The Madinah Books Series

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

The Arabic Course for English-Speaking Students is a comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the Quranic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Madinah Islamic University, catering for the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world.

Over the years, this course has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Quranic exegeses, hadith, fiqh, sirah, history, and classical and modern Arabic literature. It is concise (consisting of only three books, reasonably short) but extensive in their coverage. It combines modern Arabic vocabulary with Islamic terminology used in the Quran and Sunnah. It Helps acquire an understanding of hundreds of Quranic verses, ahadith, Arabic parables and poetry.”

Learning classical Arabic effectively could not be more easier than this course of Madinah Islamic University. A tried and tested course over 40 years with proven track record of success, it is ideal in terms of the the topics covered and short time taken to learn. It is suitable for schools and colleges in the UK and other Western English speaking countries.


Al-Arabiyatu Bayna Yadayk

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

This series is designed for the non-Arab speaking, senior level student. With a collection of audiotapes and MP3 CD it helps the student learn Arabic through listening and conversation along with reading and writing. The series stresses communication and also offers glimpses into the Arabic culture, both Islamic and national. Divided into 3 grades, it contains textbooks and workbooks combined in one book. The entire series can be taught intensively in 300 classes (averaging 45 minutes one class,) 100 classes for each grade. If the program is not intensive, it can be taught within a three-year period.


Al-Mawrid

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

Author: Dr. Rahi Baalbaki | Size: 27MB | Pages: 1257 | Format: PDF

This English-Arabic dictionary gives clear, accurate translations, many illustrations, anatomical plates in colour as well as a comprehensive, precise list of proper nouns. This is a complete work intended for translators, students and all those who want to learn Arabic.


Arabic Tutor

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

An excellent series for learning the Arabic Language – split into 4 volumes. It is always recommended to to go through Arabic courses with a teacher.


Arabic Verb Chart

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

Basic Arabic Verb Conjugation Chart


The Status of Arabic in Islaam

Filed under: Arabic — Abu Muslim

ibn Taymiyyah
Iqtidaa‘us-Siraatil-Mustaqeem (2/207)

As for becoming accustomed to talking to one another in a language other than Arabic, which is the symbol of Islâm and the language of the Qur‘ân, so that this becomes a habit in the land, with one’s family and household members, with one’s friends, in the marketplace, when addressing government representatives or authority figures or when speaking to people of knowledge, undoubtedly this is makrooh (disliked), because it involves being like the non-Arabs, which is makrooh, as stated previously.

Hence when the early Muslims went to live in Syria and Egypt, where the people spoke Byzantine Greek, and in ’Iraaq and Khurasaan, where the people spoke Persian, and North Africa (al-Maghrib) where the people spoke Berber, they taught the people of those countries to speak Arabic, so that Arabic became the prevalent language in those lands, and! all the people, Muslim and kaafir alike, spoke Arabic. Such was also the case in Khurasaan in the past, then they became lax with regard to the language and got used to speaking Farsee until it became prevalent and Arabic was forgotten by most of them. Undoubtedly this is disliked.

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