The Islamic Online University and Maryam Institute both offer online courses in classical Islamic teachings and history. Free-islamic-course.org also offers Islamic courses online, and all three of these institutions offer free learning programs.
The Islamic Online University is accredited by Somalia's Ministry of Higher Education as well as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in Guinea-Bissau. This accreditation is recognized by the United Nations. The university features two online campuses: the degree campus and the diploma campus. Students can access the diploma campus free of charge, while the university charges a registration fee for each semester of its degree campus. The university's head office is based in The Gambia.
The Maryam Institute focuses primarily on Islamic education for women, offering classical courses on Arabic language, Quran studies, the Hadith, Shariah law and Islamic history. The online university offers its courses free of charge, describing itself as a non-commercial, non-political educational institute.
Free-islamic-course.org offers its users access to a number of Islamic articles and course materials, including Islamic history and topical issues relevant to modern Islam. The site divides its Islamic teachings into three distinct stages, requiring users to move in strict chronological order from the first course of the first stage to the last course of the third stage.