ISL566 Applied Arabic 1: Morphology (8)

This subject involves the critical reading of classical texts on morphology. Students will gain an advanced understanding and appreciation of the classical discourse on morphology along with its application in the Quran and Prophetic traditions. Weak letter verbs will be built upon by knowing their conjugations but also by being able to justify the irregular changes that affect weak letter verbs.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically discuss the classical discourse on morphology;
  • be able to critically evaluate passages from classical texts using morphological tools;
  • be able to conjugate most weak letter verbs in the appropriate tense, gender, number and person;
  • be able to justify the irregularities of weak letter verbs; and
  • be able to analyse and interpret technical prose.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Foundations of morphology
  • Dissimilar patterns 1
  • Dissimilar patterns 2
  • Tasreeful af'al as-saheeha
  • Al-fawa'id 1
  • Al-fawa'id 2
  • Weak letters - past and present verbs 1
  • Weak letters - past and present verbs 2
  • Weak letters - other verbs and derived nouns
  • Lafeef, muda'af and mahmooz 1
  • Lafeef, muda'af and mahmooz 2


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.