Essentials Of Quranic Arabic : Volumes 1 & 2Islamic Learning Foundation (ILF) - USA
Essentials Of Quranic Arabic, a 2 Volume series, is an indispensable guide to those who want to understand the language of the Quran and read it with comprehension. The author Masood Ranginwala has studied Arabic with various institutions and teachers, including Nouman Ali Khan, and is currently an instructor for the Diploma Course Series Introduction To Quranic Arabic at Islamic Online University (IOU), where he also served as the Arabic Studies Coordinator for the Diploma Series from 2012 - 2016.
In this book, conversational Arabic and non-Quranic vocabulary are not emphasized. Instead, there is a keen focus on mastering key grammar principles alongside "high-yield" Quranic vocabulary. Numerous examples are taken from the Quran from which grammar is taught. The author has effectively organised the lessons to assist the student in being able to make the connections between the grammatical concepts and how they function in sentences or phrases within sentences.
Each lesson from this textbook comes with a list of vocabulary that needs to be learned and memorized. Much of the technical Arabic terminology found in Arabic grammar study is not emphasized to provide ease for the novice student. Each lesson covers specific fundamentals of Arabic that are presented in a simplified and condensed manner so that Quranic Arabic can be learned in a most efficient way. Furthermore, review questions are included at the back of the book for every lesson so that the student can appropriately review the material.
The 1st volume guides the student in a step-wise progression to learn the fundamentals of Quranic Grammar. The 1st volume is also the basis for the IOU Diploma Series Introduction To Quranic Arabic. The goal of the 1st volume is to develop the student's ability to translate an Ayah of the Quran, a Hadith or an Arabic sentence with the aid of an Arabic dictionary. On the IOU website under the section Diploma In Islamic Studies, the author has made available free video instructional lessons of the chapters in the 1st volume.
The 2nd volume builds on the grammar principles found in the 1st volume and focuses on several more intermediary and advanced Arabic grammar topics important in higher level Quranic study including Balaghah and I'jaz al-Quran (inimitability of the Quran) from a linguistic perspective.
Altogether, this will In Sha Allah enable the student to understand and experience the Lofty and Majestic Words of the Quran and appreciate the depth and beauty of the Arabic language as revealed and articulated in the Quran.
This new hardback edition has combined both the volumes and contains revisions and corrections to the previous paperback editions, which were published as individual volumes.
BOOK REVIEW BY DR. SAMI SHAMMA
(PROFESSOR OF QURANIC ARABIC AT HARTFORD SEMINARY)
"I am teaching from your book at the Hartford Seminary as well as the Cheshire Correctional Institution. It is the only book I found that is organized in the way I have been teaching for some years. Actually I stopped writing my own textbook after I found yours ..."
BOOK REVIEW BY IMAM OMAR SULEIMAN
"The Islamic Learning Foundation has produced a book which is sure to benefit the masses of Muslims trying to learn Quranic Arabic In Sha Allah. This is a work that is unprecedented in that a person can grasp the essentials in pure English without a teacher. Please make sure you purchase a copy. Also make Du'a for brother Masood Ranginwala for this great effort."
BOOK REVIEW BY UMM EMAAN
(ISLAMIC ONLINE UNIVERSITY (IOU) STUDENT)
"I really appreciate a book that is concise, written in simplified English. I studied an intensive Quranic Arabic grammar course a couple of years ago and the book we were going through, Journey Through The Qur'an by Alan Jones, was one of the most complicated books I've ever had to study. It often left me frustrated and saddened. I have since, bought various books to understand and consolidate my understanding, as I like to compare how different authors explain the same concept with varied examples. Alhamdulillah, I am studying your book and I can tell you that it is so easy to understand, Alhamdulillah."
BOOK REVIEW BY MUHAMMAD HAMID
"Very well written and the only book I have come across that has chapters on Quranic Grammar Analysis and Balaghah (Rhetoric). The summary tables of different grammatical topics are also very helpful for readers to comprehend the topic. Last but not the least, the appendix and the answers to review question sections are very thoughtful."
Title: Essentials Of Quranic Arabic : Volumes 1 and 2
Author: Masood Ranginwala
Editor: Dr. Abu Zayd Obaidullah Choudry, Dr. Sami Shamma
Publisher: Islamic Learning Foundation (USA)
Size: 19.1 cm x 24.9 cm
Year Of Publication: November 2018
Edition Number: 1st (1st Edition of Combined 2 Volumes version)
Weight: 1.36 kg
Masood Ahmed Ranginwala has studied Arabic with various institutions and teachers, including Nouman Ali Khan. He earned the Sibawayh Degree in Arabic Studies from the Qibla Institute and obtained a Diploma in Islamic Studies from the Islamic Online University (IOU) where he served as the Arabic Studies Coordinator for the Diploma Series from 2012 - 2016. At IOU, he is an instructor for the Diploma Course Series Introduction To Quranic Arabic.
Masood has been teaching basic Quranic Arabic over the past few years at the Islamic Learning Foundation, an institution of Islamic Circle Of North America (ICNA). He is also a member of ICNA and a founding member of its youth organization, Young Muslims.
He is a practicing emergency physician and resides with his wife and three children in New Jersey, USA.