The full timeline of our Quranic Arabic program

Where 'Understand: 5' is in the program:


In level 5, we will be covering verb families 5 to 10 as well as the Arabic science of 'Sarf'. 'Sarf' studies the patterns of Arabic words and their roots. The essential idea is that you can take one root (say علم, knowledge) and turn it into many words (عالم scholar, معلوم known quantity, تعليم teaching تعلم learning, etc).

You'll be learning how these roots occur in the Arabic language, and how to identify their patterns in order to increase your vocabulary and comprehend Quranic Arabic at a deeper level. We'll also be learning how to use modern methods of researching these roots in order to further our understanding. We will be applying this knowledge directly to the Qur'an, in order to see results when we read the Qur'an and hear it in our prayers.

Level 5 will cover verb families 5, 6, 7, 8, & 10, as well as a lot of Qur'an translation, with a focus also on practice. We will also be learning how to use Classical Arabic dictionaries to research words and meanings at a deeper level.

Course length:

There are 8 lessons altogether:

  • 8 two-hour lectures on the course materials
  • Recordings are available in full, or broken down into bite-sized lessons for easier understanding

*Recommended course completion time: Level 5 will take approximately 1 month to complete if you spend 20 minutes a day. Alternatively, you can complete all units in 20 hours, with time spent on homework and revision.


The homework will be to review the family tables and vocabulary words of the week in order to cement them in your memory. Each person has their own level of memory and familiarity, so some may not require any review and some may require more time to review.


Completion of Understand: 4.

For those coming from outside of Understand course: This means you recognize the first four Verb families, and the basic differences between the past, present, and commanding verbs. You also understand how fi'l and ism sentences are put together. You also understand the parts of a sentence (e.g. doer, adjectives, possession, etc).

Materials Required
Students Receive
A notebook & pen
Every recording
An internet connection
All materials used by the instructor
A computer / phone / tablet, with a working speaker
Direct access to instructors through a WhatsApp group

What comes after Understand: 5?

Understand: 6, where we will fill in the remaining concepts, before moving to Reading Classical Arabic Texts.

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What students are saying:


"I enjoyed identifying the root, family (forms was a bit difficult). I'm now able to understand the Arabic within Quran a bit better. Alhamdulillah! I also feel a little confident about learning and practicing on my own now."

About Your Instructor

Imam Adam Jamal

Founder of Quranic

Imam Adam Jamal is an Imam and Education Director at the largest masjid in Washington State, USA. He holds a degree and ijazahs in Islam as well as a Master's in Education. He loves that look when students start to understand the words of the Quran.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the classes live?

    The classes are all pre-recorded, so you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace. We do have a WhatsApp group where you can connect with your instructor and fellow students at any time.

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