The eight-year curriculum of Arabic and religious studies, which is called “Dars Nizami“, is in the form of four stages consisting of two years each, A’ama, Khasa, Aliya and Alamiya.
The academic period in Jamia Ashrafia Lahore is from Shawwal to Shaban. Lessons are six days a week with Fridays off. Lectures start at 7:30 in the morning till 3:00pm, four hours in the morning and two hours after Zuhr prayer, annual holidays are from 10th Shaban to 7th Shawwal, and a 10 day off for Eid Al-Adha.
Two examinations are conducted during the academic year: Mid-term assessments are held in the first week of Jumadi-ul-Awla and the annual examination are in Sha’ban.