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WHO: College students and adults (age 18+) who want to develop a personal relationship with the Quran and enrich their prayer through knowledge of Arabic. We cater to students of all levels. Whether you have no prior knowledge of the Arabic alphabet, or have studied at an advanced level, we have something for you!
WHAT: Fawakih Winter Arabic Program, with special enrichment sessions focusing on prayer.
Like Fawakih’s summer program the course will have 3 hours of Arabic instruction at all levels daily, covering grammar, morphology, and reading. These skills classes will be supplemented by prayer enrichment sessions, which will include topics such as
- Tajweed and pronunciation
- Analysis of short surahs, duas, and parts of prayer
- In-depth analysis of Surah Fatihah
- Stories from the seerah regarding the origins of various parts of the prayer
- Quranic ayaat and hadith about prayer
- The fiqh of prayer
- Inner dimensions of prayer.
WHERE: The Fairfax Institute, 500 Grove Street, Herndon, VA
WHEN: Saturday Dec 17th (orientation) - Saturday Dec. 31st, 9 am - 5 pm daily
COST: $550. Includes course pack, books & daily lunch. Housing available at an additional cost.
HOUSING: Housing is provided by Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. Room options are as follows:
Studio (up to 4 people) - With max occupants $12.50/night per person (before tax)
1 Bedroom (up to 4 people) - With max occupants $15.50/night per person (before tax)
2 Bedroom (up to 6 people)- With max occupants $11.67/night per person (before tax)
A housing form will be sent to students who request they need housing from Fawakih. Fawakih will help coordinate roommates for students who wish to share a room with other.
Students requesting housing must submit the $50 deposit by Nov. 15th in order to receive the housing form.
Instructors (partial list):
Dr. Suheil Laher serves as Academic Dean at Fawakih. Dr. Laher has played an important role in developing and teaching the Tafsir and Tajwid courses at Fawakih since. After studying Electrical Engineering at MIT, he earned an MA in Religious Studies from Boston University and recently completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at Harvard University. He has previously taught Arabic and Persian at Harvard, Brandeis, and Boston Universities. He has benefited from a number of teachers of traditional Islamic disciplines, in the US and abroad, and has ijazahs in Islamic theology ('aqidah), Islamic law (fiqh), hadith and other subjects. His publications include two articles on the Law of Jihad, published in The State We Are In, ed. Aftab Malik (Bristol: Amal Press, 2006), a collaborative volume published as a concerned Muslim response to terrorism.
Imam Mohamed Hag Magid Ali came to the United States in 1987 and is currently the Imam and Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling , VA. He was born in Sudan , the son of a leading Islamic Scholar, who was an Azhar graduate and the Mufti of Sudan. Imam Magid studied at the hand of his father and other notable scholars, gaining ijaza in several disciplines, including Ghazali's Ihya-Uloom-al-Deen. His duties, as the Imam and Executive Director of the ADAMS Center , include giving Juma Khutbas and teaching classes in many aspects of the Islamic Sciences. Imam Magid is in great demand for Khutbas and lectures throughout the US. He is a passionate advocate for, and a practitioner of, reaching out to our neighbors and all citizens. Imam Magid is also well known as an effective communicator to our youth and for work with other organizations and interfaith dialogue. Imam Magid is also well known for his counseling and family counseling expertise.
Winter Intensive Schedule:
Daily (12/18 - 12/31)
9 am – 12 pm: Arabic Grammar, Morphology, and Reading
12 – 1 pm: Lunch & Dhuhr
1 – 3 pm: Prayer enrichment sessions
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Arabic Office Hours
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (12/23 - 12/25) 7 – 9 pm: Special Sessions
When & Where
The Family Life Initiative aims to provide an environment that will strengthen community and nurture relationships through recreational, educational, social, spiritual, health and wellness opportunies for those affiliated with Fawakih and its various programs We are guided by the belief that we must provide families opportunities to mature, to learn, and to grow in an environment that will support their passions, interests, dreams, and goals.