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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.  Here is her experience with the Winter Intensive program. 1)  Is this the first time you joined Studio Arabiya? Yes, this is actually the first time I heard about it and the first time I’m joining...
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Dua' Before Studying (1)

Dua' Before Studying[caption id="attachment_1332" align="aligncenter" width="695"] Dua' Before Studying When To Use: Before studying DUA (English): "Oh Allah!  Make useful for me what you have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me." DUA (Arabic): اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْـتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي Audio: (coming soon...) Find...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Ignorance & Learning

i was in pain so i learned so i changedThis 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 different themes. Reading these types of quotes, excerpts and aphorisms can help us put our Arabic studies into practice, and also appreciate how far we've come in our understanding of the language.  ...
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Lost in Translation

alifbaseenA few weeks ago, I read an article called "15 Wonderful Words with No English Equivalent" that describes cool words and phrases found in other languages that are hard to render into English.   There are many, many words like this in the Arabic language, as anyone who has studied both Arabic and English can tell you!  Here are some of my favorite Ar...
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Arabic Stuff for Kids: Fun Arabic Décor

Arabic Poster Circle Waafiaby 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 language.  One of them is to surround them with fun, imaginative décor that includes Arabic letters and words.  Helping them to think about Arabic creatively, and making it something fun and interesting is...
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Studio Arabiya Review at

americanmuslimmom.comStudio Arabiya has been reviewed on the website by best-selling author and solopreneur, Ponn Sabra. As stated in her introduction: "Our journey to find the best, most affordable live distance learning or in-person Qur’an and Arabic Programs have lasted for MANY years. Subhan Allah, Glory be to Allah, Studio Arabiya connected ...
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Finding the Beauty Placed in Difficulty

daadby Shazia Ahmad 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 Verily, the One who filled all languages with beauty Put beauty itself, and its secret, in ad-Dhaad. In these lines, Shawqi refers to the Arabic language as 'ad-Dhaad'.  Dhaad is th...
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Interview with Siddique Abdullah (Part II)

siddique_abdullah_2Part II of our 2-part Interview with Siddique Abdullah.   ...continued from Interview with Siddique Abdullah, Part I... 1) Why do you like to teach Arabic? It’s a way to preserve it within myself and the best way actually to learn Arabic is to take what you know and to teach it because it demonstrates a certain level of mastery, even if it’s at th...
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Advice to Arabic Students Everywhere

studyAs a student at Studio Arabiya, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to benefit the most from your Studio Arabiya classes: 1) Come prepared. Have all your materials in front of you before your class starts. Your notebook, Arabic book, pencils, pen, scratch paper- whatever you, as an individual, need to have next to you during class, have ...
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Letter from a student

Writing a LetterWe received this lovely letter from one of our students and she has generously given us permission to share it. Dear Studio Arabiya, I would like to thank you for many things, but today, this letter is specifically a special thanks to you for sending Teacher Sawsan my way (may God bless her!). I have been studying Arabic off and on for many years...
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Let's Learn Arabic! - Part 1

Download Free Arabic flashcardsThis post is a part of our Weekly "Let's Learn Arabic!" Series. Click here to view all weeks in this series. Sick | مَرِيْضٌ My brother is sick; so he is in the hospital. | أَخِي مَرِيْضٌ فَهُوَ فِي الْمُسْتَشْفَى [audio src=""] Tired | تَعْبَانٌ My father is tired after work. | أَبِي تَعْ...
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Asma'l Husna Video - Names of Allah

An excellent video on the Names of Allah (asma'l Husna) by Mishary Alafasy. The translation is below: httpv:// Lyrics and translation يا ذا الأسماء الحسنى يا خالقنا غفرانك نسألك وأنت الأسـمى نأمل عفوك سبحانك O the one who belong to him the most beautiful names, our creator we ask you the forgiveness يا خالقنا يــــــا رب لعبـ...
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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 them fail.  Some fail before they even begin.  The usual trends are to lose weight, eat healthier, pick up a hobby, give up a bad habit.  These are important to work on, but this year, let's try to pick...
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Interview with Siddique Abdullah (Part I)

siddique_abdullahBrother Siddique has over 12 years of teaching experience.  He has taught Arabic at Zaytuna Institute and Tajweed classes at Ilm Tree.  He was also a homeroom, Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies teacher at Al-Huda School in College Park, Maryland.  Brother Siddique is one of the first graduates from Zaytuna Institute’s Seminary Program with a Bache...
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The Fast Track to Reading Arabic - For Kids!

Kids Learn to Read ArabicStudio Arabiya recognized the important need of an interesting, colorful, yet effective learning book for kids to learn to read Arabic without getting bored or discouraged.  After seeing the success of beginning Arabic students using our customized book, The Fast Track to Reading Arabic,  we set off to revise the book into a Children's Version of t...
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StudioArabiya's New Classroom!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم StudioArabiya's New Classroom The new StudioArabiya classroom has a lot to offer you. No matter what you are studying, no matter your level, you will see drastic class quality improvements. Our new classroom setup takes online learning to the next level. Shared whiteboards in which you and your teacher can see each other wh...
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BIG Changes Happening!

The administration at Studio Arabiya has been working diligently for ways to take the quality of your Arabic and Qur'an education to the next level and we're almost ready to launch our new online learning center! Get ready for: No more dropped calls or poor quality in conversation or screen sharing. A brand new and upgraded all-in-one website! ...
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Join Us at the ISNA Annual Conference this year!

Studio Arabiya is excited to be spending the weekend in Washington DC at the ISNA 49th Annual Convention. Visit booth 223 to meet us, get free stuff and sign up for a free one-week trial!  
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Interview at

Recently, one of the co-founders of Studio Arabiya, Stacy Graff, was interviewed by Sakyna Magazine, a collaborative magazine centered on mindful Islamic natural living, nurturing, and crafting through the seasons. The editor and writer, Dalecia Young, started taking classes with Studio Arabiya a couple months ago and was so happy with the ser...
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Top 10 Most Common Arabic Phrases

Ready to learn some Arabic? Studio Arabiya has put together the Top 10 Most Common Arabic Phrases. [SlideDeck id='643' width='100%' height='300px'] What are some other common Arabic phrases that you can think of?
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