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Shajara Tayyiba In Collaboration With AlMaghrib Institute


Associate Degree in Islamic Studies


Shajara Tayyiba has teamed up with Al Maghrib Institute to bring a one of a kind, in person Associate Degree in Islamic Studies program for the Michigan community. 

Exclusive AlMaghrib studio recorded courses, taught by AlMaghrib Shuyukh, in an in person classroom format. Live in person discussions, live Q&As with AlMaghrib Shuyukh and building of brotherhood/sisterhood. 

This structured Associate's Degree in Islamic Studies program will cover over eighteen courses over a period of three years, with 3 semesters per year. Each semester will cover 2 courses. Classes will be held twice a week in person at Shajara Tayyiba (7437 Sheldon Road, Canton MI 48187). Classes are for adults and high school & college students. 

Registration is now open for the new Semester


  • All courses are taught by AlMaghrib Instructors

  • Live Facilitators

  • Live Q&A with AlMaghrib Instructors

  • Six main areas of courses are: Aqidah, Fiqh, Humanities, History, Quran & Hadith

  • Exams for course credits

  • Adults / High school & College Students can attend

  • Refreshments available

  • Babysitting 

  • Only $99 per semester 

Upcoming Semester

In shaa Allah

Starting January 11th

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6 - 8:30 PM

Confidential - (Tafseer Surah Al-Nur) Taught by Sh. Kamal AlMakki

  • A study of the Surah, Sural Al-Nur, and the lessons derived from the stories within.

  • The verse of Light, the verse that has inspired the most commentaries from the scholars of Tafseer in the entire Quran.

  • The verses of darkness and the comparisons between them and the verse of Light.

  • Zina, rational arguments for its prohibition, how to be protected from it, and how to be purified of its sin. 

  • How Gossip, Rumors, Scandals, and Accusations should be resolved, individually and communally, in Muslim societies.

  • The Story of the Slander of 'Aisha and lessons from it.

  • How to forgive someone who has betrayed you deeply. The preservation of honor and dignity in Muslim societies and related fiqh rulings. 


Islamic Code Of Ethics - (Art of Manners)

  • The Best In Character Are The Best In Faith!
    The Prophet (S) said, “I was only sent to perfect good character.”

    • Character is becoming rarer and rarer around us. But it is more important than ever before for your family, for your work, for your faith, and for your world.

    • When you build character you build the foundation that anchors you in trials, fuels you towards your goals and dreams, and frames how you perceive others and are perceived by them.

    • In short, it is the most important quality you have for success in this world and the next.

  • I can’t change.

    • Yes, you can. Everyone from the generation of the companions to ours has been able to grow into better versions of themselves. You will learn how to nurture your ideal self until it becomes your nature. Shaykh Majed has taught this course over 20 times onsite around the world to incredible reviews by a global audience whose lives have transformed…

  • How To Make Allah Love You And People Love You

    • Magnetic Character empowers you to achieve Allah’s love by learning the most important qualities that will transform your interactions with Him and His creation.

    • By focusing your character development around pleasing Allah you’ll discover that those very qualities will make people love you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program online or in person? 

This is an IN PERSON program 


Is the content of the class online or in person? 

The content is made up of lectures by Al Maghrib Shuyukh, group discussions by mentors, and Q&A. The lectures are high quality recordings watched by the group together in person, the group discussions are in person and the live Q&A with Al Maghrib shuyukh will be live and virtual for in person students only. 


Can I take this program online? 

No, part of the focus is to build brotherhood and sisterhood, so the program will remain in person. 


Will these courses be repeated? 

No, each semester will have new courses. 


Are there any prerequisites for this semester?

No! One of the best things about the Associate Degree program is that you can take any classes in any order with no prerequisites.


How long is this semester? 

8 weeks. 


What are the days and times of this semester? 

Starting January 11 insha Allah Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-8:30pm. 


Where will the classes be held? 

Shajara Tayyiba School (7437 Sheldon Road, Canton MI 48187)


Who are these classes for? 

Everyone! Adults and youth in high school and up. 


Will the binders be provided? 

Virtual binders will be provided.


Will there be an exam at the end of the semester?

Yes each course will have an exam through AlMaghrib. This will count towards the Associate Degree. 


What is an Associate Degree? 

An associate degree is an undergraduate degree awarded after a course of post-secondary study lasting two to three years. It is a level of qualification above a high school diploma and below a bachelor's degree.


Is the Associate Degree accredited? 

It is self-accredited. 


Will a US university accept the Associate Degree credits towards a Bachelors Degree? 

This will depend and vary from university to university. It's been used by students before to continue with a bachelor's degree, and other students have used the AlMaghrib bachelor's degree to apply directly to a master's program and they've been accepted. 


How long will it take to complete the Associate Degree? 

Approximately 3 years with 3 (8-week) semesters per year. 


Who will issue the Associate Degree? 

Al Maghrib.


Is there any financial aid? 

Yes! Please email 


Do ST Alumni or Qabeela Ittihaad Core Volunteers get a discount on tuition? 

Yes! ST alumni or QI Core team pay discounted tuition of $79 per person.

Everyone else's tuition is $99 per person. 

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