Author: Saodat Alimi

Sentence Formation in the Arabic Language

An indefinite noun drops its tanween when it becomes definite, thereby making it a suitable word(subject) to begin a nominal sentence.  The noun might be preceded by a demonstative noun sometimes, but it is not regarded as a sentence until a predicate(خبر ) comes after it. For example, an expression such as :هذا الكتاب ( this book) becomes a sentence when a predicate like: جديد (new) is added to it. Then the sentence formed is: هذا الكتاب جديد (This book is new). This example shows that a predicate harmonizes with its subject in gender. The  predicate is جديد and not جديدة because the subject is masculine (not feminine). More examples are given 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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Demonstrative Pronouns (2)

‘This’ in the Arabic language is written as   هذا(masculine) or هذه(feminine) ‘That’ on the other hand is known as ذلك (masculine) and تلك(feminine). ذللك is pronounced with an alif madd i.e ذاللك but the alif is usually omitted in writing.Examples of sentences comparing هذا with ذللكand  هذه with تللك are given below. Wa ‘و ‘with  a fatha (pronounced as ‘wa’) means ‘and’. 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 Possessive Case (اﻹضافة )

BismiLlahir Rahmanir Raheem The Arabic article “ال” signifies that a noun is definite. Another form of definiteness is the possessive case. When a noun is possessed, it is called مضاف and is written before its possessor without ‘ال’ or tanween and the possessor( مضاف إليه ) ends in the genitive case with ‘ال’ or tanween. An illustration of the above is the expression ‘بقرة الفلاح’ . Here, the word ‘بقرة’ (baqorotu) which should take the normal ending ‘un’ losts its tanween and becomes definite by position while the possessor which must be definite in itself takes an ‘ ال’ and ends with a kesro. Hence, if the possessor is a proper noun such as حامد، the kesro becomes 2 (ie tanween). More examples are given 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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The Arabic Articles

BismiLlahir Rahmanir Raheem In the Arabic language, the “tanween” represents the English indefinite articles ‘a’ or ‘an’ . The definite article ‘the’ on the other hand is represented with an ‘al’ ( ال ) at the beginning of an Arabic word which eventually displaces the tanween. Here is an example: 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 Prepositions(الحروف الجر)

BismiLlahir Rahmaanir Raheem A preposition in the Arabic language is called ‘حرف الجر’ and it usually comes before a noun ‘اسم’. Prepositions change the case ending of the nouns they precede from the nominative case (مرفوع ) to the genitive case (مجرور ) Here are more examples: ِالطَّالِبُ فِي الْفَصْل خَرَجَ الْمُدِيرِ مِنَ الْمَدْرَسَةِ ِذَهَبَ مُحَمَّدٌ مِنَ الصِّينِ إِلَى الرِّيَاض ِهَذِهِ الْبَقَرَةُ لِلْفَلاَّح ِالْحَمْدُ لِلَّه 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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