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on Oct 9 with two courses.

Where knowledge becomes wisdom.

Where knowledge becomes wisdom.

Respect Graduate School offers online Master degree and certified programs in Islamic Sciences to its participants. The school supports students with scholarships and grants raised through donations and contributions from its supporters.

Onlıne Courses

Risale-i Nur Academy

October 9 – November 28, 2021

This program is a humble effort to introduce Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s life and writings to the English speaking world through a series of certificate courses.

Certificate Program in Islamic Studies

This program has been designed for those who want to gain deep knowledge in Islamic Studies. There are no prerequisites.

Clinical Pastoral Education

We’re happy to launch a fully online Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program that offers 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Respect Qur’an School

Knowing that learning Qur’an is vital and it is an endless process, we are committed to preparing students to perform Islamic practices in the best way possible.

Knowledge of Maqamat

In this course students will gain basic maqam skills to beautify their recitation, learn voice management, and improve their sense of tonation through the help of an instrument called Oud.

Qur’anic Arabic

This course aims to lay the foundational knowledge for the Qur’anic Arabic and is specifically designed to provide the elementary comprehension skills for the Qur’an.

quranic arabic

Islam 101 Course

Course date: July 10 – August 28

What Islam is All About. This is not an ilmihal class. For youth and adult.

muslim boy read the quran

English Language Program

The English Language Program at RGS is an ESL program for students who wish improve their English speaking and writing abilities. 

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The Spirit from the Perspective of "Emerald Hills of the Heart"

The primary objective of this course is to develop a fresh understanding of the idea of the spirit.

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EVENTS

Ibn al-Zaman or Ab al-Waqt: Is Bediuzzaman Said Nursi a Son of His Time?

June 20, 2021

Time: 4 PM (New York – EST) Houston – 3 PM California – 1 PM England – 21.00 Germany, France, Egypt – 22.00 Sydney: 06.00 (Next day)

Speaker: Kerim Balcı

Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an: The Contribution of Said Nursi

June 6, 2021

In this program we’ll focus on Qur’an and exegesis, new kalām movement, ihya’ (revival) and tajdīd (renewal) attempts in early Muslim modernism. A special focus is on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. The existing literature indicates Nursi’s multi-disciplinary approach in his collection. Nursi has a Qur’an-based methodology and combined the essence of what the Islamic disciplines included in a different form. This book emphasizes that Nursi’s revival of Islam and his renewal (tajdid) are based on Islamic systematic theology (kalām), and Nursi seeks to formulate an Islamic metaphysics and theology primarily based on the Qur’an by using multiple fields. Moreover, Nursi’s collection is a kind of spiritual exegesis (maʿnawī tafsīr), a commentary on the Qur’an’s meanings. In addition, while the main books of the collection can also be considered as a kind of thematic exegesis, he primarily developed the theory of the word-order (naẓm) in his one-volume commentary on the Qur’an.

Speaker: Dr. Hakan Coruh

Nursi’s Theology on Prophethood

May 9, 2021

Prophethood is the backbone of the Islamic tradition and is the uncompromised tenet of faith; with the impact of modernity however many Muslim scholars were shaken by the ambivalent status afforded to both the prophet and the institution of prophethood in the contemporary period. Said Nursi’s discussion of nubuwwa prophethood was critical in the context and time that he wrote it. His discourse retains and is corresponding to much of the classical theology but also addresses the modern contentions of Prophethood. Nursi entails that prophets in the Islamic tradition provide an alternative historical, philosophical and theological account of the story of the human being and serve as archetypal models of moral and ethical excellence for Muslims around the world.

Speaker: Dr. Mahsheed Ansari

Student testımonıals

One of the very many values Respect Graduate school gave me is the self-confidence. I compare myself before and after I joined the Respect Graduate School. I’m more self-confident now since I can discuss Islam with non-Muslims more comfortably.
Ahmed Naggayev
A friend of mine, a very dear friend of mine, introduced me to this school a few years ago and this has been a great fit for me. It’s been very welcoming, they have made learning very convenient. They have enriching courses and enriching curriculum. Respect Grad School is a very great school, I really enjoy.
Khalid Shahid
Thank God that I am here with Respect Graduate School today. The comprehensive overview of the studies of Islam from world-class educators is what lured me to this school. Respect's rich curriculum and the availability of the educators are fundamental to the development of students like myself.
Moneer Tawfik
"I have found every class insightful, interesting and challenging."
Ozgur Yaglidere
"It is so thrilling to know that the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in Islamic studies exists through Respect."
Fatima Kermalli
"I love about RGS is that the atmosphere is not just academic, but spiritual as well."
Erol Dincer

Master of arts

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Respect Graduate School partners with the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA) in collaboration with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to offer a completely online Master of Arts in Islamic Studies degree program.  In this partnership, education is provided by RGS and ISRA with the degree being issued by Charles Sturt University.