Author: Saodat Alimi

The Relative Pronoun ”الَّذِي”

The relative Pronoun “who” is written as  “الذي” in the Arabic language. This, like the demonstrative pronoun, has the feminine, the masculine, the dual and the plural forms. Here are some examples of sentences illustrating the use of the singular masculine and feminine forms: EXERCISE Translate the following sentences to Arabic: The apple on the table belongs to the Khaalid The cow in the garden is for the farmer The teacher who came out of the mosque now is a new teacher Saodat AlimiSaodat Alimi holds an ijaaza in Qur’an Memorization, a higher diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry education. Her works include Qur’an Memorization for kids and Qur’an Reading Made Easy among others....

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The Etiquettes of Eating in Islam

Allaah says in Q 59 v 7:…And whatever the Messenger has given you- take; and what he has forbidden you -refrain from…  The verse above is one of those that Allaah certified Prophet Muhammad for us as a role model in all spheres of life. Here is one of his teachings regarding eating: The hadith above enunciates three etiquettes of eating. These are: Mentioning the name of Allaah before eating. Eating with the right hand, and Eating from what is near especially when dining with others. This hadith also depicts the excellence of inculcating good manners into the children from early childhood as the narrator explicitly stated in another narration that he was a boy at that time and eventually grew up with those manners especially that of eating from what is near! ‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I was a boy under the care of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and my hand would wander about in the dish. Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before you start eating), eat with your right hand and eat from what is near to you”. I always followed this way of eating after this incident. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Riyadhus-Saliheen Book 1, Hadith 299 Therefore, every Muslim, parent, and guardian should strive towards implementing and inculcating the teachings of...

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The Pronouns

Pronouns are words used instead of nouns and are used the same way in both the Arabic and the English Languages. For example, in introducing my self, I would say ” ُاِسْمِي سَوْدَة” which mean “my name is Saodat”. Then in a second sentence, I will mention my profession by saying  “أَنَا مُدرِّسَةٌ”  ( “I am a female teacher”). In this second sentence, I have used the pronoun “أَنَا” which means “I” to represent Saodat. Other pronouns such as you, she and he are written as أَنْتَ,أَنْت), هِي َ, هُوَ) respectively. These pronouns, unlike the possessive pronouns, are used to represent nouns and not attached to them to indicate the possessors. أَنَا, أَنْتَ,أَنْت, هِي َ, هُوَ are used in sentences as shown below: Saodat AlimiSaodat Alimi holds an ijaaza in Qur’an Memorization, a higher diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry education. Her works include Qur’an Memorization for kids and Qur’an Reading Made Easy among others....

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Sentence Formation in the Arabic Language (2)

A subject ie a definite noun with “ال” may be preceded in a sentence by a demonstrative pronoun as I explained in this post. But while a demonstrative pronoun may not always be written before a definite noun in a sentence, it could also be singly used as a subject. These are shown below: The subject in each of the sentences above is written without a demonstrative pronoun while the ones below illustrate the use of the demonstrative pronouns alone as a subject. Saodat AlimiSaodat Alimi holds an ijaaza in Qur’an Memorization, a higher diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry education. Her works include Qur’an Memorization for kids and Qur’an Reading Made Easy among others....

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The Arabic Possessive Pronouns

A possessed pronoun in the Arabic language is attached to its possessor as a single word. The noun (ie the possessor) in this state becomes definite like a noun preceded by “ال” and therefore discards its tanween. When the object(كتاب) for example, is owned by a boy in the third person state the possessive pronoun “ه” is used and it’s attached to the noun (book) to become “كتابه”.   Saodat AlimiSaodat Alimi holds an ijaaza in Qur’an Memorization, a higher diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry education. Her works include Qur’an Memorization for kids and Qur’an Reading Made Easy among others....

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