- A famous primer on Arabic grammar that has been studied across the world for centuries
- The entire text shall be covered in two courses
- Understand the theory of Arabic grammar at a deep level
- Receive an organized presentation of Arabic grammar rulings
- Learn how to inflect sentences in a proper way
- Appreciate the depth and intricacy of Arabic grammatical science
- For those who are already familiar with the basic rules of Arabic grammar
About the Course
Al-Ajurumiyya is a brief summary of the most important rules of Arabic grammar. But it is deceptively simple—there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of the “raw rules” that it lists. The goal of the course is to get behind the scenes and understand the theory of Arabic grammar at a deep level. By completing this course, you will have a “map” that you can use to navigate the language.
This course will cover the entire text of the Ajurumiyya in two Parts and give you an organized presentation of Arabic grammar rulings. This will give you the ability to understand Arabic sentences and inflect them in a proper way. In the long-term, the knowledge of grammar and its nuances will reflect this on how well you are able to understand the Quran.
A detailed roadmap of the material covered over 10 weeks:
- Mubtada’ and Khabar
- Definition of the Mubtada’ – Matn Language and concept of Isnad; Definition of the khabar
- Distinction of a Khabar as a Mufrad or a Jumla
- Implied words – Concept of Ta’alluq
- Abrogators of the Mubtada & Khabr
- (1) Kana and its sisters
- Concept of an abrogator
- Concept of the ‘amal of an abrogator – Concept of Maf’ulbihi, ta’alluq and Deficient verbs
- Various verb abrogators
- (2 and 3) Inna and its sisters and Dhanna and its sisters
- Concept of a harf
- Concept of numerous maf’ulbihi’s
- Concept of verbs of emotion and verbs and of action
- (1) Kana and its sisters
- Words that follow the states of states
- The Maf’ulbihi and Maf’ulmudlaq
- The Hal and Tamyiz
- La of Categorical Negation
- al-Maf’ul min ajlihi and al-Maf’ulma’ahu
- Al Munada
- Jarr and Hurf al-Jarr
- Idafa and conclusion
- Next steps, Tafsir, Islamic sciences
- Final Examination
The course shall consist of weekly Live Sessions, pre-recorded audio lessons, handouts, exercises, home-work assignments, as well as a Midterm and Final Examination. Ustadh Farid shall hold weekly office hours where students can consult with him one-on-one. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the Live Sessions.
The Live sessions are interactive – you are required to have a working headset microphone!
Weekly Time Commitment
The course requires an estimated 1 to 4 hours a week outside the live session, to review the pre-recorded lessons and take notes.
ARB203/213 is a required prerequisite.This course is for students who are already familiar with the basic rules of Arabic grammar.
The matn (text) shall be provided to the students in Arabic. It is recommended students have Jurjani’s Sharh Miat Amil in Arabic or English as well.
Did you know the story behind al-Ajurrumiyya?
It is said that after composing his text on Arabic grammar in front of the blessed Ka’ba, Imam IbnAjurrum threw his book into the sea saying, “If this was purely for the sake of Allah Most High, it will not get wet.” The book, miraculously, did not get wet, and henceforth became famous under the name al-Ajurumiyya. Spreading from Syria in the East to Morocco in the West, and being studied extensively until the present day, al-Ajurumiyya is distinguished from other books by its barakah (blessing) and scholarly acceptance.
What shall I know coming out of the two-part Ajurumiyya series?
The focus of this course is grammatical theory, and by the end of the class you will appreciate the depth and intricacy of Arabic grammatical science as formulated and refined by Muslim grammarians for over a millennium. You will understand the theoretical definitions of grammar rulings covered in the text, and you will be able to use this understanding to grammatically analyze many Quranic verses.