These courses are intended to be 15-20 hours long and are offered at different locations throughout the year (as well as being live streamed online), and aim to cover a specific Islamic text or portion of a larger text. Any of the course texts in the Diploma in Islamic Sciences program may be offered, as well other texts upon request, depending on the needs of the community hosting the intensive. Scheduling for intensives is flexible – they may be a single weekend, span multiple weekends, or be offered during the week. Students attending an intensive that covers one of the topics of the Diploma program may elect to take an examination on the material, and upon successful completion have the course count towards their Diploma, as well as receive ijāzah in the text. Specialized courses not listed in the diploma program will also be offered for qualified students. For information on when and where courses are being offered please refer to the institute calendar.