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Topic Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Saleem Khanani 
Date Created 18/01/2004 18:18:41 
Message Assalam-o-Alaikum
Having being associated with two Islamic schools in Massachusetts, USA, my greatest frustration comes from the inability of our non-Arabic speaking children to learn Arabic. This applies equally well, at least in my experience, to the non-Arabic speaking children of Arab parents.
Over the last ten years, we have experimented with different syllabi without success. What bothers me most is the inability of our children to write even a paragraph in Arabic or to understand small Suras on their own.
The teachers in our two local schools have all been native Arabs who have used different methodolgies, from speaking to the children in Arabic only to using syllabi specially prepared for non-Arabic children.
My own impression, having learnt Arabic from teachers who were not Arabs themselves, is that the problem lies at many levels, but most importantly it has to do with the failure of the Arabic teachers to realize that teaching Arabic as a second language to children who do not "think" in Arabic and who do not speak it at all when they go home, requires a different methodology. Syllabi prepared by native Arabs do not seem to put enough emphasis on developing an ability to construct sentences in Arabic. The Arabic grammar can be quite complicated and teachers who did not learn the classical grammar of this language, and whose only qualification to teach Arabic is that they are native Arabs, are unlikely to succeed in teaching it.
I would like to learn the experiences of other parents who have faced this problem, and would also like to know how the Islamic schools in UK dealing with it.Jazak-Allaho Khairan
Saleem A Khanani 
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author donvan 
Date Created 19/01/2004 19:48:42 
Message Teaching Arabic to children is a waste of time and effort.
Unless you live in Arabia,which you do not. Why do you insist on such non-productive activities?  
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author lea 786 
Date Created 04/03/2004 23:59:24 
Message assalam'alaikum
the coment abov should be both ignored and deleted. i agree that the children un schools should get the choice of what they wish to learn, we learn french and spanish and german, all europeon languages, but if we dont intend to trvel to these countries then what is the point, these days it is upto to parents to find a school that meets their requirements, arabic learning, halal eating and prayer times, and to keep them away from the likes of the person, with the unsuitable comment,  
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author general surfer 
Date Created 12/05/2004 00:40:15 
Message Abhay Donvan! Our next generation MUSLIMS have already wasted enough time learning and speaking english which is itself based on framework of Arabic. Perhaps you may try to waste some of your all-time-useless time on researching the origins of english. A hint! compare the grammar and overall structure of major languages of "europa" continent before and after the MUSLIM Spain. See yourself that how much you "stole" or "borrowed" from MUSLIMS of Spain. Perhaps you may start respecting Arabic language as the father language of all modern europan languages.

This should be read in context to that Arabic post somwhere on this forum aswell. Arabic language is the main connection of MUSLIMS with ISLAAM. Thats why where ever those french, italian, spanish, portugese, british and american mass massacrers and colonizers went, they first banned Arabic Language there. Some major exapmles are sub-continent [Oiy yeh apna barray sagheer ooo!], african MUSLIM countries, and most of the arab tiny states. I am excluding the present day trukey because of its secularism. Dont get offended here. Now, once Arabic is banned and once english becomes the standard/national/official language >>> The next generation is a deaf and dumb to its glorious past. This nxt generation is unable to read QURAAN and to understand its meaning on itself. It becomes depandant automatically on external sources. No direct connection possible. You dont know what a Surah or Hadees means. You will have to go to an imam or Molovi etc which wil interpret it according to its own intelligence and/or sectarian origin or "ulterior motive" etc. You cant read about your past and achievements of previous MUSLIM scientists. Newton and his great gang of intellectual theives got benefitted from the same. They knew the next generation of MUSLIMS will never bother to read about the scientists and thier works, so lets rock and roll! They stole arabic books, articles, pages what ever they could find. These works got translated into english. And in next step all of the achievements were pasted directly on the forehead of newton and his great gang of intel thieves. Imam Ghazali [some consider him a sufi, I disagree] had mentioned theory of relativity and theory of Universal gravitation in one of his poetical verses which date back to some 800 AD. Why is west and its menials never seen talking about this? WHy are majority of MUSLIMS still unaware of this. Its simple. All of this work is in Arabic or Persian and is present in either hisotrical meuseums or american history meuseums. Some papers which contain researches on still unknown aspects of this world are locked in laboratories of illegitimate izrale and america. MUSLIMS? You got annoyed of my words again? ALLAAH may save your souls. Dont start jumpin on me. Btw, I hate english as much as I hate hebrew, so I love to make errors and mispellings. lolz!

Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author nigel 
Date Created 19/05/2004 11:25:28 
Message .....and speaking english which is itself based on framework of Arabic.....

Pardon? That must be the daftest thing I have heard for years.

And as the Arabs understood Relativity in the 9th Century, that accounts for the Islamic nuclear power plants in the 10th century....

Then we have the Arab space missions, which is why we had the Crusades to steal the Arab space stations.

I am glad we have cleared that up.  
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author jamesChad 
Date Created 20/05/2004 01:06:23 
Message those moslems were not warmongers! neither the white house power politics was their religion 
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author ganga 
Date Created 22/05/2004 10:23:22 
Message reality bites' eh, so hard. If you are sure abt your proud roman background, why dont you publish the muslim papres that you stole form us? shame for us too that we are not able to recover them from thieves on our own.

have a happy staeling era! 
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author juda 
Date Created 29/05/2004 12:41:40 
Message Yeah wahtever! You are nothing anymore! If you have a right to your achievments of past then why dont you HAVE IT NOW? Dont blame us anymore dude! Learn to live with what you have already! We got what we were capable of! 
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Steve 
Date Created 04/01/2005 09:03:59 
Message There is one issue that was not addressed in Teaching Arabic as a second language. The Arab parents!!! Learning begins at home. It is the parents repsonsibilty to teach their children their native tounge. The parents should provide their children with the basic knowledge of the Arabic language. You should not forget or choose not to speak your native tounge in your home and then expect someone else to teach your children what you already know. It is a shame! I believe speaking another language is a great accomplishment for anyone. However, you should never forget where you come from and your roots. Those parents of Arab decent that live in America have to adapt to their surroundings, call it survival of the fit. But when you are in your own home, you are the master of your domain. Arab parents should speak Arabic to their children from birth. This is a great benefit to both the parents and a even greater one to the children.  
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author rukhsaar rukhsar 
Date Created 10/01/2005 06:39:10 

my dear aarbi is actually our 1st language if we understand the importance of it.however as you know that we are e.g.me outside arabic rigion,so i shall try my best to learn and understand arabi becouse it is the language of our HOLY BOOK"QURAN-UL-HAKEEM".
so instead of listenning bogus ideas from peoples that it is not our language or waste of time ,we should focus ourself,our relatives ,childs,friends and next coming generations to learn it compulsory.
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Shareef 
Date Created 24/02/2005 22:38:45 
Message Arabic is something i would like to learn as a British Muslim. It would, of course, have helped if this option was available to me when i HAD to make the choice of a forieng language to learn in secondary school. The problem is not that of the government however. How hard would it be to roll out the option of arabic across schools? Muslims dont even have a majority, and then finding the staff to teach it to the masses is hardly going to be easy. Its just sadly a repurcution of living in a foreighn country!

Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author copy-me 
Date Created 03/03/2005 21:18:15 
Message In Islam, according to the koran, hadiths etc, there is nothing like equal rights for the women, death is pronounced for the Jews, buddists, atheist, Christians etc and they are refered to as infidels. Also anybody from other religion is not accepted as being equal to a muslim in Islam etc. All these I presume contradicts most culture.

What the Koran says about:


Qur’an 5:17 “Verily they are disbelievers and infidels who say, ‘The Messiah, son of Mary, is God.’”

Qur’an 5:72 “They are surely infidels who blaspheme and say: ‘God is Christ, the Messiah, the son of Mary.’ But the Messiah only said: ‘O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’”

Qur’an 88:1 “Has the narration reached you of the overwhelming (calamity)? Some faces (Jews and Christians) that Day, will be humiliated, downcast, scorched by the burning fire, while they are made to drink from a boiling hot spring.”

Qur’an 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, who do not forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, or acknowledge the Religion of Truth (Islam), (even if they are) People of the Book (Christians and Jews), until they pay the Jizyah tribute tax in submission, feeling themselves subdued and brought low.” [Another translation says:] “pay the tax in acknowledgment of our superiority and their state of subjection.”

Ishaq:552 “The Quraysh had put pictures in the Ka’aba including two of Jesus and one of Mary. Muhammad ordered that the pictures should be erased.”

Qur’an 5:14 “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We made a covenant, but they forgot and abandoned a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, stirred up enmity and hatred among them to the Day of Doom. Soon will Allah show them the handiwork they have done.”

Qur’an 5:35 “Believers, fear Allah and seek the way to approach Him, striving hard, fighting Jihad with all your might in His Cause that you may be successful. As for the disbelievers [previously defined as Christians], if they had everything on earth, two times over, to give as ransom for the penalty of the Day of Doom, it would never be accepted from them. Theirs will be a painful torment. They will desire to get out of the fire, but they shall not be released from it. They shall have an everlasting torture.”

Qur’an 3:61 “If anyone disputes with you about Jesus being divine, flee them and pray that Allah will curse them.”

Qur’an 3:118 “O you who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, and Christians). They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin. Rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths. What their hearts conceal is far worse. When they are alone, they bite off the very tips of their fingers at you in their rage. Say unto them: ‘Perish in your rage.’”

Qur’an 4:48 “Allah forgives not that partners [Christ as God] should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whom He please; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous.”

Qur’an 4:54 “Are they jealous and envious what Allah has given them of his bounty? But We had already given the house of Abraham the Book, and conferred upon them a grand kingdom. Some of them believed, and some of them averted their faces from him. And Hell is sufficient for their burning. Those who reject our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire. As often as their skin is burnt and singed, roasted through, We shall change it for fresh skin, so that they may go on tasting the torment.”


Ishaq:243 “I heard the Apostle say: ‘Whoever wants to see Satan should look at Nabtal!’ He was a black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks…. Allah sent down concerning him: ‘To those who annoy the Prophet there is a painful doom.” [9:61] “Gabriel came to Muhammad and said, ‘If a black man comes to you his heart is more gross than a donkey’s.’”

Ishaq:144 “A rock was put on a slave’s chest. When Abu Bakr complained, they said, ‘You are the one who corrupted him, so save him from his plight.’ I will do so,’ said Bakr. ‘I have a black slave, tougher and stronger than Bilal, who is a heathen. I will exchange him. The transaction was carried out.”

Tabari II:11 “Shem, the son of Noah was the father of the Arabs, the Persians, and the Greeks; Ham was the father of the Black Africans; and Japheth was the father of the Turks and of Gog and Magog who were cousins of the Turks. Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the African’s color would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks.”

Tabari II:21 “Ham [Africans] begat all those who are black and curly-haired, while Japheth [Turks] begat all those who are full-faced with small eyes, and Shem [Arabs] begat everyone who is handsome of face with beautiful hair. Noah prayed that the hair of Ham’s descendants would not grow beyond their ears, and that whenever his descendants met Shem’s, the latter would enslave them.”

Tabari IX:69 “Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah’s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. WE FIGHT PEOPLE UNTIL THEY BELIEVE IN ALLAH. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in Allah’s Cause. KILLING HIM IS A SMALL MATTER TO US.”

Bukhari:V4B52N137 “The Prophet said, ‘Let the negro slave of Dinar perish. And if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him.... If he [the black slave] asks for anything it shall not be granted, and if he needs intercession [to get into paradise], his intercession will be denied.’”


Tabari IX:113 “Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to BEAT THEM, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND THEY POSSESS NOTHING THEMSELVES. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur’an.”

Tabari I:280 “Allah said, ‘It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.’ Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world MENSTRUATE AND ARE STUPID.”

Muslim:B1N142 “‘O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.’ A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah’s Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: ‘You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion and rob the wisdom of the wise.’ Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense? The Prophet replied, ‘Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.’”

Qur’an 4:15 “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death [by starvation] claims them.”

Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

Ishaq:584 “Tell the men with you who have wives: NEVER TRUST A WOMAN.”

Ishaq:469 “The Apostle said, ‘Every wailing woman lies except those who wept for Sa’d.’”

Tabari VIII:62/Ishaq:496 “Ali [Muhammad’s adopted son, son-in-law, and future Caliph] said, ‘Prophet, women are plentiful. You can get a replacement, easily changing one for another.’”

Qur’an 24:1 “(This is) a surah which We have revealed and made obligatory and in which We have revealed clear communications that you may be mindful. For the woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah. And let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.”

Qur’an 24:6 “And for those who launch a charge against their wives, accusing them, but have no witnesses or evidence, except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, (swearing four times) by Allah that he is the one speaking the truth.”

Bukhari:V4B52N50 “The Prophet said, ‘A single endeavor of fighting in Allah’s Cause is better than the world and whatever is in it.’”

Qur’an 9:88 “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.”

Qur’an 9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

Qur’an 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

Ishaq:325 “Muslims, fight in Allah’s Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious.”

Qur’an 8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”

Qur’an 8:39 “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”

Ishaq:324 “He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.’”

Qur’an 9:14 “Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them.”

Ishaq:300 “I am fighting in Allah’s service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah’s war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good.”

Ishaq:587 “Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.”

Qur’an 8:65 “O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.”

Ishaq:326 “Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty good fighters they will defeat two hundred for they are a senseless people. They do not fight with good intentions nor for truth.”

Bukhari:V4B52N63 “A man whose face was covered with an iron mask came to the Prophet and said, ‘Allah’s Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first?’ The Prophet said, ‘Embrace Islam first and then fight.’ So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A Little work, but a great reward.’”

Bukhari:V4B53N386 “Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.’”

Muslim:C34B20N4668 “The Messenger said: ‘Anybody who equips a warrior going to fight in the Way of Allah is like one who actually fights. And anybody who looks after his family in his absence is also like one who actually fights.”

Qur’an 9:38 “Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah’s Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place.”

Qur’an 9:123 “Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you.”

Qur’an 8:72 “Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause with their possessions and persons, and those who gave (them) asylum, aid, and shelter, those who harbored them—these are allies of one another. You are not responsible for protecting those who embraced Islam but did not leave their homes [to fight] until they do so.” [Another translation reads:] “You are only called to protect Muslims who fight.”

Tabari IX:69 “Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah’s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us.”

Qur’an 47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”

Ishaq:578 “Crushing the heads of the infidels and splitting their skulls with sharp swords, we continually thrust and cut at the enemy. Blood gushed from their deep wounds as the battle wore them down. We conquered bearing the Prophet’s fluttering war banner. Our cavalry was submerged in rising dust, and our spears quivered, but by us the Prophet gained victory.”

Ishaq:530 “Get out of his way, you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with the Apostle. Lord, I believe in his word. We will fight you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders and make enemies of friends.”


Qur’an 8:12 “I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”

Qur’an 8:57 “If you gain mastery over them in battle, inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them, so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.”

Ishaq:326 “If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorizing Allah’s enemies.”

Qur’an 8:67 “It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughtered in the land.”

Ishaq:588 “When the Apostle descends on your land none of your people will be left when he leaves.”

Tabari IX:42 “We have been dealt a situation from which there is no escape. You have seen what Muhammad has done. Arabs have submitted to him and we do not have the strength to fight. You know that no herd is safe from him. And no one even dares go outside for fear of being terrorized.”

Ishaq:326 “Allah said, ‘No Prophet before Muhammad took booty from his enemy nor prisoners for ransom.’ Muhammad said, ‘I was made victorious with terror. The earth was made a place for me to clean. I was given the most powerful words. Booty was made lawful for me. I was given the power to intercede. These five privileges were awarded to no prophet before me.’”

Ishaq:327 “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

Qur’an 7:3 “Little do you remember My warning. How many towns have We destroyed as a raid by night? Our punishment took them suddenly while they slept for their afternoon rest. Our terror came to them; Our punishment overtook them.”

Ishaq:510 “When the Apostle looked down on Khaybar he told his Companions, ‘O Allah, Lord of the Devils and what into error they throw, and Lord of the winds and what they winnow, we ask Thee for the booty of this town and its people. Forward in the name of Allah.’ He used to say this of every town he raided.”

Bukhari:V5B59N512 “The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer [Prayer of Fear] near Khaybar when it was still dark. He said, ‘Allahu-Akbar!’ [Allah is Greatest] Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a hostile nation to fight, then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.’ Then the inhabitants came out running on their roads. The Prophet had their men killed; their children and woman were taken as captives.”

Bukhari:V9B87N127 “The Prophet said, ‘I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with terror.’”

Ishaq:517 “Khaybar was stormed by the Apostle’s squadron, fully armed, powerful and strong. It brought certain humiliation with Muslim men in its midst. We attacked and they met their doom. Muhammad conquered the Jews in fighting that day as they opened their eyes to our dust.”

Tabari VIII:116/Ishaq:511 “So Muhammad began seizing their herds and their property bit by bit. He conquered home by home. The Messenger took some people captive, including Safiyah and her two cousins. The Prophet chose Safiyah for himself.”

Qur’an 33:60 “Truly, if the Hypocrites stir up sedition, if the agitators in the City do not desist, We shall urge you to go against them and set you over them. Then they will not be able to stay as your neighbors for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy—a fierce slaughter—murdered, a horrible murdering.”

Tabari VIII:143 “In this year a twenty-four man raiding party led by Shuja went to the Banu Amir. He launched a raid on them and took camels and sheep. The shares of booty came to fifteen camels for each man. Also a raid led by Amr went to Dhat. He set out with fifteen men. He encountered a large force whom he summoned to Islam. They refused to respond so he killed all of them.”

Bukhari:V4B52N256 “The Prophet passed by and was asked whether it was permissible to attack infidels at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, ‘Their women and children are from them.’”

Ishaq:580 “Our strong warriors obey his orders to the letter. By us Allah’s religion is undeniably strong. You would think when our horses gallop with bits in their mouths that the sounds of demons are among them. The day we trod down the unbelievers there was no deviation or turning from the Apostle’s order. During the battle the people heard our exhortations to fight and the smashing of skulls by swords that sent heads flying. We severed necks with a warrior’s blow. Often we have left the slain cut to pieces and a widow crying alas over her mutilated husband. ’Tis Allah, not man we seek to please.”

Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Mohammad Hussein 
Date Created 21/08/2005 08:21:43 
Message A salamo Aleikom. Thank you Mr.S.Khanani for your messaege.Indeed any teacher who doesn't like the language he teaches, cannot teach it perfectly to his students.He needs to feel every single word. Teaching Arabic to Arab kids as a second language is not an easy thing, but it is not impossible. I have an experience in teaching this language to Arab-American students in Palestine. I looked upon this job as a duty. Teaching Arabic to Arabs and Moslems is a great job. You feel that you do something precious. You need to think like those students when you teach them, i.e to put your self in their position. Don't treat them as stupid, because they aren't, but they need to jumb over the barrier which is mostly psychological one. I hope one day, I will teach Arabic to Arab and Moslem Kids as asecond language. Thank you sir and please reply. Allah Yihfathak. 
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Lehihamra 
Date Created 21/08/2005 13:17:00 
Message Perhaps teaching Arabic will become easier in the future as the recent upsurge in interest in the language will lead to teaching materials being produced that better accomplish the goal. English Language Teaching is a massive international business and, as a result, there is a huge selection of English materials available to suit all ages and abilities. Hopefully, the same will soon be true for Arabic language teaching.

You could also try the "immersion" method like at this summer camp:
Topic Re: Teaching Arabic as a second language 
Author Free Way 
Date Created 27/08/2005 22:12:29 
Message General surfer wrote: "And in next step all of the achievements were pasted directly on the forehead of newton and his great gang of intel thieves." I very much doubt this is true, since Islamic countries are the least productive in the world. Islam destroys the mind and makes one unable to think straight.

History lesson: Arabic finds its origins in the Christian Syrians who spoke Syriac, Syriac comes from Aramaic, which then derives from Hebrew. Nothing special about Arabic.

Notice how general surfer ends with "I hate english as much as I hate hebrew". Clearly the Quran teaches him such hatred, Qur’an 5:78 "Curses were pronounced on the unbelievers, the Children of Israel who rejected Islam, by the tongues of David and of Jesus because they disobeyed and rebelled." Qur’an 5:80 "You see many of them allying themselves with the unbelieving infidels. Vile indeed are their souls. Allah’s wrath is on them, and in torment will they abide."
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