Studying Arabic is an opportunity to study both the vast 'classical' and modern literature of Islamic civilization as well as the language and culture
Here are some general resources related to Arabic. These should be a useful introduction, regardless of which Arabic related course you’re interested in and where you might want to study it.
Here are some books you might find useful:
‘In Our Time’ 🔗 🌟 The ‘In Our Time’ podcast series with Melvyn Bragg offers countless interesting podcasts related to Arab and Islamic culture. Such podcasts include ‘Islamic Law and its Origins’ 🔗, ‘Sunni and Shia Islam’ 🔗, ‘The Arab Conquests’ 🔗, ‘Antarah ibn Shaddad’ 🔗 and ‘The Arabian Nights’ 🔗.
Real Arabic 🔗 Learn spoken Arabic with engaging episodes covering culture, history, politics and stories of people from the region. The episodes are in slow, simplified Arabic with helpful English interjections and transcripts available in both languages.
Arabic with Imran Lum 🔗 A range of beginner and intermediate lessons, from basic phrases to conjugation.
Duolingo 🔗 Duolingo offers Arabic if you are a beginner - the main thing is interest in the history/culture and you might want to learn the alphabet just so you feel comfortable.