The Dream program’s curriculum aims to not only teach Arabic Grammar but to delve into literary features that are special and specific to the Quran as opposed to other Arabic literature. Alongside this, the Dream program also aims to teach students Modern Standard Arabic so that they are able to interact with modern mediums in print and online.

The main objectives of the Dream Program are listed in order of priority as follows:

1. Qur’an Comprehension
2. Navigation of Arabic Tafsir and other intermediate texts
3. Listening Comprehension

In order to achieve these objectives, the Bayyinah Dream Program is divided into several components, each concentrating on building students’ skills in complementary areas of the Arabic language. Below is a general outline of what is covered throughout the program:


Morning Memorization: Arabic Phrases for Conversation

Nahw (Basic Grammar): Theory and Application
This portion covers theories in basic Arabic grammar. Students learn to apply these theories in two realms: recognition and composition. Every grammar lecture is accompanied by a drill period, during which students learn not only to recognize the learned structures in Quran and other texts, but also how to apply these concepts in writing and speech.

Reading and Vocabulary: Students begin learning how to read without tashkeel/harakaat at the start of the second week of the program. The level progresses throughout the year. Students build a large vocabulary base, beginning with basic everyday vocabulary, then transitioning to Quranic vocabulary, then finally, to tafsir-related vocabulary. After completing the year’s reading curriculum, students will be able to access intermediate-level tafsir, inshaAllah.

Quran and Balagha
This portion provides students the opportunity to interact with the Quran and to explore concepts of balagha (eloquence and rhetoric).


Morning Memorization: Arabic Idioms and Expressions

Sarf (Morphology): Theory and Application

This portion of the curriculum covers basic and advanced Arabic morphology (sarf). Students learn triliteral root extraction, word-building, and conjugation. Students are also trained to use a variety of dictionaries.

Reading and Vocabulary (cont’d) Quran and Balagha (cont’d)


Morning Memorization: Hadith and Daily Duas Advanced Grammar: Theory and Application
This portion of the curriculum covers advanced topics in Arabic grammar (Nahw). Students begin by undertaking an intensive study of the traditional Arabic grammar text the Ajrumiyyah. For the remainder of the quarter students learn how to recognize and compose advanced structures. These concepts are applied and reinforced during the drill periods, where students receive focused attention.

Reading and Vocabulary
Towards the end of the third quarter, students complete Bayyinah’s reading textbook and delve into external references such as grammatical analysis (I'rab) of the Quran and a source that introduces Tafsir and goes into the history of the Quran.

Quran and Balagha (cont’d)


Morning Memorization: Selected Poetry

Quran Translation
This portion of the curriculum ties together the skills acquired during the first 3 quarters to culminate into practice with translating Quran, not only reading it but also when listening to it.

Reading and Vocabulary:
At the end of the year students are reading a variety of texts from classical and modern sources: Stories and Fables, Seerah, Fiqh and intermediate Tafsir

Quran and Balagha (cont’d)