Arabatize Yourself

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.

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One thought on “Arabatize Yourself

  1. My comprise list for learning Arabic:

    -Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world, in the western world there is a low supply and high demand for speakers of the Language.
    -You will open opportunities to travel and work.
    -Arabic is a beautiful language; rich, precise and complete.
    -Knowing Arabic will promote intercultural understanding, in addition increase the understanding of one’s own self and culture.
    -It will sharpen your wisdom, memory and cognitive skills, and enable you to express yourself in ways never thought possible.
    -It is a key to some amazing literature and rich cultural heritage which was the cradle of human civilization.

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