New Book Introduces Diverse Methods of Learning and Teaching the Language of the Qur’an

Qur'anic Arabic: Delve and Dive in the Language of the Qur’an is an introduction to the language and the rich culture and artistic expressions of the Qur’an

Senior Lecturer of Arabic at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Division of Arts and Humanities Nasser Isleem has co-authored a new book titled Qur’anic Arabic: Delve and Dive in the Language of the Qur’an with Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tayseer Seminary and Imam Khalid Shahu. The book, now available on Amazon, is dedicated to learning and teaching the language of the Qur’an at the intermediate level.

The diverse range of multimedia engaged in the book, including lessons on the Qur’anic recitation, Hadith, lessons on Arabic poetry, and calligraphy, introduces students not only to the language of the Qur’an but also the rich culture and artistic expressions that are part and parcel of how the Qur’an is experienced.


“Learning is an active process. Students are not able to learn much by only listening to their instructors and memorizing pre-packaged assignments. They must be able to talk about it, write with it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives; they need to make learning a part of themselves. For all these reasons, this book, which is one of three volumes and the second volume that focuses on the intermediate level, adopts the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines and centralizes the five C’s (communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities) in the teaching of its content. It builds on what the learner knows at a certain proficiency level and creates communicative activities that reinforce such knowledge and background."

Senior Lecturer of Arabic Nasser Isleem

The combination of the book’s communicative approach, its consistent emphasis on the vocabulary and diction of the Qur’an, and the engagement of all language skills through a wide range of exercises lend a comprehensive coverage to the book that is unique and unprecedented in the field. To purchase the book, please click here.