Qur’an Workshop on

Humility

 

 

A. Individual Study Segment

 

I Filling out the Worksheet

II Writing out the Translation

III Comparison with a Standard Translation

IV Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

V Writing out the Arabic

VI Reading aloud the Arabic by a Participant

VII Volunteers’ Direct Translation of the Verse

 

 

B. Group Study Segment

 

I Comprehension Questions

 

 

C. Evaluation Segment

 

I Quiz

 

 

D. Follow-up Segment

 

I Listen to the Recital of the Verses

II Memorize the Verses

III Self-Evaluation Diary

IV Reconsider the Quiz

V Awareness Campaign

 

 

Text under Scrutiny

 

وَ عِبَادُ  الرَّحۡمٰنِ الَّذِیۡنَ  یَمۡشُوۡنَ عَلَی الۡاَرۡضِ ہَوۡنًا وَّ اِذَا خَاطَبَہُمُ الۡجٰہِلُوۡنَ  قَالُوۡا سَلٰمًا  وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَبِیۡتُوۡنَ لِرَبِّہِمۡ سُجَّدًا وَّ قِیَامًا وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ رَبَّنَا اصۡرِفۡ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَہَنَّمَ  اِنَّ عَذَابَہَا کَانَ غَرَامًا.(25:63-65)

 

 

A. Individual Activity Segment

 

Step 1: Fill out the first lines of the following tables by placing the translation of the Arabic word below it and then make the scrambled sentence into a meaningful one in the last lines of each of the tables.

 

 

I

 

وَ: and

عِبَادُ:    servants

الرَّحۡمٰنِ:   ofthe Merciful

الَّذِیۡنَ:    those who

یَمۡشُوۡنَ:   walk

عَلَی:   on

الۡاَرۡضِ:   the earth

ہَوۡنًا: humbly

 

وَ

عِبَادُ 

الرَّحۡمٰنِ

الَّذِیۡنَ 

یَمۡشُوۡنَ

عَلَی

الۡاَرۡضِ

ہَوۡنًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

وَ:   and

اِذَا:  when

خَاطَبَ: talk

ہُمُ:   to them

الۡجٰہِلُوۡنَ:    people overcome by emotions

قَالُوۡا:   they say

سَلٰمًا: peace

 

وَ

اِذَا

خَاطَبَ

ہُمُ

الۡجٰہِلُوۡنَ 

قَالُوۡا

سَلٰمًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

 

وَ:  and

الَّذِیۡنَ:  who

یَبِیۡتُوۡنَ:  spend nights

لِ: before

رَبِّ: Lord

ہِمۡ:  their

سُجَّدًا:  prostrating

وَ:  and

قِیَامًا: standing


 

وَ

الَّذِیۡنَ

یَبِیۡتُوۡنَ

لِ

رَبِّ

ہِمۡ

سُجَّدًا

وَّ

قِیَامًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV

 

وَ: and

الَّذِیۡنَ: who

یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ:  keep praying

رَبَّنَا:  our Lord

اصۡرِفۡ:  protect

عَنَّا:  us

عَذَابَ:  from the punishment

جَہَنَّمَ: of Hell

 

وَ

الَّذِیۡنَ

یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ

رَبَّنَا

اصۡرِفۡ

عَنَّا

عَذَابَ

جَہَنَّمَ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

 

اِنَّ:   indeed

عَذَابَ:   punishment

ہَا:   its

کَانَ:   is

غَرَامًا:  ever-clinging

 

اِنَّ

عَذَابَ

ہَا

کَانَ

غَرَامًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step II: Write out your complete translation here: (note: before you do this exercise, please hide with a sheet of paper if the standard translation written in the next step is visible to you)

 

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Step III: Compare your Translation with the Following:

 

And the servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. And when people overcome by emotions talk to them, they say: “Peace.” And who spend their nights before their Lord prostrating and standing. And who keep praying: “Our Lord! Protect us from the punishment of Hell.” Indeed its punishment is ever-clinging. (25:63-65)

 

Step IV: Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

 

Step V: Writing out the Arabic Text

 

وَ عِبَادُ  الرَّحۡمٰنِ الَّذِیۡنَ  یَمۡشُوۡنَ عَلَی الۡاَرۡضِ ہَوۡنًا وَّ اِذَا خَاطَبَہُمُ الۡجٰہِلُوۡنَ  قَالُوۡا سَلٰمًا وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَبِیۡتُوۡنَ لِرَبِّہِمۡ سُجَّدًا وَّ قِیَامًا وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ رَبَّنَا اصۡرِفۡ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَہَنَّمَ  اِنَّ عَذَابَہَا کَانَ غَرَامًا.(25: 63-65)

 

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Step VI: Reading aloud the Arabic Text by a Participant

 

وَ عِبَادُ  الرَّحۡمٰنِ الَّذِیۡنَ  یَمۡشُوۡنَ عَلَی الۡاَرۡضِ ہَوۡنًا وَّ اِذَا خَاطَبَہُمُ الۡجٰہِلُوۡنَ  قَالُوۡا سَلٰمًا وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَبِیۡتُوۡنَ لِرَبِّہِمۡ سُجَّدًا وَّ قِیَامًا وَ الَّذِیۡنَ یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ رَبَّنَا اصۡرِفۡ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَہَنَّمَ  اِنَّ عَذَابَہَا کَانَ غَرَامًا.(25:[63-65)

 

Step VII: Volunteers’ Direct Translation of the Verses

 

 

 

B. Group Study Segment

 

Step I: Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we do not show humility

 

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2. Suggest practical ways to become humble

 

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3. Draw the portrait of a humble person

 

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C. Evaluation Segment

 

How Humble are you?

 

1. Around your home are photographs:

i. mostly of your family and friends.

ii. mostly of places you have been.

iii. mostly of yourself.

 

2. When you realize that you have been very rude to someone, you:

i. apologize after sometime after realizing your mistake.

ii. apologize  as soon as you realize it.

iii. never say anything.

 

3. When you meet your servant:

i. you wait for the servant to say salam.

ii. you take the initiative in saying salam.

iii. you do not even reply to your servant who says salam to you.

 

4. You are the captain of the team that won a big national sports tournament. In your speech you say:

i. I have won the cup for my team.

ii. My players have helped me win this tournament.

iii. Our team has performed very well to win this tournament.

 

5. You are solely responsible for the success of your company. In your speech you:

i. say that it was team work that we gained such success.

ii. praise yourself for making this success possible.

iii. attribute your success to God’s help and also praise your team.

 

6. You show up at a gathering and everyone begins to compliment your clothes or style. You:

i. turn your nose up and feel proud.

ii. start explaining where you got your expensive clothes from.

iii.  just say “thankyou.” 

 

7. Whenever you commit a sin after being overwhelmed with emotions, you:

i. repent before God soon afterwards.

ii. seldom repent before God.

iii. repent before God but only after some calamity befalls you.

iv. repent but do so after some time has elapsed.

 

8. God has given you a lot of wealth. You:

i. often boast about your wealth.

ii. often tell your poor relatives how rich you are.

iii. spend as much as you are able to in charity without bragging about it.

iv. spend as much as you are able to in charity without telling anyone.

 

9. Other people tend to regard you as:

i. very humble.

ii. slightly conceited.

iii. very conceited.

iv. humble.

 

10. You ridicule and make fun of people:

i. sometimes.

ii. almost never.

iii. most of the time. 

iv. whenever you get the chance.

 

 

 

D. Follow Up Segment

 

I Listen to the Recital of these Verses

http://thequranrecitation.com/al-furqan.html?language=arabic

 

II Memorize these Verses

 

III. Improve yourself through Self-Evaluation

Write a “Humility-Arrogance” diary for two weeks. Each day write down any act of humility or arrogance you committed. At the end of two weeks, share this with your closest friend or with your instructor or just destroy it.

Make a commitment to yourself that in future you will be as humble as possible.

 

IV Reconsider the Quiz

Go back and study the quiz you have attempted. In particular, study the answers in which you have scored less. Re-evaluate your choices and make a commitment to improve in this area.

 

V Become a Volunteer for the Humility Awareness Campaign in the Following Ways

 

(1) Search the Internet for:

i. Videos about Humility

ii. Songs about Humility

iii. Essays and Stories about Humility

iv. Poems about Humility

v. Power point Presentations about Humility

 

(2) Conduct this Humility Awareness Workshop among your Friends

 

(3) Design Activity-Based Workshops for Kids about Humility

 

(4) Create a Website about Humility

 

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