Assalamu Alaikum,

Finally – here’s an update to IslamicInk!

What prompted me to post this was that recently I’ve been listening to some lectures about the linguistic aspects of the Qur’an. Though I have to say, regretfully, I don’t speak Arabic, listening to this brother has seriously had a great impact on me. So without further ado – I present to you Br. Nouman Ali Khan. This brother is simply brilliant – he’s head of the Bayyinah Arabic Studies Institute in the US and Canada which focuses on teaching Qur’anic Arabic and Tajweed across the nation. Here’s a quick bio of him from the Bayyinah website:

Nouman Khan began his formal Arabic training during his childhood schooling in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued his Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examination. Under the guidance of Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan, he developed a keen methodical understanding of Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr. Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English for the benefit of his own students. Nouman currently serves as professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 6 years with over 700 students. His handbook published by the Bayyinah Arabic Studies Institute for ARA-201 is also being used as a class aide at the Jaamiah-Al-Uloom Al-Islamiyyah, Institute of Islamic Education in Ajax, Canada.

The first lecture, that really had the greatest impact on me was ‘Why Study Arabic and How?’ You can listen here:

Another one which was simply amazing was from the ‘Divine Speech’ series which were basically short talks on different topics of different verses from the Qur’an after Taraweeh from last Ramadan. The brother goes into depth regarding the preciseness of the language Allaah uses in the Ayaat. The one below is entitled ‘Conflict Resolution’.

You can find more from this brother here: