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First Steps to Understanding Arabic

A novel and comprehensive introduction to Arabic, in English. Presented in an easy to understand and concise format to make acquiring Arabic straightforward.

Rules are simplified and explained clearly with illustrated examples and ample exercises to consolidate understanding.

Paperback

604 Pages

Resources for this book are available here.

First Steps to Understanding Arabic Abridged


An abridged version of First Steps to Understanding Arabic, using the same successful style and layout as the full original textbook but without exercises.


Consists of core concepts only for a quick overview of the Arabic language.

Paperback

176 Pages

View sample pages here.

First Steps to Understanding Sarf

Conjugations of each type of verb with diacritics.

Colour coded tables to help identify patterns and irregularities.

Ample exercises to solidify understanding and develop accuracy in translating.

Quranic verbs for additional practice.

Simple and concise explanations on constructing irregular verbs.

Paperback

352 Pages

Resources for this book are available here.

المنتخبات

A collection of Arab proverbs and stories along with sayings of the Salaf and accounts of their lives.

The study of Nahw and Sarf is implemented in the translation and analysis of this text. Organised with incrementing levels of difficulty and length to progress as proficiency develops.

A few sample pages of varying levels are available for viewing here.

Paperback

140 Pages

الصغری في النحو

A brief Arabic introduction to the basic concepts of Nahw, based on the Awamil of al-Jurjani and al-Birkwi, and others.

Structured with clear headings and the use of colour for ease of navigation. Self-explanatory tables at the end of the book to make key concepts accessible.

Paperback

34 Pages

Resources for this book are available here.

الوسطی في النحو

An expansion of الصغری which covers further details of Nahw. An intermediate level text, formulated as a synthesis of well-renowned classical Nahw texts as explained in our introductory video to the series here.

Structured in parallel with the user-friendly style of الصغری with additional footnotes detailing the irab of all the examples.

Resources for this book are available here.

First Steps to Understanding Nahw

Written specifically for English speakers in an easy-to-understand style, First Steps to Understanding Nahw is a simplified, brief introduction to the Arabic Language with a fresh approach.

Resources for this book are available here.

First Steps to Understanding Balagah

Fundamental in understanding the Quran, First Steps to Understanding Balagah is a basic introduction to the subject, providing a brief overview of essential concepts.

Resources for this book are available here.

First Steps to Reading Urdu

Designed with a focus on reading only, First Steps to Reading Urdu is an entry-level text. Rules are taught with lessons, exercises and English examples to relate pronunciation to English words.

Sample pages can be viewed here.


First Steps to Understanding Urdu

Suitable for non-native speakers, even those without Urdu or its sister languages. A new, user-friendly textbook teaching grammar rules and vocabulary, reinforced using exercises.

Sample pages can be viewed here.

Upcoming Works (Insha'Allah)

الكبری النحو

A detailed Arabic textbook and expansion on الصغری and الوسطی which discusses the rules of Nahw. A blend of all the concepts studied in books such as:

هداية النحو

قطر الندی

نكتة الإعراب

قواعد الإعراب

and others.

Presented in the same accessible style as الصغری and الوسطی with a unique focus on Quranic examples to reinforce learning

View sample pages here.

دروس البلاغة

Footnotes on the commonly used دروس البلاغة with examples from the Quran and Hadith.

The text can be viewed here.

Previous publications (Now Out of Print)

Arabic A Step by Step Guide Part 1

Part 1 of this series covers the details of الجملة الاسمية and some phrases.

The contents of this book are covered in First Steps to Understanding Arabic.

A non-downloadable non-printable PDF of this can be viewed here.

Arabic A Step by Step Guide Part 2

Part 2 of this series includes more detail of الجملة الاسمية and some phrases.

The contents of this book are covered in First Steps to Understanding Arabic.

A non-downloadable non-printable PDF of this can be viewed here.

Urdu A Step By Step Guide

This book has been replaced by First Steps to Understanding Urdu.

A non-downloadable non-printable PDF of this can be viewed here.