Arabic and Islamic Studies Course Offerings


Spring 2024

Jan 8 to May 26 (excluding Ramadan)



B-PCS001: Arabic ISaturdays, 9:30am to 11:30am

Prerequisite: Quran reading fluency

This course introduces students to Arabic morphology (ṣarf) and Arabic syntax (naḥw) concurrently with practical application of newly learned concepts through various Quranic verses and Hadith.

Morphology: Students will potentially learn all the categories of regular verb forms (mujarrad).  In one semester, through the study of morphology students will be able to derive over 70 meanings of any regular verb which will be multiplied each semester.
Syntax: Students will be introduced to the essentials of Arabic syntax through the instructor’s lectures with textual study and supplementary exercise questions. By the end of the course, students will have the introductory knowledge of the science of syntax and will be able to identify declinable (muʿrab) and indeclinable (mabnī) words while also gaining a general knowledge of grammatical states of words in the Arabic language.
This course is taught by Mawlana Ismaael Iqbal.
The first day of the course is Saturday, January 13. 

PCI198: Fiqh of Fasting and HajjSaturdays, 9am to 11am

Saturdays, 9am to 11am

The instructor will teach all the fiqh rulings and details related to Ramadan and fasting (before Ramadan).  After Ramadan, the fiqh rulings related to Hajj will be taught, insha Allah.

The objective of the course is to provide a thorough understanding of the fiqh rulings in order for the students to improve their relationship with Allah through ‘ibadah with knowledge of worship according to the hanafi madhhab.

This course is taught by Mufti Sajid Ali

PCI198: Select Aphorisms of Ibn 'AtaillahSaturdays, 11am to 1pm

Saturdays, 11am to 1pm
Ibn ‘Ata’ Illah’s (658AH – 709AH)  Book of Aphorisms (al-Hikam al-’Ata’iyyah) is one of his most well-known works. Being one of his earlier compositions, it comprises what is contained in the lengthier and shorter works regarding spirituality with greater clarity and concision. Commentators have mentioned that the Hikam comprises four sciences of spirituality: the science of admonition and reminding, purifying spiritual works and acquiring the inner virtues, realization of spiritual states (ahwal) and stations (maqamat), and knowledge bestowed from the Divine Presence.
In this course, the instructor will delve into select aphorisms to introduce the student to the four sciences with the objective of presenting a sunni Islamic worldview.
This course is taught by Shaykh Arsalan Haque

B-PCS011: Arabic Lab ISaturdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Corequisite: B-PCS001

Students will be immersed in learning the application of the grammatical concepts that are being studied in PCS001 (Arabic I) through textual reading and class discussions.

This course is taught by Mawlana Ismaael Iqbal.

The first day of the course is Saturday, January 13. 

Registration for Spring 2024 is now closed. Please contact us via the contact form below to request late registration for any courses.

Course Fees

Course Fee (per course)
B-PCS001: Arabic I $380
PCI198: Fiqh of Fasting and Hajj $310
PCI198: Select Aphorisms of Ibn ‘Ataillah $310
B-PCS011: Arabic Lab I $200


Interested in learning more about being a full-time DFW scholarship student at Darul Qasim College Main Campus?

The Quran Recitation Programs

LEVEL I: The Requirements Program

Focus: Qurʾān Reading / Recitation

This program is designed for students who have yet to learn how to “read”
from the muṣḥaf.

LEVEL II: The Enhancements Program

Focus: Qurʾān Reading / Recitation

This program is designed for students whose goal is to recite the Qurʾān with
all the general rules of Tajwīd. Tajwīd is to recite the Qurʾān in the manner
it was recited by the Prophet Muhammad , which is necessary for every

LEVEL III: The Advancements Program

Focus: Qurʾān Memorization – Full-time or Part-time Program

The objective of this level is to:
1. Complete the reading of the Qurʾān under the guidance of the
2. Memorize the Qurʾān under the guidance of the instructor
3. Gain ijāzah (teaching certification) or shahādah (completion
certification) by completing the recitation of the Qurʾān (from
memory or reading), linking the reciter to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ



The Importance of Theology in the USA

A presentation by Dr. Muhammad Stodolsky
Saturday Feb 24th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM 
Multi Purpose Hall @ Valley Ranch Islamic Center (VRIC) Dallas, TX
351 Ranchview Dr, Irving, TX 75063
Registration Cost

About Dr. Muhammad Stodolsky

Chair, Department of Theology

Dr. Muhammed Volkan Yildiran Stodolsky was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his undergraduate education at Bates College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors in History. As a Beinecke fellow, he completed his M.Phil. degree in Classical and Medieval Islamic History at Oxford University. At the University of Chicago, he studied in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, completing an M.A. degree and his Ph.D. dissertation, which was accepted with honors. In 2008, he traveled to Syria as a Fulbright fellow to conduct research concerning the Ḥanafi school of Islamic law.

Dr. Muhammed had the opportunity to study classical Islamic texts with Arab, Turkish, and Indian ʿUlamāʾ. In Damascus he benefited from the lessons of Shaykhs Dr. Nur al-Din ʿItr and Dr. Isam Eido, the blind scholar Hassan al-Hindi, and Muhammad Naʾīm al-Araqsusi. In Istanbul, he learned from Shaykhs Mehmet Savas, Ahmet Akin Cigman, Seyyid Ahmet Gezer, Seyyid Abdurrahman Balca, and Abdurrahman Ercan Elbinsoy. Since 2005, he has continued to study with Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia. He has received ijāzāt from Shaykhs Mohammed Amin Kholwadia, Dr. Nur al-Din ʿItr, and Samir al-Nass. Dr. Muhammed’s research interests include Islamic law and legal history, historiography, the instrumental Islamic sciences (syntax, semantics, logic, and rhetoric), Hadith and its methodology, Islamic theology (especially the Māturīdī school), Sufism, and Islamic bioethics. He teaches courses on Arabic, Islamic Law, and Islamic Theology.

Read more about Dr Stodolsky’s publications

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