Surah Mulk | Verse #1

Preparing for the Grave: Arabic Analysis and Memorization of Surah Mulk | Verse 1 By Khadija R. تَبارَكَ الَّذي بِيَدِهِ المُلكُ وَهُوَ عَلىٰ كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَديرٌ "Blessed is He in whose hands is all sovereignty, and He has power over all things." The word "تبارك" is an intensified form of بركة, this intensification is a … Continue reading Surah Mulk | Verse #1

How I Learned Arabic in America

In the Name of Allah, Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim, Recently I was asked a question by a good old friend whom I haven't seen in a long time. He wrote via WhatsApp, "...may Allaah increase you and us in beneficial knowledge and implementation of that knowledge. Aameen. If you have time could you explain your method of … Continue reading How I Learned Arabic in America

How To Apply To Umm al-Quraa University (Makkah)

If you wish to apply to Umm al-Quraa University then you must complete an online application on the University’s Admissions Department website. The University no longer accepts paper applications. *Please note that this page is controlled by a STUDENT of this University and not the admission department. We are only providing information in how to apply to this … Continue reading How To Apply To Umm al-Quraa University (Makkah)

How To Apply To The Islamic University of Madina

If you wish to apply to the Islamic University of Madina then you must complete an online application on the University’s Admissions Department website. The University no longer accepts paper applications. *Please note that we are not connected in any way to the Islamic University of Madina. We are only providing information in how to apply to this … Continue reading How To Apply To The Islamic University of Madina

Not learning correct grammar could lead to disbelief

al-Asma'ee said, تعلموا النحو فان بني اسرائيل كفروا بكلمة واحدة كانت مشددة فخففوها قال الله: يا عيسى اني ولدتك. فقرءوا: يا عيسى اني ولدتك. مخففا فكفروا "Learn grammar for surely Bani Israa'eel disbelieved due to one word that [originally] contained a shaddah but then they removed it. Allah said, 'O 'Esaa indeed I brought you into … Continue reading Not learning correct grammar could lead to disbelief

The Companions disciplined their children for mistakes in Arabic

Abu Ishaaq al-Talhee said, أن علي بن طالب كان يضرب الحسن و الحسين على اللحن "'Ali bin Abi Taalib would discipline Hasan and Husayn for mistakes in grammar." Source: al-Jaami' (2/28) by Khateeb al-Baghdaadi 'Amr bin Dinaar said, أن ابن عمر و ابن عباس كانا يضربان أوالادهما على اللحن "Ibn 'Umar and Ibn 'Abbas would … Continue reading The Companions disciplined their children for mistakes in Arabic

Mistakes in grammar can land you in the Hellfire

Ibn Salaah collects a chain of narration that al-Asma'ee said, ان أخوف ما أخاف على طالب العلم اذا لم يعرف النحو أن يدخل في جملة قول النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : من كذب علي متعمدا فليتبوأ مقعده من النار لانه لم يكن يلحن فمهما رويت عنه حديثا و لحنت فيه كذبت عليه "Indeed … Continue reading Mistakes in grammar can land you in the Hellfire

There’s no purpose in seeking hadith without knowledge of Arabic

Khateeb al-Baghdaadi collects a narration that Shu'bah said, من طلب الحديث فلم يبصر العربية فمثله مثل رجل عليه برنس و ليس له رأس "Whoever seeks hadith and does not have insight of the Arabic [language] then his example is like a man who has a hooded thobe without a head [meaning the thobe serves no … Continue reading There’s no purpose in seeking hadith without knowledge of Arabic