Parents’ Attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level: Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu (Published)
The study investigated Parents’ attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu. The Study became necessary due to the fact that despite the significance of Arabic Studies at the University level still the number of candidates applying to read B.A Arabic Programme is very low compared to other Fields. Most of those candidates were not given the desired encouragement by some Parents and Guardians to study the course at the University level because they consider the course as “UNPROFESSIONAL”. According to some Parents and Guardians if their children specialized in the field they may not get white collar jobs after graduation. In the procedure of investigation, thirty (30) items were presented in the sets of questionnaire to Parents and Guardians. Stratified random sampling was used as tool for data collection. This sample is from Parents and Guardians residing in the three selected Local Government Councils of the three senatorial zones of Yobe State. One thousand (1000) questionnaire were distributed. Three hundred and fifty questionnaire were received out of which one hundred (100) responses were randomly selected. The percentage technique of data analysis was used to analyse the data and the final results were presented in tables. The findings revealed that most Parents and Guardians have negative attitude towards allowing their children study B.A Arabic at University level due to fear of inability to secure white collar jobs after University graduation.
Citation: Muhammad Alhaji Maidugu (2021) Parents’ Attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level: Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.9, No.8, pp.11-22
Sanctity of Arabic as the Language of the Holy Qurʼān (In the Light of the Theory of “Meaning and Significance to Naṣr ʼabu Zayd” And Issue of “Creation of Qurʼān” to Muʻtazila (Published)
Arabic language has a long history. It is taught now everywhere in the Arab world and outside, and learnt by Arabs and non-Arabs, even Muslims and non-Muslims, here we believe in the truth of the words of Muḥammad the Prophet: “Arabic is not by the father and mother (i.e. by the birth), who talks in Arabic is an Arab.” Arab is the one takes Arabic as a means to express his conscience. This is the secret of the spread of Arabic and its immortality. It spread in the east, such as Persia, Iraq, and North African countries such as Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, Algeria and the Morocco. Such as Turkey and some other countries in Minor Asia. It also lived centuries in the West such as Andalusia, Spain, Granada and the scientific centers in Europe. These countries mentioned above did not have any link of association with the Arabian Peninsula before Islam, but they became Arab having an Arab-Islamic nature after they converted to Islam and studied the language of its laws in Arabic and adopted the language of this religion as a means to express their Arab and Islamic identity. The situation has not changed so far. It is learnt by everyone who wants to study Islam, its sciences and its sources of legislation in Arabic, whether he is an Arab Muslim or someone else. There is no doubt that Arabic had studied and still being studied in the East and West because of its religious sanctity. Arabic has its internationality by the global message of Islam that will be remained Until the Day of Resurrection. We study Arabic outside the Arab countries for the sanctity of its message and its lofty goals, because the course of understanding the religion is as much as the knowledge of Arabic.