1. When does the course enrolment begin?
Enrolment Opens: Sun 14th June 2020,
Deadline: Sun 20th Sept 2020
Course Start: Sun 4th Oct 2020,
1st Live Lesson: Sun 11th Oct 2020
2. What is the 3 year Greco Islamic Herbal Medicine Diploma?
Greco Islamic Herbal Medicine is a form of allopathic medicine and relates to the traditional methods of Herbal Medicine used by greeks and Muslim pioneers e.g. Plato Galen, Ibn Sina, Ibn Nafis, Khwarizmi etc.
The Islamic and Greek Herbal Medical Diploma accredited by CMA (Complementary Medical Association ) is a 3 year structured course that will entail the study of both the Theoretical and Practical side of Herbal Medicine. It involves the study of ancient manuscripts, dating back to over 800 years old. Once students have graduated they have the option to either practice independently and / or jojn Ibn Sina Herbal as a partner (Research and Practice)'. Information on the post graduate scheme shall be uploaded soon. The course will give the ability to diagnose illnesses and make herbal remedies to cure people. On completion students will be given certification (isnaad).
The course is a 3 year structured on a part time basis (weekend) 1 day a week (live online) as well as the option to study globally as a distance learning student through the online facilities Recording shall be available for both students after each lecture / seminar. Currently we have many distant students around the UK, Europe and rest of the world. We have a track record of students from across the world who have enroled on the course previously of which some are now working closely with Ibn Sina Herbal.
3. How is the Diploma Program Structured?
There are many topics that are taught and covered in this unique course, from theoretical to practical. The course covers a comprehensive text of Ibn Sina called the "Urjoozah" that is taught over the 3 years along with 3 semesters in the 3 years that will focus on Herbal remedies, oils, concentrates adn complicated remedies known as Majoons. It also delves into herbs, types of herbs, different methods of drying them and their affects on a person's health, from a preventative perspective to a curing perspective.
The course is broken down into two distinct categories: The Theoretical and the Practical side of Herbal Medicine. Below is a breakdown of some of the Theoretical and Practical Modules that are covered on the program (Note: these are not all of the modules but just some of the major ones):
Modules include but not limited to reading a patient's Meezaj (Temperament), Elements and there effects, Reasons for Illnesses, Preventing Illnesses, Symptoms of Various Illnesses, Treating Illnesses, Primary and Secondary organs, Reading a Pulse to determine illnesses, Reading a patient's Urine and Faeces to determine Illnesses, Reading a patient's Urine and Faeces to determine Illnesses, Reading a patient's Blood, Skin colour and texture to determine Illnesses and more.
Modules include but not limited to Making standard remedies, Procedures of making various Oils, Extracting oils from flowers and nuts, Procedure of making Murabbas, Procedure of making Concentrates (Ruboobs), Procedure of making Marhams (creams), Procedure of making Herbal Tablets, Procedure of making Majoons (complicated remedies), How to develop your own remedies, Herbal Formulas and Calculations, Terminologies used in ancient herbal medicine, Encyclopedia of Herbs and more.
One of the practical modules includes pulse reading. Unlike contemporary medicine, where doctors measure the heart rate and blood pressures only, Islamic and Greek Herbal Medicine boasts a deeper interpretation of the pulse of the heart. The pulse provides the Herbal Doctor (Tabeeb) with around ten categories of information with a layer of subcategories further adding to the precision of the diagnosis. The Herbal doctor (Tabeeb) does not rely on technological heart monitoring systems and devices but rather implements the use of his fingers to detect the pulse of the patient. The information has been used by our Head Herbalist Sh. Hakeem Atabek to diagnose problems to a degree of accuracy that has startled the curious sceptical people. This method of diagnosis is taught on the second year of the Herbal Medicine program in the chapter of Illnesses along with many of the other traditional methods of diagnosis to all students.
4. Is this program based upon any particular classical text or manual?
Ibn Sina Herbal Program is one of the first courses in the UK and globally that provides authentic and traditional remedies based on Islamic and Greek Herbal Medicine. The course head teacher (Hakeem Atabek Shukurov) has a direct authentic chain of tutelage through teachers connected back to Ibn Sina (Avicenna) himself. There are a number of texts that were collated together by the Head Herbalist from a strong history of pioneers, herbalists and physicians such as Avicenna (Ibn Sina), Hippocrates, Plato, Ibn al-Nafees and Ibn Sina (Avicenna) which were used in systemising the syllabus for this Herbal Medicine course. From Greek to Islamic Sources the Head Herbalist has researched manuscripts dating back over 800 years, unlocking the secrets of the past and bringing it into the present world. These unique texts are are current taught no where else and are included as part of this course.
For the Theoretical side of Herbal Medicine the "Urjuzah fi al-Tibb" is taught throughout the 3 years. This manual in Herbal Medicine dates back to the Medieval Islamic World in the 8th Century. Written by Ibn Sina himself the book is written as a Medical Poem. It was one of the main books that was the key in transmitting the medical knowledge to Medieval Europe, studied in nearly every medical university in Europe at the time. This famous historical manuscript now makes the main foundation of Ibn Sina's Herbal Medicine Course.
For the Practical side of Herbal Medicine there are a number of classical manuscripts from great authors such as Ibn Nafees and Ibn Sina from which the methods of drying herbs, extracting oils and making remedies are deduced. Formulas to unique remedies are taken from these trialled and tested recipes of our historical Herbalists to give the students a unique experience.
5. Is there any classical certification or Ijazah given for this text/science?
After the 3 years of study, if you are successful and pass all your theoretical and practical examinations then you will receive certification from Ibn Sina Herbal. (Please note all final examinations will take place at Ibn Sina Institute) This will be a certificate declaring that you have qualified as a herbalist on the program of study. For those that get over a certain amount of percent will not only receive the certificate but also the sanad (chain certificate). This is a highly unique document that will connect the student all the way back to one of the world's greatest Herbalists, Ibn Sina (Avicenna). The Isnaad document is an ancient method of certification that would be displayed to students on completion of studies in the past. This would contain all the names of the teachers throughout the generations that have passed on the knowledge from teacher to student going back to the source, which in this case is Ibn Sina. The isnaad will be certified and issued by the Head Herbalist (Sh. Hakeem Atabek).
6. What are the entry requirements for enrolment?
The course is designed to provide foundations and an introduction to the different aspects of Herbal Medicine. You do not need any prior requirements or foundation studies to start this program however one of the requirement is for students enrolling on the Islamic and Greek Herbal Medical Diploma must be 16+. Students younger than 16 can contact the institute and if they succeed at the interview the students will gain entry into the First year of study.
Returning Students / Late enrolments
If any students could not continue and complete the previous year(s) or as a graduate would like to join to refresh your knowledge, there is an option for students to join / continue lessons. There will be a reduced / zero fee for these students. Occasionally we have students who want to enrol mid way, this is a possibility however there will be a requirement to catch up on all the lessons prior to joining the next live lesson to minimise inconvenience to other students. Please contact us for more info.
7. How are the course fees structured?
To enrol click on the enrolment / register button on top of this page. This will take you through a simple registration process and allow you access to your portal area. If not already done so as part of the registration process, can you please provide your mobile number to +447837834675 to allow us to add you to the communication groups. Once enrolled we request all students to familiarise them self with the system and the course literature available (if applicable) prior to joining live lessons. If you miss the deadline date for enrolment then you are advised to contact the admin team at the earliest possible date to see if any places are available.
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Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Course Fee, Payment and Discounts
The Course Fee is £3,600 and can be paid as a one-off or £1,200 an annual basis. Subscription options are available for termly or quarterly based payments however may be subject to additional cost to cover admin charges. However we understand the needs for special requirements. Please contact us and we will try our best to help you.
- Upfront - An upfront payment - £1,200 / year
- Termly - 3 Term (On enrolment, January and April) payment - £435 / term x 3 (£1,305)
- Monthly - 8 months (on enrolment then monthly until _ _ _ _) payment - £
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Payment for all options must be made in advance, before commencing the course. Once you have made your initial payment, you will automatically secure your place on the course. For monthly options an advanced payment will be required followed by monthly payments, these will automatically be deducted.
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Discount Policies / Options (Please note the offers below cannot be used in conjunction with each other)
We are currently running a discount policy for the Ibn Sina College courses to ensure a fair policy to allow students to enrol and also to reward all those that help us. . The discount policy is:
- International air discount policy - Discounts are available for other countries based on costs of the local economy), please contact
+44 7837 834675 for further information.
- Early Enrolment - If a students enrols early, there shall be a 10% discount on first payment for all courses.(Please enter discount / coupon code 'EARL10' This is generally available up to 1 month prior to the course start date. We recommend for students to take this option as it allow Ibn Sina College to make the necessary preparations for the students expected.
- Recommendation - If a student signs up with a recommendation from another student or friend they will receive or earn 5% of the course fee. There is no maximum limit for recommendations. Staff recommendation will earn 10%. A number of students from last year have not made use of this opportunity.
- Network / Partners Discount - If you are a Ibnsina or Maturidi College member, Please contact us at [email protected] or contact +44 7837 834675 prior to enrolment
- Staff and Volunteers Discount - Please contact us at [email protected] or contact +44 7837 834675 prior to enrolment
Refunds and Cancellation Policy
All funds received by Ibnsina and Maturidi College are used in research and development. We understand that circumstances sometimes do not allow students to continue onto the Course and we have therefore adopted a refund policy. The refunds policy in place is: If you decide to no longer continue with the course then a payment for the lessons you have attended to or have been taught will only be charged including a admin fee The remaining balance will be refunded.
8. What is the course delivery method?
Course Delivery: Online, Live Lessons, Prerecorded lessons and discussion forums.
The course is currently structured to be delivered over 3 years online through, online literature, weekly live lessons and prerecorded lessons (this includes recording of the live lessons that have taken place) and discussion forums with staff and students, with the opportunity to meet all staff and students at the Annual Retreat Event. We are also working on a flexible program which will be based on how you want to learn, this will allow you to complete the course in 3 years or 2 years or even 1 year. Below is a breakdown of the current structured course taught over 3 years:
Year 1 Modules - Definition of the Tibb, Parts of the Tibb (Theoretical / Practical), Theoretical parts (Natural Things - Tabe'iyyat, Elements, Humors, Body-elements (Akhlat), Organs -3 Lessons, Souls - Arwah, Engines - Quwa, Actions Af'aal)
Year 2 Modules - Necessary things (Daruiyyat), Surrounding conditions, food and drink, sleeping and awakening, motion and stiffness, Fullness and emptiness (Istifragh, Ihtiqan), Anger and fear, illness, illness of organs, causes of the illness, symptoms of the illnesses, signs, condition of fullness, signs during the illness, time of illness, length of illness, peak of illness (buhran), signs of death, signs of cure, way of analysing the signs
Year 3 Modules - Treatment by food and remedy, Preventative Medicine, Treatment, Types of Remedies, Preparing Remedies, Initial effects of the remedies, secondary effects of the remedies, third type of effects, treatment of bad condition, treatment of fullness, treatment of conditions
:*Note 1: Lesson time is scheduled as 2 hour per lesson but these may be +/- 1 hour. Practical Lessons usually run to 3 hours.
*Note 2: The Semester term periods start and end dates may change +/- a month depending on the new year schedule. Please refer to course handbook or email the admin for clarification on this
The course is delivered on a learning management system (LMS) with Live Lessons managed within the system using Zoom as a virtual classroom / webinar / meeting. The selection of the system by the College has taken place after a trial and error of many systems which ensures minimum issues and ensures the system meets expectations . Some of the features of the system is as follows:
- Learn on the go with both systems being compatible with desktop computer, laptop, tablets and mobile phones (both Apple and Android devices)
- Step by step LMS system with pre-requisites to ensure all content is covered
- Live lessons with the ability to ask questions live (video sharing, audio and text). Live lessons can be watched using a laptop, desktop computer, tablet and mobile including iphone and android.
- Recording of live lessons available within the portal after each lesson and will remain on the portal throughout your study over the 3 years
- Interact with staff and students through the online discussion section dedicated to each course as well as a dedicated Whatsapp Group
- Submission of assignments, examination and certification
- Enrolment management to allow you to track and manage subscriptions and payments
Due to the course being held and based in the UK. All timings and schedules will be issued according to UK time and date. If you are located in a different time zone, then you must calculate your own time differences according to your own respective countries. The course term times and holidays will be in conjunction with regular UK state schools and universities (ie: Christmas and New year holidays, similar to UK schools). For the full Yearly course calendar and timetable please download prospectus. Lesson time is scheduled as 2 hour per lesson but these may be +/- 1 hour. Practical Lessons usually run to 3 hours and theory lessons can sometimes finish in 1 hour depending on whether the content is covered
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