The Quran also known as Furqan is the book that distinguishes truth from falsehood. Anybody who seeks to know the truth from Allah needs to study the Quran. No matter the age, anyone can his or her Quran journey today.
Complete beginners who want to learn the Quran need some knowledge from experts. A complete beginner who wants to learn Quranic Arabic must first hire a native Quran teacher. After that, the person must study the most used words in the Quran. Some words take a great percentage in the Quran; the knowledge of these words will help complete beginners.
Learning Arabic grammar and morphology will also help. The knowledge of contextual usage of the Arabic words as used in the Quran will also play a great role.
Uthman bin Affan reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said,
‘’The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.’’
7 Tips to Learn Quran Arabic for Beginners
1. Learn 400 most common Quranic words
Anyone who wants a better understanding of the Quran must learn the common words in the Quran. Once a person can understand at least 400 common words in the Quran, he or she is gradually understanding the Quran.
The Quran is not that hard to learn. It is very easy with the right strategy. Even Allah who revealed the Quran said he made it easy to understand and remember.
In Quran 54 verse 17, Allah says, ‘’And we have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember, then there is any that will remember or receive admonition.’’
Here are some of the common words in the Quran with their meaning
|Arabic words Translation|
|Al-Quran The Quran|
|Anti You (feminine)|
|Anta You (masculine)|
|Haza This (masculine)|
|Hazihi This (feminine)|
|Zalika That (masculine)|
|Tilka That (feminine)|
|Alazi Which (masculine)|
|Alazina Whose (masculine plural)|
|Qola He said|
|Kaana To be|
|Kafara To deny/disbelief|
|Amila To work|
|Jaaha He came|
|Rooha To see|
|Khalaqo To create|
|Anzala To send down|
|Kazaba To deny|
|Arsala To send|
|Zolama To oppress|
|Abada To serve|
|Sahala To ask|
|Wajada To find|
|Akala To eat|
|Khofa To fear|
|Samiha To hear|
|Dakhala To enter|
|Jaza To reward|
|Wahada To promise|
|Qotala To kill|
2. Learn Quran Online with meaning
Once a person can learn the 400 most common words in the Quran, the person will have some knowledge about the Quran. The Quran won’t be new or strange to the person anymore. He or she will be familiar with some words.
The next thing to do after that is to learn Quran online completely. This can be done online without necessarily having to attend a conventional Arabic school. Also, a person can learn on his own online with the right materials and resources.
3. Learn how to use Arabic dictionaries
The Arabic dictionary also known as ‘’Qoomus’’ is very important for beginners who want to learn Quranic Arabic. Complete beginners of the Arabic language must learn how to use it so that they can check the meaning of a word they do not understand.
Arabic words are listed in citation form in the dictionary just like the English language.
For example, if a person wants to check the meaning of the word ‘’Mu’allimin’’ which means male teachers. The person has to look for the citation form which is ‘’Mu’allim’
After getting the citation form, it will be easier to get the other words because they will be listed and explained after the citation letters.
4. Learn the roots of the Arabic words
Every word has a root. Identifying the root of the word is what will make it easy to understand. Learning the roots of Arabic words is easy but a bit tricky if not understood properly.
Let us use the word ‘’Mustashfa’’ which means hospital as an example. To identify the root, the extra letters must be omitted. The extra letters ‘’Mim’’, ‘Sin’, and ‘Ta’ must be omitted until we are left with the root letters. That is how to identify root letters.
5. Learn Tajweed online
Complete beginners must embrace this knowledge because, without it, they cannot recite the Quran even if they understand Arabic. Tajweed for beginners includes laid down rules that guide Quran reciters so that they do not recite the Quran wrongly or change the meaning of a verse through their misunderstanding of the rules.
The principles of tajweed are many. It is a course that can be learned for years before perfection is achieved. Therefore, complete beginners should rather start with the easy principles they can find online. Some of these basic principles are easy to understand without being taught by anyone.
6. Learn Arabic literature (Adab)
Arabic literature is the writing of both prose and poetry by writers of the Arabic language. Adab is the word used to represent Arabic literature. Adab is an old knowledge that makes it important for complete beginners because they will learn classical Arabic. For learning Arabic in an effective environment, you should join online Arabic group classes. One of the most difficult things to translate in Arabic is the poem. They are difficult because vocabularies and classical Arabic are what poems consist of. Therefore, if a complete beginner is exposed to this classical Arabic vocabulary, it will improve the person’s Arabic and will help the person to understand the Quran better.
7. Learn Arabic rhetoric
Arabic rhetoric is another important branch of knowledge where complete beginners can learn the use of words. Arabic rhetoric has three branches which are Arabic rhetoric word order, figures of speech, and embellishments.
Finally, we think complete beginners who want to learn Quran Arabic will find this article very helpful. Anyone who works with these seven tips we have produced will surely get results in no distant time.