Comprehensive and intensive course proven to take you from beginner level to professional level in reading, understanding and speaking the Arabic Language
Consists of both pre-recorded audio lessons and live classes once a week for 1 hour
Comprehensive listening, reading, writing and real application assessments will help you track your progress
Special one on one sessions with the teacher to ensure complete application of theory
Arabic is the official language of over 20 countries and a language with more than 422 million speakers in the Arab world. (UNESCO)
It is the chosen language; Allah Ta’ala selected Arabic to be the language of Qur’an from amongst all the languages of the world. “Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand.” (Qur’an, 43:3)
Arabic is also used in our daily prayers, Friday khutbah’s, du’as, etc.
About the Course
In this intensive one year course, you will learn the fundamentals of Arabic Grammar (Nahw/Sarf) while learning how to read Arabic texts, understand Qur’anic Arabic and speak Arabic fluently.
This course consists of studying Arabic Grammar, reading Arabic texts (Qasas al-Nabiyeen), understanding Qur’anic Arabic and speaking fluent Arabic; theory explained in pre-recorded lessons with handouts; weekly live classes used for application of theory and general Q & A; listening tracks; and writing exercises based on the textbooks. This course requires an estimated 2-6 hours per week outside the live class, to review the material and take notes.
The main prerequisite of this course is the ability to read and write in Arabic. Beyond that, no understanding or previous exposure to Arabic is necessary. This course is for absolute beginners who have never studied Arabic before (beyond for example, knowing enough Arabic to be able to read the Qur’an without understanding its meaning).
Why should you start your Arabic studies?
Mastering Arabic, like any language, takes time and dedication. This course is the first step that will take you from no knowledge of Arabic to the ability to read Arabic texts. This course is inspired by the classical approach to teaching and learning Arabic at institutions of religious education located in non-Arab lands. This classical approach has been slightly modified in light of modern language-learning techniques adopted by universities in the West and Arabic language institutes in the Middle East. The combination of ancient and modern makes this course the first of its kind in the English-speaking world. The course is based on the “grammar translation method” of learning a foreign language—focusing on grammatical rules, the memorization of vocabulary and conjugations, translations of texts, and written exercises.
Take heart in your Arabic studies…did you know…
The contributions of non-Arab scholars to the Islamic tradition and the corpus of Islamic scholarship have arguably been even greater than the contributions of their Arab counterparts. These great minds not only studied the language, but lived it and breathed it – it was their primary mode of communication with the tradition. What man has done before, man can do again.
Why is learning Arabic imperative in your quest for sacred knowledge?
“The All-Merciful taught the Qur’an, created man, and taught him speech.” (55:1-4) Aside from the obvious fact of the Revelation itself being in Arabic, the reference works of every Islamic discipline are written in Arabic. It is therefore impossible to master any of the Islamic disciplines without a strong grounding in the Arabic language itself.
What is the fee:
The course comprises of 200 hourly sessions over 40 weeks. 120$ until end of November 2018 and then $150 Per Month thereafter
Who are the Instructors?
Primary Instructor: Mufti Ismail Desai assisted by Mufti Ebrahim Desai