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Studying in Mauritania

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.

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Reasons to carry on

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.

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What is Tawfeeq?

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.

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How to learn Arabic?

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.

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Conversation with the Lord of the Worlds!

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?

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Towards the first step – with Ustaad Ben Saud (Part 1)

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).

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What does Allahu Akbar mean?

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)