details on other courses offered at Al Huda Institute.
I want to join this course but I am living outside Canada. What is the procedure to join this course?
Students from any part of the world are welcome to join us onsite or online. Al Huda does not facilitate visa/residence arrangements.
I heard about the course late, can I still join? How will I cover the missed lessons?
Yes, late admissions are accepted upon meeting course prerequisites (see question no.1).

You are required to make up for the missed lessons in order to obtain a certificate.. Please discuss with the Course Coordinator for more information.

Are there any age limits?
  • Girls :  15+ years
  • Boys:  15+ years
My daughter/sister/niece Or son/ nephew/brother is very brilliant but she/he doesn't meet the minimum age requirement, can she/he please apply?
Students under the age limit will be tested by the CI to determine their level of comprehension.  Students who perform well will be admitted to the course on a 3 month trial basis.  Students who don’t meet the standards of the course will be asked to join when they reach the age limit.


What language is the course offered in?
Is there Hifdh also in this course?
There is memorization of  selected verses from Surah Al Kahf in this course. 
What are the subjects taught in this course?
Subjects include: Word to word translation and tafseer of Surah Kahf and Surah Yusuf
Memorization of selected verses from Surah al Kahf.
Are the girls & boys going to be in the same class?
Yes, they will be in the same class (in the Masjid) with a barrier in between and they will also have separate group study sessions with female Group in-charges assigned to them. All students are required to follow the same class rules.
What can I expect to gain from this course?
Students will be able to learn:

  • Tafsir: Gain the word to word understanding of selected Surahs, along with insight into the invaluable life lessons they offer
  • Recitation: Learn and practice how to properly recite according to the rules of Tajweed
  • Memorization: Memorize key verses from selected Surahs
  • Beautiful Names of Allah: Develop a more meaningful relationship with Allah through the knowledge of His Most Beautiful Names & Characteristics
  • Ahadith: Get a taste of this treasure through engaging story style sessions


How do I register?
The registrations are to be done online only. The online form can be found below. 

Once the online form is submitted and online payment is completed an email will be received inn sha Allah.

What happens if a student enrolls after the registration due date has passed? how will I cover the missed lesson?
You may come and speak to the course in charge in person and will be guided accordingly.
Can students under 15 years enrolled in Surah Al Baqarah / Surah Aali Imran / Juz Tabaarak register for Timeless Stories ?
If the student enrolled in one or all our Saturday courses has completed all the assessments required in the mentioned courses may enrol for Timeless stories.

The student should email the course coordinator  with the required information of completion of his/ her assessments. After verification the student will receive an email and student may proceed with the registration.


When does the course begin?

The course started: Saturday, 7th September, 2019.

Next term starts: February 2020

What is the complete duration of the course as well as the days and timings?
  • Course Duration: 10 months
  • Started : 7th September 2019
  • Completion date: June 2020
  • Total terms: 2 terms = each term 5 months Sep-Jan, Feb-June
What are the class timings?
Timings: Every Saturday 10:00-1:30 pm (Except for Statutory Holidays)
Due to major time differences in some parts of the worlds, will the class recording be replayed at a different time?
We don’t send recordings anymore. All recordings and resources are available in the portal.


What is the tuition fee of the course?
$175/ term (1 term=5 months). Each term 5 months Sep-Jan, Feb-June

Family discount is also available. For further details, please discuss with Course Coordinator.

How can I pay my fees?
Fees are payable online only.
I cannot pay the fees, can I still do the course?
For students only:

  • Financial support is approved only after a certain probation period in which student’s Academic performance and commitment are taken into account. Further inquiries to be discussed with the Course Incharge in person.
  • Family Discount(s) will only be available to students who are registered in the same course and will be applicable from the second term.
  • Al Huda Institute offers split payments option to families who have three or more students enrolled. Please fill out the registration form and visit the fee window for payment.
Refund Policy
Refunds can be provided within first month of the course.


What books are we required to have?
Book list :

  • Surah al Kahf / Surah Yusuf
  • Uthmani Mushaf ( Qur’an)
  • Allah’s beautiful names
Where can I purchase the books from?
The books can be purchased from the Al Huda Bookstore at the Institute.


What is the required % of attendance in order to receive the certificate?
Do we get holidays for special occasions such as Eid?
Yes. Alhamdulillah. Complete list of holidays can be available from the Course Incharge.
Can I take a few weeks off due to pregnancy/delivery/wedding?
Yes, however, it is upon the student to make up for missed notes/test/assignments. A leave of Absence note should be submitted to the Course Incharge ahead of time.
I have work/school commitments on the weekend due to which I have to leave early, will I be allowed to leave the class early, or drop in late as a routine?
No. Missing lessons regularly as a routine will negatively impact learning and understanding.


Are there any tests or exams? If so, are they written or oral?
Yes, there will be a  test and assignment. Both of them will be online on myAlhuda and students will be given a time limit to attempt them at home.
Is there active participation required in the course i.e., do I have to interact with instructors/students?
Yes, each student whether on-site or online will be assigned a group. Students will do their lessons. Instructors will listen to students’ Tajweed, ask questions pertaining to their daily Tafsir lesson, and conduct various different activities related to the course material.


In order to obtain the certificate, am I required to complete all the tests/assessments?
Yes, the student must successfully complete all the required tests and assignments with a passing grade (80%) in order to obtain a certificate.
Will certificate of this course be recognized by other Islamic schools to enable me become a teacher or use the credits of this course anywhere?
Not guaranteed.
After learning tajweed from this course, will I have the 'Ijazah' (permission certificate to teach tajweed)?


Is the course available online?
Click here for more information on other online courses
For Online students - is the course completely online or is there physical attendance required?
The class is completely online and physical attendance is not required. Online Students’ attendance is taken online daily.


Is transport facility provided for all students? If yes, what are the charges?
An official transport facility is not provided for all students. However, car pooling is encouraged. Students who need a ride to and from the institute may contact the reception to arrange for a ride from their area of residence.
Is there any facility for babies and toddlers?
Yes, there is proper onsite facility only available for registered student mothers based on available spots.

Please contact your course coordinator for further details.

Is there any service at the Institute I can volunteer for?
Yes, for further details to be discussed with Course Incharge.
Will I be able to get any reference letter if I do any volunteer services there?
Yes, students can get their volunteer hours mentioned with their reference letter.
I have a physical condition which prevents me from prolonged sitting, can I still join? Will there be special accommodation for my condition?
This can be discussed with Course Incharge as per need.
Are there any extra hours I'll need to spend studying over the week?
Yes, this course will have its online assignments scheduled to be attempted during week day hence students must be prepared to dedicate few hours every week to accomplish good results. Homework is assigned in this course as in any other educational program.
Is there a uniform code?

For Girls, a black/neutral colour shirt with a black skirt or a plain black abaya and a white headscarf. Head scarves are available to purchase at the bookstore.

For Boys: Navy Blue Uniform shirt/Black pants

What’s the Course Incharge Contact Information

Registration form 

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