Qur’an Workshop on

Truthfulness

 

 

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 Verses

 

 

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

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللّٰہَ وَ قُوۡلُوۡا  قَوۡلًا  سَدِیۡدًا یُّصۡلِحۡ  لَکُمۡ  اَعۡمَالَکُمۡ وَ یَغۡفِرۡ لَکُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ  وَ مَنۡ یُّطِعِ اللّٰہَ  وَ رَسُوۡلَہٗ  فَقَدۡ  فَازَ  فَوۡزًا عَظِیۡمًا.(33: 70-71)

 

 

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

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا:  O

الَّذِیۡنَ:  who

اٰمَنُوا:  believe

اتَّقُوا:  fear

اللّٰہَ:  God

وَ:  and

قُوۡلُوۡا:   say

قَوۡلًا:   word

سَدِیۡدًا: true

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا

الَّذِیۡنَ

اٰمَنُوا

اتَّقُوا

اللّٰہَ

وَ

قُوۡلُوۡا 

قَوۡلًا 

سَدِیۡدًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

یُّصۡلِحۡ:   He will reform

لَکُمۡ:   for you

اَعۡمَالَکُمۡ:  your deeds

وَ:  and

یَغۡفِرۡ:  forgive

لَکُمۡ:  you

ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ: your sins

 

یُّصۡلِحۡ 

لَکُمۡ 

اَعۡمَالَکُمۡ

وَ

یَغۡفِرۡ

لَکُمۡ

ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

 

وَ:  and

مَنۡ:  who

یُّطِعِ:  obey

اللّٰہَ:   God

وَ:  and

رَسُوۡلَہٗ:   His Messenger

فَقَدۡ:   then indeed

فَازَ:   attained

فَوۡزًا:  success

عَظِیۡمًا: great


 

وَ

مَنۡ

یُّطِعِ

اللّٰہَ 

وَ

رَسُوۡلَہٗ

فَقَدۡ

فَازَ 

فَوۡزًا

عَظِیۡمًا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

O you who believe! Fear God and speak the truth. He will reform for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. Those who obey God and His Messenger attained great success. (33:70-71)

 

Step IV: Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

 

Step V: Writing out the Arabic Text

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللّٰہَ وَ قُوۡلُوۡا  قَوۡلًا  سَدِیۡدًا یُّصۡلِحۡ  لَکُمۡ  اَعۡمَالَکُمۡ وَ یَغۡفِرۡ لَکُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ  وَ مَنۡ یُّطِعِ اللّٰہَ  وَ رَسُوۡلَہٗ  فَقَدۡ  فَازَ  فَوۡزًا عَظِیۡمًا.(33: 70-71)

 

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Step VI: Reading aloud the Arabic Text by a Participant

 

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللّٰہَ وَ قُوۡلُوۡا  قَوۡلًا  سَدِیۡدًا یُّصۡلِحۡ  لَکُمۡ  اَعۡمَالَکُمۡ وَ یَغۡفِرۡ لَکُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ  وَ مَنۡ یُّطِعِ اللّٰہَ  وَ رَسُوۡلَہٗ  فَقَدۡ  فَازَ  فَوۡزًا عَظِیۡمًا.(33: 70-71)

 

Step VII: Volunteers’ Direct Translation of the Verses

 

 

 

B. Group Study Segment

 

Step I: Comprehension Questions

 

1. What are the some of common instances in which we lie?

 

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2. Mention some instances in which lying is justified

 

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3. How can we become more truthful in our lives?

 

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C. Evaluation Segment

 

How Truthful are you?

 

1. If you have to give witness in a court against your father in a case in which your father is at fault:

i. you will give true evidence even if this means punishment for your father.

ii. you will try to hide the evidence.

iii. you will give false evidence.

 

2. A friend of yours is wrongly blaming an enemy of yours in front of others for a fault you are sure your enemy never had.

i. You will stop your friend and try to correct him.

ii. You will let him go on and enjoy the humiliation of your enemy.

iii. You will stay quiet but you will regard this to be a wrong act in your heart.

 

3. You want to admit your child into class 1. The school rules say that the child must not be more than 6 years. Your child is 6 years and 5 days old.

i. You make a false birth certificate of your child.

ii. You go and request that your child be accommodated but if they refuse you go to a different school.

iii. You go to the principal and create a fuss to accommodate your child.

 

4. You are selling a car which has a defect that only you know.

i. You clearly tell each buyer of this defect.

ii. You hide this defect as much as you are able to.

iii. You reveal this defect only if the customer asks about it.

 

 

5. You did not go to office because you wanted to go to for a wedding:

i. to escape accountability, you produce a false health certificate.

ii. you go to the boss and state the real reason of absence.

iii. you say that you met with a small accident.

 

6. You accidentally broke your mother’s very expensive vase.

i. You go to your mother and admit your mistake.

ii. You hide the pieces and act as if nothing happened.

iii. If your mother asks, you lie that you did not do it.

iv. If your mother asks, you wrongly blame your servant.

 

7. You have been convicted by a court for an offence; you are filling your visa forms to study abroad. The form asks if you have even been convicted by a court.

i. You write that you have never been convicted.

ii. You write the truth.

iii. You conceal the truth and get caught and then you tell the truth and admit your fault.

 

8. Your mother calls you to ask you when you will return home. You are sitting at your friend’s house and know that you will not be able to come before one hour. But your reply is:

i. I will return in 10 minutes.

ii. Inshallah (God willing) I will return in 10 minutes.

iii. I am on my way

iv. I will return in one hour.

 

9. Your friend wants you to write a leave application on his behalf and sign it your self with his name because he is out of city and if he writes it, it will not reach the office in time.

i. You politely refuse but when your friend insists you write the application.

ii. You do what your friend says.

iii. You refuse to do so.

 

10. You have misplaced your ID card. You want a new one. If you say that you have lost it, the procedure to make a new one will take 3 months, and if you say that someone has stolen it, the procedure shall take 3 days.

i. You choose the second option.

ii. You use your contacts to make it in one day by bypassing many people who had applied first.

iii. You choose the first option.

 

 

D. Follow Up Segment

 

I Listen to the Recital of these Verses

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

 

II Memorize these Verses

 

III. Improve yourself through Self-Evaluation

Write a “Lying” diary for two weeks. Each day write down any lies you uttered. 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 refrain from lying as much 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 Truthfulness Awareness Campaign in the Following Ways

 

(1) Search the Internet for:

i. Videos about Truthfulness

ii. Songs about Truthfulness

iii. Essays and Stories about Truthfulness

iv. Poems about Truthfulness

v. Powerpoint Presentations on Truthfulness

 

(2) Conduct this Truthfulness Awareness Workshop among your Friends

 

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

 

(4) Create a Website about Truthfulness

 

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