Curriculum

The objective of the Dream Program is simple: to help students understand the Qur’an. Originally developed and taught by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, and further enhanced by the instructors of the Dream Program, the 9-month long Dream curriculum is the most in-depth and comprehensive Arabic program offered at Bayyinah, which results in the greatest retention and mastery.

All elements of the program lead directly to its main objective – developing an understanding of the Quran. Students will leave the program with the following:

  • 80%+ Quranic vocabulary
  • 90%+ grammatical construction used in the Quran
  • 95%+ morphological forms used in the Quran
  • The ability to access and read tafsir at an intermediate-advanced level

Students will also leave with introductory knowledge of the following:

  • Arabic rhetoric (البلاغة)
  • Parables in the Quran (الأمثال)
  • Basics of reasons for revelation (أسباب النزول)
  • Nuanced and accurate Quran translation

Take a look at the program schedule and course descriptions posted below for more detailed information.

Course Descriptions: View Dream Course Packet

Program Dates:

First Day of Class: September 10th, 2017
Last Day of Class: June 1st, 2018

Daily Schedule:

The Dream program classes run five days a week:
Monday through Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Every Friday there is an exam that covers the week’s material.

Each day is divided into four periods:

  1. Lecture
  2. Immersion
  3. Reading
  4. Drills

Course Materials:

The Dream Program’s original class materials are a key component of the program’s success. Students use a series of textbooks created specifically by the Dream Staff. During each module, students have a textbook, workbook and reader. These three elements are harmonized to solidify conceptual understanding, offer students an opportunity to apply these concepts, and strengthen their comprehension from day one.

Nahw | Grammar:

Sarf | Morphology:

Balagha | Rhetoric:

Arabic Reader:

 

Instructors & Staff

Guest Instructors