<!–Note that we are not holding any Toronto-based classes in 2009. All classes in 2009 will be fully online. Costs, timings, and hours of instruction etc. are explained on our Online Arabic Courses page.
Alhamdulillah, based on a recently completed review, the Toronto Shariah part-time program format is being revised to suit the needs of the students.
–>Why be interested?
If you answer Yes to any of these questions then you should seriously consider this course.
To give you the best possible idea of what is being offered, an entire week’s worth of content has been placed on our Audio Samples Page.
What follows is a summary of our goals and methods being employed since 2003.
The “Foundations Program” in Classical Arabic Grammar is designed to take students with no more than basic recognition of the Arabic alphabet and turn them into the most proficient grammarians, able to independently read and comprehend classical Islamic texts in subjects such as Fiqh, Hadith, and Tafseer, all in the shortest possible time.<!– designed to develop extremely solid Arabic grammar skills in students, who start with no more than basic recognition of the Arabic alphabet, and make them highly proficient in it. In a very short time, students are able to independently read and comprehend classical Islamic texts in subjects such as Fiqh, Hadith, and Tafseer. –>
In a systematic manner, the course quickly moves through the essentials of both Arabic Grammar and Morphology required in order to decipher the manuals. In-class reading of “vowel-less” texts by students themselves begins in the 6th month of the program and continues until the end. Carefully chosen texts in various Islamic disciplines are introduced gradually into the program to maximize the deciphering capabilities of students.
Summary of the ‘Foundations Program’ structure:
1) Determining various verb groupings and identifying irregularities within verbs.
2) Revising portions of text, deciphering meanings of words, grammatical analysis of sentence structures.