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How Hard is it to Learn the Arabic Language?

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With more than 400 million speakers, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world. While the vast majority of those who speak Arabic are native speakers, it is estimated that about 112 million learned it as a second tongue. But just how hard did those 112 million people have to work to master the language? Let's find out.

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[VIDEO] 25 English Words that Came from the Arabic Language

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The Arabic Language has been a great influencer for other languages, such as Spanish, German, Turkish, English, Urdu, Romance Languages (such as French and Italian) and the list goes on!  There are estimated to be thousands of English words that came from the Arabic Language, some with a religious context while others are just everyday items, foods, and words.  We've compiled a small list of those words: 25 English Words that Came from the Arabic Language.

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10 Celebrities Who Speak Arabic as a Second Language

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​With an estimated 422 million speakers, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world. Interestingly, only about 310 million people speak it as their native tongue. This means that there are a staggering 112 million non-native Arabic speakers. That number is made up of all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds. It even includes a number of Hollywood A-listers, some of whom may surprise you!

Here are ten celebrities who speak Arabic as a second language. 

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Arabic Language

Arabic has been spoken for at least 1,500 years. It is the official language of 26 countries and the only tongue in which the Quran can be accurately recited. Despite this, we in the Western world know very little about it. With the number of Arabic ...
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Al-Du`a Al-Mustajab: 24 Ways to an Accepted Supplication (Pt. II)

(Based on an article originally in Arabic that can be found here .) Read Part I of the translation here!   Part II 13. Take advantage of especially vi...
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How to Speak...

I came across this lovely image the other day on Muslim writer and teacher  Zaufishan's page , quoting some of the exhortations in the Quran on how we...
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Creative Learning Idea: DIY Arabic Letter Magnet Board for Kids

We're always trying to come up with creative ideas to help our children learn Arabic , and here's one inspired by a classic Pinterest craft: a DIY lea...
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An Attitude of Gratitude

I came across this lovely image on Pinterest the other day:     SubhanAllah , this is such a Quranic concept, as we are told in the Quran:   Allah pro...
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Focusing the Heart in Prayer: A Beautiful Benefit of Learning Arabic

In his great seminal work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), the luminary scholar Imam al-Ghazali discusses some of the deeper and...
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If you are heedless...

  Once when I lived in Damascus a few years ago, I saw a lovely poem written on a mosque wall, which I noted down on a small piece of paper.   Recentl...
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