Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Introduction

In life, we often learn and experience new things, and often, that creates a desire within us to do something different, to initiate a change that will make an everlasting impact, to spread waves that are as powerful as the waves in the ocean and to open up a new door into an exciting world, colorful, better and... just different :)

That doesn't really have anything to do with Arabic, does it? I thought so!

The purpose of this blog, inshallah, will be to educate ourselves (the authors), and our readers with what we consider interesting and informative in the language. Our goal will be to be resourceful (so you'll find lots of link on the side), diverse (so from time-to-time we'll have guest writers), and educational (we'll teach you what we learn in our style).

We'll talk about verbs (lots of them!), verses from the Qur'an, grammatical complexities, beauty of the language, and if you're lucky, we'll even talk about our exciting journeys to seek knowledge :D

Personally, I'm honored to be part of this blog with 2 of my friends, so we will strive to bring the best in us.

And our dua is...

Allahumma 'allimna ma yanfa 'una, wa anfa 'na bima 'allamtana wa zidna 'ilma. (Ibn Majah)

اللهُمَّ علِّمنا مَا يَنْفَعُنا وَانْفَعْنا بِما عَلَّمتَنَا وزِدْنَا عِلما
[O Allah, help us learn what is beneficial to us, help us benefit from what You have enabled us to learn, and increase to our knowledge.]

10 comments:

Ilm Seeker said...

May Allah grant you success in this life and the hereafter (ameen). Great site to review Arabic grammar in English: http://www.arabictree.com/.

Khadija said...

awesome blog gals

May Allah help you become fluent in arabic inshaAllah!

alajnabiya said...

Assalaaamu 'alaikum,

MashaAllah, what a wonderful blog so far! May Allah help you to continue it. Could you possibly post the Arabic text of the du'a at the end of this post? (and it's source?) I find it easier to memorize from the Arabic text than a tranliteration. Thank you!

Allahumma 'allimna ma yanfa 'una, wa anfa 'na bima 'allamtana.
[O Allah, help us learn what is beneficial to us, help us benefit from what You have enabled us to learn, and increase to our knowledge.]

AMEEN!

Humairah Irfan said...

walaikum as salam al ajnabiya
I've posted the Arabic and source :)
May Allah (swt) help you memorise it.

alajnabiya said...

Assalaamu 'alaikum,

Thank you!!!!

alajnabiya said...

Umm.... another question. Two actually. Is there supposed to be a tanween dummah on the 'ein in yanfa'una? And what part is translated as "and increase to our knowledge"? Thanks for your help!

Humairah Irfan said...

I apologise- I didn't double check the post before posting. Inshallah this was a good lesson for me :)
Jazakallah khair for your questions!

alajnabiya said...

Assalaamu 'alaikum,

Thank you again. I couldn't make out the tashkeel on the letters until I made the font huge, so I am not surprised that you would miss a little mistake. Do you have any control over the fonts here at Blogger? If you do, try "traditional Arabic" instead of "Times New Roman - Arabic." It puts the tashkeel farther up off the letters and makes it easier to read.

Humairah Irfan said...

I like that font- Traditional Arabic, but it's not in blogger yet. Hence the formatting problems.

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