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  • Arabic through the Qur’an – Now for brothers!

    6th January 2014

    al-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,     For the first time ever, the same unique and highly established online Qur’anic...

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  • Let 2014 be the year you learn to understand the words of your Lord

    21st November 2013

    Due to popular demand we have relaunched our amazing Arabic through the Qur’an course for a new batch of students...

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  • Dealing with extremities.

    29th January 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, There are certain noun forms in Arabic known as siyagh al-mubaalaghah (‘forms of intensification/hyperbolic forms’)...

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  • Best seen in context.

    2nd January 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Many people who have set about to memorise the Qur’an, or portions of the Qur’an,...

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  • The Science of Language

    15th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Since the dawn of early Islam, and largely provoked by the doctrine of the miracle...

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  • Purity in corruption.

    7th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, There is a long standing disagreement between supporters of classical Arabic الفصحى vs. supporters of...

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  • Discover your roots.

    26th September 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, A common phenomenon known to linguists is that of semantic shift, whereby a word acquires...

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  • Down to the last letter.

    11th May 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Arabic linguists of the past examined the semantic connotations of Arabic alphabetical letters according to...

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  • Not all questions require an answer.

    11th April 2006

      al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, There is a rhetorical device in Arabic known as al-istikhbaar الاستخبار, which literally means...

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  • Words are sounds of the heart.

    6th April 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, I thought that my previous entry on Ishtiqaaq marked the end of the linguists’ theories...

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