The German philosopher Immanuel Kant is one of the most important representatives of the Enlightenment. To date, it is unclear why the "Basmala" was written on the invitation to the ceremonial awarding of his doctorate. Let's see what happened.
The Arabic keyboard we use today was invented in 1899 by two men who almost simultaneously worked on an Arabic typewriter: Selim Haddad and Philippe Waked.
Hard to imagine today, but the grandmasters of Arabic grammar were superstars during their lifetime. Here is a list of the TOP 5 Arabic grammarians of all time.
The Arabic broken plural has the effect that scholars still debate how to properly classify the several branches of Semitic languages.
The correct vowel endings damma, kasra, fatha in Arabic can be a headache. If you are careless, you could turn verse 9:3 of the Qur'an into blasphemy (kufr).
Episode #9 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who processes the futility of war through Arabic poetry: Widad Nabi.
The question of the wasp or hornet - Masʾalat al-Zunbur (مَسْأَلة الزُّنْبُور) - caused Sibawayhi, the most famous Arabic grammarian, to die of anger.
TV shows in Classical Arabic (Fusha) with English subtitles are rare. Omar about the famous Caliph and the Imam about Ahmad bin Hanbal are two good examples.
Yes, there are one-letter-words in Arabic. You probably know the word for and وَ. But there is more - the imperative.
Actually, I don't think that anybody has ever counted the number of Arabic roots. Mathematically: 21,952 roots. Practically, you get 6,332 roots.