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If you've ever run a marathon, or know someone who has, you know that without training it isn't an easy feat. In fact, the discipline and efforts that go into preparing for a marathon not only determi...
  3+ MONTHS BEFORE: Start reading Quran daily - get into a routine to read everyday Learn Arabic - Ramadan is a month that the entire Quran is read in prayers in the Arabic language. If you don't...
1. Make the sincere intention to memorize the Quran Allah's Messenger said: "Certainly, Allah does not look at your shapes (appearance) or wealth. But He only looks at your hearts and deeds." [Al-Bukh...
  As I was browsing the Internet last night, I was surprised at the many websites - for teaching Arabic as well as other languages - claiming that they can teach you a language in an amazingly short t...
  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 root.  This means that there are usually three base l...
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, the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be up...
  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 by 'Native Speakers' all over the place, ready to ...
In many Muslim countries, particularly Egypt, it is common to decorate for Ramadan with a fanoos (plural: fawanees ). These traditional lanterns are made from metal and often have multi-colored g...
Unfortunately, Islamophobia is on the rise these days and with it, an increased suspicion of the Arabic language itself. Instead of being seen as the everyday language of hundreds of millions of peopl...
I came across this lovely image the other day on Muslim writer and teacher  Zaufishan's page , quoting some of the exhortations in the Quran on how we should speak:   Sr. Zaufishan says: "Allah uses t...