Nakhlah's signature course "Arabic Forensics" starts in August and runs until May. Applications for 2017-18 Arabic Forensics-level 1 are accepted from now till July 31st. Please scroll down below to see the course details and application.

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    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


    ​The course will focus on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Classical Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic is the standardized and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech across the Middle East, North Africa, and Horn of Africa. The Classical Arabic is used in Quran and other Islamic religious scriptures.


    • Ability to read and understand the Arabic text without tashkeel
    • Ability to write short paragraphs in Arabic
    • Comprehend the basic message of the Quran while listening to it
    • Converse briefly in Arabic


    Sisters who wish to further their studies in the field of Sacred Sciences.

    This course is best suited for you,
    • If you want to travel to Yemen, Jordan, Turkey, etc for advanced studies and want to have a good command of the Arabic language before traveling. OR
    • If you are a committed student and want to learn the Arabic Language besides your work or study schedule. OR
    • It has been a long time since you have studied Arabic and want to brush up your skills. OR
    • You have graduated from an Islamic Institute but still don't feel confident in Arabic. Please note that this is not to undermine the efforts of other institutes that are serving deen, our intention is to just fill in the gap, if there was any.

    NOTE: This is a Sisters only class.


    ​Have the ability to read the QURAN with basic tajweed rules


    ​Beginning from August 12, 2017 - May 5th, 2018, InshaAllah.

    Term 1
    August 12, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017

    Term 2
    January 6th, 2018- May 5th, 2018


    The Arabic language is composed of many sciences; however the course will focus on two essential sciences as follows:

    Nahw: (Arabic Grammar), is taught by using Lisan ul Quran Part 1. Two hours are dedicated every week for Nahw. Students are expected to thoroughly read the chapter and try to answer the exercises before attending the session.

    Sarf: (Morphology), is taught by using The Arabic Forensics workbook. Two hours are dedicated every week for Sarf on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST. Students are expected to review everything covered during the session.
    Course materials will be emailed to the students after registration.

    Please note that we will try our best to make sure that the students are practicing the concepts well enough during the sessions with the instructor in order to avoid giving homework, however it will require high degrees of punctuality and focus during sessions.

    In total, there will be 4 hours of live sessions every week that all students are required to attend. Nonetheless, students will have access to the recordings of all sessions.

    There will be a test at the end of each term.


    Term 1 Total: $500
    Term 2 Total: $600
    Tuition can be paid in full for the term or on a monthly basis 
    Financial aid is available. Please email us for further information. 

    Discount: 10% early bird discount will be given to those who register before July 10, 2017.


    Ustadha Nadia Salma was born in Hyderabad, Pakistan. After completing high school, she joined Jaamia Ayesha Siddiqua in Karachi in 1996. She spent six years in studying both conversational and literary Arabic and other Islamic sciences from the classical texts of Tafseer, Aqeedah, Tajweed, Hadith, Fiqh, Seerah, and Islamic history. After graduating in 2002 she started teaching Tafseer, Usul ut-Tafseer, Fiqh, conversational Arabic (Al-Hiwar), Arabic grammar, poetry, literature, and calligraphy at the same institute. She moved to the US in 2010, and co-founded the "Nakhlah Institute" for higher Islamic education. Ustadha Nadia Salma currently resides in Sharon, MA with her husband and kids.​

    Ustadha Ayesha Sultana spent her formative years at the Islamic School of Trenton NJ before deciding to dedicate herself to the memorization of the Quran. By the grace of Allah she completed her memorization in 2011 at the age of fifteen. The following year she enrolled in Nakhlah Institute as a full time student of the Islamic Sacred Sciences. At Nakhlah Institute, all the sacred sciences, including but not limited to, Arabic grammar, morphology, hiwār, hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, Aqeedah, and Quranic Exegesis (Tafseer) are taught using the original Arabic classical texts/sources to ensure their proper understanding. At Nakhlah, students study under the guidance of respected scholars and teachers possessing an unbroken chain of transmission which connects them to the early generations of Muslim scholars and ultimately to the Prophet Mohammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Ustadha Ayesha Sultana currently resides in Hamilton, NJ with her family and is actively involved in community service.


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    NOTE: The application for registration should be sent no later than July 31, 2017.

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


    In this course, students will embark on a comprehensive study of surah Al Kahf.

    The Tafseer of surah Al Kahf has been selected from Darul Qasim's Tafsir Archive. Its divided into 13 segments of almost 40 minutes length and in each segment Shaykh Amin kholwadia has explained 5-6 or 8-9 verses from surah Al KahfBased on the number of segments for Sheikh Amin's Tafsir, there will be a total of 13 sessions beginning from September 20 inshaAllah till Dec 20 on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00pm.

    The format of is as follows:

    1. All students are required to listen to one segment of Shaykh Amin's tafseer prior to the Arabic session on Tuesday.
    2. Nakhlah's instructor will explain the linguistic analysis of the verses covered by Shaykh Amin in the beginning few sessions until the students are able to do it on their own, then they will be required to do it.
    3. Students will be taught to read the tafseer of the same verses in Arabic from the pdf of التفسير الوجيز للدكتور وهبة الزحيلي (At Tafseer ul Wajeez).


    Successful completion of Arabic Forensics level 2 (intermediate) 

    Term 1: TBD


    Ustadha Nadia Salma


    Step 1 will allow the students to understand the context of the ayaat along with the lessons and principles that are derived from them. Also students will be able to learn the related ahaadith of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon Him.

    Step 2 will allow them to use the tools they have learned previously in Sarf and Nahw to unlock the meanings and cherish the beauty and depth of the divine speech.

    Step 3 will enable them gradually to read the Arabic text fluently and will expand their vocabulary and will provide them with an opportunity to comprehend various Arabic expressions.

    After the completion of surah Al Kahf, other surahs will be selected from Shaykh Amin's tafseer to be taught in the same way in Term 2 inshaAllah. 

    We ask Allah subhanahu wata'ala for tawfeeq and acceptance.