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  • #31
    Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post

    Medina is overated
    its just been publicised because its what medina uni uses

    but its not all that
    The first book is fine, the second is fine until it introduces irregular verbs and transforms into an absolute train-wreck. Book 3's key is worth going over once.

    All in alll, 6/10 I'd say.
    You think you know more than my scholar's qiyās? He was more learned than you and all other scholars combined. Yeah, the devil was the greatest scholar too and look where his qiyās of fire being better than tīn got him. Sorry.

    You follow your scholar's qiyās, and I will follow the Qur'ān and Sunnah.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Linkdeutscher View Post

      https://archive.org/details/arabicsi...ge/n8/mode/2up

      This is the book. It's written by a Christian missionary, just as a heads up. You can skip some of the Bible passages if it bothers you (they're not really necessary).

      The lessons; I need to compile them since they're scattered.
      So, I read the first lesson and found it pretty easy and straightforward. Although I was already familiar with the Arabic alphabet and what a Fatha was. How much Arabic do you gurantee will be understood after completing all 250 lessons? What level will the student be at and what could they do?
      Last edited by AmantuBillahi; 04-06-21, 02:07 PM.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Layla_ View Post
        Ustadh Tim Humble also disagrees with the approach of many institutes, saying that the focus is too heavily on grammar too quickly and that students drop out of courses very quickly. He thinks it’s better to learn by getting children’s books (where the grammar will very gradually be introduced) so that the learner is able to understand children’s books quickly and thus it will motivate them to continue as they can see they are making progress. He also emphasises on learning vocabulary and so on, which institutes won’t really do..
        Are these children's books for learning Arabic or just kids' books in general? Would you have to translate each word yourself to understand what is being said? Also, do you have any recommendations that you could link me directly?

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        • #34
          Layla_

          Did you mean books like these?

          The Watermelon (Arabic children's book)
          The Rainbow Fish (English/Arabic edition)

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          • #35
            Linkdeutscher Abu julaybeeb Layla_

            What do you guys think about hiring a private Arabic tutor?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
              Linkdeutscher Abu julaybeeb Layla_

              What do you guys think about hiring a private Arabic tutor?
              I say this because I was listening to a Christian scholar yesterday mention that he had an Arabic tutor. It seems like a good idea and would probably help speed up the process instead of working through an institute. Although I'm sure it would be pricey esspecially if the lessons are in person.

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              • #37
                marry an arab
                .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
                دولة الإسلامية باقية





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                • #38
                  Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
                  Linkdeutscher Abu julaybeeb Layla_

                  What do you guys think about hiring a private Arabic tutor?
                  It’s good for conversational Arabic. You’ll probably be able to pick up quite a bit with a private Arabic tutor but IMO this will be better for conversational Arabic
                  https://islamicgemsandpearls.wordpress.com

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
                    Yes. I’ll show you pics of my kids books to show you what I mean
                    https://islamicgemsandpearls.wordpress.com

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
                          So from the pictures I’ve sent, the pink books are the beginners children’s books. As you can see,, they have like two words on a page. If you follow the sequence of the books then it gradually introduces more and more vocabulary and grammar etc. IMO this is the best way to learn

                          the other books in my pics are children’s story books which are great too for once you have a bit of a foundation. I recommend finding a proper Arabic children’s publisher. The books I hve are from Oxford university press and it’s the Arabic reader series and are highly recommended.
                          https://islamicgemsandpearls.wordpress.com

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
                            Linkdeutscher Abu julaybeeb Layla_

                            What do you guys think about hiring a private Arabic tutor?
                            A lot of Arabs are happy to exchange their language skills for some English. This can be a very cheap way to learn.
                            https://islamicgemsandpearls.wordpress.com

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by AbuMubarak View Post
                              marry an arab
                              Rubbish unless she speaks fusha
                              also that only teaches you speaking no reading writing spelling or grammar or morphology

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post

                                So, I read the first lesson and found it pretty easy and straightforward. Although I was already familiar with the Arabic alphabet and what a Fatha was. How much Arabic do you gurantee will be understood after completing all 250 lessons? What level will the student be at and what could they do?
                                Learn to read quran first if you dont know how to then focus on arabic language

                                private teaches are expensive and diff ones have diff methods

                                better to just study online flexible and easy

                                if you can go abroad even better as less distractions and youl have more practise as speaking arabic egypt is best for arabic studies

                                after all 3 medina books youl be able to read basic arabic books not complex ones like ie ibn qayyim books and probably be able to conversate abit

                                those 3 books arent enough to gain fluency in speaking or reading or grammar/morphology

                                you have to study arabic for probably couple years if you studied like 5 or 6 hrs a day or maybe 5 to 10 years id you did 2 hours a day to gain fluency and high skill

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