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Short Course Begin to Understand Quran & Salah – The Easy Way Lesson No. 1 (Introduction) Make sure you download the fonts sent with the or visit the website and download them.
جَزَاكُمُ اللهُ خَيْرًا May Allah reward those Who made arrangements to get it delivered or informed you about it.
Lمُبَارَ ك Congratulations To those who will attend this. Allah made us reach the month of Ramadan And gave a chance to study the Quran too.
In this lesson… An ayah from Quran Introduction of the course Relationship with Quran and a simple model to interact with it.
Scholars My Position General Public Clarification of my position
Style This short course is based on modern teaching techniques taken from: Brain (Tony Buzan etc.) Lateral thinking (De Bono) Positive thinking Effective living (Stephen Covey, etc.) Time and Resource Management NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Second Language learning (Latest style of teaching English to foreigners); Word power; etc. Review of books published in India, Pak, UK, USA Teaching models (interactive, lecturing, …)
Objectives of the Short Course 1. Convince that Quran is easy to learn 2. Encourage to recite Quran again and again with understanding 3. Help in interacting with the Quran (to bring it into our lives) 4. To pray Salah effectively 5. To generate the team spirit
What will we study? Surah Al-Fatihah, and last 6 Surahs Parts of Salah Supplications, etc. PLUS grammar rules in every session
How will we study? 15 minutes sessions for 27 days Each Session will have: Quran / Hadith Quran / Hadith Grammar Grammar Educational and motivational tips Educational and motivational tips
Our Strategy Through these common recitations, we will learn almost 100 words that occur in the Quran almost 40,000 times (50% of the words of the Quran)
Understanding Quran vs. Learning Arabic Language 4 Major Differences in our approach
No. 1: Smooth Start Start from Salah (Why use any other text, when you want to understand Quran)… 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 approach Valid for every Muslim man, woman, old, and young, and even for a child because he is…
No. 2: Focus on Listening and Reading Language Learning Understanding Quran ReceptionListening Reading ProductionSpeaking - X - - X - Writing - X -
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! يُؤمِنُون يُؤمِنُون No. 3: More Focus on Vocabulary غائب، جمع، مذكر، مهموز، باب إفعال فعل مضارع مرفوع بثبوت النون لأنه من الأفعال الخمسة، والواؤ ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل
No. 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 Quran; We are familiar with the topics of Quran; We are learning from existing English translations; We are learning from existing English translations; We are learning to repeat the translation, rather than translation itself. We are learning to repeat the translation, rather than translation itself.
Rules of the Short Course
Rules … 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. Dont doubt about yourself. ( الرحمن علم القرآن )
Rules … Remember the gold rule: I listen, I forget. I listen, I forget. I see, I remember. I see, I remember. I practice, I learn. I practice, I learn. I teach, I master (more later) I teach, I master (more later)
Repetition of words in Quran كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ 261 * Repetition in Quran Noun (singular + plural forms); Verb (all forms)
Purpose of Revelation 261 * كِتَابٌأَنزَلْنَاهُإِلَيْكَمُبَارَكٌ (It is) a bookWe have revealed it to you (O! Muhammad, pbuh) full of blessings;
Purpose of Revelation لِّيَدَّبَّرُواآيَاتِهِ so that they ponderits verses وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ ( ص : 29) and men of understanding receive admonition. 382 *
Pondering: What & How? You dont need it while you read a newspaper! You cant read a book of science without pondering at each sentence! You can ponder only when you understand!
Before we ponder, Let us look at Our Relationship with Quran DirectPersonalPlannedRelevant DPPR
تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method ASK: Each verse of the Quran 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).
تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method In the next slide
Check! 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. Check
Example: تدبُّر + تذكُّر Just 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 +تذكر
Rights of the Quran Believe in it Believe in it Read it Read it Understand it Understand it Ponder its verses Ponder its verses Act upon it Act upon it Spread it Spread it
What have we learnt today? The following words which occur many times in the Qur an: From Qur an: كتاب، آيات، لِ Our relationship with Qur an and an interaction model.
From next session, we will have… 1. Introduction 2. Todays lesson Text – 6 min.Text – 6 min. Grammar – 6 min.Grammar – 6 min. Educational / motivational tip. - 2Educational / motivational tip. - 2 Alhamdulillah, you have started! Dont give up!!
MashaAllah you have started! Dont give up!! 1. Ramadan is the month of Quran – Each day we should get closer to it. 2. Dont fail yourself! Dont say you dont have time! Snatch those 15 minutes from your day anyway! 3. Dont forget to become the student of the Prophet pbuh! سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَكَ اللهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ نَشْهَدُ أَن لاَّ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ