In Arabic, the word maa has over 15 meanings. In this post, we discuss three of those meanings–ismul istifhaam (the interrogative particle), nahiy (the particle of negation), and the third meaning which is similar to alladhiy (the one who/which/that).
Many of us don’t know the Arabic alphabet. But we should! Why? Because if you’re ever looking through a dictionary, you need to know. In fact, without knowing, you’re helpless–though dictionaries are a topic of their own. We give you a quick and easy way to learn that you can apply immediately!
In Arabic, words on the pattern of faa’il (فاعل) denote a doer of an action. In this post, we discuss some words you may (or may not) know on this pattern; regular words, words from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and some of the names of Allah that fall on this pattern.
The number system from 21-99 is fairly simple. The ‘adad can take any case, and the single digit is like that of 1-9 or 11-19. The tens-digit is the same regardless of gender. The ma’duwd is, like the number system from 11-19, singular and mansoob and mabani.
The same questions (or variants) occur frequently in every-day conversations. Which questions are these? Learn them, use them, and master them!
Sound masculine plurals end with -uwna in the marfoo’ case (eg. Muslimuwna), and -iyna in the majruwr and mansoob case (eg. Muslimiyna). Other patterns exist, broken masculine patterns.
A grammatical analysis of the first verse of Suratul Hajj: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ
Some singular feminine words: darraajah (bicycle), mil’aqah (spoon), baqarah (cow), baydah (egg), naafidhah (window), saa’ah (watch), dajaajah (hen), madrasah (school), hadiyqah (garden)
Some singular masculine words: bed (sariyr), book (kitaab), cat (qitt), chair (kursiy), dog (kalb), door (baab), key (miftah), mosque (masjid), pen (qalam), shirt (qamiys)