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SUMMER QUARTER 2014 ARABIC & ISLAMIC SCIENCES (October 19, 2014 to December 23, 2014)

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 7A (online & onsite)

    • This quarter this class will be exclusively devoted to translating texts from Arabic into English and translation theory.
    • Prerequisite: Good knowledge of Arabic Grammar.
    • Recommended Texts:
    • Time: Sundays 1:50-2:50 (From Nov. 2 and beyond: 12:45-1:45)
    • Fee: $130

    Arabic 2B (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 12:00-1:30 (From Nov. 2 and beyond:11:00-12:30)
    • Fee: $160

    Children: Ahkaam and Tarbiyyah (online & onsite)

    • This quarter plans on concentrating on the ahkaam or fiqh rulings related to having a child, starting with childbirth.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 3:00-4:15 (From Nov. 2 and beyond: 1:50-3:00/3:15)
    • Fee: $145

    Zakaat: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues (online & onsite)

    • It is essential for any Muslim with wealth to have a decent grasp on the principles of Zakaat in order to fulfill this pillar of Islam. Today’s world with its many modern financial practices present new issues and concerns that shall be tackled in this course, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Prerequisite: NONE.
    • Text: NONE.
    • Time: Sundays 4:45-6:00 (From Nov. 2 and beyond: 3:30-4:45)
    • Fee: $145

    Islamophobia and Perceptions of Islam in the West (online & onsite)

    • Among the many facets that Muslim minorities must face in the West today is the phenomenon of Islamophobia. This quarter will be mostly dedicated to analyzing the forces behind the “Islamophobia Industry.”
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Required Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 7:00-8:00 (From Nov. 2 and beyond: 6:00-7:00)
    • 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 7:00-8:00 (From Nov. 4 and beyond: 7:50-8:50)
    • Fee: $130
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