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WINTER QUARTER 2017 ARABIC & ISLAMIC SCIENCES (January 15 - March 21, 2017)

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 4C (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-4B
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume II by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 11:00-12:30 (on March 12 and 19, class will end a few minutes early, in-shaa-Allah)
    • Fee: $165

    Hadith Literature and Takhreej III (online & onsite)

    • In this quarter, works such as the Musannafs, the Musnad of Ahmad and the Sahih of al-Bukhari will be discussed, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Prerequisite: None (any will be provided by the instructor)
    • Time: Sundays 1:00-2:00 (on March 12 and 19, time will be 12:30-1:30, in-shaa-Allah)
    • Fee: $130

    Fiqh of Children XI (online & onsite)

    • This quarter will start with rulings related to minors and the acts of worship.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: 2:15-3:30 (on March 12 and 19, time will be 2:00-3:15, in-shaa-Allah)
    • Fee: $145

    The Economic System of Islam I (online & onsite)

    • This is the first of a planned two-quarter class exploring the economic system of an Islamic political-economic environment.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 4:00-5:15 (changing to 4:15-5:30 for Feb 12 - Mar 5; and then back to 4:00-5:15, in-shaa-Allah)
    • Fee: $145

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

    • This quarter plans to continue to discuss issues related to Islamophobia and the news media. The next topic would then be Islamophobia and the education system. As always, current events may also be discussed as they come up.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: None
    • Time: Sundays 7:00-8:00 (on March 12 and 19, time will be 6:15-7:15, in-shaa-Allah)
    • Fee: $130

    Prayer: Its Importance and Related Issues (online & onsite)

    • This one quarter class will deal with a number of issues, including, in-shaa-Allah, the spiritual benefits and importance of prayer, ways to improve one’s prayer, the ruling of one who does not prayer.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text:None
    • Time: Sundays 8:20-9:20 (on March 12 and 19, time will be 7:45-8:45, in-shaa-Allah)
    • 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 dhulm between humans.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays 7:50-8:50
    • Fee: $130
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