“Indeed, we have sent it down, as an Arabic Quran, so that you may understand.”
Chapter (12) Sūrat Yūsuf (Joseph), Verse 2
A language is a living organism, and the Arabic language is no exception. Arabic is the religious language of 1.8 billion Muslims, and Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world.
Our methodology at Colombo institute of theologians is to bring the classical Quranic Arabic to life. Over the years, our institute has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Quranic exegesis, Hadith, Fiqh, History and classical and modern Arabic literature.
The first 3 years of our syllabus consists of a structure, which covers subjects such as applied Arabic, Nahw (Grammar), Sarf (Morphology), and Balagha (Rhetoric) during the first two years grammar and morphology are taught in English in order to help students grasp the subject with the correct understanding. As stages progress, student achieve a proficiency in the language as they are exposed to text and applications through the study of Arabic literature, rhetoric and pre-Islamic poetry.