International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Arabic Language Development and Its Teaching in Terengganu, Malaysia: A Historical Perspective
Lazim Omar, Nooraihan Ali, Abdul Wahid Salleh, Mohd Shaiful Bahri Abdullah

Abstract
This paper discusses the development of Arabic language and its teachings in Terengganu, Malaysia. Using secondary data analysis and descriptive technique, the study found that there were several stages taken by the Terengganu authority prior to the formation of religious schools and college for the sake of Muslims in Terengganu. These incuse the teaching of Arabic language and religious teaching in the mosque and pondok (traditional school). Several scholars involved such as Sheikh Abdul Malik, TokkuPaloh and those ulama’ from Southern Thailand.

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