Learn Arabic

السبيل إلى تفهيم الوحي

The Road to Understanding the Revelation

Introduction

All praise is due to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the entire universe. And the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muḥammad his family and his companions.

One of the areas I feel we as the Muslim Ummah are falling short in, is in giving precedence to learning the Arabic language. We neglect it to the extent where most of us are only able to copy it down and recite it – but without any understanding. This needs to change. After all, it is the language of the Revelation. For this reason alone, learning it ought to be at the top of our priorities. Our Lord is speaking to us when we recite the Qur’an, yet we are heedless of what He is telling us!

It was in an attempt to try and change this state of affairs, that I decided to write something that people could use to learn Arabic through self-study. There are plenty of resources available online for learning Arabic – so why bother with another one? This is because I felt that most of these texts were either too complicated for a beginner or focused on contemporary Arabic rather than classical. I wanted to do something different – to make it as simple and easy to understand as possible while presenting it in a visually appealing way. However, I realised it wasn’t really going to work out – by including only minimal information it would leave the reader with questions that need to be answered.

But then I happened to stumble across an online learning website, alhamdulillah. Since then I’ve started giving Arabic lessons on there. One of the advantages of teaching and learning this way is that the classes can be recorded. So this seemed to be an ideal way of overcoming the problem mentioned above. Instead of just having the text and working through it on one’s own, the explanation of the work could also be made available via recordings of the lessons. So whoever wants to can follow along and learn in that way. If you intend doing so, I suggest you actually do the exercises as well, rather than just watch the video. Each lesson consists of a video recording, notes, exercises and a vocabulary list.

As you can see from the title of the course, the focus is very much on learning to read the Qur’an with understanding. All the examples, exercises and so on, are taken from the Qur’an. It is not a conversational Arabic course.

May Allah ta’ala accept from us and grant us beneficial knowledge, ameen.

~*~

This course has now been completed, alhamdulillah. 

To download the notes and recordings of the lessons, please click here.

 To read the translation that was the ultimate result of this course, please click here.

تم بحمد الله

13 Responses to Learn Arabic

  1. the middle road says:

    If you’d like to join the actual classes, leave a comment below.

  2. Uwais says:

    AssalamuAlaykum
    I’ve been trying to find this weeks lesson but im afraid i cannot find the link. Still getting used to the QiZiQ website….could you please forward me a link to this class/the next class? Shukran!

  3. the middle road says:

    Wa alaikum salaam

    Sorry about that. You can find the links for all future lessons here.

    This is the link for next week’s lesson.

    But the best thing to do would be to add me as a contact on the WizIq website. Then whenever I schedule a class on there I’ll send you an invitation.

    In the meantime check out the recording of today’s lesson.

  4. Umm Tawaam says:

    As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

    Please let me know if arabic classes are still ongoing. I am very, very much interested in learning and wish to find out more about your classes, may Allaah reward you for your efforts.

    Was salaams.

  5. the middle road says:

    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Yes, the classes are still ongoing and are conducted on the WizIQ website. Please register on there and add me as a contact if you’d like to join in.

  6. shijas khan says:

    assalaam alaikum ca rahmathullla….
    i can read and write arabic but i can’t say…piease help me to speak our arabic…may alllah’s blessings uppon u.

  7. the middle road says:

    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah

    Unfortunately this course is not based on conversational Arabic, it is focused on classical Arabic with an aim to equip the students to translate Arabic texts.

    Perhaps this site might be of help to you.

  8. Saif Ahmed says:

    Asalam o walaikum, my name is Saif , I am 18 years old, I’m from South Africa. I am a born Muslim and I have not completed my madressah, I need your help in making me read Quran, please brother help me to familiarise myself with the alphabets and pronounciation, Jazakallah Khair

    Asalam o walaikum.🙂

  9. the middle road says:

    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah

    As mentioned in my comment above, this course is focused on translating Arabic, so the students already need to have some basic grasp of the language. It’s not aimed at complete beginners. So unfortunately I am not able to assist at this particular time, but I’m sure that if you look around a bit more you would find someone who could help.

    May Allah ta’ala make it easy for you and grant you beneficial knowledge, ameen.

  10. swalehah says:

    Assalam
    mashallah it would be so nice to have access to such a program. May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts.

  11. kausar says:

    ِAsalaamu Alakum
    is there a way to free bulk download this course?

    Jazakum Allahu kharirah

  12. Admin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah

    If you’d like to download just the lesson notes then I could easily make that available in-sha Allah. But if you want the videos with them then unfortunately that would be a bit more difficult.

    (Apologies for the late reply.)

  13. Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah
    Dear Admin this is very nice posting.
    i am so happy for this posting learning Arabic.
    thanks
    Zilhajjgroup Bangladesh

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