Al Hikmah Gateway to Islamic Scholarship


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  • Date(s)

    Saturday 08 November 2014
  • Tickets

    £50 non-students
    £40 students, siblings, couples
  • Teacher(s)

    Ustadh Abd al Rahman al-Azhari
  • Location

    Ya Sin Institute, 2 Russell Street, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7NZ

A unique opportunity for dedicated students to excel in the Islamic sciences of Theology, Jurisprudence, Qur’an and Hadith studies and obtain proficiency in classical and modern Arabic.


       Year one (Saturday 10am-1pm)

  1. Sarf (Morphology) Study of this science will help students become confident in conjugating and recognising Arabic words and forms. A considerable amount of Qur’anic vocabulary will be covered in this module.
  2. Nahv (Syntax) Students learn to construct and analyse sentences in Arabic and translate into English. Applied syntax will mean students engage with the structure of Qur’anic sentences on a regular basis, enhancing their knowledge and experience of the blessings of the Divine Message.
  3. I’rab ul Qur’an A number of Surahs will be covered with focus on extensive Sarf and Nahv analysis of words.
  4. Conversational Arabic Students develop communication skills in Modern Standard Arabic moving from a beginners’ level to an intermediate level of expression. Medium of instruction will change from English to Arabic as the module develops, solidifying the student’s ability to converse in Arabic.

Key Texts will be provided

Imdad-us-Sarf (Etymology)

Imdad-un-Nahv (Syntax) Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada

The following are part of a series by Fahimuddin Qazi:

Easy Intro to Arabic – Part One

Easy Intro to Arabic – Part Two

Quranic Linguistics Level 1-A (Basic Morphology)

Quranic Linguistics Level 1-B (Syntax, Inflection, Morphology, Semantics)

Quranic Linguistics Level 2 (Essentials of Arabic Grammar)

Mastering Arabic 1 (Palgrave Master Series (Languages)) by Wightwick. Jane

Mastering Arabic 2 (Palgrave Master Series (Languages)) by Wightwick. Jane

Recommended Texts

A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran by John Penrice

A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic: Core Vocabulary for learners

The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

(Sunday 10am-1pm)

  1. Aqeedah (Theology) Students will examine classical and contemporary Islamic theological discourse with the main focus being on the three Sunni schools of theology; Athari, Ash’ari and Maturidi. The text covered will be Aqeedah Tahawiyyah. There will be a close study of the prevailing extremist ideologies, their historical and modern roots and the views of traditional Sunni scholars with their evidences.
  2. Fiqh (jurisprudence) Students gain a thorough understanding of the legal requirements of worship. Legal rulings will be explained in light of their sources. There will be some exposure to contemporary issues and the differences of scholarly opinions.
  3. Seerah (Prophetic Biography) A detailed and historical study of the Prophetic life -  the Makkah and Madina periods – drawing practical lessons and inspiration from the pure life of the Beloved of Allah. There will be a great focus on understanding the Seerah through the first primary source, the Qur’an.
  4. Hadith Studies (Propehtic Tradition) Students are grounded with the ethical and spiritual teachings of Islam through a comprehensive study of the classical Hadith text of Riyadh al-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous).
  5. Islamic History Students examine early Muslim history, the formation of the various schools of thought and key defining moments in educational, political and social realms. Students will learn to value scholarly difference of opinion in the Islamic discourse by examining the root causes of scholarly differences and their legal and theological implications.

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