Ongoing Syllabus for Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions
There is not a game in this world that is played without a set of rules.
Referees and umpires are appointed to monitor and enforce the rules. Those who disregard rules and norms are yanked out of the playing field. And thrown out of the team.
The only people who seem to relish disregarding rules appear to be Muslims. That in part is the reason for the chaos that prevails in much of the Muslim World.
Rule Number One in Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Sessions is anyone and everyone from any background, religion, race or nationality is welcome. No questions asked.
But whoever comes in must observe the basic etiquette called Adab.
- Identify yourself completely and fully as you come in.
- Make some appropriate noises and gestures of appearing to recognize and acknowledge the “Teacher.”
- And of paying and showing something called respect. In Muslim languages and cultures, it is known as Adab.
- Then settle down very quickly.
- If men, stay on screen where “Teacher” can see and interact with you ALL THE TIME.
- If women, speak as you can and as you have to, so “Teacher” would know you are connecting and involved.
- Do NOT post your still pictures on the screen.
- Read every word of everything that is posted and follow instructions.
- Do not talk to each other, including children. If children are making noise, let them.
- Remember, Muslim problem is not so much their Aqeedah and Iman, but their Character and Behavior, even though they may all be interrelated.