Whether used as a means of self-instruction or as part of higher learning coursework, this language primer is ideally suited for those wishing to learn classical Arabic and for Muslims who wish to learn Arabic exclusively for use in their religious and spiritual practice. Designed to enhance the understanding of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the whole of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook provides 40 easy-to-follow lessons for learning Qur'anic rather than modern Arabic. Beginning with a section on the Arabic alphabet, the text moves on to individual lessons that address one or more grammatical topics, ranging from the basics of nouns, adjectives, and prepositions to the more complex concepts of the imperative, the passive, and conditional sentence, introducing new vocabulary in the process. Accompanying translation exercises, a glossary of technical terms, and an index supplement the main text.
Surveys the historical stages of each world religion and analyses their major paradigms and paradigm shifts. This work attempts to understand the religions, in both text and pictures, and discusses the social, political and historical contexts of the many forms of belief.
Offers a brief look at the history and culture of the Arab world, discussing various reasons why Arabs migrate to the United States, their adaptation to American society, and the impact of September 11th on their relations with other Americans.
This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.
The purpose of this Learner's Guide is to provide a step-by-step introductory study of Qur'anic Arabic through the textbook and workbook series - Original Language: Arabic Alphabet & Phonics Course.This course aims to teach beginners the basics of the Arabic Alphabet and phonetic sounds with respect to four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
For almost fourteen centuries the Qur’an has been a source of inspiration and solace and, above all, a guide along the way of life toward eternity. Using commentaries from the classical period through the medieval and modern periods to the present, this series presents the Qur’anic explanation as Muslims have understood it and interiorized it throughout its rich exegetical history. This series has been written not primarily for scholars, but for interested readers and non-Arabic speaking students of Islam, both Muslim and non-Muslim. This volume contains the first and second surahs of the Qur’an, al-Fatihah and al-Baqarah, and is the first of several volumes yet to be published. The second volume containing the third surah, Al Imran, has been published simultaneously. The entire collection will comprise an encyclopedia of the Qur’an commentary.
All the prophets and Awliya (saints) that emerges from time to time in this world were those sent by Allah (the God) to rid of a mental disorder mankind has afflicted with, preventing the attainment of peace and tranquility. The cause of this mental disorder is the feeling that Allah and the creation are separate from each other. Unless this thought (Shirk-equating) is removed from the hearts and minds, there is no way to achieve the union with God. Al-Quran on Oneness of The Being written by Sheihul Mufliheen M.S.M Abdullah (Rah) Distinctly understand the truth about the fundamental principles of Islam that there is nothing but God which is based on Quran, Hadith and Reasoning.