SUHBAH Arabic & Quran Seminary: Application for August 2019-December 2019
SUHBAH Arabic & Quran Seminary
SUHBAH SEMINARY OVERVIEW:
DATES and TIMES of the program (subject to change):
August 12, 2019 through December 20, 2019
Mondays through Thursdays, 9am-2pm (for full-time students)
LOCATION: To be decided (in Houston, TX)
TUITION: $500/month (full-time student)
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Student MUST be able to read Arabic
Student must be at least age 16 or older (specific exceptions can be made, email email@example.com to inquire)
Student must have the appropriate immigration status to study as SUHBAH does not offer any student visas
FULL-TIME VS PART-TIME STUDIES:
A full-time student would attend 3 periods each day, 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs, 9am-2pm [subject to change]) for the entire 5 month program.
Part -time students, who are unable to commit to full-day studies, are welcome to choose to attend only 1 or 2 of the 3 periods each day. Part-time students would still attend 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) but for a shorter duration per day. (Part time tuition is $200/month to attend 1 period a day OR $400/month to attend 2 periods a day).
CLASS SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM
CLASS SCHEDULE [subject to change]:
Period 1 – 9:00am-10:30am – Arabic Language
Period 2 – 10:40am-12:10pm – Quran & Tafseer Studies
Period 3 – 12:30pm-2:00pm – Islamic Studies and other rotating classes (details below)
PERIOD 1 & 2: The 2 primary focuses of study (period 1 & 2 of the day) concentrate on Quranic Arabic (Classical Fusha Arabic) and Quranic tafseer (explanation) and tadabbur (reflection) of selected chapters and verses of the Quran. The SUHBAH curriculum is designed to foster an understanding and appreciation of the Quran in Arabic. Students will learn how to translate the Quran by studying over 80% of Quranic Arabic vocabulary, grammar (Nahw), morphology (Sarf), and basics of Arabic rhetoric (Balaaghah) based on the reputable Bayyinah Dream Arabic curriculum. Students will also study the tafseer of several surahs of the Quran in depth from classical and contemporary sources, aiming to reflect over the ayaat in interactive discussion circles in order to glean the Quranic lessons that are applicable to their daily lives.
PERIOD 3: The 3rd focus of the program (period 3 of the day) is multi-dimensional and consists of a rotating roster of core Islamic sciences, leadership training, community service and teacher training. The Islamic sciences will include foundational studies in many of (but not limited to) the following subjects [subject to change]: Seerah, Fiqh Of Worship (Salah, Fasting, Zakah), Fiqh of Family and Marriage, Contemporary Fiqh Issues, Women’s Fiqh, Women In Islam, Ulum ul Quran and Hadith (Sciences Of Quran & Hadith), Aqeedah, Counseling Skills, Pre-Marital and Marital Enrichment training, Teacher Training. The classes for period 3 will be taught in a rotating manner and will include guest speakers and scholars qualified in the respective fields inshaAllah.
[For example, period 3 may concentrate on Seerah for 6 weeks, then Fiqh for 8 weeks, then Ulum ul Quran for 2 weeks, etc.]
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Mahad Qamar and Safiya Ravat are the co-founders of Suhbah Institute. They were the head instructors of Arabic and Quranic studies at the Bayyinah Dream Arabic program. They attained their Bachelor’s in Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and are pursuing their Master’s in Pastoral Counseling in Marriage and Family. Mahad currently teaches at Maryam Islamic Center, and Safiya currently serves as the Female Religious Director at Maryam Islamic Center. To see their classes, videos or articles, you can find Mahad and Safiya at Facebook.com/MahadandSafiya or Facebook.com/SuhbahInstitute
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