Articles

The Simplicity of Quran Arabic

Arabic has a reputation for being notoriously difficult to learn. This is all propaganda developed over centuries to distance you with the living Miracle that exists until today. A miracle that you can feel, experience and be astonished on a daily basis. 

Time and time again, I discover that Quran Arabic is amazingly simple while learning the language. Take example the roles played by a noun or Ism in a sentence which can be divided into 3 which is rafa’, nasb, jarr.  which have been explained in the status of words in the Quran. We know that Rafa’ represent doer in a sentence. Rafa’ represent the doer in the sentence, while nasb represent the details in the sentence about the doer, and nasb is any word that come after the word ‘of. 

How do you recognise these roles call rafa’ nasb’ and jarr? How long do you have to learn Quran Arabic to identify them in the Quran? Days? Weeks? Years?. It is unbelievably simple that you can spot them in the Quran before you finish this 5-minute article. 

The really cool thing is in Arabic you don’t need to look at the whole sentence to figure out which word is rafa’ nasb or jarr. You just have to look at the end of a word and you will immediately know whether a particular word is rafa’ nasb or jarr. Alright let’s go over them one by one:

Rafa’ – Whenever an Ism (noun) takes up a main role in a sentence it is called rafa’. This main actor in a sentence always end with the sounds ‘oo’ or ‘oon’. An example would be Al Kitabu or kitabun. In Arabic script the word ends with a dhammah or dhamatain.

Nasb – Whenever an Ism is playing a supporting role it is called nasb. A word which is nasb always end ‘a’or ‘an’ sound. An example would be Al kitaba or kitaban which is represented with the Fatah  or Fatahtain sign. 

Jar – Whenever an Ism comes after the word ‘of’  like the book of Ahmad or any word that comes a preposition it always end up with the ‘ee’ or ‘een’ sound. So in this case the word kitab would become Al kitabi or kitabin. with the kasrah or kasrahtain.

Your Details are Our AMANAH
Get our weekly newsletter

Let’s demonstrate this in action with a sentence The boy wrote the letter in the mosque. First thing you got to do as explain in the status of words in the Quran is to find the action. And the action here is ‘wrote’. The next thing is we have to find who is the doer of  the action. In this case it is the the boy so the boy is rafa’. 

What are the supporting details about the action? What did he wrote? He wrote a letter so the word letter must be nasb. How about the jar? There is no after of word here but the word ‘in’ is a preposition so the next word after the word ‘in’ is the word mosque. So the word mosque is jarr

Now it is your turn to open the Quran and look for Rafa, nasb and jarr. It is so unbelievably simple.

Recent Posts

Pakistan’s Own NY212 Pizza Chain Focuses on Holistic Halal Concept

To most people, when it comes to Halal, they only think about whether the food is halal to eat. One… Read More

July 4, 2022

What can Muslims Do to Change the Negative Image of Islam?

Someone asked me the question recently — ‘what can Muslims do to change the negative image that sticks to Islam?’… Read More

June 7, 2022

Reviving Calligraphy as a lucrative art form

If you are looking to invest in Islamic Calligraphy we got Read More

May 31, 2022

After Ramadan What’s Next? 3 Tips to Maintain Good Habits

Ramadan has come and gone. While most associate the holy month of Ramadan with fasting for the entire month, the… Read More

May 12, 2022

Should you invest in Digital Assets?

The first question that comes to mind of a Muslim when crypto is mentioned is whether it is permissible to… Read More

April 21, 2022

5 Ramadan Apps to Help You Observe Ramadan Better

The month of Ramadan is a very special month for Muslims. Other than just about fasting in the daytime, Ramadan… Read More

April 12, 2022