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Questions and Queries
There are three primary subjects that form the basis in learning Arabic: Nahw (Syntax), Sarf (Morphology), and Literature. Following on from this would be a study of 'Irab, Balagah and Tafseer. Some of our series on these subjects are provided below.
Nahw: English Primers
First Steps To Understanding Nahw
This is a brief introduction to the structure of the Arabic language.
First Steps To Understanding Arabic
This is an elaboration of the first series. It covers similar concepts in further detail.
Nahw: Arabic Primers
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.
A user-friendly organisation of the topics with the relevant slides to accompany each lesson can be found here.
A short booklet which covers the basics of the Arabic Language.
This can be studied after completing First Steps To Arabic.
All the information in this book is covered in As-Sugra fi an-Nahw.
This is a useful supplementary booklet which introduces the basics of Irab.
Most of the information in this book is covered in Al-Wusta fi an-Nahw.
Nahw: Intermediate Books
Studying either of the following textbooks is sufficient to complete an understanding of Nahw to a reasonable level.
A popular book on Nahw used in the Dars Nizami of sub-continental madaris. A user-friendly organisation of the topics with the relevant slides to accompany each lesson can be found here. This series is complete.
A classical text on Nahw which covers all the essentials of the science in a concise manner.
This series covers approximately half the book. (It will not be completed)
Sarf: English Primer
First Steps To Understanding Sarf
This is a brief introduction to the science of Sarf (Morphology).
This should be studied alongside First Steps To Understanding Nahw.
Sarf: ؓBeginner Arabic Text
Bina al-Afaal (بناء الأفعال)
A beginner text book that discusses the different Abwab (patterns) of verbs. This should be studied after First Steps to Understanding Sarf.
Sarf: Intermediate Arabic Text
Tasreef al-Izzi (تصريف العزي)
A more in depth study of Sarf. This can be studied immediately after First Steps to Understanding Sarf or after Bina al-Afaal
Qisas an-Nabiyyeen 1
Stories of the Prophets by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali an-Nadwi.
Irab (Grammatical Analysis)
After a foundational study of Nahw, the following videos can be used to further develop understanding.
Tarkib and Irab
An explanation of both classical irab and sub-continental tarkib.
Building on the Tarkib and Irab course, this series covers a practical application of the methodology to Quranic verses.
After gaining an understanding of Nahw and Sarf, and its implementation through Arabic literature, students may choose to progress with a study of Balagah.
A brief explanation of the widely renowned text on Usool al-Hadith, البيقونية.
Tafseer and Usool Tafseer
Basic principles of tafseer and a brief explanation of selected verses.
A basic introduction to some of the principles of tafseer.
Introductory explanations of a few select verses.