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SUMMER QUARTER 2016 ARABIC & ISLAMIC SCIENCES (July 31, 2016 - October 9, 2016)

Note: All timings may change due to slight adjustments in prayer timings. Adjustments related to daylight savings time adjustments are noted below.
All courses are both online and onsite. (All times are Pacific Time)

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Courses Offered at MCA, Santa Clara, CA, Fatimah Hall


    Arabic 4A (online & onsite)

    • This class is an introduction to Arabic grammar. It covers modern standard Arabic and classical Arabic but does not touch upon colloquial Arabic. The goal is mostly to eventually give the student the ability to read and understand directly the Quran, hadith and other important Islamic literature.
    • Prerequisite: Arabic 1A-3C
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume II by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 11:00-12:25
    • Fee: $165

    Introduction to Hadith Literature and Takhreej I

    • This class will first offer an introduction to the most important collections of hadith (who compiled them, what are their salient features, what are the quality of their hadith). Afterwards, the science of takhreej—locating and grading hadith—will be covered, with an emphasis on using current technology.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Time: Sundays 12:30-1:30
    • Fee: $130

    Fiqh of Islamic Finance (online & onsite)

    • One of the final classes in this series, dealing with some "leftover" issues: The institution of waqf, reverse mortgage, franchising, venture capital...
    • Prerequisite: NONE.
    • Text: NONE.
    • Time: Sundays 3:30-4:45
    • Fee: $145

    Islamophobia IX: Islam and the Media (online & onsite)

    • The influence of media; the representation of Islam in the entertainment industry through the years; the news media and its framing of Islam and Muslim-related events. Issues related to the upcoming election will be dealt with as they occur. This will be followed by Islamophobia and the educational system and Islamophobia and its effects on Muslim identity, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Required Text: Some texts and audio files provided by the instructor
    • Time: Sundays 6:00-7:00
    • Fee: $140

    The Meaning of the Prayer (online & onsite)

    • A one-quarter course that will emphasize the meaning and implications of what we state in the prayer. Allah willing, other topics, such as ways and means of improving one's prayer, prayer and its relation to purification of the soul, may also be discussed.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Required Text:NONE
    • Time: Sundays After Maghrib at MCA (8:40-9:40, progressively getting earlier through the quarter)
    • Fee: $140

Courses Offered at Masjid al-Noor, Sacramento, CA (Classroom Y):



    Selections from the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi (online & onsite)

    • An in-depth commentary on some of the most comprehensive statements of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). This quarter shall continue the discussion of Hadith#24, "Allah said, 'O My servants, I have forbidden wrongdoing for Myself and I have made it forbidden for you…,'" with an emphasis on the concept of dhulm between humans, starting with the issue of takfeer or declaring Muslims to be non-Muslims.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 (August 2-Aygust 23); 8:00-9:00 August 30 (that is after Maghrib), moving earlier afterwards throughout the quarter)
    • Fee: $130
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