Even though I recommend studying Arabic overseas as opposed to locally, there are some cons that you have to consider…
Take this as honest advice for learning Arabic. I’m not here because I’m an amazing, dedicated student of knowledge or special in any way. I’m doing this because I’m a lazy potato who’s trying to find ways around her potato-ness.
After our studies in Sudan, we decided to continue our Arabic studies in Malaysia for the following reasons:
The following is a summary of what life is like as a foreign student in Sudan. These things need to be taken into consideration if you’re interested in studying there. A lot of what I’ve mentioned also applies to most Arab speaking and/or Muslim countries.
I learn Arabic because I crave connection with my Creator, it really is as simple as that. Sadly, feeling that way is not always enough to actually motivate me to learn.
The following is a summary of the course I did in Sudan in 2018. Many of you want to study Arabic to understand the Qur’an so this is a review of the course for those interested
I’m trying to chase something that I can’t find here back home in Melbourne. It can only be found in pursuing something solely for the sake of Allah.
You feel a like a foreigner in an identity you are trying to call home. When you don’t understand the original language in which Allah’s message was revealed, you feel a sense of disconnect and displacement.