Madinah Arabic Reader
Author if Madinah Arabic Reader:
The book “Madinah Arabic Reader” is written by a famous Arabic teacher Dr. V Abdul Rahim. He has his M.Phil. and a Ph.D. degree from the famous and oldest Islamic learning institutions, the University of Al-Azhar from Cairo, Egypt. He is the director of the translation department of the King Fahad Complex printing complex. He taught Arabic at the University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He has a vast experience of over 50 years of teaching the Arabic language to the Non-Arabs.
His English is also very fluent and done major education in English literature and language from Madras University, India. His teaching style is very attractive and famous in the Non-Arabs. He has command on Arabic sciences and with this expertise, he also has great communication skills to deliver the complicated topic in a very simpler manner. Many people love the Arabic language because of his efforts in making it simple and attractive to the non-speakers. Written books and courses of the writer are taught and included in the syllabus of many schools, colleges, and universities in the world. Madinah Arabic Reader is included in the curriculum of Madinah University which is one of the famous Islamic universities in the world.
Madinah Arabic reader:
The book “Madinah Arabic Reader” comprises of 8 volumes. Each of these is the same number of pages so it is equally divided. It is the English version of the book “Durus ul Lughat-il-Arabia Li Ghairi Natiqeena Biha” which has 3 volumes. Every volume is double the size of the previous volume.
The method of this book is different from other traditional Arabic teaching books. In the common traditional book, there is very dry grammar with non-attractive exercises. Rules of grammar in those books are very difficult to remember, but in this book, the method of teaching is unique that it teaches the whole grammatical concept by using a conversation between two or more peoples. At the end of the lesson, the rule of grammar is written which is being taught in the chapter in the form of conversation. So students don’t have to remember the grammar rules.
After the chapter there are attractive exercises is given for the practice of that rule and to use that rule in the structure of the sentence. Another great feature of the book is the vocabulary words that are present in every chapter. The vocabulary words are the blend of contemporary Arabic and classical Quranic Arabic words. The book is colorful so it is also pleasing to the eye as well. Here are the review and the topic discussed in all the volumes of that book
Madinah Arabic Reader Book One:
Book one comprises of 10 lessons. The first two chapters contain the usage and structure of “This” and “That” in the Arabic language and the use of interrogative sentences. The next chapter contains the proper and common nouns. In the fourth chapter, prepositions are discussed. In the next chapter, possessive sentences are explained. Feminine nouns are discussed. Nominal sentences are being explained. The singular adjectives and simple singular pronouns are discussed and in the last chapter of the book, possessive pronouns are explained.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Two:
Book two is consists of 13 chapters. The first and second chapter of this book is the revision lesson and it involves all the rules of the last book. Plural pronouns for the third person and plural adjectives are explained. Plural pronouns for the second person are also explained. Plural pronoun for the first person and some verbs are discussed. Nouns are classified into rational and irrational nouns and their explanation is present. Making a dual word from a singular word is explained and also dual pronoun is explained. Masculine numbers from 3 to 10 and in the next chapter feminine numbers from 3 to 10 are explained. In the last two chapters, the nouns without tanween are discussed.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Three:
The book comprises ten chapters. In this book, the difference between nominal and verbal sentences is explained. Sentence of emphasis and negative sentences are also explained after that comparative and superlative degree of adjectives is explained. Then the number from 13 to 19 and their uses in sentences are present. Past tense verbal sentences and negative sentences are explained. Then the subject and its use in a verbal sentence are explained. 11 and 12 counting numbers are explained. Present and future verbal sentences and imperative verbal sentences are discussed.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Four:
This book also comprises of 10 chapters. Present and future verbal sentences are discussed in detail. Masdar (action without tense) is discussed which is the noun. Imperative verbs, how to say “don’t do” and different use of the verbal sentences are discussed. The present tense and future tense and their variation are explained.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Five:
This book comprises 11 chapters. The use of negative particles with present and future tense is discussed. Erab (changes on the last alphabet of the word) is explained as an introduction. The grammar of using the number is mentioned. There are three basic alphabets (radicals) in Arabic, so the radical comes in the first, second, and third alphabets are discussed separately. Radicals or vowels and what impact they have on the words are being thoroughly explained. When two radicals are same what changes it made to the word are discussed in this book.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Six:
This book contains 5 lessons. The chapters of this book are large in numbers. Erab (changes on the last alphabet of the word) is explained thoroughly in the first chapter. Passive voice and its formation are being discussed and generic plural nouns are explained. Ism ul Fail and Ism ul Mafool are explained in the second to last chapter. In the last chapter, there is some explanation of Radicals, Ism ul Fail, and Ism ul Mafool.
Madinah Arabic Reader Book Seven:
It consists of 6 chapters. Nouns that are used to explain time and place are discussed. Nouns of instruments are having different structures in Arabic that had been explained. Definite and indefinite nouns are explained. Types of two sentences, Nominal, and Verbal sentences are discussed. Types of nominal sentences and structure are explained in the last chapter of the book.