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Access to Arabic and Tajweed


 

Arabic is the language of the Qur’an and is also spoken across many Muslim countries. At Ebrahim College we only teach the highest level of modern and classical Arabic. The Access to Arabic and Tajweed course is for complete beginners who cannot read or understand even basic Arabic. This course will take students through the letters of the Arabic alphabet in their solitary and joints forms, vowels, words and sentences and learn the correct pronunciation of letters and vowel sounds. Subsequently students will build on initial recognition and pronunciation to the formation of words and groups of words, thus building up basic vocabulary and also developing some writing skills. Students will be taught with the recitation of the Qur'an as the main learning outcome and thus correct pronunciation and aspects of Tajweed will also be integrated into the course. The course is ideal for anyone who did not get the opportunity to learn Arabic when young, for new Muslims or for people who just want to re-learn their basic Arabic properly.

 

Students are required to purchase: Gateway to Arabic Book One - this can be found in any islamic bookstores. This link will provide you some information about the book. Gateway to Arabic Book 1

 

Please note: To allow for a 2 week buffer at the end of the course, as our 10 and 12 weeks courses sometimes have a 1 week break inbetween the term and also additional classes at the end to recover any unexpected missed classes. You will be informed of the dates when you start the courses.


Start Date Time Duration Fees Discounts Gender Location    
Thu - 05/10/2017 10:30 - 13:30 10 WEEKS £89.00 Female Ebrahim College Whitechapel - Thur - MORNINGS - FEMALE
Thu - 05/10/2017 10:30 - 13:30 10 WEEKS £89.00 Female Ebrahim College Whitechapel - Thur - MORNINGS - FEMALE - BANGLA
Mon - 02/10/2017 18:00 - 21:00 10 weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Male Ebrahim College Whitechapel - MON
Mon - 02/10/2017 18:00 - 21:00 10 weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Female Ebrahim College Whitechapel - MON
Sun - 01/10/2017 13:45 - 16:45 10 Weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Male Ebrahim College Whitechapel - SUN
Sun - 01/10/2017 13:45 - 16:45 10 Weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Female Ebrahim College Whitechapel - SUN
Fri - 29/09/2017 18:00 - 21:00 10 Weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Male Ebrahim College Whitechapel - FRI
Tue - 26/09/2017 18:00 - 21:00 10 Weeks £89.00 £8.90 (10% early bird discount ) Female Ebrahim College Whitechapel - TUE

Access to Arabic and Tajweed


 

Arabic is the language of the Qur’an and is also spoken across many Muslim countries. At Ebrahim College we only teach the highest level of modern and classical Arabic. The Access to Arabic and Tajweed course is for complete beginners who cannot read or understand even basic Arabic. This course will take students through the letters of the Arabic alphabet in their solitary and joints forms, vowels, words and sentences and learn the correct pronunciation of letters and vowel sounds. Subsequently students will build on initial recognition and pronunciation to the formation of words and groups of words, thus building up basic vocabulary and also developing some writing skills. Students will be taught with the recitation of the Qur'an as the main learning outcome and thus correct pronunciation and aspects of Tajweed will also be integrated into the course. The course is ideal for anyone who did not get the opportunity to learn Arabic when young, for new Muslims or for people who just want to re-learn their basic Arabic properly.

 

Students are required to purchase: Gateway to Arabic Book One - this can be found in any islamic bookstores. This link will provide you some information about the book. Gateway to Arabic Book 1

 

 

Introduction

 

Subject Title: Access to Arabic and Tajweed

 

Brief description of course:

This course develops the learner's ability in Arabic phonetics specifically for the purpose of the recitation of the Qur'an and reading Arabic in general. The course is designed to cater for complete beginners who have no previous experience of reading Arabic. Students will learn to recognise the different letters of the alphabet and the correct pronunciation of Arabic letters and vowel sounds. Subsequently the course will build on initial recognition and pronunciation to the formation of words and groups of words. This course will also help towards meeting the entry requirements for Level 1 Arabic Language, and even introduce some Arabic language as a taster for the students and to further enhance their experience of Arabic.

 

Level:                   

Access (Pre Module1)

 

Status:                 

Preparatory course for students who wish to study Tajweed Module 1 or Arabic Language level 1 but are not able to read or write Arabic .

 

Prerequisites:    

There are no particular prerequisites for this course.

 

Progression: Students who complete this course will be able to progress to Level 1 Tajweed and Qira’ah and/ or level 1 Arabic Language.

 

Duration of the Course:

10 three-hour sessions.

 

Contact time allocated: 30hours

 

General Subject Aims:

 

Studying Foundation Tajweed and Arabic should enable students to:

 

  • Develop the love of reciting the Qur'an
  • Recognise and distinguish between the physical shapes of different letters in all of their different forms.
  • Pronounce the letters correctly from their origins in the mouth or throat (makharij).
  • Begin to develop the ability to use the correct phonetics and accent in the Arabic language when speaking it, or reciting the Qur'an, du'as, adhkar or any other form of reading or recitation; 
  • Understand and apply the different vowel signs in conjunction with different letters whilst maintaining correct pronunciation.
  • Be inspired to recite the Qur'an correctly fluently, and beautifully, and continue studying the Arabic language.  
  • Be able recognise and pronounce words correctly and develop the ability to read.
  • Develop some basic vocabulary in the Arabic language and understand some basic grammar concepts.

 

Tarbiyah – Spiritual, Moral, Ethical and Social issues

Tarbiyah is a cross curricular objective that runs through almost the entire ISP subjects. In tajweed developing oneself spiritually by constant recitation of the Qur'an and a love for it is a primary tarbiyah objective. Students should be encouraged and advised to recite the Qur'an daily for life and make a commitment to practicing its message.  Students must understand and practice the etiquettes of the Qur'an of purity, respect, concentration and focus, and reciting with good intention, ending recitation with du'a etc.

 

Assessment

There will be no formal assessments at the end of the course: Students will be provided with further practice guidance in order to build on the skills developed in this course and to bridge any gaps or weaknesses remaining so that students can join the next available Tajweed or Arabic course at a higher level.

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Ustadha Fahema Choudhury


Shaykh Muhammad Sbini


 

Shaykh Muhammad Sbini was born in 1967 in Damascus ( Syria). He studied Shariah under the Grand Mufti of Syria Shaykh Ahmad Keftaro (RA) for about 15 years, at the Shariah Institute for Dawah and Guidance (Abu An-noor).

After he graduated he continued his education in The International Faculty for Dawah ( Damascus). He came to England in 1992 and has been involved in different Islamic activities and taught several different Islamic subjects such as Arabic, Usul Al-Fiqh, Shafe’e Fiqh, Aqeedah, and Seerah.

In 2002 he began lecturing at Ebrahim College and he has taught Arabic and Aqeedah. He currently teaches Seerah of The Prophet Muhmmad (SAW), and the Stories of The Prophets (Qasas Al-Anbiya).

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