This course is designed to give students best possible teaching experience to access and build a relationship with the Glorious Quran. It aims at giving students essential syntactic, morphological, lexical and analytical tools to access Quran, Hadith and further comprehend simple Arabic and Islamic texts in English. This is achieved by developing a strong foundation in the theory of Arabic grammar, morphology and rhetoric. This is further implemented through the application of a theory to read texts in classical Arabic including the Quran, with supplemental reinforcement through writing and listening. It is also based on equipping students with a broad vocabulary of words found in the Quran and Islamic disciplines. (Prerequisite: Placement test).(4 credit hours)
About the Instructor(s)
Sh Mohamed Hajaj specializes in teaching Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies to both adults and children. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies in English from the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Al-Azhar University, and graduated at the top of his class from Al-Azhar’s Qiraat Institute. He is currently working on his Master’s degrees in both Islamic Studies in English and in Education from Al-Azhar University. He has pursued post-graduate studies in Islamic Studies, courses from the faculty of education, and courses specifically for teaching Arabic to non-Arabic learners. He has extensive teaching experience at diverse institutes, has served as a translator for numerous English books and projects, and is a khateeb and speaker at various local mosques in Cairo.