Mukhtasar al Ma’ani is quite a difficult text to read. Mufti Yusuf describes it as “the book that makes the teachers in the madrasa shiver”. Yet, with the help of Allah, Mufti Yusuf’s Arabic program lays down such a solid foundation in nahw and sarf for students, that they can follow advanced linguistic discussions in difficult texts such as this masterpiece on Balagha. May Allah reward Mufti Yusuf for his efforts and continue to benefit people through his knowledge. I strongly recommend his course to anyone interested in learning classical Arabic: http://www.shariahprogram.ca
In this series of posts, I will, insha Allah, write some summary notes to facilitate learning and understanding of this book for those studying it.