Cordoba University, Al-Azhar University and
Al-Ameen Associates are offering an Intensive Arabic Immersion
Program in Cairo, Egypt from June 23rd through July 28th, 2010.
Read more at http://www.islamonline.net
Al-Ameen Associates was established by Dr. James E. Jones and Matiniah Yahya M.Ed. in 1994 to provide high-quality consultation, education and counseling services. Dr. Jones is a professor of Comparative Religion at The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of World Religion at Manhattanville College. He has a M.A. from Yale Divinity School and a D.Min. from Hartford Seminary. Dr. Jones is the Director of the Al-Azhar Arabic Summer Immersion Program. Matiniah Yahya is a certified teacher with a Masters in elementary education and over two decades of experience as an educator. Clients of Al-Ameen Associates include Yale University and the New Haven Public School system. Read more at http://alameen4arabic.org/
Al-Azhar University is a natural expansion of the great mosque of Al-Azhar, which was completed in 972 (361 AH) in Cairo, Egypt. It is one of the oldest universities in the world and the most esteemed of Islamic academic institutions. The first lectures were delivered there in 975. While ten thousand students once studied in the Al-Azhar Mosque, today university classes are conducted in adjacent buildings and the mosque is reserved for prayer. The University of Al-Azhar continually promotes intellectual unity among Muslims everywhere in the Islamic world, safeguards its language, and seeks to reform Islam's cultural heritage and illuminate it for the benefit of mankind. Its classical focus has been upon the Quranic sciences, fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the traditions of the Prophet. This location has tremendous cultural and historical richness for an Arabic immersion language program.