Monthly Archives: March 2013

The word من

We learned the word today. This means who. In malay, it means siapa. Thus this isthe third question form word that we learned. We have learned

ما

أ

We are following the Madinah Arabic book and you can find what we study today HERE and HERE.

More new words

طبيب / طبيبة – doktor

ولد / بنت –  budak lelaki/ budak perempuan

طالب / طالبة   – pelajar lelaki/ pelajar perempuan

رجل – lelaki

مدرس / مدرسة- guru lelaki/ guru perempuan

تاجر/ تاجرة  – jurujual lelaki/ jurujual perempuan

I corrected the way they write the arabic letters in our exercise.. We used the white board and also exercise books for the exercise.

______________

Then we introduced the arabic numbers from one to five. They practiced to write the numbers, the words for it and the meaning in Malay

الاعداد

واحد satu – one

اثنان dua – two

ثلاثة tiga – three

أرربعة empat – four

خمسة lima – five

Leave a comment

Filed under Arabic Words

Allah Instructed to Construct the Ark

After a long period (seriously long) of rejection, humiliation and threats, and it was clear that no one (except a few) will accept Islam.

Allah Doesn’t Send Guidance to those who Refuse Guidance

Allah said in Surah Al Hood 11: 36

And it was revealed to Nûh (Noah): “None of your people will believe except those who have believed already. So be not sad because of what they used to do. (36)

This verse comforts Nuh alaihi salam and provide consolation for him. It informs him that the one who did not believe will not even believe. Also he was assured that he has conveyed the message to his best ability and that guidance comes from Allah.

Allaah says also in the Qur’aan that the disbelievers will never believe, regardless of you warning them, because Allaah has sealed their hearts, ears, and sight. Similarly He says that whomever He wills to misguide can never be guided.

Guidance belong to Allah but Allah doesn’t randomly choose among His slave who is to be guided and who is to be left astray. Allah is Most Fair. He does not create any of us and leave us alone to fend to ourselves. Not only has he sent to us Messengers along with His Books. But He continuously gives guidance to all of us.

This guidance is called Hidayah Al Bayaan. A guidance that is for all. He sends it through His signs in His creation. He sends it through people’s speech or actions, through the first insight that people have in their heart when they observe Allah’s greatness in any form. Everyone receives this guidance. It is our freewill that will make you take this guidance or otherwise.

For those who take this guidance, Allah will continue to bestow to them Hidayah At Tawfiq of which through Allah’s mercy He bestows ilham to the person to do more good and to be steadfast. .

However there are among those who continuously reject the signs both on their tongue and in their heart. Despite the guidance given to them they keep on rejecting them until Allah will finally seals their hearts, ears and sight from any form of guidance and Allah will allow them to continue to be in the state of disbelieve until the end of their life. And these people will be the ones Allah will put in the fire.

May Allah not make us among these people.

Frequently make du’a that Allah gives us tawfiq to be able to do more deeds. Without Allah’s help, we won’t be able to achieve anything.

Can you give examples of the things you need to ask for Allah’s tawfiq?

– memorise quran

– being steadfast in the deen

– praying at night

Allah Answers Prophet Nuh’s Du’a

Allah continued the verses by giving his an instruction to build an ark.

“And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Revelation, and call not upon Me on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.” (37)

Prophet Nuh alaihi salam did his utmost effort in presenting Islam to his people. It was hard work. After a long 950 years, receiving endless mocks and being ignored and the next generation only became worse than the earlier ones. The people were pushing him for the punishment, finally Prophet Nuh alaihi salam call upon Allah and poured his heart out concerning his people.

As Saffat 37: 75-76 

And indeed Nûh (Noah) invoked Us, and We are the Best of those who answer (the request). (75) And We rescued him and his family from the great distress (i.e. drowning), (76)

Prophet Nuh invoked Allah in Surah Ash Shuara 26: 117-118 

He said: “My Lord! Verily, my people have belied me. (117) Therefore judge You between me and them, and save me and those of the believers who are with me.” (118)

Al Qamar 54: 10 

Then he invoked his Lord (saying): “I have been overcome, so help (me)!” (10)

Al Mu’meenoon 23: 39 

He said: “O my Lord! Help me because they deny me.” (39)

An Nuh 71: 26-27 

And Nûh (Noah) said: “My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers on the earth! (26) “If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers.” (27)

A number of points accumulated against them that led to their destruction, such as their disbelief, their evilness and also the supplication of their prophet against them.

Among the du’a that is accepted by Allah, is the du’a made by the one who is being oppressed. Indeed Prophet Nuh alaihi salam and the believers who were with him were oppressed and mocked by the wrongdoers

Allah said in surah An naml 27: 62

Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Little is that you remember! (62)

Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam said

‘The prayer of the oppressed is answered, even if he is a sinner as his sinning is only against his own soul (Saheehul-Jam’i, no. 3377.)

So Beware that you don’t become among those who are oppressors. Oppressor does not necessarily mean if you are a leader of a country, you can be a boss oppressing the employee beneath you, a parent oppressing the rights of the children, or anyone oppressing anyone.

Even the du’a of the non muslim is answered if he is oppressed. So beware!

Do you remember the events about intercession in the yaumul akhirah? That people will go from Prophet Adam to prophet Nuh to Prophet Ibrahim to Prophet Musa to Prophet Isa and finally to prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam to ask them to ask intercession from Allah that He start the judgment day because everyone has been standing for so long.

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Some (cooked) meat was brought to Allah Apostle and the meat of a forearm was presented to him as he used to like it. He ate a morsel of it and said, “I will be the chief of all the people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you know the reason for it? Allah will gather all the human being of early generations as well as late generation on one plain so that the announcer will be able to make them all-hear his voice and the watcher will be able to see all of them. The sun will come so close to the people that they will suffer such distress and trouble as they will not be able to bear or stand. Then the people will say, ‘Don’t you see to what state you have reached? Won’t you look for someone who can intercede for you with your Lord’

Some people will say to some others, ‘Go to Adam.’ So they will go to Adam and say to him. ‘You are the father of mankind; Allah created you with His Own Hand, and breathed into you of His Spirit (meaning the spirit which he created for you); and ordered the angels to prostrate before you; so (please) intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are? Don’t you see what condition we have reached?’ Adam will say, ‘Today my Lord has become angry as He has never become before, nor will ever become thereafter. He forbade me (to eat of the fruit of) the tree, but I disobeyed Him . Myself! Myself! Myself! (has more need for intercession). Go to someone else; go to Noah.’

So they will go to Noah and say (to him), ‘O Noah! You are the first (of Allah’s Messengers) to the people of the earth, and Allah has named you a thankful slave; please intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are?’ He will say.’ Today my Lord has become angry as He has never become nor will ever become thereafter. I had (in the world) the right to make one definitely accepted invocation, and I made it against my nation. Myself! Myself! Myself! Go to someone else; go to Abraham.’

They will go to Abraham and say, ‘O Abraham! You are Allah’s Apostle and His Khalil from among the people of the earth; so please intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are?’ He will say to them, ‘My Lord has today become angry as He has never become before, nor will ever become thereafter. I had told three lies (Abu Haiyan (the sub-narrator) mentioned them in the Hadith) Myself! Myself! Myself! Go to someone else; go to Moses.’

The people will then go to Moses and say, ‘O Moses! You art Allah’s Apostle and Allah gave you superiority above the others with this message and with His direct Talk to you; (please) intercede for us with your Lord Don’t you see in what state we are?’ Moses will say, ‘My Lord has today become angry as He has never become before, nor will become thereafter, I killed a person whom I had not been ordered to kill. Myself! Myself! Myself! Go to someone else; go to Jesus.’

So they will go to Jesus and say, ‘O Jesus! You are Allah’s Apostle and His Word which He sent to Mary, and a superior soul created by Him, and you talked to the people while still young in the cradle. Please intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are?’ Jesus will say. ‘My Lord has today become angry as He has never become before nor will ever become thereafter. Jesus will not mention any sin, but will say, ‘Myself! Myself! Myself! Go to someone else; go to Muhammad.’

So they will come to me and say, ‘O Muhammad ! You are Allah’s Apostle and the last of the prophets, and Allah forgave your early and late sins. (Please) intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are?” The Prophet added, “Then I will go beneath Allah’s Throne and fall in prostration before my Lord. And then Allah will guide me to such praises and glorification to Him as He has never guided anybody else before me. Then it will be said, ‘O Muhammad Raise your head. Ask, and it will be granted. Intercede It (your intercession) will be accepted.’ So I will raise my head and Say, ‘My followers, O my Lord! My followers, O my Lord’. It will be said, ‘O Muhammad! Let those of your followers who have no accounts, enter through such a gate of the gates of Paradise as lies on the right; and they will share the other gates with the people.” The Prophet further said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, the distance between every two gate-posts of Paradise is like the distance between Mecca and Busra (in Sham).”

Prophet Nuh alaihi salam mentioned that he had used up the du’a quota against his people and he is ashamed to make another major du’a at the time of yaumul akhirah. And the du’a that Nuh alaihi salam was referring to was the one that he asked Allah to destroy his people.

Allah Commanded to Build the Ark

Allah responded to Nuh’s du’a by instructing him to build an ark. Allah commanded the construction of the ark. It was probably the biggest project ever build in that time. It was said there was no ship build before and afterwards. Allah knows best.

Allah informed Nuh that when the punishment come upon his people, there is no one who can stop it. There won’t be any ransoming or speech at that time.

Allah informed this in advance because perhaps when the punishment came, Nuh might have leniency to his people upon seeing it.

Allah said,

Hud 11: 37 

“And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Revelation, and call not upon Me on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.” (37)

Now, couldn’t Allah just send an azab to the people of Nuh? Rather Allah make them work! Allah has decreed an order, and He did not give them immediately in the human sense of alatul. In fact, according to some of the pious predecessors said that when Allah answered the prayer of Nuh, He ordered him to plant a tree that the wood will be used to make the ship. Thus Nuh waited for one hundred years for it to grow. He then made the ship during the next hundred years. Another opinion was that he build it for forty years. Allah knows best.

There are lessons that we may explore from these

– Nothing comes easily without working for it. This is the group that will inherit the earth, the handful of Muslims left on earth, they need to work hard to be the progeny of earth so they must know how to work.

– They also need to work as a community. This is the biggest project any of them, or probably anyone in the world have ever embarked. What better team building session can there be than this?

– They had to build the ark on the mountains, far from the water source. This is a test of eemaan for them because to the plain mind of the ignorants, this is ridiculous. Only those with eemaan will obey the orders of Allah with the leadership of their Prophet.

The Believers Were Continuously Mocked

So there was prophet Nuh alaihi salam building an ark in the middle of nowhere far from any form of water source. Imagine what his people would say? Especially the leaders of the people. Those who were mocking him all these while. Those who did not believe in him. They have been calling Nuh a mad man, and now it seems (to them) that Prophet Nuh alaihi salam is proving himself to be mad.

Hud 11: 38-39 

And as he was constructing the ship, whenever the chiefs of his people passed by him, they made a mocked at him. He said: “If you mock at us, so do we mock at you likewise for your mocking (38) “And you will know who it is on whom will come a torment that will cover him with disgrace and on whom will fall a lasting torment.” (39)

Allah will deal with those unbelievers who mock he believers, if not in this world, it will be worse in the Hereafter

Al Muzammil 73: 10-13

 And be patient (O Muhammad SAW) with what they say, and keep away from them in a good way. (10) And leave Me Alone to deal with the beliers (those who deny My Verses), those who are in possession of good things of life. And give them respite for a little while. (11) Verily, with Us are fetters (to bind them), and a raging Fire. (12) And a food that chokes, and a painful torment. (13)

Mocking is really a despicable behaviour. Allah forbids us mocking others. Allah says in Surah Hujurat 49: 11

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; Nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, Nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one’s brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: “O sinner”, or “O wicked”]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zâlimûn (wrong-doers). (11)

Think again when we call others by names or laugh at their nature which may seem unfamiliar to us. May Allah forgive.

The Ark’s Size

In terms of size some scholar said Allah ordered Nuh to build the ark eighty dhira’ long, to paint it inside and outside with tar, and to make its bow curved so it can easily sail in water.

Some said the ark’s length was three hundred Dhira’ with a width of fofty Dhira’ (yards). Qatadah said that was mentioned in Torah as well according to what he has read.

Hassan al Basri said the length was six hundred Dhira and the width is three hundred Dhira’.

Ibn Ababs said the length was one thousand and two hundred dhira’ with teh width six hundred dhira’.

The consensus is the height was thirty Dhira’. It was a three story deck ship, with every deck ten Dhira’ high. The bottom deck was for animals and cattle, the middle deck was for the people, and the upper deck was for birds. Its door was on its side and there was a multi layer cover on top of it.

It was build by the guidance of Allah.

Al Mu’mineen 23 : 27

So We revealed to him (saying): “Construct the ship under Our Eyes and under Our Revelation (guidance).

Leave a comment

Filed under Prophets

Test of the New Arabic Words

We did some tests from the words we learned in the Madinah Arabic Book. You may find it here and here and here.

I also customised the tests for them by asking them to translate the words from the Malay language to arabic

test arabic adakah

It was short and fun. I got to correct the way they actually write the letters and also some spelling mistakes. Alhamdulillah.

________________

We also make a simple test from our lessons on the CAKE. I write down a simple arabic and asked them to get me the unknown words in arabic.
test arabic resepi

Then come the fun part is to apply it to actual things. What better way to do it than to actually be in the kitchen? We did not bake cakes though, but instead we made cookies and learn a few new words as well.

cookies كوكيز

cocoa كاكاو

small spoon ملعقة صغيرة

we are baking نخبز

oven فرن

cookies

The cookies come in different sizes. LOL!

Leave a comment

Filed under Arabic Words

The word أ

Had a little test of the previous words today. They had to translate some words from Malay to Arabic. The words are

Apa ini? Ini rumah.

ما هذا؟ هذا بيت

Apa ini? Ini kek.

ما هذه؟ هذه الكعكة

Ini masjid.

هذا مسجد

Ini kunci

هذا مفتاح

Saya sayang ibu saya

أحب أمي

Tepung di dapur.

الدقيق في المطبخ

_____________________

We learn new words from the cake. THE CAKE

الملعقة

البيوض

السكر

الزبدة

______________________

Then we used the Arabic Madinah book and took new words

قميص

نجم

And also the word أ which is one of the question form which may mean is it or is there or does it? Depending on the sentence. In Malay it can be translated to Adakah. The respond to this question is either a yes or a no. Thus we learned two more new words نعم and  لا

Example

Adakah ini rumah?

Ya, ini rumah

اهذا بيت؟

نعم هذا بيت

Adakah ini kerusi?

Tidak, ini katil

أهذا كرسي

لا هذا سرير

____________________

Then we bring some examples on أ in the quran.

Surah al Maun 107: 1

أَرَءَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِى يُكَذِّبُ بِٱلدِّينِ

Surah al Fil 105: 1-2

أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلۡفِيلِ (١) أَلَمۡ يَجۡعَلۡ كَيۡدَهُمۡ فِى تَضۡلِيلٍ۬ (٢

Aurah al mursalat 77:12

 أَلَمۡ نُہۡلِكِ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ

and many more

Leave a comment

Filed under Arabic Words

Manners of Making Supplication

1. It is Recommended to face the Qiblah When Supplicating On some occassions, Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam supplicated facing the Kaabah Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud:

The Prophet faced the Ka’ba and invoked evil on some people of Quraish, on Shaiba bin Rabi’a, ‘Utba bin Rabi’a, Al-Walid bin ‘Utba and Abu Jahl bin Hisham. I bear witness, by Allah, that I saw them all dead, putrefied by the sun as that day was a very hot day.  (Bukharee, Muslim, An Nassai and Ahmad)

Another example, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam faced the Kaabah when he supplicated on the day of Badr. Umar al Khattab said,

When the day of Badr came to pass, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasalam looked at the disbelievers, who were 1000 in numbers, while his companions were only 319 men. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasalam then faced the qiblah, extended his hands, and then began to call out to his Lord, ‘O Allah, carry out for me that which you promised me. O Allah, bring to pass that which You promised me. O Allah if You destroy this group from the people of Islam, You will not be worshiped on earth.’ he continued to call out to his Lord, facing the Qiblah, and with his hands extended, until his robe fell from his shoulders. Then Abu Bakr went to him  took his robe, and flung it back onto his shoulders. Abu Bakr then hugged him from behind and said, “O Prophet of Allah, sufficient for you is your supplicating and calling to your Lord, for He will complete for you what He promised you. (Muslim, Ahmadand at Tirmidhee)

So it is best if we could do the same. 2. It is Recommended to Raise Your Hands While You are Supplicating The above mentioned hadeeth by Umar Al Khattab indicates that it is recommended  for a Muslim to raise his hands when he is supplicating. Also there are these following a hadith

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) spoke of a man who raised his hands to the sky and said, “O Lord, O Lord,” whilst his food was haraam, his drink was haraam, his clothing was haraam, he had been nourished with haraam, so how could his du’aa’ be answered?

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “ Allah feels shy to let His slave raise his hands to Him and bring them back empty.” – and other ahaadeeth. When do we raise our hands and when we do not? Refer HERE. and HERE. 3. It is Recommended to Supplicate to Allah in Secret Allah said in Surah Al A’raf 7: 55

Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors. (55)

We should invoke Allah in secret ad without raising the voices. To supplicate in secret is from good manners and a sign of sincerity, which makes the person’s supplication to be answered. Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Muslims (referring to the early generations) would ardently supplicate, yet their voices would not be heard by those around them. Tehy would whisper, keeping the supplications between them and their Lord. Let us remind ourselves with the story of Prophet Zakaria alaihi salam. That he called Allah in secret. This is narrated in Surah Maryam 19: 1-11

Kâf¬ Hâ¬Y⬒Aîn¬Sâd. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. (1) (This is) a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His slave Zakariyya (Zachariah). (2) When he called out his Lord (Allâh) a call in secret. (3) He said: “My Lord! Indeed my bones have grown feeble, and grey hair has spread on my head, And I have never been unblest in my invocation to You, O my Lord! (4) “And Verily, I fear my relatives after me, since my wife is barren. So give me from Yourself an heir, (5) “Who shall inherit me, and inherit (also) the posterity of Ya’qûb (Jacob) (inheritance of the religious knowledge and Prophethood, not wealth). And make him, my Lord, one with whom You are Well-pleased!” (6) (Allâh said) “O Zakariyya (Zachariah)! Verily, We give you the glad tidings of a son, Whose name will be Yahya (John). We have given that name to none before (him).” (7) He said: “My Lord! How can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age.” (8) He said: “So (it will be). Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!” (9) [Zakariyya (Zachariah)] said: “My Lord! Appoint for me a sign.” He said: “Your sign is that you shall not speak unto mankind for three nights, though having no bodily defect.” (10) Then he came out to his people from Al-Mihrâb (a praying place or a private room), he told them by signs to glorify Allâh’s Praises in the morning and in the afternoon. (11)

Sheikh al Islam mentioned a few reasons to why we should invoke in secret 1. Supplicating in secret involves a higher level of eemaan. When one supplicates quietly, he knows that Allah hears a quiet, secret supplication. 2. Supplicating in secret is of great manners. You wouldn’t raise your voice to a king. And Allah is the highest example. Since Allah can hear what you whisper in your heart, it is inappropriate for you to raise your voice when you make supplication to Him. 3. Supplicating is more conducive to sincerity 4. Better concentration 5. Sense of closeness because whispering is to someone close while raising voice to someone at a distance 6. The one who supplicates quietly and in secret is likely to supplicate longer 7. Sometimes, it is necessary to keep certain blessings hidden because every blessing there is a jealous person. And since among the greatest blessings is being guided to supplicate to Allah, hence it is better to invoke in secret. 4. To Invoke Allah with Supplications that are comprehensive Supplications that are most comprehensive in meanings of goodness are those supplications that are found in the Quran and sunnah. Quran is Allah’s speech – highest and most noble speech Sunnah – is also the revelation, which Allah inspired the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam with. We have already started our daily morning adzkar which contain many du’a taken from the quran and the sunnah. 5. It is recommended to end one’s supplication with that which corresponds to what He asked for Lets look at some examples in the quran Al Imran 3: 8

(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower,” (8)

Because the supplicant is asking Allah to bestow mercy on him, it is appropriate for him to finish his supplication by mentioning a corresponding quality of Allah that He is the Bestower – Al Wahhab Al Imran 3: 194

“Our Lord! Grant us what You promised unto us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for You never break (Your) Promise.” (194)

Because the believers are asking Allah to grant them what He has promised then upon the tongues of His Messengers, it is appropriate to complete the supplication by describing Allah as being true to His promise. Al Maidah 5: 114

Īsā (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O Allâh, our Lord! Send us from heaven a table spread (with food) that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a festival and a sign from You; and provide us sustenance, for You are the Best of sustainers.” (114)

Having asked for sustenance, Eesa appropriately finished his supplication by saying that Allah is the Best of Sustainers If you ask Allah to bless you with a child, you can finish the supplication by saying – Allah is Bestower, Allah is the Provider If you ask Allah to forgive your sins, you can finish your supplication by saying He is Most Forgiving the Most merciful If you ask for wealth, you can finish your supplication by saying He is the provider and that He is Most Generous. We have learned quite a few of Allah’s names. From the one that you have learned, can you give other examples?

Leave a comment

Filed under Akhlaq/ Nasihah

Introducing Arabic

I am thinking of introducing Arabic as one of the subjects in our halaqah classes Insya Allah.

For my eldest son, he has the opportunity to speak with some of his friends and also his sheikh who doesn’t speak English at all. He is also slowly following the arabic lessons given by Brother Nouman Ali Khan in bayyinah Insya Allah. Once in a while (we haven’t done it for a long time though), we will be following Brother Fahd Al Tahiri in his Sarf lessons. May we be steadfast.

So I am thinking of introducing simple arabic to my other children aged 11 and 8 (in Year 2013). I do not know where to start so have been looking around for a good syllabus and resources.

My children can write in the arabic font Insya Allah and can read fairly well if it has harakat on it. However, they do not know what it means like most of us. Allah Mustaan. Nor can they speak the language.

I am not so good myself but am slowly taking arabic lessons at a local centre where I live.

For now I will be combining the course in the Madinah Arabic books and the resources that I found HERE.

1. Our first lesson is introducing the words  هذا and هذه.

2. Then we start going through the vocabularies in the first page of the madinah book. You can find it HERE and HERE.

3. I added some new words based on this cute lesson about The Cake. HERE.

We only took five new words from here which are

الكعكة

أحب امي

السلطانية

المطبخ

الدقبق

We will continue another 5 words next week Insya Allah

4. I introduced the word  ما  which means what.

5. Then we make simple question samplers with

ما هذا

ما هذه

And played around using the questions in the vocabularies we just learned

I also pointed out the spelling of the words هذا and هذه has no alif after ha even tough we pronounce it long. In the quran there is the alif saghirah to indicate for you to read it long. In standard arabic, there is no alif but we still pronounce it long.

example in surah Quraysh ayat 3

فَلۡيَعۡبُدُواْ رَبَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡبَيۡتِ

Insya Allah they are to familiarise themselves with the words.

 

2 Comments

Filed under Arabic Words

Sitting Between Two Prostrations

Prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam said, “When you prostrate, prostrate firmly, then when you rise, sit on your left thigh” (Ahmad)

There are two ways as according to sunnah, to perform sitting between two prostrations

With regard to the way one should sit between sujoods, two ways of doing this have been narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

Keeping the right foot upright and sitting on the left foot, as was described in the saheeh hadeeth which describes how he sat between two sujoods: “He kept his right foot upright,” and “he pointed its toes towards the qiblah.” This is the most well known way, and it is the way he sat most of the time. This way of sitting is called MUFTARISHAN.

Keeping both feet upright and sitting on the heels, as was described in the saheeh hadeeth which describes how he sat between two sujoods: “Sometimes he would rest on both his heels and the balls on his feet.” This way of sitting is called IQ’A


Picture taken from HERE

The Obligation of being at Ease between the two Sajdahs

Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam would be relaxed until his bone returned to its proper position when he sits in between the sajdahs. He ordered those who prayed badly to do likewise.

“He (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would be relaxed until every bone returned to its (proper) position”(Abu Daawood & Baihaqi with a saheeh isnaa)d., and he ordered “the one who prayed badly” likewise, and said to him, The prayer of any of you is not complete until he does this.( Abu Daawood & Haakim , who declared it saheeh and Dhahabi agreed.)

Lengthening the Sitting between the two Sajdahs

Prophet Muhamamd sallalahu alaihi wasalam would lenghthen his sitting until it was almost as long as his sajdah (Bukhaari & Muslim)., and sometimes, he would remain in his position until one would think: He has forgotten.

A comment by Ibn Qayyim on this matter :  Ibn al-Qayyim said, “This sunnah was abandoned by the people after the time of the Companions. But as for the one who abides by the Sunnah, and does not glance sideways towards whatever contradicts it, he is unworried by anything opposing this guidance.”

The Adzkar 

O Allaah! (in one version: O my Lord!) Forgive me; have mercy on me; [strengthen me;] [raise my rank;] guide me; [pardon me;] sustain me (Abu Daawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah & Haakim , who declared it saheeh and Dhahabi agreed.)

O my Lord! Forgive me, forgive me.(Ibn Maajah )

 Ishaaq bin Raahawaih said, “If he wishes, he can say this three times, or he can say O Allaah! Forgive me …, because both of them have been reported from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) between the two sajdahs.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Solat