Classics

In this section you will find a list of many classical Arabic books, starting from easy and going all the way to more difficult ones. I will also add helpful resources for every book I may find. This is a work in progress and I will keep adding new books/resources so please check back often.

Prerequisite for this section

You can start reading these books alongside other courses. But ideally you should first complete the three Madinah Books before you will be able to understand these books.



Qasas An-Nabiyeen Part 1-4

by Abul Hasan alNadwi

Abul Hasan alNadwi is a well known scholar and he has written a series of books especially for children/beginners who are learning Arabic. Qasas anNabiyeen (stories of the prophets) is his famous work where he starts with very easy and basic language, gradually progressing to more difficult and sophisticated language. This is generally considered the best book for begiiner comprehension.

  1. Download the book from here
  2. Vocabulary list for part 1
  3. Vocabulary learning aid for part 1
  4. Vocabulary list for part 2
  5. Vocabulary learning aid for part 2
  6. Vocabulary list for part 3
  7. Vocabulary learning aid for part 3
  8. Vocabulary list for part 4
  9. Videos explaianing the grammar and vocabulary of part 1 and 2
  10. A Youtube playlist with in-depth explanation of the first book.



Qasas An-Nabiyeen Part 5

by Abul Hasan alNadwi

Abul Hasan alNadwi is a well known scholar and he has written a series of books especially for children/beginners who are learning Arabic. Qasas anNabiyeen (stories of the prophets) is his famous work where he starts with very easy and basic language, gradually progressing to more difficult and sophisticated language. This is generally considered the best book for begiiner comprehension. This last volume is the highest in difiiculty level.

  1. Download the book from here
  2. Vocabulary list
  3. Videos explaining iraab for some of the pages



رجال الفكر والدعوة

by Abul Hasan alNadwi

Another book by Abul Hasan alNadwi.

  1. Download the book from here
  2. Guided reading videos



تفسير ابن كثير

by Hafidh Ibn Katheer

One of the most well renowned tafseer books in Arabic language, this tafseer forms the backbone of many tafseer studies. But what makes it a perfect first Arabic only tafseer is the fact that it’s language is super easy and perfectly suitable for novices to understand. This books quotes large number of authentic ahadeeth which could be a little difficult to understand, but pushes a learner out of their comfort zone.

  1. Read the Arabic version online here. To turn the tashkeel marks on, click on the small ت icon.
  2. Download the Arabic version from here
  3. Download English translation from here
  4. You can listen to the Arabic version here.



تفسير السعدي

by Sheikh Abdur Rahman bin Nasir alSaadi

Written by Sheikh Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir alSaadi, it is a clear, concise Tafsir that is considered Authentic. It is a very good choice for beginners, due to its simple language. It is a great place to start reading the Quran in Arabic as it will give you enough context for the verses you don’t understand.

  1. Read the Arabic version online here. To turn the tashkeel marks on, click on the small ت icon.
  2. You can listen to the the book here.