Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions -- Lesson 45
- There is no better illustration or embodiment of the best written or spoken Arabic Language than the Qur’an.
- This should be Apriori or Analytically true because the Qur’an is Allah’s Spoken Word and Written Book.
- That means, it should be the fundamental Assumption of all those who believe Qur’an is the Word of Allah.
- But when I say Qur’an is the finest and highest example of Arabic Language, written as well as spoken, I am making an empirical assertion that could be subjected to verification by human experience.
- And that also means another thing: There is no way to learn Arabic Language than to use the Qur’an as your Textbook.
And in my experience and judgment, Abdul Baqi’s Al-Mu’jam Al-Mufahras is perhaps the finest and most effective tool to readily access the Aayaat -- plural for Aayat -- of the Qur’an for all those who are not Huffaaz -- plural for Haafiz -- that is, those who have memorized the Qur’an.
May Allah bless Abdul Baqi for bringing the Aayats of the Qur’an within easy reach of all of us.
- So, go to your Hard Copy Mu’jam and find Sheen, Taa, Noon. And study all entries for the words Shaitan and Shayaateen.
- And then do the same for the word Iblees. Don’t forget, Iblees will be in the Mu’jam under Ba, Lam, Seen.
- And do so also for the word Teen. As in Ta, Za. Ta, Ya, Noon. Teen meaning clay or dirt.
- Learn all the Aayats in which these words occur.
- Read and Recite as many of those Aayaat as many times as you can.
- And then watch the fun.
- Reading is from a Script: Qiraa’at.
- Reciting is Reading Aloud: Tilaawat.