Learn Arabic!
Module 1 - Conversational Arabic

Module 2- Principles of Arabic Morphology

Module 3- Principles of Arabic Grammar

Module 4 - Introduction to Usul al Fiqh, Usul al Hadith and Usul at Tafsir

CIC's flagship diploma programme reimagined to make it even easier for you to learn Arabic from the comfort of your home

What's included?
Learn Arabic Module 1: Master Arabic Grammar, Morphology, and Conversational Skills

Start your Arabic language journey with Module 1, where we lay the foundation for your language proficiency. This module focuses on Arabic Grammar and Morphology, as well as conversational Arabic. By the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of the basic elements of an Arabic sentence.

Throughout the module, we cover essential topics such as case endings, plurals, idaafas, noun-adjective phrases, and demonstratives. You will also learn most of the rules of agreement in Arabic, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of the language.

A key focus of Module 2 is the verb (الفعل) and its various forms. We delve into other important patterns, including derivative nouns (المشتقات), helping you grasp how the Arabic language system works. A central resource for this module is the book "مبادئ التصريف" which we will cover extensively.

By the end of module 2, you will have a deep understanding of verb forms, including sound verbs, hollow verbs, defective verbs, doubled verbs, and assimilated verbs. You'll gain the ability to handle these verbs in the past tense, present tense, and even the jussive form (a form of negation with a past-tense meaning).

In Module 3, we take your learning to the next level. You will receive detailed explanations of crucial Arabic grammatical rules, enhancing your overall language comprehension significantly. Through carefully curated tasks assigned by your tutor, you'll have ample opportunities to master these rules effectively.

By the completion of Module 3, you will be equipped with a strong grammar foundation, providing a solid base for your Arabic language studies in any direction you choose.

Lastly, in Module 4, we focus on elevating your Arabic language skills to new heights. This module places emphasis on confident and coherent writing, incorporating powerful literary techniques. Our goal is to solidify your knowledge of the language and provide you with the tools necessary for independent writing.

Join us today and embark on your journey to mastering the Arabic language!

Course - Textbooks

  • ​Al ‘Arabiyyah lil-nash’een (Volumes I - III)  
  • Stories of the Prophets by Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi (Volumes I -III)
  • Principles of Arabic Morphology by Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
  • ​Principles of Arabic Grammar by Mohammad Akram Nadwi
  • ​Fiqh Al Islami (Vol I) by Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
What makes this course different?

This course is designed and taught by a scholar of highest reputation and recognition who is an authority and expert of the Arabic Language and Islamic Sciences. He has over 30 years experience in teaching in both Islamic colleges and Western universities.

This course takes the student from the beginner level (only able to read and write Arabic without understanding) to a level where they can fluently comprehend the Qur’an as well as classical and contemporary Islamic texts and Arabic literature. They will also be able to understand pre-Islamic poetry that defines the usage of the language.

This gives students the unique opportunity to apply the language in various disciplines such as Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqh and History, thereby gaining a thorough grasp of the language whilst also benefiting from learning essential Islamic knowledge from the Arabic sources.

• Each module has over 30 hours of lectures, 20 hours of tutorials
• The videos are arranged in chronological order.
• PDF versions of the text books used in the module are provided for downloading.
• A detailed Study Guide (over 150 pages) with module workbook is provided for downloading.

The course includes all of lectures, textbooks,  the module workbook, model answers for assignments and more to give you everything you need to be successful in your learning journey in sha Allah! Successful completion of all 8 modules will earn you your diploma.
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Our hope is for this course to meet the basic needs of Muslims living in the West. By doing this course, alongside doing the national curriculum, they will get a secure foundation on which they can build intelligent, informed practice of their religion, and from which they can proceed to further and deeper study of Arabic and of the Islamic sciences.
Meet your teachers
Cambridge Islamic College’s mission is to produce a generation of independent Islamic scholars and thinkers who are at the same time working professionals contributing to the wider British society.
Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah.
Akhlaaq Chowdry
Akhlaaq had spent several years pursuing Arabic and Islamic studies including under notable scholars such as Shaykh Akram al-Nadwi. He has lectured extensively and is a regular teacher at Islamic study courses.
Become part of an historic journey
Testimonials from students
Alhamdulillah, learning Arabic language with Shaikh Akram Nadwi at Cambridge Islamic College has been a truly enlightening experience. The course is fast-paced, and this is exactly what I needed, alhamdulillah!
Syeda Madeeha Bokhari
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Learning Arabic with Shaykh Akram Nadwi has been a great experience so far. We are just ending our first term of the first year of this Two year Diploma and the progress in these 10 weeks has been simply outstanding Alhamdulillah!
Sharjeel Aalim
Dubai, UAE
It is a great honour and privilege to be taught by a scholar of such great rank, knowledge and humility. I am finding the course immensely rewarding in so many ways.

Muhammad Meki
PhD Student, Oxford

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