Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Qur'anic Word of the Day

Want to understand the meaning of the Qur'an but don't seem to have time? Well, here's a new and convenient option: learn it one word at a time.

Word on the street is that there are less than 3,000 unique words in the Qur'an. This means that if we learn one a day, before we know it we can start understanding the words of the Qur'an while it is recited or while we pray. Learning one word a day, also ensures that we don't forget what we learn.

A popular listserv, "Qur'anic Word of The Day," sends one word every weekday right to your inbox. Currently, the list sends out words in order from the 30th juz (chapter) of the Qur'an, so we can learn the words in the surahs most of us know best and recite in prayer. There is also a review section for past words, and an online flashcard web site where you can study the words from the 30th juz.

The owner of this group will soon be printing flashcards of all of the words in the 30th chapter to facilitate studying. They will be available in sha' Allah soon, but a local donor has agreed to subsidize some of the costs (making them cheaper to buy!) if the membership of the list increases. So if you join, you will start gaining valuable knowledge immediately and also help a mass effort to get our community more acquainted with the meaning of the Qur'an!

Join now and be on your way to learning the meaning of the Qur'an, one word at a time!

To join, visit Yahoo! Groups or email QWOTD-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.


Merusha said...

MashaAllah that's tight. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

It is a great initiative for non Arab speaking Muslims to learn Arabic in order to get the great meanings and impacts of Quraan which will not be fully realized in any alternative language.

As an Arab Muslim I reviewd that site I am sorry to disappoint you that it just wont work!sorry! but I have to be honest. I think with the vital role reading quraan has in boosting the level of Eiman(faith) and hidaya; PROPER and SERIOUS EFFORT TO MASTER THE ARABIC language is the only way to get what Allah(swt) wants you to get , from reading quraan.Also when listening to recited quraan; the majical combination of "lyrics" and "mellody" will just get the tears out of of your eyes!
It is about going the extra mile , and also for non Arab muslims to cut the trend in passing that injustice to the future non Arab muslim young generations; making sure Arabic is the FIRST language then comes others. Look at jews around the world; despite many years of "diaspora" they still maintain language ..culture..etc. Muslims should do better.

omar almasri, Abu Dhabi

Anonymous said...

its a great site. I am an arabic teacher and it's necessary to have this vocabulary to understand the quran.