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Hadith Online Diploma Program

Al Hafidh Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani 

“Whoever treads the path to seek knowledge Allah will make easy for them a path to paradise” - Sahih Muslim

“Indeed, in the Messenger of Allah is an excellent exemplar for anyone whose hope is in Al


Why Cordoba Academy?

Cordoba Academy is the preeminent seat of learning worldwide for the transmission of the Sacred Islamic Sciences. We merge the traditional methods of inheriting and transmitting knowledge through sacred Isnad with the latest technology and techniques in instruction.


For over fourteen years, Cordoba Academy has conducted English and Arabic programs which explore and unlock classical Islamic texts through onsite and online programs worldwide. Furthermore, Cordoba Academy has provided to students of knowledge, at all levels, from all backgrounds, the benefit of studying with some of the greatest living scholars of our times. The various programs delivered at Cordoba Academy have earned repute in both the Arab and non-Arab world; thousands of students and scholars have taken immense benefit from them.


Recognizing that many dedicated students are unable to commit to our acclaimed intensive diploma programs in real-time, and in the interest of facilitating the pursuit of Islamic knowledge, CA has decided to offer the self-paced diploma program. This allows students a chance to use the class materials and resources to customize and pace their study as they wish, checking-in with the program mentor and academic staff when they require guidance, assessment or feedback.


Every student who joins this program will study under the direct and unrestricted guidance of the renowned hadith researcher and author: Shaykh al-Muhaddith al-Musnid Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir who in following the footsteps of the great scholars of Prophetic Tradition, has established his reputation as one of the most widely-travelled specialists of Prophetic legacy in the world today. The Shaykh has and continues to travel unrelentingly to preserve the sacred tradition of Isnad, in pursuit of excellence in the Prophetic Tradition.


What is it about?

This is a unique, carefully structured, thorough program, put together with the advice of the world’s leading scholars of Prophetic Tradition and taught in English medium. Unlike other academies, that prefer contemporary works which are detached from the genuine tradition of Isnad, this program comprises the most essential classical works in the specialization of hadith across its various branches.

Who is it for?

​We encourage students to have a basic understanding of Islamic personal obligations (fard ‘ayn) before delving further into the specifics, such as the Hadith sciences, however this program will be extremely beneficial for all Muslims who want to have a solid foundation in this essential science.  Students who successfully complete this program and wish to further their study may undertake the Imam Ibn Salah Advanced Diploma Program in Hadith Sciences.

What can you get out of it?

By the end of this program, you will have obtained an intimate appreciation of hadith scholarship and a wholesome foundation in the Hadith Sciences; making you more than capable of passing on the studied texts to your peers and students. Moreover, as with all courses at Cordoba Academy, you will be granted Ijazah (traditional license) with full chains of narration for every text studied, connecting you to the blessed lineage of students and scholars who set foot on the sacred path before you.


Students study independently at their own pace, accessing the online lectures, materials and resources at their convenience. When guidance or module assessment is required, they may consult the academic staff through the dedicated Telegram group or simply book a slot online.


The total fee for the program has been set at $1087 for students who choose to ‘pay-as-you-go’ for each course. A special price of $749 shall be given to all students who make a lump sum payment or pay in 3 installments. Payments can be made either through bank transfer or PayPal.


If you have successfully completed some of the courses with us in the past, and would like to study for the diploma, please get in touch with us to arrange for your assessment and credit from those courses.


About the Program
Structure & Fees

Course FAQs

Q. What language are the courses taught in?

A. All classes will be taught through English, with the Arabic text covered during class so that students become familiar with the Arabic language used.

​Q. Can I join this course as a listener and not be required to complete assessments?

A. Yes, however you will not be able to receive Ijazah for teaching these texts to others.

Q. What is an Ijazah? As I see this word used frequently on the website?

​A. For an in-depth definition of Ijazah, please read about it here.

Q. If I am unable to attend a course or term due to personal reasons what happens?

A. You can test for ijazah in the individual texts that you attended, however to earn the diploma you have to study the remaining courses privately or when they are next offered.

Q. How are students assessed? 

​A. Through the traditional methods of ongoing assessment during class as well as regular and end of year written assessments.

Q. If I have attended some of these courses before, do I need to repeat them?

A. As the nature of these courses is very academic, the content and length of the courses will be more intensive. Those who have attended previously will be assessed and if they need to repeat a course a discount will be offered for students who have studied with the same course teacher.

Q. How can I get a copy of the materials that are used in the course?

​A. Materials for the course will be provided to the students upon acceptance to the program. They are stored in a telegram group which all students will have access to. They can also be sent out by email at the request of students.

​Q. Why are scholars so strict when awarding Ijazah - to the extent that if I miss a single hadith, it is noted?

​A. The Ijazah Sanad (chain of transmission) system depends on the trust of the