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Names of the Surahs and Their Meanings

11 Dec

Assalaamu Alaykum

In this file you can find the Names of the Surahs of the Qur’aan In Arabic and in English transliteration, as well as the meaning of each Surah, followed by some comments and examples of Surahs that have more than one name.

I ask Allaah for myself and for all of you the Ikhlaas and Qabool.

Names of Surahs and meaning

New lesson of Qur’aanic Arabic

22 Mar

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ

Lesson 9: Attached pronoun (part 2) is uploaded

– Attaching the pronouns to prepositions, to the particle إن and to verbs

– How to conjugate them in each case

– Answers for the previous lesson

– New exercises

– Some information are added to lesson 8 (Qur’aanic Arabic), kindly download again

Note:

– (In Beginners 2) A typo mistake in the booklet (Reading & Writing skills)  in page 40 and in the booklet (Reading & Writing skills without Transliteration page 38): The word ( البيت ) was translated to (the girl) and the correct translation is (the house).

The two booklets have been corrected and uploaded again

جَزَاكُمُ اللهُ خَيْرًا

Re-download ” table of letters ” of beginners book

26 Oct

Assalaamu Alaykum

Table of letters of beginners book need to be re-downloaded again as the columns in page 8 came vice versa.

Jazaakum Allaahu Khayraa

ARABIC – The Key to the Quran

6 Apr

We all feel touched when we open up a good translation of the meaning of the Qur’an and we ponder and wonder at the beauty of the words and the deep meanings within. But in reality we are just seeing a glimpse of the real treasure that the Qur’an is. Imagine how you’d feel if you could understand the words of Allah in the form in which they were sent down and not just rely on a translation of the meaning in English. Imagine the power of the words and the directness of the message then! The potency would be awesome!

The Qur’an is the word of Allah; a direct message from Allah to us His creation and Allah chose the Arabic language as the language of this message. Indeed Allah tells us this in the Qur’an emphasising to us that to understand the message in its fuller form one must understand the language:

“Indeed we have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an, in order that you may understand”
(Surah Yusuf, Aayah 2)

“And thus we have inspired to you an Arabic Qur’an so that you may warn the mother of towns and all around it”

(Surah ash-Shura, 7)

Arabic and the message of the Qur’an cannot be separated and translators throughout the ages have tried to convey to the non-Arabic speaking people the beauty of the meaning of the Qur’an but have always called it ‘The translation of the meaning of the Qur’an’, emphasizing the fact that the Qur’an’s direct translation is not possible, because so much of the potency and splendor of the words and their meanings which are inextricably linked to the Arabic language are lost in English or any other language. Indeed to even appreciate the poetic beauty of the Qur’an one needs to have an understanding of Arabic.

Remember that for the Arabs in the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) who were masters of eloquence and poetry, the words of the Qur’an itself were so unique compared to the poetry of the most eloquent of them that many came to Islam recognizing that the Qur’an could not be the handiwork of even the best human poet, rather it could only come from Allah. The language itself was one of the miracles of the Qur’an. Allah challenges mankind:

“And if you are in doubt about what we have sent down to our servant, then produce a chapter like it and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful. But if you do not do it, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers”
(Surah Baqarah, aayaat 23-24)


A Priority for all of us

Scholars throughout the ages, from the Companions to the present day, encouraged the Ummah to learn the Arabic language.

Ubay ibn Ka’b (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said, “Teach Arabic like you teach the memorisation of the Qur’an!”

Abu Bakr (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said,

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