Respect Graduate School Presents Its


A One Year Program For Enhancing Reading and Understanding of the Qur’an

*Registration for the Qur’an Certificate Program is now closed. Please check back in May, 2020 when we will re-open enrollment. Thanks!

Before anything else, the Qur’an is the most authoritative source for Islamic knowledge. It is the determinant factor in scholarly discussions in Islamic sciences. No Islamic School challenges the authority of the Qur’an, but they offer differing interpretations.

In order to enhance Qur’anic Literacy in our society, Respect Graduate School proudly launches a one-year fully online program that leads to the Qur’an Certificate. The certificate consists of four courses. The program not only brings the profound knowledge of the Qur’an and both the classical and contemporary exegetical approaches to the benefit of its students, but also teaches the Qur’anic Arabic to enable the students to undertake their personal journey with the Qur’an in its original language.

By completing the program, students will achieve two important objectives:

  • They will be able to understand the Qur’an in Arabic. The program will provide the participants with foundational philological and reading skills in both the Qur’an and classical Islamic texts.
  • They will be well informed in the content and the style of the Qur’anic text, as well as exegetical principles and traditions.

Convenient Structure!

  • Fully Online Program!
    • The fully online program provides great convenience for the students to finish the whole program without relocating.
  • Convenient Schedules!
    • Classes are scheduled for afternoons and weekends to accommodate the students’ schedules.
  • A Year Long Program!
    • The whole program is designed to be finished in two semesters, namely Fall and Spring.
  • Moderate Tuition!
    • Total tuition for the program is only $1,500.
  • High Quality Education!
    • Students will learn from highly qualified professors.

Courses and Schedule:


Fall Semester 2019:

Instructor: Hilmi Okur
Dates: September 2 – December 20, 2019
Days: Mon, Wed, and Fri for 14 weeks
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST


Instructor: Abdurrahman Benavidez
Dates: November 2 – December 14, 2019
Days: Saturdays for 7 Weeks
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 PM EST


Spring Semester 2020:

Instructor: Hilmi Okur
Dates: January 13 – May 1, 2020
Days: Mon, Wed, and Fri for 14 weeks
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST


Instructor: Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy 
Dates: March 5 to April 16, 2020
Days: Every Thursday for 7 Weeks
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST