Which (Gregorian) year is 1435 Hijri?

The name هِجْرة (hijrah) describes the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in June 622 CE. This also marks the beginning of the Islamic or (lunar) Hijri-calendar, so called التَّقْوِيم الهِجْرِيّ الْقَمَرِيّ The Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar and doesn’t follow a sol­ar[…]

What is a “logical subject”?

Last week, Katarzyna sent me the following question: “I always had a problem with the form “العديد من”. For example, when I have a sentence: Many devices support program Windows. So is the subject of this sentence: “Many” or “devices“, and should the sentence be: 1:  …يدعم العديد من الأجهزة برنامج or 2: …[…]

How do you say “me”?

In other words: What is the مَنْصُوب-form of أَنا – “me”? It is the word إِيّايَ It is very rare to come across مَنصُوب and مَجْرُور-forms of per­sonal pronouns, but you might find it in literature, in expres­sions like: without me.   pronoun explanation   مَنْصُوب I Notice the فَتْحة[…]