Lesson No. 1 (Introduction)


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    1. 1. Short Course Begin to Understand Qur’an & Salah – The Easy Way Lesson No. 1 (Introduction) www.understandquran.com Make sure you download the fonts sent with the email or visit the website and download them.
    2. 2. جَزَاكُمُ اللهُ خَيْرًا May Allah reward those Who made arrangements to get it delivered or informed you about it. www.understandquran.com
    3. 3. L مُبَارَ ك Congratulations To those who will attend this. Allah made us reach the month of Ramadan And gave a chance to study the Qur’an too. www.understandquran.com
    4. 4. In this lesson… <ul><li>An ayah from Qur’an </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with Qur’an and a simple model to interact with it. </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    5. 5. Clarification of my position Scholars My Position General Public www.understandquran.com
    6. 6. Style <ul><li>This short course is based on modern teaching techniques taken from: </li></ul><ul><li>Brain (Tony Buzan etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Lateral thinking (De Bono) </li></ul><ul><li>Positive thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Effective living (Stephen Covey, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Time and Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Language learning (Latest style of teaching English to foreigners); Word power; etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Review of books published in India, Pak, UK, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching models (interactive, lecturing, …) </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    7. 7. Objectives of the Short Course <ul><li>Convince that Qur’an is easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage to recite Qur’an again and again with understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Help in interacting with the Qur’an (to bring it into our lives) </li></ul><ul><li>To pray Salah effectively </li></ul><ul><li>To generate the team spirit </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    8. 8. What will we study? <ul><li>Surah Al-Fatihah, and last 6 Surahs </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of Salah </li></ul><ul><li>Supplications, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS grammar rules in every session </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    9. 9. How will we study? <ul><li>15 minutes sessions for 27 days </li></ul><ul><li>Each Session will have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qur’an / Hadith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational and motivational tips </li></ul></ul>www.understandquran.com
    10. 10. Our Strategy <ul><li>Through 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) </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    11. 11. Understanding Qur’an vs. Learning Arabic Language 4 Major Differences in our approach www.understandquran.com
    12. 12. No. 1: Smooth Start <ul><li>Start from Salah (Why use any other text, when you want to understand Qur’an)… </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>A common sense approach </li></ul><ul><li>Valid for every Muslim man, woman, old, and young, and even for a child because he is… </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    13. 13. No. 2: Focus on Listening and Reading www.understandquran.com     Language Learning Production Reception - X - Writing - X - Speaking  Reading  Listening Understanding Qur’an
    14. 14. <ul><li>More focus on Vocabulary (just the way a child learns…) </li></ul><ul><li>Less focus on grammar; otherwise if we teach the way shown below, people will run away! </li></ul><ul><li>يُؤمِنُون </li></ul>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 www.understandquran.com
    15. 15. No. 4: More Focus on Sarf <ul><li>In Grammar, we give </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis on Sarf (word construction) </li></ul><ul><li>Less emphasis on Nahw (sentence construction) </li></ul><ul><li>Because: </li></ul><ul><li>We are familiar with the topics of Qur’an; </li></ul><ul><li>We are learning from existing English translations; </li></ul><ul><li>We are learning to repeat the translation, rather than ‘translation’ itself. </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    16. 16. Rules of the Short Course www.understandquran.com
    17. 17. Rules … <ul><li>We will learn with love, smiles, and relaxation. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a thoroughly interactive short course therefore listen attentively, and participate continuously. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen interactively, with your HEART and have faith that Allah will teach you. Don’t doubt about yourself. ( الرحمن علم القرآن ) </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    18. 18. Rules … <ul><li>Remember the gold rule: </li></ul><ul><li>I listen, I forget. </li></ul><ul><li>I see, I remember. </li></ul><ul><li>I practice, I learn. </li></ul><ul><li>I teach, I master (more later) </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    19. 19. Repetition of words in Qur’an <ul><li>كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَا هُ إِلَيْ كَ </li></ul>261 * Repetition in Qur’an Noun (singular + plural forms); Verb (all forms) www.understandquran.com
    20. 20. Today’s Verse www.understandquran.com
    21. 21. Purpose of Revelation <ul><li>كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَا هُ إِلَيْ كَ مُبَارَكٌ </li></ul><ul><li>لِّ يَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِ هِ </li></ul><ul><li>وَلِ يَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ ( ص : 29) </li></ul>382 * 261 * www.understandquran.com DPPR Ask Evaluate Plan Propagate Understand I+G Check
    22. 22. Purpose of Revelation 261 * www.understandquran.com full of blessings; to you (O! Muhammad, pbuh) We have revealed it (It is) a book مُبَارَكٌ إِلَيْكَ أَنزَلْنَا هُ كِتَابٌ DPPR Ask Evaluate Plan Propagate Understand I+G Check
    23. 23. Purpose of Revelation 382 * www.understandquran.com its verses so that they ponder آيَاتِهِ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا and men of understanding receive admonition . وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ ( ص : 29) DPPR Ask Evaluate Plan Propagate Understand I+G Check
    24. 24. Pondering: What & How? <ul><li>You don’t need it while you read a newspaper! </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t read a book of science without pondering at each sentence! </li></ul><ul><li>You can ponder only when you understand! </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    25. 25. Before we ponder, Let us look at Our Relationship with Qur’an <ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Planned </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul>DPPR www.understandquran.com
    26. 26. تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method <ul><li>ASK: Each verse of the Qur’an demands something from us. To fulfill it, start with supplication. </li></ul><ul><li>EVALUATE (your past day or week in the light of that supplication) </li></ul><ul><li>Make a PLAN of the next day / week. </li></ul><ul><li>PROPAGATE the message (The Prophet pbuh said: Convey from me even if it is one verse). </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    27. 27. تدبُّر & تذكُّر : A simple method In the next slide www.understandquran.com DPPR Ask Evaluate Plan Propagate Understand I+G Check
    28. 28. Check! <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Then what is the real area for common people like us? </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>www.understandquran.com Check
    29. 29. Example: تدبُّر + تذكُّر <ul><li>Just Prayer / supplication is not enough. One should evaluate his performance and make plans. </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>The real target of this course is: تدبر + تذكر </li></ul>www.understandquran.com DPPR Ask Evaluate Plan Propagate Understand I+G Check
    30. 30. Rights of the Qur’an <ul><li>Believe in it </li></ul><ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Understand it </li></ul><ul><li>Ponder its verses </li></ul><ul><li>Act upon it </li></ul><ul><li>Spread it </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    31. 31. What have we learnt today? <ul><li>The following words which occur many times in the Qur’an: </li></ul><ul><li>From Qur’an : كتاب، آيات، لِ </li></ul><ul><li>Our relationship with Qur’an and an interaction model. </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    32. 32. From next session, we will have… <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s lesson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text – 6 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar – 6 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational / motivational tip. - 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alhamdulillah, you have started! Don’t give up!! </li></ul>www.understandquran.com
    33. 33. MashaAllah you have started! Don’t give up!! <ul><li>Ramadan is the month of Qur’an – Each day we should get closer to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t fail yourself! Don’t say you don’t have time! Snatch those 15 minutes from your day anyway! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to become the ‘student’ of the Prophet pbuh! </li></ul>سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَكَ اللهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ نَشْهَدُ أَن لاَّ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ www.understandquran.com