Arabic, a semitic language, originated in Southern Arabia, current day Yemen, and spread across the Arabian peninsula a few thousands of years before Islam. Interestingly, the study of Arabic as a foreign language dates back to the early days of Islam when new converts , whose mother tongue was not Arabic, sought to understand the language of their sacred text, the Quran. This fact may explain the fact that the early Arabic grammarians , such as Sibwayh, and lexicologist Ibn-Mandur, were of non-Arab origin. As an adult, you have more responsibilities, most importantly, work and family responsibilities. It is not so easy to find time to devote yourself to the Arabic language. Therefore, this article serves to provide useful books for learning Arabic for adults.
Over the past 14 centuries, various religious and historical events produced different types of Arabic. It can be broken down into three main variants.
It is the language of the Qur’an. It is rarely used except in reciting the Quran or quoting older religious texts. Classical Arabic could also be found in pre-Islamic and early Islamic poetry, the Prophetic sayings and several first century documents that were handed down on history.
It is commonly used in contexts such as writing, TV and radio broadcasts, formal interviews, and speeches and official letters. It is regarded as the language of literature, technology, medicine, and education and not used in day-to-day events.
"'Ammiyya" refers to that dialects that every Arab nation has developed for its own people and use in their daily life aspects, due to the regional varieties or vernaculars across the Arab world. For example, the Algerian and Moroccan dialect are the hardest Arabian dialects, while the Egyptian one is the easiest.
Once you’ve started advancing in Arabic, you might find yourself exploring the depths of Arabic literature and poetry. So without any further delay, here are the best books for learning Arabic. this list that will help you learn the language effectively.