The Arabic language is a fundamental aspect of Islamic Studies. It is the key with which classical Islamic texts are accessed, the most important of which- the Quran. Studying Arabic allows for a student of knowledge to have direct access to these texts, without the depending upon a translation. Arabic over the course of history has been adapted to modern changes, resulting in what is known as a ‘classical Arabic’ and a ‘modern-standard Arabic’. At Madina, we incorporate classical Arabic studies with a modern understanding so that student have a comprehensive understanding of the language. This reflects in a stronger ability to access a wide range of Arabic texts.

Our Arabic Studies curriculum is designed for accelerated learning, emphasizing comprehension and practical use. Through grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and more, students gain strong reading, writing, and speaking skills through engaging activities. We believe in a holistic approach to language acquisition, ensuring effective absorption.

This model is a unique method of teaching that integrates the Arabic textbooks of the Lisan Al Um series to meet the national standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Even though this course is designed to be part of the 1-year Islamic Studies Degree Program, students may opt to focus solely on Arabic for a full year. This dedicated track awards a completion certificate and equips them with a strong foundation in the language. To explore our full range of Arabic programs, including Quranic sciences, please visit our Arabic Programs page.

This revision keeps the character count under 200 while integrating “Quranic sciences” to highlight its potential inclusion within the Arabic program offerings.