Arkview Basic 

Introduction to the Program

 

We all love being part of a community, and increasingly, we're also involved in online communities. At Safina Society, we want to foster a group of people united by nothing other than the love of deen. Nothing is sweeter than gathering for the sake of Allah and learning how to draw near to Him. The Arkview Basics track is for beginners, teaching Arabic, prayer, and Quran from scratch in a lighter manner. There are courses available for all ages - kids, teens, and adults. Stay connected to the deen with loosely organized and relaxed sessions.

 

See our Spring 2022 list of classes below.

Meet the Instructors

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 Dr.  Shadee Elmasry

Dr. Shadee Elmasry began studying the traditional sciences rigorously at age eighteen. He studied in Yemen, Mecca and Madina, London and Cairo under several veteran ulama. He studied Arabic Maliki fiqh, usul, aqida and suluk. Dr. Elmasry received a masters and PhD in religious studies, completing his masters thesis at The George Washington University and his PhD at The University of London, SOAS on Da’wa in the Works of Imam Abd Allah bin Alawi al-Haddad. Currently, he has found his way back home as Scholar in Residence and Director of Education at the New Brunswick Islamic Center in New Jersey. He is also the founder and head of Safina Society—an institution dedicated to disseminating Ahl al-Sunna & Jama knowledge live and online.

SPRING 2022
Online Live Courses



1 Arabic for Kids
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 10. All sessions recorded.
• The course is a practical application of the Arabic language and utilizes a method intended for native speakers at the elementary stages in their education.
• Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Mansur Kaps

The History of the Abbasids
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 13. All sessions recorded.
• This course will approach the history of the Abbasids and the manner in which they shaped much of Islamic history. 
• Schedule: Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Hamzah Raza

Sira in Czech
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 9. All sessions recorded.
• The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic story-line and the most important events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, SAW in the Czech language. 
• Schedule: Sunday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
• Teacher: Kristian Yassin Dembicky

Sira in Spanish
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 9. All sessions recorded.
• This course will teach Seerah in the Spanish language. 
• Schedule: Sunday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
• Teacher: Alvaro Musa Franco

Islamic History for Tweens
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 11. All sessions recorded.
• This course will cover Islamic history from the time of the rightly guided caliphs to the late Ottoman empire.
• Schedule: Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST
• Teacher: Ryan Gyllenhammer

6 Fiqh Essentials: Pre-teens to Young Adults
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 9. All sessions recorded.
• This course takes an in depth look at the pillars of Iman & Islam, with a heavy emphasis on prayer and purification, and followed by manners and the rights of parents.
• Course spans three terms (Fall, Spring, Summer)

• Schedule: Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
• Age: 11+ including adults
• Teacher: Hala Amer

7 Maliki Fiqh: Ibn Ashir Part 2
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 11. All sessions recorded.
• This class is a continuation of our study of Ibn Ashir - a 300 line poem in Aqida, Fiqh, and Tassawuf. 
• Schedule: Tuesday, 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM EST
• Teacher: Dr. Shadee Elmasry

8 Hanafi Fiqh of Worship
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 9. All sessions recorded.
• This course will cover the Fiqh rulings of the Hanafi Madhhab.
• Schedule: Sunday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
• Teacher: Mufti Niaz Hannan

9 Fortress of Faith for Teens
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 12. All sessions recorded.
• Students will learn the fundamentals of a Muslim's beliefs, or 'aqida.
• Schedule: Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST 
• Age: 14-17 (high schoolers)
• Teacher: Meurad Osman

10 Intro to Arabic Grammar in Forty Lessons
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live year-round. Grammar recordings are already up.
• The most foundational elements of grammar are covered, followed by reading passages read by the students. Upon completion of the forty lessons, we begin reading them all over again. The practice readings however, are always different.
• Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM EST
• Teacher: Jomo Ali

11 Interactive Tajwid
• On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 15. All sessions recorded.
• This course will begin with covering the basics and fundamentals of the science of Tajwid followed by theory and practice sessions to learn the proper pronunciation of the Arabic alphabet and the rules of Tajwid.
• Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 AM- 12:15 PM EST
• Teacher: Nuh Saunders

12 Sira for Kids
•On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This course is live starting January 9. All sessions recorded.
• Schedule: Sunday, 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM EST
• Teacher: Muin Saiyed

13 Women's Book Club
On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. This class is currently on pause until further notice. We will send updates once it resumes.
All sessions will be virtual. This class will be held once per month.

• Book information is posted on the Google Classroom for this class.
• Teacher: Sherine Aboelezz

14 Men's Book Club
On Arkview+ & Arkview Basic. Sessions will be held virtually, and will be held on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM EST. 
• Book information is posted on the Google Classroom for this class.
• Teacher: Ali Ben Saad

Plus over 55 pre-recorded classes.

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 Pre-Recorded  Courses

Ashmawiyya Maliki Fiqh

Harun Saleh

A Muslim in today's world is between a rock and a hard place: the world is corrupted, and we need to stay away from all the evil. However, as human beings we need company; we need to be around people. Islam is a social religion that must be practiced alongside family, friends and communities. So how do we balance all of this? This seven hour course aims to cover the ins and outs of this delicate balance.

Stories of the Prophets

Youssra Kandil

Storytelling has been one of the most natural and effective methods of teaching since the beginning of time. What could be better stories than those of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran from which we can learn and take valuable lessons to live by? In this course we will travel through time and develop an understanding of how each Prophet came to continue the message of the one before.

Virtues of Seclusion

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

A Muslim in today's world is between a rock and a hard place: the world is corrupted, and we need to stay away from all the evil. However, as human beings we need company; we need to be around people. Islam is a social religion that must be practiced alongside family, friends and communities. So how do we balance all of this? This seven hour course aims to cover the ins and outs of this delicate balance.

Remembrance of God

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

How frustrating is it not being able to access knowledge directly from its Arabic sources? This course takes you through the text word for word, while also discussing the content. So this is not just Arabic. If you don't know Arabic at all, you will still benefit from the commentary. This is how the screen looks, as the sections we go over are highlighted and specific words are marked.

World of Angels

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Shaykh Abd al-Hamid Kishk gathers every verse and hadith about angels, as well as false stories and myths about them in this iman-raising work.

Short Suras Explained

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Power of Surat al-Fatiha, hallmarks of the Meccan suras, causes of revelation, the five points of Tawhid in Surat al-Ikhlas, Vivid descriptions of Afterlife, and more

Surat al-Kahf Explained

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

In light of the fitna of akhir al-zaman, this is one of the most important suras to be studied.

Summarized Ihya Ulum al-Din

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Discussion on Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences).

Stories of the Prophets

Youssra Kandil

Storytelling has been one of the most natural and effective methods of teaching since the beginning of time. What could be better stories than those of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran from which we can learn and take valuable lessons to live by? In this course we will travel through time and develop an understanding of how each Prophet came to continue the message of the one before.

&  14 other courses

Maliki Fiqh: Mukhtasar Al Akhdari • Companions of the Prophet ﷺ for Tweens •  Hadith for Teens • Alchemy of Happiness •  Arabic Alphabet for Beginners • Introduction to Tajwid • Manifestations of the Unseen • Lives of Man • Causes of Revelation • Book of Salat • Book of Wudu • Book of Hayd • Book of Ghusl • Book of Iman • Interactive Arabic.

Frequently Asked  Questions

Tuition

$10/month