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An-Nahw Al-Wadih… A Solution?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Some students I’ve come across crave to learn definitions of grammatical terminology and principles in Arabic.  Yet this hard using their Madinah Books, which only really outline principles and rules (qawâ`id) in the appendix/key, in English.  This is normal of course, it’s usually up to the teacher to provide more than just the Arabic terminology that all students need to know.  It’s his or her choice to supply students with Arabic definitions, which a student can memorise or learn, and use as a base for their understanding of a given principle.

Sometimes, and I have witnessed this, a teacher does provide Arabic definitions but in the rush of jotting down notes vis-à-vis the difficulty some students face, the definitions still get written down in English.  Perhaps you might see an incomplete Arabic definition in the pages of your classmates and again, this is perfectly normal for the most part. Wallâhu A`lam.

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Madinah Arabic Course Supplementary Material

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

While in Egypt, a brother passed on a whole set of work/excercise books that supplement the popular Madinah Arabic Course.  They’re around thirty in number and comprise of four levels, which is probably inline with the old four-book curriculum, whereby book three of the series was actually two parts (I haven’t confirmed this).

There is a good variety of content.  Students can study Arabic in the context of fiqh, hadîth, tajwîd, sîrah, tafsîr etc.

The files are split up into hundreds of pdfs, which is useful if your working with your computer, yet a pain if you want to print them.  There are also .exe files, so I imagine that Windows users have a full-program/interface to make studying and browsing through the material easy.

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