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  1. 1. Challenges & Solutions to Understand Al-Qur’an Dr.Abdulazeez Abdulraheem www.understandquran.com In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
  2. 2. If we fail to plan, we plan to fail ! <ul><li>Therefore, </li></ul><ul><li>First, UNDERSTAND the Task. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, make the PLAN. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, DU’AA ! Supplicate Allah to make the task easy. </li></ul><ul><li>And, START the Task. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(If you walk towards Him, Allah will come to you running!!) - Hadeeth </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. For Understanding Al-Qur'an <ul><li>First get to know… </li></ul><ul><li>How many words are there? </li></ul><ul><li>How fast can the human brain learn new words? </li></ul><ul><li>How many days will it take? </li></ul>
  4. 4. In the MUSHAF from Madinah, (or the one used by those who memorize the Qur’an) <ul><li>Words per Line 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Lines per page 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Words in every page 130 </li></ul><ul><li>Pages in the Mus-haf 600 </li></ul><ul><li>Words in the Mus-haf (130 x 600) 78,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Non-repeated Words 17,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Unique words (after learning صرف ) 4,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Root words 1,850 </li></ul><ul><li>On an average, each root word occurs in 2 to 3 derived word forms. For example, عَلِمَ، عَلَّمَ، عَلاَّم </li></ul>Approximately
  5. 5. قرآن – ھُدًي لّلنّاس (Al-Qur'an is a guidance for Mankind) <ul><li>Allah says, “Verily We have made Al-Qur'an EASY to understand and remember” </li></ul><ul><li>So the suggestion that “Al-Qur'an is difficult” is from shaitan! Even in your thoughts, NEVER agree with it and NEVER say it. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we want to contradict what Allah says in the Qur’an? (May Allah forbid us!) </li></ul>
  6. 6. قرآن – ھُدًي لّلنّاس (Qur’aan is a guidance for Mankind) <ul><li>Allah has made His Al-Qur'an easy for us in many wonderful ways. For example,… </li></ul><ul><li>The words related to just the ones in the opening Surah Fatihah ( which is recited everyday atleast 25 times in our Salaah ) are found repeated in 7500 places in the whole Al-Qur'an! </li></ul>
  7. 7. قرآن – ھُدًي لّلنّاس (Qur’aan is a guidance for Mankind) <ul><li>100 words (and their derivatives) from the essential recitations we use in our daily salaah </li></ul><ul><li>– the Surah Fatiha, 6 often used small surahs, the usual dhikr words and 4 usual du’aas </li></ul><ul><li>are found 40,000 times in the Qur’aan. </li></ul><ul><li>This means 50% of the words in the Qur’aan are from our DAILY Salaah, dhikr and duaas !!! </li></ul><ul><li>That is the content of our Short Course-1 </li></ul><ul><li>(www.understandquran.com) </li></ul>
  8. 8. قرآن – ھُدًي لّلنّاس (Qur’aan is a guidance for Mankind) <ul><li>Additional Recitations </li></ul><ul><li>- 12 Last Surahs </li></ul><ul><li>- 25 Du’aas </li></ul><ul><li>Learnt Basic Words (from 2 courses) : 250 </li></ul><ul><li>Occurrences in Al-Qur'an : 55,000 </li></ul><ul><li>That is the content of our Short Course -2 (to be released soon, inshaAllah) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Unfamiliar/New words found in Al-Qur'an After the 2 Short Courses <ul><li>Juz’u / Paarah 1 : 20 per page </li></ul><ul><li>Juz’u / Paarah 2 to 5 : 12 per page </li></ul><ul><li>Juz’u / Paarah 6 to 28 : 6 per page </li></ul><ul><li>Juz’u / Paarah 29 to 30 : 12 per page </li></ul>
  10. 10. Unfamiliar/New words found in Al-Qur'an After the 2 Short Courses 20 12 6 12
  11. 11. Repetition / Reinforcement Opportunity on Every Page of Al-Qur'an ! <ul><li>New Words per page : 20 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL words per page : 130 </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated words : 110 </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, each page ensure enough revision of the words that have learnt earlier!!! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Human Brain Capacity??? <ul><li>New Words memorizable per Day : 15 </li></ul><ul><li>The Secret of this Capacity : Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition ensures that the learnt words get stored in the PERMANENT MEMORY of the brain </li></ul>
  13. 13. If you want to learn Al-Qur'an, the Decision is YOURS! <ul><li>For daily 15 Minutes in the morning, read Surah and its Tafseer </li></ul><ul><li>After that, for JUST 2 Minutes each at the following times: </li></ul><ul><li>- Before starting your work in the morning session </li></ul><ul><li>- Before starting your work in the afternoon session </li></ul><ul><li>- In the evening </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatively, </li></ul><ul><li>Before OR after every Salaah </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Problem is NOT Time or Effort, It is just your Attitude , your Thought! <ul><li>Make it a Part of your Daily Routine Life. </li></ul><ul><li>Like you eat 3 times and drink water 5-6 times. </li></ul><ul><li>When you want to memorize the meaning of new words, follow the Sunnah of Allah (for memorizing… because that is the way He designed the brain). </li></ul><ul><li>For this, adopt 2 main aids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary sheets & Posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends (to help you and team up with) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. A Final Appeal <ul><li>To understand Al-Qur’an, you need 200 Hours! </li></ul><ul><li>( 20 hours for the 2 short courses + 6 hours for each of the 30 Juz’u/Paarah) </li></ul><ul><li>Start A.S.A.P. ( A s S oon A s P ossible) </li></ul><ul><li>When you have any way decided to learn, </li></ul><ul><li> Why Delay? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Du’aa ! <ul><li>May Allah (Sub-hanahu wa Ta-’aalah) </li></ul><ul><li>Give us the Thoufeeq to </li></ul><ul><li>Read Al-Qur'an </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Al-Qur'an </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect/Contemplate upon Al-Qur'an </li></ul><ul><li>Implement / Act upon Al-Qur'an </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the learning and the message of Al-Qur'an </li></ul><ul><li>(Aameen!) </li></ul>