Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions -- Lesson 38
Assignments -- So Called
- My so-called assignments are merely doors with clear writing on them telling you what lies behind each door.
- Your job is to open each door and see what lies behind it. And then go into the unknown territory as far as you can navigate, depending on your motivation and your abilities.
- And depending, never lose sight of this, on how far Allah wants to take you.
- If you still, after everything you have seen with your own eyes and heard with your own ears, do not understand that what is happening with us in these sessions is not our doing -- yours or mine -- but Allah’s, then you are wasting your time.
- I do not read or grade your assignments. And that is as it should be. But you need to push forward with your assignments and get as much of each assignment completed as you possibly can.
- A time will come when you will realize, all of a sudden maybe, how much “Arabic Language” you have “learned.”
- I would use a different kind of language. Language like: “How far and wide the windows of your heart and mind have been opened.”
- And language like: “How Allah’s Rahmah and Nur and Lutf came pouring down on you and immersed you and flooded your soul.”
- At a more mundane level, you are expected, and required, to read every word of what I write. It is part of the deal of participating in our Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions.
- And let me repeat what I have said before: Arabic Language is not what you learn by reading a textbook, or attending a so-called “class.” It is a light that Allah shines on your Soul -- Ruh.
- And when your Soul -- your Ruh -- lights up, you know you have arrived. You have received the invitation. And your foot is in the door.
- Once again, use an Arabic-English Dictionary, and other means, to check out every Arabic word I use in my writings.
- If the word I use is part of an Aayat, first go to the Mu’jam and locate the Aayat where the word occurs, then find that aayat in the Mushaf, and then check out any number of English or other language translations you could.
- Remember, all education is self-education. And by following our Method, you are unleashing a Revolution upon yourself.
Read up and analyze and study the following Aayaat (Plural for AAyat) Karimah:
a) Fa-Idha Qara’tal Qur’ana, Fast-‘idh Billahi …
b) Surah Annisaa, Aayat 135: … Qawwaameena Bil Qisti …
c) Surah Al-Maa-idah, Aayat 8: … Qawwameena Lillahi …
Also the following Aayah Karimah:
Surah Aal-Imran: 191: Alladheena Yadhkuroonallaha …
- In a sense, the verbal domain of Arabic Language is woven out of the three letters of Fa, A, and La. That is the basic verb structure. All other verb formats are derived from those three base letters.
- Other verbs are fashioned to match this format.
- Now, study Fa-A-La with the three letters of Alif, Seen and Ta added at the beginning. Examples: Istansara; Istafhama; Istaghfara; Istakbara; Ista’wadha and so on.
- Collect as many verbs of Istaghfara kind above as you possibly can.
- Do not incorporate ideas from other books and “classes” into our Method.