Arabic through the Qur'an (Islamic Texts Society) by Alan Jones

By Alan Jones

No matter if used as a method of self-instruction or as a part of greater studying coursework, this language primer is splendid for these wishing to profit classical Arabic and for Muslims who desire to research Arabic solely to be used of their non secular and religious perform. Designed to augment the certainty of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the entire of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook presents forty easy-to-follow classes for studying Qur'anic instead of smooth Arabic. starting with a piece at the Arabic alphabet, the textual content strikes directly to person classes that deal with a number of grammatical issues, starting from the fundamentals of nouns, adjectives, and prepositions to the extra complicated techniques of the central, the passive, and conditional sentence, introducing new vocabulary within the approach. Accompanying translation routines, a word list of technical phrases, and an index complement the most textual content.

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These pi. ji 4)j That That, those irij Those Demonstratives are used either as pronouns or adjectivally. In the Qur'an the only forms that are used at all frequently as adjectives are hddha and hadhihu dhalika, tilka, ha'ula'i and uld'ika are usually used as pronouns, and only occasionally are they used adjectivally 9 x Some alternative forms of dhalika are found: f - ^ J i dhalikum etc. T h e apparent change of the 'final pronoun' is due to the context. Occasionally instead of ha'ula'i the simple sM^I is found.

Beginners usually find this type the most difficult to learn. Pay special attention to the endings and in particular to the sole difference between the singular and plural forms, which is in the indefinite accusative: 24 Lesson Three Singulars Indefinite o lj nom. ace. lolj gen. ^tj Definite wadin ^^ \p I al-wadt wddiyan [$*ty\ wat/m L £ ^ 3 ^ al-wddT al-wddiya Plurals Definite Indefinite » * • nom. j j ^ ace. (Jfjly* gen. j Ijjf jau;drin {Jj^y^^ al-jawan jawdriya JJjJ^' al-jawariya jawdrin ^j \jjk I al-jawan Type Four This consists of words ending in I or ^ .

I*1 — 29. 30. c aztzun 2:209] Alldhu qawiyyun [8:52] Alldhu qawiyyun cazTzun [58:21] * • 6i^T J^IJI al-qawiyyu 1-amTnu 15 \ 28:26] Lesson Two Plurals Arabic has two types of plural, known as sound plurals and broken plurals. In general, broken plurals are much more common than sound plurals. However, in the Qur'an, the proportion of sound plurals is considerably higher than it is in later Arabic. SOUND PLURALS There are masculine and feminine sound plurals. These are indicated by word endings.

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