The Heavens Keys course

A new initiative designed to meet the needs of a developing aspirational Muslim community

The light of Islam Academy offers innovative Islamic learning for adults as well as children. The Heavens Keys course is a new initiative designed to meet the needs of a developing aspirational Muslim community. This weekend course will equip you with essential Islamic knowledge enabling you to fulfil your obligation of worshipping the Lord Almighty in a manner that He ought to be.

The Heaven’s Keys course is a two year course covering the core subjects of Tafseer, Hadith, Aqeedah, Fiqh, Seerah.

It gives me great pleasure and I would say an honour to endorse and extend my prayers for the success of this course.

I have met and spent fond times with the founder of this institution, Mufti Muhammad Munir uz Zaman Chishti and his children who have been honoured with serving the deen in Rochdale.

Indeed I consider him my own spiritual father and pray that Allah Almighty bestows him a healthy long life and preserve him and award him and his loved ones the highest place in Jannatul Firdaws.

Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya An Ninowy

Enrolment is now open! The open day is on Saturday 17th September 2016.

If you would like to enrol onto the course then please return your completed application form as soon as possible. Please visit the Application page for details.

To order a brochure please use the contact page to get in touch and we will post it out to you soon InshaAllah or alternatively you may download the brochure.


The light of Islam Academy is pleased to announce that the "Heaven's Keys" course is enrolling for a fourth year. Heaven's Keys will equip you with essential Islamic knowledge enabling you to fulfil your obligation of worshipping the Lord Almighty in a manner that He ought to be.

The Course will cover the basics of the Islamic Sciences without the need for an in depth knowledge of Arabic. Qualified English speaking scholars will deliver lessons in the English language using translations of traditional texts.

This is your opportunity to embark on a two year course that will reshape your life.

Heaven's Keys Course - two years

This course is the flagship course offered by the Light of Islam Academy. It is suitable for beginners and will give you an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of Islam.

Class Times

The classes will take place on Sundays from 10:00 am - 1:OOpm with optional classes. All course material will be provided by the academy. The cost of which will be included in the enrolment fee.


In order to gain the most from each educational session places on the course have been limited, therefore please apply as soon as possible. We are an inclusive institution and therefore admissions are open to all - regardless of gender, race and creed. All we ask is that if you secure a place on Heavens Keys you buy into our simple philosophy of respect for all.


Mufti Muhammad Munir uz Zaman Chishti ~ Founder and Patron of Jamia Masjid Chashtiah

Maulana Shabir Sialvi ~ Curriculum Manager / Teacher: Fiqh, Tafsir

Maulana Irfan Chishti~ Curriculum Consultant / Teacher: Seerah

Nafeesa Chishti ~ Manager

<h4<TEACHERS Imam Irfan Chishti MBE Subject: Seerah

Imam Muhammad Irfan Faizi Chishti MBE graduated with a Law degree in 1995 after which he embarked on a 7 year path of higher education specialising in theology and language. His studies took him to Jamia AI Karam in Retford as well as to AI-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt.

Upon returning to the UK he completed his PGCE to qualify as a teacher and a Masters degree from the University of Manchester. Imam Irfan has worked in many North West schools as an R.E. teacher and has been instrumental in establishing The light of Islam Academy at Jamia Masjid Chashtiah and designed a ten year curriculum to take the young regular mosque attendees on a path of spiritual, innovative and inspiring learning.

Maulana Mohammed Shabbir Sialvi Subject: Tafsir and Hadithshabbir Sialvi

Initial religious education was conducted under the tutelage of his honourable father Maulana Muhammad Bashir Sialvi (R.A.). Having completed his A-levels he left for Pakistan to complete the traditional Dars-e-Nizami course. Whilst studying at Jamia Nizamia Rizvia (Lahore). he also completed a B.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Sargodha University.

Upon returning to the U.K. he undertook an extensive hadeeth course at Suffa-tul-Islam (Bradford) under the tutelage of Sheikh Muhammad Habib-ur-Rahman Mahboobi. whilst at the same time undertaking further studies with Sheikh Shams-ul-Huda Misbahi. At present he is teaching at Jamia Masjid Chashtiah (Rochdale) and is part way through a BScin physics.

Guest Lecturers

As well as regular teachers, we will from time to time invite special guest speakers to deliver lectures relevant to the course. We hope this will enrich the students' learning experience on this unique course.

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddadshaykh gibril haddad

Shaykh Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad is a well-known scholar and religious leader. He is respected for his tireless effort and scholarship in defending and promoting the mainstream way of traditional Sunni Islam; for his erudite, meticulously-researched writings and translations; and his commitment to spread authentic Prophetic teachings, as understood by the great scholars of the Islamic tradition.

He is now an accomplished scholar, religious leader, author and Arabic translator and was listed amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World. He holds ijazas from over 150 scholars across the Muslim world. Shaykh Haddad has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles. His latest book is a translation of the first Hizb of Baydawi's tafsir - The Light of Revelation.

Currently resides with his family in Brunei, Darussalaam and is a visiting fellow at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Center for Islamic Studies, University Brunei Darussalam.

Shaykh Bilal BrownBilal Brown

Bilal Brown travelled the Middle East and studied with prominent scholars from all over the Muslim world for a period of roughly 8 years. He taught Islamic Jurisprudence and other subjects in Arabic to Arabs and non-Arabs.

Bilal Brown accepted Islam in 1999 and went to study Arabic in the Middle East in 2004 where he became fluent within 6 months. He returned to the UK in 2006 and left again in 2008 to study Islamic Sciences. He graduated from 4-year intensive 6-day a week, all-year round accelerated course in Shari’ah studies at the Al-Dawli Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences in Damascus in 2012 in addition to studying privately with scholars in Damascus. He then went to Yemen to further his studies in Shafi’i jurisprudence, Arabic grammar and self-rectification. Bilal Brown returned to the UK in November 2014.

He currently teaches Arabic and Islamic sciences in Oldham, Rochdale, Manchester, & online in England in the UK.

Please Fill in the online application form below or download the application form and return to Chashtiah Book Centre or post to Heaven's Keys, Jamia Masjid Chashtiah, 49 Milkstone Road, Rochdale OL1 1EB

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