Learn the Arabic language proficiently

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Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee said:

So our author (rahima-hullaah), our Shaykh – the one who [has] explained [this book that we are studying] – was also proficient in the [Arabic] language.

And this is what we call our youth to, [that] it is not befitting they have the slightest weakness in [their understanding of] the Arabic language; in the grammar [نحو], conjugation [صرف], and rhetoric [بلاغة].

This is because the opponents of this da’wah and the opponents of this manhaj accuse you (the youth) of being deficient [in your understanding]; saying to you:

“these people do not differentiate between the [فاعل] and the [مفعول], and they do not know what [كان] does, nor what [إن] does”;

this is not befitting!

It is befitting that you strive hard in [learning] the [various] branches of the Arabic language, because understanding the [various] branches of the Arabic language will help you immensely to understand the Book and the Sunnah.

And this is particularly so for those whose mother tongue is not Arabic; [so] it is an individual obligation for the likes of these [people] to learn the Arabic language, and [note] the grammarians affirm that learning the Arabic language is an obligation.

And in the past, since the Arabs would send their children to the desert to learn classical Arabic from the people of the desert, so today with this mixing between the Arab Muslims and the non-Arab [Muslims], then it is essential to study the Arabic language in a firm and conscientious manner.

And this is simple [to do] nowadays [since] the [Arabic] grammar books have been simplified and clarified. Just as the other books have been simplified and clarified, likewise the Arabic language books have been too.

It is befitting that you start with the beginner’s level books, and progress, so that you attain complete knowledge of the [various] branches of the Arabic language – similar to your study of the sciences of hadeeth terminology, as well as hadeeth and other than that.

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He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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