Mohammad N. | City College | Arabic 101

I’m writing this so Insha’Allah some of you may be encouraged and motivated to learn the Arabic language with our brother Abdus Salam. I took a 2 week intensive beginner Arabic course with Br. Abdus Salam, we covered the entire Madinah book 1. The course was great, extremely beneficial, engaging and overall a calm learning environment. In the 2 weeks a lot of material was covered from Arabic grammar, sentence structures, reading and writing exercises and the always important vocabulary. Additionally, every day we had homework assignments which helped us, the students, solidify what we had learned that day.

Honestly, I had a lot of fun learning a new language but more importantly the language of the Quran. Another important point is that for Abdus Salam Arabic was not a native language for him. He himself had to learn the language from scratch which is actually a benefit in a teacher because he is able to understand the difficulties of learning Arabic from the perspective of the student. Which allows him to better relate to his students and help them succeed in comprehending the language by the permission of Allah subhanahu wata’ala. Insha’Allah, this will inspire you to learn the Arabic language and to benefit yourself and others.

JazakAllahu Kharian wa Barakallahu Feekum.