Classes start on April 24th, 2021
Saturdays and Sundays
4:00 PM GMT
Translations are the problem. They can be quite embarrassing as in the picture above. Trying to translate a concept into another language using just one word is often not possible. Some concepts don’t exist in other cultures and languages and therefore there won’t be a single word equivalent. Try to translate the word punk into another language using only one word, to get the image below in a non-English speaking person’s mind. It’s simply not possible.
The Time Machine
Meanings change over time. The Ilm Al-Quran course takes you back in time so you can see how the Arabic words were used during the time of revelation. Language changes over time, new words are coined, words previously coined take on new meanings. This has become a source of misunderstanding in terms of the Quran. Translations unfortunately do not take these changes into consideration. The course is designed to teach Arabs and non-Arabs alike. Seven of the most renowned lexicons, such as Kitab al-Ayn, and Mufradat Raghib are used to get a more precise meaning of each word.
Life is Short, I Don’t Have Much Time
There are 6 modules in the course. Each module has 10 lessons that are completed in 6 weeks with two classes per week. There are apps and application books to ensure you get all the practice you need. If done full time, the course can comfortably be completed in 3 months, with a total of 75-100 hours spent on both lessons and practice.
The course uses a content based method of language acquisition. Throughout the course, you will practice over 3000 ayat of the Quran. You will be able to see a clear difference in comprehension just after just 3 lessons and after two modules, you will feel comfortable with the basics of the Quran.
We Hate Grammar and We Hope You Do Too
Grammar tends to chase people away from learning language. Our course uses grammar on a need to know basis. People do not learn grammar in order to comprehend and speak in their own languages, so there is no reason they should heavily invest in it to learn another language. Children know close to no grammatical rules. They simply apply them naturally. We have tried to minimize a student’s interaction with grammatical principles in the beginning while gradually increasing the number as the course progresses.
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