Archive for the ‘arabic grammar’ Tag

Studying Nahw: Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

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Taken from, translated by sister Amatullah may Allâh reward her with good.

Studying Nahw: Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen.


Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen rahimahullah says:

The science of nahw (grammar) is a noble science tha is a means to two important things:

  1. Having an understanding of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam). Comprehension of these two will give one understanding and knowledge of grammar.
  2. Establishing the tongue upon the Arabic language that the words of Allah were revealed in; this is why having an understanding of nahw is a very important matter. Although, nahw in the beginning stages is difficult to comprehend, it becomes easier in the end. The similitude is given: a house of straw, but a door of iron, meaning it is difficult to get inside, but once you are in, everything is easy for you. This is why it is necessary for the people to have a strong desire and motivation during the beginning stages of learning until it becomes easier upon them in the end.

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Download `Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Books

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All three `Arabîyyah Bayna Yadayk books are now available for download and can be accessed in The Library or Course Material page.  Click here for a direct link.

The Importance of Nahw and Sarf

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An excellent set of notes highlighting the importance of nahw and sarf and how changes of a harakah in the Qur’an can be very serious.  May Allaah reward the brother and sister who put these together for their efforts and granting me permission to share this.

NAHW: focuses on words and the harakah on the last letter of each word in a sentence

SARF: focuses on how different words are conjugated from one source and defines the harakah of every letter in a word except the last letter

How did the science of nahw come about? During the caliphate of ‘Ali ibn Abee Taalib, radhiyallaahu ‘anhu, a Bedouin man came from the desert to the town and was praying behind one of the Imaams and the Imaam was reciting soorah at-Tawbah and when he recited the following aayah:

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English Translation of Al-Ajurrumiyyah

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Simplifying Al-Âjurrûmîyyah is basically an English translation of Al-Âjurrûmiyyah.  It should assist and play as a useful backup for those of us who may struggle with some words and phrases.  The translator is Abul-Layth Qasim ibn Aggrey Mutiva, may Allâh reward him with good.

Simplifying Al-Âjurrûmîyyah

More Lessons on Al-Ajurrumiyyah

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Shaykh Muhammad Al-Malikî (Jeddah, KSA) has taught Al-Âjurrûmiyyah in English.  There are around 100 lessons/files, with an additional number of revision and exam preparation lectures, which seem to be in Arabic.  Please mind the annoying adverts as the brother who uploaded this (may Allâh reward him and the Shaykh) is hosting his files at

Al-Âjurrûmiyyah English Durûs – Shaykh Al-Malikî

Lessons on Tuhfah As-Saniyyah

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Yet more from Shaykh Raslân…  A brother told me that the Shaykh has lessons on Tuhfah As-Saniyyah, a rather popular explanation of Al-Âjurûmiyyah, so I dug them up.  The author’s is Muhammad Muhyî Ad-Dîn `Abd Al-Hamîd and his book is the best explanation of Al-Âjurûmiyyah I have yet seen.  But it isn’t the most basic, which is why you find that this explanation itself, has been ‘explained’.  The series is called Taysîr An-Nahw and can be accessed from the following link.  Again, the series is available in both audio and video formats, and is in Arabic.

Taysîr An-Nahw

Mandhumah Al-Ajurrumiyyah of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abb

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I have uploaded two new files, the text of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abb Ash-Shinqîtî’s (`Ubayd Rabbihi) poem on Al-Âjurrûmiyyah and an audio file for the one who wishes to memorise the poem, or at least read it correctly.  For those viewing Abu Taubah’s explanation of the poem (Lessons on Al-Ajurrumiyyah), then what follows may benefit, in shâ’ Allâh.  Like everything, it is best to study under or refer to someone with the knowledge and ability to be teaching this.  Sometimes you find that texts and narrations slightly differ in wording with one another and I believe that’s the case even with these two files.  Allâh knows best.

File: Mandhûmah Al-Âjurrûmiyyah (text)
File: Mandhûmah Al-Âjurrûmiyyah (audio)