Respect Graduate School Presents Its


A One Year Program For Enhancing Reading and Understanding of the Qur’an

In order to enhance Qur’anic Literacy in our society, Respect Graduate School proudly launches a one-year fully online program that leads to the Qur’an Certificate. The certificate consists of two courses in Qur’anic Arabic to enable students to undertake their personal journey with the Qur’an in its original language.

Qur’anic Arabic in two installments is designed for English speaking students who want to learn the language of the Qur’an. It aims to teach the students the basic structures of Arabic grammar, the Qur’anic vocabulary, and how to use Arabic-English dictionaries. It further improves reading skills in classical texts. Given the unique nature of Qur’anic Arabic, this course will also develop the student’s familiarity with Qur’anic words and phrases as they were perceived in their original setting by the first interlocutors of the Qur’an and as they acquired new meanings or nuances in the Qur’anic terminology and phraseology.

The course will have multiple steps and packages. During these steps, the students will get to know the linguistic, aesthetic, and social character of the Qur’anic Arabic. The students will not start ahead, of course, by learning about the poetical aspects of the Qur’an, yet, even the early steps will prepare the student to get the most accurate sense of the language by which the Qur’an made its miraculous impact across time and space.

We will follow the book Arabic Through the Qur’an by Alan Jones. This book covers all lexical and grammatical aspects that we see in the Qur’an. All examples are taken from the Qur’an. During the course, we will make use of Arabic dictionaries (with various translations, such as English and Turkish) so that the student will be able to trace the development of the classical Arabic vocabulary, sound patterns, poetical aesthetics and conventions into the whole sense of Qur’anic language.

Convenient Structure!

  • Fully Online Program!
    • The fully online program provides great convenience for the students to finish the whole program without relocating.
  • A Year Long Program!
    • The whole program is designed to be finished in two semesters, namely Fall and Spring.
  • Moderate Tuition!
    • Each class is only $500 for 12 weeks of instruction!
  • High Quality Education!
    • Students will learn from knowledgeable and highly qualified professors.

Courses and Schedule:

Fall Semester 2020:

Instructor: Hilmi Okur
Dates: September 7 – December 2, 2020 (Oct. 19-25 Winter Break)
Days: Every Monday and Wednesday
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST (New York Time)

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Spring Semester 2021:

Instructor: Hilmi Okur
Dates: January 18 – April 14, 2021
Days: Every Monday and Wednesday (March 1-7 Spring Break)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST (New York Time)

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