Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Students Speaking Arabic in Class

The New Students who started in August & September this year, enjoyed speaking to one another in Arabic on Sunday (12/10/2014).  Students enjoy the new approach of Speak Arabic Today, whereby they have the opportunity to start speaking from the very first lesson.  This year I have prepared additional notes based on the core sentences.  More than a hundred core sentences have been covered thus far.  However students have the ability to generate well over two thousand sentences with the knowledge acquired so far.

We pray that Allah Almighty guide them towards success, In-Sha-Allah.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Eid Mubarak

We wish all students and their families a wonderful Eid Mubarak.

We furthermore wish all Hujjaaj  Hajj Maqbul and Mabrur. May Allah Almighty shower His blessings on them all and grant them a safe return to their families.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Arabic Classes at Masjidul Quds

Arabic Classes at Masjidul Quds -
In response to a query regarding the class times:
There are three Sunday morning sessions:
1.  Understand Al-Quran (from 09.00-09.50)
2.  Speak Arabic (from 10.00-11.00)
3.  Advanced Conversation (from 11.15 -12.15)

The first two are beginners courses.

The Understand Al-Quran Course started earlier this year.  New students can however still join - since regular revision is built into the course.

The Speak Arabic Course just started last Sunday (03/08/2014).  Students may still join this week - however due to limited space we'll probably be forced to close the registration for this class.

The Advanced Conversation Course is offered to students who have a reasonable understanding of the grammar and a sound vocabulary.  This class is currently busy with Book 2 of the Madinah University course.  New students can still join this class if they have done enough Arabic to fit in.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Speak Arabic Today - New Class 2014


We had a wonderful response to the new Speak Arabic Today (SAT) class on Sunday morning.  More than 40 students have registered thus far, and few more have indicated that they'll join the class this coming Sunday (10/08/2014).

(Musalees in Gatesville Mosque)

The students have responded well to the lesson presented.  Everyone is very excited to learn to speak the Arabic language.  I have decided to add Grammar Notes to every lesson, so that the students can revise at home and get a better understanding of the structure of this wonderful language.The videos and CDs will become available from this week, In-Sha-Allah!

To those students who would still like to join, remember to email or SMS your name and contact details to me at idreeskamish@gmail.com / 0720191949.  There are however limited space available, so it has to be soon.  I would prefer it if nobody joins after this coming Sunday (10/08/14), because we'll be moving at a steady pace - and unless the student has a basic background knowledge of Arabic, it would be difficult to catch-up later.

The classes are being held at the Gatesville Mosque - in the Auditorium (upstairs).

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Eid Mubarak!

We wish all family, colleagues, students and friends
a Blessed Eid (Mubarak)!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Speak Arabic in 2014

When will the Speak Arabic Course start?

The new Speak Arabic Today course will start on Sunday 3 August 2014 from 10 am to 11 am.  The course will be conducted at the Gatesville Mosque (upstairs - in the Auditorium) every Sunday for the next four months of the year (Aug.- Nov.). 
The REGISTRATION and introduction will take place from 9.30 - 10 am.  
COST:  R50 registration + R50 per month.
To PRE-REGISTER: Please send your full name and contact information (cell no. and email address) to idreeskamish@gmail.com / 0720191949.

Every week about 20-40 sentences will be covered.  These sentences will be given in English and Arabic.  The Arabic will be explained and drilled, so that the student will be able to speak using these sentences on a daily basis.  Additional words and explanations will also be given so that the student can start generating his/ her own sentences in Arabic right from the first week.  Ideally approximately 100 - 125 new sentences will be covered per month.  The aim is the cover at least 500 sample sentences for the four-month period, however with the additional vocabulary and grammatical explanations, the student should be able to generate at least 5 times more sentences by the end of 2014.  In addition to speaking, the student should be able to read, write and understand everything covered during the period.

Although the classes are only once a week, the student will be assisted with audio and video materials (which will be made available from time to time) to ensure regular (daily) drilling and revision takes place.  Weekly exercises will also be given to help ensure success.  The student will soon be able to communicate using these sentences, In-Sha-Allah. 

Will this help to understand Al-Quran?

A large portion of the vocabulary will be found in the Quran.  The Grammar will be very similar to that of the Quran, so the student will be able to understand many ayaat from the Quran.  Reference to Quranic ayaat will be given on a regular basis.

What do you need to know to start the course?

It would be great if the student knows the Arabic Alphabet and can perhaps read a few words (even without any understanding).  Other than this no previous knowledge is needed. 

Who will present the course?

The course will be presented by Ustaadh Idrees Kamish, who holds an MA degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies.  Mr Kamish is also a qualified educator and school principal with more than 30 years teaching experience.  Idrees Kamish has written several Arabic books and programmes and has taught Arabic for more than two decades.  Idrees is the principal of the Madrasah At-Tayyibah School of Arabic and Quran Studies.  Idrees also writes and maintains several blogs. 

Ramadhaan Kareem

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

New Understand the Noble Quran Course for 2014

Salaam Students and Friends
The New Understand Al-Quran Course is due to start on 13 April 2014, In-Sha-Allah.
Classes will be on Sunday mornings from 08.30 - 09.45.
The current Read Arabic Course will still continue.
The Two Courses will thus be integrated during the same time slot.

Please inform Family and Friends!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Read Arabic Today

Salaam to all Students and Visitors

The New Revised Book: Read Arabic Today is available for downloading for the benefit of all students.  This revised version includes sentences and short surahs.

To download this book, simply go to the Read Arabic Today: FREE LESSONS page to the right and follow the links provided.

Those students who still want to join the Sunday Morning Classes (08.30 - 10.45) at Masjidul Quds (Gatesville) are welcome to do so.  The Read Arabic Today and Basic Arabic Understanding Courses are currently offered FREE of charge.

The following courses will be offered from April 2014 during the same time slot:
   1.  Understand the Noble Quran;
   2.  Speak Arabic Today.

For more information, please email me at: