The Arabic library

al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh,

In classical times, students of knowledge would be given speific lessons that familiarised them with the most important classical books in our heritage on various subjects such as fiqh, tafseer, Arabic, 'aqeedah, and so on. This tradition even continued it seems right up until the previous generation, where students of Arabic in Arab universities, for example, were required to take a class on al-Maktabah al-'Arabiyyah; the Arabic Library.

It remains an important subject today, because it familiarises us with our heritage and the wealth of information available to seekers; it is also, in shaa' Allaah, a powerful drive to encourage people to learn Arabic. The posts in this section will be of two types; one that will provide a list of the most important books for each area of study, and another that will be a short review of the contents of a particular book and its author.

9 Responses to The Arabic library

  1. Salamu’alaikum wa rahmatallah.

    Jazakamullah, may Allah give you tawfeeq.


  2. wa ‘alaykum al-salaam,

    Wa Iyyaakum. Ameen.

  3. alamu’alaikum wa rahmatallah

    very nice blog…

  4. Assalamu alaikum,i verry happy for this arabic good intention to read (kutubul adab wa shi’ir).jakumullahu khairi ala haza barnamij

  5. nice site ,very intresting stuff here jazak Allah khair

  6. Very useful site. Jazak Allah Khair.


  8. Dear Sir:

    I have a very old library of selected arabic books (about 500) belonging to my grand father. As I am also very old, 84 years, I want to give it to some library, where it will find proper use.

    A-87 SECTOR-4, NOIDA 201301 (NCR), INDIA

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