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An Excellent Resource for Nahw and Sarf
On February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments |

Shaykh Abou Fares El-Dahdah, for discerning students, is the author of a number of very useful grammatical works. He now seems to have a website with some valuable resources. Here are two sections of most benefit: Nahw http://www.arabic-grammar.com/lessons.html Sarf http://www.arabic-grammar.com/verb.html Enjoy!

Ma’alim al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah
On February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments |

Ma’alim al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah Recently, I’ve been reading the three-volume Ma’alim al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (Damascus: Dar al-Qalam, 2015) by Salih al-Shami, whom I have mentioned elsewhere. It is proving to be a very useful reference and I am seriously considering teaching from it in future. I would like to bring more attention to this work, beginning with this post. […]

The Making of the Avicennian Tradition
On December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments |

The Making of the Avicennian Tradition: The Transmission, Contents and Structure of Ibn Sina’s al-Mubahatat Being per se and per accidens Avicenna opens book II with Aristotle’s first division of being from Metaphysics Δ, 7. Aristotle divided being into four senses: the accidental (e.g., musical builder), the categorical (e.g., substance, quantity, quality, etc.), the actual and potential, and the […]

How to Study Tafsir
On August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments |

How to Study Tafsir Sadly, Quranic studies in general, and tafsir in particular, are often the weakest parts of the curricula of Islamic schools, institutes and universities. What follows is a suggestion on how to study this noble science. As with all disciplines in Islamic studies, they are interrelated as part of a holistic curriculum. Thus, to […]

Major Arabic Sources for the Study of History and Biography
On August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Major Arabic Sources for the Study of History and Biography History is seen by many social scientists as the king of the branches of learning due to the number of sciences upon which it draws. The following are the major references for studying Islamic history and biography. It is important to know the strengths and weaknesses […]

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