The Bayyinah Dream Program gets its name from a vision and dream to further the cause of the Quran. To start with, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan wanted to offer a Full-Time Arabic Program in the United States that rivals and surpasses study abroad programs. At the Dream program we are not just centered around learning Arabic, we are focused on learning and cherishing the language of the Quran. We aim to ensure that every aspect of Dream is unmatched in professionalism and quality. Students begin the Dream Program with minimal experience beyond the ability to read and write and by the end, students grow to understand the Quran as well as other classical and contemporary Arabic texts. We believe that every Muslim, male and female, should have the opportunity to connect with the words of Allah and eventually help others to connect as well. That’s our Dream for you.
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Dream 2014 Student
“Every part of my life has changed, from my eating and sleeping habits to the amount of Qur’an I can read and understand in a day. My forms of entertainment, value for time, respect and understanding of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an, and knowledge of my role in the Muslim community have been irrevocably and positively impacted.”
Dream 2012 Student
“The Dream program is all about the Qur’an. Even though we do things like conversation, essay writing, etc., at the essence of it all is Qur’an and Islam. Whatever we learn in Dream is basically what we need to have to be able to approach the Qur’an.”
Dream 2012 Student
“But what’s impossible to capture in an essay is the love that we found at Dream. We didn’t have a campus, we had a home. We weren’t classmates, we were brothers and sisters.”
Dream 2016 Student
I have greatly enjoyed my time at Dream. The immediate bond of brotherhood and common goals among students has made this year a huge success.
Dream 2016 Student
My experience at Dream has been amazing so far, Alhamdulillah. Each day, we learn more reasons to appreciate the Qur’an and the beauty of its language. Our teachers and TAs make class exciting for us, and they motivate us to aim higher. It has been an incredible couple of months Alhamdulillah.
The Dream program’s main focus is the Quran. Over 5.5 months, students gain the ability to linguistically analyze the Quran and understand the nuances involved in its translation. Students are also able to navigate basic Islamic texts and understand complex linguistic tools.
7:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
The Dream program has a dedicated team of qualified and trained instructors that facilitate student learning. Instructors provide students with individual attention in group sessions and after class hours.
6 Years and Counting
The Dream program was founded in 2010 and we are currently in the 6th year of running the program. We have worked on evolving every aspect of the program from its curriculum to its materials and activities.
Classical meets Contemporary
The program teaches both the classical Arabic of the Quran, Sunnah, and other Islamic texts and Modern Standard Arabic. Its teaching methodology is designed in recognition of the fact that most graduates will continue to live in non-Arab society but will still want to engage the Arabic language for spiritual and intellectual enrichment.
The Dream curriculum provides students the classical Arabic language skills necessary for further Islamic studies. The curriculum is designed to make complex Arabic grammar simple, easy, and fun! Graduates of the previously 9-month Dream program have continued their Islamic Studies at institutions such as IIUM (Malaysia), Qalam Institute, Zaytuna College, Nadwatul Ulama (India), SOAS (UK), and others. Many of them successfully tested out of 2+ years of Arabic requirements.
Over the past 6 years, the Dream faculty has developed focused materials that cater to the goals of the program. Students are provided with the Dream program’s textbooks, workbooks, Arabic reader, and more.