Course Description

How many times have you wished to get an understanding of the gist of the meanings of the Qur'an while it is being recited in prayer?

This course will explore the Arabic language as it is used in the Qur'an, with numerous examples of vocabulary, terms, concepts and the various shades of their meanings to provide a rich understanding of the dynamism of the Qur'an.

In this semester, we will introduce some basic Arabic Grammar to assist the student to independently explore the Qur'an.

By the end of the course, students will become familiar with words that are used frequently in the Qur'an and how related words can be easily recognized.

Prerequisite: Students who register for this course must be able to read and write Arabic and have a basic understanding of the language structure. This course will be most suitable for students who are currently studying Books 1-3 of the Madinah Arabic Books; however anyone can attend.

Shaikh Abdool Hamid has a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Madinah, specializing in Hadith Studies. Born in Guyana, South America, Graduated from Madina University; specialized in Hadith Studies Currently a resident scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto Serves as an Islamic Counsellor with the Islamic Social Services and Resource Association (Toronto). Regular Khateeb and lecturer at several prominent mosques in and around TorontoTaught the following courses at the IITArabic Language Certificate ProgramScience of the Qur'anScience of Hadith; Hadith methodologyFiqh of Ibaadaat (Salaah, Zakah, Hajj, Fasting)Seerah of the ProphetLives of the Khulafaa ar RashidoonInheritance LawsQur'an Memorization and TajweedShaikh Abdool Hamid is also the spiritual guide for the IIT Hajj group which takes more than 75 Hujjaj every year to Makkah. He also presents a bi-weekly Tafseer session at the IIT on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Shaikh Abdool Hamid is married and has six children. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Abdool Hamid

Imam/Khateeb/ Sr. Scholar

Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Class Materials

    • Slides 1 - بَيّن

    • Slides 2 -بصر

    • Slides 3 - شَرِبَ

    • Slides 4 - تاب

    • Slides 5 - بدل

    • Slides 6 - بعث

    • Slides 7 - ترك

    • Slides 8 - تلى

    • Handout April 21, 2020

  • 02

    Week 1: Introduction to Winter 2020

    • Class 1

  • 03

    Week 2: بين_بصر

    • class #2 Video

  • 04

    Week 3: شَرِبَ

    • Class #3: Video

  • 05

    Week 4: شرب & تاب

    • Week 4 Video

  • 06

    Week 6: تاب

    • Week #6 Video

  • 07

    Week 7 : بدل

    • Week #7 Video ( بدل)

  • 08

    Week 8: بعث

    • Week 8 Video