Arabic Renaissance Course
The Opener to Islamic Knowledge
Knowledge of al-Islam in this life and the next is evergreen, and access to its divine texts are through its linguistic roots in Arabic. Arabic is not just for scholars, it is for every male and female Muslim regardless of academic background or social and economic status. So come and embark on a sacred journey to discover the meaning of your prayers and supplications and directly access the Quran for yourself.
Open yourself to the Quran by studying the language in which it came. This unique course that goes directly to the source code of Arabic grammar will enable you to be on the path to opening up the doors to the sacred sciences of Tafsir, Fiqh, Aqeedah and Usul. Invest in your salah, in your family and future generations by studying the language of Islam. As Muslims in the West, where we are spirituality parched in a sea of consumerism we need to take our succour from the divine texts and the accrued wisdom over the last thousand years of Islamic scholarship from the sages of this Deen. What better reason is there to study Arabic than to preserve one’s Islam in oneself, family and community. Today could be the first day of the rest of your life to make that change.
-Ustadh Moinul Abu Hamza
Our unique three peak system ensures doesn’t just measure the progress in the curriculum regardless of whether we leave the student behind or not, but also develops students to be able to hang on and scale the Arabic Mountain with an attitude and work ethic that will serve them well in this course and in future intermediate and advanced courses. A typical lesson will compose of studying conversations in Arabic, breaking down the grammatical rules and learning new words along the way. There will be speaking and listening components along the way the goes towards building confidence in the student to use the rules that were discussed with different words.
Our ‘Three Peaks System’ explained.
Here is a sample of our schedule for our 3 Peaks System that prepares student’s expectations for the steep incline and a the cool down. Every class is different, so progressing through the schedule depends on every class.
Peak 1: Nahw, which is to recognise case endings of words and parsing of words and expressions that form simple nominal and verbal sentences
Peak 2: Sarf, which is to have knowledge of verbal conjunctions and how to derive nouns from the ten major verb forms.
Peak 3: Tatbeeq, which is to have good reading and writing skills and basic speaking and comprehension abilities
The 3 peaks diagram:
Week 1: Orientation
1-. Siffaat of a student of Knowledge
2- The Importance of Learning Arabic
3- An outline of the course
4- A lesson in appreciating Arabic Grammar by Analysing the title of a book
Week 2: Tajweed
0- Naseeha for Students of Knowledge
1- Recap of last week – The title analysis
2- Mufradaat – Vocab test for Unit 1
3- Al-Hiwaar – Dialogue
4- Sun and Moon Letters
5- Hamzat-ul wasl/qati
Week 3: Tajweed II & Unit 1
1- How to ask a question كيفية السؤال
2- a) Dameer Munfasil ضمير منفصل b) Dameer Muttasil ضمير متصل
c) Hamzatul Qati’ d) Iltiqaa us-saakinayn
4- a) Al-Hiwaar At-Thaalith – 3rd Dialogue and 4th dialogue and b) At-Tadreeb: Min ayna anta, Maa Jinsiyyatuka
5- Ism Ishaara – Demonstrative nouns
6- A lesson in copula / isnaad / between mubtada and khabar
Week 4: Frameworks I
1- The definition of speech
2- What is lafdhun/murakkabun/mufeedun
3- Umdah and Fadlah: Essential and non-essential parts of speech
Week 5: Frameworks II + Mufrad (single words)
1- Conceptual map of speech
2- Definition of Nouns, Verbs and Particles
3- Singular Dual and Plural Nouns
4- Sound/Broken Plurals
Week 6: Mufrad II + Tarkeebaat I
1- Sifah + Mawsoof (Adjective and Noun)
2- Mudaaf + Mudaaf ilayhi (Possessor and Possessed)
Week 7: Tarkeebaat II + Mubtada & Khabar
1- Jaarrun + Majroor (preposition + noun)
2- Class Test or Tarkeebaat
3- Definition of Nahw
4- Āmil & Ma’mool: Governing/Governed words
5 – Types of the Mubtada أنواع المبتدأ
6- Types of the Khabar أنواع الخبر
Week 8: Turning up the heat
1- Fully Compliant citizens (Munsarif)
2- Partially Declinable citizens (Ghayr Munsarif)
3- Non-Declinable citizens (Mabni)
4- A lesson in Relative Nouns
Peak 1/3 Complete
Week 9: The Cool Down
1- Read and analyse Unit 2
2- Unit 2 Vocabulary
3- Hiwaar on parents, siblings and clothing
4- Speaking drill
Week 10: The Cool Down II
1- Verbal sentences + Unit 3
2 – 1st Hiwaar: Where do you live?
3- 2nd Hiwaar: Buying and selling a flat
4- Speaking drill
Week 11: Morphology I
1- Conjugations for 3 letter verbs
2- 3rd Hiwaar: Describing your home
3- Speaking drills: Describing your home
Week 12: Daily Life
1- Unit 4: 1st Hiwaar
2- Describing your day
3- Group translation drill
Week 13: Food and drink
1- Unit 5: 1st Hiwaar
2- Healthy and unhealthy eating
3- 2nd Hiwaar: A guest comes for dinner
Week 14: Morphology II
1- Vocabulary Review of Unit 6
2- 2nd Hiwaar : Ordering at a restaurant 3- Deriving a noun from 3 letter verbs
4- Group translation drill
Week 15: A life of prayer
1- Vocabulary review Unit 7
2- 1st Hiwaar: Prayers at home and at the masjid
3- Collective translation of text I
4- Collective translation of text II
Week 16: Student life
1- Vocabulary review Unit 8
2- 1st Hiwaar: Teacher Vs Student
3- 2nd Hiwaar: Studying abroad near and far
4- How to derive the imperative verbs
Moinul Abu Hamza travelled with his wife and son to live in Egypt and study Arabic full time. Upon their return, they embarked on an Islamic scholarship under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi which then led them to travel to Makkah, Madinah, Rabat and Fez to attain numerous Ijazaat for themselves and their children alongside the Shahadah Al-Alimiyyah (licence in Islamic Scholarship) which includes advanced Arabic Grammar.
Who are the instructors?
Ustadh Moinul Abu Hamza is your instructor for the Arabic Nahda online and onsite classes but some tutorials will be made for female students as well as some marking and support by Ustadha Nasima.
Who is this course for?
Busy, serious people who know the importance of arabic as a means to understand one’s Deen but cannot attend in person and often cannot relate to standard madrasa style teaching or books with mainly pictures that are targeted towards children.
When are we starting the current ARC course?
Shortly after Ramadan
Examinations and certification?
All students who complete the course with high attendance will receive certification of ‘Hudoor’ (attendance). All students will have an optional examination to receive a certificate (shahadah) within ranging levels of achievement.
Would course material be shipped or a PDF sent for personal printing?
We plan to ship all folders to wherever it is reasonably priced to ship as we want every student to feel like local onsite student of hours. As for the handouts, they will be PDF files that one can print and place in the folder.
What time are the live lessons?
The target time is 3-5pm UK time though recordings will be available. Students from around the world are welcome.
Any previous knowledge required?
All you need is basic recognition of the arabic letters, although we expect a student to make Tajweed a priority in their lives as part of this journey.
How many hours must one dedicate?
2hrs for the actual class and 30mins a day for two days for practice and homework.
Is there video access?
Video access will be available throughout the 36 week course and after for the remainder of the year, which gives ample time to revise and take full notes.
What’s the teaching structure?
The course will include a virtual board with a live video stream so that a student can access the texts and learn directly from the teacher via two screens. Otherwise known as ‘picture in picture’.
Ustadh Moinul will deliver the online classes while Ustadha Nasima along with Ustadh Moinul will try to support the respective male/female students throughout the week. This is subject ability and not what the student pays for but just additional help.
Any course materials?
All course materials will be provided so nothing is needed except a pen and a notepad. We will also provide tutorials on the best arabic dictionaries and recommend which physical books or apps would best fit the students’ needs.
What’s the expected outcome?
It really depends on the amount of time the student puts in, how serious the student is and how much the student pursues the teacher. If you put in the effort you will have the key tools to form most sentences you want in speech and have a decent reading and writing ability. Although our focus is on reading ability. All of this will involve having a dictionary to hand as there are no short cuts to learning vocab.
Homework is minimal, maybe half an hour a week max, though this can increase if you want to do more. So the main thing is not to miss a lesson.
Will I need Tajweed?
We are teaching a complete Tajwid course before or it around 1pm -3p. Some students are doing both because of the heavy discounts involved although Tajwid is a standalone science. And needed for the Arabic course.
Can I manage?
This course is idea for busy people, it aims to explain the concepts to english speakers without skirting around topics with multiple examples and pictures etc. I have students from oxford, surgeons, city workers from canary wharf, charity workers, activists -busy people from all walks of life.
Where do the lessons take place?
Whitechapel Education Hub E1 London, opposite whitechapel station.
Do we get one to one attention or is this a class setting?
It is in a class setting both onsite and online, you can watch online or attend onsite when convenient. The one-to-one help is when you interact with the teacher in regards to the homework to measure comprehension along with where your weaknesses in understanding lies. This is the process by which the teacher we will monitor your development.
What level can I expect to achieve -though I know this greatly depend on my effort?
The course outcome is you can access Quran and break down most sentences with a dictionary app handy (you will live with one for years). And if you can’t you can check the I’raab and grasp what is being discussed.
What would be my speaking level -although I know this depends on my effort to practice?
You should be able to go Umrah for example and ask for your basic needs and communicate in Arabic. The important thing is, I give you the structure that you can build on without me. Most books go into the level I cover in book two or three, I wont be doing that, we will start with grammar in a digestible way from day one. I use your existing knowledge of English to understand Arabic.
Course fees are £399 for Arabic Nahda Course Summer 2018 Online. Fees cover all course materials, worksheets and our bespoke folder.
Here are the discounts on offer:
Couples’ discount includes £399 and then £349 for one’s spouse. The same applies to parent and child admissions.
Study partners can join and receive a discount of £50 from each an every student that register together.
Further discounts are provided when the Arabic Renaissance course is connected with other existing courses.
Please email your full name, contact number referencing “ARC 3.0”.
Certification of Attendance
The first level of certification is ‘Shahadah Al-Hudoor’ which is awarded to those who maintained regular attendance and homework submissions and gave the their full effort.
Certification of Examination
The second level is ‘Shahadah Al-Ijtiyaaz’ which is through attaining above a pass mark in the final exam. All exams will be written, invigilated and mark by the teachers and course co-ordinators of our Arabic department. The entering of examinations is optional.