Complete Classical Arabic
A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Classical Arabic, with Original Texts
By Mustafa Shah
Discover a new and effective way to access the world's ancient knowledge. With 25 units covering the key skills of reading and writing, this course gives you the confidence you need to undesrtand Classical Arabic.
This journey into the Classical Arabic world travels 1300 years back in time to the cradle of Islamic civilization. Using original historical materials, it explores the sacrosanct language of the scriptural sources of Islam.
Complete Classical Arabic covers the key grammatical concepts and structure of the language, using prose from a range of disciplines to provide an authoritative introduction. Throughout the book, grammar is explained and reinforced with a wide range of exercises, including classical transliteration and translation practice. With an overview of the history of the language and its state today, as well as a guide to using dictionaries, this is an ideal language course for anyone interested in learning Classical Arabic.
Mustafa Shah is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Arabic Section at the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has been Teaching and designing BA and MA courses in Classical Islamic texts and the Grammatical Tradition since 2001.
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02 Jan 2020
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