How To Master Nahw

In Nahw a person needs to master Ajrumiyyah, Qatr al Nada and then Alfiyyah Ibn Malik.

The main thing is to start with a basic explanation and then move onto the detailed ones.

Practice is most important  so don’t just make it theory. Insha’Allah links to books will be posted as well but for now the best explanations are:

  • Doctor Ayman Amin Abdul Ghani from Egypt is superb and has a basic sharh on the poem and then the text in depth. Both can be purchased from Egypt.
  • Qatr sharh: Sharh Abdullah Fowzan.
  • Alfiyyah sharh: Ibn Aqeel

You could also start with Mulhat Iraab instead of Ajrumiyyah

Good supplements are:

  • Nahw al waadih
  • النحو المستطاب

Lots of exercises for practice.


Approach of Studying Books

Some teachers have an interesting way of teaching:

They teach few books, depending on the science, but they go through it in 2 or 3 different ways; beginner, intermediate and advanced. This saves a student studying many different books.

A mistake many students make is going through loads and loads of books and not actually mastering them. Meaning they complete and move on. They don’t research masaail or refine notes.

It becomes a question of ikhlaas: Why does a person want to study so many books? To show people what you have studied? To tell people?

We can definitely benefit from the above approach in uloom al Alaa, the secondary sciences, which are used to master other main sciences from them; Nahw, Usool and so on.

For example, in Nahw one could do al Ajrumiyyah on 2 or 3 levels then move straight to Alfiyya if they mastered Ajrumiyyah.

It is certainly a different approach.