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Part 1 and
What is your relationship with the Qur’an?
NOTE TO TEACHER Ask students what they think the Qur’an is – if u are taking this class after “Introduction to the Qur’an” classes, the discussion will be very interesting. take plenty of time to discuss their perception of the Qur’an as well as their relationship with it.
MUST we engage with the Qur’an?
The Qur’an guides us to the specific ingredients of a pure heart
Firm Belief ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ … This is the Book (the Qur’an), in it there is no doubt (Surah Al Baqarah 2: Verse 2)
1. Qur’an is the word of Allah
2. Message of Qur’an is about ME and for ME
لَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ كِتَابًا فِيهِ ذِكْرُكُمْ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ Indeed We have sent down for you ( O mankind) a book (The Qur’an) in which there is your reminder. Will you not then understand? (Surah Al Anbiyah 21: Verse 10)
3. For me, Message of Qur’an is ….
What is it in the Qur’an that is “relevant” and “urgent” for ME? Every statement Every piece of knowledge Every dialogue Every story Every character Every promise Every warning Every commandment Every prohibition
HOW do I engage with the Qur’an?
وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ And indeed We have made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember; then is there any one that will remember? [Surah Al Qamar 54: Verse 17]
How often to read? Consider a day incomplete without spending some time with the Qur’an Read regularly even if it is a small portion
…فَاقْرَؤُوا مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ… …So, recite you of the Qur’an as much as may be easy for you… (Surah Al Muzzammil 73: Verse 20)
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Allah likes things which are done regularly, even if little.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
How much to read?
When to read? No time of the day or night is unsuitable
Ideal time is In salah at night before or after Fajr and Isha at dawn before going to bed
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “One who is skilled in reading the Qur’an is with the noble, virtuous angels who bring down the revelation; one who falters while reading it and finds it hard to read correctly, will have a double reward.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
اعوذباللہمنالشیطنالرجیم Seek Allah’s protection before reading I seek refuge with you from Shaytan the accursed
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم With name (of) Allah The Most Merciful, The Always Merciful Begin with His name
We can’t imagine our dear friends speaking a language we don’t understand
Bonjour. Si’l vous plait Mademoiselle, C’est pour vous Hello. Please Miss, this is for you C’est mon amie This is my friend
Habla usted inglez si Do you speak English? Yes?
نقش فریادی ہے کس کی شوخئ تحریر کا کاغذی ہے پیرہن ہر پیکر تصویر کا
How long will a relationship last with a language barrier?
Levels of “Understanding” Understand Arabic Qur’an Read Translation Study explanation of chapters & verses Read Explanation
Part 1 and
Read the translation of the Qur’an
Learn word for word translation of the Qur’an
Study Explanation of the Qur’an
Listen attentively when the Qur’an is being recited “When the Qur’an is read, listen attentively, and fall silent, so that you may be blessed with mercy.” [Surah al A’raf 7: Versse 204]
Your position in Paradise is determined by the amount of Qur’an you memorize in this life! ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-’Aas (ra) heard the Prophet (pbuh) saying: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an: Read and elevate (through the levels of the Paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were in the duniya! For verily, your position in the Paradise will be at the last verse you recite!” [Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhi] Memorize the Qur’an as much as possible
By LIVING the Qur’an
Food for thought
... We carried it around in our purses or pockets?
... We'd go back to get it if we forgot it?
... We flipped through it several times a day?
... We used it to receive messages from the text?
... We treated it like we couldn't live without it?
... We gave it as gifts?
... We used it in cases of emergencies?
"It is by chance we met... By choice we became friends."
Make du’a to increase your knowledge رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
O Allah, I am Your slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of your female slave. My forehead is in Your Hand (i.e. you have control over me). Your Judgment upon me is assured and Your Decree concerning me is just. I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You, to make the Qur'an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress. [Ahmad]