This is a middle-level course on Arabic grammar for students who understand the basic fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Abd al- Hamid’s Tuhfa al-Saniyya adds to the skeletal structure of the Ajrumiyyah with essential details and a precise educational method, in addition to exercises and questions at the end of each chapter. For students of the Arabic language who have completed the study of the Ajrumiyya, or similar primer, with understanding.

Curricular Context

  • This is a first-level supplementary course in Step Two

  • Before taking this course, take The Ajrumiyya Explained.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction and the Categories of Speech

Lesson 2: Recognizing Categories of Speech | Iʿrab

Lesson 3: Signs of Iʿrab | Signs of Rafʿ

Lesson 4: Signs of Rafʿ and Nasb

Lesson 5: Signs of Jarr

Lesson 6: Signs of Jazm | The Muʿrabat | Verbs

Lesson 7: Nasb and Jazm Particles | The Marfuʿat

Lesson 8: The Mubtada’ and Khabar

Lesson 9: The Adjective (Naʿt) and Conjunctive (ʿAtf)

Lesson 10: Tawkid and Badal | The Mansubat

Lesson 11: Hal, Tamyiz, and Istithna’

Lesson 12: Closing Mansubat and Makhfudat

What You Will Learn:

  • The main topics of Arabic grammar that one is likely to encounter when reading classical texts in a clear and approachable way

  • Grammatical analysis of sentences according to the methodology of traditional Islamic scholarship

  • An appreciation for the classical Arabic language

  • The ability to access class

Course Requirements: Introduction to Arabic Grammar: The Ajrumiyya Explained: How Words Are Composed Into Sentences

About the Course Text

Shaykh Muhyi al Din Abdal Hamid’s popular commentary on the Ajrumiyya is an ideal first commentary on grammar after having studied the Ajrumiyya or a similar primer on Arabic grammar. He explains the text of the Ajrumiyya providing clear and functional definitions, and introduces important details without delving into the involved discussions of the grammarians. His commentary is motivated by a clear and effective educational method and includes beneficial exercises and grammatical analysis at the end of each chapter.