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Adult Seminary























The Mission

The Al-Hidaya Seminary was founded on the premise that accessible Islamic learning is a crucial means by which Muslim identity can be protected in the west. This Seminary program seeks to offer students a diverse curriculum that engages their hearts and their intellect by following the traditional methods of teaching and learning. Long term, our goal is to establish an institution of higher Islamic learning which can become a hallmark of Muslim identity in the west.



Introductory Diploma

Students interested in receiving a certificate of completion in the introductory sciences must complete 16 of the following courses:

  • 10 Core Courses (Shown Below)

  • 2 Elective Courses

  • 4 Seminars

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Fiqh I - Next semester TBD

Fiqh II - Next semester TBD

Fiqh III - Next semester TBD

Aqeeda I - Next semester TBD

Aqeeda II - Next semester TBD

Aqeeda III - Next semester TBD

Tazkiyah - Next Semester TBD

Tajweed I - Next Semester TBD

Seerah I - Next semester TBD

Seerah II - Next semester TBD

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Intermediate Diploma

We are preparing a comprehensive Intermediate Diploma track, stay tuned for updates InshaAllah. 

Currently Aqeeda IV which is part of the Fall 2022 Semester and Tajweed II which will be part of Spring 2023 Semester will be required courses in the Intermediate Diploma track.

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Semester Information

During an academic year the Al Hidaya Seminary holds two semesters, one during the fall and one during the spring. Within each semester we offer a selection of extended 15 weeks courses, these courses meet weekly and contain graded home works, exams as well as other assignments. Students have the option to either take courses as part of the requirements of completing a diploma or complete them in a non degree format. Courses may or may not have a pre-requisite requirement that may need to be completed in order to take the course.


The next upcoming semester will be the Fall of 2022. It will begin in September and conclude in December. Registration for the term will begin in late August. 


Current Semester

Spring 2023

Registration for the Spring 2023 Semester has begun. Please see the details regarding it below, the deadline to register will be Wednesday January 25th. 


Start: January 27th 2022

End: May 19th 2023

Courses & Description

Aqeeda V - Intermediate Level

Time: Friday's 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This course will explore the journey of the soul after death. The life and trials of the grave. The Barzkh. The resurrection and judgment by Allah s.w.t. And the passing over the sirat.

Teacher: Shaykh Yacine Boudjema

Tazkiyah II - Intermediate Level

Time: Saturday's 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

After studying the diseases of the heart and what causes them in Tazkiyah I, we now delve into the cures for these diseases and what will save us from them. Through exploring topics such as Sincerity, Patience, and more, we learn what acts of the heart will protect us from their poisonous counterparts.

Teacher: Shaykh Djafer Sebkhaoui

Tajweed II - Intermediate Level

Time: Saturday's 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

In this course, we will cover the advanced rules of Tajweed that beautify and make the recitation whole. Topics such as Maad, Hamzat Al-Wasl, Idghaam, and Ikfaa, among others will be covered.

Teacher: Shaykh Houssem Marzouk


1 Fifteen Week Course


2 Fifteen Week Courses


3 Fifteen Week Courses


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is offered on a case by case basis. Please contact for financial assistance inquiries.

Click the button below to head to the registration page.



Seminars are intended to be brief intensive courses that typically run over the course of a weekend that have no pre requisites. These courses do not have any assignments and are graded according to attendance on a pass fail basis. 

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Our summer retreats offer an opportunity to escape the pace of everyday life and to go on a spiritual retreat with well regarded scholars in natural settings. 


Meet the Team

Resident Scholars

Teacher: Imam Djafer Sebkhaoui 

Teacher: Imam Yacine Boudjema

Teacher: Imam Houssem Marzouk

Visiting Scholars

Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

Shaykh Osamah Salhia

Shaykh Hassan Lachheb

Dr. Haifaa Younis

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Dr. Main Al-Qudah Ph.D

Administrative Staff

Director: Imam Yacine Boudjema


Shiekh Yacine Boudjemaa is an Imam, educator and an educational program head at Masjid Al-Hidaya in Latham, N.Y. He has obtained many degrees including his bachelor's in Islamic Law, and Quranic Science. He holds certifications in the 10 different styles of recitation, science of Hadith, analysis of the Quran, Islamic law, and Arabic language. Prior to arriving to this community, he has also participated in many international Islamic knowledge and Quran competitions.

Coordinator: Hosam Hamed

Assistant: Tasnim Ahmed

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