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Bayyinah Institute: First Full Time Classical Arabic On-Campus Program in the US


Alhamdulillah, Bayyinah is proud to introduce the DREAM program – a program where students will experience ten months of intensive study, which will equip them with the quality of Arabic education that has thus far been unsurpassed in the western world. This powerful full-time  curriculum has been designed to remove the cultural barriers that students often face when traveling abroad to study and yet give them the exposure to classical texts and methods of study which have enriched Islamic traditions through centuries and generations. Bayyinah is introducing a system that will combine the best of both worlds – employing the innovative methods of teaching, which Bayyinah is widely known for, while giving classical Arabic instructional texts used throughout our scholarly traditions their full due.

The first batch begins its journey this September insha’Allah. The campus will be a state of the art facility in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. The nearly 12,000 sq. ft space will comfortably accommodate a batch of fifty students [25 brothers and 25 sisters] each year. For students that will be attending from out of state, the location provides an additional advantage. It is close to the airport and there are several options for affordable, safe and appropriate housing within a square mile of the DREAM location, not to mention a major Islamic center.

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The program will be taught by Bayyinah instructors Nouman Ali Khan, AbdulNasir Jangda, and Wisam Sharieff – along with additional modules from visiting scholars.

As the Muslim community in the West matures and move forward, a lot of discourse is taking place regarding the need to develop indigenous scholarship and community leadership. These scholars and leaders need to be well equipped to push our communities in a productive and positive direction. While this program will not produce scholars in and of themselves, it is our hope that Bayyinah can provide the foundation in Arabic and Quranic studies that will enable its students to move forward with a solid and practical foundation in the most crucial subjects needed to properly study Islam. In short, we are producing well qualified students that can truly benefit from scholars and bring that benefit to their communities.

To accomplish this, a thorough, one of a kind curriculum has been developed.

CORE ELEMENT: A rigorous Classical Arabic studies program with extensive focus on a deep literary and linguistic appreciation of the Qur’an. The program will produce graduates with advanced proficiency in key areas of Arabic studies including

  • Grammar: Morphology and Syntax (Sarf & Nahw)
  • Rhetoric: Word Order, Figures of Speech, Embellishments (Al-Ma’aani, Al-Bayaan, Al-Badee’)
  • Literary appreciation (Adab)
  • Qur’anic linguistic analysis
  • Reading & translating classical texts
  • Advanced Composition
  • Fluent Conversational Communication
  • Oral Presentation
  • Research

SECONDARY ELEMENT: The program will also include a memorization program requiring students to complete at least 6 juz of the Qur’an by the end along with a tradition certification (ijazah) in tajweed (proper recitation)

TERTIARY ELEMENT: Students will go through a number of lecture series focusing on linguistic beauty dealing with:

  • Qur’an
  • The 40 Ahadith of Al-Nawawi
  • The Shamail of Tirmidhi
  • Each utterance of the daily prayer and prophetic traditions of Friday sermons

The program steers clear of contentious issues in jurisprudence and theology focusing on the language and the beauty of the sacred text instead. In ten months, our graduates will have sound knowledge of the above, but additionally there will be a focus on instilling the following characteristics:

  • A respect for scholarship and the Islamic scholarly tradition
  • A sound awareness of one’s place as a well trained student, not a scholar
  • A recognition of one’s role as contributor to the efforts of the community

By the end of the full time 10 month program, students who finish will be expected to:

  • Have extensive knowledge of Quranic vocabulary
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of Quranic grammatical analysis
  • Be more than prepared to pass the ACTFL exam with a superior ranking. This allows for up to 16 college credit hours in foreign language.
  • Learn Arabic not only through the innovative means that Bayyinah has become well known for, but also cover classical Arabic texts to learn the traditional method of learning Arabic

The full curriculum outline can be accessed here: Curriculum Outline.

We all come across talented and energetic Muslim youth in our communities. They are helping out at Islamic schools, Sunday Schools, Islamic centers, youth groups, da’wah programs, MSA’s, relief project, and more. These unique individuals are the future of our community and of Islam in America. We talk about their importance in sermons and conferences. We worry about them and think deeply about how to cultivate them into tomorrow’s leaders. A sound future for the Muslim community in this country is predicated on inspiring a generation of mature, learned, balanced, and articulate leaders from within.

In order to acquire such an education, the real possibilities thus far have only been abroad. This is where the Bayyinah DREAM program comes in.

We humbly encourage you to look into your community and help sponsor such individuals. The best investment a community can make is in one of their own.

Lastly, the applications are now open, and at the time of this article roughly 15 spots [5 brothers and 10 sisters] remain.


Bayyinah’s campus:

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  1. Sayf

    April 14, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    Mash’Allah, I hope one day I can be among the students insh’allah. May Allah reward these brothers/sisters for the much needed noble work they’re doing and grant them success in the dunya and akhira, ameen.

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      June 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM

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  2. amad

    April 14, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    To be honest, this seems like an amazing opportunity… if folks, who can afford it (and to be honest, the price-tag for the amount of study involved is very reasonable), can take out the time, and who always wanted to learn Arabic, but don’t take advantage of this opportunity, then I think it says something about motivation and intentions.

    I myself have tried the on and off halaqa style Arabic and many other “styles”, and made little progress, because I don’t think there is a substitute for full-time study. The problem with part-time is that there will always be a million distractions that will cause you to miss one class, then two and then finally disband altogether. We can see this in the example of those who went off to Egypt for full-time Arabic and actually learned it. Having this course in the US precludes the need for travel, and potentially better quality (for sure better bilingual command) and more Islamically grounded teachers.

    P.S. Out of curiosity, is Bayyinah still associated with AlMaghrib or independent?

  3. Bayyinah Institute

    April 14, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    Jazakallahu khayr for the comments.

    Bayyinah is a separate and completely independent organization.

    • ummMaryam

      April 14, 2010 at 7:55 AM

      salam alaikum,

      separate, and completely independent…but aren’t you “in association” with them or teamed up some way? The back of the Bayyinah Divine Speech cards say “in collaboration with” AlMaghrib Institute.

      mashallah I thought this was a good thing, and want to make sure it is still the case

  4. Amatullah

    April 14, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    This is such an amazing initiative, may Allah bless Bayyinah Institute and reward them for their efforts.

    InshaAllah I hope it continues running for the years to come.

  5. Hassan

    April 14, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    What time the classes would be? How can working person attend it?

  6. muslimfirst

    April 14, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    I wish I could enrol onto this course but I’m in the UK. : (

  7. Eman

    April 14, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    My husband and I are going to apply soon Insha’Allah, but we wanted to know what texts will students be studying from? In the FAQ video online, it mentioned we would be studying the Alfiyya by Ibn Malik… is that it for Sarf and Nahu? Please respond with details asap. I have emailed but did not get a response.

  8. MR

    April 14, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Is that really the building? MashaAllah!

  9. Bayyinah Institute

    April 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    MR – yep renting out of that building

    umm Maryam – work with each other, but the organizations are both separate and independent of one another.

    Hassan – classes are 6 days a week, 6 hours a day. but its not really something that can be done while working. most people are either taking leave from work or taking time off school to attend

  10. Sayf

    April 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    If Bayyinah comes to Toronto I’ll paypal you a hug =D}

  11. F

    April 14, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Excellent program and intiative. May Allah(swt) put barakah in it.

  12. muslimun

    April 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM


    MashaAllah, may Allah reward bayinah for stepping up to make this program possible. Ameen

    I have a question: How many, if any, breaks will their be in the program? And when is the program planned to finish inshallah. If their are no breaks, and the program lasts exactly 10 months, then the program will end at about the near end of June, right?

    Also wil their be a follow up course, or set of lectures online, for the selected students who want to teach arabic?

    Jazakumullahu khairun

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM

      it runs september 20th through june 26th. there might be a week off in between (around end of december) and obviously a break for eid.

      there might be a follow up for students who want to teach but details have not yet been finalized

      jazakallahu khayr

      • sumaya

        May 5, 2020 at 11:54 PM

        Assalamu alaeikum i want to ask how can i apply for admission to become a student i am really intrested in everything bayyinah offers thank you

  13. Nahyan

    April 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    InshaAllah the program is successful in its objectives.

  14. Interested sister

    April 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Do you have any suggestions for daycares in the area that are open during class time. Do classes start after fajr?

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM

      we will try to look into that inshallah, but nothing compiled on day cares off hand.

      classes will either be 7 to 3 or 8-4

    • Umm Bilqis

      April 14, 2010 at 1:45 PM

      My dear interested sister this is fyi. Please do not be offended ultimately it is your decision however I firmly believe that daycares don’t care. Here is a website that highlights why.

  15. Interested sister

    April 14, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    What prior Arabic experience do you have to have?

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM

      none, but students must be able to pass a basic tajweed test [not advanced rules but basic level]

  16. Arshada

    April 14, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    What does Bayyinah hope the students will do after they graduate from the program ? The more specific you can be, the better. Maybe even give examples. Jezkallah khair

  17. Nihal Khan

    April 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Support the Bayyinah Dream Project!

  18. Possibility?

    April 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Is there any chance of Bayyinah coming to UK?

    That would be wonderful.

  19. ahmed

    April 14, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Im currently studying at alazhar. No arabic institue in america will be able to surpass azhar, or madinah or any islamic univeristy in the middle east.

    • Arshada

      April 14, 2010 at 2:40 PM

      alazhar teaches adab also

    • Ridwaan

      April 14, 2010 at 4:06 PM

      Assalaamu alaikum, alhumdulilah I am currently studying at alazhar as well, and I agree with you, but not everyone has the opportunity to study at alazhar or madinah, so we should commend the brothers at Bayyinah for their efforts and make dua that Allah helps them and makes them successful

    • Siraaj

      April 14, 2010 at 4:39 PM

      Been playing with the Magic 8-ball again, huh?


    • muslimun

      April 14, 2010 at 5:41 PM


      Very true, but about the Arabic:
      AlAzhar doesnt teach Arabic to nonarabic speakers. To learn Arabic in Cairo, you must study in institutes like Diwaan or Al-Fajr. From what I’ve heard, they, the institutes, tend to cover Modern Standard Arabic before covering classical Arabic. This is found to make learning classical Arabic even more harder then it actually is for students. But of course you can get a private teacher to follow your requested curriculum…

      Madinah curriculum lasts about 2 years, but its worth it when the prophets mosque is 10 minuites away and every day there are halaqas held by many scholers in the prophet’s mosque.

      However not many people are accepted to Madinah, and the ones who ARE accepted, are only accepted a year after they Apply, During that one year gap, one can do many things, one of which could be to attend Bayyinah Dream!

      Bayyinah Dream provides many unique opportunities that many institutes lack:
      1. Its at home
      2. The curriculum is built upon many other good curriculum making it diverse.
      3. The teachers are from native tongue…
      4. Auxiliary modules
      5. a 10 month course rather then a 2 year less intensive course…

      And another add on is that it fills the spots that of the institutes abroad have but rather it tends to lacks.
      1. An environment such as restaurants where one can practice his/her Arabic.
      2. Scholars to listen to in Arabic in an attempt to practice Arabic.

      You can learn Arabic in Cairo in about 6-9 months. But what you can do in 6-9 is the intensive classical study and practice Bayyinah offers.

    • Ahmed Saleh

      April 14, 2010 at 10:28 PM

      I disagree with this weak comment. It all depends upon the student. If the student works hard, he will get things done anywhere with the blessing of Allah SWT. Although it is prefreable to study in an Arabic country when learning arabic. Just for the record, many people at azhar university do not have great arabic. They understand a great amount, but have really bad grammar skills because they dont work hard enough to preserve what they took before entering the actual university.


    • AbdelRahman Murphy

      April 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM

      LOL this guy is hilarious. Best comment thus far. Bravo!

  20. muslimun

    April 14, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    oh, and just wondering, how long does it take oneself to study for the Al-Azhar placement Exams? I’m Talking about using Al-Waadih Series…

    • Ahmed Saleh

      April 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM

      1 year if u speak arabic, 2 years if u dont

  21. Abu Suhaib

    April 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Sounds amazing but I hope the hype can match the class

  22. Ahmed Saleh

    April 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Dear bayinah,
    I think what your doing is great. I have been studying Islamic Studies and Arabic for the past 3 years, and am currently as Azhar University. I just have one request. Please dont tell people that it is possible to learn the Arabic language in only 10 months. It takes more then two years even. Many people who do the Madinah program cant even speak amazing arabic after there done. The Arabic Language is no joke, and as Imam Ashafii Said ” No one can completely encompass this Language except a Prophet (peace and blessings upon them All)” And, when I say learn the Arabic language, I mean seriously learn it, to where you can teach it without looking, and argue against those who try to break it.
    So yes, this looks like a great idea, but it is simply a start for people do go on after wards. Anyone who passes this program successfully should not think he is done his studies. This field takes years to master.

    May Allah bless us All, increase us in knowledge and purify our hearts from bad intentions

    • Amad

      April 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

      JazakAllahkhair Ahmed, for clarifying your earlier comment, BUT I think we also have to be careful about disclaimers, especially when we haven’t experienced the actual thing… let me explain:

      I have known tons of Muslims in my life who are always talking about their Arabic-overseas dream, whether Madinah, Egypt, etc. And most never end up doing it. They also stop reading translations of Islamic books because it’s always about “after I am done mastering Arabic, THEN I’ll start”. The problem is that such an attitude can eventually become debilitating if and when the overseas trip doesn’t materialize.

      So instead of raising all sorts of red flags on the Institute, I think a more productive way to phrase what you are trying to say is that “I encourage all those who have future but uncertain plans to go overseas, to still go ahead and take the opportunity that is available in their backyard, and that it can only be a HUGE head-start if they indeed do end up going overseas”. Same message, different result.

      Finally, I think it’s a mistake to think that there aren’t different methods of teaching a subject, producing different results. We all know that what can be taught in few years in a university-paced environment can be taught in a year in a high-intensity environment. We also know that methodology itself can greatly accelerate or decelerate learning. In the case of Bayyinah, let’s wait until the first batch graduates to make that determination… you may be surprised… may Allah help them succeed in their mission.

      • ahmed

        April 15, 2010 at 4:56 AM

        Jazakallahu Khairan Akhi Amad,

        Wise point. May Allah SWT make the students strong.
        I am with you 100% about not waiting until you have mastered the Arabic language to start reading and searching. But, that wasnt what i was implying at all. I was trying to say that people today DO NOT understand how deep, immense and detailed the Arabic language is. Yes, you are also right about the teaching methods, and yes Allah SWT does what we wills with whom he wills when he wills. Which means if Allah swt wanted to we can all master the Arabic Language in a few weeks and be happy campers. But, let us speak about the normal rather than what massive blessings Allah swt can bestow upon his servant. Normally speaking, and i speak thru slight experience, no matter how intensive the program is, the human mind needs time to consume this information. This Arabic Language is something that needs to be memorized to a certain extent in order to be used the way we want to use it. Sad to say the American way today is, ” as long as I have read it and i understood it, than I can move on. ” As long as I passed the test that means I have a grasped what needs to be grasped and have consumed all that was given to me”. This my dear brother in Islam, is a very bad way of thinking that most people have become used to in the passed. The fact of the matter is, true knowledge takes serious time to be completed. It needs to be built the proper way and then stored in the mind. If we don’t use this method of teaching, then we will have a bunch a people saying they know arabic simply because they went thru intensive programs and passed with honors, and the fact of the matter is later on down the line much of this information may be lost. I have seen this happening with many intensives all around the States. How many people do the 4 year degree in the U.S and pass with honors and still remember half of what they studied. If you ask them about a certain topic they studied, they will say ” man i took that years ago.. as long as I can do my job right today. not to mention how many jobs today don’t even ask you for half the stuff you took during the years of your study, because thats not the way our culture is in America. You are asked to know what you need to know, and the rest can be forgotten. Yes, you can say that the students can revise all that they have taken within this intensive 10 month period, but this is also a very difficult long task because of all that Information you just crammed needs to be re read and things forgotten must be re understood making you feel at the end of the day that you just took your time in the first place…………….

        One last thing, the Arabic language needs to be respected. This is the language of the Quran and Sunnah. Cant we at least give it a proper amount of time to be explained?? Anything given to quickly is not appreciated as much. If someone was introducing you to a group of people that don’t know you, and he explained your entire life in a minute.. would you feel very important??
        May Allah increase us in knowledge
        W3laykum Asalam

        • Zainab

          April 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

          I don’t think it’s wise of you to pass a judgment on the institute’s teaching methodology until you have experienced it yourself.

          When I FIRST took the Fundamentals of Classical Arabic with Br. Nouman, I didn’t think I’d come out with anything (since I was already studying at a turtle pace with another Arabic teacher… who was Arab and spoke Arabic. It took us an entire year to learn pronouns with her, how was Br. Nouman going to teach us more than THAT in 10 days!?), but I was surprised with the results. His teaching style is UNIQUE. It’s not like the teaching style overseas, neither is it of the Western standards.

          I think we should take a step back and let time decide how effective this program is going to be.

          • Agajuice

            April 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM

            I completely second Sis. Zainab’s comment. I grew up in an Arab country and learnt arabic for 2 years in school yet I feel I learnt so much more with Br. Nouman. He’s an EXCEPTIONAL instructor. His ability to convey complex material in such a natural and simple fashion is truly amazing. His teaching style tops all of the religious and secular instructors’ styles I’ve witnessed in my life.

        • Sister

          April 19, 2010 at 10:43 PM

          Masha’Allah, brother good point. It is a weighty matter indeed.

          Sayings of the Salaf – Lack of Arabic and Bid’ah

          Abdullah b. Zayd Al-Numayrî reports that Al-Hasan Al-Basrî said:
          They (the heretics) were destroyed by their inability in Arabic (al-‘ujmah).
          Al-Bukhârî, Al-Târîkh Al-Kabîr Vol.5 p99.

          And Imâm Al-Shâfi’î said:
          People didn’t become ignorant and didn’t differ amongst themselves except because they left Arabic and leaned towards the language of Aristotle.

          Quoted by Al-Suyûtî in Sawn Al-Mantiq p15. He said on p22:
          I have found Salaf before Al- Shâfi’î indicate what he did: that the cause of heresy (al-ibtidâ’) is ignorance of Arabic language.

          May Allah grant us to the tawfeeq to understand and speak the language of the Qur’an.

  23. Abu 'Ubaidah

    April 14, 2010 at 10:28 PM


    May Allah(swt) Make your institute a success. Ameen

    One question: Do all students start in the same level? Because not everyone is on the same level, there are others who have an edge. What do you do in this case?

    jazakhallah khair!

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

      Not everyone is necessarily at the same level coming in, but everyone will begin at the same level. for some it will be new information, for some it might serve as a refresher.

      of course, there will be some who are perhaps overqualified and may have covered most of the curriculum already – that should be vetted out during the application process and they’ll be notified if they are seemingly overqualified.

  24. NAS

    April 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    As Salamu Alaikum,

    A question to Al-Bayinnah:

    is this program appropriate for someone who can read the quran pretty well, knows most of the rules of tajweed. Speaks colloquial arabic w/moderate understanding of fus’ha?

    Is the program more advanced that someone in my position can attend and learn much more?

    Jazakum Allahu Khayer, an awesome program by the way, may Allah put His baraka in this effort

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

      please email admin //at// with the details of your situation and we can see if the program would be of benefit to you inshallah

  25. Bayyinah

    April 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Sister Eman:

    About the texts to be studied in class I have two things to share with you. Firstly, when students move into modules that build reading fluency, a diverse wealth of excerpts from classical Islamic texts pertaining to Tafsir and Seerah etc will be employed. As for texts that pertain to the subject of Arabic grammar itself, we’ve developed our own unique curriculum deriving from classical works and great works like those of Al-Kafrawi or Al-Izzi etc will be given their due in the course. However, a complete syllabus of sources and to-be-covered materials will be made available only to registered students. The public document is the curricular outline link the article above. Registered students should expect the syllabus via email by the end of June.

    • Eman

      April 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM

      Okay, Jazakum Allahu Khairan. I was trying to decide whether my husband and I will attend and wanted to understand the nahu/sarf curriculum better. My husband taking taking a year off from medical school and investing ~ $25-30K in all for the both of us is obviously a big commitment to make. I guess ultimately, my question is when students complete the program, will they be independent when it comes to understanding Arabic texts, being able to understand grammatical nuances of the Qur’an/Hadith, and moving forward in study of the Arabic language, etc. To study balagha, obviously one must have a very strong background first. And it seemed from the curricular outline that the second 6 week block was dedicated to that, but I wasn’t sure what else was and how in depth we can go in the time.

      Also, students leaving the program are expected to be fluent in Arabic correct? Like IA one should be able to give a speech in Fus’ha, converse in Fus’ha, etc?

      Jazakum Allahu Khairan. I am very excited about the program and hope to be able to attend if its best for us iA.

      • Bayyinah Institute

        April 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM

        you’ll be able to independently research all those things inshallah yes, the program will train you to dig into those texts and find things like the grammatical nuances etc.

        yes it is expected that students will be fluent in arabic inshallah.

        we’d recommend watching this video if you havent already:

        although the video covers a lot of the logistical issues of moving to dallas it also discusses the curriculum as well.

  26. Bayyinah

    April 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Based only on what you described in your brief comment, I’d say you have a lot to gain from this program. It depends however on your own academic goals beyond the program. Qur’anic studies depend heavily upon a sound understanding of linguistic intricacies; most if not all of which are completely overlooked in modern standard Arabic.

  27. huzaifa

    April 15, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    @ Bayyinah,

    1) I am from Toronto, and I saw a requirement that all students must be from US. Is it possible to enroll?
    2) Is this course ideal for Huffadh?

    Jazak Allah

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 12:44 PM

      1) you need to work out your visa situation so you can stay here for 10 months
      2) huffaz are the ideal candidate, many of the applicants so far are huffaz

      • Muslimah

        April 15, 2010 at 4:59 PM

        will Bayyinah explore giving Hifdh ijazaat (to those who do not have it yet) along with the tajweed ijazaah?

  28. Sally

    April 15, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    What an exciting step for Bayyinah.. I still have to take a class, but a 10 ms immersion sounds even better…May Allah bless your efforts for bringing solid Arabic education and appreciation of the Quran to N. America!

  29. akhi

    April 15, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    is this open for UK students?

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 12:44 PM

      it is open, but you would have to make sure to take care of your visa/immigration issues appropriately so you can stay in the US legally for 10 months.

  30. Muslim

    April 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Salam bayyinah,

    you know for most muslims in america it is extremely difficult to take 10 months(!) out of thier schedule with school, work, etc.. And the prophet pbuh taught us to make the teaching of this deen easy. It is not possible for those who can’t afford traveling for 10 months and/or taking off from work/school for 10 months either [that would be most muslims-even those that want to take something like this].

    You guys should put all the course content on the internet and allow those who work and go to school to be able to learn Quranic arabic too so those muslims who want to learn but who don’t live in the dallas/fort worth area can benefit or can’t afford the money and to take off from work.

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM

      we already have a curriculum online for those who wish to take it at, and actually the content there is in the process of being moved to and will be fully posted for free.

      jazakallahu khayr

      • Muslim

        April 16, 2010 at 2:39 PM

        is it free? and is it a complete program on the website or did you give some Arabic to people on the interent and hide from them some?

        • Bayyinah Institute

          April 21, 2010 at 11:51 PM

          not sure what your question is asking ..

 is not free, but we are in the process of moving the materials to and making them free.

  31. abu Rumay-s.a.

    April 15, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    barak Allahu feekum…

    Is the material covered for the online 201 series (units 1-10) the same as 10 month course material, more or less, how do they differ?

    what expectations (in terms of level) do you have for those completing your online series (201) and when do you expect to have all the sessions available online?

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 15, 2010 at 3:52 PM

      10 month program will obviously be much different

      sessions should be available online by next month

  32. Sar

    April 15, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    Alhumdulelah, I’ve been following Br. Nouman’s Dream from the beginning and I have witnessed the power of Dua, and Allah SWT’s will. The support and the energy in this feat is utterly remarkable, I’m sure everyone involved feel’s an immense sense of achievement and excitement. I am just so happy that this is happening, and InshAllah one day I will become one of the students of this outstanding program. My Dua’s are with you brothers always, and I hope you produce students and lovers of Classical Arabic and Quran like never before. Salam Aleykum!

    ps- Your live online talk on TA HA tonight was very informative, and really enjoyed the jokes (Br. Nouman’s Buzz Cut)! Really enjoyed the anecdote on the Dajjal and such as well, LOL.

  33. Abu Suhaib

    April 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    What should a person who studies units 1-10 online hope to achieve? For example do the units cover the quran module that will be offered at the dream? Will going through the 10 units help one if they are accepted into the dream program? If so, how..

  34. Sister in Islaam

    April 16, 2010 at 5:14 PM


    Asa Wr Wb

    Dear Bayyinah,

    My parents are still not convinced about it being safe for me to live there away from home :'( Will you have dorm rooms in an enclosed area or a gated housing arrangement, a chaperon for the female students, or any such thing for extra security, at least by next year? Something like a hostel? I told them all the current information and they would love me to do this, but they don’t agree with me being in an apartment. Please make du’a that Allah swt gives me a chance to apply and if not, then that He swt replaces me with something better.

    May Allah swt accept all your efforts,
    JazakumAllahu Khayran Katheera,
    Wa Salaam.

    • Zainab

      April 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM

      I wonder how many of us are in a similar dilemma :D lol…

    • Bayyinah Institute

      April 18, 2010 at 1:43 AM

      we can help coordinate so that you can stay with other sisters doing the program, but unfortunately at this time we’re not able to provide any dorming. we know this is an issue for a lot of people, especially sisters, we’re trying to see what we can do inshallah – but it might not be something that we can do in the immediate future

  35. Abu Suhaib

    April 17, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    If I have almost 4 months this summe what are some things I can do to study arabic on my own.

    Lqtoronto has a about 300 hrs on the madinah books which is pretty good
    bayyinah’s 10 units
    shariah program canada has a 2 mo intensive (25 hrs a week) but i would have to move to canada..

    what other advice on books or courses I can take.

    Also will the dream program have extra curricular topics such as khutbah prep and research, counseling, or other imam/youth coordinator related issues, how to lead prayer, etc..

    • Sayf

      April 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM

      I’m in the same boat as you!

    • Muhammad

      April 18, 2010 at 1:53 AM

      Qalam Institute is conducting a khateeb workshop June 3-7 inshallah. Nouman Ali Khan, Yaser Birjas, and Abdulnasir Jnagda all writers here are going to teach it. check out for information.

  36. Nihal Khan

    April 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Why do some people write ridiculously long emotional comments? Lol, if you want to do the program, then do it. If you don’t, then relax and take a chill pill and perhaps a vacation.

  37. Interesting...

    April 21, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    Salaam, this sounds like such a great idea, but I don’t get one thing…how are people supposed to take off work or school and/or leave their families for 10 months?

    Everything listed above sounds great curriculum-wise, but how many people would really be able to leave their homes, move to Dallas for 10 months, and not have to worry about work/a steady income coming in every month..What about the sisters that want to apply? How would that even be possible for them to move to a different city alone, unless they lived there, and had a random year off?

    This seems like it is only focusing on college students who have just recently graduated, and are interested in a one-year crash course in Arabic. All others wouldn’t even be able to fathom the idea. No disrespect, although I would love to take this course, It seems like it was poorly planned from a logistical standpoint.

    May Allah swt make your institute successful, and I hope to be able to take this for myself someday.

    • Abu Suhaib

      April 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM

      Those who are interested in studying will do so.. However, I agree in the long run that there won’t be too many people interested.

      Can Bayyinah please answer the questions below. I don’t live in Dallas so Qalam institute’s program wouldn’t work. I hope they make good videos of the program though.

      I’ve read the curriculur outline and it sounds great but what will this program hope to offer that other programs don’t have. Also, will it be comparable to studying Arabic in Madinah or other such programs?

      If someone wants to get ready for the dream program and they have the summer what should be studied?

      If I have almost 4 months this summer what are some things I can do to study arabic on my own.

      Lqtoronto has a about 300 hrs on the madinah books which is pretty good
      bayyinah’s 10 units
      shariah program canada has a 2 mo intensive (25 hrs a week) but i would have to move to canada..

      what other advice on books or courses I can take.

      Also will the dream program have extra curricular topics such as khutbah prep and research, counseling, or other imam/youth coordinator related issues, how to lead prayer, etc..

      • N/A

        April 21, 2010 at 5:51 PM

        you can try joining the shariah program online course and just try to catch up to and existing class or get ahead by listening to the recording. then you could continue it during the year and only need to spend a few hours a week.

      • Bayyinah Institute

        April 21, 2010 at 11:53 PM

        the options you listed are good. if you are planning to do dream though, we’d try to do as much hifz of quran as possible before starting if not already hafiz. if you are a hafiz, then the options you listed should be good inshallah

  38. Abu Suhaib

    April 22, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    So if I know about 3 juzz, I should work on memorizing more. Could more details be given on the extra curricular topics that will be studied. For example in one video it was mentioned tajweed, divine speech topics, and tafseer were some extra topics. Will there be more?

  39. Abu Suhaib

    April 22, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Is there anyway a student can study the first 2 tracks the Quran and classical studies and stop the studies at a discounted rate? Those who have kids can get up to 12 weeks without pay of course for paternal or maternal leave. Kind of like famiy time.. This is fedral law.

  40. Sarah

    April 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    shariah program in toronto 2 mo summer intensive 350 canadian each month

    more info here

  41. farrukh

    May 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Assalamo alaikum

    Jazak Allah br. Nouman. Your lectures are very interesting, easy to understand and informative, Masha Allah.
    Are you also coming to Canada, since I live in Toronto and eager to take this course inshaAllah.

  42. Abdul Aziz

    May 23, 2010 at 12:38 PM


    What books are utilised to teach the Quranic Arabic module?

    And what classical texts are covered/used in module 2?

    jazakhallah khair

  43. Aslam

    August 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM


    If we provide all state of art facilities in Chennai, India – will you come here and host similar dream. Please share your interest in visiting Chennai as we’d like to invite you.

    Jazaakumullah khairan.

  44. Mansoor Mirza

    August 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    assalamu aliakum

    i live in greater Chicagoland area and i was just curious where is bayyinah institute located in the United States?

  45. anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    just wanted to post for those who were not able to go for the dream program that the shariah program is having its 6 month intensive starting this january. more info is available at their website

  46. Jasmine

    March 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Asalamu alaykum,

    i had a few questions im new to all of this, i only started embracing islam about 2 years ago(i was born into the religion tho). i never knew that such institutes even exist, atleast in the US. i live in NY, is bayyinah in NY? bc im not sure..also i would LOVE to take part in these classes/lectures but as i see these comments are from months ago. if i could get a response with any sort of feedback on this it’d be very much appreciated inshAllah.

    jazakullah khayr

    sister jasmine

  47. Jasmine

    March 15, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Asalamu alaykum,

    i had a few questions im new to all of this, i only started embracing islam about 2 years ago(i was born into the religion tho). i never knew that such institutes even exist, atleast in the US. i live in NY, is bayyinah in NY? bc im not sure..also i would LOVE to take part in these classes/lectures but as i see these comments are from months ago. if i could get a response with any sort of feedback on this it’d be very much appreciated inshAllah.

    jazakullah khayr

    sister jasmine

  48. Ali Khan

    May 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Assalam o Alaikum
    I am new in London and it seems like Bayyinah Institute don’t have any near plains of coming as-well so, Can you advise me any of good institute  from where I can start learning arabic, as I am new in London so don’t know much about.
    JazakAllah Khair.

    email id:

  49. Anam

    April 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters. I am a student of Quraan and am very interested to join the course, bi iznillah. But I wanted to know the approximate amount, inclusive of housing and food, that will be needed till the completion of the course. It’ud be really helpful if some one could provide me with the info. Jazakumullahu Khair.

  50. sofiakhan

    October 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    do we have an online course of bayyinah..
    Quran memorization or any other course.
    iam from india and want to learn with bayyinah

  51. Mona

    November 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    I heard about this program. Mashallah it is a great cause. I would like to know if there is any kind of scholarship for Hafizeen? Jazak.

  52. Fatheemaah

    January 30, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Is it possible to register and attend such a course online?

  53. Fatima hajat

    June 19, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    I would like to donate some of my zakat to go towards the new campus. Can u tell me if u except zakat donations and if u do where can I donate it?

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