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Arabic Studies

Twelfth Grade

Age group: 17-18

Main Focus:  To perfect their ability to understand and reflect upon the message of the Holy Qur'an (Tadabbur) and to understand the meaning of the Arabic text of ahadith.

Learning Abilities: Fully functional students.

Formats to Avoid: Do not structure the class into a lecture format with a lot of note-taking or pencil work. Do not make memorization of words the main focus of the instruction.

Preferred Format: Reading for comprehension, essay writing in Arabic, translation of passages, speeches given in Arabic and the ability to discuss the meanings of words used in Islamic texts.

 

Primary Textbook

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume 2

(barnesandnoble)

Enrichment

Ahadith Books in Arabic

(Anywhere)

Primary Textbook

The Holy Qur'an in Arabic

(Anywhere)

Enrichment

Books in Arabic on Islamic topics

(Teacher gathered)

Secondary Textbook

Hans/Wehr Dictionary

(IBTS)

Enrichment

Taped Islamic speeches in Arabic

(Anywhere)

Teacher Resource

Vocabulary of the Holy Qur'an

(IQRA)

Nasheed (Songs)

Various

(Many Places)

Arabic Knowledge Requirements

1.  Male students must be given the responsibility, as per the discretion of the teacher, of giving the Khutba on Jumu'a.  They also must pass three sessions of conversation conducted completely in Arabic with their teacher.  Each session must last 15 minutes.

2.  Female students must demonstrate that they can compose poetry completely in Arabic of the Qasidah variety.  They also must pass three sessions of conversation conducted completely in Arabic with their teacher.  Each session must last 15 minutes.

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