“It is imperative that every Muslim should strive to learn Arabic as hard as he can, so that he can testify the Shahadah, and recite the Book of Allah and say the invocations that are mandatory upon him, such as the takbeer, tasbeeh, tashahud and other prayers. And the more he learns the language that Allah Himself chose to be the language of him who sealed the Prophets (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), and to be the language of His final revelation, the better it is for him”.
The quote by Imam Shafi describes and prescribes the importance of learning Arabic for every Mulsim. Even though the Holy Quran has been translated to many languages, scholars, translators, commentators and learners of Islamic studies do still refer back to the original Arabic Text to come to terms with its meanings.
SimplyIslam provides Singaporean Muslims with a good opportunity to have a strong foundation on learning and understanding Quranic Arabic. The course instructs students in understanding the Quran via the Arabic language. It attempts to help learn and read the Quran using the Arabic script and how this interaction effects a significant change in one’s perception of the Quran. The course is not only suitable for beginners, but also provides a good taste for those who have some background of Arabic. This will be done via a close exploration of selected Surah and verses.
The course aims at equipping participants with a good understanding of and interaction with the Standard Arabic in a simple insightful way. Through a close reading of different short chapters and selected verses, such as: al-Fatihah, al-Kawthar, al-Asr, an-Nasr, ad-Dhuha, al-Qadr, al-Sharh, Al-Burooj, Ayatul kursi, beginning & ends of Surah al-Baqarah (verses 1- 5 & from 284-286), participants will gain insight into the beauty of the Arabic language. The course will be most helpful to all those who want to go further in or proceed to formal Arabic instruction.
Commencement Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Frequency & Time: Once a week, 8 – 10pm
Lessons: 8 lessons
Teacher: Abid Essalah
Fee: $200 including book fees
Familiarity with the Arabic alphabet, i.e. ability to read Quran. Participants completing this module may then pursue further Arabic Courses at SimplyIslam or other learning centres.
Please register below or at this link: http://quranicarabic.eventbrite.sg