Qur’an Workshop on

Selflessness

 

 

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

 

وَ الَّذِیۡنَ  تَبَوَّؤُ الدَّارَ وَ الۡاِیۡمَانَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِہِمۡ یُحِبُّوۡنَ مَنۡ  ہَاجَرَ  اِلَیۡہِمۡ وَ لَا یَجِدُوۡنَ  فِیۡ صُدُوۡرِہِمۡ حَاجَۃً  مِّمَّاۤ اُوۡتُوۡا وَ یُؤۡثِرُوۡنَ  عَلٰۤی  اَنۡفُسِہِمۡ وَ لَوۡ کَانَ بِہِمۡ خَصَاصَۃٌ ؕ۟ وَ مَنۡ یُّوۡقَ شُحَّ نَفۡسِہٖ  فَاُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ  الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ.(9:59)

 

 

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

الَّذِیۡنَ:   those who

تَبَوَّؤُ:  : have

الدَّارَ:  a place of residence

وَ: and

الۡاِیۡمَانَ:  have faith

مِنۡ قَبۡلِہِمۡ:  before them

یُحِبُّوۡنَ:  make friends

مَنۡ: with those who

ہَاجَرَ:   migrate

اِلَیۡہِمۡ: to them

 

وَ

الَّذِیۡنَ 

تَبَوَّؤُ

الدَّارَ

وَ

الۡاِیۡمَانَ

مِنۡ قَبۡلِہِمۡ

یُحِبُّوۡنَ

مَنۡ 

ہَاجَرَ 

اِلَیۡہِمۡ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

وَ:  and

لَا:  do not

یَجِدُوۡنَ:   find

فِیۡ:  in

صُدُوۡرِہِمۡ:  their hearts

حَاجَۃً:   any ill-will

مِّمَّاۤ:  on what

اُوۡتُوۡا: is being given to them

 

وَ

لَا

یَجِدُوۡنَ 

فِیۡ

صُدُوۡرِہِمۡ

حَاجَۃً 

مِّمَّاۤ

اُوۡتُوۡا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

 

وَ:  and

یُؤۡثِرُوۡنَ:   give priority [to them]

عَلٰۤی:   on

اَنۡفُسِہِمۡ: themselves

وَ لَوۡ: even though

کَانَ:  are

بِہِمۡ: they

خَصَاصَۃٌ: in need

 

وَ

یُؤۡثِرُوۡنَ 

عَلٰۤی 

اَنۡفُسِ

ہِمۡ

وَ لَوۡ

کَانَ

بِہِمۡ

خَصَاصَۃٌ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV

 

وَ:  and

مَنۡ:  they who

یُّوۡقَ:  have been protected

شُحَّ:  from selfishness

نَفۡسِہٖ:   of themselves

فَ: so

اُولٰٓئِکَ:  these

ہُمُ:   people

الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ: prosper

 

وَ

مَنۡ

یُّوۡقَ

شُحَّ

نَفۡسِہٖ 

فَ

اُولٰٓئِکَ

ہُمُ 

الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 those who have already a place of residence and have faith make friends with those who migrate to themand do not find any ill-will in their hearts on what is being given to themand give them preference over themselves even though they are in need. And they who have been protected from their own selfishness, it is they who will prosper. (59:9)

 

Step IV: Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

 

Step V: Writing out the Arabic Text

 

وَ الَّذِیۡنَ  تَبَوَّؤُ الدَّارَ وَ الۡاِیۡمَانَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِہِمۡ یُحِبُّوۡنَ مَنۡ  ہَاجَرَ  اِلَیۡہِمۡ وَ لَا یَجِدُوۡنَ  فِیۡ صُدُوۡرِہِمۡ حَاجَۃً  مِّمَّاۤ اُوۡتُوۡا وَ یُؤۡثِرُوۡنَ  عَلٰۤی  اَنۡفُسِہِمۡ وَ لَوۡ کَانَ بِہِمۡ خَصَاصَۃٌ ؕ۟ وَ مَنۡ یُّوۡقَ شُحَّ نَفۡسِہٖ  فَاُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ  الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ.(9:59)

 

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Step VI Reading aloud the Arabic Text by a Participant

 

وَ الَّذِیۡنَ  تَبَوَّؤُ الدَّارَ وَ الۡاِیۡمَانَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِہِمۡ یُحِبُّوۡنَ مَنۡ  ہَاجَرَ  اِلَیۡہِمۡ وَ لَا یَجِدُوۡنَ  فِیۡ صُدُوۡرِہِمۡ حَاجَۃً  مِّمَّاۤ اُوۡتُوۡا وَ یُؤۡثِرُوۡنَ  عَلٰۤی  اَنۡفُسِہِمۡ وَ لَوۡ کَانَ بِہِمۡ خَصَاصَۃٌ ؕ۟ وَ مَنۡ یُّوۡقَ شُحَّ نَفۡسِہٖ  فَاُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ  الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ.(9:59)

 

Step VII: Volunteers’ Direct Translation of the Verse

 

 

 

B. Group Study Segment

 

Step I: Comprehension Questions

 

1. Enumerate instances in which we generally show selfishness

 

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2. Suggest practical ways to become selfless

 

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3. Draw the portrait of a selfish person

 

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4. Can you share with us any incident in which you showed selfishness / selflessness?

 

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C. Evaluation Segment

 

How Selfless are you?

 

1. If my plane is about to crash and there is only one parachute, I would immediately take it out and jump off without caring for others.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

2. I feel annoyed when someone asks for donation for charity.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

3. I would like to take credit for things even though the achievement is because of teamwork.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

4. If I share my bedroom with my younger brother/sister who is having his exam I insist on keeping the televisionon.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

5. If a friend does some favour to me, I feel it necessary to return the favour.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

6. Before helping anyone, I think about the worldly benefit I would get out of the whole thing?

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

7. If my help can solve an issue of a friend, I still do not help him.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

8. I do not like listening to people’s problems, its THEIR problem, not mine.

i. This statement about me is completely true.

ii. This statement about me is mostly true.

iii. This statement about me is completely false.

iv. This statement about me is mostly false.

 

9. I lie to get something that I want but do not deserve it on merit:

i. sometimes.

ii. most of the time.

iii. almost never.

iv. all the time.

 

10. I feel angry when a friend of mine gets what I wanted

i. sometimes.

ii. most of the time.

iii. almost never.

iv. all the time.

 

 

 

D. Follow Up Segment

 

I Listen to the Recital of this Verse

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

 

II Memorize this Verse

 

III. Improve yourself through Self-Evaluation

Write a “Selfishness” diary for two weeks. Each day write down any act of Selfishness 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 selfless 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 Selflessness Awareness Campaign in the Following Ways

 

(1) Search the Internet for:

i. Videos about Selflessness

ii. Songs about Selflessness

iii. Essays and Stories about Selflessness

iv. Poems about Selflessness

v. Powerpoint Presentations about Selflessness

 

(2) Conduct this Selflessness Awareness Workshop among your Friends

 

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

 

(4) Create a Website about Selflessness

 

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