About the instructor
Shaikh Abdool Hamid has a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Madinah, and an MA from the Al-Madina Islamic University of Malaysia, specializing in Hadith Studies.
Born in Guyana, South America
- Graduated from Madina University; specialized in Hadith Studies
- Obtained a Masters in Hadith Studies, Al-Madina University of Malayisa
- 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 Toronto
Shaikh Abdool Hamid is a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia where he specialized in Hadith. After graduation, Shaikh Abdool Hamid settled in Toronto, Canada and began teaching at various mosques and institutions in Toronto and it’s surrounding areas. He served as an assistant Imam and religious teacher at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto where he introduced an intensive study of the Arabic language. He became instrumental in the successful establishment of the Islamic Institute of Toronto and been teaching Arabic Language, Tafsir, Hadith Studies and other discipline for almost 25 years.
Shaikh Abdool Hamid has also graduated from the al-Madina University of Malaysia where he earned a Masters of Hadith Studies.
He has contributed immensely to the Muslim community in Canada and has been engaged in spiritual and family counselling for the past two decades, including a position as Spiritual Counsellor with the Islamic Social Services and Resource Association. He is also a regular Khateeb and teacher at various Islamic Centres across the Greater Toronto Area, and has led professional development and training seminars in the Caribbean and West Indies.
He lives in Toronto with the wife and six children. His interests and hobbies include fishing, camping and repairing automobiles.
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.