The Islamic College
Arabic Morphology: An Introduction
Author: Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i | Translated by: Mohammad Mehdi Baghi | Paperback | 151 pages
Classical Arabic is the liturgical language used by an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims. As the language of the Qur’an and Hadith, Classical Arabic has served as the lingua franca of Islamic learning throughout the centuries. It is through mastering this language that one gains access to the primary Islamic texts and other treasures of Islamic heritage and civilisation.
Arabic Morphology: An Introduction is a translation of Sarf-i Muqaddamati, a Persian work that has been popular with both seminary and university students for decades. The book is often studied as a precursor to its unabridged version, Sarf-i Sadih, the translation of which ICAS Press has published under the title Arabic Morphology Made Simple. With its clear style, helpful exercises, and bilingual glossary of technical terms, this textbook provides students with an excellent start to their learning of Arabic.
Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i (b. 1948) received his education at the Muntaziriyyah (Haqqani) Islamic School in Qum. A prominent student of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Bihishti (d. 1981) and Ayatollah ‘Ali Quddusi (d. 1981), he succeeded them as the principal of Muntaziriyyah and later followed in their footsteps as the principal of the Shahidayn Islamic School. He has also served as the principal of Jami‘at al-Zahra’, an Islamic seminary and university for women in Qum.
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