The Essential Arabic: A learner’s practical guide

by Rafi’ el-Imad Faynan 41N2AboUfUL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
Goodword Books 1998, reprinted many times
184 pages, $9.00, paperback 
ISBN 9788185063263
Rating: ✭ ✭ 

Published by The Institute of the Language of the Qur’an Inc. And from New Delhi, where the author is (or was) a professor of Arabic at Jamia Millia Islamia. Broken into many lessons and although I wouldn’t want to learn from it, it’s fine as a second opinion on any thorny grammatical issue. Always good to read about something tricky expressed in another way. The arabic has vowel markings throughout. Slightly flowery colonial english. I paid $10 at a small Islamic shop, and then when I got home saw a sticker inside saying “Not for Resale”.


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