1 Year Arabic Intensive

Across this country many Muslims desire to learn and enlighten themselves with the Deen but lack the time to do so. Therefore, Miftaah has introduced a one year Intensive Arabic Program so that Muslims may correctly educate themselves in the sciences of their religion. Students begin this program with minimal experience beyond the ability to read and write and by the end, students grow to understand the Quran as well as other classical and contemporary Arabic texts.  The course will cover all parts of the Arabic language through studying Nahw, Sarf, and Grammar all in the lenses of the Holy Quran and the prophetic sayings of our Prophet ﷺ. The course can only be taken on campus at Miftaah where living arrangements and dorms will be provided alongside daily meals. 

We are launching this program on September 10th, 2017. Miftaah has a limit for 20 students. Register today to confirm a spot for yourself in this program.


  Course Outline

Semester 1

September 10th - December 22nd

Al-Ṭarīqat al-ʿAṣriÿah: 

This book is designed to increase student vocabulary and familiarize them with spoken Arabic. The goal of this course is to begin developing reading, speaking, listening, writing, and cultural skills in Arabic. The course teaches formal and informal Arabic simultaneously. Preparation for class and homework are essential components of the course, allowing students to devote in-class time to communicating in the language rather than talking “about” the language. Upon completion, students will be able to formulate basic sentences and speak Arabic on a beginner level.

Arabic Tutor Part 1:

This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of Arabic grammar. Students will gain insights into the organizational structure of different words and the language as they explore the science of Sarf or word morphology. In this course, students will also expand their vocabulary as they work through exercises focusing on changing the morphology of different words with their teacher and classmates.

Tasheel Un Nahw Part 1:  

Arabic Grammar is meant for beginner students who have some knowledge of the Arabic language. There is less emphasis on memorization (ĥifż) and elocution (Tajwīd) and more emphasis on morphology and grammar. This course consists of a systematic study of Arabic grammar. The comprehensive text covers the key aspects of Arabic language study, with an emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, syntax, and morphology. Reading assignments and lessons that contain cumulatively more than 3,000 words prepare students for advanced text study in future years.

Quranic Arabic: 

Students will learn the Arabic language from the most official source which is the Holy Quran.  Students will also learn translation of the Holy Quran at a very introductory level. Students will learn to translate into English by using the Arabic grammar they have learned in other courses. Along with simple translation students will learn the thematic coherence and structure between verses and chapters, linguistic word analysis, grammatical nuances, historical contextualization, commentary based on Hadith and interpretation of earlier generations, and personal reflections and lessons for contemporary times. An explanation of Part 30 (Juz ‘Amma) of the Holy Qur’an based on classical and contemporary works will be discussed. Attention will be given to the major themes covered within the Juz as well as the historical context of the verses, their reasons for revelation, and the relevant traditions (ahadith) that further clarify their meanings.


Semester 2

January 15th - May 11th

Arabic Tutor II

Building off of what is learnt in Beginner Arabic Conversation I, this class aims to develop students’ speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills by introducing them to an Arabic vocabulary that is more advanced than what is learned in Beginner Arabic Conversation I, but is still manageable for beginners. The class also introduces students to Arabic morphology, focusing initially on conjugation, but then shifting focus to some of the noun forms that words morph into. As with Beginner Arabic Conversation I, preparation for class and homework are essential so that students may devote in-class time to communicating in the language rather than talking “about” the language. Upon completion, students will be able to formulate sentences that involve verbs and subjects of different numbers, gender, and voice, will have a working knowledge of some of Arabic’s most common and basic noun forms, and speak Arabic on a beginner’s level.

Qasas al-Nabiyin

This book aims at giving students a chance to put their Arabic comprehension skills used in their first term grammar and conversation class to use. It also develops those skills. The class uses Sheikh Abu Hassan Ali Nadwi’s classic didactic text Qasas al-Nabiyin (Stories of the Prophets) to provide students with a manageably challenging reading experience. The fun and engaging text of Qasas al-Nabiyin gradually introduces more complicated and varied grammar and vocabulary as the text goes on. Therefore, each qissah (story) becomes like a baby step towards higher level Arabic comprehension for the student. This class gives students the skill and confidence to begin digesting some of the Islamic intellectual traditions most difficult and important works.

Tasheel al-Nahw II

This course provides an in depth look into the foundation of understanding written classical Arabic, Arabic syntax. The course introduces students to the concept of linguistic case and surveys the various shades of meaning lent to nouns by the different cases. The course also introduces to the many ways active participles and verbs affect the meanings of nouns to give them different shades of meaning. Understanding the concepts in this course is a must for understanding any classical Arabic text.

Hadith Comprehension

Students will study a compilation of verses from both the Quran and Hadith. Various Ahadith will be analyzed covering areas such as etiquette, supplications, and moral conduct, encouraging the student to improve their Islamic lifestyle. Compilation of Ahadith from authentic sources as Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, An-Nisai and Ibn Majah will be studied. The Ahadith will also be coupled by relevant versus from the Holy Quran to assist in establishing the direct correlation between Quran and Sunnah.


Fees and Duration

The course will be split into 2 semesters which will equal to 9 months of extensive classes. Classes will be taught 5 days a week. Boarding and Lodging are available. 

$7,000 full year with Boarding and Lodging

3,500 full year excluding Boarding and Lodging



Sheikh Abdullah Waheed

Sheikh Mohammad Ishtiaq

Mufti Riyaadul Huda

 Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed