Arabic interlinear books or other products? Besides

Something like General 2 — L2 Press or HypLern with transliterations. is this exact thing, but 1) the sentences are not split up by phrase, making them not so doable for absolute beginners, 2) the grammar might be different from MSA?, and 3) the vocabulary might be too “useless”.

Is Assimil the best thing?

Anyone? Should I start out with a course book if I don’t recognize the grammar?