This course consists of the following material below:
You need to be able to read and write the Arabic script as a base for learning Arabic as a language and for further study of the Qur’an. The Arabic script is phonetically precise and easy to learn and teach. MELS books, charts and audio materials make this process easy and enjoyable. Reading the Qur’an beautifully is both science and art.
For the reading of the Arabic script, there is the MELS Starter Pack which includes an Alphabet Poster with an accompanying Alphabet Song CD, and an Alphabet Flashcards Pack.
For reading the Qur’an, we recommend Graded Steps in Qur’an Reading which uses the ‘Uthmani script of the Madinah Mus-haf, beautifully written by the Damascene calligrapher, Uthman Taha.
There is a Teacher’s/Self-Study Edition with full explanatory notes in English and a Students’ Edition.
Each Unit and each line of text is numbered. This makes it easy to follow recording and text and is particularly helpful for both classroom teaching and individual use. The recording is done on CDs, each Unit is on a separate track. You can thus go to a Unit and repeat it as often as necessary.
The Arabic script is a quintessential part of Islamic art. Learn the basics of calligraphy using the MELS Easy Steps in Arabic Handwriting Workbooks. See how words are formed from individual letters, trace, copy, compose words, write from dictation.
A Summary Chart shows the Arabic letters in all their forms, with standard English equivalents and as they appear in words.
The Majidi script
As many individuals, madrasahs and mosques still use the Qur’an in the Majidi script common in the sub-continent, MELS is continuing to produce the Easy Steps in Qu’ran Reading (Teacher’s/Self-study and Pupils’) books. These books are accompanied by two CDs. They can also be used with the Starter Pack materials and the Easy Steps in Handwriting Workbooks.
Recommended link for Qur’an recitation and memorisation: www.reciter.org