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Acacia

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Resources for Arabic
« on: February 03, 2016, 06:01:16 PM »
Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh:

Is it possible to collate resources for the Arabic courses here (i.e. books 1 and 2, vocab, key, solutions, tense charts, etc.)? Inshaallah it would be helpful for students to refer back to whenever needed - especially new students who may not be aware of some of the resources.

JazakAllah khayra.

Edit: actually, a pinned thread started by Ustadh, tutors or Admin might be cleaner. Please feel free to delete this then.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 06:33:00 PM »
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Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh:

Is it possible to collate resources for the Arabic courses here (i.e. books 1 and 2, vocab, key, solutions, tense charts, etc.)? Inshaallah it would be helpful for students to refer back to whenever needed - especially new students who may not be aware of some of the resources.

JazakAllah khayra.

Edit: actually, a pinned thread started by Ustadh, tutors or Admin might be cleaner. Please feel free to delete this then.


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All of that and more is actually in the folder linked to in my forum signature. Madinah Books have their own folder and basic verb charts can be found in Fundamentals of Classical Arabic by Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar.

I'll ask what others think of the idea إن شاء الله.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 07:44:25 PM »
Yes, masha'Allah you have quite the bookshelf! I'm not sure if you've read everything there... if you have, may Allah Ta'aala put barakah in your knowledge, grant you the ability to excel in your studies, do amal on what you've learned and share your knowledge with others; if not, may He grant you the ability to do so, and put barakah in your knowledge, allow you to excel in your studies, do amal on what you learn, and make you a means for His knowledge to reverberate through; and, may He grant the same for all teachers, students and families connected to IlmHub. Ameen.

Inshaallah it would just be easier to find everything in one place and commit that to our memories, rather than trying to remember the various other places to look... just a thought... inshaallah it would be helpful (especially for people like me, who are easily distracted, get lost in multiple resources - trying to flip between things, or simply forget).
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 09:13:05 AM »
I have seen students struggling with Arabic with massive resource libraries, taking multiple courses, consulting multiple teachers etc. I have taught students who have finished Madina Series twice (before) and are clueless because they (and teachers) have used Keys and Solutions to just translate.

I suggest the following:

  • Give yourself 6-9 months and put your head down
  • Stick to a single curriculum, Madina Series is excellent for Basics
  • Master Attached/Detached Pronouns
  • Master Naat/Man'oot
  • Master Mudaf/Mudaf Ileh
  • Master Badal/Mubdal Minhu
  • Master Regular (3 letter) Past Tense
  • Master Regular Present Tense
  • Become familiar with (weak and irregular) Past Tense
  • Become familiar with transformation of above to Present Tense

Now consult as many books, teachers, courses as you wish.

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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 09:39:24 AM »
Allah make it easy!!
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 09:44:25 AM »
JazakAllah khayran Ustadh. I agree, and inshaallah, that's what I am trying to do... Using a single source for grammar: ilmHub.

I actually have all the resources I listed because they were shared early on last semester but I don't think they've been shared w/ new students yet this term... And, since new students may be unaware, old threads are archived, & they'd have to dig through threads that may cause confusion, thought it might be easier for all just to have resources in a single space.

Sorry, I should have been more clear. Either way, it's fine... I agree that looking at solutions/keys & relying on vocab lists will make it hard to LEARN. I've consulted the vocab lists many times (after attempting on my own) but, alhamdulillah, I've been staying away from the solution book/keys... not sure why they were shared but they were.

Ameen sister.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 04:14:32 PM »
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Yes, masha'Allah you have quite the bookshelf! I'm not sure if you've read everything there... if you have, may Allah Ta'aala put barakah in your knowledge, grant you the ability to excel in your studies, do amal on what you've learned and share your knowledge with others; if not, may He grant you the ability to do so, and put barakah in your knowledge, allow you to excel in your studies, do amal on what you learn, and make you a means for His knowledge to reverberate through; and, may He grant the same for all teachers, students and families connected to IlmHub. Ameen.

Inshaallah it would just be easier to find everything in one place and commit that to our memories, rather than trying to remember the various other places to look... just a thought... inshaallah it would be helpful (especially for people like me, who are easily distracted, get lost in multiple resources - trying to flip between things, or simply forget).


Ameen to the duʿāʾs; they are greatly appreciated. I presume you are referring to the general Islamic books folder as well. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to read many of the books there yet. May Allāh allow us to benefit from what we share and learn.

Regarding the last few posts, the matter is still being discussed with the Ustādh. We will let the students know what kind of thread and resources we will prepare إن شاء الله.

I believe you were referring to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login from before.

The "English key" file is actually quite important. It explains the lesson (as it is considered part of the book), so it should be read before starting the homework for the relevant lesson.

The solutions are helpful to refer to after submitting one's homework.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 06:27:13 PM »
Yes, that is the folder and... uh-oh, here I thought the Key and Solution contained similar materials (i.e. answers). I had avoided the Key too. Okay, inshaallah I will wait for Ustadh to provide direction and, if all is good, inshaallah I will start reading the key before lessons and will take a look at the solutions after I submit my homework.

Alhamdulillah, there is khayr in everything - even this thread!
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 09:20:33 PM »
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Yes, that is the folder and... uh-oh, here I thought the Key and Solution contained similar materials (i.e. answers). I had avoided the Key too. Okay, inshaallah I will wait for Ustadh to provide direction and, if all is good, inshaallah I will start reading the key before lessons and will take a look at the solutions after I submit my homework.

Alhamdulillah, there is khayr in everything - even this thread!


I did ask Ustādh, and he said, "The key at the end of the Lesson is important and they should read that and it is part of the Book." The reason why he says it's "part of the book" is that the key is actually embedded in the book after each lesson in the Madinah Arabic Reader edition (the colorful one with full tashkeel). For the homework in Session 02, one of the instructions is also to go to the vocabulary list "at the end of the lesson" and choose words from there. The only difference is that the regular edition of the book doesn't have the key embedded because they have separate books (English, Urdu, and German) for that. They are still intended to be used side-by-side.

Hopefully Ustādh also clarifies his opinion regarding the solutions, but it seems that his comment above is targeted towards students who refer to the solutions either before completing the exercises on their own, without understanding them, or considering them to be sufficient to completely grasp the material on their own (this is remedied in our course by Ustādh AbuZainab teaching us grammatical concepts and analysis in addition to the textbook material). So from my limited understanding, there shouldn't be anything wrong with viewing the solutions to exercises a student has already completed, especially since the teaching assistant will also try to explain anything which a student didn't seem to understand إن شاء الله.

Finally, note that these resources are readily available from Central-Mosque You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, which is a link included from the Session 01 thread. It also includes verb tense tables which would be of interest.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 10:17:47 PM »
Okay, alhamdulillah, we have been working with the colourful book so those 'keys' are incorporated, along with the vocabulary.

I've spent some time on the Central-Mosque site in the past and recommended it as a starting point for one person just learning the alphabet. There are many useful resources/articles on the site, mashaAllah.

JazakAllah khayran for all the help.

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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 10:27:22 PM »
Ustādh AbuZainab mentioned the following points to me to share with all students:

  • Students should read the (English) key at the end of each lesson (or in its respective PDF file if applicable) a few times to get familiar with the lesson.
  • The key in the Madinah Arabic Reader books (colorful book which has the key embedded in the same book) is a slightly revised version.
  • Read and revise the vocabulary list (with their meanings) at the end of each lesson.
  • Read the lessons and the exercises; just read until you are as fluent as possible (in reading out loud).
  • In AR102, the Ustādh will mostly be doing the exercises first and then the main lesson. He may sometimes do the lesson first. Follow the Ustādh for the main lesson.
  • Write out all the exercises for each lesson. Read again until your reading is as fluent as possible. You first read the lesson and exercises, this time you have the answers too so it helps your reading practice.
  • Ask any questions you may have on the forum about anything in the lesson or exercises.
  • He is reluctant to suggest solutions and extra resources until at least AR103 because there are some errors in the existing resources on the Internet.
  • Ask questions and seek clarifications as many times as you wish using the forum.
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Re: Resources for Arabic
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 11:53:48 PM »
Ok Br JazakAllah khaira
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