Progress Report – Arabic February 18, 2007Posted by Muhajirah in Arabic, General, Random Musings.
As Salaamu ‘Alaikum
Insha’Allah you are in the best of health and Imaan
It has been almost a year since I stopped taking Arabic classes. Since then I have been determined to keep up my Arabic, but unfortunately my determination doesn’t mean I have always had the discipline to actually sit down and learn on my own.
The year started well. Me and a couple of sisters planned to meet up once a week and carry on working through the book that we had studied in the previous year (al Kitab fi Ta’alamu al ‘Arabiyah). But then uni work started piling up and so that didn’t happen for long.
After that, I totally left Arabic for a long period of time (a good couple of months). I made no attempt at all to keep up with it. Did I give up? I don’t know, I think it was a lack of motivation + laziness + being occupied with other things.
Since then, even tho I have more work than ever, I have re-started my attempt to teach myself Arabic. I bought myself Qisas an Nabiyeen, which at first sat on my bookshelf for ages, but then recently I got myself a Hans Wehr (woOt – it is the most amazing book ever lol) So right now that’s what I am going through. Alhamdulillah I know the basics in Arabic so it’s not too hard. It’s just my vocab is very lacking which is where my problem lies! Oh and it takes me absolutely ages to find words in the dictionary. But again alhamdullilah I don’t care that its takes me so long, because I find it enjoyable!
As well as that, me and some sisters, have again planned to do some Arabic. I hope that this time we stick to it!
I have also started going through the Medina Arabic website, which is very useful. So far most of the stuff I am doing on there, I know, but the important thing is that I am learning new vocabulary. I am considering buying the Medina books, but im going to see how I get on first. There’s no point going mad and buying tons of books, for me then to just leave them to gather dust. Insha’Allah I shall by the will and mercy of Allah get better. I just have to stick to it
Make dua for me. Jazaakum Allah khaire