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The Seekers Arabic Language Program provides a world-class Learning Arabic Curriculum--taking students from beginner's to proficiency in Arabic reading, listening, and understanding--with specialist scholars trained in teaching Arabic as a second language.

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Seekers Arabic - Learning Arabic    Hours 3


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Introduction into Arabic

Introduction 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 quest...

Introduction

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.

Curricular Context

  • 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 Throat letters Hamzah, Alef, and  Maad. Reading and Writing.
Session Nine Personal pronouns of First Second, and Third person.
Session Ten Week Days Numbers

What You Will Learn:
  • 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 

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Seekers Arabic - Learning Arabic    Hours 2


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

IntroductionLearning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to re...

Introduction

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.

Curricular Context

  • This is the second course in Learning Arabic.
  • Finish Arabic 101 First. 

Course Outline

Session One
  1. Vocabulary for greetings and reading a relevant text
  2. Reviewing independent pronouns
Session Two
  1. Nouns by gender and number
  2. Practice a conversation and covering the four skills with the letter Ba’
Session Three
  1. Listening exercise and dictation

  2. Listening and repeating new full sentences for faster fluency

Session Four
  1. Vocabulary of countries and languages and reading a relevant text

  2. Listening and reading about nationalities

Session Five

  1. Writing practice for the relative suffix

  2. Practice the four skills with the letter Meem

Session Six
  1. Listening exercise and dictation

  2. Learning and repeating new full sentences for faster fluency

Session Seven
  1. Vocabulary of traveling and reading a relevant text

  2. Speaking practice about traveling

Session Eight
  1. Writing practice and answering questions

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



What You Will Learn:

  • 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.

About the Course Text

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.





    Seekers Arabic - Learning Arabic    Hours 1


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    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.


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      Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic:Interact in Simple Arabic in Daily Life Relevant to One's Person and Daily Routine


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        Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Communicate Agreement and Comparisons in Money Dealings in Simple Arabic


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          Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Use Longer Sentences in Discussing Personal Issues and Expressing Feelings


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            Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Compound Sentences and Common Expressions in Daily Life


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              Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learning Verb Conjugation and Compound Sentences in Discussing Tourism and Special Occasions


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                Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Reading Complex Sentences and Expanding Use of Expressions


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                  Skillfulness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Pre-Intermediate Grammatical Concepts and Understanding Short Biographies


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                    Skillfulness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Arabic Grammar Analysis (I`Rab) and Short Paragraph Reading


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

                      Executive Summary This first level in our Intermediate Online Arabic learning series focuses on common topics of discussion and touches on some history. This course covers more essential vocabulary, expressions, and parts of Arabic culture that provide necessary knowledge in order to familiarize oneself with native speakers. The s...

                      Executive Summary

                      This first level in our Intermediate Online Arabic learning series focuses on common topics of discussion and touches on some history. This course covers more essential vocabulary, expressions, and parts of Arabic culture that provide necessary knowledge in order to familiarize oneself with native speakers. The student will emerge from this class with the capability of reading and writing compound sentences and develop a higher working knowledge of the language of Modern Standard Arabic.



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                        Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Grammatical Concepts and Compose Simple Sentences - Discuss Health, Food, and Astronomy


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                          Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Write Compound Sentences About the Past and Present, Seasons and Outer Space


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                            Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Write Compound Sentences About Modern Communications, Etiquette and Countries, Simple Grammar Analysis


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                              Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learn About Music, Child Upbringing, and Occupations, Understand Short Biographies, and Expand Simple Grammar


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                                Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Refine Spelling in Paragraph Writing, and Long Paragraph Reading - Discuss Social Institutions and Islamic Decorum


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                                  Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learn About Muslim Spain, Social Classes, Historical Wars and Refine Listening Skills


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                                    Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Longer Biographies, More Verb Conjugation, and Produce Your Own Grammar Analysis (I`Rab)


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                                      Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Produce Detailed Text About One's Goals and Aspirations, Discuss Strategy and Science, Learn Advanced Verb Conjugation


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                                        Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Use Language Flexibly and Effectively to Discuss Pollution, Disasters and World Civilizations


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                                          Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Longer Texts about Muslim Architecture, Human Rights, and an Introduction to Poetry


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                                            Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Medicine, Poetry and Introduction to Using a Dictionary


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                                              Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Reading Original Arabic Literature and Be Fluent in the Four Skills for Social, and Professional Purposes


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                                                Proficinecy in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Arabic Literature About Noble Qualities and Etiquette


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                                                  Proficinecy in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Arabic Eloquence


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                                                    Proficinecy in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Analyse Poetry, Read a Short Story, and Paragraph Composition - Discover Islamic Arts and Their History of Medicine


                                                      Seekers Arabic - Mastering Arabic    Hours 4


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                                                      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

                                                      1. Letters RaZaySeenSheenSadDadTa and Dha

                                                      LESSON 5

                                                      1. Letters AynGhaynFaQafKaf, and Lam

                                                      LESSON 6

                                                      1. Letters MeemNoonHaWaw and Ya

                                                      2. Ta marbuta

                                                      LESSON 7

                                                      1. The Hamza

                                                      2. The Shadda

                                                      LESSON 8

                                                      1. Al (the definite article)

                                                      2. Sun and moon letters

                                                      LESSON 9

                                                      1. Adding the N (tanween)

                                                      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

                                                      3. Reading the Indo-Pak Mushaf

                                                      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



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

                                                        IntroductionThis 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 sk...

                                                        Introduction

                                                        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.

                                                        Curricular Context

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

                                                          • Before taking this course, take The Ajrumiyya Explained.

                                                        What You Will Learn:

                                                        • 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

                                                        Course Requirements: Introduction to Arabic Grammar: The Ajrumiyya Explained: How Words Are Composed Into Sentences

                                                        About the Course Text

                                                        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.


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

                                                        IntroductionThe 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 anc...

                                                        Introduction

                                                        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.

                                                        Curricular Context

                                                        • 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

                                                        ʾ 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

                                                        5. The Badal

                                                        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

                                                         

                                                        What You Will Learn:

                                                        • 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

                                                        About the Course Text

                                                        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.


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

                                                        IntroductionLanguage 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.

                                                        Introduction

                                                        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.

                                                        Curricular Context

                                                        • 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 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.

                                                        What You Will Learn:

                                                        • 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. 

                                                        About the Course Text

                                                        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. 



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                                                        An Introduction to Arabic Poetry: The Burda Explained

                                                        Introduction 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...

                                                        Introduction

                                                        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.

                                                        What You Will Learn:

                                                        • What poetic is
                                                        • What poetic styles influences Imam al-Busiri’s Burda
                                                        • How the poem translates line by line

                                                        About the Course Text

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


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

                                                        Introduction 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 t...


                                                        Introduction

                                                        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
                                                        03 - aghrad al-Tashbih 
                                                        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

                                                        01 -mawadi'  al wasl
                                                        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

                                                        What You Will Learn:

                                                        • 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.

                                                        About the Course Text

                                                        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.



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