Faculty ofHumanities & Languages
Jamie Millie BlamiaNew Delhi-110025
M. A. Arabic
SYLLABUS (w.e.f. 2002-03)
INTRODUCTIONArabic in Jamia Millia Islamia has been one of the subjects which were introducedat the under graduate level at the earliest stage. However, its teaching at post-graduate level started in 1976 as one of the three disciplines of the erstwhileDepartment of Islamic & Arab-Iranian Studies. The Department of Arabic as anindependent unit was established only in 1988. At present the Department conductsdifferent courses such as B.A. (Pass) and Honours, M.A. and Part-Time eveningcourses namely Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic.Besides, it also enrolls scholars for Ph. D. Course on variety of subjects relevant toArabic language and literature. Till date, 21 scholars have been awarded Ph. D.Degree.
One of the unique features of the courses designed for various levels of study is thespecial thrust on the need to create considerable efficiency in writing and speakingin Arabic among the students. Translation/ Interpretation from English into Arabicand vice-versa is another aspect which is given special attention at various levels ofteaching.
FACULTYProfessor EmeritusAbdul Halim Nadwi
ProfessorsZ. A. FarooqiAuthor of
Fazil-e- Deoband. M.A. (Delhi), Ph.D. (Jamia).Contribution of Darul Uloom Deoband to
Arabic literature.Teach yourself Arabic.
President's Certificate of Honour.Arabic Journal "Thaqafatul Hind" of ICCR for fiveyears.Articles/translations on various topics.
Shafique Ahmed Khan NadwiM.A., D.W.A.S.. Ph.D. (Alig),S.D.T.A.N.A. (Khartoum).
Author of A complete course in FunctionalArabic, sponsored by N.C.P.U.L., Ministry ofH.R.D.
Published Articles on various topics related to Arabiclanguage and literature as well as Islamic Culture.
Edited Journal of Arabic Literature: Deptt. Of ArabicJ.M.I. 2002.
..11. J. Forma M.A. (Delhi).
Author of The Essential Arabic:A learner's Practical Guide.
ReadersS. M. Khalid Ali Alimiat, Fazilat (Jamiat-ul-Falah), MA., Ph.D
(Jamia)Author of i I ) Arabic Language and Literature: A Historical Study.
(2) A short review of India's contribution to the scienceof Hadith.
Published .Articles/Translations on various topics.
Farhana Siddigui M.A. (Jamia), PGDTA., MLitt (CIEFL, Hyd.) Ph.D.(Jamia)
Author of I )Nazik al Malaika: Her literary and Poetic Works(2) Contribution of Woman ToArabic Literature.(3)A complete course in Functional Arabic,sponsored by N.C.P.U.L., Ministry of H.R.D.
Published Articles/Translations on various topics.
Mohd Ayub Nadwi M.A. English (Jamia), M.A. Arabic, M.Phil,Ph.D. (Jamia)
LecturersHabibullah KhanAuthor of
1)Arabic Journalism in India(2)Al-Mujtama-ul-Islami.Articles on various topics.
M.A. (J.N.U.). Ph. D. (Lucknow)( 1 ) Arabic Translation in India After Independence,(2) Teach Yourself Arabic( 3)A complete course in FunctionalArabic, sponsored by N.C.P.U.L, Ministry ofH.R.D.Articles/Translations on various topics.
Abdul Majid Oaf Fazil (Nadwah), MA.. M. Phil. Ph. D. (Aligarh).Published Articles/Translations on Various topics.Recipient of President's Badrayan Vyas Samman
Nasim Akhatar M.A., M.Phil, Ph. D. (J.N.U)Published Articles on topics related to Arabic Language And
Literature as well as Islamic Studies in India.
M. A. Arabic
There will be nine papers and a Viva Voce each of 100 marks intwo years according to the following scheme:
Previous Year : Papers 1-IVFinal Year : V-VIII
Title of the Paper
Paper I Arabic Prose; (Unto the beginning ofModem Period including
Spain and North Africa) 100 Marks
Paper II Arabic Poetry, (Jahiliah to Abbasid Period including Spain and
North Africa) 100 Marks
Paper III Translation and Essay 100 Marks
Paper IV Linguistics, Rhetozics and Prosody 100 Marks
Paper V : Arabic Prose-Modern Period 100 Marks
Paper VI : Arabic Prose-Modem Period 100 Marks
Paper VII Translation and Essay 100 Marks
Paper VIII Principles ofLiterary Criticism 100 Marks
Paper IX : Special Study 100 Marks
Viva Voce 100 Marks
M.A. Arabic (Previous)Paper I: Arabic Prose
(Upto the beginning of the Modern Period including Spain &North Africa)
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Paper III Translation and Essay
A general introduction to the art of translation and use of selected
material from English and Arabic newspapers on a variety of
subjects. It will be covered under five units as per details below:
A. Translation 60 Marks
Unit- 1: English-Arabic ( Political & socio-economic).
Unit- 2: English-Arabic ( Scientific & technical).
Unit- 3: Arabic-English ( Political & socio-economic).
Unit- 4: Arabic-English (Scientific & technical).
B: Essay 40 Marks
Unit-5: Essay writing on different topics of relevance
(not less than 300 words)
M.A. Arabic (Previous)
Paper IV: Linguistics, Rhetoric & ProsodyMarks: 100
Unit-1: LanguageDefinition of a LanguageArabic LanguageLinguistic Characteristicsof Arabic
Unit-2: Classical LinguisticsLinguistic legacy of the ArabsDictation relatedproblemsColloquial Arabic
Unit-3: Modem LinguisticsPhonology & PhoneticsCorrection of pronunciation
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Books Recommended:Antient Semitic Civilization by Sabatino MoscatiThe Heart of Arabic by Philby.
3. The Arabic Language: Its Role in History by Anwar G.Sehne.
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Paper V-Arabic Prose (Modern Period)
Unit-1: Arabic Prose: an overview
Introduction to modem Arabic proseNoted Prose writers
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Paper VI: Modern Arabic Poetry
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M.A. Arabic (Final)
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