Thursday, May 26, 2011

Basic Quranic Arabic

We have been at it since age six, for some even at four.
For most of us,we have even memorised significant portions of it.
Some even go to great length,learning it's TAJWEED and TAJWEED only in their retirement, until their tongue become permanently 'arabised'.
Malaysian Qari and Qariah even have beaten the Arabs and Iranian at international level Quran reading competitions! [ in Kuala Teganun parlance, 'pahang, setabuk dok ! Seumor hiduk dok pahang ! Dari budok sapa peceng ! ]

But the Quran has failed to empower us in our daily lives.
Our prayers remain cold, meaningless rituals of countless standing,mumbling, rukuk and sujud. At best it remained unanswered. Our 'qalbs' remained cold and impervious
Our lives remain stale and uninspiring.
We have failed to 'internalised' our Book.
We avoid it's easily available 'tafseer' in our language like the lepers.
We are just a nation of parrots.

Let us learn basic classical Arabic. Let us start NOW !

Madina Book 1, Lesson 1

59:40  ....   every time you spend in learning Arabic will  insyaallah be regarded as ibadah...there is 
no dunya here...all about the qur'an and akhirah
2:21:10  ....the qur'an is unique. a most beautiful book. it dictates arabic grammer

Madina Book 1, Lesson 2

Madina Book 1, Lesson 3

Madina Book 1, Lesson 4

Madinah Book 1, Lesson 5

Madinah Book, Lesson 6

Madinah Book , Lesson 7

Madinah Book , Lesson 8

The Madinah Arabic Workbook, click here


dcontrarian said...

Salam. Indeed it would be interesting and perhaps fulfilling to find answers to many present day life questions in the Quran. The biggest Tsunami, earthquakes, middle east turmoil, human greed for power and materialism are looked at or interpreted in a way on Allah knew it. Wonder whether we mere mortal would be able to fully comprehend these findings which have been there since Prophet Muhammad SAW received the first Wahyu.

Pearls and Gem said...

Interesting indeed.

I guess if one are gifted with the fihrasat, some would be more or less straight forward, some would involve 'bizzare' acceptance and reasoning as in the biblical and Quranic story of Nabi Khidr with Prophet Mosses of old when Mosses was puzzled why Khidr 'slit the throats of the kids', or' punctured holes in the fishermen's boats'.And some, it is only G O K.

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humind said...

Insha'Allah Doc, I too will devote my remaining years towards the same course as I beleive you are right in this matter.
I have drifted away from the straight path for the past few years but my heart still feels somthing is missing and after reading you I know what it is.
Thanks again!

Pearls and Gem said...

Salam Shamshul [ Cheeseburgherbuddha] and Humind.

This reminded me of Al Araf, 7 : 23 which is very apt and succinct :

قَالَا رَبَّنَا ظَلَمۡنَآ أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمۡ تَغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَتَرۡحَمۡنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرِينَ (٢٣)
Al-Araf, 7 : 23

They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost!

Historically,the 1st human 'dua', by Nabi Adam and Eve[ Hawa ].

Iblees also do 'dua' around the same time, but a non-repentant and hasadful 'dua' to the effect:
'Sir ! Prolong my life so that myself and my progeny can continue to torment and pull Bani Adam from the Straight Path'.

Both their 'dua' granted. So now here we are, replaying the 'drama' on planet Earth.

The 'philosophers' amongst us will say 'how can it be so bloody simple !?'

At the truest sense, life is so bloody simple and raw :
"Are you with ME or not with ME ?"