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Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr

Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr Hamd vs. Thana and Madh There are three words that have the general meaning of ‘praise’...
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Why Did Allah Choose Muhammad?

At the time of this writing, Islam boasts 1.8 billion followers throughout the world. That number is rapidly increasing. In just a couple of years, it will likely be in excess of 2 billion. Recent studies estimate Islam will have surpassed Christianity as the leading world religion by 2070, although we can expect it to happen much sooner than that. Islam is indeed an empire of faith. It is an empire so vast that it can sometimes be difficult to believe that it was founded by a single man. But, of course, it was. That man was Muhammad. A simple caravan trader in 7th century Mecca, Muhammad was already 40 years of age when he received the first revelation of what would become the Quran. He seemed an unlikely candidate for prophethood, yet it was he who was tasked with introducing the people of Mecca to monotheism. It was he who was tasked with restoring the faith of Abraham. It was he who was tasked with changing the world as we know it. But why did Allah decide Muhammad was the right man for the job? That's what we're going to figure out in this article. Read on to find out why Allah chose Muhammad to bring forth the Quran and establish Islam among His people.

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Finding the Beauty Placed in Difficulty

The famous poet Ahmad Shawqi said in a well-known line from one of his works:  إنَّ الذي مَلأَ اللُّغاتِ مَحاسِنا جَعَلَ الجَمالَ وَسِرَّهُ في الضَّاد...
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Unlocking the Language of the Quran

Fact 1: 80% of the world's Muslims are non-Arabs and most of them do not know any Arabic. Fact 2: Arab Muslims who have grown up in non-Arab environments only know conversational Arabic, but not the classical Arabic used in the Quran and Islamic lite...
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Why Can't I Just Read Quran in English?

When a native English speaker makes the decision to convert to Islam, they often wonder why they are advised to learn Arabic. Why can't they just read the Quran in English? After all, wasn't the Bible written in Ancient Hebrew and Greek? "Why can't I...
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My Learning Adventure to Learn Arabic Language!

  Bismillah Arrahman Arraheem  In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind My adventure in learning the wonderful Deen of Al-Islam has brou...
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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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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

(Based on an article originally in Arabic that can be found here.) 1. Make your du`a (supplication) sincerely to Allah Most High, knowing that such a ...
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Appreciating Arabic: Three Letter Roots

  One of the many neat things a student of Arabic will first learn about the language is that many of its words can be traced back to a triliteral roo...
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The Beauty of Arabic

Learning Arabic can be an amazing experience.  For Muslims, one of its greatest benefits is in helping one understand the sacred words of the Quran, t...
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A 'Native Speaker' Doesn't Guarantee a Good Teacher

  Searching for the right language teacher for your Arabic studies can, at first, seem very easy.  Search online and you'll see Arabic classes taught ...
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Cute Arabic Memes to Share with Your Spouse

Here are a few cute Arabic related memes that you can share with your spouse.   They're a surefire way to earn some extra points for your thoughtfulne...
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Interview with Yelda, a Winter-Intensive Student

Yelda M., one of Studio Arabiya's Winter Intensive 2012 program students lives in San Francisco, CA and is a student at San Francisco State University...
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Studio Arabiya Review at AmericanMuslimMom.com

Studio Arabiya has been reviewed on the AmericanMuslimMom.com website by best-selling author and solopreneur, Ponn Sabra. As stated in her introductio...
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3 New Years Resolutions for 2013

Originally posted December 28, 2011 2013 is right around the corner!  Many people make a resolution or two to hold throughout the year and most of the...
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Review from Ummi Homeschools Me!

Studio Arabiya has recently been featured at ummihomeschoolsme.wordpress.com - a blog by Umm Raiyaan, a homeschooling mom.   I would thoroughly recomm...
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Studio Arabiya Review in Al Jumuah Magazine

I'm so excited about our review in Al Jumuah Magazine that came out in late February, I wanted to quickly share a few features that were pointed out b...
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