Learning Arabic

For the past 1,500 years, Islam has been a predominantly Middle Eastern religion. Recently, however, it has begun to spread in earnest. The expansion of Islam in the West can be traced back to a number of factors, including increased immigration and ...
​ Critics of Islam often brand it as a barbaric and brutal religion. Their argument is generally based on a select few ayat (Quaranic verses) and hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) which seem to promote violence. There are indeed a number of ay...

With an estimated 422 million speakers, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world. However, some of those 422 million people may have a hard time understanding each other. This is because Arabic is, in many ways, an umbrella term.

There are a number of strains of Arabic spoken across the globe. In order to keep track of them all, Arabic is generally broken down into three forms. These are Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and Colloquial Arabic. But what exactly are the differences between these tongues? More importantly, which form should potential Arabic students pursue? Read on to find out. 

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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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.

25 arabic words to english

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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​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. 

 Now that the month of increased blessings is behind us, it is likely that we will return to our pre-Ramadan ways. When we talked about the blessed month, we discussed how it's akin to running a marathon: from the dedicated training prior to the event, to the focused mental and physical efforts required to make it to the finish line. But how we treat ourselves and approach our day-to-day beyond the finish line is equally, if not more important.

So what are some ways we can retain some of those Ramadan vibes in our lives? Here are 6 ways we can prevent that dip after the month is over:

With more than 1.8 billion adherents, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Interest in Islam in the Western world surged in the mid-20th century. Since then, Westerners have been converting to the religion in droves. We've even seen a number of Hollywood notables make the Shahadah, some of whom left their fans stunned by their decision. We're going to be looking at a number of such cases in this article.

Here are 10 celebrities who converted to Islam.

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quranic arabic to read and understand

Ramadan comes and Ramadan goes with long nights of standing and reading or listening to the words of Allah. How many times have you stood reading the Quran and not known what you were reciting? You may have read pages and pages of words, but what do they mean? What is Allah saying to us? Can you understand the Quran without having to read the translation in your own native language?