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Arthur is a 2016 Study Abroad student at Studio Arabiya Institute.

Who Are You?

I have friends that left to go study abroad and didn't visit their family's back home until the end of their studies. For some, that only meant a year or two, but for others it meant 10 years. I'm not entirely sure my mother would forgive me if I dec...
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It's not as easy as it looks

"It's not as easy as it looks," I think that's what I would tell students interested in studying Arabic abroad. Not to discourage them but to be real with them. A lot of people come abroad with this unreal expectation of what it means to...
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Renewing Your Intention

Over the past few weeks I've felt myself getting a bit tired. The constant repetition of classes, morning and evening. The constant memorization of new terminology, vocabulary, Ayat, texts from books of Fiqh and poetry from poems of Tajweed and Theol...
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These Sins Will Destroy You

We don't always think about the repercussions of our actions. In fact, when you read the word "repercussion", you probably think of someone going to jail for murder or something severe. Small actions that we do daily tend to be overlooked and oftenti...
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It's All About What You Put Into It

Not much has to be said on the topic of studying Arabic that hasn't been said already in the last few posts or by a plethora of speakers on the subject. Though there is one thing I believe needs to be said: "It's all about what you put into it."I've ...
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This was a tough one.

Month 4 coincided with Ramadan. I had heard so much about how exciting Ramadan was here in Egypt prior to my arrival here. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for me, I'm quite the boring individual and felt no need to traverse the streets of Cairo lookin...
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Are we there yet?

Not too long ago, one of my teachers Sh. Abdul Wahab Saleem posted the following online, "Grammar, morphology, vocabulary and rhetoric are necessary subjects for the student of Islamic studies. However, a very few pay serious attention to this. For t...
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It's Too Early To Give Up

So it's been 2 months since classes have started and I'm officially going through the "this-language-is-kicking-my-rearend phase". Let us be realistic for a moment and get over the romanticized notion that learning the Arabic language is the key for ...
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Why Studio Arabiya?

July 18th, 2010 was the day I decided that it would be better for me to submit to the will of God than for me to be one who submits to the will of my desires. That is when my journey into Islam and subsequently of Islamic knowledge becam...
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