|Key people||Habib Umar bin Hafiz,
Habib Ali al-Jifri,
Nuh Ha Mim Keller
SunniPath was established in 2003 for the purpose of answering questions about Islamic law, belief, and daily practice. In 2004, it began offering online courses in Islamic law, belief, Arabic, and other related disciplines. Sunnipath has now changed its name and calls itself 'Qibla' [Arabic word meaning 'direction']; it no longer has a questions and answer facility for the general public and is now strictly an online Islamic courses site, although the previously answered questions and articles are still available 
The Academy is an online Islamic institute and has taught nearly 4000 students since its inception. It has about 700-1000 students each semester, offers an average of 30 courses each semester, and has over a dozen teachers on its teaching staff.
The Academy's programs includes certifications and degrees in Islamic Studies and Arabic. In 2008, it partnered with WISE University to offer a fully online accredited Associate Degree in Islamic Studies.
Qibla, as an organization, promotes the perspective of Sunni Islam and approaches jurisprudence from one of the four mainstream Sunni schools of Islamic law. Qibla also approaches religious study through Sufism which, according to its adherents, is the inner, mystical dimension of Islam.
Other notable teachers who have departed from Sunnipath include: