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An creation to Koranic and Classical Arabic is an elementary-level grammar of normal classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has now not replaced extensively in fourteen hundred years. An necessary instrument for all who're drawn to Islamic faith, technology, and literature, the language offered during this booklet will allow the learner to check firsthand the first assets of Islamic civilization and the classics of the Islamic close to East.

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