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SUMMER QUARTER 2014 ARABIC & ISLAMIC SCIENCES (August 3, 2014 to October 7, 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 6D (online & onsite)

    • Arabic Grammar and Balaaghah; analysis of Quranic passages; translation of texts into English.
    • Prerequisite: Good knowledge of Arabic Grammar.
    • Recommended Texts: the Quran, Selections from the Glorious Quran, Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic Rhetoric by Hussein Abdul-Raof.
    • Time: Sundays 12:30-1:30
    • Fee: $130

    Arabic 2A (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-1D
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume I by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 1:50-3:20
    • 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 around childbirth.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 3:30-4:45
    • 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, insha-Allah.
    • Prerequisite: NONE.
    • Text: NONE.
    • Time: Sundays 6:00-7:15 (the first session only starts at 6:00; August 10-24: 5:45-7:00; August 31-end of quarter: 5:30-6:45)
    • 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 class will start by discussing the history and the roots of this phenomenon.
    • Prerequisite: NONE
    • Required Text: None
    • Time: Sundays after Maghrib Prayer at MCA August 3-18: 8:30-9:30; August 25-September 1: 8:10-9:10; September 8-22: 7:45-8:45; September 29-October 5: 7:15-8:15
    • 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 begin the discussion of Hadith#24, “Allah said, ‘O My servants, I have forbidden wrongdoing for Myself and I have made it forbidden for you…’”
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays after Maghrib at Masjid Annur-- August 5-19 8:30-9:30; August 26—Sept. 9: 8:00-9:00; Sept. 16-23: 7:30-8:30; Sept. 30-Oct. 7: 7:15-8:15; Oct. 13: 7:00-8:00
    • Fee: $130
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