Examples of course topics
- Features and History of Arabic
- Past Tense Verbs
- Present Tense Verbs and Imperatives
- Subject and Direct Object
- Verbal and Nominal Sentences
- Particles of Subjunction (Nasb)
- Particles of Jazm (Jussive State)
- Kana and Her Sisters
- Inna and Its Sisters
- Prepositions (Huruf al-Jarr)
This course examines classical Arabic grammar, such as subject, predicate, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs, and other grammar rules. The Qur'an and Hadith are in Arabic, therefore it is imperative that one gains a grasp of Arabic grammar to understand the Qur'an and Hadith, and in almost each class verses of the Qur’an are cited to demonstrate these grammatical points . The text for this course will be al-Nahw al-Wadheh, which is in Arabic, but knowledge of the Arabic language, while highly encouraged, is not required for this course. A total of 44 lessons were presented in the year 2017-2018. This course is instructed by Sayed Mohammad Baqer al-Qazwini.
Sayed Mohammad Baqer studied ten years at the Seminary of Qom, and he completed a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He is currently based at the Islamic Institute of America, based in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.