Monday, September 21, 2015

The IRC to be closed for Eid Al-Adha

In observance of Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim holiday following the Hajj pilgrimage, the Islamic Resource Center will be closed Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, the 26th. We will return to regular operating hours Sunday, September 27th. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall Arabic Program

Sign up now for the Fall Arabic classes! This summer we started our first regular Arabic classes for middle and high school students. Now we are expanding them. In addition to middle and high school students, we will also be having classes for adults. These are thirteen-week sessions held every Sunday here, at the Islamic Resource Center.

Middle and high school students are still required to have some Arabic background prior to the class and have taken the summer course offered here or take a special weekend review seminar September 12-13th. For those middle and high schoolers new to the program, a special survey must be completed regarding their experience with Arabic prior to acceptance.

The Adult Arabic Class is a thirteen week class open to anyone interested in the Arabic language. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning, whether or not you have experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. Sign up now because space is limited and we won't be having another beginners' Arabic class for probably another year.

Classes stress modern spoken and written Arabic rather than Qur'anic Arabic. Tuition for the adult session is $160. Middle and high school tuition is $220. The textbook is not included in price of tuition. Successful completion of the course will result in a certificate of achievement.