Some time ago, Ustadh Murabit Benavidez gifted me a PDF copy of مقاصد الصوم by Sultān al-Ulama Imām `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām (ra). For the benefit of others, I thought of sharing this gift during the month of fasting. Please view below for the download link:
مقاصد الصوم by Shaykh `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām
An excellent primer for beginner students of the Arabic language. Serves as a short and strong introduction to basic Arabic grammar. The translator, Mawlana Amer Bashir, was gracious enough to share the book with us. May Allah reward him again.
(We have updated this post to include the updated edition of the book, with minor corrections from the translator. I’ve also included information about printing, etc…. from the translators own site:)
I am uploading the first online edition of Ten Lessons of Arabic, which is the revised translation of Das Sabaq [Ten Lessons]. Das Sabaq in Urdu has been a part of the‘Aalim course curriculum in Western madrasahs for a number of years. It is a basic level Arabic grammar text. This first online edition has been prepared after a number of revisions. Hopefully it is free of all errors. Nevertheless, your feedback (suggestions, constructive criticism, etc.) is welcome. You can contact me at my email or by leaving a comment to this post.
Printing Suggestions: There is no printed edition. However, you can create a printed version by getting it printed double-sided at home or from a place like FedEx Office for under $20 (including ring binding).
One thing to remember is that this document has been prepared for page size 5.5″ x 8.5″. If you retain this page size, you might find that the i’raab on Arabic words are hard to read. It is therefore, recommended that you select the option “scale to paper size letter” in the print menu so that the text is easily legible.
(Update: We have just uploaded the second edition. The link below is for the newest, second edition)
Ten Lessons of Arabic
I hope to be able to sort these books alphabetically and provide one post per book which would include all available editions. For now, I have simply listed the links to the Internet Archive where you can find the books organized in collections.
With help, I would also like to provide some posts that organize the books according to subject and also according to year of study in a typical Dars Nizami institution.
A fascinating book on the praise of the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) based on a study of the poetry of two of the last century’s greatest writers, the Arabic poet Ahmad Shawqi and the Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal.
Al-Madih al-Nabawi (Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ‘Inda Shawqi wa Iqbal
Great find for students of the Arabic language. Its only 38 pages and can also be found at the http://theajaaroomiyyahblog.blogspot.com/ , where the document was taken from.
Aajurroomiyyah Publication 2nd Edition