Classical Arabic: The Gateway
Taught by Imam Mohamad Jebara
This newly designed program is an Intensive one-year, degree program; the first in a three year bachelor’s degree in Classical Arabic. Recognized by several renowned universities; including The University of Islamic Sciences (Malaysia), Al-Qarawiyyin University (Fez, Morocco), Muhammadiyyah University (Indonesia) and Al-Azhar University (Lebanon), this program is unique for merging the knowledge of Islam’s golden age with modern methods of teaching, to make this the easiest, most efficient way to learn the Arabic language. Covering the essentials of Classical Arabic grammar and conversation, based on several classical texts , including Al-Ājurrūmiyyah, Qatrun-Nada, The Alfiyyah of Ibni Malik, Al-Kitab of Sibawayh, and many others. The program will commence with a detailed history of the Arabic language, its structure, syntax, logic and shall cover a detailed look at nouns, verbs, and particles; how they are recognized and their usage in the language. A thorough understanding of the grammatical states of words and a critical engagement in grammatical analyses will be covered, with a look at I’lal, ibdal, and many others. By the end of the year, students who successfully complete the full program will:
- Have an excellent grasp and understanding of essential grammar rules at the level of proficiency
- Be able to construct sentences comfortably in Classical Arabic, while understanding the grammatical functions of each word in the sentence
- Build a large vocabulary base (with over 5,000 words)
- Comfortably read and comprehend Classical Arabic sentences
- Possess a deep understanding of the structure, logic and methodology of the language
When: Every Thursday, Commenced Thursday February 14th, 2012
Where: West end of Ottawa
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm *
Enrollment: $100 per month**
*Please note class starts at 5pm Sharp!
**The instructor is volunteering his time to teach this program, all proceeds collected from the program will go towards the purchase of a facility for a full-time school called Andalusia College.