Islamic Online University (IOU)

Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, Seeking knowledge (of Islam) is obligatory upon every (male/female) Muslim.

We know that to leave out an obligatory act is a major sin. This shows us that it is essential for every believer to have a thirst for knowledge of the religion. Today it is not possible for most of the people to give time or to make it to the place where the knowledge of deen is imparted.

While the brothers can’t spare time from their work, the sisters can’t travel to far-off places to find knowledge. While time restrictions are a concern to some, the financial burden is unmanageable for others.


Alhamdulillaah, Allaah has given us an opportunity to provide every Muslim an excellent solution to overcome these basic obstacles to seeking knowledge. Islamic Online University is a unique place of learning which provides a never before seen opportunity to learn, from anywhere and anytime. Islamic Online University has a completely free diploma section and a completely tuition-free degree section that offer world-class Islamic education to Muslims all over the world. No travel is required; staying inside the home is where the IOU students learn everything!

Click here to enter into the place of learning that has NO limitations:


The knowledge of deen is never complete. There can’t be a single person on this earth who could claim to have complete knowledge of Islam. There is something or the other that we keep learning until our last breath. Because the ilm we are referring to here is the knowledge of Allaah’s speech and the explanations and applications of His Messenger (peace be upon him). So this ilm is very vast and there is a new lesson to be derived from the knowledge that you already have each time you revisit it and a lot more knowledge to be gained.

Imam Ahmad is reported to have said, As for me, I will continue to seek knowledge till I am placed in the grave. He was a man of knowledge, one who was revered for being the most knowledgeable person of his time. But he preferred to continue learning until he was placed in the grave. This shows us that there is no end to learning and no age limitation to the seeking of knowledge

At IOU, there are students who are just in their early teens and also those who are in their late 70s and 80s! Subhan Allaah, it is a thing of immense pleasure to see the IOU student body comprising students of vast age group, from different continents. These students enter the same classes with teachers from different parts of the world!


Islamic Online University understands that each student is unique and their circumstances different. IOU programs and courses are completely flexible, imparting knowledge primarily aimed at educating in the best possible way. We offer:

  • FREE DIPLOMA COURSES — for students who can’t give a fixed time period but who want to learn Islam
  • NORMAL BAIS— for students who want to study in an organized degree program and who can put in required times
  • ACCELERATED BAIS— for students who can put in more time and who wish to complete the degree program faster
  • PART TIME BAIS— for students who wish to complete the degree program but can’t put in the required time
  • IOU Adv Dip— for students who do not meet the requirements to do BAIS (that is, those who do not have an HSC)
  • IOU Adv Dip in Minors— for students who do not wish to do all the BAIS courses but would like to study a specific field of Islamic sciences
  • Audit Courses— for students who wish to learn the BAIS courses with or without taking tests and exams
  • BAIS SCHOLARSHIPS— IOU provides scholarships to deserving students. So financial difficulties are no more an obstacle for you if you can put in time and commitment!


Islamic Online University truly cares for the students’ needs and provides personalized care and counselling. If you have a problem with your studies, then there is guidance and assistance for you at each step. The IOU team is trained to provide excellent online support to the students in a way that makes online learning hassle free, interactive, and interesting.

Each responsible official can be reached through email or phone and the students can expect quick responses to their emails on the same day. The IOU staff never gets tired of answering student queries; they’ll keep helping until they know that the issue has been resolved or clarified!


The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, Whoever treads a path to seek knowledge therein, Allaah makes easy for him (or her) a path to Paradise.

Allaah has made it easy for you to start this journey of knowledge. You can register at Islamic Online University sitting right in front of your computer and I am sure that you will create an account soon, insha Allaah. But the steps following that are those which are important. Do not let the enemy of Allaah, the accursed Satan, let the thought of “not being able to” stop you from taking the future steps toward enrolling in the courses and getting started. True success is in overcoming the negative thoughts and getting started. Register today and start your journey of seeking this obligatory knowledge. We ask Allaah to make it easy for you to start your studies at Islamic Online University and to help you to gain knowledge of His deen through the beautiful courses and implement it and impart it to others. In this may Allaah make easy, for you and your family, a path to Paradise (Ameen).

If you have any queries please write to the committed staff of  IOU who would try their best to make it easy for you to get started and to help you at each step after you start, insha Allaah.

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  1. khairunnisa January 23, 2013 Reply

    i AM HAPPY TO KNOW THAT iou is helping to gain the islamic knowledge may all of us{human kind ] benifit this. ameen

  2. AbdurRab Chowdhury, M. D. January 23, 2013 Reply

    May Allah (swt) bless you for offering us this great opportunity!

  3. F Mohammed Qureshi January 25, 2013 Reply

    Alhamdulillah, delighted to know about this site. May Allah grant and His mercy to all who are working for it. Aameen.

  4. mohd jahangir alam January 25, 2013 Reply

    Best opportunity for all muslim, ameen.

  5. Fatima Muhammad January 25, 2013 Reply

    Asalam aleikum beloved members of my muslim family
    I am delighted to see that you are all working so hard to produce productive, knowledgable muslims. The Ummah of prophet Muhammad salla Allahu alayhi wasalam really needs that. May Allah give you an excellent reward.

  6. Lakshmi Mariyanto Datau January 26, 2013 Reply


  7. Laily Hashimi Saidi January 30, 2013 Reply

    Alhamdulillah…..this is the best deed for a believer to sake knowledge of Islam… implement it… and share it with others….. only to please Allah (swt)…….May Allah (swt) bless you and rewards u in this World and the Hereafter…..ameen.

  8. M Salihu Ibrahim February 3, 2013 Reply

    we thank god at alltime.

  9. Hamidullah August 10, 2014 Reply

    I thank Almighty God that we have such dedicated muslims serving the holy Quran May Allah Bless all of them

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