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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...
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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 lit...
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My Learning Adventure with the 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...
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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, ...
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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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Studio Arabiya Review at MiddleWayMom.com

Studio Arabiya has been reviewed on the MiddleWayMom.com website  by Shannen, a homeschooling, Muslim convert mom. Overview of Shannen's Review: ...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Fate

"If God has written happiness for you,   No one can steal it from your heart.   And if He has written for your heart to break,   No one can heal it bu...
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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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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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The Top 4 YouTube Lectures/Videos in Fus'ha (Classical Arabic) for Beginners

While there are tons of Arabic videos, lectures, programs and TV shows available online, it’s often hard for students to find things to watch that are...
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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 Universit...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Ignorance & Learning

This is the first post in a new series on the Studio Arabiya blog, in which I hope to share with you some interesting and inspiring Arabic quotes on d...
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Lost in Translation

A few weeks ago, I read an article  called "15 Wonderful Words with No English Equivalent" that describes cool words and phrases found in other langua...
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Arabic Stuff for Kids: Fun Arabic Décor

by Shazia Ahmad Outside of formal studies, there are lots of creative ways we can help our children develop a love and attachment to the Arabic langua...
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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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