There is a wonderful 30 part series of videos called the Omar Series. Each one is about 45 minutes long and it starts in Mecca before the Prophet, Peace be upon him, received revelation – and continues until Omar dies. English subtitles. View on Youtube. NOTE that the playlist linked there starts backwards, with #30, so you want to go to number 1 and start there.
Unity Productions Foundation makes useful Muslim English speaking short films such as the recent “American Muslims: Fact vs Fiction” and one that is currently in production called The Sultan and the Saint.
From their website:
“The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to counter bigotry and create peace through the media. UPF produces films that tell compelling stories for television, online viewing, and theatrical release.”
I have been wanting to learn arabic for years now. And during that time I have had this thought that if I could learn how the structure of the language works, that would build a foundation to learn more. But I never knew how.
Until I came across a Facebook blog post about this website and specifically the free video tutorials that you get started with by entering your email address.
Yes, I know, we are all cautious about entering our email address anywhere, and, I am telling you from my personal experience that I have watched so far 2 of the 4 free videos and briefly read through a free downloaded document explaining how the language works and I have learned a ton so far and am very excited about continuing on.
I benefit none from sharing this, except to hopefully open the door of learning Arabic to someone else who is like me and would like to learn but overwhelmed with how.
Check it out. Share your experience below for others.
Here is the link: Learn Arabic Online. I am pretty sure if you enter your email address in the obvious place in the middle of the page you will end up where I did, with emails showing up with access to the videos. Good luck.