In the Arabic language there is a word called “استعراب” which means to make either a word or person – Arab.
Like the most of us, I wasn’t fortunate enough to obtain a scholarship to study Arabic and Islam overseas.
I spent a good part of 8 years trying to Arabatize myself struggling through to learn Arabic through various modes that suited my circumstances at that time.
I studied full time, part time, online, offline. Ive studied with teachers from Morocco, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon. I traveled abroad, I studied locally. The road was very tough, I sacrificed much of my time and money, and I made plenty of mistakes along the way.
Although learning the Arabic language (like other Islamic sciences) is a never ending path, I am finally studying the Arabic language in-depth at a university level and also have begun university level studies in Shariah in the Arabic language.
In this series I would like to share with you the collective experiences of those trying to learn this blessed language to help you use your time, effort and money efficiently and effectively inshaAllah.