[Update: The professor said that all you have to do to get the invites is to register on to Wiziq and then add him as a contact.]
I mentioned the classes here. They were supposed to be public classes but the teacher has decided (for many reasons) to make them private once more.
What does that mean? It just means that you can’t attend the classes unless you get invited to them.
How can you get an “invite”? Tres facile.
All you need to do (after registering for a free WIZIQ account) is to message the professor and tell him that you’d like to join the classes. After that, he’ll send out invites before each class (“before” could be a few hours or 5 minutes).
Also, for those who want to download the recordings, just make sure to “join the class” (click on the button) even if you can’t attend it live. This way you can download the recording later. Otherwise, I’ve noticed that it gets deleted.
Note: He said that the classes would restart on Sunday. I think that he meant all of them.
Ustadh Fahad Al-Tahiri, the teacher who is giving the Arabic classes, is also going to be offering other classes, insha-Allah.
As I mentioned before (all times are in UAE time):
1) Sarf Level 1 is from 6:30-7:30am every day.
2) Sarf Level 2 is from 8-9pm every day.
As for the other classes which start from Sunday, insha-Allah:
1) Tawheed (Four Fundamental Principles, Three Fundamental Principles, Ten Acts Revoking Islam, Book of Monotheism) is from 6:15-7:15 pm every day.
2) Principle and Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge is from 7:30-8:30am every day.
[As far as I know, these intensive courses will only be for about 2-3 weeks. I’ll reconfirm, insha-Allah.]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Study tawheed and you’ll see the difference it makes in your life.
Also, I would really recommend this teacher because:
1) He knows what he is talking about.
2) He is very humble, masha-Allah. He doesn’t talk about what he is unsure of.
3) He always quotes references from the Quran, ahadeeth and the scholars’ statements.
4) He explains everything in a simple way.
What do you need to do?
1) Go to WIZIQ and register for a free account.
2) Search for Fahad Al-Tahiri.
3) You’ll see his future (public) classes at the bottom of his profile and his past classes below that.
4) Click on the class name and then join the class.
5) When the time for class comes, simply go to the class and launch it.
6) If you cannot attend the class, then you can always download the recording (which is some WIZIQ like thingy) later (about 2-4 hours after the class).
I’d still advise you to try to attend because then you can always ask him questions during the class.
Again, this is an ideal opportunity, especially for those in the UAE.
Please forward this to all those who might be interested (and also to all those who might not be interested).
Here’s the direct link for the first Arabic class:
Note: If you are unable to take the class, you should be able to download a recording after the class, insha-Allah.
Again, I would really, really, really recommend that all of you take these classes, even if you have studied sarf before.
I’ve studied sarf before as well but there were so many gems that I came across in Ustadh Fahad’s classes, masha-Allah.
I mentioned here that the classes would start tomorrow (Wednesday).
However, the teacher just sent out a message stating that it would start on Thursday morning, insha-Allah.
Level 1 is at about 6:20 am everyday for a few weeks.
Level 2 is at 8pm.
For all those who work or study in the UAE, this is an IDEAL opportunity for you. The classes are after Fajr and BEFORE you leave for work or university (for most people anyway).
We can keep saying “We really want to learn Arabic” but the proof is in the pudding.
If we don’t take advantage of such a fantastic opportunity then I think it means that we really weren’t serious about learning Arabic.
Please take these classes (you can even do it as a family!) and stick with them until they end, insha-Allah.
And please tell everyone about these classes.
[Update: It’s going to start on Wednesday and not Monday as originally stated. The teacher said he would send us a detailed schedule. When he does, Ill post it here, insha-Allah.]
Isn’t that what everybody’s been waiting for?
Well, it’s here.
A sister (may Allah reward her greatly) has put up all the details here.
Some random points:
1) Sarf = Verb conjugation. Studying sarf was what really opened up the Arabic language for me.
2) The teacher is really excellent, may Allah preserve him and reward him greatly. He’s very patient and explains things in depth.
3) He’s from the UAE which means:
a) He’s one of our own! [Sorry but Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.]
b) All the times mentioned are UAE time, which means I and my fellow denizens of the UAE don’t have to beat our heads trying to figure out all the EST/AST/GMT business.
4) The classes start Wednesday at 6:15 am.
To all those who are truly interested in learning the Arabic language: Do NOT miss this opportunity. You might never get such a great chance again.
Just think of how it’ll feel to understand the Quran next Ramadan….