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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.

Excellent Sarf Reference Book

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First of all, I apologise for the severe delay as I did aim to post this some months back.  Since then I’ve totally changed this ‘review’ and feel it’s about time I put it out…

Practicing sarf (morphology) is a very important aspect of learning Arabic that I’ve noticed many neglect early on.  It requires a degree of time, practice, memorisation and revision.  Alhamdulillâh, while for some I may have jumped the gun, one of my first and most important purchases when I took my Arabic studies seriously was a dictionary called, “A Dictionary of Arabic Verb Conjugation” (معجم تصريف الأفعال العربية) by Ambassador Antoine El-Dahdah and reviewed by Dr. Georges M. Abdul-Massih.  I now recommend this dictionary to pretty much everyone who is learning Arabic.

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Vocabulary of The Qur’an

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The course/book, 80% of Qur’anic Words was written by Dr. Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, may Allâh reward him with good.  The objective is assist the seeker in understanding the Qur’ân through the memorisation of an array of the vocabulary therein.  Bear in mind, the course doesn’t really teach you any grammar or morphology (you may pick some up through the memorisation and patterns), nor does it teach you how to use certain words, it’s all about memorising words and drilling them into your brain, in order to understand the Qur’ân.  The last set of pages cover some verb conjugation which seemed pretty useful too.

Having said that, understanding the Qur’ân is our main and primary objective for which we study the Arabic language.  So while we may be put off in that this course is not in-depth or comprehensive, it shouldn’t be difficult to memorise a page a day.  Perhaps by doing so you will understand the Qur’ân more than you will in spending the same amount of time through the pursuit of a more popular Arabic course.

Of course, we all have our preferences and our long and short-term goals.  If a short-term goal of yours is to increase khushû` in prayer and to understand the Qur’ân as it is recited, have a look at this book.  If it is for you then alhamdulillâh, if not then again, alhamdulillâh.

80% of Qur’anic Vocabulary

Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Book 3 Audios

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These are the last of the audio files for the Bayna Yadayk series.

Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Audios – Book 3 – Chapters 1-4

Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Audios – Book 3 – Chapters 5-8

Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Audios – Book 3 – Chapters 9-12

Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Audios – Book 3 – Chapters 13-16

Audios for book one: Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Book 1 Audios

Audios for book two: Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Book 2 Audios

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