Kitaab Academy — Qur'anic Arabic Series

Level 1: Introduction to Arabic Grammar

Begin your journey by learning the fundamentals of Arabic grammar
Spring 2024 Dates: April 29 to July 7
Course Objectives
Course Guidelines
Course Materials
Reading ability: Ability to fluently read Qur'an (Will be tested in a pre-class interview)
  • Understanding the three essential parts of Arabic speech: nouns, verbs, and particles
  • Recognizing 5 categories of nouns
  • Being able to utilize, recognize, and identify verbs with strong root letters
  • Understanding the 6 primary grammatical roles and their corresponding states
  • Increasing working vocabulary to 400-500 words
  • Word-for-word analysis of Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Each class will be 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis.
  • The total time required for assignments will be a maximum of two hours for the entire week to accommodate busy schedules.
  • Canvas will be used for submissions and grades.
A maximum of three absences are allowed during this course.
Hans Wehr Dictionary – Physical copies are available on Amazon. Electronic copies can be found online and can also be downloaded on smartphones through the App store.


Muhammad Faheem

Arabic Student Instructor
Muhammad Faheem is from Atlanta, Georgia. He completed the memorization of the Qur’an at the age of 14 from Georgia Islamic Institute. A few years later, he completed a bachelors of science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and currently works as a technology consultant. He has studied Arabic at Kitaab Academy and now teaches introductory Arabic grammar classes part-time. He is also the former sub-regional coordinator of YM Atlanta and plans to pursue Islamic studies full time at Darul Qasim college.

Sarah Abdelrahman

Arabic Student Instructor
Sarah Abdelrahman grew up in Anaheim, California and she attended Kitaab Academy amongst the first cohort of students completing the entire program. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Currently she continues her studies of the Islamic sciences at the Qalam Seminary with a particular focus in Arabic and Quran studies.

Umar Patel

Arabic Instructor
Umar Patel grew up in Orange County, California. During high school, he moved to Canada where he completed the memorization of the Noble Quran at Al-Rashid Islamic Institute. His experiences in Canada inspired him to serve his local community. Upon returning to Southern California in 2016, he started teaching Quran classes, leading Taraweeh in local masjids, and directing youth group programs. From 2017-2020, he taught Quran under the leadership and supervision of Ustadha Badia Khazaal at the Islamic Institute of Orange County. There, he completed a teacher’s training course and developed a passion for teaching. In 2022, Umar completed his undergraduate degree At UC Irvine in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently an Arabic student at Kitaab Academy, and is studying the Islamic sciences in Jordan.
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