In this post, we will cover 5 more sentences. We also introduce some prepositions. Prepositions are one of the most common words used in Arabic language. Just by mastering a few prepositions, you can increase your comprehension of the language. For example, the preposition "in" is the most used word in the Arabic language.
"The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, for the Prophets did not leave behind dinars or dirhams, rather they left behind knowledge, so whoever gains knowledge has gained great fortune."
Language learning is all about practice. Unless you practice and live the language, there's no way you can use the language effectively. Speaking the language gives you the confidence to use the language. Once you pass this stage, you can focus a bit more on grammar. No matter how many years you study grammar, you cannot say confidently that you know any language unless you speak the language. So let's boost some of that confidence, shall we?
This post is a continuation of the series of questions from the previous post [Towards the first step - with Ustaad Ben Saud (Part 1)] In our previous post, we had some wise insights from Ustaad Ben Saud on how to approach learning Arabic. In this post, we continue with the following questions:
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).
Flash cards are one of the best ways to remember new words and phrases. But what's the best way to use flash cards? How do you make them effective?
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)
I guess everyone has heard about Duolingo, which is the world's most famous language learning App. You can learn over 20+ languages through Duolingo in an easy and fun way. Unfortunately, they don't have the option to learn Arabic! It was a big shock to me when I found that out, and I was deeply disappointed.
A few years ago, I came across a TEDx talk given by Chris Lonsdale on "How to learn any language in six months" and I found it extremely beneficial. Chris Lonsdale has 5 principles and 7 actions to learning any language within six months, based on language modelling method which he calls Rapid Language Acquisition. These principles and actions are very much applicable to learning Arabic as well.