Update: Hans Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon Dictionary Search Can Be Downloaded So You Can Work Offline

February 29, 2012 § 7 Comments

Those of you who may need to use the dictionary search facility mentioned in the previous post whilst offline will be pleased to know that you can download the whole thing and do precisely that.  The file is about 600MB, once you’ve downloaded it, unzip it, and then from your browser, click: Open File, and locate the file called: “index” in the directory that you downloaded. It should then open up and you can work offline, walhamdulillaah.

Here is the link to download the whole thing: http://ejtaal.net/aa/readme.html#download-for-offline-use.

Very Useful Resource: Search Hans-Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon at the Same Time

February 29, 2012 § 5 Comments

Here’s a truly remarkable resource for those who regularly need to use Arabic-English dictionaries. On this page you can search both Hans-Wehr’s dictionary and Lane’s Lexicon at the same time.  What is most useful is the fact that you can type in the base root of the word you’re looking for in Arabic and it will show you the word in Hans-Wehr first and if you scroll down it will then show you where the same word occurs in Lane’s Lexicon.

Check it out:


Please Reference Posts

February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Salaamun alaikum

Alhamdulillaah, I’ve noticed that a number of the posts from this blog are being posted elsewhere which is absolutely brilliant and most welcome. If you do copy and paste a post could you please put the link to the article on your site.  You don’t have to put my name, in fact, I’d rather you didn’t put my name there, there’s no need for my name at all, just the link is fine, and I only say that so that people who have not been to this blog can be referred back here and have the chance to read other articles.

Jazaakumullaah khaira


Ibn al-Qayyim on An Easy, Beneficial Gift

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “The beneficial gift is a statement a man gifts to his Muslim brother.”

Ar-Risaalah at-Tabukiyyah, vol. 1, p. 74.

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