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The greatest of all leaders, Rasoolullaah (sallAllaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) is our example to emulate. But how many of us actually step up to follow his footsteps in bringing out the leader within us? Is it because we have a lack of appreciation of who and how he was as a leader?

This dynamic course will take you onto a journey in the life of the greatest leader to have set foot in the face of this earth, in sha Allaah. This course will shed light on perspectives of Rasoolullaah (sallAllaahu 'alaihi wa sallam)'s life that probably were never revealed to you. Bring that leader from within under the guidance of the life of the Messenger of Allaah, sallAllaahu 'alaihi wa sallam.

The goal of the course is to teach the student the fundamentals of Qur’ānic Arabic and its grammar.  The comprehension and understanding of the Lofty language of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) is the ultimate goal.   The only requirement is that the student should have basic Arabic reading skills (i.e. they should be able to read the Qur’ān).  There is little focus on conversational Arabic, which is left aside for later study.  Instead, there is a keen focus on the grammar and vocabulary of the Qur’ān.  The goal of reading comprehension of the Qur’ān (and ultimately listening comprehension) overshadows everything else relative to Arabic learning.
ARB 031, or Level 1 starts from analyzing the basic Arabic word, then word constructions, and then finally sentences.  Level 2 (ARB032) focuses on Verbs, Verbal Sentences, and the Verb families.  The course avoids technical Arabic grammar terminology when possible and clarifies challenging Grammar concepts in simplified and clear examples.  Lectures are filled with numerous  examples taken directly from the Qur’ān.  Altogether, the essentials of Qur’ānic language are taught in a  step-wise and methodical manner so that the student learn thoroughly, efficiently, and easily.  
Altogether, the student who successfully completes Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic, Levels 1 and 2 should gain the ability of basic Qur’ānic reading comprehension (with the help of a Dictionary).  Furthermore, the student should also be able to translate Ḥadīth and Classical Arabic literature at a basic level.  Nonetheless, these students should continue to learn and develop their Arabic skills and take a higher-level Intermediate Qur’ānic Arabic course.

 

  This course series focuses on teaching Essential Qur’ānic Arabic grammar alongside high-yield vocabulary from the Qur’ān.  Thus, this course is different from most Arabic courses since it focuses primarily on Qur’ānic Arabic, and teaches grammar through the Qur’ān.  And also for that reason, there is little focus on conversational Arabic.  The goal of reading comprehension of the Qur’ān (and ultimately listening comprehension) overshadows everything else relative to learning Arabic.  Altogether, there is a step-wise progression in teaching the student the fundamental aspects of Qur’ānic Grammar alongside Qur’ānic Vocabulary.  Each lesson comes with several examples directly taken from the Qur’ān.  Furthermore, at the end of each chapter, there are questions testing the student’s mastery of the material, most derived directly from the Qur’ān.

     The prerequisite to this Level 2 Course was ARB031 which focused on teaching the grammar of Arabic words, word constructions, and Nominal (non-verbal) sentences.  This Level 2 Course focuses on Verbs and Verbal Sentences.  Altogether, the student who completes Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic, Levels 1, 2, and 3 successfully should Insha Allah gain the ability of basic Qur’ānic reading comprehension (with the help of a Dictionary).  Furthermore, the student should also be able to translate Hadith and Classical Arabic literature at a basic level.  The Level 3 Course focuses primarily on the higher Verb families   [الفعل الثلاثي المزيد فيه].  We anticipate developing an Intermediate course following this course series insha Allah.

      This last Level of this series on Introductory Qur’ānic Arabic Level 3 focuses on the higher Verb families (also known as [الفعل الثلاثي المزيد فيه]) alongside with basic grammatical analysis of Qur’ānic Ayāhs.  It incorporates essential Arabic grammar principles from its two prerequisite courses, ARB031 and ARB032.

    Altogether, the student who completes this Qur’ānic Arabic course series should Insha Allah develop basic Qur’ānic reading comprehension (with the help of a Dictionary).  They should also be able to translate Hadith and Classical Arabic literature at an elementary level.  This course is an important step to learning the language of the Qur’ān, to increase the connection with Allah's book, and with His sacred knowledge.