Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions — Lesson 39
More Assignments — So Called
- Go to the Mu’jam and find the entry for Qaaf, Waw, Meem as in Qawum or Qaama.
- Read up all entries under Qaaf, Waw, Meem.
- The basic three-letter verb is Qaama, which actually was Qawama before it was changed to Qaama.
- How do we know it was Qawama, and not Qayama, as in Jaa-a? By looking at the Present Tense: Yaqoomu. Otherwise, it would be Yaqeemu, like Yajee-u.
- Read and recite the entries aloud — as many times as you can.
- Then, when you come to IST (Alif, Seen, Ta) being prefixed to Qaama, start studying every individual entry as carefully as you can manage.
- Do this with as many of them as you can.
- At this stage, if you want to take a sneak peek at the Aayats on the side, do so.
- Also, go to Waw, Kaaf, Laam.
- Read up as many entries as you can.
- Read them aloud and often.
- If you feel it is a drudge, just remind yourself there may be no better Dhikr than what you are doing.
- For, all of Qur’an is called Dhikr — not by you or me, but by Allah himself.
- And if you are in the hunt for Thawaab, as Muslims generally are, then know that every letter — that is right, every individual letter — you read is raking up Thawaab for you — in multiples of 10.
- How do we know? Because so says Sayyidina Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.