Learn Arabic Resources

Institute of the Language of the Qur’an – You can learn Modern Standard Arabic using Madina Arabic Book 1, 2 and 3. All the resources are FREE, insha Allah. 

Arabic Podcast – You can learn to communicate in Arabic using the Mp3 Podcasts from Beginner to Advance level. The site mixed the dialogue in the podcasts between Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial dialect which is refreshing. First week will give you free access to download all the resources and after that there is minimal subscription. 

Arabic verb conjugator – Improve your Arabic verb conjugation with this tool! Master your Arabic by mastering the verb. Very important.

Arabic keyboard – Don’t have an Arabic keyboard. No worries! Here is a site that can help you. 

All the Arabic You Never Learned the First Time Around – This site is precious! or…perhaps this book is. I have used this site in parallel with my Madina Arabic study and as a quick reference for Arabic grammar. Simple explanation and good example sentences.

KIBAR – Belajar bahasa Arab dengan tunjuk ajar dari Ustaz Rusdi Alias untuk mereka yang bertutur dalam Bahasa Melayu. Belajar bahasa Arab untuk memahami wirid dan doa dalam solat yang saya rasa sungguh praktikal. 

READING

Short stories for children e-books – This site has many e-books with vowelled text where you can download them for free which can help you to read Arabic, familiarize yourself to reading simple Arabic text and at the same time build up your confidence to read. This is a very good step to move to the next phase where you can read Arabic text without vowels.

Read Arabic – The site has simple and easy reading text for novice learners and also for intermediate. I love reading from this site as it also has exercises to enhance our comprehension and understanding. The texts are not vowelled.

Easy Arabic Short Stories for Children – There are too many to list them but some of them are:

  1. “البلبل الحزين” (The Sad Bluebill) by د.طارق البكري (Tareq Al-Bakri)
  2. “قصة الشاطر حسن” (Adventures of the Good Boy, Hassan) by أحمد محمود نجيب (Ahmed Mahmoud Najib)
  3. “شجرة الحياة” (Tree of Life) by كامل كيلاني (Kamel Kilani)
  4. “أمُّ ياسمينَ” (Jasmine’s Mother) by يعقوب الشاروني (Yacoub El Sharouni)
  5. “القنديل الصغير” (The Little Lamp) by غسان كنفاني (Ghassan Kanafani)

They are not vowelled.