The relative Pronoun “who” is written as “الذي” in the Arabic language. This, like the demonstrative pronoun, has the feminine, the masculine, the dual and the plural forms. Here are some examples of sentences illustrating the use of the singular masculine and feminine forms: EXERCISE Translate the following sentences to Arabic: The apple on the table belongs to the Khaalid The cow in the garden is for the farmer The teacher who came out of the mosque now is a new...
Master Tajweed for a Profound Spiritual Connection Quran is the holy book of Islam, revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over 23 years. It is not only a source of guidance and wisdom but also a means of connecting with Allah. One of the key aspects of understanding and reciting the Quran correctly is Tajweed, the set of rules that govern the pronunciation and recitation of the Quran. Quran learning online and/or offline with Tajweed can unlock the beauty of the Quran and deepen our spiritual connection with Allah.This article will delve into the importance of Tajweed, the benefits of embarking on a Tajweed journey, the techniques and strategies to master the art and how it can deepen our spiritual connection with Allaah and help us embrace the true essence of the Quran. Read on to unlock the secrets of Tajweed and embark on ajourney that will deepen your spiritual connection with thesacred text. Table of Content WHAT IS TAJWEED AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Importance of Tajweed Techniques and Strategies Benefits of Tajweed Conclusion Definition of Tajweed To fully grasp the profound impart of Tajweed on Quranic recitation, it is essential to understand what Tajweed is and why it holds such significance. Tajweed is the set of rules and principles that govern the proper pronunciation and articulation of the letters and words in the Qur’an. It...Read More
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VERBS CONJUGATION IN ARABIC Developing a thorough understanding of Arabic verbs is essential for constructing precise and accurate Arabic statements. In this article, I will provide you with a comprehensive guide to expedite your verb conjugation in Arabic . A verbal sentence ( جُمْلَةٌ فِعْلِيَّةٌ) as I explained to you in a previous post is a sentence which begins with a verb. These Arabic verbs are divided into three and they are: الْفِعْلُ الْمَاضِي الْفِعْل الْمُضَارِعُ الْفِعْلُ الْأَمْرُ The first, which is the basic, is called الْفِعْلُ الْمَاضِي. مَاضِي means past. Most of these past verb tenses have only three letters which are called radicals. The first radical is called Faau-l-f’il (فَاءُ الْفِعْل) while ‘Ain-f’il (عَينُ الْفِعْل)comes at the middle and lastly the letter Lam is the third radical of the three-lettered verbs(لَامُ الْفِعْل) The second form is الْفِعْل الْمُضَارِعُ. This is used for both the present and the future tenses but Mudori’ actually means present. For the الْفِعْل الْمُضَارِعُ to be formed from the الْفِعْلُ الْمَاضِي, one from these four letters (Alif-Hamza, Nun, Taa, or Yaa[أَ, ن, ي, ت] must be prefixed to the verb. For example, يَكْتُبُ which means he writes is formed from Kataba(كَتَبَ) with the prefix of Yaa. The third type of the Arabic verb is الْفِعْلُ الْأَمْرُ. This means the imperative tense. An example is اُكْتُبْ. CLASSIFICATION OF THE TRILITERAL...Read More
Learning the Qur’an and teaching it to others (the kids inclusive) is highly encouraged by the Prophet as stated in this hadith: “ خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ ”. Narrated ‘Uthman:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”Sahih al-Bukhari 5027In-book reference: Book 66, Hadith 49 Based on my experience with my kids, I can proffer the following tips for learning the Qur’an and teaching others: Take It Is An Act of Worship Whether you learn the Qur’an online yourself or offline, it’s an act of worship. There are several ahadith on the benefits of learning the Quran. One of them is this: Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”[Muslim]. As regards teaching the kids too, it’s an emulation of the prophet and thus an act of worship as it was narrated Said bin Jubair: Those Suras which you people call the Mufassal, are the Muhkam. And Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Allah’s Apostle died when I was a boy of ten years, and I had learnt the Muhkam (of the Qur’an).” ( Sahih Bukhari bk 66, hadith 58 Al-Mufassal are defined as the short soorahs of the Qur’aan which have many breaks between them,...Read More
Learn Surah Al fatiha with the Meanings It’s incumbent on a Qur’an learning beginner to have a comprehensive understanding of surah Al fatiah because it’s one of the conditions for the correctness of Salah – the prayer. Hence this will enhance the required concentration on Salah. Period of Revelation It’s revealed from authentic narrations that it was the first complete Surah which was revealed to Muhammad (Allah’s peace be upon him). The features of the chapter as well confirms that it’s a Meccan Surah. Virtues and names of Surah al-fatiah From the names of this chapter are,: Al-Fatihah means the Opener (from the verb فتح – to open) because (1) it is the first chapter of the Qur’an and (2) it’s the Surah with which prayers are begun.It is also called, Umm Al-Kitab (the Mother of the Book), according to the majority of the scholars. In an authentic Hadith recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it Sahih, Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said, الْحَمْدُ للهِ رَبَ الْعَالَمِينَ أُمُّ الْقُرْآنِ وَأُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَالسَّبْعُ الْمَثَانِي وَالْقُرْآنُ الْعَظِيمُ Al-Hamdu lillahi Rabbil-`Alamin is the Mother of the Qur’an, the Mother of the Book, and the seven repeated Ayat of the Glorious Qur’an. It’s called the Salah, because reciting it is one of pillars of the prayers It is also called Al-Hamd because the Prophet said that his Lord said, قَسَمْتُ الصَّلَاةَ...Read More
Learn Surah al-Humazah with Tajweed Online Qur’an reading is a modern way of worship which deploys the power of information technology. A Muslim reads and learns the Qur’an to strengthen his bond with his creator from the Aqeedah aspect of it. He reforms his character with the ethical part, while the legal content of the Qur’an teaches the conditions for the acceptance and nullification of daily and occasional activities such as trade, marriage, jihad e.t.c Suratul Humazah (Quran 104) is one of those chapters that deal with the reformation of the human character. I have chosen to write a short explanation of this chapter from the grammatical aspect because of the social stratification that is evident in every society and because it is one of the mufassal. Mufassal are the short chapters of the Qur’an, so it’s a chapter of the Qur’an that you can quickly spell, memorize and easily learn its reading with the tajweed in Shaa Allaah. In case you are wondering what tajweed means, it could simply be defined as reading the Qur’an with the articulation of each Arabic sound correctly & distinctly. It’s also the pronunciation of each consonant, vowel, word and sentence according to the standard of Arabic spoken by the Prophet’s generation. So it’s a requirement for a valid Qur’an recitation. Now back to the chapter under discussion, it goes thus: A study...Read More
The Qur’anic orthography refers to the spellings, signs, and symbols used in the Quran but not in normal Arabic writing. The Elements of a Typical Qur’anic Page الرَّسْمُ العُثْمَانِيُّ (the Uthmanic text/codex) : This is the consonantry text without the short vowels nor dots that was prepared under the supervision of Uthman (R.A). For example, the word خَلَقَ)- khalaqo) is written as ﺣﻠٯ. But the Arab Muslims were able to read these sticks because they actually knew the Qu’ran by heart and only used the written text as support. Note that الرَّسْمُ العُثْمَانِيُّ does not refer to a style of writing, but refers to the text as was prepared by the calligraphers of Uthmaan (R.A). Therefore, a text with a spelling like اﻟﺴﻤٰﻮٰﺕ, مائة conforms to الرَّسْمُ العُثْمَانِيُّ, while one with, مئة السَّمَاوَات does not. Scholars have permitted that one or two lines of a Qur’anic quotation in an article may be written in the normal Arabic script but not a whole chapter because the Arabic spelling varies from place to place. 2. الإِعْجَام: This is the addition of dots to the previously undotted letters for proper identification. This was necessitated by the entrance of the non-Arabs into Islam. A dotted letter such as خ ,ذ is called حَرْفٌ مُعْجَمٌ while a dotless one such as ح, د is حَرْفٌ غَيْرُ مُعْجَمٍ 3. الضَّبْط: This refers to the vowel...Read More