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Six questions about alim class


  1. How long does alim class take?
  2. Do you have to be hafiz to be in alim class?
  3. What are the six hadith books taught in alim class and which order do they rank in?
  4. Can a student only progress into the next year if he passes his tests in alim class?
  5. Can you do qari class and alim class at same time?
  6. Is it faraz to become an alim?


  1. It depends on which madrasah you go to – the average is 6-8 years.
  2. No, you can become an aalim without being hafiz.
  3. The six hadith books are:
    Abu Dawood
    Ibn Majah.
  4. Yes.
  5. Yes, you can.
  6. It’s farze kifayah, like salatul janazah, therefore those who become aalims are fulfilling the farze kifayah of the whole community.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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