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The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic [Kindle Edition]

Munther Younes
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Book Description

The Routledge Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic is an innovative, text-based, language course designed for students interested in acquiring a foundation in Qur’ānic and Classical Arabic.

Focused on enhancing comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, the book contains 40 lessons designed to be covered in about 40 hours of classroom instruction. Starting with the shorter sūras of the Qur’ān, such as al-Fatiha and those of the Juz’ ‘Amma, it utilizes their recurring vocabulary and grammatical structures to build a stable linguistic foundation for learners before moving on to more challenging and longer sūras such as Yāsīn, Maryam and Yūsuf.

Although the book is primarily designed for classroom use, the vocabulary and structures of the short sūras, the accompanying audio recordings, and the activities found throughout the book will also be helpful for independent learners. The only prerequisite is knowledge of the Arabic writing system.

The audio material, which is available on the Routledge website, helps learners improve their pronunciation of individual sounds and develop their skills to syllabify Arabic words and phrases correctly in order to approximate that of native speakers. Also available on the website are answer keys to exercises and transcriptions of the audio material.

Written by an experienced teacher, The Routledge Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic is an essential guide for instructors, students and anyone interested in developing their knowledge of Qur’ānic Arabic.

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"Clear, accurate and easy to follow…an impressive text." Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky, USA

"An excellent introduction to Qur’anic Arabic." Harry Neale, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"I think Mr. Younes is a genius in language instruction." Deborah Elder, independent Arabic learner for four years

About the Author

Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program at Cornell University, USA.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 44152 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (12 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #788,957 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a review for the kindle version 26 Feb. 2014
By Danny B
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The arabic letters are so tiny that it is impossible to read them. The actual content is OK, although Alan Jones "Arabic through the Quran" covers the same material in a better way but Amazon needs to find a way to show non-latin characters properly. There is the same issue with maths and non-english language materials
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy 27 July 2014
By Huraira
Good, interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great textbook for heritage learners of Arabic in the Quran 25 Mar. 2015
By elijah - Published on
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This is an excellent book for a very specific audience: Muslims who have grown up hearing or memorizing Quranic verses, but want to understand more. This textbook is not intended to make students grammarians, conversant in Arabic, or even able to read classical Arabic in general. The book is very effective and strategically designed to achieve its stated objectives: to understand the Arabic of the Quran. No pronunciation practice. No writing, speaking, or listening comprehension. Strictly understanding the vocabulary and the grammar as it occurs in the corpus of the Quran.
Younes takes an inductive approach starting with the shorter chapters, meaning the student learns about the vocabulary and the grammar as s/he encounters it in the Quran. For this reason, I do not recommend this book for students with no background with the Quran. I strongly recommend it for the student who wants a regular but regimented study of the Arabic in the Quran as she uses it in the performance of her prayers, or when she reads the Quran without the aid of a dictionary or translation.
Dr. Younes is a well-known linguist and an inveterate Arabic professor who has written textbooks also for more communicative or integrative approaches. I recommend students interested in that approach look at his other textbooks.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure whom this book will help 16 Sept. 2013
By Computer User 56 - Published on
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I am quite comfortable with Quranic Grammar, my ultimate goal is to be able to understand Quran when it is recited without looking into Mushaf(Quran).
this book just gives you breakdown words into Noun,Verb and particle and ask you to memmorize its meaning, if you do that after few weeks one will not be able to remember them.
as almost all of arabic words are derived from 3 root letters, it should provide base letters, than which verb form is used, and if there are any words from Haroofe Illa(t), (alif, wow and yaa, which will change the way normal conjugation is done) only than one probably be able to remember than better.
I will not recommend this book for home study.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 14 Oct. 2013
By Ashley Markins - Published on
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Great for students or independent studies with a basic knowledge of arabic. Love this book and recommend it for sure.
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