Bio of the Instructor:
Sister Fuseina is originally from Ghana but she was born in Seattle, WA and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She returned to the United States to complete higher education and she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Information Systems from Illinois State University. She has always had a deep interest in understanding the Qur’an and took the opportunity to enroll in Bayyinah’s Dream Program. She graduated amongst the top students of the Dream 2012 class, and intends to continue higher Arabic studies while teaching the women’s Morning Arabic Program at Bayyinah Institute.
Why Morning Arabic Program?
The Morning Arabic Program allows students to balance their work/home obligations with their Arabic studies. Concepts taught in this course allow students to build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the Arabic language as applied to the Qu’ran. Thus students graduating from the program have taken the first critical step on a journey towards building a deeper understanding of the Words of Allah(swt).
The following list illustrates the concepts that will be taught in the Morning Arabic Program. This list bears no indication as to how these concepts are taught.
- 1. Grammar foundation ~40 hours
a) Properties of the Noun
b) 5 fragments based on the Noun
c) Introduction to Noun based sentence.
e) Past Tense
f) Present Tense
g) Commanding & Forbidding
h) Passives & Transitivity
i) Introduction to the Verb based sentence
j) Introduction to grammatical analysis (in English)
- 2. Noun Based Sentence (جملة إسمية) ~8 hours
a) Introduction to grammatical terminology (مبتدأ خبر متعلق بالخبر)
b) Recognizing and labeling fragments in the Noun based sentence
c) Rhetorical implications and benefits
- 3. Verb Based Sentence (جملة فعلية) ~8 hours
a) Introduction to grammatical terminology (فعل فاعل نائب الفاعل مفعول)
b) Recognizing and labeling fragments in the Verb based sentence
c) Different types of mafools
d) Comparing the Noun based sentence to the Verb based sentence
e) Rhetorical implications and benefits
- 2. Complex Sentences ~16 hours
a) Kana and its sisters (كان و أخواتها)
b) Forms of negation for the Noun based sentence
c) Forms of negation for the Verb based sentence
d) Rhetorical implications and benefits
- 3. Embedded Sentences and Advanced Grammatical Analysis ~8 hours
a) How to identify embedded sentences
b) Introduction to grammatical analysis terminology (in Arabic)
c) Advanced grammatical analysis (in Arabic)
- 4. Morphology (Sarf) ~40 hours
a) Introduction to mazeed feeh
b) Mazeed feeh irregularities
c) Introduction to mujarrad
d) Mujarrad irregularities
e) Benefits of the forms