Arabic Literature online course

arabic literature online course

Arabic literature is traced back to 2000 years ago, and it has come through eras of evolution.

This course is an introduction to Arabic literature, and it includes a selection of Arabic poets and prose which had prominence in classical Arabic literature from pre-Islamic poetry to recent times.

Hence, it fits students, who have an advanced level in the Arabic language in our Fluentarabi institute and arabic academy.

The approach of Arabic literature online course:

The Curriculum used in the course is Imam suaud’s university series in Arabic literature and it fits the students who passed the intermediate level in Arabic proficiency or have an advanced level and want to broaden their knowledge and study more specialized courses.

After completing the Arabic literature course online, the student will be able to

  • Understand the term poetry and its differentiation from prose and the role it plays in society.
  • Identify the prominent Arab authors and highlights their marks on the Arabic literature.
  • Have a sound education about Arabic poetry and the effects of the surrounding environment, including religion, politics, and ethics on its evolution.
  • Fathom the morphology of the Arabic language and the most frequently used syntactic structures.
  • Dig into the aesthetic aspects of Arabic poetry.
  • Understand the relationship between language literature and the culture of the age in which it emerged.

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What will you learn in the Arabic literature online course?

This course consists of three levels the following is modern Arabic literature syllabus: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

The first level:

The student will study Arabic literature from pre-Islam to Umayyad period.

Period Examples of what you’ll study
pre-Islam
  • Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma’s poetry
  • Proverbs
  • Amr ibn Kulthum’s poetry (Pride, enthusiasm)
  • Antarah ibn Shaddad’s poetry
  • Al Khansa’s poetry
  • The features of Arabic literature in this period
Islam
  • Omar ibn El Khattab speech
  • Hassan ibn Thabit’s poetry
  • Quran and hadith and their impact on Arabic literature and language
  • Prophet Mohammed’s message to Khalid ibn al-Walid
  • The features of Arabic poetry and prose in this period
Umayyad
  • Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibî Praising to Umayyad  dynasty
  • Al-Farazdaq- pride and Haga (هجاء)
  • Jamil Buthayna- Chast love
  • A message to parents-  Abd al-Hamid ibn Yahya al-Kati
  • The features of Arabic poetry and prose in this period

This second level:

The student will study Arabic literature from the Abbasid to Andalusian period.

Period         Examples of what you’ll study
Abbasid
  • The effect of Parisian culture on Arabic literature
  • Al Saffah’s speech when he ascended to power
  • abu al atahiya- ascetic preaching
  • ibn al Roumi- A blame for a friend
  • Al Bohtary – spring
  • Al-Mutanabbi and Sayf al-Dawla- praising
  • The features of Arabic poetry and prose in this period
Andalusian
  • Tarek ibn Ziad’s speech in the conquest of Andalus
  • al-ʿIqd al-Farīd (The Unique Necklace)-Ibn ʿAbd Rabbih
  • Abu al-Baqa ar-Rundi- Lament for Andalus
  • Ibn Zaydun- romantic poets
  • The features of Arabic poetry and prose in this period

The third level:

At this level, the student will study introduction to modern Arabic literature and examples of its manifestations.

Period         Examples of what you’ll study
The recent age
  •  Mahmoud Al-Baroudi- In serendib
  •  Ahmed Shawki- To the Youth
  • Taha Hussien- To my daughter
  • Khalil Mutran- Night
  • The story and play
  • The phases  and features of Arabic poetry and prose in this period

The duration of Arabic literature course

Arabic literature course consists of three levels and each takes approximately 6 months, which differs depending on the student’s acquisition capacity, language background, and how much he/she is passionate about learning the Arabic language.

We advise the student in this program to dedicate 3-5 times a week to this course until heshe masters it.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about this course

Why do we need to study Arabic literature?

Arabic literature is one of the entries of Arabic culture and a reflection of political, economic, and social life. On the other hand, it’s one of the best ways to learn the Arabic language and feel its beauty

Which is the best type of Arabic literature?

There is no era in which we can say Arabic literature is the best therein.  Literature is an art, and like all arts, it’s impacted by the surrounding environmental factors in each period… And that’s the reason why we study Arabic literature but what era is best? no one can judge, it fully depends on everyone’s taste in the Arabic language.

How can I learn Arabic literature?

You can read Arabic classic books or enroll in an Arabic literature course that will take you on an adventurous tour to feel the magnificence of the Arabic language and literature throughout all ages.

Why do we need to study Arabic literature?

Arabic literature is one of the entries of Arabic culture and a reflection of political, economic, and social life. On the other hand, it’s one of the best ways to learn the Arabic language and feel its beauty and get to know modern and classical Arabic.

Literature offers the reader a deep pleasure that is expressed in enriching his life on the moral and spiritual levels, in addition to imparting a comprehensive meaning that goes beyond the details of his daily life.

It also provides an opportunity for the individual to take a deep look at the different aspects of life. Accordingly, literature is able to change a person’s vision of life, whether through the valuable achievements made by writers that contributed to the advancement of the culture and concepts of society, or through their autobiographies in real Arabic literature, which shed light on their distinctive experiences that add to the experience of man and his culture.

Which is the best type of Arabic literature?

There is no era in which we can say Arabic literature is the best. Literature was present in pre-Islamic Arabia. Literature is an art form, and like all art, it’s impacted by the surrounding environmental factors in each period. And that’s why we study Arabic literature, but which era is the best? No one can judge.

It fully depends on everyone’s taste in the Arabic language. Individual creativity, authenticity of feeling, and fiction are some of the prominent phenomena associated with the modern concept of literature that will not be easily detected by an unaware reader in Arabic literature. Arabic literature, like other non-Western literature, is deeply rooted in its own tradition and can not be appreciated in any other way.

How can I learn Arabic literature?

You can read Arabic classic books or enroll in an Arabic literature course that will take you on an adventurous tour to feel the magnificence of the Arabic language and literature throughout all ages.Highlighting the beauty of Arabic literature and revealing its elements of originality and strength so that students will become more interested in it and in demand for it. Encourage the love of classical Arabic in the hearts of students, admire it, and realize the expressive wealth of the Arabic language.

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