112 Answered Questions for the topic Arabic
How do I learn written Arabic? I know there are different spoken dialects, are there different written ones too?
Is this Egyptian Arabic Dialect?
الجواب: إن الفدية هي ما يدفع لتحرير شخص تم أسره. دفع يسوع فديتنا ليحررنا من الخطية والموت والجحيم. نجد في كل من سفر الخروج واللاويين والعدد والتثنية متطلبات وشروط الله للذبيحة المقدمة. في زمن العهد... more
How are the three phonetically distinct Arabic h's transcribed in English?
In Arabic we have three types of "h" sounds, as in the following list:- ح- خ- هI would like to know, which of these sounds is commonly transcribed as "kh" in English, and how are the other two "h"... more
What is the true meaning of Allah?
I am a newb at Islam and Arabic, however, I have been learning Arabic and I have come across a question that can be said in Arabic:> مَنْ رَبُّكُمْ> > "Who is your God (to a bunch of... more
How did the Arabic word "allah" come to have an /lˤ/ ("emphatic l")?
In Modern Standard Arabic, phonemic /lˤ/ (a.k.a. "emphatic l") <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_phonology#ref_6"> only occurs in one native word: *Allah* /ʔalˤˈlˤaːh/. (According... more
How many Arabic(-derived) alphabets exist?
I would like to know, besides Modern Standard Arabic as spoken in Egypt, how many distinct Arabic alphabets (I assume each Arabic-speaking country will have its own Arabic alphabet, with a lot of... more
What is the significance of al-Qurʾān referring to ʿĪsā as المسيح?
Al-Qurʾān refers to ʿĪsā as المسيح.For example, in Sūratu Āli ʿImrān:45:>إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ **الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ... more
Grammatical term for inflectable conjunctions as used in the Arabic language(s)?
Conjunctions in the Arabic language can be inflected be adding an affix that indicates the pronoun.E.g. the conjunction 'because' is لِأَن (li'ann), and 'because you' yields لِأَنك... more
Languages with alphabets sharing the same basic shapes as Arabic?
I would like to know, besides Arabic itself, how many other separate languages (not including dialects) have alphabets sharing same basic shapes as Arabic? I would like to have a complete list of... more
Are the letter forms of Arabic essential to the Qur'an?
Are the existing letter forms/shapes of the Arabic alphabet an essential part of the Qur'an, or are they an arbitary choice made by humans as a means to *record* the Qur'an?In other words, if... more
I am looking for an Arabic ngram corpus?
I am working in a project where i need to use an ngram model. So, i want to know if an Arabic ngram corpus exist. I have tried to find a corpus but all my researches failed. I know that for... more
While I'm in my praying, can I say Dua in different languages?
If I don't know the Arabic meaning of a Dua, can I say the Dua in a different language?
is الدنيا (ad-duniya) in the arabic sentence واضرب لهم مثل الحياة الدنيا regarded as na'at (an adjective)?
In the Madinah Arabic Course videos, the lecturer says that the word الدنيا in the above is na'at (adjective) for مثل.Isn't الحياة mudaf ilaihi (possessed noun) for مثل and الدنيا is mudaf ilaihi... more
What is the meaning behind the idiom "ثكلتك أمك"?
In many *ahadith*, the idiom "ثكلتك أمك" ("May your mother lose you") is found; I have also seen similar constructs with different wording (e.g. "ثكلتك الثواكل"). From context, this appears to be... more
Is Arabic the language of Jinn?
As there seems many similarities in the life of Humans and Jinn, so I was wondering if Arabic is their language or they use diverse languages (according to their areas ...)? Or even they have their... more
Why aren't the letters چ, گ or پ found in the Qur'an?
I am wondering about the following three letters: * چ – Che * گ – Gaf * پ – PeThese three letters are not in the Qur'an (not even a single time).Is there any reason behind that?
Lexical difference between classical and modern standard arabic?
I've seen that linguists do not consider *fuṣḥa* as one, but two varieties: classical and modern.I know that the grammar is nearly identical, but how about the lexicon? false friends etc? Is there... more
What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?
As far as I know there are more than one reading for Quran. Some say they are 7 and others say they are 14. What does that mean? Are there more than one Quran? Which reading is the correct one and... more
Why is Abu Bakr (R) called Abu Bakr, when out of his sons none is named Bakr?
Abu' basically means father. Then I was assuming why isn't any of his sons named 'Bakr'
What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean?
Asslamu allikumI would like to know the usage of **Jazak Allah Khair**. When is it best used and, is there any restrictions?*What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean? When do we use "Jazak Allah... more
Any resources for examples of interlinear gloss for Classical Arabic/MSA?
I tried googling and asking on reddit but I got nothing.
Are there any equivalent of oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ in Arabic?
I am looking for a website that is equivalent of https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/goIn oxforddictionaries, you see it gives all of the meanings of a word with example sentencesAre there... more
What is the difference between akhlaq and adab?
I have recently been introduced to the term *akhlaq*, [defined in Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhlaq) as follows:>Akhlaq (Arabic: أخلاق) is an Arabic term referring to the practice... more
Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum"?
Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "**As-Salāmu Alaykum**" (*Peace be upon you*) or respond with "**wa alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh**" (*may peace, mercy and blessings of... more