Excerpt: The message of the Qur’an is addressed to all creation, conveyed in the Arabic language. Allah Almighty says: “We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an so that you may understand.” (12:2) Acquiring command over the Arabic language can be relatively easy for those who are native speakers, but can prove difficult for the non-speakers. The study of Arabic, therefore, cannot be taken lightly.
The books that can impart knowledge of the Qur’anic Arabic are rare. The present book is specifically designed for learning the language of the Qur’an. All examples used in the explanation of Arabic grammar have been taken straight from the Holy Qur’an. This approach aids the beginning -student to enter the world of the Qur’an, allowing simultaneous understanding of Arabic grammar and the Qur’an, which is a very special feature of this book.
Other components that make this book attractive and useful are the simplicity of the language used, and its clarity and effectiveness of expression in achieving its objective. This book can be used by students of different ages whose intention is to learn Arabic with an eye toward proper understanding of the Qur’an.
The author has profound knowledge of both the Arabic and English languages. She also possesses a deep insight into Qur’anic expressions. She studied Arabic in Saudi Arabia and in India. This comprehensive book is the result of her diligence and commitment to learning and teaching the Qur’anic Arabic.
May Allah reward her for this valuable service to the understanding of the Qur’an and make it popular among the students and the academic world at large.
Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi, Professor of Arabic and Dean at English and Foreign languages University (formerly CIEFL) Hyderabad, India.
Jubayr reported that the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salaam) said: “Rejoice! For verily, this Qur’an one part of it is in the Hands of Allah, and the other part is in your hands. Therefore hold on to it, for you will never be destroyed, not will you ever go astray after it!” (Musnad Ahmad)
‘Umar reported that the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salaam) said: “Indeed, Allah will raise (or honor) people (i.e. in this world and the Hereafter) by this Book, and He will debase others by it.” (Muslim)
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Tajweed: Is an Arabic word meaning correct pronunciation during recitation. It is a set of rules which dictate how the Qur’an should be read. It comes from the root word ‘ja-wa-da’ meaning to make well, make better or improve.
Allah (Ta’ala) says in the noble Qur’an,
“And recites the Qur’an with Tarteel (in a slow pleasant tone and style)”
Tarteel: The Arabic word translated as ‘slow, measured rhythmic’ is Tarteel
The Tafseer of the above Ayât according to Ibn Kathir is ‘recites the Qur’an slowly, making the letters clear, for this is assistance in understanding and pondering the meaning of the Qur’an.’
The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa salaam) has said, ‘Indeed Allah desires that the Qur’an be recited in the manner it was revealed.’
When asked about the meaning of Tarteel, Ali (radhiallaahu anhu) replied, ‘It means that the Qur’an should be recited with Tajweed and with due observance to the rules of Waqf (pausing or stopping at the end of the verse).’