“The teachers are very supportive, extremely patient and very open to any questions or challenges. The classes are very interactive, never boring. I would highly recommend this course for those who studied ‘alimiyya and had a long gap in between and would like to relearn and refresh. You are never too old to learn.
I am definitely looking forward to the release of the other levels of Sibawayh to join and learn further Insha’Allah.
“Before I started I was scared to tackle Arabic text without harakat, but now I feel confident to pick up any Arabic book and read. My awareness of the grammar when reading new text has improved a lot, I'm not afraid to read anymore.
I would recommend this course to others as it really pushes your ability and helps you gain the confidence to explore Arabic books on your own, the teachers encouragement and their passion for the language pushes you to really challenge yourself.
“I am very grateful to Whitethread Institute for the Sibawayh programme. It was a great refresher for Arabic grammar and it expanded my knowledge of the Arabic language, as we applied our knowledge to a range of Arabic texts. I especially enjoyed studying balagha (rhetoric), which revealed the richness and depth of Arabic as a language, especially the language of the Quran. The teachers were very supportive and encouraging and taught the lessons based on the students’ pace. As a teacher myself, this course made me feel more confident in my abilities and I was able to incorporate what I had learnt into my own teaching. Being surrounded by scholars and students at Whitethread, I felt that I was part of a community that sincerely believes, and puts into practice, the fact that further educational development of Alimiyyah graduates is necessary to make us effective teachers and leaders.”
“Alhamdulillah, I have benefited greatly from the Sibawayh course. I enrolled in the course hoping to "fill any gaps" in my understanding of Arabic grammar, but I gained much more than that alhamdulillah. This course has made me aware of my weaknesses and has given me a chance as well as the tools to improve them. I think the small class sizes and student-centered nature of the course also contributes to this greatly. The most commendable part of this course for me has been the diversity of the content and the interdisciplinary approach the instructors employ when teaching us. This not only helped me in my reading fluency but also expanded my understanding of Arabic literature. ”
“I am hugely grateful to Whitethread Institute for the spiritual care and companionship I was always blessed from all our respected teachers with such an auspicious year. I have hugely benefited from my teachers and will forever be in debt with the knowledge and techniques they have passed. I feel studying this course has really opened up my mind and allowed me to brush up areas I had passed through or forgotten during my alimiyyah course. This course has really made me intellectually understand various concepts of Arabic grammar. ”
“The teachers are super helpful and go above and beyond to support us. Overall my experience has allowed me to really excel in understanding the Arabic language with confidence.”
“Whitethread institute Islamic courses are an excellent and innovative approach to fill the gap and deficiencies in learning through the traditional Darse Nizami course. It is a haven for the inquisitive students of knowledge who would like to further their knowledge or refresh it, after having qualified some time ago and return to the blessed path of seeking knowledge. For me, this has been an excellent way to fill in the gaps of my current part-time Adult Alim course in the most efficient way. The teachers are well qualified and hardworking and make learning interactive as well as informative. The flexibility of online learning with recorded videos help to cater for busy working adults like me in their own times. I would highly recommend this to every seeker of knowledge.”
Faraz Imran, UK