The Arabic used in the Quran, or the Islamic holy book, is called classical or Quranic Arabic. It is slightly different than the modern standard Arabic that is predominantly used in everyday life. The major difference is in some of the wording. Students can learn Quranic Arabic online and begin to get a whole new perspective on the language. Students interested in taking these Quranic or Islamic Arabic courses are encouraged to have a firm grasp of modern standard Arabic beforehand.
Our online Quranic classes are great for those who are interested in learning and understanding the Arabic language of the Quran. First, we provide you with essential background information on each surah (or chapter) that gives them the historical perspective of each chapter which will enable you to understand the surah fully.
Then we provide students with interactive learning pages on each verse of every chapter. This course will cover parts 29 (suratul Al-Ankabut) and 30 (suratul Ar-Rum) of the Quran as well as the suratul nisaa (also known as the Women), which is the fourth chapter of the Quran that deals with family life.
These online Quran classes are based on the verses that relate to six prophets. The class will begin with the first prophet, Adam, and progress in chronological order, including the stories about the life of the prophet Muhammad.
Arabic is a delicate language where even the slightest mispronunciation can drastically alter the meaning of a word. To preserve the meaning and respect of the Quran, there are reading rules in place for the reader of the Quran. These rules are called tajweed.
When you learn Quranic Arabic online with us, you will be taught the various tajweed rules and have practice reciting the Quran. Specifically, you will get to learn the verses and what each word within them means. You can click on any word in the chapter to hear it spoken and to get its translation. A color-coded tajweed rule key will also be available to you for every word. You will also hear an explanation of why each tajweed rule is present for each word.
If you’re interested in these Quranic Arabic classes or our two other Arabic language track courses, visit our course catalog page to view our course offerings.