Introduction

Learning Arabic is an act of worship. The first and most intimidating part of learning any new language is learning how to read it. Take this course to learn how to identify and articulate the letters of the Arabic alphabet and how to read complete words and sentences. Learn with Shaykh Farid as he takes you by the hand through a series of engaging videos full of practical examples and then test your own learning through a series of carefully designed exercises. This course is the first step to learning the Arabic language. It is also the first step to reciting the Qur’an.

Curricular Context

  • This is a first-level course in Learning Arabic
  • This course has no prerequisites

Course Outline

LESSON 1

1. Why we should learn Arabic

2. How Arabic is written

3. Letters BaTa, and Tha

4. Short vowels (harakat)

LESSON 2

1. Letters JeemHa, and Kha

LESSON 3

1. Long vowels

2. How letters connect

3. Letter Dal and Dhal

LESSON 4

1. Letters RaZaySeenSheenSadDadTa and Dha

LESSON 5

1. Letters AynGhaynFaQafKaf, and Lam

LESSON 6

1. Letters MeemNoonHaWaw and Ya

2. Ta marbuta

LESSON 7

1. The Hamza

2. The Shadda

LESSON 8

1. Al (the definite article)

2. Sun and moon letters

LESSON 9

1. Adding the N (tanween)

LESSON 10

1. The madd sign (ultra long vowels)

2. Reading independent letters in the Quran (al-huruf al-muqatta)

LESSON 11

1. Silent letters

2. Types of Hamza

LESSON 12

1. Difference between printings of the Quran

2. Reading the Mushaf of Medina

3. Reading the Indo-Pak Mushaf

4. Word-by-word reading of Chapters 103-114 of the Quran

What You Will Learn:

  • Identify and articulate the letters of the Arabic alphabet
  • Read Arabic words and sentences
  • Recite the Qur’an

Course Format: 12 downloadable lessons, 3 live sessions.

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“Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward”– The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)