Saturday, 23 November 2013

Study & Learn Arabic Language for free via Grammar & Vocabulary tools & books PDF in English

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Following is a collection of freely downloadable useful books and tools in English for learning Arabic Language, Grammar & Vocabulary.Updated on 7th April 2014

Classical Arabic Grammar Books, can be used as a text book + reference book

Mirror for this and below 2 sections ,

A comprehensive Classical Arabic Grammar book in English. Important for serious students of Classical Arabic Grammar. Always study Qur’anic & Classical Arabic Grammar for Islamic study. Modern standard Arabic is different.
High quality versions with multiple options i.e. downloading colored & black & white pdf & djvu.

A Grammar of the Arabic Language by W. Wright Volume 1 ,

A Grammar of the Arabic Language by W. Wright Volume 2 ,

Alternate high quality versions with multiple options i.e. downloading colored & black & white pdf & djvu.

A Grammar of the Arabic Language by W. Wright Volume 1 ,

A Grammar of the Arabic Language by W. Wright Volume 2 .

Classical Arabic Grammar Books, can be used as reference books
A Grammar of the Classical Arabic Grammar by Mortimer Sloper Howell : (This 7 book set is the largest Arabic Grammar book in English ever written)
Howell Arabic Grammar :

Download all 7 books in all available formats including OCR 2013, Snap 2013, and Google & Microsoft formats from online folder ,

Google & Microsoft Scan from archive ,

2013 OCR and Snap formats from archive  ,

blog post .

A Grammar of Classical Arabic by Wolfdietrich Fischer 3rd edition

Dr V Abdur Rahim’s free material for learning Arabic ,

Unique Arabic Initiatives:

Arabic Almanac and Mawrid Reader with 20 + 2 dictionaries together .

Revive Arabic Posts .

Revive Arabic Projects .

Useful and Rare posts on The Qur’an and Arabic UPDATED!

Basics of Classical Arabic Grammar

Mirror for this section ,

Arabic Grammar & Vocabulary Posts:  Selection 1 , Selection 2 ,

Arabic Tutor 1 , Arabic Tutor 2 ,

Arabic Tutor 3 , Arabic Tutor 4 ,

Arabic Grammar Easy Syntax ,

Treasures of Arabic Morphology ,

A summary of Tasreef Part 1 , A summary of Tasreef Part 2 ,

Useful Lessons in Arabic Syntax , Guidance in An-Nahw ,

An Exegesis of the Arabic Word , Arabic Nouns ,

Learn The Language of The Holy Qur’an by Dr. Abdullah Abbas Nadwi : Format 1 , Format 2 ,

Lisan ul Qur’an Part 1,2,3 and keys ,

Al-ajurumiyyah English collection 5 pdfs and 3 docs .

Essentials of Arabic Grammar for learning Qur’anic language by Brig (R) Zahoor Ahmed ,

Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar ,

Tasheel al Nahw ,

Arabic Through The Qur’an by Alan Jones .

Basic vocabulary ,

A very brief journey through Arabic Grammar ,

Combined format of some lecture notes ,

101 Rules ,

Some free material on Arabic Grammar ,

Arabic Verb Conjugator ,

Lisan ul Arab forum attachments/posts , Lisan ul Arab Blog ,

Attempted application of grammar rules (Only for experienced users. Page numbers according to Adobe editable page box. Read following pages only : in reverse 247 to 219, on which gramatical analysis is attempted in pages 1 to 77. Page above 1 gives abbreviations. Then on page 1 right click mouse and choose rotate clockwise. Use with caution / additional verification.)

Various Courses & material for learning basic Arabic (No longer free, and too shallow)

Assimilation in Classical Arabic – A Phonological Study (PHD Document) .

English Explanation of Binaa al Af’aal .

A treatise concerning the permutations of letters in the Arabic Language .

Learning Arabic Language of The Qur’an by Izzath Uroosa

Ilm Fruits site with Arabic learning posts .

Arabic Letters Research by Mansour .

An Explanation of the Matnu-l-Ajurruumiyyah in English

Essentials of Qur’anic Arabic by Masood Ranginwala

Arabic made easy .

Modern Standard Arabic:

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (Karin C. Ryding)

Arabic English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic 4th edition .

A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Wehr 3rd edition : Format 1 , Format 2 , for mobile phones .

Selected books from .

Some Reference Classical Arabic Vocabulary Material
(Read Notes below before using this material)

Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon : on Archive in multiple formats  , PDF files , DJVU files , Online StudyingLL with English search , single searchable .txt file , with Arabic Almanac . (along with many other dictionaries) , Search after pasting roots without spaces .

Qur’anic Arabic Corpus ,

Arabic English Dictionary of Qur’anic Usage Badawi and Abdul Haleem (complete book)

Vocabulary of the Holy Qur’an by Dr. Abdullah Abbas Nadwi

4 Basic Qur’anic Terms : Original in Urdu , mirror , English translation , mirror ,

Qur’an Synonyms - English Translation of Mutaraadifaat ul Qur’an by Kilani by volunteers (under construction and does not work on internet explorer)

PRL (Project Root List) ,

Dictionary of the Qur’an by Qadiani (Non-Muslim)

Dictionary of about 1400+ roots from Qur’an by Qadianis (Non-Muslims).

A Dictionary and Glossary of The Qur’an by John Penrice .

The Easy Dictionary of The Qur’an by Abdul Karim Parekh .

Concordance of the Qur’an .

Qur’anic Keywords a Reference Guide by Abdur Rashid Siddiqui

faithfuleye ,

linguistic miracle , (Search words in various books, mostly Arabic)

Qur’an dev research tool , roots tool (Does not work on internet explorer)

Open Burhan ,

Translations comparison ,

Mazhar A Nurani’s Site ,

Classical Arabic to English Dictionary by Hava (very shallow in meanings)

Dictionary of Qur’anic Terms and Concepts by Mustansir Mir .

The student’s Arabic English Dictionary by Steingass .

Ethico Religious Concepts in The Qur’an by Toshihiko Izutsu .

Glossary of Islamic Terms by Aisha Bewley .

5 volume Tafsir by Qadiani (Non-Muslim) : Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 (use with caution and additional verification, mainly linked because the notes on words given as important words contain some useful material)

Appendix : Due to 3 books in this section by Qadianis, you must also visit Detailed refutation of Qadianis , More books on refutation of Qadianis .

Notes: Lane’s Lexicon can be used, & is a recognized Arabic Vocabulary tool, but for roots starting with qaaf, kaaf, laam, miim, nuun, hay, waw & ya, explanation & material on roots is usually not complete since Lane died while working on qaaf, & later his nephew completed the work mostly using Lane’s notes. LL Mobile can also be used on computers by simply reducing browser width. Lane’s Lexicon with English search has some typing errors in Arabic but still can be used “To copy paste the text from the lexicon (after which you will have to verify the Arabic words using any other free scanned Lane’s Lexicon relevant material)” and “To search English words”. To start navigating it, click the blue arrow on the left of Edward William Lane. Qur’anic Arabic Corpus can be a useful tool but is under construction & Kais is taking his time, so use with additional verification & caution. PRL can be used for quickly studying or downloading Lane’s Lexicon relevant pages for roots used in the Qur’an & for checking which derivatives of a root have been used in which Ayaat, but it is stuck near 70% since long time. Avoid the English meanings of PRL completely if you aren’t experienced. from which Lane’s Lexicon 1st 2 links & PRL are linked is run by a Sunnah rejecter, so try to avoid his remaining material if you don’t have sufficient experience. In Dictionary of The Qur’an, negative bias is expected in some meanings like khatama, wafa etc. I mainly recommend using the list of roots used in the Qur’an & derived words for each root used in the Qur’an from this book but study the English material with caution since source referencing style is vague & he is a Qadiani. Dictionary of about 1400+ roots is a vocabulary specific dictionary (focusing on vocabulary & usage, not grammar) that can be used by experienced users with caution since qadiani bias is expected at some places. Concordance of the Qur’an by Hanna uses Arberry’s translation & is a limited concordance book that can be checked just to see a preview of concordance uses. Open Burhan is an online concordance tool by a Sunnah rejecter & is not complete yet, so use with caution. Translations comparison tool is only for those who understand sufficient Arabic & just want to check out how others have translated various Ayaat to help them further in their translation attempts, some of the translations given in it are by deviant groups. To use faithfuleye, click A C E at the top for showing/hiding Arabic, Chinese, English. On 2 boxes with go, enter surah # in 1st box and Ayat # in 2nd box & click go, then click Arabic word you want to study in further detail, then check various occurrences & other derivatives of root. For experienced users only as may contain some mistakes, to be used with caution/additional verification. Arabic Urdu Lughat is by Sunnah Rejector who sometimes gives baseless interpretations based on his whims & desires, while sometimes quotes multiple classical lexicons, so only experienced users can use with caution as clear bias is there in some roots. Mazhar A Nurani’s site has some grammar notes that experienced users may study. Some views by him are unacceptable e.g. he rejects return of Hazrat ‘Eesa (pbuh) despite obvious hints in the Qur’an & his translation attempts contain extra words. Qur’an dev tool appears to be based on corpus site and thus limitations of corpus site, may appear in it also.

Some Ideas and Works on Context Usage for study of Qur’an

Verbal Idioms of the Qur’an .

Coherence in the Qur’an

(Above 2 books are to be used with caution since author sometimes uses baseless comments e.g. deceptively simple, linguistic problems (i.e. if he can’t understand something in Qur’an, it means his skill problem not a problem or complexity in Qur’an) and sometimes criticizes other methods via unjustified sweeping statements e.g. using word atomistic.)

Tadabbur e Qur’an

Root Lists (Selected roots from the Qur’an on which detailed study recommended) Recently 4 priorities also assigned to root list 1 with 318 roots