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3 step program to build the fundamentals

This approached has worked for thousands of students to better understand the Quran.

Testimonials

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 

Your next step

Words

Begin Your Journey Here.

You will be able to:
1. Translate
2. Use a dictionary

Some details:
Three parts of speech (nouns, verbs, prepostions), Verb conjugations, Different states of words (raf, nasb, jarr), and How to use Arabic-to-English dictionary

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Sentences

You will be able to:
1. Construct sentences
2. Translate with ease
3. Access texts

Some details:
Types of sentences, Subject and Predicate, Adjectives, Words in state of raf, nasb and jarr, and How to break sentences down with translation

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Advanced

You will learn:
Weak letter conjugations, ‘Aml and Ma’mul (how nouns can be understood as verbs), Complex Sentences, Practice with classical texts

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$150 per course | Each course 8 weeks

3 times a week 

Next Semester will start in September

Check out a sample of our course

Morphology (Sarf)

Part One Free Trial

For a student who already knows letters, words, and vowels

Learn three parts of speech (nouns, verbs, prepositions), pronouns and their different types, conjugate verbs, learn the 10 Forms, and learn how to use Hans Wehr Arabic-to-English dictionary

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

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 much does it cost?

Each course costs $150.

We ship internationally

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.

Can I pay now and then take a later course?

Yes. You just register for this course and email us.