# SeekersArabic

SeekersArabic is a unique program designed to meet the interest of Muslims in learning Arabic in order to develop sufficient language competence to acquire Islamic knowledge from original Arabic primary texts. Courses range from the Pre-Beginner level to the Upper-Advanced level with course material based on the Silsilat al-Lisan textbook series.

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## Introduction Into Arabic: Arabic Alphabets, Sounds, Key Words

Level: One Instructor: Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Course Overview Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key noun...

### Course Overview

Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key nouns and verbs fast in order to facilitate using the language with native speakers. This approach to enabling the student to form sentences and questions quickly will give the student confidence to converse in Arabic in everyday life situations. Be introduced to nouns, verbs, grammar and key images of culture in a developed method of Modern Standard Arabic.

### Who is this course for?

• This is the first course in Learning Arabic.

• This course has no prerequisites

### Course Outline

Session One

• Alphabets Pronunciation / Articulation

Session Two

• Vowels, Fatha/Dhamma/Kasra Labial letters

Session Three

• Labial letters Interdental letters

Session Four

• Doubling sign Gingival letters

Session Five

• Gingival tongue letters Demonstrative pronouns

Session Six

• Gingival tongue Letters Tanween

Session Seven

• Palatal letters First personal pronoun Ya’a. Beyond the palate letters Second personal pronoun Kaaf.

Session Eight

Session Nine

• Personal pronouns of First Second, and Third person.

Session Ten

• Week Days Numbers

### Learning Outcomes

• Introduce yourself and ask others their names and where they live.

• Understand and use simple words and phrases that relate to your needs and specific everyday situations.

• Recognize numbers, prices, dates and days of the week.

• Speaks to someone who speaks slowly and clearly.

• You will be able to correctly formulate simple sentences and questions

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in Arabic and French. She then lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterwards, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she resided for 15 years, and studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences with local and travelling scholars. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her husband and children.

• Shireen Ahmed

## First Step in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Vocabulary of Daily Life, Learning Two-Word Sentences

Level: One Instructor: Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Course Overview Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key nouns and verbs fast i...

### Course Overview

Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key nouns and verbs fast in order to facilitate using the language with native speakers. This approach to enabling the student to form sentences and questions quickly will give the student confidence to converse in Arabic in everyday life situations. Be introduced to nouns, verbs, grammar and key images of culture in a developed method of Modern Standard Arabic.

### Who is this course for?

• This is the second course in Learning Arabic.

• Finish Arabic 101 First.

### Course Outline

Session One

• Vocabulary for greetings and reading a relevant text

• Reviewing independent pronouns

Session Two

• Nouns by gender and number

• Practice a conversation and covering the four skills with the letter Ba’

Session Three

• Listening exercise and dictation

• Listening and repeating new full sentences for faster fluency

Session Four

• Vocabulary of countries and languages and reading a relevant text

Session Five

• Writing practice for the relative suffix

• Practice the four skills with the letter Meem

Session Six

• Listening exercise and dictation

• Learning and repeating new full sentences for faster fluency

Session Seven

• Vocabulary of traveling and reading a relevant text

Session Eight

• Writing practice and answering questions

• Listening exercise, dictation and repeating new full sentences for faster fluency

### Learning Outcomes

• Introduce yourself and greet others, ask about their nationalities, where they are from, what languages they speak, talk about traveling, and transportation

• Understand and use words and phrases related to the given topics

• Recognize the name of places, languages, nationalities, and social expressions.

• Speak to someone who speaks slowly and clearly.

• You will be able to correctly formulate simple sentences, questions, and answers.

This online interactive textbook, the first book (Al-Kitab al-Tamhidi) from the Silsilat al-Lissan series is a famous textbook used all over the world in universities for learning Arabic as a foreign language. Its primary focus is developing speaking skills and is known for helping a student speak at a faster pace than the usual Arabic grammar textbook. Its vivid colors, audio clips, and relevant topics to the modern world make it the most useful and practical text for online learning and teaching of Arabic today.

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in Arabic and French. She then lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterwards, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she resided for 15 years, and studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences with local and travelling scholars. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her husband and children.

## First Step in Arabic: Grammar and Simple Sentences for Beginners

Executive SummaryThis third step in our Online Arabic learning series focuses on specific topics for everyday conversation. This course covers more essential vocabulary, expressions, and ...

### Executive Summary

This third step in our Online Arabic learning series focuses on specific topics for everyday conversation. This course covers more essential vocabulary, expressions, and parts of Arabic culture that provide necessary knowledge in order to converse with native speakers. The student will emerge from this class better acquainted with an important working knowledge of the language of Modern Standard Arabic.

## Skillfulness in Arabic: Produce Compound Sentences About Tourism, Events and Recreation With Grammar Analysis and Verb Conjugation

Course Overview Three topics are covered in this course: Tourism, Leisure and Hobbies, and Special Occasions. The student will learn vocabulary and dialogue particular to these topics, all of the demonstrative nouns and the full conjugation of common nouns in the past tense and ...

### Course Overview

Three topics are covered in this course: Tourism, Leisure and Hobbies, and Special Occasions. The student will learn vocabulary and dialogue particular to these topics, all of the demonstrative nouns and the full conjugation of common nouns in the past tense and variations of the nominal sentence. Each chapter contains exercises for the four skills, refining one’s knowledge of the relevant grammar, with an element of dictation. Independent pronouns will be reviewed, and future and past particles (قد، سوف) will be introduced. One must learn the vocabulary and expressions given in these lessons because they are essential for common discussions. The grammar in this course provides a foundation for higher grammar to be built upon. The exercises provide a means to develop the four skills and put one’s knowledge into practice. All of these steps together will lead one faster towards fluency and language comprehension.

This online interactive textbook, the first book in the Beginner series (Al-Kitab al-Mubtadi’) from the Silsilat al-Lisan series is a famous series used all over the world in universities for learning Arabic as a foreign language. Its primary focus is developing speaking skills and is known for enabling a foreigner to speak at a faster pace than the usual Arabic grammar textbook. Its vivid colors, audio clips, and relevant topics to the modern world make it the most useful and practical text for online learning and teaching of Arabic today. Arabic 403 covers chapters 1-3 from the first volume of the Beginner’s book.

### Who is this course for?

• This is the third course in Level Four of SeekersLearning Arabic.

### Course Outline

Session One :

Lesson 1 - Chapter of Tourism lesson and answering questions

Lesson 2 - The signs of the verb

Session Two :

Lesson 1 - Al-Idreesi, a Muslim geographer

Lesson 2 - Attached pronouns as the doer of the verb

Session Three :

Lesson 1 - Exercises with the doer of the verb

Lesson 2 - The meanings of the particle “qad"

Session Four :

Lesson 1 - Exercises and dictation

Lesson 2 - Unit Practice

Session Five :

Lesson 1 - Chapter of Leisure time, answering questions and reading the text

Lesson 2 - Terminology and expressions of the lesson, The present-tense verb

Session Six :

Lesson 1 - The subject of the nominal sentence as an independent pronoun

Lesson 2 - Exercises on the subject and the predicate

Session Seven :

Lesson 2 - Exercises with the shaddah (doubled vowel), and dictation

Session Eight :

Lesson 1 - Unit practice

Lesson 2 - Chapter of celebrations- answering questions and reading the text

Session Nine :

Lesson 1 - The demonstrative noun as the subject of the nominal sentence

Lesson 2 -Practicing the demonstrative nouns in the singular, plural, dual, feminine, and masculine

Session Ten :

Lesson 1 - Local celebrations (Independence Day)

Lesson 2 - Terminology and expressions of the lesson

## An Introduction to Arabic Poetry: The Burda Explained

Instructor: Ustadh Farid Dingle Course Overview Cover a word-by-word explanation of the Arabic of the Qasida al-Burda, a much-celebrated poem written in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). The text will ...

### Course Overview

Cover a word-by-word explanation of the Arabic of the Qasida al-Burda, a much-celebrated poem written in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace).

The text will be explained from a grammatical, morphological, rhetorical, and prosodical point of view, and the historical and religious references will also be unpacked.

As an introduction to Arabic poetry, the course also introduces the concept of poetic metre. This is extremely important for the Arabist and Talib ilm as most of the literature that is used to explain the Quran and Sunna are in poem form.

The Burda has been chosen as a case study because it is one of the most common metres of Arabic poetry (al-basit), it demonstrates common rhetorical devices, and has a deeply spiritual and religious theme.

### Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Original Burda; Poetic Metre

Lesson 2: Style and rhetoric in the Burda

Lesson 3: Chapter 1: On Yearning

Lesson 4: Chapter 2: On Warnings about the Caprices of the Self

Lesson 5: Chapter 3: On the Praise of the Prophet

Lesson 6: Chapter 4: On His Birth

Lesson 7: Chapter 5: On His Miracles

Lesson 8: Chapter 6: On the Exalted Stature and Miraculous Merits of the Qur’an

Lesson 9: Chapter 7: On the Ascension of the Prophet

Lesson 10: Chapter 8: On the Struggle of Allah’s Messenger

Lesson 11: Chapter 9: On Seeking Intercession through the Prophet

Lesson 12: Chapter 10: On Intimate Discourse and the Petition of One’s State.

### Learning Outcomes:

• What poetic is

• What poetic styles influences Imam al-Busiri’s Burda

• How the poem translates line by line

The poem is celebrated praise of the Prophet in poem form.

Shaykh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to crafts lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

• Faraz Rabbani

## Basic Arabic Reading: First Steps in Learning Arabic: Learn Arabic

IntroductionLearning Arabic is an act of worship. The first and most intimidating part of learning any new language is learning how to read it. Take this course to learn how to identify and articulate the letters of the Arabic alphabet and how to read complete words and sentences. Learn with Shaykh Farid as he takes you by the hand t...

# Introduction

Learning Arabic is an act of worship. The first and most intimidating part of learning any new language is learning how to read it. Take this course to learn how to identify and articulate the letters of the Arabic alphabet and how to read complete words and sentences. Learn with Shaykh Farid as he takes you by the hand through a series of engaging videos full of practical examples and then test your own learning through a series of carefully designed exercises. This course is the first step to learning the Arabic language. It is also the first step to reciting the Qur’an.

## Curricular Context

• This is a first-level course in Learning Arabic
• This course has no prerequisites

## Course Outline

LESSON 1

1. Why we should learn Arabic

2. How Arabic is written

3. Letters BaTa, and Tha

4. Short vowels (harakat)

LESSON 2

1. Letters JeemHa, and Kha

LESSON 3

1. Long vowels

2. How letters connect

3. Letter Dal and Dhal

LESSON 4

LESSON 5

1. Letters AynGhaynFaQafKaf, and Lam

LESSON 6

1. Letters MeemNoonHaWaw and Ya

2. Ta marbuta

LESSON 7

1. The Hamza

LESSON 8

1. Al (the definite article)

2. Sun and moon letters

LESSON 9

LESSON 10

1. The madd sign (ultra long vowels)

2. Reading independent letters in the Quran (al-huruf al-muqatta)

LESSON 11

1. Silent letters

2. Types of Hamza

LESSON 12

1. Difference between printings of the Quran

2. Reading the Mushaf of Medina

4. Word-by-word reading of Chapters 103-114 of the Quran

What You Will Learn:

• Identify and articulate the letters of the Arabic alphabet
• Read Arabic words and sentences
• Recite the Qur’an

## Consolidating Arabic Grammar: Al-Tuhfa al-Saniyya Sharh al-Ajrumiyya Explained

Instructors: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat course Overview This is a middle-level course on Arabic grammar for students who understand the basic fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Abd al- Hamid's Tuhfa al-Saniyya add...

### course Overview

This is a middle-level course on Arabic grammar for students who understand the basic fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Abd al- Hamid's Tuhfa al-Saniyya adds to the skeletal structure of the Ajrumiyyah with essential details and a precise educational method, in addition to exercises and questions at the end of each chapter. For students of the Arabic language who have completed the study of the Ajrumiyya, or similar primer, with understanding.

### Who Is This Course For?

• This is a first-level supplementary course in Step Two

• Before taking this course, take The Ajrumiyya Explained.

### Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction and the Categories of Speech

Lesson 2: Recognizing Categories of Speech | Iʿrab

Lesson 3: Signs of Iʿrab | Signs of Raf

Lesson 4: Signs of Rafʿ and Nasb

Lesson 5: Signs of Jarr

Lesson 6: Signs of Jazm | The Muʿrabat | Verbs

Lesson 7: Nasb and Jazm Particles | The Marfuʿat

Lesson 8: The Mubtada’ and Khabar

Lesson 9: The Adjective (Naʿt) and Conjunctive (ʿAtf)

Lesson 10: Tawkid and Badal | The Mansubat

Lesson 11: Hal, Tamyiz, and Istithna'

Lesson 12:Closing Mansubat and Makhfudat

### Learning Outcomes

• The main topics of Arabic grammar that one is likely to encounter when reading classical texts in a clear and approachable way

• Grammatical analysis of sentences according to the methodology of traditional Islamic scholarship

• An appreciation for the classical Arabic language

• The ability to access class

Shaykh Muhyi al Din Abdal Hamid's popular commentary on the Ajrumiyya is an ideal first commentary on grammar after having studied the Ajrumiyya or a similar primer on Arabic grammar. He explains the text of the Ajrumiyya providing clear and functional definitions, and introduces important details without delving into the involved discussions of the grammarians. His commentary is motivated by a clear and effective educational method and includes beneficial exercises and grammatical analysis at the end of each chapter. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.

• Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

## Ajrumiyya: The Structure of Arabic Sentences and How They're Formed (Nahw)

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview The science of Arabic grammar (nahw) is the oldest and one of the most important of all the Islamic sciences. It began in the time of the Companions, when the mistakes of non-Arabian converts to Islam began adul...

### Course Overview

The science of Arabic grammar (nahw) is the oldest and one of the most important of all the Islamic sciences. It began in the time of the Companions, when the mistakes of non-Arabian converts to Islam began adulterating the linguistic purity of the ancient Arabic language. The early grammarians preserved this ancient language through formal rules, thereby preserving our ability to understand the Qur’an and Sunna. Take this course to understand what Arabic grammar is, how it developed, its technical vocabulary, its most important questions, and how to use it to analyze the ancient Arabic language, which is the key to understanding the Qur’an, the Sunna, and all of the Islamic sciences. This course is taught in English but it is not a first-level course in Arabic grammar. Proficiency in the Arabic language and in its most important rules are a prerequisite for this course.

### Who is this course for?

• This course is cross-listed in Step Two and Learn Arabic

• This is an advanced course in the

• Learning Arabic curriculum

• Students who register for this course must be able to:

(a) conjugate verbs in each of their ten morphological forms;

(b) identify the ism fāʿil, ism mafʿūl, ism tafḍīl, al-ṣifa al-mushabbaha, the ism ẓarf, ism āla, and the maṣdar;

(c) know all important rules related to masculine, feminine, singular, dual, and plural nouns;

(d) comfortably work with nominal sentences (jumla ismiyya), verbal sentences (jumla fiʿliyya), and conditional sentences (shart and jawab al-shart); and (e) use the Hans Wehr dictionary. Some Arabic vocabulary is also required.

• This course is a key prerequisite for all courses in Steps Three and Four

### Course Outline

LESSON 1 -- Introduction and Categories of Speech

• 1. Introduction to the Ajurrūmiyya

• 2. Introduction to the Science of Arabic Grammar

• 3. The Categories of Speech

LESSON 2 -- Signs of Iʿrab (1)

• 1. The ism, fiʿl, ḥarf, and their signs

• 2. Iʿrāb

• 3. The Types of Iʿrab

• 4. Signs of Rafʿ - the Ḍamma

• 5. Signs of Rafʿ - the Wāw

• 6. Signs of Rafʿ - the Alif

• 7. Signs of Rafʿ - the Nūn

LESSON 3 -- Signs of Iʿrab (2)

• 1. Signs of Naṣb - the Fatḥa

• 2. Signs of Naṣb - the Alif

• 3. Signs of Naṣb - the Kasra

• 4. Signs of Naṣb - Yāʾ

• 5. Signs of Naṣb - the Omitting of the Nūn

• 6. Signs of khafḍ - the kasra

• 7. Signs of khafḍ - the yā

• 8. Signs of khafḍ - the fatḥa

• 9. Signs of jazm - the sukūn

• 10. Signs of jazm - ḥadhf

LESSON 4 -- Iʿrab of Verbs (1)

• 1. Iʿrab with vowels and letters

• 2. Verbs - The Command

• 4. Verbs - The Past-Tense Verb

• 5. Verbs - The Present Tense Verb

LESSON 5 -- Iʿrab of Verbs (2)

• 1. Verbs - Agents of Naṣb

• 2. Verbs - Agents of Jazm

LESSON 6 -- The Marfūʿāt (1)

• 1. The Marfūʿ Nouns

• 2. The Fāʿil

• 3. The Fāʿil al-Ẓāhir

• 4. The Fāʿil al-Muḍmar

LESSON 7 -- The Marfūʿāt (2)

• 1. The Nāʾib Fāʿil

• 2. The Mubtadaʾ and the Khabar

• 3. The Types of Mubatadaʾ and Khabar

• 4. The Agents Which Affect the Mubtadaʾ and Khabar

• 5. Kāna and Its Counterparts 6. Inna and Its Counterparts

• 7. Ẓanna and Its Counterparts

LESSON 8 -- The Tawābiʿ

• 1. The Naʿt

• 2. The Definite and the Indefinite

• 3. The ʿAtf

• 4. The Tawkīd

LESSON 9 -- The Manṣūbāt (1) (Maf'ul Bihi, Maf'ul Mutlaq, Dharf)

• 1. The Manṣūbāt

• 2. The Mafʿūl buhī

• 3. The Mafʿūl Mutlaq

• 4. The Ẓarf of Ẓamān and Makān

LESSON 10 -- The Manṣūbāt (2)

• 1. The Ḥāl 2. The Tamyīz

LESSON 11 -- The Manṣūbāt (3)

• 1. The Istithnāʿ - Terms

• 2. The Istithnāʾ - Rules

• 3. The Lā Which Negates A Genus

LESSON 12 -- The Manṣūbāt (4)

• 1. The Munāḍā

• 2. al-Mafʿūl Li Ajlihī

• 3. al-Mafʿūl Maʿahū

### Learning Outcomes:

• Describe what the science of Arabic grammar is and how it developed

• Organize the rules of the Arabic language into structured map (this is how the Ajrumiyya is written)

• Explain the key terms and questions of the science of Arabic grammar

• Recognize the rules of Arabic grammar at work in authentic uses of the ancient Arabic language

• Use the rules of Arabic grammar to analyze the ancient Arabic language

This course is a detailed explaination of the Ajrumiyya (or, alternatively, the “Ajurrumiyya”). The Ajrumiyya is the most popular traditional primer in the science of Arabic grammar. Written seven hundred years ago by the Berber scholar and saint, Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Sinhaji (d. 723 AH / 1323 CE), it has been the foundation for studies in Arabic grammar for students of sacred knowledge all over the world. It has dozens of important commentaries and glosses and is popularly memorized, sometimes in its original prose-form and sometimes in one of its versified versions. The secret of its popularity is frequently ascribed to the sincerity of its author, who wrote it while sitting before the Ka‘ba. He tested his sincerity by casting it into the sea. Only when he saw it washed ashore with its writing intact did he begin teaching it to others. A translation of the Ajrumiyya is provided along with the course materials.

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.

• Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

## Matn al-‘Izzi: The Structures of Arabic Words and How They Change (Sarf)

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview Language is a systematic combination of individual words. These words have meanings which express what is happening, by whom, when, and how. Knowing how to recognise and form these words is the scope of the ...

### Course Overview

Language is a systematic combination of individual words. These words have meanings which express what is happening, by whom, when, and how. Knowing how to recognise and form these words is the scope of the science of Morphology.

In Arabic, a single root word is taken and altered in many ways to imbue it with particular meanings. This alteration is called ‘Sarf’ in Arabic, which can be understood to mean ‘changing’ or ‘morphing.

A strong grasp of this science is important for anyone wishing to successfully study Arabic, or any science which is taught through Arabic. It is also a crucial ingredient in gaining a deep appreciation of the beauty of the Qur’an.

### Who is this course for?

• This course is cross-listed in Step Two and Learn Arabic

• This is an advanced course in the

• Learning Arabic curriculum

• Students who register for this course must be able to:

(a) conjugate verbs in each of their ten morphological forms;

(b) identify the ism fāʿil, ism mafʿūl, ism tafḍīl, al-ṣifa al-mushabbaha, the ism ẓarf, ism āla, and the maṣdar;

(c) know all important rules related to masculine, feminine, singular, dual, and plural nouns;

(d) comfortably work with nominal sentences (jumla ismiyya), verbal sentences (jumla fiʿliyya), and conditional sentences (shart and jawab al-shart); and

(e) use the Hans Wehrdictionary. Some Arabic vocabulary is also required.

• This course is a key prerequisite for all courses in Level Three and Four

### Course Outline

Lesson One

01 lesson 01a - The author and the text.

02 lesson 01b - Introduction to the science of Sarf.

03 lesson 01c - The division of verbs.

Lesson Two

04 lesson 02a - The six categories of al-thulatha al mujarrad.

05 lesson 02b - categories one to five

06 lesson 02c - al ruba’i al mujarrad

Lesson Three

07 lesson 03a - al thulathi al mazid fihi.

08 lesson 03b - al ruba’i al mazid fihi.

09 lesson 03c - al fi'l al lazim.

Lesson Four

10 lesson 04a - conjugation of the past tense verb.

11 lesson 04b - the present tense verb.

Lesson Five

12 lesson 05a - the present tense mabni lil fa'il.

13 lesson 05b - the present tense mabni lil maf'ul and la and ma.

Lesson Six

14 lesson 06a - the present tense mabni with hazm and nasb.

15 lesson 06b - the command.

Lesson Seven

16 lesson 07a - alterations to the mudari'.

17 lesson 07b - the ‘nun’s of emphasis.

Lesson Eight

18 lesson 08a - the ism fa'il and the ism maf'ul.

19 lesson 08b - the muda’af.

20 lesson 08c - the mithal.

Lesson Nine

21 lesson 09 - the ajwaf.

## Lesson Ten

22 lesson 10 - the naqis.

Lesson Eleven

23 lesson 11a - the lafif maqrun.

24 lesson 11b - the remaining three.

Lesson Twelve

25 lesson 12a - the mahmuz.

26 lesson 12b - the nouns of time, place, instrument, number, and manner.

### Learning Outcomes:

• About the text and its author.

• What Morphology is.

• The standard form (al Mujarrad) and its variants for words which have a three, and a four-letter root.

• How to conjugate the past, present, and future verbs for all of them.

• What verbs with sound letters are, and what verbs with weak letters are.

• How verbs with weak letters are categorized and conjugated.

• What the various forms of nouns are, and how to alter them to suit the context.

This text, known as ‘Matan al ‘Izzi, authored by ‘Izz al Din, ‘Abd al Wahhab b. Ibrahim al Zanjani, has been taught as the foundational text in this science for hundreds of years. With its clear and gradually progessive layout, it is an excellent place to start to learn the foundation principles of the science.

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.

• Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

## al-Balagha al-Wadiha: The Principles of Arabic Eloquence and Rhetoric

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview Mere facts don’t win arguments. What does, is the ability to effectively convey what you wish to say in the most beautiful and persuasive manner. This is where Rhetoric comes in.

### Course Overview

Mere facts don’t win arguments. What does, is the ability to effectively convey what you wish to say in the most beautiful and persuasive manner. This is where Rhetoric comes in.

Rhetoric, or Balagha, in Arabic, is the science of expressing something in the most effective way given the context. Many of these rules are shared amongst languages in general. Balagha, however, is the key to ‘tasting’ the inimitable beauty of the Qur’an.

### Course Outline

Lesson One

• 01 Introduction to Rhetoric

• 02 Intro - Fasaha

• 03 Intro - Balagha

Lesson Two

• 01 Intro - Styles of speech

• 02 Intro - Arkan al-Tashbih

• 03 - Aqsam al-Tashbih

Lesson Three

• 01- Tashbih al-Tamthil

• 02- al-Tashbih al-Dimni

• 04 - al-tashbih al-maqlub

Lesson Four

• 01 - balaghatu al-tashbi

• 02 - al-Haqiqa and al-Majaz

• 03 - al-Majaz al-Lughawi

• 04 - al isti'ara

Lesson Five

• 01 - al isti'ara- asliyya wa taba'iyya

• 02 - al isti'ara- murash-shaha mujarrada and mutlaqa

• 03 - al isti'ara al tamthiliyya

• 04 - balagha al isti'ara

Lesson Six

• 01- al majaz al mursal

• 02 - al majaz al 'aqli

• 03 - balaghatu al majaz al mursal wa al 'aqli

• 04 - al kinaya

Lesson Seven

• 01 - balaghat al kinaya

• 02 - athar 'ilm al bayan

• 03 - al khabar wa al insha>'

Lesson Eight

• 01 - al gharad min ilqa' al khabar

• 02 - adrab al khabar

• 03 - khuruj al khabar 'an muqtada al zahir

• 04 - al insha' al talabi wa ghayr al talabi

Lesson Nine

• 01 - al amr

• 02 - al nahi

• 03 - hamza and hal

• 04 - baqiyyatu adawat al istifham

Lesson Ten

• 01 - al ma'ani al mustafada min al istifham

• 02 - al tamanni

• 03 - al nida

• 04 - al Qasr

• 05 - al fasl wa al wasl

Lesson Eleven

• 02 - al musawa

• 03 - al ijaz

• 04 - al itnab

• 05 - athar ilm al ma'ani 1

Lesson Twelve

• 01 - athar ilm al ma'ani 2

• 02 - ilm al badi' - jinas

• 03 - iqtibas wa saja'

• 04 - muqabala wa husn al ta'lil

• 05 tawriya wa tibaq

• 06 - Husn al ta'lil wa Ta'kid al madh wa Uslub al Hakim

### Learning Outcomes:

• How the science of Balagha developed.

• What ‘fasaha’ is.

• What ‘balagha’ is.

• The different styles of expression in Arabic.

• The sub-sciences of al Ma’ani, al Bayan, and al Badi’; their main discussions, and the effects of each on the rhetorical impact of speech and writing.

al Balagha al Wadiha is modern text which combines the two classical approaches of works of this science: precise definitions and analysis, with copious practical examples of the concepts it covers.

The text was authored by Ali al Jarim and Mustafa Amin.

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.

• Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat