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`Uloom al-Lughat-il-`Arabiyyah - Sciences of the Arabic Language

Our Arabic sciences course is designed to give the student a thorough grounding in the Arabic language covering all key concepts and rules to equip the student with the necessary tools to understand the mother books of Islam.

The course comprises four components:

  1. Language.

    This component will equip the student with proficiency in reading, writing and verbal communication.

    Text:
    • `Arabic Course for English Speaking students' by Dr. V. Abdur Rahim.
  2. Sarf & Nahw (Grammar Syntax & Morphology).

    This element of the course is designed to supplement the grammar that will be learnt with the language component in order to give the student a thorough understanding of the mechanism of the language - its syntax, rules of usage and morphology.

    Texts:
    • A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language by John A. Haywood & H. M. Nahmad. This book on Arabic grammar uses classical Arabic and modern Arabic to give the student a well rounded basis of the classical language and modern written language of the Arabs.
    • An-Nahul Wadeh and Hidayat un Nahw. Widely taught and accepted classical manuals on the Syntax and Morphology of Qur'anic Arabic.
  3. Balaaghat (Rhetoric).

    This element is designed to give the student an understanding of the oratory style of the Qur'an, the beauty of the language and its application in understanding the Qur'an and Hadith.

    Texts:
    • al-Balaghat-ul-Musawwarah: Rhetoric Illustrated by Ihaab `Abd ur Rashid.
    • al-Balaghat-ul-Wadeha.
  4. Qasaaid (Arabic Poetry).

    Selections of well known poems will be studied and memorised in order to supplement the understanding of the applications of the Grammar.

    Texts:
    • Dalail al-Barakat (Salaam `Ala-an-Nabi) by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
    • al-Qaseedat-ul-Burdah by Imam al-Busiri.

This course requires at minimum three hours of personal study per week in addition to the two hours of class time.