The Open School for Arabic & Islamic Studies
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

In the early 1990ís, the fruits of a meeting of scholars heralded the Open School for Arabic and Islamic studies (OSAIS). It recognised that a new generation of Muslims had particular educational and spiritual needs, while all the more being active in UK life, including pursuing Higher Education. The concern amongst prominent UK based scholars was how to best disseminate Islamic knowledge to this generation, for many whom English was a second language.

In keeping with the methods of our virtuous predecessors, the School adopts an analogous scheme in both its teaching material and ethos, whilst utilising the current burgeoning telecommunications, and recognising the time challenges faced by many wishing to seek knowledge.

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All humans are dead except those who have knowledge;
and all those who have knowledge are asleep,
except those who do good deeds; and those who do good deeds are deceived,
except those who are sincere; and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry

-- Imam Shafi (rahimullah)