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Quranic Concepts Workshops - 2017

With the help of Allah, we are planning to start the "Quranic Concepts" course within the following weeks. This course is a series of three books, each containing roughly 20 lessons. Each lesson will be a roughly one-hour session.

Methodology of the Class:

The aim of this course is to learn the Vocabulary and Grammar of the Book of Allah through the root-words used in the Holy Quran. The class is interactive where the student learns to tackle the verses under the supervision of the teacher. The class has been taught to over 200 students ranging from 12 years of age to 55 years of age with an extremely high success rate. The class will include games and activities especially designed as a means of practicing the material taught in the class. It is a requirement that those who attend are able to read and right Arabic words on a very basic level.

What You Will Learn:

Learn 80% of the vocabulary of the Qur'an within approximately 50 lessons

Learn basic Arabic grammar

Learn Aqaidi and Akhlaqi concepts through Qur'anic vocabulary

Learn the initial meanings of the roots words (the meanings of which have developed over time)


The class will be held once a week on Saturdays, before the commence of Saturday School at around 4:30 pm. The students are required to be present at IEC San Antonio for the class. The classes will be recorded. However, the recording will be used only for rare situations where a student is not able to physically attend the class. There will also be a half hour review session which will take place online during the week. The exact starting date will be announced after participants have signed up and the books have been received iA.


There is a $75 fee per person for participating in the classes (approximately 20 class sessions and 20 review sessions), as well as a $10 fee for purchasing the book for the class. For a family of two or more who attend the class, the fee will be reduced to $50 per person. However, in the situation that a brother or sister is not able financially to pay the class fee, they can communicate with H.I. Mahdi Rastani directly (in person or through email) and the fee can be waived. As a policy, we do not turn anyone away from the Quran due to their financial situation. We would be more than happy for you to participate in the classes even if paying is not possible for you.

How to Sign Up:

Those who are interested in signing up can send an email to The email should contain your first and last name, age and phone number. Please make sure to include all of this info in your email.

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact H.I. Mahdi Rastani at:

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