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. If your interest is in understanding the Quran and learning Islamic Arabic, we recommend that you focus on modern standard Arabic . It will help you build a solid base in Arabic language and grammar that will facilitate comprehension of the Quran with its rather advanced structure.
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.