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Instructor: Ustadh Ahmed Dirie

Level: Beginner


Course Overview

This is the second course in our Online Arabic learning program for absolute beginners of Arabic who know the letters and how to read with vowel markings (harakat).

Learning Arabic Course 102 continues with chapters 3 & 4; Living & Daily Life. Students will learn how to ask where people live, request furniture, ask others about their daily habits. They will also learn the days of the week, the first five ordinal numbers and much more.

After the completion of this course the student continues to Learning Arabic Course 103.


About The Text

Al-Arabiyya Bayna Yadayka (العربية بين يديك) is a famous textbook used all over the world for teaching Modern Standard Arabic to non-native speakers. It focuses on teaching culture, grammar and basic conversation, as well as touching on religion. Accompanied with sound files, it provides ample practice for each of the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking We are using the first of the eight volumes. This textbook is ideal for this curriculum because it contains the necessary parts for language fluency while being broken down into easy, manageable steps.


About The Author

Authors: Dr Abdul Rahman Ibn Ibrahim Al-Fawzan, Dr Mukhtar Al-Tahir Hussain, and Dr Muhammad Abdul Khaliq Muhamad Fadhlal


Who is this course For

• This course is for non-native speakers, approximately ages 14 and above.

• It is particularly beneficial for any students wanting to learn how to pick up Arabic speaking skills rapidly.

• This is the second course in Level 1. Students must have completed 101.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in grammar, improving their understanding of the Quran or solidifying their basic foundation of Arabic.


Learning Outcomes

• Ask someone where they live and tell them where they live.

• Express their needs

• List the days of the week.

• Ask others what time they wake up and what they do after prayers.

• Discuss their cleaning routines.

• Recall ordinal numbers from 1-5.

• Distinguish between (حاء) and (هاء) and between (طاء) and (تاء)


Course Outline

Lesson One: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 1

Lesson Two: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 2

Lesson Three: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 3

Lesson Four: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 4

Lesson Five: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 5

Lesson Six: Chapter 3: Living Lesson 6

Lesson Seven: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 1

Lesson Eight: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 2

Lesson Nine: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 3

Lesson Ten: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 4

Lesson Eleven: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 5

Lesson Twelve: Chapter 4: Daily Life Lesson 6


Study Effort

Pre-requisites: Learning Arabic Course 101.

Weekly hours recommended:3 hours study weekly (outside of class time)


About The Instructor

He is a teacher of Arabic, Tafsir and Hadith. He first traveled abroad to Yemen in 2009 to begin his studies in Arabic and Quran. After some time there, he found his way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he studied at Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.

He first completed a two-year Arabic certificate program, then a one-year Arabic and Islamic studies diploma. Once those two were complete, he went on to complete his bachelor's at the same institution in Islamic Law (Sharia), graduating with a grade of excellent (mumtaz).

Alongside his academic studies, he benefited from various scholars privately in Al-Ahsa and elsewhere. Since returning to Toronto in late 2021, Ustadh Dirie has been busy serving the community by teaching Arabic as well as youth at various mosques.

His hobbies include coffee, tech, and coffee. :)

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What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between true religious knowledge that is beneficial and ostensibly religious knowledge that is not
  • Identify instances of the sins of the limbs (particularly those of the tongue)
  • Identify instances of the sins of the heart
  • Complete a regimen of protecting your tongue from sin
  • Improve your character with your teachers, relatives, friends, and strangers
  • Appreciate the spiritual value of good company

Skill Level: Beginner
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