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A lot of you probably wish that you understood the Arabic language, so that you could understand the noble Quran in it's original form. You might already know the meanings of Surah Al-Fatiha (which we recite in every salah), but you want to know the meanings of the whole Quran in Arabic.

So, alhamdullillah here are some series of videos or playlists that I found where you can learn the basic and important rules of the Arabic language. They are all free and easy to understand. Some of the videos include lessons that teach the alphabets and their pronounciations as well, and then moves on to lessons in grammar, so you can watch and learn from them even if you're a complete beginner.

 

I myself wanted to learn Arabic because I think that having an understanding of the language will cause the words of the Quran to penetrate deeper into our hearts while reciting them (or listening to them). That's why I've been watching the following videos in the last couple of weeks, and alhamdullillah my understanding of the language has been progressing since then. I wanted to share these things with other Muslims as well, since there may be people like myself who are interested in learning classical/Quranic Arabic in their own homes.

 

Arabic seems to be more difficult at first compared to English, but eventually the harder stuff will become easier and easier the more you get used to them. The important thing is to have a determination and a willingness to learn (for the sake of Allah). And then you have to try to spend some of your free time to go through the materials at your own pace.

 

 

Understanding the Quran:
http://www.quranpda.com/Understand_Quran_in_Arabic.html

Quran translations:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD119B7669B0A3CE6

Lessons in Arabic:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUClzgIJMU7J754dQ36BwW25dxNJGkU9E
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlf1s6msls_-AlGaDN5xR1VtjfjKI_Z-l
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Arabic+Lesson+Zafar+Anjum
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL31jJSNW1UoXy_g12uE4hdwh4cBZStCUI
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=arabic+lesson+ibn+tv

Basics of grammar:
https://www.youtube.com/user/iArabicLearning/videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuH8LUGHPTDAM8FNL2IM2OTGkO8t4cepc
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL562q7qvDWPDnxJm7AWPmRf6Nv4y0AeBW
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYgFjYnZL7-Vl-zntPTAi8A6GFGD4Y7B2
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC020E356FB982509

Pronouns review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUV3zAyh-fk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mtTtgN8VG8

Quranic vocabulary:

http://www.kalamullah.com/arabic-english-dictionary.html <- An excellent source.
http://corpus.quran.com/

 

Additional:
http://www.al-islam.org/file/arabic-grammar-holy-quran-al-qaem-institute
http://attahawi.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/tasheel-alnahw.pdf
http://asimiqbal2nd.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/arabicgrammar.pdf
http://www.kalamullah.com/learning-arabic.html


I categorized the links into separate sections as you can see above. The first link is really good because it contains a long list of Quranic Arabic lectures, where the tutor/professor writes verses of the Quran on the board and then explains the meanings of the verses word by word, while giving insights into Arabic grammar, morphology, the roots of various words, how the words change in relation to one another, and many other aspects of the language.

If you're a total noob in Arabic, but you're planning to learn it some time inshallah, then I would recommend you to start with the videos listed in the "Lessons in Arabic" and "Basics of Grammar" categories first, because those are the lessons that will give you the first steps in learning the language.

 

And if anyone here wants to post beneficial online materials as the ones above, then, of course, you are welcome to do so.

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I am increasingly becoming wary about Arabic learning resources out there. That is why I'd rather have word of mouth recommendation by some one who have already successfully learned Arabic. A lot of research and thought have gone to teaching English as a foreign language, but not so much for Arabic. Usually Arabic learners have to go through the school text books they use to teach Arabic to native speaking students.

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I am increasingly becoming wary about Arabic learning resources out there. That is why I'd rather have word of mouth recommendation by some one who have already successfully learned Arabic. A lot of research and thought have gone to teaching English as a foreign language, but not so much for Arabic. Usually Arabic learners have to go through the school text books they use to teach Arabic to native speaking students.

Actually I would argue through history Arabic as a second language has been studied more extensively than English, especially within the subcontinent. It (Arabic) just hasn't been done in the English language to the same level (probably)

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Actually I would argue through history Arabic as a second language has been studied more extensively than English, especially within the subcontinent. It (Arabic) just hasn't been done in the English language to the same level (probably)

A lot of people learn the script, to read the quran. But how many understands quran?

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Actually I would argue through history Arabic as a second language has been studied more extensively than English, especially within the subcontinent. It (Arabic) just hasn't been done in the English language to the same level (probably)

y not just write Arabic here

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A lot of people learn the script, to read the quran. But how many understands quran?

how many doing anything

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I am increasingly becoming wary about Arabic learning resources out there.

 

Excuses, excuses. :P

 

If you're not wary about learning so many things about Islam from online resources and googling into so many websites in your own computer, then learning a single language shouldn't be much of a difference from that. It's all available to you, and there are plenty more resources to complement your learning process. You just gotta put your time and effort into it if you really want to learn Arabic.

 

 

Sweeeet. Thanks Spidey.

 

You're welcome.

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This might be good also:

Speak Arabic and understand 80% meaning of the Holy Quran

 

 

Course Highlights
- Identify Grammar on any page of the Qur’an
- Learn to speak and make your own sentences in Arabic
- Understand Qur’an directly without translation

 

It's a free online course that is scheduled to start on September 1, 2014, and it consists of 5 lectures a week (Mon - Fri) which is going to be continued for a length of about six months.

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