About this Course

Shaykh Al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah taught that the Arabic language is from the religion of Islam and that knowledge of it is an obligation.  This is because understanding the Qur’an and Sunnah is certainly an obligation, and those two can’t be understood except with understanding Arabic.  Therefore, learning Arabic is an obligation because whatever it takes to complete an obligation, is in itself an obligation.

This is the first course of a 3-course series where students will be taught an overview of the fundamentals regarding Arabic grammar.  The lessons are short, but packed with a lot of pertinent information.  Insha'Allah, if one masters each of the grammatical teachings laid out in this series, they will have the tools they need to grammatically understand the Book of Allah, the Qur'an!

About the Instructor

Br. Qayssar is certified in Qur'an Recitation (Reading proficiency with the proper Rules of Tajweed and Tafseer Explanation) from Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Al-Qaisy (Member of Iraq Muslim Scholars League). He has many years of teaching experience as a Qur'an and Arabic Teacher. He is also certified in Islamic Studies with knowledge in Islamic Creed (Aqeedah), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Prophetic Traditions and Sayings (Hadeeth) and Islamic History. Br. Qayssar has a B.A. in Linguistics with a Degree of Excellence in French Language and History of Literature and a separate High Diploma in both Arabic and English Language from Baghdad University.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Parts of Speech [أقسام الكلام]

    • Noun, Verb, Particle [الاسم، والفعل، والحرف]

    • Indicators of a Noun [علامات الاسم]

    • Indicators of a Verb [علامات الفعل]

  • 3

    Fixed & Changeable Words [البناء والإعراب]

    • Fixed & Changeable Words [البناء والإعراب]

    • Fixed Words [البناء]

    • Changeable Words [الإعراب]

  • 4

    Signs of States [علامات الإعراب]

    • Signs of States [علامات الإعراب]

    • Nominative State [الرفع]

    • Accusative State [النصب]

    • Genitive State [الجرّ]

    • Jussive State [الجَزم]

  • 5

    Definite/Indefinite [المعرفة والنكرة]

    • Definite/Indefinite [المعرفة والنكرة]

    • Types of Definite [أنواع المَعارف]

    • Sun & Moon Letters [الحروف الشمسية والقمرية]

    • Attached & Detached Hamza [همزة الوصل وهمزة القطع]

  • 6

    Pronouns [الضمائر]

    • 1st Person Pronouns [المُتكلّم]

    • 2nd Person Pronouns [المُخاطب]

    • 3rd Person Pronouns [الغائب]

    • Pronouns Summary

  • 7

    Demonstrative Pronoun [أسماء الإشارة]

    • Nearby [القريب]

    • Far [البعيد]

    • Plural for Irrational Beings [الإشارة للجمع غير العاقل]

  • 8

    Relative Pronoun [الأسماء الموصولة]

    • Relative Pronoun [الأسماء الموصولة]