Alhamdulillah, by middle of December 2015, I have finished studying Book 1 of Madinah Arabic by Dr. V. Abdur Rahim, downloaded from LQToronto website.
By now, I am in the midst of revising Book 1 of Madinah Arabic by strictly completing one video per day following the Youtube videos done by Brother Asif and the rest of the team from LQToronto. May Allah bless them and reward them with Jannatul Firdaus for their deeds. Amin.
Well, I am just finishing Lesson 5 today and I have another 13 videos to go. Each video ranges from 2 hours to 3 hours. I hope to finish all of them by the end of this month. Insha Allah.
The reason why I decided to review the videos is because I might miss precious tips and knowledge from the teacher; Brother Asif. Masha Allah, he is a great teacher and I have found his explanation of the Madinah Arabic very easy to comprehend.
Another reason is because I want to ensure that I have the best understanding of Book 1’s grammars and have solid foundation before moving forward to Book 2. Insha Allah.
I have been looking for many resources for learning Arabic but at the end of July, 2015 I finally found the right resources and teaching method from LQToronto. Alhamdulillah.
There are a lot of procrastination on my part on learning Arabic because previously I thought Arabic is a very difficult language and well it is still now but I have been discouraged mainly by many remarks of the people around me saying it was difficult for them.
However, quoting from the teacher, “Learning Arabic is very difficult for lazy people”. That is indeed very true because I have no one to blame except myself because I was lazy to learn!
Another source of motivation for us to learn Arabic as mentioned by Brother Asif, in Lesson 5 video at 55:27 mark,
“I feel that if I show you how to do simple analysis now, then in Book 2 and Book 3 and then when the Quran will come in front of us, you will understand it beautifully. Directly!
That is our aim, to understand Quran directly in Arabic. The Quran has to be read in Arabic and understood in Arabic. The miracle of the Quran is the language of the Quran. Message of guidance is there but how the message brought down is a miracle.
Allah SWT in His infinite wisdom give Prophet Muhammad SAW a miracle that will remain miracle till the end of time and if you don’t know the language you will never feel that miracle. It is up to you.
As a non-Arab, we must make an effort and Allah will make it easy on us.”
Youtube Channel: Learn Arabic
Notes and Resources: LQToronto and Dr. V Abdur Rahim