The education in ISAR is based on a four-year seminar program. Courses in Arabic language, Islamic sciences, social sciences, and tasawwuf constitute the foundations of this program.
Modern and classical Arabic education are given intensively during the first two years of the program. Modern Arabic education is taught in the direction of the curriculum prepared in cooperation with Qasid Institute based in Jordan. The classical Arabic education is taught in accordance with the madrasa method. After these two years of language education, our students further develop their Arabic skills through a summer school at Qasid Institute in Jordan, and complete their Arabic education.
In the second phase of the four-year program, fundamental texts of Islamic sciences are taught in such fields as fiqh, al-sira al-nabawiyya (Life of the Messenger of God), hadith, qalam, Islamic ethics and tasawwuf. Seminars in other fields including philosophy, politics, literature, economics, social theory intensify in the second phase of the program, which lasts another two years.
For the students of ISAR who have successfully completed their Arabic education at end of the second year, an English language program including advanced academic reading and writing courses is offered under the supervision of our native-speaker lecturers in English.
İSAR has divided the program into branches so that the students who study in different departments can benefit from the institution at maximum level. In addition to the general program followed by most students, ISAR offers alternative seminar programs specialized in Theology, Medicine and Islamic Economy.