1-Year Arabic Intensive


The 1-Year Arabic Intensive at Madinatul Uloom Institute addresses the growing concern of the lack of scholarly education in our respective communities. It is a new, year-long program which aims to ground students in the absolute essentials of Arabic. Under the guidance of qualified teachers, students will formally study various subjects and texts that will develop their knowledge of the language. Now is the time for us to dedicate time in our lives towards formal Islamic education, studying traditional subjects/texts under the tutelage of learned scholars.

*Course details are subject to change.

Plan of Study

      • Lessons on the Arabic Language

      A popular series of books used to teach Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Qur’anic (Classical) Arabic. It was originally devised and taught at the Islamic University of Madinah. 

      • First Steps to Understanding Arabic

      A study of two books compromising two fundamental parts of understanding the Arabic language, naḥw (syntax) and sarf (morphology).

      • First Steps to Understanding Sarf

      Students will be trained to converse in the Arabic language through practical implementation and the use of various supplementary materials.

      • Stories of the Prophets

      Stories of the Prophets in the Arabic language, written in a manner in which students of Arabic can conveniently learn the Prophetic stories and the Arabic language simultaneously.

      • Provisions for the Seekers

      A brief book of hadith organized by Arabic grammatical structure, making it convenient for a student of knowledge to incorporate Arabic grammar whilst studying Hadith.

      • Ascent to Felicity (Term 1)

      A comprehensive, concise primer on Aqidah (Creed) and Fiqh (Jurisprudence). The text spans the five pillars of Islam, including the topics of slaughtering, ritual sacrifice, and hunting.

        • Islamic Creed (Term 2)

        An introduction and study of the most popular and agreed-upon text of Islamic Creed amongst the body of Sunni scholarship in the Arabic language.

        • Translation of the Qur’an

        Through this text, students will explore the language of the Qur’an, studying and memorizing vocabulary and root words/sentence structure, directly from the blessed book of Allah (ﷻ). In addition, they will also cover a small booklet titled, 80% of Qur’anic Words, which lists the most commonly used words in the Qur’an, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, and particles. If one memorizes and understands these words, one will have a greater understanding and insight into the Qur’an, by the grace of Allah (ﷻ). Other supplementary texts may also be introduced.

          • Tajwid of the Qur’an

          It is imperative to recite the Book of Allah with excellence via the implementation of the rules governing Qur’anic pronunciation, also known as Tajwid. Thus, students will be introduced to, taught, and/or tested on the various rules.

          Who Should Enroll?

          Unfortunately, some have never had the chance to formally study Islam for an extended period of time during their lifetimes. Fortunately, the 1-Year ‘Ilm Intensive program at Madinatul Uloom Institute is an essential and valuable opportunity for one to immerse themselves in formal Islamic studies for the duration of [only] one year.

          Why Should You Enroll?

          1. Local classes eliminate the need to spend on room and board.
          2. Half-day schedule to accommodate for a busy academic and/or work schedule.
          3. Only requires a one-year commitment!


          • Term 1: August 19th – Dec. 20st, 2024
          • Term 2: January 6th – July 18th, 2025


          • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
          • Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (for Jumu’ah)


          Total tuition is $4,000. Tuition should be paid in full by August 19th, or via monthly automatic payments. Limited financial aid will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis! If interested, please fill out the financial aid form.


          Please note, a limited number of boarding is available. If arrangements are needed for boarding, please contact: admin@mymadina.org