In this post, I will share with you the only online course you need to study the Arabic language, and the learning materials that go with it.
This online course is on YouTube, so it's available for free. Usually, content of free courses are incomplete, but not in this case. The course creators themselves encouraged others to share their work by making it non-copyright.
The instructor and students in the videos are practicing Muslims, so the intended audience are technically people who are already somewhat familiar with the Arabic letters and sounds.
For your information, the majority of Muslims in this world are not Arab people, including myself. Most of us don't know how to speak the Arabic language, nor do we understand it. However, a lot of Muslims do learn how to read and pronounce Arabic letters in the Qur'an. It's like listening to a foreign song that you like, so much so that you can sing along to it perfectly, but you don't have a clue what you're saying.
Although a complete beginner in Arabic can try to follow along this online course, I imagined it to be difficult. So, I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with the Arabic letters and their sounds prior to taking this course (there are only 29 letters).
Don't worry, I got you covered. Here's the only video you need to learn Arabic letters and their sounds:
These are the books you will need for this course.
There are 3 volumes, Book I, II, and III. So, make sure you get them all.
Here's a link for the books on Amazon:
Arabic Course for English Speaking Students - Madina Islamic University 3 Volumes Set
Arabic Course for English Speaking Students - Madina Islamic University 3 Volumes Set [V. Abdur Rahim] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arabic Course for English Speaking Students - Madina Islamic University 3 Volumes Set
There are 96 videos in total for this online course. Each video runs for about 2 hours long.
Here are the playlists that the creator has kindly categorized for us:
Madina Book I - Intensive Arabic Course for English Speaking Students
This playlist contains all videos of arabic course based on Madina Book Vol / Level 1
Madina Book II - Intensive Arabic Course for English Speaking Students
Madina Book II, consists all videos to learn Madina Arabic Book 2, from video #19 to Video #50 of total 96 videos for this intensive course
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