Dr. V. Abdur Rahim Has Passed Away

Professor V. Abdur Rahim, the Director of the Translation Centre of the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex and former Professor of Arabic at the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia is dead. He passes away in Madinah recently.

His Madinah Arabic Books for the non Arabic speakers is an outstanding contribution to this ummah. This series of books is currently being utilized at various schools to prepare students for the University of London (UK) GCE O-Level and A-Level examinations.

Dr. V. Abdur Rahim’s eight-volume texts enable the student to acquire a knowledge of Arabic in the classical structural form. All of the books teach essential language skills through applied grammar. Each lesson is based on a conversation which illustrates distinctive language patterns. A variety of exercises helps the student to understand and master each of the patterns occurring in the lesson. The vocabulary ranges from classical and Quranic Arabic to words and expressions current in modern Arabic.

His Islamic Children’s Books on the Quran, the Hadith, and the Prophet Muhammad, kids books games gifts activities puzzles on akhlaq Arabic learning and moral values, stories of sahabah, bestselling children’s books by Goodword to teach the glory of Allah, islamic school books.

Childhood and Education

Shaykh V. Abdur Rahim was born in the small town of Vaniyambadi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India in 1933. After finishing his secondary school studies, he joined Presidency College, University of Madras where he majored in English Language and Literature. He graduated in 1957. In 1964, he joined al-Azhar University, Cairo, where he did his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Arabic Philology.

  • Majored in English Language and Literature (University of Madras, India). Holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degrees in Arabic Philology from the University of Al-Azhar (Cairo).
  • Formerly Professor of Arabic Language for 30 years at the International Islaamic University of Madinah
  • Has taught Arabic Language at the Islaamic Universities around the world: at Omdurman – Sudan, Germany, Washington D.C. – U.S.A, and British Guyana.
  • Has been teaching Arabic as a foreign language for more than 50 years.
  • An expert on European Languages and their etymology, phonetic change and semantic development.
  • Formerly the Director of the ‘Institute of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language’, Islaamic University of Madinah.
  • Currently the Director of the Translation Centre at the ‘King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex’ (Madinah, Saudi Arabia).

Books Authored

The following are the books Dr. Abdur Rahim has written in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language:

  • Durûs al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah (3 parts).
  • Key To Durûs al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah (3 parts).
  • Key To Exercises of Durûs al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah (3 parts).
  • Teachers’ Guide To Durûs al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah (3 parts).
  • A Glossary of Words used in Durûs al-Lughah al-‘Arabiyyah.
  • Ahadith Sahlah.
  • Nusûs min al-Hadîth al-Nabawiyy al-Sharîf.
  • Nusûs Islâmiyyah.
  • From Esfahan To Madinah.
  • Al-Bâhith ‘an al-Haqq.
  • Innahumâ min Mishkâtin Wahidah.
  • Fi Balât Hiraql.
  • Abshir bi-Khayri Yawm.
  • Arba‘ûna Hadîthan.
  • Al-Mus‘if fî Lughati wa I‘râbi Surati Yûsuf.

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