Qur’an Workshop on

Moral Courage

 

 

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 Verse

II Memorize the Verse

III Self-Evaluation Diary

IV Reconsider the Quiz

V Awareness Campaign

 

 

Text under Scrutiny

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ  قَالَ لَہُمُ النَّاسُ  اِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدۡ جَمَعُوۡا لَکُمۡ فَاخۡشَوۡہُمۡ فَزَادَہُمۡ اِیۡمَانًا  وَّ قَالُوۡا حَسۡبُنَا اللّٰہُ وَ نِعۡمَ الۡوَکِیۡلُ.(173:3)

 

 

 

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

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ:   they are those when

قَالَ:  said

لَہُمُ:  to whom

النَّاسُ:   people

اِنَّ:  indeed

النَّاسَ:  people

قَدۡ جَمَعُوۡا:  have gathered [force]

لَکُمۡ: against you

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ 

قَالَ

لَہُمُ

النَّاسُ 

اِنَّ

النَّاسَ

قَدۡ جَمَعُوۡا

لَکُمۡ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

فَ: thus

اخۡشَوۡہُمۡ:  fear them

فَ: so

زَادَہُمۡ:  they became more strong

اِیۡمَانًا: in faith

 

فَ

اخۡشَوۡہُمۡ

فَ

زَادَہُمۡ

اِیۡمَانًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

 

وَ:  and

قَالُوۡا:  they replied

حَسۡبُنَا:  sufficient for us

اللّٰہُ:  God

وَ:  and

نِعۡمَ:  the best

الۡوَکِیۡلُ: protector

 

وَ

قَالُوۡا

حَسۡبُنَا

اللّٰہُ

وَ

نِعۡمَ

الۡوَکِیۡلُ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

They are those to whom people said: “People have gathered a force against you; thus fear them;” so they became more strong in faith and replied: “God is sufficient for us; He is the best protector.” (3:173)

 

Step IV: Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

 

Step V: Writing out the Arabic Text

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ  قَالَ لَہُمُ النَّاسُ  اِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدۡ جَمَعُوۡا لَکُمۡ فَاخۡشَوۡہُمۡ فَزَادَہُمۡ اِیۡمَانًا  وَّ قَالُوۡا حَسۡبُنَا اللّٰہُ وَ نِعۡمَ الۡوَکِیۡلُ.(173:3)

 

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Step VI: Reading aloud the Arabic by a Participant

 

اَلَّذِیۡنَ  قَالَ لَہُمُ النَّاسُ  اِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدۡ جَمَعُوۡا لَکُمۡ فَاخۡشَوۡہُمۡ فَزَادَہُمۡ اِیۡمَانًا  وَّ قَالُوۡا حَسۡبُنَا اللّٰہُ وَ نِعۡمَ الۡوَکِیۡلُ.(173:3)

 

 

Step VII: Volunteers’ Direct Translation of the Verse

 

 

 

B. Group Study Segment

 

Step I: Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we do not generally show moral courage

 

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2. How can moral courage be acquired?

 

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3. Draw the portrait of a courageous person

 

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4. Can you share something which you want to do but you do not have the courage?

 

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C. Evaluation Segment

 

How Courageous are you?

 

1. There are goals and dreams I am not actively pursuing because I am afraid that I will not succeed.

i. Yes I am like this all the time.

ii. I am the exact opposite of this. 

iii. I am like this sometimes.

iv. I am like this most of the time.

 

2. When I see a person doing wrong and that person is also under my influence.

i. I shy away all the time in communicating his fault to him.

ii. I shy away most of the time in communicating his fault to him.

iii. I always politely communicate his mistake to him.

iv. I shy away sometimes in communicating his fault to him.

 

3. I make commitments that I know I cannot honour:

i. all the time. 

ii. most of the time.

iii. sometimes.

iv. never.

 

4. When someone points out my mistake which I also think that I have in me, I:

i. admit it openly.

ii. get angry and evade that person.

iii. get angry and scold that person.

iv. sometimes I get angry and sometimes I do not.

 

5. I know that I have certain faults in me, but when it comes to correcting them:

i. I do not find the courage in myself to do so.

ii. I am successful in overcoming them most of the time.

iii. I fail to overcome them most of the time.

 

6. I have a question which may be stupid and make others laugh.

i. I never ask such a question.

ii. I seldom ask such a question.

iii. I often ask such a question.

iv. I always ask such a question.

 

7. Bad experiences of the past do not permit me to take risks for a new task that has bright chances of success:

i. all the time.

ii. most of the time.

iii. sometimes.

iv. never.

 

8. I find it difficult to share my weaknesses with my closest friends which perhaps can be corrected by them:

i. always.

ii. most of the time.

iii. sometimes.

iv. never.

 

9. The sentence: “If I had the guts, I would have done this …” comes to mind:

i. very few times.

ii. sometimes.

iii. most of the time.

iv. almost never.

 

10. When I do not know the answer of a certain question someone asks me:

i. I admit my ignorance all the time.

ii. I admit my ignorance most of the time.

iii. i. I admit my ignorance sometimes only.

iv. I almost never admit my ignorance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Follow Up Segment

 

I Listen to the Recital of this Verse:

http://thequranrecitation.com/aal-imran.html?language=arabic

 

II Memorize this Verse

 

III. Improve yourself through Self-Evaluation

Write a “Moral Courage” diary for two weeks. Each day write down any act of Moral Courage you did. 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 courageous 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 Moral Courage Awareness Campaign in the Following Ways

 

(1) Search the Internet for:

i. Videos about Moral Courage

ii. Songs about Moral Courage

iii. Essays and Stories about Moral Courage

iv. Poems about Moral Courage

v. Powerpoint Presentations about Moral Courage

 

(2) Conduct this Moral Courage Awareness Workshop among your Friends

 

(3) Design Activity-Based Workshops for Kids about Moral Courage

 

(4) Create a Website about Moral Courage

 

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