Sibawayhi's book al-Kitab was the first formal and analytical Arabic grammar. It is a groundbreaking work. Some background
MADAR is a remarkable tool to analyze Arabic dialects. The database contains 2000 sample sentences, each translated into the dialect of 25 Arab cities. Here is how to use it.
This three-part series of articles is designed to get the trouble out of the way once and for all. Part one is about the basics.
sunnah.com and shamela.ws are popular websites among Arabic and Islamic students. What sources do they use and who is behind these websites? Guest author Mohamed has some answers.
Ulric Shannon is currently studying and absorbing Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. In a long interview, the Ambassador of Canada, who is not only passionate but also impeccably knowledgeable of Arabic, tells us about the characteristics and specialities of Iraqi Arabic and gives some book recommendations.
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.
Famous Arabic proverbs and sayings about life, fate, friendship, luck, a person's character, etc. In Arabic and English.
Episode #16 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who works for one of the best translation companies for Arabic: Brian Powell
Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (الخليل بن أحمد الفراهيدي), a grammarian who was born in 718 (100 AH) in present-day Oman.
What role did the Bedouins play in creating Arabic grammar? A big one. There are many anecdotes about scholars who went deep into the desert to find Bedouins who could answer their questions about Arabic grammar.