For any Middle Eastern Studies students who will be at BYU this Winter term:
Arabic 425R for Winter 2013 will be devoted to reading selected passages, in the original language, from one of the most influential books in world history. The rise of Islam cannot be understood without at least some knowledge of the Qur’an, and the contemporary Middle East and modern Islamism are largely incomprehensible without it.
We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:50 PM in 2114 JKB.
Most of the class will be devoted to reading and translating and commenting upon the text. Some attention will also be given to grammatical forms occurring in the Qur’an that are uncommon in, if not altogether foreign to, modern standard Arabic.