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Even if used as a way of self-instruction or as a part of better studying coursework, this language primer is very best for these wishing to benefit classical Arabic and for Muslims who desire to examine Arabic solely to be used of their non secular and religious perform. Designed to augment the knowledge of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the full of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook offers forty easy-to-follow classes for studying Qur'anic instead of glossy Arabic. starting with a piece at the Arabic alphabet, the textual content strikes directly to person classes that tackle a number of grammatical themes, starting from the fundamentals of nouns, adjectives, and prepositions to the extra advanced ideas of the valuable, the passive, and conditional sentence, introducing new vocabulary within the technique. Accompanying translation workouts, a word list of technical phrases, and an index complement the most textual content.

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B) In general terms ana is either masculine or feminine and nahnu is either masculine or feminine or both, ana and nahnu are much more commonly used of males than of females but ana refers to a woman in 11:72 and 12:51. 26 Lesson Three c) T h e third feminine singular form hiya will commonly mean 'they', as it is the pronoun that refers to broken plurals of nouns that do not denote male persons. d) Despite the spelling, the second vowel of ana is short. T h e alif is a spelling convention only.

Any short final vowel (and of course tanwtn, if applicable) that the noun may originally have had is suppressed: ^jj J^LP rabb-T my Lord *ibad-T my servants Once the -F suffix has been added, there can be no variation for case. With wording ending with ta' marbuta, this is replaced by ta} maftiiha: Jjll^ haydt-T my life i£i*v nicmat-T my blessing, bounty If the dropping of tanunn before the addition of a suffix produces a long vowel or a diphthong at the end of the word, the suffix becomes -ya\ jjljuh hudd-ya my guidance The genitive suffix makes the noun definite, and so any adjective attached to this noun must have the definite article: j ^ ^ L i J I \J&J* c ibdd-tl-salihuna my righteous servants If the adjective is without the definite article, it is a predicate: < j ^ J J > \J&£ 'ibad-Isdlihuna 35 my servants are righteous ARABIC T H R O U G H THE Q U R ' A N lo^5 ^jj rabb-T qartbun my Lord is near ^j if^jl ard-t wdsic atun my land is wide One will of course find similar sentences where the predicate is a prepositional phrase: Juhl A* ^AJ] ibn-tmin ahl-T my son is from my people According to the use of ft- set out in Lesson 4, ft'to me', will mean 'I have .

6. J J d l-haqqu * 13. * ? 1 g:la) j j «•» 14. » j , "^ Rabb-T lattfun # ^ J j d Z/a/zw Rabb-T 15. ij>Lj*£ /^* hiyacasd-ya 16. iLoJUt ^jb

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