The Pupil’s Guideline in Seeking Knowledge

The Pupil’s Guideline/Manual in Seeking Knowledge 📒 An Online Course about the Etiquette of the Student of Knowledge & how to properly learn w/ Keys To Knowledge 🗝 Often times we have met Muslims who have voiced that they feel as though they have “failed” in seeking Islamic knowledge. Some have expressed that despite seeking … Continue reading The Pupil’s Guideline in Seeking Knowledge

Introduction to the Science of Qiraa’aat

Welcome to Introduction to the Science of Qiraa'aat By Keys To Knowledge 🗝 This is a theoretical course about the noble science of Qiraa'aat. The content of this curriculum is based off a course taught in Umm al-Quraa University's "al-Kitaab was-Sunnah" B.A. program. After this course, students will study the effects of qiraa'aat on Tafsir. … Continue reading Introduction to the Science of Qiraa’aat

Arabic 314: Al-Ajrumiyyah

📚Online al-Ajrumiyyah Course w/ Keys To Knowledge 🗝 This fall semester, we will study the renowned manual in Arabic grammar known as "al-Muqaddimah al-Ajrumiyyah". This primer was authored by the great grammarian scholar Abu Abdillah Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Dawud as-Sinhaajee al-Maghribee al-Maalikee (813h), more famously known as ibn Aajurroom رحمه الله. Although there is not … Continue reading Arabic 314: Al-Ajrumiyyah

Types of أل “al” in Arabic

This was a question asked by one of our followers in our Q&A group (check the end of the post to join).  Question: Could you please explain all the various uses of  لام التعريف (ال) in Al Quran Al Kareem? Answer: Tayyib. أل المعرفة, as it is known, is broken into three types.  1. The … Continue reading Types of أل “al” in Arabic

Dhul Qa’dah ذو القعدة 

Dhul Qa'dah ذو القعدة  By Keys To Knowledge @K2KNYC  In shaa Allah we will enter the month of Dhul Qa'dah very soon, so let's learn a little about this month together.  Dhul Qa'dah is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar (Dhul Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab being the other three). These months … Continue reading Dhul Qa’dah ذو القعدة 

Arabic words that begin with “Meem” م

Ever notice words that begin with a م? Here is a general beginner rule to understand how the vowel marker on the م can change the meaning of a word.  1. If the م has a kasra (مِ) on it, then it will *generally* refer to a tool in which the meaning of the following … Continue reading Arabic words that begin with “Meem” م

#K2KAdvice1: 5 Tools for the Student

Alhamdulillah, the school year has finally come to an end. I truly enjoyed this past year and will miss our beloved teachers and fellow classmates. May Allah bless them all in their affairs.  I would like to share something one of our teachers mentioned at the beginning of the semester. He said that in every … Continue reading #K2KAdvice1: 5 Tools for the Student

Why is Bismillah written without an Alif? باسم الله

Anytime we look at the beginning of a chapter in the Quran (except for one), we find the statement بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم written. Ponder over the word بسم الله - notice how the alif is dropped? The origin is باسم الله.  However, when we look to Allah's statement, اقرأ باسم ربك الذي خلق  The … Continue reading Why is Bismillah written without an Alif? باسم الله

Becoming Proficient in Arabic leads to Proficiency in Islamic Sciences

Becoming Proficient In The Arabic Language Is A Means Of Attaining Deep Understanding Of All Islamic Sciences Imam Ash-Shaafi'ee (رحمه الله) is reported as saying:  من تبحر في النحو اهتدى إلى كل العلوم ''Whoever learns Arabic grammar throughly, is guided to all Islamic sciences.'' (al-Kaafi fi sharh al-Ajrumiyyah) Note: the word tabah-hara تبحر means to … Continue reading Becoming Proficient in Arabic leads to Proficiency in Islamic Sciences

Al-Hikaayah الحكاية

When we reference a surah in the Quran why do we NOT apply idaafa إضافة? For example, we say: Surah al-Mu'minoon سورة المؤمنون And not Surah al-Mu'mineen سورة المؤمنين Grammatically, it would make sense to say Surah al-Mu'mineen. But the reason we do not apply the rule of إضافة is because of the grammar rule … Continue reading Al-Hikaayah الحكاية