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August 28, 2013 - Posted by | Learning the language of the Qur'an | , , , , , ,

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  1. Jazaka Allahu Khayran.

    And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness)," and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah’s, and does righteous deeds, and says: “I am one of the Muslims.”

    Comment by Salaam | August 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Baarakallaahu Feekum, Yaa Akhee!
      Sorry for posting a bit late.

      Comment by MuQeet | August 28, 2013 | Reply

  2. Indeed true!! i want to love arabic. i tried finding some useful and easy resource online, like beginners basic level but could not find any as yet. :/

    Comment by hkamran | August 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Glad to know that.
      Check out the heading ‘Arabic Learning Resources’ on the right side bar.
      Download Madinah Arabic Reader, Part 1. It has key as well as Answer.
      It is good resource for learning Arabic through direct method.
      If you need help, I am always here to serve you, Inshaa’Allah.

      Comment by MuQeet | August 28, 2013 | Reply

      • Amazing resources. very helpful indeed, i am elated!! :D
        jazakAllah kheran for these. I completely love this blog.

        Comment by hkamran | August 28, 2013

      • Alhamdulillah for everything.
        I am honoured to have you as my blog reader.
        Jazakallahu Khayra.

        Comment by MuQeet | August 29, 2013

  3. i can read arabic well, can understand it to a very small extent. i want to learn it in detail. if u could suggest some link , ill be obliged.

    Comment by hkamran | August 28, 2013 | Reply

    • These books are for learning Arabic only.
      It is graded book series, and you will love learning Inshaa’Allah. If you can understand basic Arabic, it is very good for to proceed at a faster speed. Try book 1 first, may be you will finish the book quickly, Inshaa’Allah. Then go to Book 2.
      Other links I will find out and suggest, Inshaa’Allah.
      I feel these books are the best for non-Arabic speakers like us.

      Comment by MuQeet | August 28, 2013 | Reply

      • Indeed these books are great. actually i am native Urdu speaker. In our Islamiat course at high school, we were required to learn some surahs by heart , it was part of the Quranic Lessons.The tafseer, context etc. so that helped me understand some of the meanings of arabic words. i can not construct sentences, nor am i familiar with grammatical usage though i can understand the meanings of some “huruf”. So yes if you come across any more resources, il be glad to make use of them.
        and the Madina books are amazing. Thank you so much ! God bless u for the wownderful effort. Ameen.

        Comment by hkamran | August 28, 2013

      • Yes, I am aware as that is the approach adopted in Muslim schools in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world.
        Arabic is not taught in detail nor the syllabus and time-frame allows the teachers and administration to bring about any significant modification. Just by adopting the translation method, pupils are taught Arabic which is extremely detrimental for learning.
        These books are really great and I am sure you will really love the language as you finish reading chapter by chapter.
        I would suggest if you can buy the hard copies of the main course books, it will be more helpful to you.
        Check if the Books are available in your place. It must be available as the books are extremely popular the world over.
        Thank you so much. Jazakallaahu Khayra.

        Comment by MuQeet | August 29, 2013

  4. Subhanallah… The Quran is a miracle in itself. One who truly understands the deeper meaning of the Quran has attained such wisdom. Just the Opening Surah alone has so many attributes, so much benefit for us it really is amazing.

    Comment by Shahista ♡ | August 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Subhanallaah! The glorious Qur’an is the perfect Word of Allah.
      True understanding of the Qur’an’s wisdom happens only when a person puts the teachings into practice.
      May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to understand His Book and live by His guidance.

      Comment by MuQeet | August 29, 2013 | Reply

  5. Assalam o alikum warahmatuLLAHI wa barakatuhu!
    jazakALLAHU khairan for the post akhi.
    If you don’t mind i want to ask a question someone asked me.
    There was a sentence in an arabic book.
    Alamu bakistana akhdr.
    So the question was, why is it “bakistanA”, and not “bakistani” (as it is mudhaf ilaihi , which is thought to be majrur)
    similarly there was “shahru ranadanA mubarakun” , again the same question, why ramadan is not majrur , when it is becoming the mudhaf ilaihi.
    I was searching someone to get the answer. Hopefully you will

    P.S The theme of our blog was changed, so again the blogi blogi is in menus. AlhumduliLLAH.

    Comment by Banaat-e-Hawwa | August 29, 2013 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
      1. It happens in case of non-Arabic words used. It will not carry kasra as normally it should. That is why it is ‘Alamu baakistaanA….’ because Pakistan is not an Arabic word. If you want to refer to Qur’an see Surah Yuusuf لَّقَدْ كَانَ فِي يُوسُفَ ayah no. 7, it is Laqad Kana Fee YusufA, not Yusufi….because Yusuf is originally not an Arabic word.
      2. The second one is completely about the grammar in which there is a thing called Mamnu minas sarf, in which the fat’ha will be written instead of kasra ….that is why in Surah al Baqarah 2: 185, it is ‘Sharu ramadhaanA…’
      3. I must accept I am not a scholar of Arabic though I know a little bit here and there, alhamdulillah.
      4. Yes, I saw your blog’s theme and it is much better than the previous one, Mashaa’Allah. I was wondering how you included that categories, tags, archives….all in one row. It is so nice in appearance. What is the name of that widget?

      Comment by MuQeet | August 29, 2013 | Reply

      • jazakALLAHU khaira akhi for the description. ! it’s cleared , but can you please tell me some detail for mamnu minas sarf? or refer to a site where i can read this usul.

        Plus that widget you are talking about is actually the theme’s widget. (only available in The Mystique Theme). (mystique tabbed widget)

        JazakALLAHU khaira once again for the help and support.
        You are not a scholar , but your Arabic much much more good than me. ma sha ALLAH

        Comment by Banaat-e-Hawwa | August 29, 2013

      • Baarakallaahu Feeki.
        check this site
        dr.vaniya.com
        vassalam.

        Comment by MuQeet | August 29, 2013

  6. http://drvaniya.com/
    Yes it’s a very good site, i visited earlier from your link Tab.
    The very little arabic i know, i was trying to understand the Arabic poetry there with that. (sounds funny)

    Comment by Banaat-e-Hawwa | August 29, 2013 | Reply

  7. Asalamalaikum.i am ur regular reader n trust m ur articles hav really cleared alot of misconcepts .i keen to learn arabic.want to understand the quran…hav joined tafsir classes.if u could suggest m the link where i could check my tajweed as well as learn arabic as a beginner

    Comment by Saadia | August 31, 2013 | Reply

  8. Arabic is a beautiful language. Once I couldn’t understand arabic till I want to an Arabic school….n afterwards, tho my Arabic isn’t that strong yet but anytime I recite d quran I am able to feel its message purely. n it gives me joy. nice post Muqeet.

    Comment by musliminafrica | September 7, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      Comment by MuQeet | September 7, 2013 | Reply

  9. jazakAllah kheran for these beautiful article brother muqeet!!i could see lot of effort and hardwork put to all the articles in your Blog:))may Allah reward you for this with multiples!!!keep up the good work:))

    Comment by Nazeebkhan | January 6, 2014 | Reply

    • All this is possible only with the grace and help of Almighty Allah: هذا من فضل ربّ
      Thank you for your comment, brother, which is full of love and encouragement. May Allah accept your du’aa and reward you for supplicating for a Muslim brother.
      Vassalamu Alaikum.

      Comment by MuQeet | January 6, 2014 | Reply


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