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 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.
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.
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.