Access to Qur’anic Arabic (Textbook, Workbook, Selections)
1. Access to Qur’anic Arabic – Textbook
The Textbook covers the basic grammar and structure of Arabic using Qur’anic words, phrases and sentences throughout. It is also based on the principle of word frequency in the Qur’an. It uses three Word Lists – with words occurring over 100 times, between 50 and 100 times and between 25 and 49 times in the Qur’an. This approach has two benefits. Users will not be burdened with a very large vocabulary from the outset, and with non-Qur’anic vocabulary. By mastering the select vocabulary, they will be able to understand much and quickly. The page layout and design of the book should make it easy to follow.
2. Access to Qur’anic Arabic – Workbook
This Workbook has stimulating exercises for each of the 40 Units of the Textbook and gives much-needed practice in grammar, structure and meaning. Again, only vocabulary and actual sentences from the Qur’an are used in the Workbook. At an early stage, students are also introduced to unvowelled Arabic text which can only be read accurately with a good knowledge of Arabic grammar and structure.
4. Access to Qur’anic Arabic – Selections
This book of annotated Selections from the Qur’an has passages that feature the select vocabulary and illustrate points of grammar, structure and style covered in the Textbook with some additional material included.
The 110 selections are presented with parallel translations, notes and vocabulary in an attractive and easy to use format. A special feature of the Selections book is the combined Vocabulary List of words occurring over 25 times in the Qur’an.
Each of the 110 Selections is recorded on two CDs. Each Unit is on a separate track.