Arabic Grammar Level 3C

(Level Three C (Pre-Established) in Arabic Grammar
Learn Arabic to understand the Holy Qur’an and the Noble Hadith


Course Specification

“Ha Mim A revelation from the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy; a Scripture whose verses are made clear as a Qur’an in Arabic for people who understand” (41:1–3)

Al-Fakhr Ar-Rāzi said:
“Know that knowledge of the (Arabic) language, grammar, and morphology is a communal obligation (farḍ-kifāyah). This is because knowledge of the laws of Sharī’ah is obligatory (wājib) as a matter of consensus (ijmā’). Knowledge of the laws without knowledge of their proofs is absurd. It is necessary to know their proofs, proofs which trace back to The Book and Sunnah – both of which are reported in the language, grammar, and morphology of the Arabs. Therefore, knowledge of laws is dependent upon proofs, and knowledge of proofs is dependent on knowledge of the language, grammar, and morphology. Whatever is necessary to fulfil an absolute obligation (wājib muṭlaq) – and it is within grasp for the competent adult (mukallaf) – then that itself becomes obligatory. Therefore, (it follows) that knowledge of the language, grammar, and morphology are all obligatory (wājib).”


The course is aimed to cover in depth the supplements rules of Arabic Grammar. It is designed over 1 semester to comprehend and consolidate the accusative rules.

Level 3C course is taught mainly in Arabic with limited use of English, for explanations the rules only. There is a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, grammar and vocabulary. Class size is limited to 20 students to maximise interactive learning.


Grammar and linguistic structures

In the introductory level we will cover the following functions:

In this level students will learn the following Grammar topics:

  1. Types of pronouns
    • Attached nominative pronouns ضَمَائِرُ الرَّفْعِ الْمُتَّصِلَة
    • Detached nominative pronouns ضَمَائِرُ الرَّفْعِ الْمُنْفَصِلَة
    • Attached accusative pronouns ضَمَائِرُ النَّصْبِ الْمُتَّصِلَةِ
    • Detached accusative pronouns ضَمَائِرُ النَّصْبِ الْمُنْفَصِلَةِ
    • Genitive pronouns ضَمَائِرُ الْجَرِّ
  2. Issues related to Pronouns
    • when we should use the accusative pronouns as detached pronouns
    • order of the three pronouns
  3. Types of the De-Verbal Noun أَنْوَاعُ الْمَصَادِر
    • The Absolute Object الْمَفْعُولُ الْمُطْلَق
    • مَصْدَرُ الْمَرَّة
    • De-Verbal Noun of Manner مَصْدَرُ الْهَيْئَةِ
    • مَصْدَرُ الْمِيمِي
  4. Pattern of De-Verbal Noun of the verb (form I)
    • فَعِيل
    • فُعْل
    • فَعِل
  5. الْمَفْعُول لَهُ
  6. التَّمْييزُ
  7. الْحَالُ
  8. Exception الْمُسْتَثْنَى
  9. Ways to emphasis the verbs تَوْكِيدُ الْفِعْلِ
  10. Diptotes الْمَمْنُوعُ مِنَ الصَّرْفِ
  11. Adverbs
  12. The conditional sentences
  13. Definite and indefinite
  14. الْمُبْتَدأ والْخَبَر
  15. The use of لَعَلَّ
  16. The use of كَمْ
  17. The use of حَتَّى
  18. The use of إذا
  19. The use of لو
  20. The use of الْوَاو
  21. The use of إِمَّا and إِمَّا
  22. اسْمُ الْفَاعِل
  23. اسْمُ الْمَفْعُول
  24. اسْمُ الزَّمَان والْمَكَان
  25. اسْمُ الآلَة
  26. Passive verbs and Active verbs
  27. اسْمُ الْفِعْلِ
  28. The Broken Plural جَمْعُ التَّكْسِير

Vocabulary Areas

The vocabulary areas used in this level consists of common items occur in the everyday vocabulary of native speakers using the target language today in a range of predictable everyday areas. Also it is consists of common religious terms used in Fiqh. Some items may be glossed to aid students. Please consult the vocabulary detailed list for more information.


This course is aimed at students who have successfully completed level Three B with SAIS or a suitable equivalent.


The text book that will be used is ‘The Arabic Course of Madinah Islamic University for English Students, vol. 3 (chapter 27 – end of the book)’ by Professor V. Abd Al-Raheem. This text book will be given to each of the students on his/her first Arabic lesson. Other texts will also be used throughout the course to aid learning however it will not be necessary to buy these books or for SAIS to provide different textbooks as photo copies and handouts will be given out when different material is used by the teachers. Also electronic and short videos will also be used to help the students during the course.

Assessment and Homework

Homework will be given every lesson in order to help the student to connect with the subject, homework carries 48 % of the total end of level mark. The homework will be biased on particular exercises from the text book, as well as from surah Al-‘Araaf (Surah no 7). There will also be a mid-term assessment as well as the end of the course exam which carries 52 % of the total mark. This exam will be based on the reading and writing skills covered at this level.

Course References

There are many references to support students in this level, however, most of these references are in Arabic language. Please consult the detailed course references list. Here are some of these books,

  1. “Access to Qur’anic Arabic”
    (By AbdulWahid Hamid)
  2. “Mastering Arabic Grammar”
    (By Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar)
  3. “501 Arabic Verbs”
    (By Raymond P. Scheindlin)
  4. “Al-Arabiya Bayn Yadayk”
    (Arabic in Your Hands)
  5. “Qisas – an – Nabiyin”
    (By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
  6. “Al-Qiraat – ar – Rashida”
    (By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
  7. “Sirat – Khatim – an – Nabiyin”
    (By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi)
  8. “Mini English – Arabic & Arabic – English Dictionary”
    (By Wagdi Rizk Ghali)
  9. “Arabic – Arabic Dictionary”
    (By Al-Fakhr Ar-Raazee)
  10. “Arabic – English Dictionary”
    (Hans Wehr a dictionary of modern written Arabic)
  11. “Standard Arabic”
    (By Eckehard Schulz)
  12. “Arabic Verbs and Essential of Grammar”
    (By Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar)

SAIS provides all these references for sale for any student wishes to purchase them. These references are also available in the classrooms to be used by teachers and students.