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Arabic Intensive (Part time - Year 2)


Ebrahim College has developed a unique curriculum for an Arabic Language programme that aims to enable students to be able to read, write, speak and understand Arabic.

 

The Arabic Intensive is designed for students motivated to learn Arabic in order to gain access to the Qur’an in its language, access to Islamic texts, future academic study or even for personal enrichment.

 

The programme incorporates intensive modules in Arabic grammar & literature, along with modules dedicated to the language of the Quran & hadith, as well as spoken and written Arabic.

This programme is a prerequisite for students who are interested in the Alimiyyah Programme but are not proficient in Arabic.

It is open to both male and female students. The programme can also be studied full time over 1 year.

 

Students who successfully complete the summer intensive can progress on to the following courses:

1. Alimiyyah Programme (4 years), Year 1 (Full time, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm)

2. Alimiyyah Programme (8 years), Year 1 (Part-time Saturdays, 9am-6pm)

3. Advance Literature (Poetry), 36 weeks, 3 hours a week

4. Advance Literature (Prose), 36 weeks, 3 hours a week

Please note, applicants may be contacted beforehand to assess suitability for this course.

 

Financial support

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive programme, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission.

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Arabic Intensive (Part time - Year 2)


Ebrahim College has developed a unique curriculum for an Arabic Language programme that aims to enable students to be able to read, write, speak and understand Arabic.

 

The Arabic Intensive is designed for students motivated to learn Arabic in order to gain access to the Qur’an in its language, access to Islamic texts, future academic study or even for personal enrichment.

 

The programme incorporates intensive modules in Arabic grammar & literature, along with modules dedicated to the language of the Quran & hadith, as well as spoken and written Arabic.

This programme is a prerequisite for students who are interested in the Alimiyyah Programme but are not proficient in Arabic.

It is open to both male and female students. The programme can also be studied full time over 1 year.

 

Year 2

 

Arabic Literature & Creative Writing

 

Brief description:

This course will develop students’ reading and writing skills, as well as ingraining an appreciation of Arabic literature through a selection of classical and modern Arabic readings.

 

Scope and syllabus:

The Arabic Literature is a combination of classical and modern Arabic. Modern Arabic is based on A-Level Arabic and Islamic studies materials, whereas classical Arabic is taught through texts such as Nadwi’s Qasas al-nabiyin and al-Qira’at al-rashida and al-Manfaluti’s Majdulin.

 

Reading:

al-Nadwi, Abu al-Hasan. Qisas al-Nabiyyīn. Multiple editions.
al-Nadwi, Abu al-Hasan. al-Qirāʼat al-Rāshidah. Multiple editions.
Kaylani, Kamil. Abd Allah al-Barrī wa Abd Allah al-Baḥrī. Multiple editions.
al-Manfalūti, Mustafà Lutfi. Mājdūlīn. Multiple editions.
Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ. Kalilah wa Dimnah. Multiple editions.

 

Language of the Qur’an

 

Brief description:

As well as being one of the application modules in the Arabic Intensive, the Language of the Quran is one of the most important modules of the course. It introduces students to the study of the Qur’anic text and exposes them to Qur’anic vocabulary, commentary, themes, background, and structure, providing them insight into the devotional element of selected surahs. The module should help students understand up to 50% of the Qur’anic text without need of a dictionary.

 

Scope and syllabus:

The course consists of linguistic analysis and basic commentary of Yasin, al-Waqi‘ah, al-Mulk, al-Sajda, al-Kafirun, al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and al-Nas as well as other selected verse of the Qur’an.

 

Reading:

Essential

 

Abdel Haleem, M. A. The Qurʼan: A New Translation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

 

Additional

Ṣābūnī, Muḥammad ʻAlī. Ṣafwat al-tafāsīr. Multiple editions.

Muḥammad Shafīʻ, and Muḥammad Taqī ʻUs̲mānī.

Maʻariful-Quran. Karachi: Maktaba-e-Darul-Uloom, 1996.

Ali, Muhammad Mohar. A word for word meaning of the Qur’ân: with explanatory notes, word meanings with cross references and grammatical hints. Ipswich, Suffiolk: Jamʻiat ʼIḥyaaʼ ‘Minhaaj Al-Sunnah, 2003.

 

Language of the Sunnah

 

Brief description:

This module has been designed to introduce Arabic Intensive students to the genre of prophetic traditions. Using small hadith compilations such as Zād al-Ṭālibīn and basic Arabic commentaries, students will apply the nahw and sarf theory learnt in the first term to their reading of Arabic texts, and analysing selected traditions both linguistically and grammatically.

 

Scope and syllabus:

The course will focus on linguistic and grammatical analysis, as well as a basic commentary, of selected traditions. Students will also be expected to memorise forty hadiths

 

Suggested reading:

ʻĀshiq Ilāhī, Muḥammad, Provisions for the Seekers: A Manual of Prophetic Ḥadīths with Commentary (Zād al-Ṭālibīn). Translated by Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf. Santa Barbara, Calif: White Thread Press, 2005.

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