Bayyinah’s Fundamentals of Classical Arabic course is a ten-consecutive-evening course designed for individuals with day-time commitments helping them get a solid footing in essential Qur’anic Arabic. Students cover some of the most complex issues in grammar in easy to understand and creatively composed lessons that focus exclusively on the Qur’an’s language.
Who is This Course For?
This course is open to students ages 9 and older. Students must know how to read the Qur’an in Arabic even if without comprehension. No previous vocabulary or ability to write in Arabic is required. Students interested in gaining foundational knowledge of Arabic syntax as it applies to the Qur’an will find this course invaluable. It is also ideal for seasoned Arabic students who need an organized review of core concepts along with teachers and tutors of Arabic that are looking for a proven and effective teaching methodology for their own students.
Why Study Arabic?
What Will You Accomplish After Taking This Class?
Upon completing this course, a student will be able to fully analyze the grammar of Surahs such as al-Fatihah, as well as understand the basic concepts and sentence structure of the Arabic language.
The course aims to build a strong foundation in understanding core principles governing the Arabic language through a study of examples taken exclusively from the Qur’an. Students are given the bigger picture of Arabic grammar so that they understand exactly what they know, what they need to know and what areas they need to work on individually.
It introduces students to the rich scholarly legacy of academic works on إِعْجاز الْقُرْآن الْبَلاغِي , loosely translated as the linguistic miracle of the Qur’an. This introduction is meant to inject students with inspiration and intrigue into the incredible literary majesty of the Arabic Qur’an so that they are motivated to continue their Arabic studies.
Pre-Requisites for This Course?
Students should be able to comfortably read Arabic with vowel markings (tashkeel/harakaat) even if they do not understand what they are reading.