Durusul Lugha al-Arabiyah Arabic Course : Book 3 Only
for English Speaking Students
By Dr V. Abdur Rahim
Paperback 487 Pages
Originally Devised and Taught at Madinah Islamic University
Publisher : UK Islamic Academy (UKIA), Leicester, UK
About The Book
Learning classical Arabic effectively could not be more easier than this course of Madinah Islamic University.
A tried and tested course over 40 years with proven track record of success, it is ideal in terms of the the topics covered and short time taken to learn. It is suitable for schools and colleges in the UK and other Western English speaking countries.
A comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the Qur’anic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Madinah Islamic University, catering for the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world.
Over the years, this course has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Qur’anic exegeses, hadith, fiqh, sirah, history, and classical and modern Arabic literature. It is concise but extensive in their coverage.
It combines modern Arabic vocabulary with Islamic terminology used in the Qur’an and Sunnah. It Helps acquire an understanding of hundreds of Qur’anic verses, ahadith, Arabic parables and poetry."
Learning classical Arabic effectively could not be more easier than this course of Madinah Islamic University. A tried and tested course over 40 years with proven track record of success, it is ideal in terms of the topics covered and short time taken to learn. It is suitable for schools and colleges in the UK and other Western English speaking countries.
Whilst there are now several courses available on the market for the teaching of the Arabic language, the unique features of this particular one are:
It is very concise, consisting of only three books, all of which are short but extensive in their coverage.
It combines modern Arabic vocabulary with Islamic terminology as used in the Qur'an and Sunnah.
It covers all the essential Arabic grammatical rules in such a way that the student is spared the monotonous task of memorising them.
The author presents Arabic as a living and vibrant language and takes examples from Arabic in everyday use, as also from the Qur'an and Sunnah, so that as the student learns the languages, he also acquires an understanding of hundreds of Qur'anic verses, ahadith, Arabic parables and poetry. This allows the student to become directly involved in the study of the Qu'ran and Sunnah while also acquiring a sound understanding of the Arabic language.
About The Author
Dr. Abdur Rahim : An outstanding Scholar of Arabic Language and Literature, deeply learned in the Glorious Qur’an and Sunnah.
Dr. Abdur Rahim was born in the small town of Vaniyambadi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India in 1933. After finishing his secondary school studies, he joined Presidency College, University of Madras where he majored in English Language and Literature. He graduated in 1957. In 1964, he joined al-Azhar University, Cairo, where he did his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Arabic Philology.
It is to be noted that Abdur Rahim learnt Arabic by himself.
In 1969, he joined the Islamic University of Madinah to teach Arabic Philology. Here, he was also associated with the Programme of teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
The course he designed for this purpose is now known as دروسُ اللغةِ العربيةِ لـغير الناطقين بـها Durus al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah li-Ghair al-Natiqina Biha. (Now these books are popularly known throughout the world as “MADINAH BOOKS”.)
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