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Instructors: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 

course Overview

This course is suitable for the student who is at an intermediate level of Arabic grammar, and who wants to deepen his understanding of the essentials of Arabic grammar, in order to arrive at the deeper meanings of Arabic, especially in the Holy Quran.

The author is the erudite scholar, Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ra`ini al-Maliki, also known as al-Hattab, one of the prominent scholars of the tenth century after Hijra.

This is one of the best books for the intermediate level Arabic student as it is a famous and commonly used text among scholars.

The student will be able to widen the knowledge that he gained from the previous course and gain more knowledge about composing speech from this commentary, in order to aid him in understanding other Islamic sciences.

This course is another one of our courses on the knowledge of tools (tools used to understand other sciences), and therefore must be taken before proceeding to learn jurisprudence or Quranic exegesis.

The aim of this course is that one become equipped to use this knowledge in Islamic discourse, and one will find great benefit in using this knowledge to better understand the other sciences, such as jurisprudence and exegesis.

About the Text

This book “Mutammimah al-Ajurrumiyyah fi `ilm al-Arabiyyah“, fulfills the need of the student who is at an intermediate level in the science of inflection (i`rab) and reviews its most important foundations.

This book discusses speech and what it consists of, and it introduces the concepts of inflections and its signs, its nominative, accusative, and genitive cases, along with the appositive and other styles

This book is important because many Islamic institutes currently use it and it has been expounded upon by many scholars and teachers.

This text has been used for centuries, and ranked very highly, not just among the people of Yemen, but also expounded upon by contemporary scholars.

This book is aimed at intermediate level students, perfectly suitable for this course.

Shaykh Faraz, may Allah preserve him, has also written a commentary on this text in English. He has explained the objectives of the text and has given numerous examples of this. This commentary is important and can be used by anyone who wants to expand their knowledge on this science of Arabic through an English commentary.

About the Author

Muhammad Ibn Muhammad al-Ra`ini al-Hattab

Birth: 902 Hijri, Death: 954 Hijri

The author of this book is famous for his knowledge of many sciences, especially Maliki jurisprudence. He was the most prominent figure in that during his time.

The author, may Allah have mercy on him, became well-known for his mastery and expansion of Maliki fiqh, and for his contributions to other sciences, such as Arabic.

Mawahib al-Jalil fi Sharh Mukhtasar Khalil, Qurrat al-`ain bisharh Waraqat Imam al-Haramayn, Tahrir al-Kalam fi Masa’il al-Iltizam, and of course Mutammimah al-Ajurrumiyyah

The Shaykh, may Allah have mercy on him, was distinguished primarily for being a foremost scholar in Maliki fiqh, and for his publications in other sciences, such as Usul al-Fiqh (Origins of jurisprudence) and Arabic.

Who Is This Course For

• This course is suitable for students who have some preliminary knowledge of grammar and want to gain more on the subject with explanation in English.

• The target audience of this course is anyone who wants to study the Islamic sciences and understand them well.

• Anyone who has studied the Ajurrumiyyah may join this course, or anyone who has completed a beginner’s course in Arabic.

• Anyone who wants to better understand the speech of Arabs and their methods of expression and wants to acquire knowledge about the expansiveness of the Arabic language in composing speech may join this course.

Learning Outcomes

• Know new terminology in the science of Arabic.

• Compose medium-length sentences using correct conjugation and more complex grammar.

• Will understand the effect of grammar and how it changes meanings.

• Use the Holy Quran and poetry of medium difficulty to see how grammatical rulings were extracted from them.

• Benefit from this course in studying other Islamic sciences

• Apply what is learned in a practical way when analysing texts of medium difficulty and their inflection.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to grammar

Lesson 2: Speech and what is consists of

Lesson 3: Inflection, fixed words, and the nominative case

Lesson 4: The accusative case, the genitive case, the jussive case and inflection through vowels

Lesson 5: Inflection through letters, the three types of unseen vowels

Lesson 6: Nouns that cannot take all vowels

Lesson 7: Indefinite and definite, the first category of definite nouns with pronouns

Lesson 8: The second type of definite nouns: Proper nouns

Lesson 9: The third and fourth type of definite nouns: demonstrative and relative nouns

Lesson 10: Relative nouns

Lesson 11: The fifth and sixth type of definite nouns: nouns in the nominative case; the doer

Lesson 12: Nouns in the nominative case- The substitute of the doer, and the subject of nominal sentence

Lesson 13: The subject and predicate

Lesson 14: More on the subject and the predicate

Lesson 15: Verbs that affect the subject and the predicate, and particles similar to ‘laysa‘

Lesson 16: Verbs of near completion

Lesson 17: Particles that resemble verbs

Lesson 18: ‘Inna‘ and its sisters, and absolute negation

Lesson 19: ‘Zanna‘ and its sisters

Lesson 20: The accusative case; the object of the verb

Lesson 21: The vocative

Lesson 22: The three Maf`uls (objects of verbs)

Lesson 23: The fourth Maf`ul (hal)

Lesson 24: Distinction

Lesson 25: Exception

Lesson 26: More on the Exception

Lesson 27: The genitive case

Lesson 28: More on the genitive case

Lesson 29: The construct and the inflection of verbs

Lesson 29: The construct and the inflection of verbs

Lesson 30: More on the inflection of verbs

Lesson 31: More on the inflection of verbs

Lesson 32: More on the inflection of verbs

Lesson 33: Adjectives

Lesson 34: More on adjectives

Lesson 35: Conjunction

Lesson 36: More on the conjunction

Lesson 37: Emphasis and Substitution

Lesson 38: Nouns that play the role of verbs

Lesson 39: Contention; and the exclamatory phrase

Lesson 39: Numbers and stopping

Study Effort

Pre-requisites: Must have studied the Ajurrumiyyah or the equivalent of it

Weekly hours recommended: Three hours a week outside of class time.

Recommended reading/ Supplementary texts: Kawakib al-durriyy `ala Mutammimah al-Ajurrumiyyah of Abd al-Bari al-Ahdal al-Yemeni, Sharh Qutr al-Nada of Ibn Hisham

Evaluation method: Short quizzes after each lesson – final exam

About The Instructors

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is originally Pakistani and studied Sacred Knowledge in the lands of Syria and Jordan. Among his greatest teachers were Shaykh Muhammad Adeeb Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. He founded Seekersguidance to spread real, reliable Islamic knowledge on the internet. He is currently the executive director. In 2011, he was listed among the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center. Among his publications are Absolute Essentials of Islam, and translations of famous texts such as Sufism & Good Character: Prophetic Guidance on the Spiritual Path.

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What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between true religious knowledge that is beneficial and ostensibly religious knowledge that is not
  • Identify instances of the sins of the limbs (particularly those of the tongue)
  • Identify instances of the sins of the heart
  • Complete a regimen of protecting your tongue from sin
  • Improve your character with your teachers, relatives, friends, and strangers
  • Appreciate the spiritual value of good company

Skill Level: Beginner
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