Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Is Arabic hard to Master?

If you are a Muslim and Arabic is not your mother tongue, at one point in your life you have wished or will wished that you understand Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, and you will never feel that you are a complete Muslim unless you understand the language. 

The problem is that the act of learning Arabic has been infected with undeserving negative publicity. So much so that the impression that non-Arab have about learning the language is like climbing mount Everest, many have tried only few have conquered it. 

This is not a fact but merely the opinion of those who have tried and failed, and some teachers who think that just because they have a hard time learning it, their students should endure the same fate. The truth is Arabic is not easier than you think,  it is much much ,much easier than you think.

Arabic is a scientific language, it is a lot like mathematics, once you understand the formula, you can do the calculation with your eyes closed. 

If you are not convinced, lets compare Arabic and English, I am just going to give you two example for now.
One is in Arabic there is no COPULA VERBS as in English. This takes a lot of confusion, copula verbs are; words like IS, ARE, WAS, WERE, and AM..

Secondly unlike in English where speech can be divided into 8 category; Noun, Pronoun,  Verb, Adverb, Preposition , Interjection, Adjectives and Conjunction. You now how many there in Arabic. Amazingly only 3; Noun Verb and Particle.

I will throw in another one if that does not convince you, in Arabic the is only 3 vowel sound instead of five in English, A,E,I,O,U .

Learning Arabic is fun and fascinating, if you do it for the love of the Quran, than Insyaallah Allah will make it easy for you.