Teach Yourself Arabic (1962)
rabic is a Semitic language and so different from those usually studied in Europe ; this is perhaps the main
difficulty, there are none of the familiar landmarks. The verbs ‘.have ‘ and ‘ be ‘ do not exist ; when ‘ be ‘ is indispensable, ‘ become ‘ is used as a substitute and it does not take the same case after it as it does before it. The verb has no tenses, only two forms indicating completed and incomplete action. Normally the ‘ finished ‘ form is used
to describe past events but it is also used to express wishes and prayers where the action is only ideally finished. To
make up for this poverty the verb is developed in other ways, thus ‘ be good ‘do well ‘ approve ‘ are all expressed by modifications of the same verb.
Most words are derived from roots which consist of three consonants called radicals ; it is obvious that these roots are not words. The addition of vowels, prefixes, suffixes to the root makes words. In this way some seventy word patterns are made, each with its own meaning. In English ‘ man ‘ ran ‘ fat ‘ are all of the same pattern, a short
vowel between two consonants but one is a noun, one a verb, and one an adjective ; this is impossible in Arabic.
As there are so few word patterns the language sounds rather monotonous ; a poem must have the same rhyme
throughout and it is common to find nearly one hundred lines with a complicated rhyme like aimuhai.
An illustration will make the next point clear. KaTaBa has a vowel between the first and the second radical, yaKTuBu has not. The beginner, especially in trying to hear the language, finds it hard to believe that the syllable yak, which ends in k, has anything to do with words which begin with k.
Simplifying Arabic Grammar by Mahmoud Ziyada
You want to learn this language and I want to help you in this endeavor.
The Arabic language is not very difficult as said. In reality, it is a very rich language. Many of the problems students face in studying Arabic are not to do with the language itself. There are other reasons for this difficulty. I hope to be able to help you in your study of Arabic. This book has been developed and written to guide you through some of the basic principles that will give you a head start in mastering the Arabic language.
I have tried to steer away from the commonly found ‘dry’ methods of teaching grammatical principles. Arabic grammar is not simply a set of mathematical and logical principles that the student must memorise.
Furthermore, it needs to be understood that grammar in itself is not the goal, rather it is a means to the understanding of the language and using it correctly.
The methods which promote grammar as the goal and turn it into a mathematical science have many negative effects from a number of angles:
∙ they waste the time of the student exhausting his/her efforts for limited benefit.
∙ they make the study complicated, therefore the student finds the work difficult, and this leads to feelings of hopelessness to the extent that we hear statements such as the Arabic language being complex and difficult to learn.
Achieving true benefit from any language requires dedication and practice.
In this book I have tried to follow simple and effective methods in explaining these principles.
Tajweed Rules of the Qur’an
أحكَـام تَـجويد القـرآن
By Allah’s grace. this is the second part of what shall be. insha’ Allah. a three part series on the rules of tajweed of the Qur’an. for the recitation of Hafs from ‘Aasim by the way of Ash-Shaatibbyyah الشاطبية. The book is intended to be a guide for non-Arabs with a good grasp in English in studying tajweed.
This book explains the concept of the accent (an-nabr) in the recitation of the Glorious Quran and the conditions of its use. it also defines and explains the important chapter on the characteristics of the letters, velarization and attenuation (tafkheemتفخيم and tarqeeq ترقيق} are covered in this part, as well as the concept of the two alike. the two similar. the two close, and the two far and the rules for idghaam إدغام and ith-haar إظهار in these different relationships. A brief introductory to grammar terms is made in this book to assist the student in understanding the last chapter. that of the connecting hamzah (harazah al-wasl همزة الوصل).
The explanations of the different subjects are in English, and the Arabic terms are translated. This is to assist the student in understanding and encourage them to learn the Arabic deﬁnitions and terms. This book should facilitate non-Arabs studying tajweed whether they are in a classroom with explanations taught in Arabic or in English.
This book cannot replace the importance of reciting to and being corrected by a trained teacher of tajweed. instead it is a guide and an aid in understanding the concepts of tajweed. the application can only be reﬁned by recitation and correction.
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Understand Arabic in 12 coloured Tables
Introduction : Is this Book for You?
These lessons are created for people who already know how to read Arabic with vowel markings – but can’t understand it, and will allow you to understand Arabic within 2 weeks (if you’re a really good memorizer), or a month (if you’re a slower memorizer) inshaa’ Allah. However you will continuously have to refer to these tables for revision for maximum benefit.
How does it work ?
I have made some coloured Learning Tables, you have to memorize them. And we move onto the next lesson. Simple (smile.)
Also note, you may find the order of the lessons abit strange (i.e. see the Contents page – I have made the 3 letter Patterns lesson earlier than 1 letter words lesson), but that is done to make it easier for you to digest the language.
Arabic Layout :
Arabic is made up of; 1 Letter words, 2 Letter words, 3 letter words, and sometimes 4 letter words. I will work gradually in presenting 1 Table per lesson, you have to memorize the table as much as you can. I will then briefly give an explanation of that Table. Then we move onto the next lesson. I will then give a practise Test after a few lessons.
After 2 weeks :
Once you have memorized the tables altogether, you will have got a strong feel of how Arabiclanguage works. This will make it extremely easy for you to understand the language when reading and hearing; Qur’an, Sunnah, or an Arabic speech etc.
Last Advice :
You have to make du’a (prayer) to Allah if you really want to learn Arabic, and Allah will help you. It worked for me, alhamdulillah!
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Attributes of Allah – Know your Creator
Allah is the name of the Divine Being Who exists necessarily by Himself, comprising all the Attributes of perfection. Allah is an underived word – it neither has a feminine nor a plural; it has never been used for anything except the True God. The Arabs too, during pre-islamic days, did not give this name to any of their idols. As a proper noun and a name, it cannot be translated into any other language. The word god is the translation of the word Ilaha which is not a personal name but the name of a status or designation like president, chairman, king, etc., held by persons having different names. There is only one Ilaha and that is ALLAH. In the Quran nothing is mentioned about His form (shape or size); He is therefore beyond human imagination but His functions have been mentioned as His Attributes and we are required to recognize Him only through His Most Excellent Attributes.
In this work an attempt has been made to explain the attributes of Allah ( S.W.T. )
( اَلاَسْمَآءُالْحُسْنَى ) through associated words and their opposites used in the Holy Quran.