Our goal is to produce independent and qualified Arabic learners

 

 

Who are we?

Top Quality

Faraz has taught Arabic in the United States and Jordan for over 5 years now. He has authored books and is officially certified by ACTFL.

Fluent English Speaking Teacher

One of the reasons students find learning Arabic difficult is because they are taught by someone who cannot convey the precise meaning through the English language. Ustadh Faraz was raised in the United States and grew up speaking English

 

 

4 reasons why students struggle with Arabic

Too Long

Many Arabic Programs are 3, 6, 9, 12 or even 15 months long! When was the last time you spent that long doing one thing? Arabic requires a lot of motivation, and studying for this long continuously is simply not reasonable.

Classes are NOT live

The vast majority of Arabic programs are pre-recorded lessons. If you are lucky some will offer weekly Q&A sessions. After teaching online for many years we noticed that live courses hold the students and teacher responsible for each other.

Not enough time with the teacher

Anybody can watch lectures, that’s what Youtube is for. A key ingredient for a student’s success is a teacher constantly tracking the progress of the students and answering their daily questions. We do provide recordings as an aid for those who want to re-watch the session or missed class due to an excused absence.

Old Technology

Online courses require state of the art technology. Time spent on video and audio quality, or teachers/students coming late is time wasted. Effective online learning needs minimum distractions.

 

Why Arabic Daily is successful

Self-Published Colored Workbook

Ustadh Faraz himself wrote the book. A workbook is an outlined book with charts and graphs in which a student can take notes. This way the student has one book they can refer to for all the exercises and notes. Many times a teacher teaching someone else’s book can result in many errors.

Coaching and teaching

Learning Arabic is similar to having a fitness coach. You need someone who has knowledge and can push you to the finish line. Everyday you will sit with Ustadh Faraz, go over the homework, ask questions, and then be taught a new subject. This daily interaction with Ustadh Faraz allows him to track your progress and push you to achieve your goals. You are not only gaining a teacher, but a coach as well.

Up to date technology

Our live courses are through Zoom, recorded videos are sent within an hour of class through Vimeo, constant email communication with Ustadh Faraz, and a tech team that makes sure there are no hiccups.

Learning directly with Ustadh Faraz

There are institutes that will charge thousands of dollars to learn Arabic and market it through a scholar of Arabic. But when you start their course, you spend most of your time with a TA, not the expert. At Arabic Daily there are no TAs. Your sessions, emails, and shipping is all done through Ustadh Faraz in order to maintain a high quality product.

The Zayd ibn Thabit Method

Zayd ibn Thabit was a companion of the Prophet who mastered Hebrew within 2 days. We believe that learning in intensive short bursts is more effective than studying a couple days a week. Language learning can be compared to a snowball effect. Each concept builds on the previous. If too much time passes between each concept then learning Arabic can become more difficult.

Testimonials

I have taken dozens of Arabic courses at multiple universities in the United States and abroad, and Faraz is by far the best Arabic Grammar instructor I have ever had...

I have taken dozens of Arabic courses at multiple universities in the United States and abroad, and Faraz is by far the best Arabic Grammar instructor I have ever had. Many Arabic programs take either one of two approaches– a very classical approach emphasizing rote memorization with little explanation as to how certain rules relate to each other; or an immersive approach in which the student gets exposed to dozens of readings and is expected to pick up on grammar concepts implicitly but is given little background knowledge of the mechanics of grammar. Faraz not only combines the best of both the immersive and classical approaches, but he also builds upon both by using modern pedagogical methods to improve upon them.

Using charts, graphs, and old-fashioned academic research to give students a very holistic learning experience, with Faraz students are first introduced to new grammar concepts in a systematic way. After a concept is taught, they then learn how the concept is related to other rules they have already learned, and why a certain rule functions as it does. Knowing the “why”–a question rarely addressed in grammar courses–is very important as it helps students understand how the rules related to each other. They then learn how to apply their knowledge of these new concepts using readings and exercises coming from actual classical texts.

In lieu of being reliant on a couple of grammar manuals, students under his approach become independent researchers, capable of moving forward on their own in terms of research and applied grammar skills with little fear. His approach is hands down the best I have experienced, and takes advantage of the best aspects of what prior modes of teaching Arabic had to offer.

Sarah, Princeton University
Having studied Arabic formally for two years and informally since childhood via a variety of methods, approaches, and texts, I believe it is impactful when I say that my grammar course with Ustadh Faraz Malik was the first time I engaged with Arabic in...

Having studied Arabic formally for two years and informally since childhood via a variety of methods, approaches, and texts, I believe it is impactful when I say that my grammar course with Ustadh Faraz Malik was the first time I engaged with Arabic in a way that was clear, organized, and retainable. Ustadh Faraz’s approach to teaching the Arabic language is the best I have seen for many reasons, but I will mention only a couple of the most crucial ones for the sake of brevity.

It goes without saying that Ustadh Faraz has a mastery of the Arabic Language, one that is unique for the clarity with which its complexity is systemized. The way he presents the science and the way his students receive it reflect this clarity of organization. This aspect of his teaching allows for easy understanding followed by guaranteed retention.

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of Ustadh Faraz’s approach to teaching Arabic is its accessibility. It does not appeal to previous knowledge of a specific language’s grammar; rather, it appeals to reason and a general understanding of how language works. This makes Ustadh Faraz’s approach widely accessible and universally beneficial.

Hanna Kim, Zaytuna College
Faraz is one of the best Arabic instructors I've ever had. He completely unravelled the often intimidating elements of Arabic grammar...

Faraz is one of the best Arabic instructors I’ve ever had. He completely unravelled the often intimidating elements of Arabic grammar into lucid lessons without ever overwhelming us. His care and concern for teaching were evident in the way he devised his own methods to organize and explain Arabic grammar when the textbook fell short. When I started his class, I had a weak foundation in Arabic grammar, but I’m now very confident about my knowledge thanks to him.

Maryam, Harvard University
I can confidently say that his teaching style and system are excellent. I was taken from a level where I did not know any Arabic to a level where I could continue to read and understand classical texts by myself...

As a student who has studied three intensive semesters with Faraz, I can confidently say that his teaching style and system are excellent. I was taken from a level where I did not know any Arabic to a level where I could continue to read and understand classical texts by myself. I strongly recommend Faraz to anyone seeking knowledge in the Arabic language.

Anfas, Sri Lanka

What do we offer?

Live courses.

Private zoom meetings with Ustadh Faraz.

Interactive homework assignements.

Recordings available for a year.

Sample Class Recordings

Introduction - Parts of Speech

Signs of an Ism

Sisters of Kana

Sister of Kana exercise

Testimonials

I have taken dozens of Arabic courses at multiple universities in the United States and abroad, and Faraz is by far the best Arabic Grammar instructor I have ever had...

I have taken dozens of Arabic courses at multiple universities in the United States and abroad, and Faraz is by far the best Arabic Grammar instructor I have ever had. Many Arabic programs take either one of two approaches– a very classical approach emphasizing rote memorization with little explanation as to how certain rules relate to each other; or an immersive approach in which the student gets exposed to dozens of readings and is expected to pick up on grammar concepts implicitly but is given little background knowledge of the mechanics of grammar. Faraz not only combines the best of both the immersive and classical approaches, but he also builds upon both by using modern pedagogical methods to improve upon them.

Using charts, graphs, and old-fashioned academic research to give students a very holistic learning experience, with Faraz students are first introduced to new grammar concepts in a systematic way. After a concept is taught, they then learn how the concept is related to other rules they have already learned, and why a certain rule functions as it does. Knowing the “why”–a question rarely addressed in grammar courses–is very important as it helps students understand how the rules related to each other. They then learn how to apply their knowledge of these new concepts using readings and exercises coming from actual classical texts.

In lieu of being reliant on a couple of grammar manuals, students under his approach become independent researchers, capable of moving forward on their own in terms of research and applied grammar skills with little fear. His approach is hands down the best I have experienced, and takes advantage of the best aspects of what prior modes of teaching Arabic had to offer.

Sarah, Princeton University
Faraz is one of the best Arabic instructors I've ever had. He completely unravelled the often intimidating elements of Arabic grammar...

Faraz is one of the best Arabic instructors I’ve ever had. He completely unravelled the often intimidating elements of Arabic grammar into lucid lessons without ever overwhelming us. His care and concern for teaching were evident in the way he devised his own methods to organize and explain Arabic grammar when the textbook fell short. When I started his class, I had a weak foundation in Arabic grammar, but I’m now very confident about my knowledge thanks to him.

Maryam, Harvard University
Faraz's teaching style brought out both the fine technical points of Arabic grammar as well as an overarching framework for sorting through a large amount of information. I feel more practically equipped to read texts of my interest after his class...

Faraz’s teaching style brought out both the fine technical points of Arabic grammar as well as an overarching framework for sorting through a large amount of information. I feel more practically equipped to read texts of my interest after his class.

Allison, University of Chicago
Ustadh Faraz has given me a new appreciation and love for learning Arabic grammar...

Ustadh Faraz has given me a new appreciation and love for learning Arabic grammar. This is all due to his ability to synthesize complicated Arabic grammatical concepts in a clear and systematic way. In addition, the daily quizzes and homework only helped to increase my command of complex grammatical concepts. Thus, I am able to begin learning each new topic comfortable in the knowledge that I have sufficiently mastered the ones that have come before it.

Iman, Harvard University
Having studied Arabic formally for two years and informally since childhood via a variety of methods, approaches, and texts, I believe it is impactful when I say that my grammar course with Ustadh Faraz Malik was the first time I engaged with Arabic in...

Having studied Arabic formally for two years and informally since childhood via a variety of methods, approaches, and texts, I believe it is impactful when I say that my grammar course with Ustadh Faraz Malik was the first time I engaged with Arabic in a way that was clear, organized, and retainable. Ustadh Faraz’s approach to teaching the Arabic language is the best I have seen for many reasons, but I will mention only a couple of the most crucial ones for the sake of brevity.

It goes without saying that Ustadh Faraz has a mastery of the Arabic Language, one that is unique for the clarity with which its complexity is systemized. The way he presents the science and the way his students receive it reflect this clarity of organization. This aspect of his teaching allows for easy understanding followed by guaranteed retention.

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of Ustadh Faraz’s approach to teaching Arabic is its accessibility. It does not appeal to previous knowledge of a specific language’s grammar; rather, it appeals to reason and a general understanding of how language works. This makes Ustadh Faraz’s approach widely accessible and universally beneficial.

Hanna Kim, Zaytuna College
Ustadh Faraz is like the Khan Academy of Arabic grammar. He does a great job of breaking down examples on the whiteboard in order to illustrate grammatical concepts...

Ustadh Faraz is like the Khan Academy of Arabic grammar. He does a great job of breaking down examples on the whiteboard in order to illustrate grammatical concepts.

Yusuf, Georgetown University
He is one of the best teachers I have had in the Arabic. He has deep knowledge of the language and has great passion for teaching it...

I studied with Ustadh Faraz. He is one of the best teachers I have had in the Arabic. He has deep knowledge of the language and has great passion for teaching it. Ustadh Faraz can explain grammar concepts clearly because he understands the English-speaking Arabic students well. I highly recommend studying with him!

Abu Nuh, Software Engineer
Ustadh Faraz is an exceptionally talented teacher...

Ustadh Faraz is an exceptionally talented teacher. His understanding of the students’ psyche added with his ability to untangle the mysteries of the Arabic grammar makes him absolutely formidable. He’s also a fine human being.

Arshad Madrassi, Delhi University
I can confidently say that his teaching style and system are excellent. I was taken from a level where I did not know any Arabic to a level where I could continue to read and understand classical texts by myself...

As a student who has studied three intensive semesters with Faraz, I can confidently say that his teaching style and system are excellent. I was taken from a level where I did not know any Arabic to a level where I could continue to read and understand classical texts by myself. I strongly recommend Faraz to anyone seeking knowledge in the Arabic language.

Anfas, Sri Lanka
In just under three months, my previous grammar foundation, one full of holes and misunderstandings, was thoroughly rebuilt with clarity, strength and ease under the guidance of Ustadh Faraz. He has the unique ability to reach students of any age and...

In just under three months, my previous grammar foundation, one full of holes and misunderstandings, was thoroughly rebuilt with clarity, strength and ease under the guidance of Ustadh Faraz. He has the unique ability to reach students of any age and any stage, with his structured and easy to follow teaching style. Ustadh Faraz also instills a certain confidence in his students. He is cautious not to overwhelm, but quick to encourage, and is always a patient guide, helping his students wade through the ocean that is the Arabic language.

Dania, Zaytuna College
I found Ustadh Faraz to be kind yet rigorous. His years of teaching experience translates to very clear exposition and well-chosen questions that effectively test and consolidate understanding...

I found Ustadh Faraz to be kind yet rigorous. From the outset, his stated goal for us was mastery of the material, and it is wonderful when the teacher is aiming for this, and gives one the means to reach it. His years of teaching experience translates to very clear exposition and well-chosen questions that effectively test and consolidate understanding. He also employs extensive drilling of fundamental knowledge, which proves to be a strong means of establishing a very firm foundation. I very much enjoyed being his student and hope to study under him again in the future.

Zaynab, Math teacher
Not only is the instructor very knowledgeable in Arabic syntax and grammar, but he's able to explain it in a way that makes sense to non-Arabic speakers, myself included. I was able to come away with a basic grammatical understanding of Quranic Arabic...

Not only is the instructor very knowledgeable in Arabic syntax and grammar, but he’s able to explain it in a way that makes sense to non-Arabic speakers, myself included. I was able to come away with a basic grammatical understanding of Quranic Arabic in that I can now recognize variations in recitation and meaning….All of this and I was in the Part-Time course. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to create a solid foundation in understanding Arabic grammar.

Hassan Qureshi, Artist

FAQ

Do you teach Classical or Modern Standard Arabic?

We teach Arabic grammar. Whether you want to learn Classical Arabic (Quran, Hadith, Islamic texts) or Modern Standard Arabic (Speaking to Arabs, Reading Novels, Writing, Listening to Al-Jazeera, etc.), learning the fundamentals of Arabic is your first step.

How are the classes structured?

Our classes are live through Zoom. After class has ended, we post the recording online for viewers to see. Each student will have access to the recordings for one year.

Is there homework?

Yes. After each topic we give you either Quranic verses or hadith exercises to test out the new topic you’ve learned.

Why Quran and hadith?

  • It is voweled (most Arabic texts are not voweled)
  • If one can break down Quran and hadith, then everything else becomes easier
  • There are many translations available
What do you offer?

We offer 4 courses:

  • Letters
  • Part One – Morphology
  • Part Two – Syntax
  • Part Three – Advanced Arabic
Does the course come with a workbook?

Yes, once you purchase the course we will send you the workbook in the mail. We ship everything through priority mail. Prices may be higher than usual due to Covid-19. We appreciate your patience.

How often are classes?

We offer courses every 2 months.

How much does it cost?

Each course costs $150, including shipping for U.S. and Canada.

Who is this course for?
  • Someone who wants to understand the Quran and hadith
  • Someone who has studied Arabic but wants a better grammatical understanding
  • PhD students seeking to access classical texts
  • University students looking for a supplementary resource
  • Curious explorers
What will you learn?

You will learn the basic fundamental building blocks of Arabic. Some call this grammar. Some topics included are

  • Three Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs, and Prepositions)
  • Conjugations of verbs
  • How to use an Arabic-to-English dictionary
  • Types of sentences
  • Correcting misconceptions
Do you ship internationally

Yes, but the student has to pay shipping costs. We also recommend paying in advanced to allow time for the books to arrive. Due to the Covid-19 situation shipping may take longer.

Do you provide a pdf copy of the book?

No.

What if I can't attend class during those times?

You have two options

  1. Attend the next month
  2. Sign up and watch the recordings

Want to know when our next course is?