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  1. Ana Urid ta’allum al-lughah arabiyah fi Saudi. lakin laisan liy minhah dirasiyah.
    Man yurid yusaidani.

    I want to study Arabic at Arabic Country, but I have no scholarship.
    Who can help me ?

  2. assalamualaikum..
    i’m a student from malaysia..
    i wanna ask about the meaning of concordance in arabic..and how can i search about it via internet..
    please respone me…
    may allah bless you
    barakallahu fik…
    wassalam…

  3. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    There is not a specific word for concordance that I know of in Arabic. I would advise you search for إحصاء الكلمات or something of the like in shaa’ Allaah.

    Wa feekum baarakallaah.

  4. AsSalaamAlaikum

    Could you please explain this bit of text in a future post? (lexical meaning etc) :

    =Quote=========================
    As far as time is concerned, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, but it is also a word with a lexical meaning. It refers to heat, the intense temperatures required to purify a precious metal from alloys mixed with it. The end result is an uncontaminated shine, purified by trial.
    =End Quote=====================

    Got it from http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0510-2828.

    Regards

    Z

  5. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    In shaa’ Allaah, it shall be explained.

  6. As-salamu alaykum wa rahmat Ullahi wa barakaatuhu,
    I am an American lawyer working (on and off) over the last seven years in Saudi Arabia. I studied classical Arabic while a graduate student at Yale in the mid 1980s with the late and great Dr. Franz Rosenthal. I use colloquial Arabic every day, and my legal vocabulary is quite extensive, but frankly, I am a little self-conscious about reading aloud in Arabic because I have not recited classical Arabic since my days in Rosenthal’s class.

    I have recently experienced a surge of renewed energy for expanding my vocabulary and reading the classical works. I have Bassam Frangieh’s Anthology (which is great), as well as almost all of Ibn Qutayba’s works, as well as Al-Jahiz, Ibn Jinni, Kitab ul-Aghani.
    What would you recommend I begin with? I don’t want to be overwhelmed, as you can imagine.
    I appreciate your advice and candor.
    Wa as-salamu alaykum…
    David

  7. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam wa rahmat Allah wa Barakaatuhu,

    The works you mentioned you have are all quite advanced, and going on what you said alone, I would hesitate to recommend you begin on any of them. If I had to direct you among those works, I would suggest you look to see whether any of them have been printed with their vowels, if not fully then at least the i3raab vowels on the ends of the words, as your familiarity with spoken arabic should assist you in knowing the regular vowels.

    If the i3raab is not a problem for you (and even if it is) I would also recommend you begin with whichever of them have the best tahqeeq and explanatory footnotes added by the editor/s. As you know, classical arabic can include alot of near-archaic vocabulary and syntax, so it is crucial time-wise to get editions with the best tahqeeq, as the editor will have done the hard work for us in deciphering the intent of the author, and will put his words within our realm of understanding.

    If none do have the vowels, and you are unhappy with the tahqeeq of the books you have, then it would be worth popping into a bookstore in the country and seeing if you can find editions of any classical books that do have strong tahqeeq and/or vowels.

    If you do not wish to be overwhelmed, I would recommend something that is ‘lighter’ reading in terms of its content – a book of anecdotes perhaps, such as al-Bukhala’ or al-Adhkiya’ by al-Jahiz. The vocabulary and syntax are not too complex, and the chuckles should remove the strain of the task.

    If you have more specific queries, please do not hesitate to ask. I wish you all the best in your endeavour.

  8. I would love to see an article about Muqatt’aat e.g. alif laam meem or kaa ha yaa ain sa’ad from the perspective of language rather than their meaning.

    Keep up the good work!

  9. This site is absolutely fantastic! Barakallahu feekum wa jazakum Allahu Khayran.

  10. MashaAllah such a nice site.

  11. Altamash Bin Zahiruddin

    Al salamualaikum,
    I am a student of a T.Y.B.Sc.(Geology).
    This my last year of B.Sc.
    I want to study in United Arab Emirates.
    I don’t have any scholership.
    Please help me.

  12. Asalam alaikum, I have been searching for a comprehensive web-site on Arabic and now I have found it!
    I studied anthropology at SOAS in early 90s and over the years learnt French and Spanish. But I found my Arabic learning being hampered by lack of good studies in the language. I have a good background in Islamic studies & am linguistically perceptive and knew that the ‘lack’ of verbs & their patterns were my problem. I have Wehr’s dictionary & Scheindlin’s verbs,but that was not good enough. I have same problem as David (above): I want to read Arabic texts. I have Bukharis Sahih but can you recommend a book/newspapers that will enable me to make the transition to non-vowelled texts? Or will this be helped by the verb patterns and their Masdars that, inshallah, I learn?
    Also please place me on your ‘email’ list.
    Jamal (London)

  13. You don’t know how excited I have been in discovering your web-site!
    I studied Arabic on-off for years. But most English works on language only provide ‘basics’ and the student who needs more ‘sufferes’ alone, puzzling on how to aquire the right verb patterns for verbs such as ‘help’ or ‘to speak’. You find books that do not even ‘help’ with the future tense and one could be mistaken to believe that Arabs only speak in the ‘past’ tense (but they too have wishes, desires, dreams!). Mashallaha,who ever you are, I thank you. May Allah give you success, for in reality, for us British Muslims,from Western backgrounds, this site works within many the realms, including that of ‘da’wa (for the student in search of ‘ilm).
    Shokran lakum
    Jamal

  14. abdulkhaliq, ameen, wa iyyaakum.

    Jamal Qanuni, wa ‘alaykum as salaam. I wish you success in your Arabic learning. The verb patterns and their masdars should not take you long to learn, and with time you will come to recognise them quickly in shaa’ Allaah. This will definitely help you learn to read non-vowelled texts. The begining is a struggle, I recall many a time spending over an hour trying to understand just one page, because of constantly referring to a dictionary, trying to work out what a certain word means or what its root is. But inna ma3 al-3usri yusraa – the difficulties will soon pay off in shaa’ Allaah.

    Also, I’m sorry there is no email list, but you can subscribe to the RSS feed if you so wish.

  15. Asalamu3alaikum akhi,

    I love your website, I too am an amateure philologist.

    I am especially interested in fiqh al lughah.

    It would be interesting to start a forum on this website or at least this topic insha’Allah.

    Tamer (Sydney)

  16. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    Welcome to the site Tamer, please do benefit us with your knowledge too.

    The forum is a good idea; if you would like to help out in putting it together, it would be appreciated, as I am currently pressed for time and technical know-how on how to start a forum.

    Jazakum Allahu khayran.

  17. Assalamu alaykum,

    I came across the title “Dibs wa Zayt” for one of the scholars of recent past. I was wondering if anybody knew what context this was used in or if there is any background to the usage of such a term. Please help in any way possible.

  18. ًWa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    Can you provide more information, such as the sentence where you read it?

    From what I know, Debs Wazeit is a Syrian surname. I have not come across it as a title.

  19. The actual wording of the sentence is “Shaykhunal Marhum al-Allama Abdul Wahhaab al-Haafiz al-mulaqqab bi dibs wa zayt rahimahullah”

  20. I’d like to know what are the best books for learning arabic vocabulary? I’m looking for books for someone who is intermediate in vocab as well as advanced and can understand childrens books about 90% as well as texts written in a simple language.

    Is Hikayat Kalila wa Dimna best and what should be studied after that? How is al Mu’allaqat as Sab’ (extremely advanced or suitable after Kalila wa Dimnah)? And are there any other books you could recommend for the above topics?

    Allah yajzeekal khair.

    Ma’as salamah,
    Yousef

  21. javed, all I know is that Dibs was Zayt was a title given to the family members of a certain lineage in Damascus. Apparently they are known today as Aal-Hafidh آل حافظ which is in accordance with the name of the scholar you provided. It could just mean that he is part of that family, wallaahu a3lam.

    yousef; it depends on what you want genre you want to develop your vocabulary in: reading Kalilal wa Dimnah will not help you in understanding the words of the Qur’an, for example, and the Mu’allaqaat will not help you understand an arabic newspaper. The vocabulary of the mu’allaqaat is extremely advanced, and even arabs themselves would need an explanation of the words and sometimes the sentence constructions.

    I am not sure what topics you are referring to when you said ‘And are there any other books you could recommend for the above topics?’, but if you mentioned what topics you were after it would be very helpful and in shaa’ Allaah people will be able to offer more suggestions.

    Bi al-tawfeeq. Ameen.

  22. Assalam-o-Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh subhanallah may Allah reward you good work keep it up! we really need that i think every muslim should know arabic you should also add arabic here to like learning and stuff take care
    wasalaam

  23. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakaatuhu,

    Jazakum Allahu khayran. I have been very busy recently with my masters, the final stage of which was completed today alhamdu lillaah, so I should have more time for the site for the next few weeks in shaa’ Allaah.

    Regarding Arabic learning, there is an Arabic summer course being planned in the UK (sisters only though). I will be teaching the course myself, in shaa’ Allaah. My team has put together a post on this, and if you are interested, please refer to the link to the page on the right and reply with your feedback. Jazakum Allaahu khayran.

  24. assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

    Congratulations on completing your Masters.
    It’s wonderful to read about sisters excelling in such respectable fields. Inshaa’Allaah your sheer hard work and countless efforts to benefit us all will be an invaluable means for many others to achieve competence in Arabic and access the vital key to so much. Well done!

  25. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam wa rahmat Allah,

    Jazakum Allaahu khayran.

    May Allaah make it so, Ameen!

  26. Assalamu alaykum,

    I was hoping you’d be able to give me some advice. I am teaching Arabic Nahw to a few students who are total beginners. I have begun by introducing the kalima, its three types, the signs of each one, and I have now gone on to teaching Ma’rifa and Nakira.

    Ive been using a number of different Arabic books to collate information. However, I’m a bit stuck as to how to synchronise everything together.

    What should be discussed next keeping in mind the fact that these students are beginners? The types of ism in respect to gender, wahid, tathniya, jama’ or maybed go straight onto the jumla ismiyya and fi’liyya??

    Do you have any suggestions or a methodology/sequence which would be useful?

    Many thanks

    Wassalaam

  27. Javed,
    Although I am still a student myself , but because your question is about sequence rather than subject matter therefore I think that I might be able to help you out. I am putting the stuff which I am learning at Toronto Shariah Program on my blog. This will give you an idea regarding sequence of teaching Arabic.
    However, sister Ola Shoubaki is definitely the right person when it comes to asking questions about Arabic :)

  28. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    Javed, I personally would prefer to teach the jumlah ismiyyah next, because it builds on from the ma3rifah and nakirah, and the student can directly use their previous knowledge, in addition to which it is very exciting to actually be able to form a complete sentence in a new language, however simple that sentence is!

    Whatever order you end up teaching topics in, the key is to make a direct link between the student’s previous knowledge and what they are being taught in the current lesson, so it feels like everything is building on the next and is not an independent unit. This will also enable the student to feel like they are being taught the language itself and not just rules of grammar.

    May Allaah put tawfeeq in your efforts and have mercy on you for the work you are doing – ameen.

  29. Javed, an idea that I have been playing around a bit with was to get students to sit down and think about designing a language. I know it sounds a bit abstract, but just by thinking about what one would need to say in an unknown language one is forced to develop an overview of the geography of a language. So the students might realise that they need to be able to describe things, they may realise that they need to be able to communciate actions, both passively and actively. Many a time I feel like grammar is lacking amongst students, so the teacher ends up not only teaching the grammatical representations in the new language but also the actual grammatical concepts themselves. Just some food for thougth really.
    Wa salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah.

  30. Assalamoalikum Dear Arabic Gem!
    Hope u r in the best of Health and Iman
    I have a question,, today i came to cross a different opinion regarding verse of “wife beating” in Quran.
    It says that “Idhrib” means “to go away”. check out this link
    http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-03-23T002513Z_01_N21290159_RTRUKOC_0_US-KORAN-FEMINIST.xml&src=rss&rpc=22

    Does this make sense? can a woman change the meaning of something which has not been changed so far??
    Kindly do reply, hope u will give satisfactory answer
    Jazakallah
    Ma’salamah!

  31. “The word “Idribuhunne” is translated as “beat them” in the above verse. The root of this word is “DaRaBa”. If you look at any Arabic dictionary you will find a long list of meanings ascribed to this word. That list is one of the longest list in whole Arabic dictionary. It can be said that “DaRaBa” is the number-one multi-meaning word in Arabic. It has so many different meanings, we can find numerous different meanings ascribed to it in the Quran”

  32. Abdul Muntaqim

    Asalam mu alaikum wr wb. Sister Arabic Jems I am currently a student in Egypt and have studied arabic for a few years. I wouldnt some info regarding the Malaysian uni. What requirments does one need to be accepted? Also does it have general islamic studies up for offer? Jazak Allah khair

  33. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam wa rahmat Allah wa barakaatuhu,

    Shaheen, although Arabic is necessary to understand the Qur’an, and it is important to know the linguist meaning of words, one cannot divorce the interpretation of the Qur’an with the understanding of the sahabah and the first three generations after the Prophet (salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

    Tafseer is not performed through knowledge of the language alone. In fact, al-Suyuti mentined n al-Itqan no less than fifteen different sciences that one is required to have knowledge of before they are allowed to perform tafseer of the Qur’an (http://islamtoday.al-eman.com/islamlib/viewchp.asp?BID=156&CID=29&SI=q3)

    Abdul Muntaqim, the University website is http://www.iiu.edu.my.

    They do have general Islamic studies on offer, but the course description and attendance requirements are dependant on whether you want to do Undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The Islamic/Human Sciences faculty website is: http://iiu.edu.my/irkhs/ you can find information there on courses and admission procedure in shaa’ Allaah, and feel free to ask more specifically on anything else which seems unclear to you.

  34. Beautiful site… thank you and may Allah belss you… i have a question i’d really appreciate if you can answer… can you please explain the words Qalb(heart) and Fouad(heart)… and if possible with their ethymologies please… they are found together in Quran(28:10)… thanks in advance and salam from Turkey… Jazakum Allaahu khayran

  35. al-Salaamu ‘alaykum,

    Wa iyyaakum and welcome.

    Thank you for your very perceptive question maa shaa’ Allaah. This was actually the only place in the Qur’an where the word qalb has been used in the same verse as the word fu’aad. There is a difference of opinion as to whether the fu’aad is actually the same as the qalb or not.

    Many of the classical scholars and linguists said that they were one and the same, and did not go into the differences between them. al-Zamakhshari indicated in his tafseer that the fu’aad was (metaphorically) the innermost part of the heart, and the qalb was the outer layer.

    Others mentioned based on the Qur’anic verses in which the word fu’aad occurs, that the fu’aad is the place in the body that controls the emotions, intellect and memory, and thus based on its usage in the Qur’an and our knowledge of modern science, its place is in the mind.

    This last explanation seems the most convincing to me, particularly in light of what the classical mufassirreen have said in explanation of the word ‘faarighan’ in the verse you quoted: a number of them incl. Ibn Mas’ood, Ibn ‘Abbas and al-Dahhak (may Allaah be pleased with them all) said for example that it means that her fu’aad was void of remembering anything in this world other than her son Musa.

    There is an arabic research paper by Abdullah al-Harithi on the Qur’anic miracle in stating the difference between the Qalb and the Fu’aad, that goes into detail regarding the evidences and verses that back up this opinion.

    And Allaah knows best.

  36. Does this blog have a most viewed thread or something of the like? I’m new to this, so I just want to read a few of the best threads.

    ws

  37. Slamun Alaikum all,

    This is the most wonderful website MashaAllah dear sister. May God bless you always. How can I subscribe to the new posts on this website?

    Jazaka’Allah

  38. al-Salaamu ‘alaykum,

    Muhammad, I’ve added a Top Posts column on the right bar.

    A Mateen, Ameen, wa iyyaakum. You can click on the RSS feed icon in the right bar, or you can add the site address to your feed reader in shaa’ Allaah.

  39. your site is so informative.i am learning Arabic and reading The Holy Quran.i read The Holy Quran in English but i wanted to read in Arabic.pray for me so that i could complete the Holy Book.is there any site where i could listen the recitation of the Surahs.please let me know.thanks prayers.

  40. Assalaamu alaikum wr wb

    I just wanted to ask concerning the idaafa construction..

    I was reading through some old notes and came across something I didn’t understand:

    [when an idaafa becomes 'a name for something' it becomes a diptote...]

    can someone please elaborate on this…?

    Wassalaam

  41. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam wa rahmat Allaah wa barakaatuhu,

    priya, may Allaah aid your efforts. You can listen to thousands of recitations at http://english.islamway.com/

    IceQ, I think your notes are speaking about proper names, which would be diptotes. If you are able to say which chapter this note came under it would be useful to be more specific in shaa’ Allaah.

  42. Assalamu alaykum,

    I wanted to know whether it is correct to say Rabi al-Thaani. I have heard that some scholars have said it is incorrect or not eloquent arabic and that it should be Rabi al-Akhir, whereas other scholars use Rabi al-Thani extensively in their books.

    Please can you clarify this, preferably with reference.

    Wassalaam

  43. Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Dear ArabicGems, thank you for providing the Ummah with an excellent site!

    On your site you have a link for the vocab of 80% of the Quran. Do you know of any source for the remaining 20% in order of frequency?

    Wassalam,

    Farid

  44. Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmattuallah,

    I would like know about the meaning of the word ‘sahala’. I am planning to put this name to my daugther.

    jazakallah
    Sabeer MZ

  45. Sabeer
    as-salâmu ‘alaykum

    a dictionary : http://dictionary.sakhr.com/

  46. Jazakallah

  47. May Allah gives more wisdom and tawfeeq. Thank you so much for the information.

  48. Soes any one know what انامل means? I found this word in Michale Mumisa’s Grammar book; unfortunately there is no translation give

    Jazak Allah!

  49. Does it mean ‘Hands’?

  50. al-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmat Allaah,

    Javed, I do not know. I would be interested to hear the answer to why it is incorrect, if you find out.

    Farid Dingle, I’m sorry, I have been looking for a source but have been unable to find one.

    deen, ameen, wa iyyaakum.

    sheepoo, it means ‘fingertips’.

  51. Hey Ola, my English teacher
    I like your website very much and I want to learn Arabic here.
    Welcome you to visit my website,http://aronaindoha.wordpress.com/
    I issueed some staff in English and Chinese.
    Do you like to learn Chinese?
    Arona

  52. Hey Arona, good to see you here!

    Thanks for the link, I would love to learn Chinese from you, and hope you keep coming back to learn about Arabic here too.

    Take care, and keep in touch.
    Ola

  53. Yes, I like it.
    I find your Arabic story is very nice. There are a lots of Chinese idioms or proverbs as same as yours. But I can’t describe them as you in English now. I want to improve my English. I like to learn beautiful Arabic here :)
    Your BLOG is a good source of both language and spirit.

  54. Salam u alaikum

    I would like some more information about the verb forms after the common 10. theyre conjugation and meanings.
    Do you know of any online resources that I could use to find out more about them.

    Shukran

    Wasalam

    Akhlaaq

  55. Salaams,

    Very nice site. I am new to arabic and wanting to find out how to write two phrases that I am uncertain of the spelling of. These being Fee Iman Allah and Keyfehalik.

    If you could help with this brother I would be most grateful. Allah bless you and keep you safe,

    asdfjk

  56. Wa ‘alaykum al-Salaam,

    Akhlaaq, you can look in Wright’s grammar book, that you can download at these links:

    http://www.ghazali.org/arabic/WrightArabicGrammarVol1.pdf (volume 1)

    http://www.ghazali.org/arabic/WrightArabicGrammarVol2.pdf (volume 2)

    http://www.ghazali.org/arabic/p162-163.pdf (vol 1 missing page)

    http://www.ghazali.org/arabic/vol2-p256-257.pdf (vol 2 missing page)

    asdfjk, the first is spelt في أمان الله and the second is spelt كيف حالك.

    Wa al-Salaam

  57. Habib Abou Elmaali

    Asdfik, you asked about how to spell that sentence : Here you are في أمان الله و كيف حالك
    في أمان الله و كيف حالك sorry i tried to use a bigger clearer font. i will be pleased to help any one who needs help with Arabic language learning.
    I am habeeb Aboulmaaali , an English Instructor but also a very good Arabic instructor. i am moroccan but currently working in Saudi Arabia

  58. Assalamu alaykum
    ,
    For those of you who wish to learn Arabic before going abroad to study, check out the Ibn Jabal courses.

    Let us know what you think.

  59. Salaam Alaykum

    many many thanks for you help with those spellings

    shukran

    asdfjk

  60. Does anyone know where I can get Michael Mumisa’s Arabic grammar textbook? Is it useful? I have heard a lot about it.

  61. I have not heard of it Shadreck, sorry.

  62. هذه أول مشاركة لي بالموقع ، وأرجو من الله أن أوفق في المساعدة لمن يرغب في تعلم اللغة العربية ، فأثناء تصفحي في الموقع المتخصصة بتعليم اللغة العربية وجدت موقع تستطيع منه تعلم العربية مجانا ، وكذلك مخارج الحروف والكثير ..
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    http://www.Thegreengate.net

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  67. dontbesadblog, I’ve linked to you, thank you.

    Sa-ad Mohammed Abubakar, thank you for the enquiry, but I’m not sure which institution you are referring to. I personally don’t have an institution, but if you are referring to the International Islamic University Malaysia, you can download their application form from their website, http://iiu.edu.my.

  68. Assalaamu alaikkum,

    I am a new learner in Arabic and browse your site sometimes. I am really glad to have found your website. I would like to mention here, a small note.

    Could you please a site map / index file from where the new comers may understand like, from where to start, and for those who are learning continuously, they would also be benefitted by cutting short their time in searching a particular post. Here am I , checking where to start now. Hence please make this feature so as to make your site more user friendly insha Allah. wassalaam.

  69. as Salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullaah,

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  70. asalamun alaikum
    I really need some help. I am currently living in Saudi Arabia specifically Jeddah for 4 years and cannot string a sentence together. It can become very stressful when someone tries to speak to me in Arabic and I do not understand them. I have finally reached a point where i’m getting desperate to learn . Do you know of any centres where they teach Arabic to non-Arabs? The daytime is convenient for me, my kids are in scool.

  71. a-slam alik,

    I would like to invite you to our group. It is well moderated.

    Best regards,
    Dr. Hemaidy.

  72. Assalamu alaykum,

    I’ve looked through a few different tafsirs but wasn’t able to locate the answer; What’s the difference between fawz and falaah, which are both translated as success. Allah Most High uses the word muflihoon in one verse and faa’izoon in the following verse (Verses 51 and 52 of Surah Al-Nur). What’s the difference?

    Would appreciate your explanation, preferably with references too.

  73. Taalibatu l-'ilm

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah brothers and sisters

    May I tell you of a very beautiul and very beneficial web-site inshaa Allaah – for every serious student of Arabic and student of the Noble Qur’aan? It is called

    http://www.qurancomplex.org

    Available on this site are various tafaasir [interpretations/explanations] of the entire Noble Qur’aan – in Arabic – [free downloading] by some of the most famous and respected Imaams of the past including:

    Imaam Ibn Kathir
    Imaam al-Baghawee
    Imaam at-Tabaree
    Imaam as-Sa’dee – rahimahumullaah rahmatan waasi’atan

    Also available is something named: ‘At-tafseeru l-Muyassar’ which is the tafseer of the entire Qur’aan in an easy and simplified manner which is ideal for the beginner in Arabic as well as those new to the study of tafseer.

    The site also has the ‘iraab [grammatical analysis] of the entire Noble Qur’aan, arranged in easy sections and parts, fortifying and complimenting one’s study of tafseer.

    Also available for reading and study, are various other ‘uloom related to the Qur’aan such as ‘asbaabu n-nuzool [reasons/causes for the revelation of the aayaat].

    For anyone wanting help with memorization of the Qur’aan, they have listening and memorization aids.

    The blessed knowledge has been arranged on this site in very helpful and manageable parts facilitating a personal study program of the extensive material available.

    They also have an authentic translation of the entire Qur’aan in English, – on-line- arranged in parts and sections – facilitating reflection – along with authentic hadeeth footnoted to various aayaat…there is more too…

    The entire site is in Arabic. However, one can also view the site in other languages including English, Indonesian, French, Spanish, Urdu.

    I ask Allaah to bless the noble Shuyookh behind the organisation of this unique project which is a great service to the Ummah I believe, whereby the fundamentals of the Islaamic knowledge is made so readily available to us.

    This is just one of the services of ‘The King Fahd Qur’an Printing Complex’ which is based in the noble city of al-Madeenah al-Munawwarah.

    Sister Ola, your site encourages others to learn and develop their knowledge of the language of Allaah’s Book, so I hope you will visit the site mentioned above, and benefit from it bi-idhnillaah, just as hope the Ummah will benefit from it too bi-idhnillaah. Pease also link to it inshaa Allaah.

    Wallaahu dhu l-fadli l-’azeem, subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa.

    Wassalaamu alaikum
    ukhtu-kum fil-islaam.

    [pls delete my email from the message sister Ola]

  74. Shofil Fikri, S.S.

    Please help me ……
    I need scholarship to improve my Arabic language.
    I am Indonesian, life in Jombang
    Once more Please help me …….

  75. As-salamu ‘alaykum,

    Great site! May Allah reward you. I just put a link to your site on my blogroll @ http://www.muwatta.com

  76. Assalaamu alaykum,

    I thought this would be a good add to your resource links.

    http://lisanularab.org/forums/

  77. as-salaamualayki ukhtee. I wanted to ask you if you can kindly tell people about our website. well we offer courses for sisters only where they teach the sisters to learn arabic from beginners to the advanced levels.
    We are the sisters branch of knowledgeofislam.com Foundation for knowledge and Development institution of Newyork.
    You must get a lot of requests and we are just a new leaf as of yet but we wish to educate sisters in learning Arabic then followed by learning Islam in Arabic. THank you for everything.
    I am also starting a blog in there well its just a start as of now.. but I might take some stuff from yours and add to mine if that is ok with you?
    I love the language of Arabic and would appreciate any advice you have regarding how we should improve our services. Again we are a new leaf
    BarakAllahu feeki
    ma’assalaam

  78. salam

    can you give me more information about the two books below?

    where can i obtain them?
    and can you write them in arabic (the titles) so i can search for them

    thanks

    waslam

    [2] This is not a suitable place to discuss these rhetorical devices, as a background of balaaghah is first required. But if anyone is versed in Arabic and would like to read more, I recommend them to refer to the book Kifaayat al-Alma’ee Fee Ayat Yaa Ard Ibla’ee by Muhammad ibn al-Jazaree (published by Dar al-Afaq al-Jadidah in Bayrut, 2003), or to refer to Tafseer al-Bahr al-Muheet by Abu Hayyan al-Andalusi.

  79. Asalam O Alykum,

    Please check my blog for Arabic learning here:

    http://quranandarabic.wordpress.com

    Why you discontinued…?

  80. Does the Islamic Unviresty of Malaysia teach only through English?

  81. ممدوح مطاوع

    I’m in Bosnia to teach Arabic, if you have an experience in teaching Arabic for Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian or Russian speaking people, your advices, participation by ideas, websites, nawaader, taraa’if, hazuraat, methods, …. are welcome. Thank you very much.

  82. Assalam laikum,JazakAllahu Khairun katheeran was this wonderful site,I am a beginner student of arabic grammar,with 2 children in high school.Currently I am doing the Madinah arabic book series 2.
    I have been fascinated by the numerous names of camel mentioned in the Quran,”ibili,jamal,isharu,nakatun”I tried searching for an article regarding it to satisy my curiousity but havent yet found it.
    Can you write an article regarding the origin of these names .

  83. learningquranonline1

    mashallah you are doing a great job i have added your blog to mine

  84. asSalamu 3laykum
    I’ll show soon an alternative way to read the arabic, in sha’Allah.

    Wait for your feeding post Arabic Ola!

    Salaam

  85. ola buenos día como vay bien

  86. MASHALLAH

    i have to add this to my blog to my blog..

    May Allah except it from u..ameen

  87. Assalaamu ‘alaikum

    The renowned Scholar of Arabic – world-renowned for teaching Arabic to non-Arabs – the respected Shaykh Dr. V. Abdur Rahim (author of the ‘Madinah Arabic Course’) has recently set-up his own web-site to teach the sciences of Arabic to students and teachers world-wide.

    Benefit directly from the Shaykh’s vast knowledge, insight and expertise and join the free and unique programme of study that has started here:

    http://www.drvaniya.com

    The new site also directs where we can obtain many of the Shaykh’s Arabic language books, Qur’aanic Arabic Courses and the Shaykh’s 2-year Arabic Language and Islaamic Studies curriculum (taught at the Islaamic University of Madinah) – absolutely free.

    Spread the great news to everyone.
    Wassalaam

  88. Excellent site. May Allah Bless you and Increase you in knowledge and guidance. I always wondered about khatama and taba’a in the statement “Allah has set a seal upon their hearts”

  89. Assalaamu ‘alaykum sister
    Your website is brilliant maa shaa Allaah and I have discovered it in good time, I have an Arabic A-level exam in June inshaa’ Allaah. May Allaah accept this deed from you, aameen

  90. Sister where are you studying for the A level Arabic? As I wish to do this also

    • In a college in the UK, what city are based in? Are you a native Arab speaker? If not have you completed Arabic GCSE?

      • I am based close to London, I have spent several years studying Arabic and spent some time abroad. I wish now to gain some academic proof for my studies.

  91. I’ve done it in Birmingham http://www.jcc.ac.uk : ) All the best with your studies

  92. Asalaamu alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakaatuh

    Sister, can you check this book out and if you find it beneficial – can you add it to your Arabic Learning Resources?

    Learn [Understand] Arabic in just 12 Colored Tables (35pgs!):
    http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/understand-arabic-book-free

    http://www.archive.org/download/UnderstandArabicIn12ColoredTables/Understand_Arabic_in_12_coloured_Tables.pdf

  93. Sister…

    where your email?.. I can’t see.. ^^
    can u reply to my email.. ana.sitie@gmail.com
    interested to know you better.. if I can..
    Actually, i’m from malaysia…
    Hopefully u can speak Malay too..
    Boleh ke?? :) )

  94. السلام عليكم
    انا حنان من السعوديه لغتي الام هي العربيه وانا طالبه في الجامعه قسم لغه انجليزيه أريد ان اطور من لغتي الانجليزية و لا اعلم هل تقبلون الطلاب العرب الذين يرغبون بتطوير لغتهم الانجليزية ؟؟
    انتظر الرد
    بارك الله فيكم و سدد على الخير خطاكم
    أختكم
    حنان

  95. Assalaamu ‘alaykum.

    J

  96. Assalaamu ‘alaykum.

    Just wanting to say that this site is awesome. Ukhti, please continue posting your articles, they really are an inspiration for us to strive to learn.

    Please also provide some info for synonyms, such as رافع and عظيم , etc. so that the lesser learned of us understand their respective differences.

    JazakAllahu khayran
    asim

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