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1Understand Qur’an & Salah – The Easy Way Lesson No. 1 (Introduction) Short CourseBegin toUnderstand Qur’an & Salah – The Easy WayLesson No. 1 (Introduction)Make sure you download the fonts sent with the or visit the website and download them.
2جَزَاكُمُ اللهُ خَيْرًا May Allah reward thoseWho made arrangements to get it delivered or informed you about it.
3Lمُبَارَ ك Congratulations To those who will attend this. Allah made us reach the month of RamadanAnd gave a chance to study the Qur’an too.Allah has chosen you out of the thousands that are out there. Thank Allah for this tremendous blessing by learning with full attention and interaction.You have already come walking towards Allah. Now He will come running towards you (as in Hadith). InshaAllah, you will continue in this journey till the end.
4In this lesson… An ayah from Qur’an Introduction of the course Relationship with Qur’an and a simple model to interact with it.With intention, Du’aa, and then support of Allah… NO PROBLEM INSHA-ALLAH.
5Clarification of my position ScholarsMy PositionThe only thing that I have added is new teaching styles based on modern research.General Public
6StyleThis short course is based on modern teaching techniques taken from:Brain (Tony Buzan etc.)Lateral thinking (De Bono)Positive thinkingEffective living (Stephen Covey, etc.)Time and Resource ManagementNLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming)Second Language learning (Latest style of teaching English to foreigners); Word power; etc.Review of books published in India, Pak, UK, USATeaching models (interactive, lecturing, …)Use your head, use your memory, Mind maps;Six thinking hats, Six action shoes, Leteral thinking, Serious creativity, Teach your child how to think.Don’t forget, Memory techniques?7 Habits of highly effective people, families, teens; 8th habit; First thing First, Principle-Centered leadershipDiploma course from a certified trainer.One minute manager, one minute dad
7Objectives of the Short Course Convince that Qur’an is easy to learnEncourage to recite Qur’an again and again with understandingHelp in interacting with the Qur’an (to bring it into our lives)To pray Salah effectivelyTo generate the team spirit
8What will we study? Surah Al-Fatihah, and last 6 Surahs Parts of Salah Supplications, etc.PLUS grammar rules in every session
9How will we study? 15 minutes sessions for 27 days Each Session will have:Qur’an / HadithGrammarEducational and motivational tips
10Our StrategyThrough these common recitations, we will learn almost 100 words that occur in the Qur’an almost 40,000 times (50% of the words of the Qur’an)
11Understanding Qur’an vs. Learning Arabic Language 4 Major Differences in our approach
12No. 1: Smooth StartStart from Salah (Why use any other text, when you want to understand Qur’an)…If I want to teach you french and if I know that you speak something in french for 1 hour, I will say: Let us learn that first!A common sense approachValid for every Muslim man, woman, old, and young, and even for a child because he is…Before we proceed, let us be clear about the difference between UQ and learning a language. Any language has two dimensions: Reception and Production. Our focus in on reception only. This reduces unnecessary stress on our brain as far as UQ is concerned. Remember! We want to learn it the easiest way. This is the first difference.
13No. 2: Focus on Listening and Reading Language LearningUnderstanding Qur’anReceptionListeningReadingProductionSpeaking- X -Writing
14No. 3: More Focus on Vocabulary More focus on Vocabulary (just the way a child learns…)Less focus on grammar; otherwise if we teach the way shown below, people will run away!يُؤمِنُونغائب، جمع، مذكر، مهموز،باب إفعال2nd Difference: We focus more on vocabulary and much less on grammar, even though we know it. For example:… But if I teach it this way, people will run away within a couple of sessions.فعل مضارع مرفوع بثبوت النون لأنه من الأفعال الخمسة، والواؤ ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل
15No. 4: More Focus on Sarf In Grammar, we give More emphasis on Sarf (word construction)Less emphasis on Nahw (sentence construction)Because:We are familiar with the topics of Qur’an;We are learning from existing English translations;We are learning to repeat the translation, rather than ‘translation’ itself.
17Rules … We will learn with love, smiles, and relaxation. This is a thoroughly interactive short course therefore listen attentively, and participate continuously.Listen interactively, with your HEART and have faith that Allah will teach you. Don’t doubt about yourself. (الرحمن علم القرآن)
18I teach, I master (more later) Rules …Remember the gold rule:I listen, I forget.I see, I remember.I practice, I learn.I teach, I master (more later)
19Repetition of words in Qur’an Noun (singular + plural forms);Verb (all forms)Repetition in Qur’an261*كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ
21كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ Purpose of RevelationDPPRAskEvaluatePlanPropagateUnderstandI+GCheck261*كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌلِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِوَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ (ص: 29)382*Just remember two words: Kitab (kutub) and ayat (aayaat). You don’t have to remember the meanings of other words at this time.
22to you (O! Muhammad, pbuh) Purpose of RevelationDPPRAskEvaluatePlanPropagateUnderstandI+GCheck261*كِتَابٌأَنزَلْنَاهُإِلَيْكَمُبَارَكٌ(It is) a bookWe have revealed itto you (O! Muhammad, pbuh)full of blessings;Just remember two words: Kitab (kutub) and ayat (aayaat). You don’t have to remember the meanings of other words at this time.
23وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ (ص: 29) Purpose of RevelationDPPRAskEvaluatePlanPropagateUnderstandI+GCheck382*لِّيَدَّبَّرُواآيَاتِهِso that they ponderits versesوَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ (ص: 29)and men of understanding receive admonition.Just remember two words: Kitab (kutub) and ayat (aayaat). You don’t have to remember the meanings of other words at this time.
24Pondering: What & How? You don’t need it while you read a newspaper! You can’t read a book of science without pondering at each sentence!You can ponder only when you understand!You can not read a book of science like the way you read a newspaper. You need tadabbur at every step. To go deep into the meanings (‘common man areas’) to the extent one can afford. That is called Tadabbur.In spite of the clear mentioning by Allah, we don’t even bother to understand.
25Before we ponder, Let us look at Our Relationship with Qur’an DPPRDirectPersonalPlannedRelevantDirect: For you; it is not Imam reciting or reading the book written by someonePlanned: Before even you were born; it is not randomPersonal: For youRelevant: For today
26تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method ASK: Each verse of the Qur’an demands something from us. To fulfill it, start with supplication.EVALUATE (your past day or week in the light of that supplication)Make a PLAN of the next day / week.PROPAGATE the message (The Prophet pbuh said: Convey from me even if it is one verse).You know tadabbur. Now comes tazakkur. This is to relate it with day-to-day life.How can we do that? Here is a simple approach. (There can be other ways too).Try to extract a du’aa from the verse! Why? (i) Each verse has a message on which we have to act. And that act can be started with du’aa.(ii) Sahabah always looked their interest every piece of information. What can I get in it. Example: The Prophet once said: “there are seventy thousand who shall enter Jannah without being taken to account or torment." He also said: They are those who do not make Ruqyah nor seek it, nor perceive omens but keep trust in their Rubb (Allah).'' On this 'Ukashah bin Mihsan stood up and asked: "Pray to Allah to make me one of them.'' The Prophet (PBUH) said, "You are one of them.'' Then another man stood up and asked the same thing. The Prophet (PBUH) answered, "'Ukashah has surpassed you".
27تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method DPPRAskEvaluatePlanPropagateUnderstandI+GCheckAfter making du’aa, one should check what he did yesterday / last week.And then make plans (if you fail to plan, you plan to fail) for tomorrow.These should be individual as well as collective.And then convey it to others.In the next slide
28Check!When it comes to group or Fiqh issues or any new idea, then please check with scholars before you mention it to others or implement it.Then what is the real area for common people like us?Relationship with Allah, Following the Prophet pbuh, planning for the hereafter, Zikr, Worship, Morals, Dealings, Dawah, Preaching and Propagation, Ordering good and Stopping evil, Team spirit etc.CheckYou can surely think about solution to bigger issues but make sure to check with scholars before telling them to anyone or before acting upon them.
29Example: تدبُّر + تذكُّر DPPRAskEvaluatePlanPropagateUnderstandI+GCheckJust Prayer / supplication is not enough. One should evaluate his performance and make plans.Example: Do you think a student who just asks Allah to help him succeed is sincere if he does not follow it up with studies?The real target of this course is: تدبر +تذكرAn’amta alaihim: Ambiyaa, siddiqeen,shuhadaa, saliheen;Top: our Prophet pbuh; His path? Practice, Preach, and Organize, and implement (what he can). So, our du’aa should be to ask Allah to help us do them.And then start doing them. If we don’t do this, then our duaa is NOT SERIOUS! (Example: Job seeker who just makes du’aa but does not go out to seek job.)
30Rights of the Qur’an Believe in it Read it Understand it Ponder its versesAct upon itSpread it
31What have we learnt today? The following words which occur many times in the Qur’an:From Qur’an : كتاب، آيات، لِOur relationship with Qur’an and an interaction model.With intention, Du’aa, and then support of Allah… NO PROBLEM INSHA-ALLAH.
32From next session, we will have… IntroductionToday’s lessonText – 6 min.Grammar – 6 min.Educational / motivational tip. - 2Alhamdulillah, you have started! Don’t give up!!
33MashaAllah you have started! Don’t give up!! Ramadan is the month of Qur’an – Each day we should get closer to it.Don’t fail yourself! Don’t say you don’t have time! Snatch those 15 minutes from your day anyway!Don’t forget to become the ‘student’ of the Prophet pbuh!سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَكَ اللهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَنَشْهَدُ أَن لاَّ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ