Introduction to Quranic Arabic – Four Part Program
Ustadh Farid Dingle
إِنَّا أَنْزَلْناهُ قُرْآناً عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Indeed We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an so that you may apply reason.
Hear what some students are saying about their experience with this course:
“I find the Arabic course with Ustadh Farid to be very thorough in its content and I am able to follow the course easily due to the comfortable pace that is set. I am able to manage my time because the live session is only once a week and therefore I can organize myself to do my homework when it suits my schedule. Even after the first few classes of part 1 I noticed a difference when reading Quran; I was able to understand full sentences.”
– Rookaiya N.
“This four part course to assist in understanding The Quran in Arabic is excellent. It is based on an established course text with plenty of practice exercises to reinforce learning for rapid progress. The teacher, Ustadh Farid, clearly has expert knowledge of Classical Arabic and his delivery of live sessions and answering questions during them is wonderful. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody who yearns to start experiencing the beauty of the Glorious Quran.”
– Amir K.
“My 11 year old son is presently doing the Quranic Arabic course with Sh. Farid Dingle with some help from me for his homework. He is now close to finishing the second part of the (four part) program and can already translate directly more than 200 verses of the Quran (with some basic grammatical analysis for each one of them). Sh. Farid brings a lot of scholarship and nuance to the many Quranic words and verses which makes it a rich learning experience even for advanced learners of Arabic. At the same time, he has the ability to break down complicated concepts such that a beginner in Arabic, like my son, remains very engaged. The classes are very interactive, and my son rather enjoys them. We have both benefitted tremendously from the program so far. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to delve deeply into the language of the Quran.
JazakumuLlahu Khayr for your services.“
– Omar I.
In this four-part program, Ustadh Farid Dingle will cover all of the basics of the Arabic language and applying them to verses of the Holy Quran.
The program covers the basic grammar and structure of Arabic using Qur’anic words, phrases and sentences throughout. It is also based on the principle of word frequency in the Qur’an. It uses three Word Lists – with words occurring over 100 times, between 50 and 100 times and between 25 and 49 times in the Qur’an. This approach has two benefits. Users will not be burdened with a very large vocabulary from the outset, and with non-Qur’anic vocabulary. By mastering the select vocabulary, they will be able to understand much and quickly. The page layout and design of the book should make it easy to follow.
- A Kiflayn designed Arabic text (adapted from Access to Quranic Arabic) shall be covered over the 4 levels.
About the Course
What will be covered in the 40+ hours of this program.
Lesson 1: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and the Masculine
Lesson 2: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and the Feminine
Lesson 3: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and the Indefinite
Lesson 4: Nouns, Adjectives, and the Definite
Lesson 5: Nouns, Adjectives, and Number
Lesson 6: Sound and Broken Plurals, and Separated Pronouns
Lesson 7: Attached pronouns
Lesson 8: Prepositions and the Genitive
Lesson 9: Inna Sentences
Lesson 10: The Possessive (al-Idafa)
Lesson 1: Concept of Root Letters
Lesson 2: Simple Verb Sentences
Lesson 3: Past Tense: he, she, you
Lesson 4: Complete of Past Tense
Lesson 5: Past Tense Number and Gender
Lesson 6: Pronouns
Lesson 7: Passive and Active Voices
Lesson 8: Weak Verbs: Qala
Lesson 9: Weak Verbs: Kana
Lesson 10: Present Tense
Lesson 1: The Verb: More On the Present Tense
Lesson 2: Some Irregular Verbs
Lesson 3: The Subjunctive
Lesson 4: The Jussive
Lesson 5: The Imperative
Lesson 6: Passive of the Present Tense
Lesson 7: Present Tense of Qala
Lesson 8: Present Tense of Kana
Lesson 9: Active and Passive Participles
Lesson 10: Words From Verbs
Lesson 1: Form III Verbs
Lesson 2: Form IV Verbs
Lesson 3: Form V Verbs and Form VI Verbs
Lesson 4: Form VII, VIII Verbs and IX Verbs
Lesson 5: Form X Verbs
Lesson 6: Relative Pronouns: Abu, Akh, Dhu
Lesson 7: More on Broken Plurals
Lesson 8: Conditional Sentences
Lesson 9: Review
Lesson 10: Final Program Examination
This program will run for four terms (ten weeks each term).
There are pre-recorded lessons and these lessons are here to improve your Arabic reading and understanding. These lessons will provide you with the basics of the Arabic language and give you the skills to be able to apply them to the verses of the Holy Quran.
There will be one live session each week where students can interact with their teacher directly and ask any questions they may have based on the pre-recorded lesson and tasks given.
Weekly Time Commitment
Homework and quizzes will be given to students throughout the term and an end of course final exam will show the student how they have progressed throughout the term and whether the student may move up to the next level or not. The weekly commitment can range between 3-4 hours including the homework, reading, live sessions and quizzes.
- Scanned course text will be provided
- Scanned workbook will be provided
- Ability to take photo images of assignments and upload to course page
- Ability to make audio recordings and upload to course page
Students must be able to read and write Arabic script to enroll in this course.