Quranic Arabic Course
Upper Marlboro/Five Lights Cohort


Special Online Pre-Ramadan Heart of the Quran (Ya Sin) Learning Module
Tuesdays: April. 3rd - May. 1st
7:00 - 8:00pm - with Ustadh Syed Omair

Level 1A: Summer Semester
Tuesdays: July. 10th - Oct. 2nd
7:00 - 8:15pm - Grammar and Morphology
8:30 - 9:30pm - Reading (Du'a' Excerpts)

Level 1B: Fall Semester
Tuesdays: Oct. 9th - Jan. 22nd, 2019
7:00 - 8:15pm - Listening and Writing
8:30 - 9:30pm - Reading (Shama'il Excerpts)

*all times listed are EST


learn from home

All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Classes are live and interactive, with students being able to speak directly to the instructor and fellow students.



Take advantage of a virtual classroom with answer keys, class recordings, quizzes to track progress, and live instructor support when you need it most.



Meet your learning cohort through study sessions and social gatherings, in addition to learning seminars with visiting Fawakih instructors.



Ustadh Syed M. Omair is a Senior Instructor in Arabic who has taught hundreds of students from many countries across the globe. He founded an institution to teach Arabic online and has years of experience engaging and teaching students virtually. Previously, he served as a distinguished faculty, curriculum developer, and textbook writer in the department of Classical Arabic at Qasid, a premiere Arabic language institute in Jordan. Given his expertise in the Arabic language, he has served as an editor, preparing several Arabic/English publications. 

Ustadh Umair has received permission to teach in the sciences of Tajwid (Qur'anic recitation), Shafi'i Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Aqidah (Theology), Mantiq (Logic), Usul Al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic Law), Tafsir (Qur'anic exegesis), Hadith and Shama'il (Prophetic narrations and description), and Tazkiyah (Spirituality), having sat with renowned experts from around the world. He is especially fond of teaching the Shama'il and connecting students to the Prophet and his blessed family, peace and blessings be upon them. Students love the creativity, passion, and lucidity to his instruction of the Arabic language.

Ustadh Syed holds a degree in Religious Studies from Stony Brook University where he studied under William Chittick. He resides in Northern Virginia, near the Fawakih headquarters, with his wife and son.