1.Section: “Learning to read the Arabic Language”
The objective to this part is to learn the correct pronunciation in Arabic, as well as the ability to read correctly and naturally.
We will be studying the book “Nour al Bayan”, or books similar.
This section is targeted to:
- Also to more experienced students struggling to correctly pronounce the Arabic language, or to read fluently. He/She will benefit from a rapid improvement InshaAllah in these crucial areas, and precisely focus on his/her weaknesses to ultimately achieve much improvement in his/her Arabic. This can be studies in parallel with some other studies such as Quran or Arabic, depending on the general language level.
(Note: This section targets both children and adults).
2. Section: “Quranic Studies: Recitation, Tajweed, Memorisation & Tafsir”
Here are the following options from which a student can choose:
- Correction of Quranic recitation: This is based on “Tajweed by practice”: The student will recite the Quran while the Sheikh will support by correcting, aiming to improve the pronunciation, Tajweed etc.. Many stages of correction will be undertaken; “major” mistakes, “minor” mistakes and ultimately approach perfection in recitation InshaAllah.
- Correction of Quranic recitation, with study of Tajweed rules: This is based on “Tajweed by practice and theory”: The student will improve his recitation with the Sheikh’s support, all the while studying the rules of Tajweed in parallel. The initial depth of study will depend on the student’s experience in this area.
- Programme for memorisation (Hifdh) of the Quran: The student, depending on ambition and capacity, can memorise the Quran in the following ways:
- – The entire Quran
– A certain number of “Juz” (Sections).
– Memorisation of specific Surats (Chapters) and verses with elevated value or specific merits in the Sunnah. For example the “Ayat al Kursiy” (Al-Baqarah:255), then the last two verses of Surat Al-Baqarah, then the last verses of Surat Al-‘Imran and so on.
The student will therefore follow a tailor made plan for his/her memorisation and revision based on his objective under supervision and support of the Skeikh.
- Programme for the study of Tafsir (explination of the Quran): Usually this occurs in parallel with the memorisation of the Quran, depending on what is being memorised. The student will study the meaning of the verses and circumstances of their revelations along with their impacts and hadiths (prophetic sayings) reported regarding these verses and Surats.
- Programme for memorisation of “Invocations and Rememberence” (Ad’ya and Adhkar): This is to learn the invocation which a Muslim is to recite in particular moments. For example the Adhkar the Prophet (Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) would recite after prayers, the Adhkar to be recited in the morning and evening, or before sleeping. The student will be able to recite them and ensure to recite correctly, while studying their explanation if he/she so wishes (or be content with their translation).
(Note: Although this programme is not directly linked to memorisation of the Quran, it is within the “memorisation and recitation” section which could benefit the Quranic section.)
(Note: This section targets both children and adults).
3. Section: “Study of the Arabic language”.
This section is divided into 2; one for the children, and one for the adults.
Arabic studies for children:
The children will study a book series called ‘’Ata’allamu l-‘Arabiyah’’ ( (“أتعلم العربية”
This programme will target those who have mastered their Arabic pronunciation and reading (as opposed to those detailed in the 1st section)
The objective is to help the child understand and express him/herself in Arabic. This is therefore to push the child to be completely comfortable with the Arabic language to eventually continue his/her other studies in Arabic.
This programme will be especially beneficial to the children partaking in the Quran memorisation programme, as the two complement each other and will help the student develop and improve in both programmes simultaneously.
Arabic studies for adults: This is divided into 3 sections:
1. Programme for general studies of Arabic Language: Book “Al ‘Arabiya Bayna Yadayk”.
The student will be initially tested to assess his/her level. Student new to Arabic will start at level 1, otherwise will start at an appropriate level.
The programme is comprised of 12 levels, with an additional level which focuses on the study of classic and modern Arabic literary texts.
By the end of this programme, the student should:
– Know the majority of commonly used Arabic words and construction of common sentences (as well as use them to experiment and understand what they hear/read).
– Understand books and articles in Arabic, up to a certain level.
– Have the ability to understand Islamic sciences lessons in Arabic (fit for their level).
– Have the ability to write texts in Arabic on a variety of subjects.
– Start to understand and contemplate on verses of the Quran in Arabic.
2. Programme for studying the various sciences of the Arabic language, and their rules: Especially their grammar (Nahw), conjugation (Sarf), and eloquence (Balagha).
Although most of these will be partly covered in the “general studies” of the Arabic language, this programme aims to study them in more depth and focus on each and a level appropriate for each student based on their level and needs.
This programme can be accessed by completed the aforementioned “general studies” programme or by simply having the necessary level; whether it be through the Midad centre or otherwise. In the latter case the student will be tested to assess his/her level to ensure the most efficient teaching possible.
3. Programme for development of diverse linguistic skills:
– Oral expression and conversation
– The “KhaTabah” (The ability to express oneself in a “KhuTba”)
– Writing skills,
– Reading (Loud, confident and correct reading)
– Comprehension (oral and by reading)
Although the previous programmes would cover these areas, this programme will aim to focus one one (or many) of these skills. This can be done in parallel to the other programmes or separately (as long as the student has the appropriate level to do so).
The student can choose to focus on whichever area he/she so wishes depending on their needs; to compensate for a weakness or for a particular objective.
4. Section: “Study of religion sciences”
This section, its content and programme will be detailed soon InshaAllah.
The Islamic sciences entail:
– The Tafsir and sciences of the Quran
– The sciences of Hadith
– The Adab or manners/etiquettes
– Fiqh (Rules with regards to worship, transactions etc..)
– Usul el-fiqh (Fundamentals of Fiqh)
– Sirah (The life of the prophet, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) and Islamic history.
The aim is to teach the Religious sciences:
In Arabic: targeting the student with an intermediate level in Arabic (like those who have completed the general studies of the Arabic language programme). The lesson considers the student’s Arabic level and adapts accordingly.
In English or French: To allow for the student who have not yet achieved the necessary Arabic skills to study these aspects of the Islamic sciences InshaAllah.