Dr. Pasha's Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions -- 37
How The Revolution Unfolds!
Read Every Word of Everything I Write! Otherwise, You Will Miss What We Are Doing.
Make Sure You Master Every Arabic Word I Use, Whether It Is in an Aayah or Otherwise.
- Ours is not a "Class," it is a Revolution. It is a Revolution in thought, mind, soul and action. And it moves forward and achieves its goals even as our sessions unfold!
- What we do is a Revolution in the way we approach and learn Arabic Language. And in the way we think and talk about it.
- People wanting to learn Arabic Language must know that what they have set out to acquire is not a language, but potentially their Passport to Paradise.
- Arabic Language is the Rope of Allah (Hablullah) that will help connect you to Allah.
- Arabic Language is the link between the Khaliq (Creator) and the Makhluq (Created).
- Arabic Language is the bridge between Aalam Ash-Shahaadah (Visible World) and Aalam Al-Ghayib (Invisible World).
- Aalam Ash-Shahaadah is the world that is visible to the "naked eye," as it were -- meaning, the world that can be perceived by the senses, either directly, or with the aid and instrumentality of available technological devices and mechanisms.
- Aalam Ash-Shahaadah (The Visible World) is what is learned through the instrumentation of science and discovery using the combination of Logic and Evidence: Theory and Data.
- Aalam Al-Ghayib (Invisible World) is what is hidden from human sight and perception.
And the way things in Aalam Al-Ghayib become available to human knowledge and understanding varies, depending on what those things are:
(a) One way is through the passage of Time. So, there are things that may not be known today, but they may be known tomorrow or 10 years from today. Example: Therapeutic for Covid-19.
(b) Another way is through change in Space. That means some things may not be known in one location, but they may be known in a different location. Example: Eid Crescent, not seen in one place, may be visible in another place. And not always or entirely due to cloudy skies.
(c) And, then, there are other things in Aalam Al-Ghayib, that Time and Space are powerless to reveal them. And those will be known only when Allah makes their knowledge available to human beings through his messengers: Rusul and Anbiyaa', Alaihim Assalam, which makes all speculation about them not only futile but also reckless and dysfunctional.
Examples: Angels, Jannat, Jahannam.
- Arabic Language is best learned with your Ruh (Soul?), and not just with your body (physical organ called brain) and mind.
Rooh is from Aalam al-Ghayib. It is something God breathed in your torso, which he fashioned out of clay. Allah said in the Qur'an:
Wa Nafakhtu Feehi Min Roohi.
Human understanding of Rooh is virtually zero, as human knowledge in general is fairly meagre, as the Qur'an says:
Wa Maaa Ootitum Minal Ilmi Illa Qaleela.
- To call Arabic Language a Classic Language is to run the risk of jeopardizing your Iman -- your Faith. For, the expression "Classic" implies something that used to be but which now is dead and gone. As was the case with Hebrew and Sanskrit before Israel and Hindu India, respectively, brought these languages back from the dead.
- Iman is affirming the existence of things you do not perceive with your senses. Things your eyes do not see, but you still go ahead and assert that they are real and that they exist.
- Iman is neither directly testable, nor measurable, because it is mostly a state of your mind and your heart.
To call Arabic Language "Qur'anic Language," may also be problematic. For, to begin with, it is bad English. And, then, it commits the outrage of turning Allah's Lingua Franca for the Whole Universe and All the Worlds, beyond all Space and Time, into a narrow "Niche Language." It is an affront to reality, and an act of defiance against Allah's plan for the language that he designed for his entire creation.
Here is a simple syllogism for you:
a) Qur'an is Dhikrun Lil-Aalameen.
b) From Rabbul Aalameen: Tanzeelun Min Rabbil Aalameen.
c) That Allah sent through Rahmatul Lil-Aalameen.
d) And that Qur'an is in a clear and straight Arabic Language: Bi-Lisaanin Arabiyyin Mubeen.
Now, here is the challenge for your brain:
What do you think propositions a-d above make the Arabic Language: A Narrow and Limited Niche Language? Is that why you call it: Qur'anic Arabic, using an expression which has the clear and unmistakable implication that this particular kind, brand or variation of Arabic Language is in some ways not only different, but somehow also, Ma'adhallah, less than the other genres, variations and kinds of the Regular, Normal and Mainstream language called "Arabic"?
- That is why the main qualification you must bring to our sessions is a Sound and Healthy Heart.
- The Qur'an calls it: Qalbin Saleem: Illa Man Atallaha Bi-Qalbin Saleem.
- The Qur'an is a cure for the ailments of the heart and the mind: Shifaa-un Lima Fis-Sudoor.
- Hadith Sharif says what you will get out of this endeavour, or out of any effort of any kind, is contingent on the Purity of Your Intention.
- Words of the Hadith are: Innamal A'maalu Binniyyat.
- Pure Niyyat is the opposite of a Strong Nafs. Those two cannot co-exist in the same mind or heart.
- Nafs is Ego: It is the importance one attaches to one's own views, ideas, opinions, preferences.
- Qur'an calls it Hawaa. Hawaa is not limited to "Base Desires." It simply is a sum total of all your personal beliefs, thoughts, views, opinions and your world view and self-perception -- your Zeitgeist.
- Qur'an says when your Hawaa becomes your God, it is almost the end of the road for you. For, there is not much anyone can do to help you.
Here is the Aayat Karimah:
A-Ra-ayita Manittakhaza Ilahahu Hawaahu.
A-Fa-Anta Takoonu Alayihi Wakeelaa.
- So, folks, let us all try and bury our Nafs a few hundred feet in the ground; get rid of all the junk and cobwebs in our head, and approach learning the language of Allah, Arabic, and the Book of Allah, the Qur'an, with as pure and clear a heart as we can.
- Let us all leave all our prior ideas, our prior views of things, and our prior learning as it were, back home and bring a perfectly Empty Slate to our sessions.
- Start with a Clean Slate. You are likely to get the best results.