Quran Education for Adults
All Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be on His Messenger, Muhammad. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it (to others).” In spite of this exhortation by the Prophet (pbuh), today the situation of Non-Arab Muslims is that; almost 90% of them do not understand even a single page of the Qur’an. InshaAllah, this course will help them learn the common recitations of Salah as well as the fundamentals of Arabic Grammar that will be of great help in understanding the Qur’an. One of the most distinguishing features of this course is that it is based on common recitations instead of selections that are rarely used in everyday life. It is but natural to start the teaching of Arabic using them. There are several advantages to this approach:
- A Muslim repeats almost 150 to 200 Arabic words or around 50 sentences every day in Salah. By understanding these sentences, he/she will be able to familiarize himself/herself with the structure of the Arabic language without any special effort.
- He/she will have a golden chance to practice it daily by talking to Allah!
- He/she will start realizing the benefits from the first lesson itself.
- He/she can immediately feel the improvement in his/her Salah in terms of attention, concentration, and attachment with Allah.
Another important feature of this course is the way the Arabic Grammar is taught. Since the purpose of this course is to help them understand the Qur’an through translation, more attention is given in this course on “Tasreef” (word construction from a root). A new simple yet powerful technique of TPI (Total Physical Interaction) is introduced to teach different forms of verbs, nouns and pronouns. Please note that this is an introductory course and you can surely read advanced books on Arabic Grammar at a later stage.
By the end of this course, you will learn 125 words that occur in the Qur’an more than 40,000 times (out of approximately 78,000 words). In other words, you will know almost 50% of the Qur’anic words. This does not mean that you will be able to understand 50% of the Qur’an because you may still have new words in almost every verse. However, the understanding of the Qur’an will become extremely easy after this course.