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At-Tibyan – The Easy way to Qur’anic Reading – Dr. V. AbdurRahim

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This book “At-Tibyan” presents a scientific method to learn to read the Glorious Quran. The method of teaching in this book becomes a pleasure and learning time is considerably reduced.

The audio will help the reader to understand the pronunciation of the Arabic alphabets.

At-Tibyaan: Easy Way to Qur’aanic Reading (book, CD and chart):

65 short lessons in precise, easy steps, teach the pronunciation of the Arabic alphabet, Arabic and Qur’aanic reading skills. The course adopts an unconventional teaching approach, uses speech sounds common to English and Arabic, and helps an English-speaker to articulate the Arabic letters with pin-point accuracy. The student reads real words from the Qur’aan. There are simple Qur’aanic reading rules, orthography rules and oral exercises.  The course is successfully used around the world and has proven to considerably shorten the learning time in acquiring Arabic and Qur’aanic reading skills.

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PREFACE from the Book:

All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe, and peace and blessings of Allah be upon His messenger Muhammad, his household and his companions.

This book is meant to teach Indian students how to read the Qur’anic Arabic through English. It is presumed that those who use this book are familiar with the speech-sounds which are common to most Indian languages.

This book is based on the following principles:

a. The speech-sounds of one language vis-a-vis those of another fall under three categories:

1. Completely identical
2. Similiar but not identical
3. Totally different.

The Arabic sounds have been presented in this book in this order.

b. From the very outset the consonants are taught with the vowel-signs.

c. In each lesson only one letter, vowel-sign or rule of orthography is taught.

d. Words in the exercises are made up of only those letters, vowel-signs and orthographical rules which the students have already learnt. So the students can read the words by themselves.

The teacher explains the new element in each lesson. Then the students read the words by themselves without the help of the teacher. The teacher moves to the next lesson only after all the students have thoroughly understood this new element.

May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala make this book useful, and help the students learn the language of the Qur’an better.

The following is the User Review for this book at :

A brilliant, comprehensive course. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The author gears it especially for English-speakers and adopts an unconventional approach based on advanced teaching principles which has proven to considerably reduce the learning time and help quickly acquire Arabic and Qur’aanic reading skills.

One method the author adopts is to utilise speech-sounds common to Arabic and English. This is a great facilitation for English-speakers, starts them off from the easiest step, and boosts confidence from the very start. Another method used is one learns the sounds of the letters before their names. This paves the way for correct pronunciation and easy recollection since learning through sounds first, is easier than learning written names.

There are exercises to drill in and practice what is learnt.

The audio CD that accompanies the book is beautifully produced, high-quality sound, classic pronunciation of Arabic, every lesson is read aloud, and is a pleasure to listen to and follow.

This course is successfully used in certain parts of the world. Full credit to the author, a Scholar of Arabic, with five decades of teaching experience in teaching non-native speakers of Arabic, classical and modern Arabic, is also an expert in foreign languages, and world-respected for his extensive knowledge and skill in teaching Arabic to non-natives across the globe.

I recommend and emphasise, that customers continue learning Arabic through Professor Dr. V. Abdur Rahim’s other books and courses since the Shaykh is finely aware of the needs of non-native learners and gears his every book to suit their needs. The course that immediately follows on from
“At-Tibyaan: Easy Way to Qur’aanic Reading” by the author is:

“Arabic Course for English-Speaking Students: Originally Devised and Taught at World-Renowned Madinah Islaamic University” 3 Vols.,

– available here at Amazon, in vibrant, full-colour print.

Happy learning the beautiful Arabic language!