Muqaddimah – Tafsir Nizam-ul-Quran – Sūrah as a Unit

By this discussion I aim to establish that each sūrah is a well-structured unit; it is only lack of consideration and analysis on our part that the sūrahs seem disjointed and incoherent. Every student of the Holy Qur’ān can notice that the Book contains short as well as long sūrahs. Had it not been a fact that each sūrah imparts Continue reading

Muqaddimah – Tafsir Nizam-ul-Quran – Correspondence and Sequence

A military commander arranges his army in various orders that reflects wisdom. However, only an expert in the field can understand the strategic wisdom involved in such an ordering: ordinary people can only get to know the use of such meaningful ordering when the army eventually emerges successful in a battle. Similarly, the Holy Qur’ān expresses a single theme Continue reading

Sarf – The rules for تَعلِیل – A summary of اجوف and ناقِص

We already know that there are three letters in the Arabic alphabet which are called ﺣﹹﺮﹸﻭﻑﹺ ﻋﹻﻠﳲﺖ (or the weak letters), namelyand and . The presence of these letters within the base letters of a verb will cause certain changes to occur which can change the final form of the verb. In this post, Insha Allah, I will list down the rules which deal with ﺗﹷﻌﻠﹻﻴﻞ occurring at the  ﻻﻡ position and the  position of the verb. Continue reading

Nahw – The Followers – التوابع

There are numerous instances in Arabic Language where an ﺍﹺﺳﻢ is followed by another ﺍﹺﺳﻢ. The idea is to build sentences like “tall boy“, or “The student has a book and a pen“, or “Zaid and Amr both are sick” etc. In such cases the ﺍﹺﺳﻢ which comes later is called ﺗﹷﺎﺑﹻﻊﹾ (the follower) and the one which it follows is called ﻣﹷﺘﹿﺒﹹﻮﹾﻉ (the followed one). The ﺇﹺﻋﹿﺮﺍﺏ of ﺗﹷﺎﺑﹻﻊﹾ are in accordance with its ﻣﹷﺘﹿﺒﹹﻮﹾﻉ

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Nahw – Methods of reflection of an اِسم

Up until now we have learned that an ﺍﹺﺳﻢ which is ﻣﹹﻌﺮﹶﺏ will show its grammatical states using a ﺿﹷﻤﳲﺔ for ﺭﻓﻊ, a ﻓﹷﺘﹿﺤﺔ for ﻧﺼﺐ , or a ﻛﹷﺴﹿﺮﹶﺓ for ﺟﺮ (or the corresponding ﺗﹷﻨﻮﹺﻳﻦ). However, there are situations in Arabic Language where it is not possible to show the grammatical states using either of these three methods. As an example take a look at : Continue reading

Sarf – The Irregular Verb – اَجوَف

In the last post we learned about the 7 categories into which Arabic verbs can be grouped and then we saw how introduction of weak letters can cause verbs to become irregular i.e. cause their conjugations to differ from the normal conjugations of regular verbs. Now we will, Insha Allah, start going into details of each of the verb categories which deal with irregular verbs. Our first post deals with ﺃﺟﻮﹶﻑ which, as you may recall, is a verb having واو or ياء at theposition. Continue reading