What Do We Mean By “Advanced Hifz”?

  • 5 Hours a Day of Exclusive Memorization Time
  • 1:4 Teacher to Student Ratio
  • Integrated Study of Islamic Sciences
  • Complementary App for Hifz Monitoring
  • Fully Accredited Online Academic Education
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes for PE

The Advanced Hifz course is dedicated to teaching students the memorization of the entire Holy Qur’an while simultaneously educating students on the essentials of Islam and practical arts of self defense. Students that graduate will not only complete the memorization of the Qur’an, but they will also leave with knowledge in the following areas:

  • Method of making Wudu’ and performing Salah
  • Essential rulings pertaining to Wudu’ and Salah (e.g., Sajdat al-Sahw, laws of traveling, etc.)
  • Rules of Tajwid
  • Basic Islamic Theology (i.e., `Aqidah)
  • Basic Islamic history (Prophets and Seerah)
  • Basic Arabic Vocabulary
  • 40-Hadith memorization with translation
  • Memorization of all Salah-related du`as
  • Memorization of over 30 daily du`a's (eating, sleeping, traveling, fasting, etc.)

Why is Our Method Unique?

At CJIIS, we believe in working together with the parents and making them a part of the learning process by providing them with regular progress reports for each child. This includes a detailed daily, weekly, monthly and yearly report about the progress of the child’s Quran memorization and step-by-step updates about the achievements made by the child and difficulties they may be struggling with.

Alongside the Hifz program, students are also taught the essentials of their religion and the proper method of recitation (Tajwid) so they can become true Huffaz of the Qur’an who not only excel in reciting the Qur’an but also display close attachment with their Deen.

At the core of our Advanced Hifz program is the active communication between the teacher, parent, and the child. Seeing the rapid growth of the communications and technology industry, it is no longer enough to simply rely on emails and paper-based communications. To facilitate this rapid change in modern modes of communication, we use an in-house cloud-based application (available for Windows, iOS, and Android) which provides parents and guardians live updates about the progress of their child every step of the way.

With information available at your fingertips, it has never become easier to take an active role in your child’s journey of Hifz and Islamic upbringing.


Students will be prepared to become upright citizens who can:

1. Pursue advanced educational studies
2. Teach the art of Qur’anic memorization to children and adults
3. Lead the congregational Salah
4. Lead the Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan
5. Inculcate the Sunnah of the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) into their lives
6. Demonstrate proper execution of self-defense and discipline

The Hifz coursework is simultaneously completed with the student’s secular studies. CJIIS utilizes an online accredited schooling program* that fully engages all types of students. Academic instruction and guidance is provided by highly qualified and experienced online teachers under a system that targets and rectifies each student’s strengths and weaknesses, all while they are comfortably surrounded by an Islamic environment. Students are also overseen by a Learning Coach who provides the following services:

  • Helps students organize the learning environment
  • Ensures their day to day academic progress
  • Ensures that the students are completing their academic courses promptly
  • Uses provided instructional guides to help students make progress through daily lessons
  • Uses online tools to help students log attendance and manage their schedules
  • Communicates frequently with teachers in order to foster the students’ success

*The accredited schooling program requires a higher tuition. Non-accredited programs are also available for parents that are unable to afford the accredited program.

School Calendar Year

September 05, 2024 – July 25, 2025
For the full academic calendar, please go to:

Weekly Schedule

Mondays – Thursdays: 7:25 AM  – 4:30 PM
Fridays: 7:25 AM  – 12:15 PM

Daily Schedule

Morning Du`a's: 7:25 AM-7:40 AM
Hifz: 7:40 AM-1:15 PM (including snack break, one Islamic Studies, Tajweed, or MMA session)
Zuhr, Lunch, and Recess: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
Online Schooling: 2:15 PM  – 4:15 PM (No online schooling on Fridays)
Clean up and Dismissal: 4:15 PM-4:25 PM


Our institute is located in Somerset, NJ, 08873.

Exact address will be provided to accepted students only.

The cost of the Advanced Hifz Program is outlined below.

Tuition Schedule
Advanced Hifz Tuition (annually)*$5,225 ($475/mo.)
Online Schooling (monthly)**$175 (Accredited Schooling) OR
$25 (Non-Accredited Schooling)
Administrative Fee (one-time)$100
Planner & Textbooks (yearly)$50
MMA Equipment (one-time)$250
Chromebook Rental (yearly, if applicable)$75
*Payment for the Advanced Hifz Program may be made up front or in monthly installments for the duration of the program. Non-Tuition fees must be paid up front.

**Payments for online schooling are in addition to the Hifz tuition. Payments for Bayaan Academy (accredited schooling) are paid directly to the institute.

Central Jersey Institute of Islamic Sciences provides financial assistance for qualifying parents. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance, please email [email protected].

Applicant Requirements

  1. The applicant must be at least 8 years or must have completed the 2nd grade
  2. The applicant must not be above the age of 14 years.
  3. Brothers only.
  4. Ability to independently read the Qur’an.

Please note the following terms for each applicant:

  • Upon acceptance, all required documentation must be submitted for enrollment
  • Students must attend an online interview and evaluation by the instructor
  • Students will be accepted upon approval from the Admissions Committee
  • All parents and students are required to abide by the CJIIS Parent-Student Handbook available at
  • Students must select an online schooling program approved by CJIIS
  • All non-tuition fees must be paid in full to complete enrollment
  • Central Jersey Institute of Islamic Sciences Inc. reserves the right to accept or deny any applicant enrollment and is not obliged to provide an explanation for its decision


Graduation Requirements

Requirements for graduation include:

  1. Memorization of the entire Qur'an
  2. Successfully completing the Hafiz certification exam (See
  3. Knowledge and implementation of the rules of Tajweed
  4. Knowledge of the introductory Fiqh of ‘Ibadah (Laws of Wudu', Salah, Imamat, etc.).

Graduates of our Hifz program are given preference for our Part-Time `Aalim program.

 Admission Process

At this time, this program is only offered for boys.

Admission at CJIIS is based on a combination of the following:

  • Past school performance (report cards)
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Successful student interview

Step 1:  Applying

To apply at CJIIS, one must fill out the online Hifz interest form found below. If applications are not open, you may sign your child up for the waiting list.

Step 2: Follow-up

After receiving the application, our admissions office will follow-up.

Step 3: Interview

After the application is received, you will be contacted regarding an in-person interview.  The Admissions Committee performs a personal interview to determine whether an applicant will experience success at CJIIS.

Step 4: Mashawarah & Istikhara

Mashwarah (consultation) is done amongst the board and the Admissions Committee. Salatul Istikharah is performed once, or sometimes up to three or seven times regarding each student. 

Step 5: Fees

If everything goes well and the family wishes to enroll their child at CJIIS, full payment will be due.  An installment plan and/or financial aid is reserved only for those families who can demonstrate that they cannot afford the payment with the approval of the Admissions Committee.

Step 6: Records

After the completion of all these procedures,  the applicant must ensure that CJIIS receives ALL prior school records, proof of legal residence, immunization records, and any other document requested by the Admissions Committee.

All applicants must go through the admission process for enrollment. No member of the Darul Uloom, faculty or board, can unilaterally influence or enforce enrollment. Failure of applicants (and/or their guardians) to follow formal procedures may affect enrollment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Central Jersey Institute of Islamic Sciences Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs. Students are entitled to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to them at the school.