29 September 2014

Using Islam Port to search and study an Arabic word in 104 Arabic Qur'an Tafsir books, 167 Arabic dictionaries and language studies and 211 Qur'anic studies books

Islam Port site can be used to search and study a word in about 104 Arabic Qur'an Tafsir books, 167 Arabic Dictionaries and 211 Qur'anic Studies books.

1. Islam Port site Index 2 gives books counts also along with areas covered.

2. Below are links to books and search pages from where you can search a word in all books in the category.

104 Arabic Qur'an Tafsir Books :
Study Books 1 by 1 online or download in bok format 

Search any word in all 104 books together

167 Arabic Dictionaries and Language Studies:
Study Books 1 by 1 online or download in bok format 

Search any word in all 167 books together

211 Arabic Qur'anic Studies Book:
Study Books 1 by 1 online or download in bok format 

Search any word in all 211 books together

3. See Typing Arabic with English Keyboard 1 to type in Arabic and then copy and paste into search box of any of the above 3 book sets search pages.

4. As a sample I am searching in 167 Arabic dictionaries and Language studies. Same method can be used for Arabic Qur'an Tafsir books and Arabic Qur'anic Studies books.
Select 1st option:

Type in Eiktub without harkaat and copy the typed word:

Paste the word in search box and press the ابحث button :

Results are in multiple pages.To have all results on a single page edit 10 in browser and replace it with 1000.

After setting 1000 or any big number, results on single page. You can also set exact number based on actual number of results. See below screenshot.

Now 2nd search will have to be done using internet browser since it hasn't highlighted all the results. See this post to see comparison of browser searches at the end for 3 internet browsers. Press Ctrl with f to open browser search box and paste the word in it also.

Now study the results in books 1 by 1 selecting the book you want to study 1st, or book showing most relevant context with the search word 1st, and then next important and so on. e.g. in this search 3rd result selected 1st.

After opening the book page in new tab, again press Ctrl with f, and copy and paste the same word again to get it highlighted.
You can also check previous pages, search same word in it and if found try 1 more previous page and so on till you find the word consecutively in all previous pages and then you can start research on that word from that page. After completing that page, study next page and so on. But before starting study of any page, get the relevant word highlighted.

After studying the search results in 1 book, open new book page in new window and repeat the same process. Then study next important book and so on, till you study the topic in sufficient detail. 

22 September 2014

Search and Study any Arabic word in Lisan al Arab لسان العرب Maqayis al Lughah مقاييس اللغة Al Qamoos ul Muheet القاموس المحيط As Sihah fil Lughah الصّحّاح في اللغة Al Ubab uz Zakhir العباب الزاخر together

The site www.baheth.info has the ability to search and return good search results containing relevant data from the following 5 books, highlighting the searched root or word along with other related words in all the 5 dictionaries:
Lisan al Arab لسان العرب
Maqayis al Lughah مقاييس اللغة
Al Qamoos ul Muheet القاموس المحيط
As Sihah fil Lughah الصّحّاح في اللغة
Al Ubab uz Zakhir العباب الزاخر

Baheth contains alot of advertisements which you must not click. Also the owner of site has made it such that you can not directly link to any root or word. Any link to a root on baheth from external site does not work. All links coming to the site usually end up in same basic page. All search has to be done via searching within the search box.

I had contacted the author to offer freely downloadable version, but no response received. 

Advertisements shown in below screen shots in red box, never click them as these are advertisements. The main useful click-able area is in green box. Click below images to see larger images.
Another advertisement to avoid in below screenshot.

The words related to searched term are highlighted in yellow. In 1st image, I have not shown highlight. But in 2nd image above, you can see words related to فرق highlighted in yellow.

Now, how to effectively search and study words and roots. You can type in roots or words without harkaat using Yamli inbuilt into baheth or you can type in Eiktub without harkaat and copy and paste here. See Typing Arabic Letters in various Tools and Sites using the English equivalent Letters for knowing which English letters you have to type to get corresponding Arabic letters.

Above you can see, I typed frq and yamli automatically suggested various options, I have to click to get my required root فرق searched. Other option is to type in Eiktub and then copy and paste in search box above. After entering the required root or word, type the button ابحث to search. Searching gives 1st highlighted results and returns roots having the related words highlighted in yellow. This is 1st level of highlight, pinpointing possible areas of more interest. Here I have searched فرق but you can make the highlighting even more focused by searching the exact word you want to search e.g. you can search فرقان instead to get more specific and narrower results.

To get another level of highlight to get more focused pinpointing in addition to above فرق related highlighting, see following method. Suppose now you also want to get فرقان highlighted in different color to get 2 levels of highlighted words. Press Ctrl and then also press f while pressing Ctrl button on keyboard i.e. Ctrl+f.
In browsers this will open a search box and within this search box you can paste the required word, after typing on Eiktub or Yamli and then press Enter.
You can use any browser for searching for 2nd level, below methods are shown for 3 browsers from which you can use any or you can use any other browser also.
Opera gave 38 results since it searched regardless of harkaat in baheth data:

Internet Explorer gave 38 results when فرقان was searched, again regardless of harkaat in baheth data. Next and previous buttons have to be pressed to get the term highlighted and see it in context:

Firefox gave 2 results for search without harkaat only since it also takes harkaat into account and to get full results you will have to search and and others. 1st I search فرقان to get 2 results.

Then I search فُرْقان to get 31 more results

Repeat above steps to search other roots and words.

19 September 2014

Quickly Studying any Qur'anic Root, its Derived Words and Concordance in Qur'anic Arabic Corpus

To quickly access and study a Qur'anic root along with its derived words and their concordance on Qur'anic Arabic Corpus directly and quickly. Visit below link:

Write English equivalent of any root you want to study in yellow highlighted portion of browser and press Enter to directly go to the page on Qur'anic Arabic Corpus Dictionary regarding that root giving concordance data for the root along with derived words from the root used in The Qur'an.

See below image giving conversion letters i.e. learn which letter you have to type in English for corresponding Arabic letter. Type the letters without any spaces in between e.g. to study root و ق ي along with all its derived words and their concordance on Qur'anic Arabic Corpus, type wqy , to study ع ص م type ESm and press Enter.

Screenshot from Qur'anic Arabic Corpus site:

If you can't find a root i.e. the word you are trying to study has a different root assigned to it on the site, following 2 methods can be used: 

Method 1:
i. Instead of entire root, type only 1st letter of root
ii. Click the arrow button to open down menu and select the root or word you want to study along with all its occurrences. 
iii. Click Go.

Method 2:
1. If you know the Surah and Ayat number in which the word is used, you can find out the root using below post instructions. 
2. Then use the direct method of pasting entire root equivalent in browser as discussed at the top of this post.

18 September 2014

Typing Arabic Letters in various Tools and Sites using the English equivalent Letters

Find what letter or letters you have to type in English to have the required Arabic Letter typed in various important online sites and tools. Learning these is very important for quickly researching and studying using these sites:

Download PDF from this link :

  • a / A means you can type either a or A to get ا and similarly for remaining letters
  • Baheth uses Yamli which gives a frop down list from which you have to choose the letter. 
  • For searching roots with ه in Arabic Almanac and Mawrid Reader, type the root with a space between each of the letters.
  • Click heading names in PDF to go to the site mentioned in heading.

Tools and Sites covered in this user guide include: 
Arabic Almanac & Mawrid Reader
Qur'anic Arabic Corpus Dictionary

17 September 2014

Quickly access and study any Qur'anic Ayat Word by Word in Qur'anic Arabic Corpus

Using below link you can quickly reach the page of any Qur'anic Ayat for Word by Word Analysis given in Qur'anic Arabic Corpus
To see and study word by word analysis of any Ayat in Qur'anic Arabic Corpus Word by Word, just edit the above yellow highlighted portions. For Surah, edit 3 and enter any number from 1 to 114 for the Surah you want to study. For Ayat, edit 7 and enter any Ayat number you want to study for that Surah and press Enter to study the Word by Word Analysis of that Ayat.

Also see Identifying The Root for an Arabic Word 1 to see further steps when on an Ayat to study any word in further detail

Note: Verification of Qur'anic Arabic Corpus is not yet complete, so use with additional verification.

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This page is for Qur'an Dictionary on Qur'anic Arabic Corpus.