with Ahmed Manway
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Developed specifically for followers of Sidi in the Shadhiliyya tariqa, students of this course will learn to read, write and pronounce the Arabic that has been taught so far at USHS in healings, qualities, and the Qur’an class.
Many of the exercises and examples come from practicing how to connect the Arabic Alphabet (Adawt al-rab’t), with readings and writings from both modern and classical spiritual texts. Students will also explore specific topics in learning the Arabic alphabet through the beautiful names of Allah as well as Qur’anic ayats which are customarily used for healing.
By reviewing and going into greater depth in the treatment of these topics, the course will provide students with greater understanding of how the language works and give you a solid foundation for further studies in Arabic. Class sizes are capped, so register early to ensure your spot!
As we know, sound is vibration which arrives at the ear, transfers to signals in the brain, and affects the cells vibration. When a patient listens to the Qur’an, its vibration positively affects the vibration of his cells which adjust them to their normal rate with which Allah created them. This is because the Qur’an is distinguished with a unique harmonious rhythm that does not exist in any other speech.
From “Gift of Healing” by Sidi Al-Jamal
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
The Arabic Alphabet
We will be introducing the Arabic Alphabet, and growing more familiar with the shapes, pronunciation, and positions of the Arabic letters in words. We will also explore the “Separated/Connected” aspect of the Arabic alphabet.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:
Brother Ahmed Manway, a native Arabic speaker, hails from Cairo, Egypt, where he spent the first half of his life. He started his Qur’anic studies at age 10, when he spent 4 years studying in Saudi Arabia. His studies included reading and writing Quranic Arabic, Tajweed Quranic recitation, and memorization of the Qur’an. He received his bachelors degree in Commerce from Ain Shams University in Cairo before emigrating to the United States.
For the past ten years he has been working as an accountant in LA. He carries a deep love and respect for the guidance and wisdom of the Qur’an, and is passionate about helping others to read the Qur’an. He has great himma to assist the sincere seeker to deepen their relationship with the Qur’an so that they can begin to read and recite Qur’an from the Arabic calligraphy, allowing the sounds to enter and transform the heart. He believes in a collaborative approach to learning, and has great patience with the beginning student.