Welcome to the Seekers of Knowledge Program

Seekers of Knowledge Program

Seekers Of Knowledge Program

My Study Journey

The Seekers of Knowledge Program

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

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I am humbled and honoured to assume the duty of directing Vision Islam and the Seekers of Knowledge program, which has been in development since 2012. Many years of thought and dedication, trial and error, real-life experiences and professional advice has gone into this program. The Seekers of Knowledge program was launched in late 2018 to the general Muslim community in Australia, after being trialled for many years and proven successful.

By Allah’s permission, this exceptional program’s purpose is to seek out well-mannered practicing Muslims and form them into outstanding leaders. This will help provide our community with the direction it needs, guiding the coming generation to what the first generations were upon.

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Special Thanks Message

Special Thanks Message

I would like to express many thanks for the sacrifices made by my family and the families involved in Vision Islam at the early stages of putting together the seekers of knowledge program. The long hours and weeks away from home which they bore patiently so that Islam can be propagated to our communities and the world. May Allah accept it from them and reward them with the best of rewards Allah has rewarded His servants.

I commend all those who helped put this together by the permission of Allah. A lot of hard work and dedication was put into this over the years, may Allah accept it from them. Likewise, I would like to express thanks to all those who financially contributed towards the Seekers of Knowledge program in the beginning stages while it was still under trial. May Allah accept this sadaqah jaariyah from you, and those who made du’a for our success along the way.

I would like to express many thanks for the sacrifices made by my family and the families involved in Vision Islam at the early stages of putting together the seekers of knowledge program. The long hours and weeks away from home which they bore patiently so that Islam can be propagated to our communities and the world. May Allah accept it from them and reward them with the best of rewards Allah has rewarded His servants.

I commend all those who helped put this together by the permission of Allah. A lot of hard work and dedication was put into this over the years, may Allah accept it from them. Likewise, I would like to express thanks to all those who financially contributed towards the Seekers of Knowledge program in the beginning stages while it was still under trial. May Allah accept this sadaqah jaariyah from you, and those who made du’a for our success along the way.

Special Thanks Message

About the Program

About the Program

Introduction

All praise is due to Allah and may the Peace and Blessings be upon the seal of all Prophets and Messengers, Muhammad, his family and his companions. As to what follows:

There has been a surge in the number of practicing Muslims, Masjids and Islamic centres, which has put pressure on the Muslim community. In order to fulfil the obligation of dawah effectively, we need a new generation of Callers to Allah (Imams/Sheikhs) who have grown up in this society, who can match not only the language of the people but also their style. In order to achieve this, Vision Islam has spent years to plan and develop the Seekers of Knowledge program.

The Seekers of Knowledge program is unique and has a specifically designed curriculum which excels the student to excellence by Allah’s permission. The graduates of this program will be qualified to educate and lead the community with wisdom and understanding. Our continuous education and training will ensure that our students/Seekers of Knowledge remain beneficial to the community and society at large.

We ask Allah the Almighty to reward those who have supported Vision Islam in general, and in particular to those who contributed to this project. We ask Allah to make this program a success and pray that people join hands for the cause of spreading Islamic knowledge and ridding the Muslim nation of ignorance. We also ask Allah to give our community in Australia and the rest of the world success, to lead us to all that is good, to provide us with sincerity in words and deeds, for He is able to do that.

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Introduction

All praise is due to Allah and may the Peace and Blessings be upon the seal of all Prophets and Messengers, Muhammad, his family and his companions. As to what follows:

There has been a surge in the number of practicing Muslims, Masjids and Islamic centres, which has put pressure on the Muslim community. In order to fulfil the obligation of dawah effectively, we need a new generation of Callers to Allah (Imams/Sheikhs) who have grown up in this society, who can match not only the language of the people but also their style. In order to achieve this, Vision Islam has spent years to plan and develop the Seekers of Knowledge program.

The Seekers of Knowledge program is unique and has a specifically designed curriculum which excels the student to excellence by Allah’s permission. The graduates of this program will be qualified to educate and lead the community with wisdom and understanding. Our continuous education and training will ensure that our students/Seekers of Knowledge remain beneficial to the community and society at large.

We ask Allah the Almighty to reward those who have supported Vision Islam in general, and in particular to those who contributed to this project. We ask Allah to make this program a success and pray that people join hands for the cause of spreading Islamic knowledge and ridding the Muslim nation of ignorance. We also ask Allah to give our community in Australia and the rest of the world success, to lead us to all that is good, to provide us with sincerity in words and deeds, for He is able to do that.

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About the Program

Vision Islam has been working since 2012 developing and planning for the Seekers of Knowledge program. During that time, we conducted trial versions of the program which helped us refine and improve our program in many aspects.

Vision Islam’s Seekers of knowledge program is an opportunity for students to commit to a lifetime pursuit of knowledge and the field of Da’wah. The program has a rigorous selection process and is uniquely designed to excel the student of knowledge to become a pioneer in calling to Allah.

The “Seekers of Knowledge” program will be giving the opportunity for Australian citizens (Conditions apply) to study overseas, undergo an intensive 2-year Arabic language program (specifically designed for non-Arabic speakers) followed by a 4 year comprehensive Shari’ah degree. All while memorising the entire Quran over the 6 years and attaining an Ijaazah linked back to the Prophet ﷺ. The Seekers of Knowledge program encourages and gives the student an option to continue with masters and PhD (Conditions apply). All this is covered by a scholarship from Vision Islam.

Among the unique features of the Seekers of Knowledge program is that it caters for female students (conditions apply). Knowledgeable and practicing sisters are a key step for this Ummah’s success, as we have a large gap to fill in the Muslim community.

After graduation, the students of knowledge will return to Australia where they will spread Islam to their communities and around the world.

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About the Program

Vision Islam has been working since 2012 developing and planning for the Seekers of Knowledge program. During that time, we conducted trial versions of the program which helped us refine and improve our program in many aspects.

Vision Islam’s Seekers of knowledge program is an opportunity for students to commit to a lifetime pursuit of knowledge and the field of Da’wah. The program has a rigorous selection process and is uniquely designed to excel the student of knowledge to become a pioneer in calling to Allah.

The “Seekers of Knowledge” program will be giving the opportunity for Australian citizens (Conditions apply) to study overseas, undergo an intensive 2-year Arabic language program (specifically designed for non-Arabic speakers) followed by a 4 year comprehensive Shari’ah degree. All while memorising the entire Quran over the 6 years and attaining an Ijaazah linked back to the Prophet ﷺ. The Seekers of Knowledge program encourages and gives the student an option to continue with masters and PhD (Conditions apply). All this is covered by a scholarship from Vision Islam.

Among the unique features of the Seekers of Knowledge program is that it caters for female students (conditions apply). Knowledgeable and practicing sisters are a key step for this Ummah’s success, as we have a large gap to fill in the Muslim community.

After graduation, the students of knowledge will return to Australia where they will spread Islam to their communities and around the world.

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Program information

Program Information

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1. LOCATION

Khartoum, Sudan

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2. DURATION

6 years minimum

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3. ARABIC COURSE

2 years Arabic(designed for non-Arabic speakers)

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4. BACHELOR’S DEGREE

4 years comprehensive study in Shari’ah

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5. EXTRACURRICULAR CLASSICAL STUDIES

Studying selected classical books with specialised Imams/Sheikhs throughout.

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6. QUR’AN MEMORISATION

Obtaining an Ijazah – Sanad, linked to the Prophet (ﷺ) to be completed within 6 years

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7. MASTER’S DEGREE

Specialised study – must be approved by the Seekers of Knowledge Administration

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8. PH.D. DEGREE

Specialised study – must be approved by the Seekers of Knowledge Administration

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9. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (FIRST STAGE)

Ongoing mentorship throughout the duration of study

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10. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SECOND STAGE)

1-2 years with experienced community leaders/Imams/Sheikhs

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11. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (THIRD STAGE)

Ongoing consultation and assistance

The Program

The Program

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1. LOCATION

Khartoum, Sudan

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2. DURATION

6 years minimum

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3. ARABIC COURSE

2 years Arabic(designed for non-Arabic speakers)

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4. BACHELOR’S DEGREE

4 years comprehensive study in Shari’ah

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5. EXTRACURRICULAR CLASSICAL STUDIES

Studying selected classical books with specialised Imams/Sheikhs throughout.

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6. QUR’AN MEMORISATION

Obtaining an Ijazah – Sanad, linked to the Prophet (ﷺ) to be completed within 6 years

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7. MASTER’S DEGREE

Specialised study – must be approved by the Seekers of Knowledge Administration

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8. PH.D. DEGREE

Specialised study – must be approved by the Seekers of Knowledge Administration

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9. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (FIRST STAGE)

Ongoing mentorship throughout the duration of study

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10. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SECOND STAGE)

1-2 years with experienced community leaders/Imams/Sheikhs

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11. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (THIRD STAGE)

Ongoing consultation and assistance

Leadership Program

Leadership Program

Future Imams/Sheikhs require more than Islamic knowledge alone; they also require experience and understanding of the community’s reality through long-term mentorship, which is provided in the leadership program. The first stage of the leadership program will commence when the accepted students begin the Seekers of Knowledge program.

The second stage begins after graduation upon their return to Australia. They will undergo practical training under the guide of the experienced leaders/Imams/Sheikhs of Vision Islam for 1-2 years. In addition, Vision Islam will reach out to notable community leaders/Imams/Sheikhs within the Muslim community around Australia who can offer further training. This will aid graduates to give their Da’wah in the best possible way, to serve their communities and pass this knowledge to generations to come.

After receiving training and experience, the third stage will be ongoing consultation and assistance. The qualified Imams/Sheikhs will now be able to call to Allah and lead their Muslim communities with confidence on their own, having the assurance and backing of Vision Islam.

It is necessary to train a future generation that is able to assume the responsibility of nurturing the Muslim community in Australia.

The Scholarship

The Scholarship

Introduction

Vision Islam has conducted years of research, analysis and has put heavy scrutiny into the costs of the Seekers of Knowledge program. Therefore, we have successfully managed the expenditure of the scholarship.

A scholarship is a trust; especially when funding comes from the generous donations of the Muslim community. So great care must be taken in spending this scholarship, and great care must be taken in choosing the right applicant. Only applicants who can fulfil the Seekers of Knowledge Program’s requirements need apply.

For the successful applicant, the Seekers of Knowledge program provides a full scholarship which covers all the needs of travel, a modest lifestyle and tuition. This is a generous blessing Allah has made possible for the Seekers of Knowledge students.

The Seekers of Knowledge program carries great importance and social responsibility. Vision Islam is committed to facilitate everything for the students’ needs and provide them with services. We will help them undertake their studies and upon return, mentor them in their Da’wah.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Details

The scholarship covers:
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Return Airfares (including visits to Australia every 2 years)

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A Monthly Salary

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Tuition Costs

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Accommodation

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Medical Cover

Scholarship Conditions
  1. The applicant must be a Muslim, male or female, of good conduct.
  2. The age of the applicant must be between 18-24 years (Conditions apply)
  3. The applicant must be an Australian Citizen.
  4. The applicant must have completed year 12 or it’s equivalent.
  5. The applicant must be medically fit.
  6. The applicant must be dedicated to full-time study.
  7. The applicant must pass such tests and interviews as are determined by the Seekers of Knowledge administration.
  8. Female applicants must apply with her mahram.
  9. Married couples who apply together must both be dedicated and committed to studying under the program.

How to Apply

How to Apply

2020 Intake

Applications open on the 1st November 2019. Alhamdulillah, the time period to apply has been extended.
Applications will now close at the beginning of Ramadan 2020 Insha Allah.

Required Documents

All applicants must submit the following set of required documents:

      1. Birth Certificate
      2. Year 12 certificate or equivalent studies
      3. One (1) passport-sized photo
      4. Two (2) Certificate of Good Character and Conduct signed by 2 Imams/Sheikhs (Sisters may approach knowledgeable Sisters in the community/Community leaders)
        SUBMIT ONLINE BEFORE SENDING APPLICATIONIf a married couple is applying, they must both prepare and submit a set of required documents each. In addition, the application must include:
      5. Marriage Certificate

How to Donate

How to Donate

Support the Seekers of Knowledge Program

You have the opportunity of sharing in the rewards of the Seekers of Knowledge Program, which means that everything the seekers of knowledge learn, everything they benefit from, everything they act upon, everything they teach and everything that stems from that will be in your scales on the Day of Judgment. Not to mention everyone who benefits from them and so on and so on.

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Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Seekers of Knowledge program?

The “Seekers of Knowledge Program” is an initiative of Vision Islam to sponsor and train the next generation of Imams/Sheikhs. Australian citizens, male and female (Conditions apply), are given the opportunity, to travel overseas, for a period of at least 6 years, to learn Arabic, memorise the entire Qur’an and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Shari’ah. Then return to Australia and spread the light of Islam, teaching the people with knowledge and wisdom.

Do I have to be an Australian citizen?

Yes.

What is the age limit?

The age limit is 18-24 years of age.

If I don't meet some of the conditions, what can I do?

Email us at info@seekersofknowledge.com.au with your situation and we will reply back to you as soon as possible.

Do you accept applicants from any state or territory in Australia?

Yes, we do accept anyone from any state or territory in Australia.

If I'm married, can my wife and I be accepted into the Seekers of Knowledge program?

Yes, you and your wife can be accepted into the Seekers of Knowledge program.

To do so, you will need to complete the application form with both yourself and your wife's details.

Does the program allow the students to return home in the summer break?

All accepted students will have return airfares to Australia every 2 years on their summer break.

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