I wanted to write a step-by-step guide for someone who is interested in learning Arabic in Mauritania. But then I realized, there‘s no instruction manual for Mauritania: there are only experiences; and it’s different for everyone. There are no fixed rules and steps to follow. Everyone has a different experience, from which you can learn and benefit.
Are you facing a time in your journey where you almost want to give up? Do you feel like you can't do it anymore? What if Arabic was just not your thing? Not to worry, we've all been there. Looking at the following two scenairos might give us the reasons to carry on.
Arabic language has three main tenses: Past, Present and Command. In our previous posts on past and present tenses, we learnt how to use those tenses. In this post, we will look at how to form and use the command tense.
In this post, we will learn the Arabic vocabulary for family members. Vocab Series is a series of vocabulary presented visually under a common theme. We also discuss the importance of mastering the Arabic language.
In this post, we are going to shed some light on the different sciences of the Arabic langauge. This is a mere introduction to the sciences of the Arabic language to appreciate the efforts put in by the early scholars to preserve the authenticity of the language. We also provide a guideline on the order/sequence in which these sciences should be studied.
In this post, we'll learn the words for people and places in Arabic. We'll also share some memory techniques in the end, which will help us remember the foreign vocabulary.
We have heard the word 'Tawfeeq' (توفيق) many times, but what does tawfeeq mean? Asking Allah (SWT) to grant us tawfeeq might be the most important thing we learn. In this post, we'll try to get a better understanding of the word tawfeeq.
The Arabic language has three tenses: past, present and command. In this post, we learn how to use the present tense in Arabic language.
In this post, we will learn how to inquire about the weather and respond to it. We have introduced the Arabic words for different weathers and seasons.
We, Muslims, use "Bismillah" almost all the time! But how many of us really mean what we say? How many of us really understand what it means?
This is the last post on Common Arabic Phrases series. We started this series to expose you to the idea of how to approach speaking Arabic at the fastest rate possible. In this post, we also give you some final tips on how to carry on your journey.
Some maybe familiar with the story of the three kings (or the three wise men) who came bearing gifts at the birth of Jesus (AS), mentioned in the Bible. But, how many are aware of the story of the six kings of Midian? In the story of these kings, lies the origin of the Arabic alphabet.
In this post of Vocab Series, we have introduced some new Arabic vocabulary that you may use at home. It's a great way to learn Arabic words!
The Jewels of the Quran are many. But how do we acquire them? The answer to this question was given by a man about thousand years ago!
We have been introducing some of the common phrases in Arabic every week. These are phrases that you can use in your day-to-day life; and can be quite an effective way to learn the Arabic language.
An Arabic immersion program can be a great way to soak yourself in the langauge. However, there are a few things one should keep in mind before making the big move.
In this new post, we are going to boost your Arabic vocabulary by introducing some easy new words that can be used inside the classroom. We have also introduced some basic questions that can be used to practice the new words that you learn.
Vocabulary building is an important part of language learning and can take the most time to develop, unless you have an extraordinary memory. However, there are many other ways to develop your vocabulary.
We all want to learn Arabic. We all want to understand the Quran and the Sunnah. The big question is HOW? How to learn Arabic? What's the best way to learn the Arabic language? In this post, In Sha Allah (God Willing) we will explain the best practices to learn Arabic.
Have you ever wished you could learn like a child? Was it easier learning a new language when you were younger? There's one main trait that makes children learn faster than adults.
Imagine you had the opportunity to talk to your favorite celebrity or the President or the CEO of the biggest company in the world - how would you react? What is the protocol you would follow while talking to such a personality? Imagine someone briefs you on the protocol before the meeting - that you have to wear a certain dress-code, shake hands in a certain way, you're not allowed to ask certain personal questions, etc. If you refuse to follow this protocol, the meeting will be cancelled (invalid). These are the terms and conditions. How far would you go to make sure you comply?
Ustaad Benjamin Saud is one of the best Arabic teachers I know of. His understanding of the language and his ability to teach it in a very unique way is what I find truly fascinating. Originally, from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, Ustaad Ben moved to Al-Madinah about 10 years ago and is a former student of Islamic University of Madinah. He graduated from the Faculty of Da’wah & Fundamentals of the Religion – specialising in Aqeedah (belief/creed).
In recent times, Allahu Akbar has become one of the widely recognised term worldwide, thanks to the media. But what does Allahu Akbar really mean? Is it a war-cry? Does it simply mean God is Great or God is the Greatest? It's a phrase that we, Muslims, hear at least 30 times every day during the call for prayer (Adhan). Let me share something that I recently found out during one of my Arabic class sessions and it truly blew my mind! (pun intended)