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F16-SP17 Fawakih Presents: Herndon Weekend Year-Long Quranic Arabic Program

Fawakih Institute

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NEW STUDENT -- 2 semesters -- Full Tuition [$1000] + Course Materials [$150] Ended $1,150.00 $19.95
Fall 2016-Spring 2018 (4 semesters) Ended $1,800.00 $19.95

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Event Details







Fall 2016  

Courses offeredBeginner Arabic (Level 1A)
Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, 10/9 - 1/23/2017 

*Occasional Breakfast will be served from 10am -10:30am. Dates are tentative. Break taken for winter recess.


Spring 2017

Courses offeredBeginner Arabic (Level 1B)
Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, 2/5 - 4/30

Fall 2017

Courses offeredIntroductory Arabic (Level 2A)
Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 

*Dates are tentative

Spring 2018

Courses offeredIntroductory Arabic (Level 2B)
Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 

*Dates are tentative


Registration Options


1) 2 semesters (1 Level) -- Full Tuition & Materials [$1150]

2) 4 semesters (2 Levels) -- Full Tuition & Materials [$1800]  ---- BEST DEAL, complete Fawakih Introductory Arabic program and be ready for Intermediate Arabic. 

  * Payment plans are available. Discounts may not apply to payment plans. Contact for further information.


Materials Fee covers the following costs:

  • Welcome package for new students
  • Course materials
  • Online testing
  • Online resources


The Quranic Arabic curriculum at Fawakih caters to students of all levels.  Those little to no background in reading and writing the Arabic script will be placed into our Introductory Arabic Course, which is a pre-requisite for Level 1. Those who are familiar with reading the Arabic script at Beginner Level 1 with little background, if any, in grammar or reading comprehension of the Qur’an and who may not be able to produce Arabic in writing or in speech; who are able to read straightforward texts at the Intermediate Level 2 with the regular use of a dictionary, can identify grammatical parts of speech; who are proficient at reading challenging texts at the Advanced Level 3; and who are proficient at reading nuanced texts at the Advanced Level 4; and those who can begin to analyze tafsir and classical Arabic texts at Advanced Levels 5 and 6. The Program is structured around the required textbooks and employs a skills-based approach to language acquisition. In addition, the course will emphasize parsing and morphology in theory and in practice and translation as a primary method to ensure comprehension at every stage.  Through mastery of Arabic grammar, morphology, reading, and vocabulary, the course facilitates language acquisition through both active and passive engagement.

  • Integrated online classroom support (testing, vocabularly flashcards, exercise answer keys, tutorial videos)
  • All new students will take Fawakih's online diagnostic test to gauge their Quranic Arabic background
  • The tuition payment includes $150 for books and course materials. Students will receive a preparation packet in the mail before classes begin with all necessary textbooks and Fawakih-developed course materials. Students will also receive login information regarding our online testing system. This system is used to provide students with feedback and allows them to monitor their progress throughout the year.


Tuition Refund Policy

  • No refunds after payment UNLESS course is not offered
  • Fawakih's policy does not allow attendence of the course without prior registration
  • If a student misses semester or would like to go at a faster or slower pace, they can fully apply the tuition credit to an equivalent Fawakih semester at another location or time. This includes transferring to Winter or Summer program of equivalent instructional hours.  If that is not possible, on occasion, this credit can be transferred to family member or be donated back to Fawakih and put in the student fund for a deserving scholarship student.



Ustadh Ismail ibn Ali, Deputy Executive Director & Fawakih Alumnus

 Ismail ibn Ali is the Deputy Executive Director at Fawakih and serves as an instructor in Quranic Arabic. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Florida ('11) and a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Urban Education from Johns Hopkins University ('13). While at Johns Hopkins, Ismail was a full-time high school chemistry and technology teacher at ConneXions School for the Arts in the Baltimore City Public Schools System.

Ismail is a graduate of the Fawakih 2010 summer program, completing over 150 hours of Arabic training in both Fawakih's Virginia and Boston chapters. Ustadh Ismail built on the foundation he established at Fawakih to continue his Arabic and Islamic studies through independent study until he joined Fawakih in 2012 as a teaching assistant fellow for beginner Arabic. After quickly excelling in the training program, Ustadh Ismail adeptly stepped into a teaching position and taught level 1 during the 2012-2013 academic year in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC. Ustadh Ismail currently teaches Beginner and Intermediate Quranic Arabic for Fawakih. He also serves as the part-time Middle School Islamic Studies instructor at Al Fatih Academy.

A life-long student of languages, he has taken seven years of German in addition to his Arabic studies. He also enjoys pick-up basketball and reading books.



Shaykh Suheil Laher, Academic Dean

Saif Omar, Director & Founder



Period 1 10:30 am - 11:20 am

Period 2 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Period 3  12:30pm  – 1:30pm






*Breaks may be adjusted based on prayer times.

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Have questions about F16-SP17 Fawakih Presents: Herndon Weekend Year-Long Quranic Arabic Program? Contact Fawakih Institute

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12000 Leesburg Pike
Herndon, VA 20170

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

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