Dr. Pasha’s Arabic sessions – Lesson: 39


Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions — Lesson 39

More Assignments — So Called

  1. Go to the Mu’jam and find the entry for Qaaf, Waw, Meem as in Qawum or Qaama.
  1. Read up all entries under Qaaf, Waw, Meem.
  1. The basic three-letter verb is Qaama, which actually was Qawama before it was changed to Qaama.
  1. 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.
  1. Read and recite the entries aloud — as many times as you can.
  1. Then, when you come to IST (Alif, Seen, Ta) being prefixed to Qaama, start studying every individual entry as carefully as you can manage.
  1. Do this with as many of them as you can. 
  1. At this stage, if you want to take a sneak peek at the Aayats on the side, do so.
  1. Also, go to Waw, Kaaf, Laam.
  1. Read up as many entries as you can.
  1. Read them aloud and often.
  1. If you feel it is a drudge, just remind yourself there may be no better Dhikr than what you are doing.
  1. For, all of Qur’an is called Dhikr — not by you or me, but by Allah himself.
  1. 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.
  1. How do we know? Because so says Sayyidina Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.