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As salam o aliakum

Can anyone guide towards the best approach in learning arabic?

I can't join an institute since i study, game, read etc

But i at least want to start learning arabic. Also i speak urdu so would that benefit me?

I realized there are many things, that require knowledge of arabic so anyone who can guide?

Thanks in advance!

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Salam,

The simplified version would be to start learning grammar (Pakistanis are really good grammarians so check on YouTube for videos in Urdu), along with some sarf and pick up vocab as you go along. Your Urdu will come in handy because it contains many Arabic words.

Alternatively there are free courses available, such as the Medina Arabic book set, which has online videos as well. It is a very popular book.

Good luck insha'Allah

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4 hours ago, Ali_Hussain said:

Salam,

The simplified version would be to start learning grammar (Pakistanis are really good grammarians so check on YouTube for videos in Urdu), along with some sarf and pick up vocab as you go along. Your Urdu will come in handy because it contains many Arabic words.

Alternatively there are free courses available, such as the Medina Arabic book set, which has online videos as well. It is a very popular book.

Good luck insha'Allah

Yes InshaAllah 

I would prefer lectures to be in urdu.

I normally waste my time at night playing games from 9 to 1 so instead, if i give sometime to arabic, i might be able to learn some of it in a few years.

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1 hour ago, Haydar Husayn said:

The Madinah Arabic books are quite good.

https://abdurrahman.org/arabic-learning/madina-arabic/

(The main books are in Arabic, but there is an associated English or Urdu Key to help you understand what is going on)

There also seem to be Urdu lectures on Youtube:

 Or English ones:

 

Lol i just listened to half of 1st urdu lecture and noted down things. It seemed good.

All i need is help of Allah to learn this. The only problem i face learning things is that, i am lazy. I want to do it, but actually i sit idle just thinking about it. Today i decided to make a time table.

Like 10-1 for studies.

1 - 9 for gaming and youtube

Then some time say half an hour or an hour daily to arabic at night but with concentration. And by making notes.

I hope i would be able to learn some arabic in 4-5 years like this. 

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2 hours ago, Diaz said:

I will be learning Arabic too, I know how to read little, still don’t know how to write.

Exactly. I mean, i can get meaning sometimes and understand words like min fi la fa inta qala etc  and many words of urdu have been taken from arabic it makes it way more easier for an urdu guy to learn arabic since even huruf match each other.

I love to look at arabic hadith books.

This just came to my mind when i saw debaters debating against sunnis and they don't know Arabic and get ridiculed by them.

I think i can make arguments way better than them, but reason i never did this was, because i hate when they abuse and make fun of each other over the internet and ridicule each other.

And thats why, i don't get into these things. The only possible way is to learn arabic since i would be able to read a wide range of books with actual matn and no translation. 

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59 minutes ago, Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi said:

Lol i just listened to half of 1st urdu lecture and noted down things. It seemed good.

All i need is help of Allah to learn this. The only problem i face learning things is that, i am lazy. I want to do it, but actually i sit idle just thinking about it. Today i decided to make a time table.

Like 10-1 for studies.

1 - 9 for gaming and youtube

Then some time say half an hour or an hour daily to arabic at night but with concentration. And by making notes.

I hope i would be able to learn some arabic in 4-5 years like this. 

Here's your mission: Get to lesson 8 by the time summer ends

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On 7/11/2020 at 6:01 AM, Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi said:

As salam o aliakum

Can anyone guide towards the best approach in learning arabic?

I can't join an institute since i study, game, read etc

But i at least want to start learning arabic. Also i speak urdu so would that benefit me?

I realized there are many things, that require knowledge of arabic so anyone who can guide?

Thanks in advance!

This will probably be the best resource you'll come across online if you're interested learning in Arabic :

https://www.imamsadiq.tv/en#

Register for their online seminary. The have full online recorded video lessons on Arabic, classroom style with a whiteboard. The instructors are shia and are really nice too and you can contact them via whatsapp for extra help. You can download the necessary books straight from their site after you make an account and go into their online portal, if it doesn't work, pm me as I have them downloaded already. They teach other Islamic courses too, based on books of classical scholars. However, the language of instruction is in English. 

Once you enter their portal, you see the course titles "Sarf" and "Nahw". You are supposed to start with Sarf first as Sarf is learning how the words work. Nahw is learning how to put together the words together to create sentences.

For dictionaries, a friend on this site suggested to me to download the Hans Wehr dictionary from the app store on your phone (I know it's on Google Playstore for sure, didn't check for apple). Another great app is "wikisurfer 4 wiktionary",

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As salaamun aleikum,

I used 2 apps to get started. TengGo Arabic and Quran Learning. Both helped me ALOT and are free to download. You can pay a few dollars for advanced lessons, but the introductory information is very good. I only speak english and these 2 apps brought me along way with just the free features. Now i can pretty much read arabic, but i need to improve on vocabulary.

W/s

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1 hour ago, shia farm girl said:

TengGo Arabic and Quran Learning

I can’t find it in app store, is it available in iOS?

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10 hours ago, Diaz said:

I can’t find it in app store, is it available in iOS?

To be honest, im not sure. I use an android so i dont know whats available for iOS:(

I just realized i spelled yhe first one wrong..its TenguGo...sorry about that!

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11 hours ago, Diaz said:

I can’t find it in app store, is it available in iOS?

Salaam brother,

I opened my app and went to FAQ and this is what i found:

 

 

If you have any questions or problems with TenguGo Arabic Script please email us: 
 

arabic@tengugo.com


Please let us know the platform (Web, Android, iOS) and details (Version, device, browser, etc..). 

Thank you, 

The TenguGo Arabic Team

 

In sha Allah this helps you somehow.

w/s

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Salaam brother,

Very good initiative. 

If you are interested in learning Quranic vocabulary and gradual learning of arabic grammar, then i recommend this course below:

https://trs.ngo/quran/

I've personally taken this course and simultaneously studied araphic morpholgy and grammar via madinah arabic books. This quranic vocabulary course will enhance your understanding of the Quran. 

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I don't know what made me download duolingo but I started doing Arabic lessons on it. I found most of them too easy since I already know some Arabic but later my daughter joined in because the lessons were fun.

Two days ago she didn't know any Arabic and her urdu is also just okayish and today she came asking me

هل أنت دكتوره، يا ماما ؟ :p 

So Duolingo is good for learning some basic Arabic.

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As-salam alaykom,

I pray that you and your family are in excellent health. Ameen.

 

Dr. Imran Alawiye offers free courses in Arabic on YouTube.

He has basic courses that start from the beginning, however all are  English to Arabic.

Course -Arabic from the beginning  Course -The Key to Arabic  Course - Let's Speak Arabic  Course - Gateway to Arabic 

https://www.youtube.com/c/ImranAlawiye-gatewaytoarabic/videos

 

https://kalamullah.com

Learning Arabic

Offers several free downloadable books for learning Arabic.

 

May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala make it easy for you to learn Arabic.

Fee Aman Allah,

Sister Tabassum Iman

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Salam everyone.

Its been a year and i finally started learning arabic a week ago lol.

This mans course was linked by a member here and honestly, i enjoyed it. The person has got amazing teaching skills.

But i have one problem, i've almost completed these 7-8 videos and next portion is Book-2.

However i see in Madina Arabic Book-1, there are many things that this course didn't cover or maybe they'll cover in 8th video ( still left to watch )

Note that i started with Batch 2016-17 Book 1 course and it has only 8 videos while book-1 course of other batches have 40 videos.

Also Book-2 course on this channel is missing many starting videos. Anyone has got idea where can i find them? Or simply they don't wanna teach everything on YouTube for free?

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On 1/31/2021 at 12:11 AM, Tabassum Iman said:

 

He has basic courses that start from the beginning, however all are  English to Arabic.

Course -Arabic from the beginning  Course -The Key to Arabic  Course - Let's Speak Arabic  Course - Gateway to Arabic 

https://www.youtube.com/c/ImranAlawiye-gatewaytoarabic/videos

 

https://kalamullah.com

Learning Arabic

Offers several free downloadable books for learning Arabic.

W.s

I think this channek is purely meant to teach you ****How to SPEAK arabic****

Definitely i want to learn to speak but thats not what i wanna learn arabic for.

I want to learn to be able to read classical Arabic like Quran+Hadith accurately and want to know grammer along with it as well. These are things that aren't considered primary goal of such courses because they aren't needed.

Yes, i definitely need some sentences to start with but i think a proper course would teach them along with / before grammer.

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On 7/11/2020 at 1:01 PM, Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi said:

 

As salam o aliakum

Can anyone guide towards the best approach in learning arabic?

I can't join an institute since i study, game, read etc

But i at least want to start learning arabic. Also i speak urdu so would that benefit me?

I realized there are many things, that require knowledge of arabic so anyone who can guide?

Thanks in advance!

 

Urdu will be a big disadvantage if you let it overtake your pronunciations. 
 

A Hawza course will prepare you for Classical Arabic well. However I would definitely advise further supplementary study alongside that.

I am a big advocate of the classics, something like Ajrummiyah, however medina Arabic is very good for beginners too  

dm me if you want any help with Arabic 

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29 minutes ago, UndercoverBrother said:

Urdu will be a big disadvantage if you let it overtake your pronunciations. 
 

A Hawza course will prepare you for Classical Arabic well. However I would definitely advise further supplementary study alongside that.

I am a big advocate of the classics, something like Ajrummiyah, however medina Arabic is very good for beginners too  

dm me if you want any help with Arabic 

Thanks you very much brother 

I live in Pakistan i don't think there are hawzas here ( in Lahore ).

I'm currently on Madina Arabic Book-1 and its going well. InshaAllah my goal is to finish Book 1 and Book 2.

I'll look for Shia Hawzas but i don't think they'll teach me Arabic only and it would be a problem since it would be hard to keep up with two universities.

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Alsalamo Alaykom dear  brothers and sisters

We ve just opened our YouTube channel for teaching Arabic language in a way that Inshallah you find it easy and fantastic to learn . I invite you to have a look at our page on YouTube and i will be happy to hear from you any points regards the method we are using .

I will not be talking more about our page but will be waiting to see your comments either in the channel or here so if there any remarks for sure it will put us in advance. Here is the link of our Youtube channel 

https://youtube.com/channel/UCAjAdyDcq-Pir3uqeOITCWw

Many thanks

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Wa alaikum assalam, 

Take a look at the 'Lisān ul-Qur'ān' course by Amir Sohail. The lectures are entirely in Urdu, cover the whole of classical Arabic from the Hurūf ul- Hijā' to advanced stages of grammar upto the level where you can easily understand the Qur'ān, Ahādīth and other classical texts, and the best thing is that the whole course is available for absolutely free on YouTube, so you don't need to practically spend a dime on the course (except for your internet connection and a companion book for the course, which you can buy from Amazon; it's a blue hardbound book). 

Just run a search with the keywords 'lisan ul quran amir sohail' on YouTube. The course, I believe, is running its third round currently. 

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Salam @Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi bhaijaan, now that it's been some time that you've been doing the Madinah courses, could you please post a brief review of how good the books are, if it's not too much of a zehmat? As in, my Arabic is also very weak, and I dropped pursuing it after college and I want to brush up and restart my lessons. Would you recommend the Madinah books? Because I found Amir Sohail's approach too jargon -laden. His book uses so much terminology that it's impossible for a beginner to keep track. So inshallah pending your review I'm planning to go for the Madinah books. 

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@AbdusSibtayn

I've been finding this book very good. Actually brother @Ibn Al-Ja'abi who's all over Arabic mashallah has also recommended this.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Introduction-Koranic-Classical-Arabic/dp/0936347406

You can find both free pdf and solutions key online. 

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3 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

@AbdusSibtayn

I've been finding this book very good. Actually brother @Ibn Al-Ja'abi who's all over Arabic mashallah has also recommended this.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Introduction-Koranic-Classical-Arabic/dp/0936347406

You can find both free pdf and solutions key online. 

Jazakallah khair brother. 

Thanks a lot. Will surely look into this. 

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On 8/14/2022 at 1:27 PM, AbdusSibtayn said:

Salam @Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi bhaijaan, now that it's been some time that you've been doing the Madinah courses, could you please post a brief review of how good the books are, if it's not too much of a zehmat? As in, my Arabic is also very weak, and I dropped pursuing it after college and I want to brush up and restart my lessons. Would you recommend the Madinah books? Because I found Amir Sohail's approach too jargon -laden. His book uses so much terminology that it's impossible for a beginner to keep track. So inshallah pending your review I'm planning to go for the Madinah books. 

Truth is, i started late, and almost completed Madinah Book-1 course on Madrassah Tul Furqan's channel on Youtube. I found it very easy ( maybe because i speak urdu ) but just like many other people, i didn't continue it afterwards. So its been almost a year since i stopped learning arabic and i've forgot most of it but do remember somethings.

And as for the question about its effectiveness, yes it did improve my arabic a bit. Like book 1 is very basic right? But i could literally read some sentences in hadith books. But unfortunately, i was lazy and inconsistent to carry on learning. I've got plans to start those courses again but now a days, just focusing on interview preps. Havent found a job and its been 1.5 months of graduation lol. 

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7 hours ago, Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi said:

Truth is, i started late, and almost completed Madinah Book-1 course on Madrassah Tul Furqan's channel on Youtube. I found it very easy ( maybe because i speak urdu ) but just like many other people, i didn't continue it afterwards. So its been almost a year since i stopped learning arabic and i've forgot most of it but do remember somethings.

And as for the question about its effectiveness, yes it did improve my arabic a bit. Like book 1 is very basic right? But i could literally read some sentences in hadith books. But unfortunately, i was lazy and inconsistent to carry on learning. I've got plans to start those courses again but now a days, just focusing on interview preps. Havent found a job and its been 1.5 months of graduation lol. 

Thank you for sharing your experience brother. 

And by the tawassul of Imam Jawad (عليه السلام),may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grant you halal rizq soon! 

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