Linguistics - اللغة
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The expectation is that students master the above linguistic concepts. One important part of the equation is their writing out the ḥarakāt/tashkīl (every single fatḥah, ḍammah, kasrah, and sukūn). This leads to an increased awareness of the language, resulting in a deep understanding of the linguistic patterns within Qurʾānic Arabic, rather than writing Arabic without the diacritical marks (ḥarakāt/tashkīl) present in the Qurʾān, which does not require the same level of knowledge.
To study linguistics, a necessary area of study to understand the language of the Qurʾān, we use the series written by the Quranic Linguistics Institute. The institute's website has many informative and beneficial articles on learning Arabic, and the books teach Arabic grammar with a focus on understanding the Qurʾān in its original Arabic. Therefore the exercises, about 50 pages through the Level One book, primarily consist of ʾāyāt from the Qurʾān, making it an invaluable resource with no equal.
The first book is Easy Introduction to Arabic Nouns & Verbs. This year this is being used for all 3rd-8th graders, and copies were purchased by the academy for all of these students, al-ḥamdu li l-lāh, whereas 2nd graders are expected to have finished the first 25 pages by the end of the year, ʾin shāʾa l-lāh.
The next book used is Introduction to Quranic Linguistics - Level One: Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, and Inflection. This will be used with select students this year but will be studied completely in the upper elementary (3rd-5th) in the years to come, ʾin shāʾa l-lāh.
Next is Introduction to Quranic Linguistics - Level Two: Essentials of Arabic Grammar, which no student has yet begun, but which can be taught at our academy, al-ḥamdu li l-lāh.
Lastly, the intended book to be used is Introduction to Quranic Linguistics - Level Three: Linking Morphology and Grammar, Introduction to Rhetoric when it is published, ʾin shāʾa l-lāh.
To view DVD lectures teaching the Madina books, which can be downloaded for free, visit the Institute of the Language of the Quran.