Reading, Translation, Grammar and Morphology of Classical Arabic
Build Your Skills to
Understand the Quran
Our full-time Arabic course at the Qalam Seminary aims to connect students to the Quran, sacred knowledge, and the Islamic tradition through an in-depth study of the Arabic language. Students will begin their journey with the study of foundational Arabic grammar and morphology, and over the course of the year, build the skills required to read, understand, and translate the Qur’an and classical Islamic texts. There are two main objectives of the program:
1. To understand the Quran without a translation.
2. To read and translate classical Arabic texts that don’t have vowel marks.
What You'll Learn
Through the course of the year students will cover the following topics and texts:
Grammar & Morphology
More than 85% of Quranic Vocabulary
Fundamentals of Classical Arabic Grammar and Morphology (QuranCoach Series)
Translation of up to 5 Juz of the Quran
Study of I’raab (parsing)
Matn-ul-Ajrumiyyah with Explanation
Qasus-un-Nabieen by Sh. Hasan Ali Nadwi
Select Study of Mukhtaaraat by Sh. Hasan Ali Nadwi
Select Study of Tafseer Sha’rawi in Arabic
Select Study of Hadith with Explanation in Arabic
Daily Qur’an Memorization
Daily Adhkar and Du’as
Memorization of Select Arba’een Hadith Collections
Meet Your Instructor
Meet Your Guest Instructors
Students can also expect other guest instructors every week.
Will this program be offered online?
Unfortunately, no. Our method of instruction involves heavy skill-building of proper pronunciation and translation specifically devoted to continuing upper Islamic studies. The total time in this program is 900 hours.
Will I learn the same things in Arabic Online?
Arabic Online is for the part-time student, totaling 100 hours. Subjects like morphology and the Islamic sciences are not discussed. The focus is only on translation and vocabulary.
What if I can’t read Arabic that well?
While we encourage fluency, we will work with students who are willing to work with a tutor and with our reading fluency program. Prospective students who apply will be evaluated on their fluency.