Questions tagged [arabic]

Arabic is the language in which the Quran. Arabic has 28 letters, a few punctuation marks, and is considered one of the hardest languages in the world. Scholars consider it crucial to learn Arabic to read the Quran.

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Languages 'supersite' on Codidact

There's a proposal for a Languages site on Codidact, a Q&A site created by users who left StackExchange, that I've proposed taking the idea from Rebecca Stones's Languages.SE proposal on Area 51. ...
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Request to follow

I have created a proposal for arabic language learning on area 51, i request all of you to please follow it https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/123316/arabic-language-learning?referrer=...
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Does keep posting Quran translations on the Internet, can make a threat on the original Arabic script in the future?

I understand it's almost impossible to lose the original script as we have millions of copies of the same exact Arabic book (on paper and digitally and in the savers(حفظة) hearts) and we have Islamic ...
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Semitic languages StackExchange site

I'd just like to bring the following to your attention: some weeks ago I re-suggested a site for Semitic languages on Area 51. The immediate reason was the closing of the Hebrew proposal, however, I ...
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What's up with “3alaykum”?

I've been editing out things like assalaamu 3alaykum wa ra7matullahi wa barakaatuh thinking that they're some mobile phone quirk, and have nothing to do with Arabic or Islam. I'm wondering ...
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Glossary of frequently used Arabic transliterations and their English equivalent

Often words on this site are used in Arabic transliteration form. This thread is intended as a lightweight glossary of frequently used words on this site, primarily for users who might not be ...
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Question about Arabic language

I have asked What does mean "may your hand be besmeared with dust"? about Arabic language, but it is also about translation, meaning of hadiths. I want post it also in http://arabic....
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Searching of romanised Arabic words

Searching the site for "Quraiza" doesn't get any matches. Instead, I had to use google.com and do Quraiza site:islam.stackexchange.com to find a match, which had the word romanised as "Qurayza". ...
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Arabic StackExchange [Re-Proposed]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم We have a new proposal for an Arabic Language site This is the third fourth fifthsixth seventh(?) proposal on Area51 for the Arabic Language, there could have been more. As ...
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Should questions asking for translations of fatwa/articles be on-topic?

(I am using Arabic as a reference language because it's clearly the most relevant to the site; I see no reason the same idea can't be used for Urdu or Farsi or any other language in which there is a ...
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non-translated Arabic quotations

Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh. I have added an Arabic quotation in this answer, and didn't have time to translate it. Then the comment-argument on that answer came. Ezati says that ...
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Changing the font family to 'Tahoma'

I know it may be hard or not possible to achieve technically, but is it possible to set the font family to Tahoma, and make this font family apply to only Arabic letters? i.e, not affect Latin letters....
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Arabic text issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is it possible right to left option be added for Quran verses? This includes issues from this question and this question Can we get some language support for Arabic in posts ...
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Please add a right-to-left, right-aligned display option for Arabic quotes

Quran quotes tend to be written in Arabic, which is written right-to-left; writing this left-to-right is awkward. Also, increasing the size of the font would help with readability.
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Feature request for Rich text editor: adding a graphic after name of Allah or Prophet (s)

I know that some of the other SE have some custom markdown formatting allowed. I am suggesting that if we do this for example: Prophet Muhammad [:s] It should be converted to: Prophet Muhammad ...
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Can we ask always include Arabic text of Ayah?

Can we ask whoever that gives just a translation of Ayah to include original text too?
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Should we allow questions regarding the Arabic language?

(Inspired by the question What is the difference between NABI and RASUL?) Given that the Qur'an and the books of hadith are written in Arabic (and given that Arabic.SE is nowhere near live yet), ...
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We need a glossary

We should also probably have a glossary page linked from the main site with translations for common terms used in questions and answers. For example, I assume the word "hadith" is going to be used ...
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Transliteration protocol

I think it would be a good idea to have a standard transliteration protocol for writing Arabic terms in English. In one of the answers below, someone can add a table or list of transliteration symbols ...