Learn Arabic


The Seekers Arabic Language Program provides a world-class Learning Arabic Curriculum--taking students from beginner's to proficiency in Arabic reading, listening, and understanding--with specialist scholars trained in teaching Arabic as a second language.

We also offer a full curriculum of Mastering Arabic (nahw, sarf, balagha), for students of Arabic and Islamic Studies seeking to deepen their understanding of the 'instrumental sciences' (ulum al-ala) that are the keys to deep appreciation of the meanings of the Qur'an, Islamic sciences, and Arabic literature.

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  • Level 9

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Proficinecy in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Arabic Literature About Noble Qualities and Etiquette

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  • Level 9

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Proficinecy in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Arabic Eloquence - Learn to Translate Poetry

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  • Level 9

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Proficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Analyse Poetry, Read a Short Story, and Paragraph Composition - Discover Islamic Arts and Their History of Medicine

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  • Level 8

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Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Longer Texts about Muslim Architecture, Human Rights, and an Introduction to Poetry

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  • Level 8

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Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Medicine, Poetry and Introduction to Using a Dictionary

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  • Level 8

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Fluency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Reading Original Arabic Literature and Be Fluent in the Four Skills for Social, and Professional Purposes

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  • Level 7

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Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Longer Biographies, More Verb Conjugation, and Produce Your Own Grammar Analysis (I`Rab)

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  • Level 7

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Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Produce Detailed Text About One's Goals and Aspirations, Discuss Strategy and Science, Learn Advanced Verb Conjugation

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  • Level 7

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Expertise in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Use Language Flexibly and Effectively to Discuss Pollution, Disasters and World Civilizations

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  • Level 6

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Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learn About Music, Child Upbringing, and Occupations, Understand Short Biographies, and Expand Simple Grammar

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  • Level 6

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Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Refine Spelling in Paragraph Writing, and Long Paragraph Reading - Discuss Social Institutions and Islamic Decorum

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  • Level 6

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Efficiency in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learn About Muslim Spain, Social Classes, Historical Wars and Refine Listening Skills

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  • Level 5

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Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Grammatical Concepts and Compose Simple Sentences - Discuss Health, Food, and Astronomy

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  • Level 5

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Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Write Compound Sentences About the Past and Present, Seasons and Outer Space

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  • Level 5

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Effectiveness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Write Compound Sentences About Modern Communications, Etiquette and Countries, Simple Grammar Analysis

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  • Level 4

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Skillfulness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Arabic Grammar Analysis (I`Rab) and Short Paragraph Reading

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  • Level 4

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Skillfulness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Produce Compound Sentences About Tourism, Events and Recreation With Grammar Analysis and Verb Conjugation

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  • Level 3

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Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Understand Compound Sentences and Common Expressions in Daily Life

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  • Level 3

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Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Learning Verb Conjugation and Compound Sentences in Discussing Tourism and Special Occasions

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  • Level 3

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Capability in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Introduction to Reading Complex Sentences and Expanding Use of Expressions

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  • Level 2

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Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Interact in Simple Arabic in Daily Life Relevant to One's Person and Daily Routine

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  • Level 2

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Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Communicate Agreement and Comparisons in Money Dealings in Simple Arabic

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  • Level 2

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Communicating in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Use Longer Sentences in Discussing Personal Issues and Expressing Feelings

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  • Level 1

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First Step in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Arabic Alphabet, Sounds, and Key Words

Introduction Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key nouns and verbs fast in order to facilitate using the language with native speakers. This approach to enabling the student to form sentences and questions quickly will give the student confidence to converse in Arabic in everyday life situati...

Introduction

Learning a new language can be daunting and confusing. This revised lesson approach by Ustadh Mumin Al-Annan is geared towards learning how to read Arabic and memorizing key nouns and verbs fast in order to facilitate using the language with native speakers. This approach to enabling the student to form sentences and questions quickly will give the student confidence to converse in Arabic in everyday life situations. Be introduced to nouns, verbs, grammar and key images of culture in a developed method of Modern Standard Arabic.

Curricular Context

  • This is the first course in Learning Arabic.
  • This course has no prerequisites

Course Outline

Session One Alphabets Pronunciation / Articulation
Session Two Vowels, Fatha/Dhamma/Kasra Labial letters
Session Three Labial letters Interdental letters
Session Four Doubling sign Gingival letters
Session Five Gingival tongue letters Demonstrative pronouns
Session Six Gingival tongue Letters Tanween
Session Seven Palatal letters First personal pronoun Ya’a. Beyond the palate letters Second personal pronoun Kaaf.
Session Eight Throat letters Hamzah, Alef, and  Maad. Reading and Writing.
Session Nine Personal pronouns of First Second, and Third person.
Session Ten Week Days Numbers
What You Will Learn:
  • Introduce yourself and ask others their names and where they live.
  • Understand and use simple words and phrases that relate to your needs and specific everyday situations.
  • Recognize numbers, prices, dates and days of the week.
  • Speaks to someone who speaks slowly and clearly.
  • You will be able to correctly formulate simple sentences and questions 
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  • Level 4

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Skillfulness in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Pre-Intermediate Grammatical Concepts and Understanding Short Biographies

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  • Level 1

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al-Balagha al-Wadiha: The Principles of Arabic Eloquence and Rhetoric

Introduction Mere facts don’t win arguments. What does, is the ability to effectively convey what you wish to say in the most beautiful and persuasive manner. This is where Rhetoric comes in. Rhetoric, or Balagha, in Arabic, is the science of expressing something in the most effective way given the context. Many of these rules are shared amongst languages in general. Balagha, however, is the key to ‘tasting’ the inim...

Introduction

Mere facts don’t win arguments. What does, is the ability to effectively convey what you wish to say in the most beautiful and persuasive manner. This is where Rhetoric comes in. Rhetoric, or Balagha, in Arabic, is the science of expressing something in the most effective way given the context. Many of these rules are shared amongst languages in general. Balagha, however, is the key to ‘tasting’ the inimitable beauty of the Qur’an.

Course Outline

Lesson One 01 Introduction to Rhetoric 02 Intro - Fasaha 03 Intro - Balagha Lesson Two 01 Intro - Styles of speech 02 Intro - Arkan al-Tashbih 03 - Aqsam al-Tashbih Lesson Three 01- Tashbih al-Tamthil 02- al-Tashbih al-Dimni 03 - aghrad al-Tashbih 04 - al-tashbih al-maqlub Lesson Four 01 - balaghatu al-tashbi 02 - al-Haqiqa and al-Majaz 03 - al-Majaz al-Lughawi 04 - al isti'ara  Lesson Five 01 -  al isti'ara- asliyya wa taba'iyya 02 - al isti'ara- murash-shaha mujarrada and mutlaqa 03  al isti'ara al tamthiliyya 04 -  balagha al isti'ara  Lesson Six 01- al majaz al mursal 02 - al majaz al 'aqli 03 - balaghatu al majaz al mursal wa al 'aqli 04 - al kinaya Lesson Seven 01 - balaghat al kinaya 02 - athar 'ilm al bayan 03 - al khabar wa al insha' Lesson Eight 01 - al gharad min ilqa' al khabar 02 - adrab al khabar 03 - khuruj al khabar 'an muqtada al zahir 04 - al insha' al talabi wa ghayr al talabi Lesson Nine 01 - al amr 02 - al nahi 03 - hamza and hal 04 -  baqiyyatu adawat al istifham Lesson Ten 01 - al ma'ani al mustafada min al istifham 02 -  al tamanni 03 - al nida 04 - al Qasr 05 - al fasl wa al wasl Lesson Eleven 01 -mawadi'  al wasl 02 - al musawa 03 - al ijaz 04 - al itnab 05 - athar ilm al ma'ani 1 Lesson Twelve 01 - athar ilm al ma'ani 2 02 - ilm al badi' - jinas 03 - iqtibas wa saja' 04 - muqabala wa husn al ta'lil 05 tawriya wa tibaq 06 - Husn al ta'lil wa Ta'kid al madh wa Uslub al Hakim What You Will Learn:
  • How the science of Balagha developed.
  • What ‘fasaha’ is.
  • What ‘balagha’ is.
  • The different styles of expression in Arabic.
  • The sub-sciences of al Ma’ani, al Bayan, and al Badi’; their main discussions, and the effects of each on the rhetorical impact of speech and writing.
About the Course Text al Balagha al Wadiha is modern text which combines the two classical approaches of works of this science: precise definitions and analysis, with copious practical examples of the concepts it covers. The text was authored by Ali al Jarim and Mustafa Amin.  
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  • Level 1

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Matn al-‘Izzi: The Structures of Arabic Words and How They Change (Sarf)

Introduction Language is a systematic combination of individual words. These words have meanings that express what is happening, by whom, when, and how. Knowing how to recognize and form these words is the scope of the science of Morphology. In Arabic, a single root word is taken and altered in many ways to imbue it with particular meanings. This alteration is called ‘Sarf’ in Arabic, which can be understood to mean ...

Introduction

Language is a systematic combination of individual words. These words have meanings that express what is happening, by whom, when, and how. Knowing how to recognize and form these words is the scope of the science of Morphology. In Arabic, a single root word is taken and altered in many ways to imbue it with particular meanings. This alteration is called ‘Sarf’ in Arabic, which can be understood to mean ‘changing’ or ‘morphing.’  A strong grasp of this science is important for anyone wishing to successfully study Arabic, or any science which is taught through Arabic. It is also a crucial ingredient in gaining a deep appreciation of the beauty of the Qur’an.

Course Outline

Lesson One 01 lesson 01a - The author and the text. 02 lesson 01b - Introduction to the science of Sarf. 03 lesson 01c - The division of verbs. Lesson Two 04 lesson 02a - The six categories of al-thulatha al mujarrad.
05 lesson 02b - categories one to five
06 lesson 02c - al ruba’i al mujarrad Lesson Three 07 lesson 03a - al thulathi al mazid fihi. 08 lesson 03b - al ruba’i al mazid fihi. 09 lesson 03c - al fi'l al lazim. Lesson Four 10 lesson 04a - conjugation of the past tense verb. 11 lesson 04b - the present tense verb. Lesson Five 12 lesson 05a - the present tense mabni lil fa'il. 13 lesson 05b - the present tense mabni lil maf'ul and la and ma. Lesson Six 14 lesson 06a - the present tense mabni with hazm and nasb. 15 lesson 06b - the command. Lesson Seven 16 lesson 07a - alterations to the mudari'. 17 lesson 07b - the ‘nun’s of emphasis. Lesson Eight 18 lesson 08a - the ism fa'il and the ism maf'ul. 19 lesson 08b - the muda’af. 20 lesson 08c - the mithal. Lesson Nine 21 lesson 09 - the ajwaf. Lesson Ten 22 lesson 10 - the naqis. Lesson Eleven 23 lesson 11a - the lafif maqrun. 24 lesson 11b - the remaining three. Lesson Twelve 25 lesson 12a - the mahmuz. 26 lesson 12b - the nouns of time, place, instrument, number, and manner. What You Will Learn:
  • About the text and its author.
  • What Morphology is.
  • The standard form (al Mujarrad) and its variants for words which have a three, and a four-letter root.
  • How to conjugate the past, present, and future verbs for all of them.
  • What verbs with sound letters are, and what verbs with weak letters are.
  • How verbs with weak letters are categorized and conjugated.
  • What the various forms of nouns are, and how to alter them to suit the context.

About the Course Text

This text, known as ‘Matan al ‘Izzi, authored by ‘Izz al Din, ‘Abd al Wahhab b. Ibrahim al Zanjani, has been taught as the foundational text in this science for hundreds of years. With its clear and gradually progessive layout, it is an excellent place to start to learn the foundation principles of the science.
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  • Level 1

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First Step in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Vocabulary of Daily Life, Learning Two-Word Sentences

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  • Level 1

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First Step in Arabic - Online Learning Arabic: Beginner Grammar and Simple Sentences

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Consolidating Arabic Grammar: Al-Tuhfa al-Saniyya Sharh al-Ajrumiyya Explained

Introduction This is a middle-level course on Arabic grammar for students who understand the basic fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Abd al- Hamid's Tuhfa al-Saniyya adds to the skeletal structure of the Ajrumiyyah with essential details and a precise educational method, in addition to exercises and questions at the end of each chapter. For students of the Arabic language who have completed the study of the ...

Introduction

This is a middle-level course on Arabic grammar for students who understand the basic fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Abd al- Hamid's Tuhfa al-Saniyya adds to the skeletal structure of the Ajrumiyyah with essential details and a precise educational method, in addition to exercises and questions at the end of each chapter. For students of the Arabic language who have completed the study of the Ajrumiyya, or similar primer, with understanding. Curricular Context
  • This is a first-level supplementary course in Step Two

  • Before taking this course, take The Ajrumiyya Explained.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction and the Categories of Speech Lesson 2: Recognizing Categories of Speech | Iʿrab Lesson 3: Signs of Iʿrab | Signs of Rafʿ Lesson 4: Signs of Rafʿ and Nasb Lesson 5: Signs of Jarr Lesson 6: Signs of Jazm | The Muʿrabat | Verbs Lesson 7: Nasb and Jazm Particles | The Marfuʿat Lesson 8: The Mubtada’ and Khabar Lesson 9: The Adjective (Naʿt) and Conjunctive (ʿAtf) Lesson 10: Tawkid and Badal | The Mansubat Lesson 11: Hal, Tamyiz, and Istithna' Lesson 12: Closing Mansubat and Makhfudat

What You Will Learn:

  • The main topics of Arabic grammar that one is likely to encounter when reading classical texts in a clear and approachable way

  • Grammatical analysis of sentences according to the methodology of traditional Islamic scholarship

  • An appreciation for the classical Arabic language

  • The ability to access class

Course Requirements: Introduction to Arabic Grammar: The Ajrumiyya Explained: How Words Are Composed Into Sentences

About the Course Text

Shaykh Muhyi al Din Abdal Hamid's popular commentary on the Ajrumiyya is an ideal first commentary on grammar after having studied the Ajrumiyya or a similar primer on Arabic grammar. He explains the text of the Ajrumiyya providing clear and functional definitions, and introduces important details without delving into the involved discussions of the grammarians. His commentary is motivated by a clear and effective educational method and includes beneficial exercises and grammatical analysis at the end of each chapter. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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  • Level 1

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Ajrumiyya: The Structure of Arabic Sentences and How They're Formed (Nahw)

Introduction The science of Arabic grammar (nahw) is the oldest and one of the most important of all the Islamic sciences. It began in the time of the Companions, when the mistakes of non-Arabian converts to Islam began adulterating the linguistic purity of the ancient Arabic language. The early grammarians preserved this ancient language through formal rules, thereby preserving our ability to understand the Qur’an and Sunn...

Introduction

The science of Arabic grammar (nahw) is the oldest and one of the most important of all the Islamic sciences. It began in the time of the Companions, when the mistakes of non-Arabian converts to Islam began adulterating the linguistic purity of the ancient Arabic language. The early grammarians preserved this ancient language through formal rules, thereby preserving our ability to understand the Qur’an and Sunna. Take this course to understand what Arabic grammar is, how it developed, its technical vocabulary, its most important questions, and how to use it to analyze the ancient Arabic language, which is the key to understanding the Qur’an, the Sunna, and all of the Islamic sciences. This course is taught in English but it is not a first-level course in Arabic grammar. Proficiency in the Arabic language and in its most important rules are a prerequisite for this course.

Curricular Context

  • This course is cross-listed in Step Two and Learn Arabic
  • This is an advanced course in the
  • Learning Arabic
  • curriculum
  • Students who register for this course must be able to: (a) conjugate verbs in each of their ten morphological forms; (b) identify the ism fāʿil, ism mafʿūl, ism tafḍīl, al-ṣifa al-mushabbaha, the ism ẓarf, ism āla, and the maṣdar; (c) know all important rules related to masculine, feminine, singular, dual, and plural nouns; (d) comfortably work with nominal sentences (jumla ismiyya), verbal sentences (jumla fiʿliyya), and conditional sentences (shart and jawab al-shart); and (e) use the Hans Wehr dictionary. Some Arabic vocabulary is also required.
  • This course is a key prerequisite for all courses in Steps Three and Four

Course Outline

LESSON 1 -- Introduction and Categories of Speech 1. Introduction to the Ajurrūmiyya 2. Introduction to the Science of Arabic Grammar 3. The Categories of Speech LESSON 2 -- Signs of Iʿrab (1) 1. The ism, fiʿl, ḥarf, and their signs 2. Iʿrāb 3. The Types of Iʿrab 4. Signs of Rafʿ - the Ḍamma 5. Signs of Rafʿ - the Wāw 6. Signs of Rafʿ - the Alif 7. Signs of Rafʿ - the Nūn LESSON 3 -- Signs of Iʿrab (2) 1. Signs of Naṣb - the Fatḥa 2. Signs of Naṣb - the Alif 3. Signs of Naṣb - the Kasra 4. Signs of Naṣb - Yāʾ 5. Signs of Naṣb - the Omitting of the Nūn 6. Signs of khafḍ - the kasra 7. Signs of khafḍ - the yā ʾ 8. Signs of khafḍ - the fatḥa 9. Signs of jazm - the sukūn 10. Signs of jazm - ḥadhf LESSON 4 -- Iʿrab of Verbs (1) 1. Iʿrab with vowels and letters 2. Verbs - The Command 4. Verbs - The Past-Tense Verb 5. Verbs - The Present Tense Verb LESSON 5 -- Iʿrab of Verbs (2) 1. Verbs - Agents of Naṣb 2. Verbs - Agents of Jazm LESSON 6 -- The Marfūʿāt (1) 1. The Marfūʿ Nouns 2. The Fāʿil 3. The Fāʿil al-Ẓāhir 4. The Fāʿil al-Muḍmar LESSON 7 -- The Marfūʿāt (2) 1. The Nāʾib Fāʿil 2. The Mubtadaʾ and the Khabar 3. The Types of Mubatadaʾ and Khabar 4. The Agents Which Affect the Mubtadaʾ and Khabar 5. Kāna and Its Counterparts 6. Inna and Its Counterparts 7. Ẓanna and Its Counterparts LESSON 8 -- The Tawābiʿ 1. The Naʿt 2. The Definite and the Indefinite 3. The ʿAtf 4. The Tawkīd 5. The Badal LESSON 9 -- The Manṣūbāt (1) (Maf'ul Bihi, Maf'ul Mutlaq, Dharf) 1. The Manṣūbāt 2. The Mafʿūl buhī 3. The Mafʿūl Mutlaq 4. The Ẓarf of Ẓamān and Makān LESSON 10 -- The Manṣūbāt (2) 1. The Ḥāl 2. The Tamyīz LESSON 11 -- The Manṣūbāt (3) 1. The Istithnāʿ - Terms 2. The Istithnāʾ - Rules 3. The Lā Which Negates A Genus LESSON 12 -- The Manṣūbāt (4) 1. The Munāḍā 2. al-Mafʿūl Li Ajlihī 3. al-Mafʿūl Maʿahū What You Will Learn:
  • Describe what the science of Arabic grammar is and how it developed
  • Organize the rules of the Arabic language into structured map (this is how the Ajrumiyya is written)
  • Explain the key terms and questions of the science of Arabic grammar
  • Recognize the rules of Arabic grammar at work in authentic uses of the ancient Arabic language
  • Use the rules of Arabic grammar to analyze the ancient Arabic language

About the Course Text

This course is a detailed explaination of the Ajrumiyya (or, alternatively, the “Ajurrumiyya”). The Ajrumiyya is the most popular traditional primer in the science of Arabic grammar. Written seven hundred years ago by the Berber scholar and saint, Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Sinhaji (d. 723 AH / 1323 CE), it has been the foundation for studies in Arabic grammar for students of sacred knowledge all over the world. It has dozens of important commentaries and glosses and is popularly memorized, sometimes in its original prose-form and sometimes in one of its versified versions. The secret of its popularity is frequently ascribed to the sincerity of its author, who wrote it while sitting before the Ka‘ba. He tested his sincerity by casting it into the sea. Only when he saw it washed ashore with its writing intact did he begin teaching it to others. A translation of the Ajrumiyya is provided along with the course materials.    
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