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WINTER QUARTER 2015 ARABIC & ISLAMIC SCIENCES (January 11, 2015 to March 17, 2015)

Note: All timings are subject to some slight change due to daylight savings time or changes in prayer timings.
All courses are both online and onsite. (All times are Pacific Time)

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Courses Offered at MCA, Santa Clara, CA, Fitness Room


    Arabic 7B (online & onsite)

    • The Theory of Translation and a Translation Project. This quarter will cover the basic theories of translation as well as some of the difficulties in translating the Quran and Arabic religious texts into English. Each student will be expect to complete a 10-20 page translation project.
    • Prerequisite: Good knowledge of Arabic Grammar.
    • Recommended Texts: None
    • Time: Sundays 1:10-2:20 (Timings will change for March 8-15: 2:00-3:15)
    • Fee: $145

    Arabic 2C (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-2A
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume I by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 11:10-12:40 (Timings will change for March 8-15: 12:00-1:30)
    • Fee: $160

    Fiqh of Children III (online & onsite)

    • This quarter will begin with the birth a child and its related ahkaam (such as adhaan or iqaamah, aqeeqah, naming, etc.).
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 2:25-3:50 (Timings will change for March 8-15: 3:30-4:45)
    • Fee: $145

    Fiqh of Islamic Finance: Zakaat III (online & onsite)

    • This quarter will cover topics such as the following in-shaa-Allah: zakat on 401K, who can receive zakat, sending zakat to a different land, zakat and taxation.
    • Prerequisite: NONE.
    • Text: NONE.
    • Time: Sundays 4:15-5:30 (Timings will change for March 8-15: 5:15-6:30)
    • Fee: $145

    Islamophobia and Western Attitudes towards Islam III (online & onsite)

    • This quarter plans to tackle the main driving forces behind the “islamophobia industry”.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Required Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 7:00-8:00 (Timings will change for March 8-15: 7:45-8:45)
    • Fee: $130

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 Allah’s justice and the prohibition of dhulm.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays 7:45-8:45
    • Fee: $130
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