I began learning Arabic with a brief understanding of how to identify and pronounce letters correctly. I took a leap forward and decided to embark upon what would become a love story with a beautiful language. After my very first class with Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye, I felt empowered and excited to see how in a short space of time, I was given the tools to help me on my journey of learning. I felt completely comfortable as a non-Arabic speaking student in a welcoming setting every time I stepped into a class.
Textbooks provide information, but teachers bring that information to life. Dr. Imran is one of the most humble, caring and nurturing individuals I have ever met, and his style of teaching, consistently patient support, and unquestionable range of knowledge of a subject he is so evidently passionate about, really makes learning Arabic a truly enjoyable experience. Dr. Imran has unlocked my gateway to Arabic; in doing so he has planted a seed which will continue to blossom in my family for many generations to come…God Willing.Jamal Kalan