Alastu biRabikum? [ Am I not your Lord? ]
Qaloo, bala shahidna [ Yea, verily. We testify. ]
"Am I not your Lord? They said: Yea, verily. We testify. (That was) lest ye should say at the Day of Resurrection: Lo! of this we were unaware; "( al-A'raf : 172)
On 25/02/2013, at 8:15, Nik Isahak Wan Abdullah <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
At the opening session of our Sunday night arab class in USJ last week our Algerian born tutor, Mr Bahaeedine Muhammad who is English and French-speaking tutor said this:
"Consider this as a 'fardu' of sort since your learning Arabic is part of your ' religious dutyand since you are Muslim, Arabic is your language, you are coming home!"......This is my third class after prematurely dropping out from the last two in a period of 10 years.Insyaallah I will stick this time. I am learning 'my language'.Additionally at 60, it will help keep my trillions of brain neurons together.It is easy for neurons to just disappear from lack of usage at this age.In medical parlance we call it 'disuse atrophy'. CT scan of people above 70 generally show smaller brains due to'cerebral shrinkage'. Exercise them, say by learning new skills like picking up a new language. This is akin to 'cerebral gymnastic'.
Remember: there are more than 200 ways of describing a lion in Arabic!
ps : nadzru my 'arab' friend , i can almost hear him chuckling in the background.
He feels people should take up Arabic for the 'culture' etc and etc. Taking up Arabic forthis chap can sell sand to the libyans....that is how good his Arabic is !
the religion is plain " pathetic".
I am not at all surprised....he can sell sand to the Libyans..that is how good he is!
From Tasnim, who wrote in,
Whoever u r..thanks for this short inspiring notes..it has surely drive me to attend this class..hope its not too late as missing the fist few basic ones is definitely a loss....anyway..insha'allah to attend the next one..
Thanks shima and also Dr Nik Isahak..
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Puan Husna of Ampang wrote in:
From Nadzru Azahari, 'The Arabist', who wrote in:
Dear Nik Hawk, friends, Romans and countrymen;
I wish you all the best in your arabic language class and I hope you are enjoying it very much.
Very soon Nik Hawk will be saying, ' as-sakt ad-damghi min ajl ad-dakh dam al-aali al-mu'aqata - stroke due to momentary high blood pressure. He will also remark, ' aj-jaltan amama al-mafraq ghaira saaleh bish-shurayyan AVM' - a clot before a poor AVM junction. Then he will repeat the usage in a different context, ' al-hukuma al-mu'aqata qabla al-istifta' ' - a temporary goverment before a referendum. Then he will say, ' al-wadh'iya fi mafraq al- nadzariyat as-siyasiya' - the position before a junction separating political thoughts. The word ' sharayan' to Nik Hawk can refer to a vascular system or a political consensus building access network.
At that time we will confer him with a 'Kelas Dewasa' KEMAS certificate in arabic!
All the best and May Allah bless you all. I am very proud indeed of your efforts.
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