You still have not learnt Arabic and can’t understand Quran with clarity, but always dreamed about it?
You see many people around you who can read and understand Arabic: your friends, colleagues, relatives…
But you are still not there… You may have spent some time learning it, but the results are far from what you were expecting. You feel like you want to grow and progress, becoming a better Muslim and a more educated person; you must do something about it. But at the same, time you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
Days pass. Week after week, month after month, and no changes. I know what this feels like. And I know what to do about it.
My name is Kareem Maliki, and I have learnt Arabic on my own in two years. I have been tutoring language since 2009, and since then I’ve never had a failed student.
My students are from different backgrounds, countries, of different ages, but there is something that unites them all. They found a way to learn Arabic that is enjoyable, exciting and motivating to continue. And most importantly, they are happy with the method they’ve chosen, because they see the results. And yes, many of them were in the same state you are in now.
The main reason why you get stuck in this state is not having a clear vision. Instead, you have only a set of memorized grammar rules, words, sentences. But there is a big difference between “I have memorized X grammar rules, and I have Y words in my vocabulary” and “I can read in Arabic and understand it”.
The truth is even if you memorize everything that has been said and written in Arabic, you will not master the language. Because a language is not everything that has been said in it. A language is everything that can be said in it. This is why you can be memorizing grammar and words for ten years, but a five years old Arab child will have better Arabic than you. You have been learning what has been said, but the child knows what can be said. So he becomes a native language speaker, and you continue being a foreigner.
Of course, you can continue memorizing particular grammar rules and separate expressions, hoping that one day the quantity will somehow turn into quality. You can continue gathering study content from different sources: a bit from this book, a bit from that video… You can continue trying to put all these pieces of information together in your head. That’s what most people do, and this approach is clearly not working. It does not work because your unconscious knows that this method does not work, so it refuses to give you energy for your unproductive study. Of course, you can force yourself to sit and study, the same way you force yourself to do something you hate doing.
But very soon, your psychic energy levels will go low, and you will end up feeling lazy, procrastinating, bored and demotivated. You will stop your studies, and very soon you will forget most of what you’ve learnt. At a certain point, you may even decide that Arabic is a too difficult language for you.
So today I have remembered myself at the beginning of the learning journey, and I asked myself: what would help me the most at that time? And suddenly I realized what I needed most back then…
A study program that makes me think in Arabic, not just learn new words and grammar rules. A curriculum that explains all the concepts step-by-step, from the simplest to the more advanced ones. An approach that allows me to apply what I learnt and begin appreciating Arabic and Quran right at the beginning of my studies. And whenever I have a question, I should be able to get quick and clear answers, so I could continue learning with confidence, without doubts or uncertainty. And at the same time, I want to enjoy the process of learning, not being overwhelmed by the workload or stressed from constantly trying to catch up. Back then, I needed a method that makes the studies not about boring memorizations but motivates me to move further into the depths of the Arabic language and the Book of Allah. After realizing what I needed most in the past, I have prepared this course and made it available for everyone to join.