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Spring is such a lovely season... a time of freshness, color, beauty and growth.  Flowers begin to bud and blossom, birds return home to sing their songs, and chilly and dark days are replaced by days...
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 learning magnet board for Arabic letters and numbers....
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 promises us in this verse that if we e...
Studying Arabic comes with many new experiences for the Westerner - from learning new sounds that you've never pronounced before, to learning the interconnections of Arabic letters and roots  and even...
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 more spiritual dimensions of Salah (ritual prayer...
Isn't it amazing how many times Allah describes the Quran as an Arabic book, i.e., a book in the Arabic language ?  He, `azza wajal (May He be praised and exalted) says for example,   " And thus have ...
The 'sugar house' of Arabic with a steel door ( via ) Sh. `Uthaymeen, a contemporary Saudi scholar, gives an interesting analogy for studying Arabic in his Sharh al-`Ajrumiyyah : "From the benefits of...
  1.  Friday is the best of days.  The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said, ‏خَيْرُ يَوْمٍ طَلَعَتْ عَلَيْهِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ ‏‏ آدَمُ ‏ ‏وَفِيهِ أُدْ...
  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.   Recently this paper slipped out of one of my old books, a...