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While you're waiting for your free course, 
let me introduce myself...
You're about to read some things  that  even my wife doesn't know about me...
As-salaamualaykum! 

Once upon a time in a far away village in the English countryside, which looks a bit like the 'Heart of the Shire' from Lord of Rings, there was a short white fellow sitting in his bedroom. 16 years old, doing his religious studies homework, he was looking out over the majesty of the Cornish countryside. All of a sudden, his headphones called out sounds in a rythm which he had never heard or felt before.  

He knew that it would change his life. 

The story is about me... I am the short white fellow... I am him... so I'll stop using the 3rd person now... 

I didn't grow up being very good at languages. In fact, I was so terrible at languages at school that my French teacher told my mum that it would be too embarrassing to let me take the French exam. I thought teachers were supposed to be encouraging! 

I knew that I was becoming a Muslim. I had never met a Muslim in my life at this point! 
But I didn't need to meet Muslims, I had met the Qur'an and I had met the language which
Allah's religion is conveyed to all of mankind, even short white fellows from Cornwall.

I spent months listening to the Qur'an in my bedroom, clearing the internet history so my family didn't find out, the letters trembling on my lips when I woke up until I went to bed. I found any Arabic resources I could online and in my college library. My family members would pass by my bedroom and over hear me trying to recite verses from the Qur'an. They knew that I had been a Muslim for months before I finally found a mosque, embraced Islam officially and told them.  

I sacrificed everything and invested everything I had to move to London and study Arabic full time. I understood that you could try to learn Arabic by buying books or just self studying. But taking that risk with Arabic was just not worth it. How could I live with myself if I grow old and leave my future children as clueless about Arabic as I was growing up? And when you don't invest in something, you can easily get sidetracked and let it slip away.

Being severely dyslexic and having a proven track record of being terrible at languages does not put a man in good stead for completing an Arabic language degree, to be honest, I have no idea how I even got accepted. But hard work, early mornings, late nights, the right strategy, a whole load of resilience and calling upon the almighty is a remedy for success in anything. 

I thought about giving up a few times. I was far away from home, tiny student room, the view of the rolling countryside I once enjoyed from my bedroom was now the back of a holiday Inn. The sunshine and fresh air I grew up with was now the smog and icy winter of London.
But with my head in my books, the cold or the grey sky  never outweighed the warmth and comfort which I found in my new language. 

I learnt how to digest a lot of vocabulary and grammar in that first year. But when the end of that year came, I just wanted more. I booked a flight to Cairo. I was 19 years old, on my own, flying to a country I had never been before.  

When I arrived, my Arabic was fairly basic and I was quite vulnerable. One evening when I was walking home from the masjid, I got mugged. I got beaten up a bit, lost some money, I was dirty, hot and homesick. There's another time I considered giving up. 

Because I carried on, In my second year I started being able to access Arabic literature. I read modern works of Palestinian literature, classical poetry and started to understand the Qur'an directly without needing to read the translation anymore. 

My third year was the most frightening and amazing year of my life. 2014. Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. In 2014 the middle east was in a particularly odd situation. My university in their wisdom deemed that Egypt wasn't safe enough for the students. So the obvious answer was to send us to Palestine. You may be aware that the visa situation is a tricky one in Palestine. 
The Israeli authorities basically decide on arrival if they feel like letting you in.
I explained that I needed to be there for one year to complete my university studies. 
The soldier shrugged and gave me one month. During that one month, Allah gave me the opportunity to travel to masjid al-Aqsa and I took it. One Friday after I prayed Jummu'ah and was leaving the mosque to head back to my hotel, I heard chanting in Arabic: "By soul, by blood, we will defend you oh Aqsa!"

Did you know that tier gas shells are fired out of a gun and sound like a cannon? I didn't. 
Not until I and a thousand other worshipers were fired at. 
Did you know that a shell of tier gas will kill you if it hits you? I didn't either until I had to pray the jannaaza of dozens of people after that day. 
After nearly dying that time in pursuit of studying Arabic, I almost considered giving up.
 
Of course, my visa expired a few days after that event and I was still there in Palestine... illegally. The prospect of being in trouble with the Israeli forces as a Muslim, studying in Palestine makes for a nervous lifestyle. But I managed to keep myself safe right up until the day when we had to leave and return to the UK. Now, if I thought that living in Palestine without a valid visa was scary, getting through Israeli military check points is a whole new level. So had to do some things that I'm not proud of. But that was the price of Arabic for me.  

When I came back to my seaside home in Cornwall that summer, I was asked to deliver the khutbah in our local masjid. It was a very proud moment when I stood in the exact same spot at the front of the mosque where I had embraced Islam 3 years earlier. It was a poetic moment in my journey but what was better was how Allah had rewarded my hardships and struggles with being able to deliver a khutbah in Arabic. 
That is something I could never have done in English. 

For my final year, I Studied Somali, Arabic historians, Qur'an and Hadith. 

A month or so before I graduated, I met a Somali woman who grew up in Saudi Arabia and had a thing for short white kids...And the rest is history as they say! We planned to get married 3 months later!   

That September, I started my working life as a Primary school teacher in East London. I love working with children and their parents and at my core I simply get a huge amount of gratification from giving my time back to help others. 

Within the space of about 4 months I had gone from being a single, care free student in my little room to getting married, being a teacher in charge of the education of 32, 9 year olds, renting an expensive flat in London, managing a car and on top of that, with no warning I came home to some news that would change everything again once more. 

As I entered my flat from the cold October darkness... 
"Sam, sit down" My wife said to me. 
I was terrified. 
 She gave me a box. Inside it I found a positive pregnancy test a tiny pear of baby booties.
I was going to be a father too.

We had a complicated pregnancy. I had to leave my work to support my wife and when faced with the reality that I was going to be a father, I knew that I needed to be man. Most people would think that that means to stay in the job to keep the money. But I knew that I needed to be brave enough to answer my calling so my child can look up to a father who dared to go through hardship for something better for all of us in the long run.

I started teaching Arabic to kids around London. Anyone who would employ me. At almost any rate.
My mother in law got me a little job teaching Arabic and Qur'an in a Somali 'dugsi' for a while. 

I failed to make it work. I tried to make a new way to provide for my wife and new baby and I had to move my family back to Cornwall. Whilst this was humiliating, it demanded that I start working online which ended up being the best thing I could ever do for myself and my students.

It has become clearer and clearer over the years that it's not enough to just teach any Arabic to anyone. Arabic is a huge topic. I needed to focus more on what really drives me to teach Arabic day in day out, often giving away lessons and resources for free.

I have seen how Arabic texts change lives and empower the Muslims with a comforting feeling of connection with our history and our prophets. Being a father myself and also an ex-primary school teacher, I care deeply about Muslim families, children and the future of our Ummah.

 And that is how my infectious love for Arabic 
became a program in service to students all over the world.   
Why Am I Offering A Free Course When Others Charge?
When I started my journey learning Arabic, I had huge difficulty with getting up on my feet, finding my way through the jargon and actually finding a teacher who cares. I was left sitting in my bedroom, clueless and overwhelmed.

Unfortunately, the laws of physics are such that I cannot be me as an online Arabic teacher and go back and coach 16 year old Sam when he was in need. I can't offer him a free course to prove to him that he can do it but I can do that for you. I had to spend thousands of pounds a year, travel 500 miles, almost die a couple of times and leave my family to learn Arabic. 
But you are fortunate because you are here at the right time and I've done it for you.

As a person who has learn't Arabic and overcome difficulties along the way, I have a responsibility to make the 
best route to mastering Arabic the easiest and most appealing. 

There are some fantastic books, classroom courses, university degrees and more. But I have found that almost all lack structure, flexibility, support or a combination of all 3.

Secondly, the biggest reason why I am offering  free education and support is because Allah in his mercy has given to me when I had absolutely no obvious prospects of being able to learn Arabic. He has spent on me and given to me generously and although I have nothing to give Him. He needs nothing from me. I can give generously to his creation and 
ask that through my hands he teaches Arabic to many more people. 

Lastly, my true goals and dreams in this life aline with how much I have done, how many lives I have impacted and how much quality I have delivered my work with. It is only however much wealth Allah chooses to spare for me which I will get and 
no matter how much I busy my heart and my limbs, that is how much I will get. So I focus my work around how much I give every day, and how much I get, I leave that to Allah.

This is me being open, honest and transparent with my actions and intentions. If you resonate with what I have said, read on, the rest, well you know where the cross is on the screen (top right if you don’t).
What's The Arabic in 60 Steps program?
That is an excellent question!

The best bit about the program is that it is so simple. I have looked at what level of Arabic you need to access the majority of significant Arabic texts and enjoy them. Then worked backwards. I asked myself: What lessons would you need to go from zero to fully understanding and using this? I found that there were 60
and thus, Arabic in 60 steps was born!

If you were just left alone to try to figure this "Arabic thing" out, it would probably be inconsistent, unpredictable and lonely,
so the main focuses of the program are flexibility, structure, support. and most importantly, getting you to complete it successfully!

You will develop a meaningful and deep appreciation for what the great Arabic authors of our Islamic history were saying and learn to discuss it, write about it and share it in Arabic.

But here's the problem, Most people in the world simply don't care enough. 

But if you are reading this far then you have already proven that you do.

So this is exactly what you can expect to see and how you will achieve results!

So, let’s walk through it together,

You are probably busy. The modern world takes it's toll on everyone I know. But you are a special person whom Allah has blessed with understanding that you need to know Arabic. For yourself and for your loved ones. 

You know that you need a program because you are taking it seriously. But how do you know a program is any good without sampling it for free? So you sign up to my 6 steps free crash course and Inshaa'Allah you are a suitable student to make the most of my work. So we get started.

Once you join the program, you will receive a personal welcome message from me and you will invited to join our private Facebook group for Arabic in 60 steps students. Then I will assign you your own Arabic study mentor and we will get you progressing immediately!

You will receive a welcome pack in the post from me containing your 60 steps workbook and journal for the course. 

You will be able to login to the resource library from day 1 to access over 30 hours of core course videos as well as over 100 bonus worksheets, cheat sheets, posters and charts and reference materials. 

The speed at which you complete the course is up to you... to a certain degree. As 60 steps students you will have weekly check ins with your mentor so that we can measure your progress and keep you accountable. I want to see you improving.

You shall progress through the course at a flexible but measured speed with weekly check ins, guidance and live support Q&A sessions until you master the program.

It's that simple.

Students on the program can expect to start noticing Arabic effecting their lives within the first few lessons. 
Here are some of the main rewards students feel after only 2 or 3 lessons.

Noticing grammar when listening to the Qur'an
Spotting vocabulary in sermons
Better pronunciation
A Deeper appreciation of Allah's choice to choose Arabic 

You wont be stuck for opportunity to use and drill what you learn in this program.

From the minute you start building your own sentences and reading Arabic passages on your own 
is when you go from not being a carrier of the Arabic language to being an ambassador for a better future of our Ummah. 

How Can I Join?
Firstly, it’s a good thing you got this far. Many people wouldn’t take time to read and digest. (Unless you cheated and scrolled all the way down, don’t worry I’ll catch you out :) )

Okay, so we aren't looking for every student in the whole world to do our program. We want to serve serious students who are invested and share our deep love for Arabic.

So, I am looking for people who are already fantastic Arabic speakers who won't ask me any questions 
but will give me a lot of money and then offer me a testimonial... Oh and if you are famous that would be great too.

Just kidding!

I am not looking for any particular skills or past achievement. I can teach those to you and make you achieve, 
what I am looking for are certain qualities.

The 3 mandatory qualities I need you to have:

1. You must care about Arabic and be invested in it for the long run
2. You must be willing to overcome times when it feels difficult
3. You must share what you have learnt with people around you.

Why is this important?

Just as I expect my students to be committed to their Arabic language journey for the long run,  
I am committed to making decision which which help people learn Arabic for the long run and taking students who are lazy, not committed or don't care is a waste of my time and theirs.

How do I know if I have those qualities? You are probably asking yourself.

Answers these to yourself truthfully!
Are you happy with your level of Arabic? If not, who’s fault, is it?
Are you actively looking for a way to improve your Arabic?
How far are you willing to go to reach where you would like to be with the Arabic language?

Are you willing to invest time and resources to get there?
For e.g. If you don’t understand a grammar concept or just can't get some vocabulary into your head, will you push through it?
And similar questions like this.

Ok let’s get to the point. How can you join?
Please follow this step to the t.

1. Click the link below to go to the Arabic in 60 Steps course page, 

2. Read it. 

3. Join the program. 

4. Wait for the best Arabic language learning experience of your life to blow your socks off...

That’s it!

JazakumAllahu khair

Sam Burr
Ok let’s get to the point. How can you join?
Please follow this step to the t.

1. Click the link below to go to the Arabic in 60 Steps course page.

2. Read it. 

3. Join the program. 

4. Wait for the best Arabic language learning experience of your life to blow your socks off...

That’s it!

JazakumAllahu khair

Sam Burr
2017 arabicwithsam.com