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Madinah Arabic Reader Book 1 [Paperback]

Dr. V. Abdur Rahim
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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Goodword Books (2005)
  • Language: Arabic
  • ISBN-10: 8178984660
  • ISBN-13: 978-8178984667
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Duroos al-Lughah al-'Arabiyyah Eight Part Course for the Learning of Arabic as Taught in The Islamic University, Madinah. (With illustrations) Professor Abdur Rahim's eight-volume texts enable the student to acquire a knowledge of Arabic in the classical structural form. All of the books teach essential language skills through applied grammar. Each lesson is based on a conversation which illustrates distinctiv language patterns. A variety of exercises help the student to understand and master each of the patterns occuring in the lesson. the vocabulary ranges from classical Arabic to words and expressions current in Modern Arabic. This series of books is currrenntly being utilized at various schools to prepare students for the university of London (UK) GCE-Level and A-Level examinations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars VIBRANT, EXCELLENT, and a READY-MADE 'TEACHER' 18 May 2012
I have responded to the negative comment of one reviewer, in "comments".

It is very rewarding to know this course is used in schools and colleges in many parts of the world. Though the course title says "for children", the course is equally suited in my opinion (if not more) for adults because an adult needs colours, illustrations, large print, fun and vibrancy - such as I found in this course - to learn and master a foreign language.

I find this course is vibrant and excellent for non-natives of Arabic. It teaches classical and modern Arabic in clear, logical steps and covers an extensive amount. It is beautifully produced. Pages are filled with fun, colourful pictures to aid understanding rules, examples, vocabulary, and lexical and grammatical elements.

I thoroughly enjoyed the copious exercises which are filled with variety and creativity. The conversations are easy and clear to understand and contain the grammar rules learnt in the lesson in an applied and 'every-day' way.

I also appreciate the author's exceptional qualifications which gives me confidence that I have found one of the best teachers for non-Arabs: Dr. V. Abdur Rahim (author) is a Scholar of Arabic who specialises in teaching Arabic to non-natives. He has been teaching Arabic to non-natives for 50 years. He was formerly Professor of Arabic for 30 years at the Islaamic University, Madinah. He has MPhil and PhD degrees in Arabic Philology from the University of al-Azhar (Cairo, Egypt), and majored in English Literature and Language. He is also an expert of European languages. Knowing all this is very rewarding.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the teacher? 14 Nov 2008
Maybe it was my mistake but I bought this book hoping to have lot of activities to practice my Arabic with. Well, it does have a lot of great exercises but you need a teacher to tell you how to do them because there is very little instruction on what you're supposed to do. This would be a fantastic accompaniment to an Arabic course. I just wish they would produce an instruction book for this series for those of us who are unable to access Arabic classes.

PS There are lots of pretty colours and pictures which visual learners will find very helpful! :-)
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really neat book, especially for children, English Key is added within the book 21 Jun 2013
By Anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
This is the same text as the Madinah books which are free and copyrightfree on the LQToronto website with free DVDS, the nice thing is this one has color illustrations throughout and the English Key is included at the end of each chapter and explained for children. Also each exercise/ lesson heading has the English below i.e. Iqra waktub is also written : Read & write. The Arabic text is the same as the Madinah readers. This books goes up to Lesson 13 from the original Madinah Book 1 and I would think that the Book 2 in this series would finish off the original Madinah Book 1. The pages are very very thick and semi-glossy. The top is soft cover but I was nicely impressed with the quality. The foreword mentions this book was prepared for Nur-Ul-Islam Academy i=collaborated with Professor Abdur Rahim.
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, AND WORLD-RENOWNED 21 May 2012
By Maryam - Published on Amazon.com
This course is creative, fresh, fun and colourful, written in clear, step-by-step format, and a pleasure to learn Arabic through it.

The author is a Scholar of Arabic with MPhil and PhD degrees in Arabic Philology from the world-renowned University of al-Azhar (Cairo, Egypt), and also majored in English Literature and Language (University of Madras, India). He is an expert of foreign languages and speaks English fluently. His teaching and writing style is crisp and polished. The Shaykh Dr. Abdur Rahim has taught Arabic to non-native speakers of it for more than 50 years. His Arabic language books and courses are used throughout the world in schools, colleges and universities. He is known for his knowledge, skills and success in teaching the Arabic Sciences. This is a great profile. Knowing it while learning, is very rewarding.

I recommended customers to buy the full series. Those who have completed 'Madinah Arabic Reader', I recommend you continue to the next course in the series, by the same author, for more advanced Arabic: "Selections from the Glorious Qur'aan With Lexical and Grammatical Notes". A unique course and available at Amazon.
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