Our Guarantee of Quality

We aim to provide the best Islamic knowledge you could receive in a 3 year program! Our goal is that by the end of our program, you will be better educated than the general student who has studied Islam in a 4 year college. Arees university promises their students that after they finish the program, they will be as highly trained and knowledgeable than students who study for 4 years in many of the traditional Islamic universities throughout the world.

Our Ambition to be the Best

Arees University’s goal is to be the best Islamic university in the world. The focus of Arees university is not on the quantity of students, but the quality of our graduates. We admit only a limited number of students to our physical classes.

Knowledgable Faculty

All members of the academic faculty of Arees University have higher degrees in Islamic education. This guarantees the best training for our students. Shaikh Isam, who founded it, moreover, has a wide grasp not only of his specialties (Quran and Fiqh- especially inheritance) but all of the Islamic sciences, so the curriculum is well-designed and is taught in a format which is engaging yet does not water down the seriousness of studying. Arees students are expected to think for themselves, not just copy or follow. The students have these knowledgable instructors as mentors to guide them as they learn to conduct research and build their experience in Islamic ‘Ilm.

A Degree That Means Something

Arees University graduates leave with a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. But it is not a casual degree- it represents hard work and a consistent, thorough study of the basic sciences of Islam. Arees University is unique due to the quality of the curriculum. The subject and course material are carefully selected to make you a competent student of knowledge.

Innovative Teaching Methods

Arees University takes full advantage of the latest educational and training technologies. State-of-the-art education- that’s what Arees University believes in, and that’s what we provide for our students. Our facility comprises of theatre, conference, and university style rooms, plus a very professional student lounge area. All of them equipped with high speed internet access, video conferencing capabilities and advanced communication devices, make the learning experience at Arees one of its kind! If we can use technology to learn other sciences, why not use it to learn our most basic need, Islam.
We also utilize the moderns of the web to reach out to serious students who cannot physically attend the classes, but without watering down the benefits of the program. The online version stands to a par with the actual version.

Practical Solutions for Busy People on a Budget

We are located in one of Houston’s prime business districts, a central and easily accessible location. The University provides two flexible programs to meet your needs. Whether you are a student, or hold a full time job, we have a program tailored to you. Arees University offers this high quality, and individualized training program, at affordable rates. And if you cannot make it to our physical classes, the online version is an excellent alternative. We believe the door to education should not be closed for anyone who has the desire to learn.


“My experience with Arees University was amazing. The knowledge of the instructor and the structure of the program are excellent. The curriculum includes every aspect of Islamic knowledge.
It has changed me as a person and how I look at life Alhamdulillah. Also I am now confident about my religion and I am able to teach others without being hesitant. The knowledge has increased my Iman and self esteem. Made me a better parent and a better teacher. Alhamdulillah.” –Umm Marzuq
“Arees works great for me because I am a busy working mom and I can load the videos and watch them at my own time.
I have control of the amount of classes I take, which gives me the leverage to absorb the knowledge and not rush to just finish.”
Anonymous E-University student
“Arees is THE alternative for so many of us, who cannot go over seas for studies! It changed my life miraculously!!!
But let us be honest: it is Shaikh Isam and his magnificent deep knowledge of Islam- he is one of the few leftover scholars we have and I feel honored to have been able to listen to his teachings! He fascinated us about the authenticity of Hadeeth-narrations and humbled us by showing us the picky choice of a muhaddith, he let us Love our Rasool, cry during seerah and fall in love with fiqh and usool-al fiqh! And subhanAllah his aqidah class-curriculum is THE BEST  in America.
Please, please please, do NOT miss this opportunity of studying underneath such an amazing scholar of the time. Do it for the sake of knowledge, for the sake of going through beautiful, astonishing classic books, DO IT FOR ALLAH!! It is a life changing experience!!!
You will DEFINITELY NOT regret it! “ –Sister Haleema

“Jazak Allah Khayr for arranging the class today. alhamdulillah I was able to attend almost all of the session today apart from missing half an hour. My wife had to miss the last 2 hours or so. MashaAllah, I must say the whole experience is amazing!! When I first saw IN/Arees advertising there courses, I didn’t EVEN consider…..coz I was like, oh no, another copycat university lol (being honest here) But mashaAllah you guys have really proved everyone wrong and after Thanking Allah, I thank you and Sh Isam for making this whole thing a reality.
As you can see, I love this and I have a strong desire to not miss even a minute for the next 3 years inshaAllah (and I can say the same about my wife).” – Kamran Habib

“the benefit that I have found with Arees for this first week of attending Isam Rajab’s lectures has been by all means to me the most beneficial thing I have done since accepting Islaam, in terms of studying. Even attending The Purification Act did not bring me this much benefit (in 2 seminars) that I have gotten in 1 day with Arees . May Allaah bless him for this and for giving up his time for us, Aameen…” — Umm Layth

” I look at being a student of knowledge as a responsibility now. It started with AlMaghrib , and insha’Allah I’ll be continuing my classes there as well, but with Arees , the shaykh has reminded us all that being a student of knowledge means that if I’m going to excel and do the best that I can, I have to hold myself to a higher standard.

I remember listening to Shaykh Muhammad’s lectures, Under the Shade of the Scrolls in which he talks about how Imam Ahmad put water for the students to make wudu for qiyaam-ul layl, and was amazed when he woke in the morning and found that none of it was used, and he was amazed that they would claim to be students of knowledge and not pray qiyaam.
As I look at things I used to do in my life, little frivolous things by the standards of most, I now actively work to avoid those things. I remember when Yasir Birjas mentioned that in the first year at Madeenah U, the first year students were all into debating minor issues and so on, but if you looked at the senior most students, those types of debates and priorities were no longer continuing. I think I can see now how I was in that stage during the beginning years of my quest for knowledge and how AlMaghrib Institute weaned me away from the first year student mentality.
And now, with Shaykh Isam’s reminder that we ARE students of knowledge, I am beginning to feel the weight and burden of that responsibility. It’s changed the way I view myself in this world, and how I deal with each and every situation, either with personal issues, or with issues related to others. It’s an honor to have the priviledge, but it is also a heavy responsibility that must be borne and carried with the honor that our Ulamaa of the past have also done.
May Allah (SWT) make us among the best of those who exemplify the qualities and character of the best students of knowledge so that we may come closer to Allah (SWT) in love and benefit ourselves, our families, and our communities for both this world and al-akhira. Ameen. . ” – Siraaj Muhammad

” What I love about the class (and what makes it different in my opinion) is that it’s VERY serious. Shaikh doesn’t tell jokes, personal stories, etc. (you might smile once in a while) and the graphics, powerpoints etc. are just text- Quran, hadith, a few points. And yet soo interesting due to all the knowledge given by someone with a lot more experience and whom you have access to as a student. It just makes you sit up straight and try to be your best being in that type of environment- even the breaks are very short and no wasting of time. I don’t think even 1 picture was in the powerpoint. You have to take notes the old-fashioned way etc. Homework on an almost daily basis. Yet after all this the students (myself included) – we cannot wait for the next class. I believe Arees has somehow managed to create a unique blend of old-world teaching with new age technology combined with a balance between being mundane or flashy content.” – Fatima Hye





Established in 2006, AREES University is the first accredited Islamic education Institution with uploaded classes – both audio & video!

AREES University is an accredited Islamic Institution teaching Islamic Studies in a full degree format Live, online and through the E-University. Don’t deprive yourself of this opportunity – register today!

Arees University in USA

  • Arees University

    9707 Richmond Ave. #103
    Houston, TX 77042

  • 1866 99 AREES (27337)

  • [email protected]

Arees University in Turkey

  • Arees Eğitim Hizmetleri ve Danişmanlik Bahçelievler
    Yenibosna – Merkez Mah. degirmenbahçe cd. no:16 kat:3-4, Istanbul Turkey

  • +90 (850) 2078062

  • +90 (538) 9130070(Mobile)

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AREES Training Centre in Malaysia

  • Arees Training Center
    35-2 & 03,Cascades Kota Damansara
    47810 Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia

  • Office: +603 7611 7194
    Mobile number: +6010 831 5644

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Arees Training Center
B-02 & 03-35
Dataran Cascades, Jalan PJU 5/1
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

+60 3 7611 7194 (Office)