Nahw – The Anatomy of a Sentence – Part 1

In this post I will give a few examples from القصص ﺍﻟﻨﹽﺒﻴﹽﻦ (Qasas-un-Nabiyyeen – Stories of the Prophets) which is the text which we are reading at the Toronto Shariah Program. The purpose here is to see how some of the grammatical terms which we have learned so far fit into an Arabic sentence. This will help in identifying the correct terms and how they can be properly used while constructing longer Arabic sentences. We will also learn a few new grammatical states and will fit each of them in the table which we built in the previous Nahw post. Continue reading

Nahw – The Grammatical States in Arabic Language – Part 2

In the last post we started discussing the concept of grammatical states in the Arabic Language and saw a few examples where an اسم took on these grammatical sates. It was also mentioned that the اسم itself can occur in Arabic sentences in the form of more than simply nouns. In fact, an اسم can act like an: Continue reading

The comprehensiveness of Arabic Language

Arabic is a language which is known for its brevity and comprehensiveness. As an example, look at the word given below which means: ‘they sought help’. Right away you can see that three English words are required to translate this one Arabic word. However, there is more to it than meets the eye. This one Arabic word conveys seven pieces of information to us. Let us see how: Continue reading