Gateway to Arabic

Gateway to Arabic
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Cape Town Muslim Events
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: May 15, 2023 (8:15pm)
End Date: May 15, 2023 (9:30pm)
Cost: R945
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This course is specifically designed for complete beginners who want to learn how to recognize letters, correctly pronounce sounds, and even form words. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your Arabic experience!

This course is designed to help learners develop their ability in Arabic phonetics, specifically for the purpose of reciting the Qur’an and reading Arabic in general. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some previous experience with reading Arabic, this course will help you recognise the different letters of the alphabet and learn the correct pronunciation of Arabic letters and vowel sounds.

You’ll start by building your initial recognition and pronunciation skills and progress to forming words and groups of words. This course can also serve as an introduction to the Arabic language, providing a taster for students to further enhance their experience of Arabic.

What this course can do for you!

  • Develop a love of reciting the Qur’an
  • Recognise and distinguish between the physical shapes of different letters in all their different forms
  • Pronounce the letters correctly from their origins in the mouth or throat (makharij)
  • Begin to develop the ability to use the correct phonetics and accent in the Arabic language when speaking it or reciting the Qur’an, du’as, adhkar, or any other form of reading or recitation
  • Understand and apply the different vowel signs in conjunction with different letters while maintaining correct pronunciation
  • Be inspired to recite the Qur’an correctly, fluently, and beautifully, and continue studying the Arabic language
  • Recognise and pronounce words correctly and develop the ability to read
  • Develop some basic vocabulary in the Arabic language and understand some basic grammar concepts

There are no formal assessments at the end of the course. Instead, you’ll be provided with further practice guidance to build on the skills developed in this course and bridge any gaps or weaknesses remaining so that you can join the next available Tajweed or Arabic course at a higher level. This course can be studied online (streamed live)


Haafith Imaad Isaacs completed a major in Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town. He has been actively engaged in teaching Arabic from beginner to advanced audiences since 2011.  His online and in-person courses have attracted positive reviews for his engaging style of teaching and creating a motivating environment for students of all ages.

Completed Islamic Studies courses: full-time memorization of the Holy Qur’an (2004-2006, Cape Town), Qur’an
Melody Studies (2007-present, Medina & Cape Town), Islamic Personal Obligatory Knowledge (2011, Amman)

Date and Time:
  • Every Monday for 12 weeks [3 Months]
  • Starting 15th May 2023
  • 8.15 pm – 9.30pm
Investment: (per person)

➯ Once off payment of R945 per person (Early bird discount of R45)
➯ Three payments of R300 per person (Paid Monthly in advance)

  • Zoom Meeting Live
  • Sessions are also recorded to view after up to 1 Week

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