The 200 Most Commonly Used Words in the Holy Quran: Part 2
Ustadh Hatim Yousef
Attention to all those who wish to feel the power of the Holy Quran in their daily recitations and prayers: A long awaited course is finally here. Join Ustadh Hatim as he presents to us the 100 Most Commonly Used Words in the Majestic book of Allah. A course like no other offered before, Ustadh Hatim, a vocabularian, and an expert translator from both Arabic to English and English to Arabic, will take the most frequently occurring words in the Quran, dive into their meanings, their roots, derivatives, and associated synonyms, and leave each of you with a very strong foundation of the meanings and uses of the most commonly repeated words in the Quran.
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Indeed, We, We have sent it down, (as) a Quran in Arabic so that you may understand. (Surah Yusuf, Ayah 12).
- An in-depth study of the 100 most commonly used words in the Holy Quran
- Word branches and mind maps for many of the words to learn roots and derivatives, and subtle differences in meaning
- Pre-recorded lessons before each WEEKLY live class to prepare for the in-classroom learning
- Weekly vocabulary quizzes to assess your progress and understanding
- Only words mentioned in the Quran at least 50 times will be covered (though that is just the minimum, some words are repeated in the 100’s and some in the 1000’s)
- 10 words and their associated roots and derivatives to be covered each week
- Weekly live sessions exploring Ayahs of the Quran that use the words from that week’s list
- Delve deeply into this wonderful course with Ustadh Hatim, who has a passion for words, and for the Holy Quran
- Experience the prayer in the Masjid with your Imam through an entirely new lens
- Draw nearer to Allah (Mighty and Majestic) through your daily wird of the Quran
- Part Two of a two-part series (200 words in total for both courses)
- Part one is not a required prerequisite for the course
About the Course
Many of us often struggle with Arabic grammar and come to a screeching halt when it comes to our studies of Arabic due to its rigorous and challenging nature. The aim of this course is not to get into the finer points of nahw, sarf and balagha, rather, it is to increase us in, and deepen our understanding of the words of the Arabic language, thereby making our daily recitation of the Quran much more meaningful.
للَّهُ نَزَّلَ أَحْسَنَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابًا مُّتَشَابِهًا مَّثَانِيَ تَقْشَعِرُّ مِنْهُ جُلُودُ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ ثُمَّ تَلِينُ جُلُودُهُمْ وَقُلُوبُهُمْ إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ…
Allah has sent down the best discourse, a book containing subjects resembling each other, mentioned again and again, shivered from which are the skins of those who have awe of their Lord. Then, their skins and their hearts become soft enough to tend to the remembrance of Allah… (Surah Zumar, Ayah 23).
The most important aspect of a language that a student needs in order to master it is not grammar. Even if a person had no knowledge of grammar, yet had a solid understanding of the vocabulary, they would be able to truly understand much of what is being delivered. This course is the beginning of a journey, of course, as vocabulary is a lifetime of learning, however, the amount of Quranic words are limited, they repeat, and there is a high rate of frequency, so if you practice every day, all you would need to do to get an excellent start is to learn the most important words used. This is the best method to take to begin to understand the words of Allah (Mighty and Majestic):
أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا
Then (do) not they ponder (on) the Quran? And if it had (been) from other than Allah, surely they (would have) found in it much contradiction (Surah Nisa, Ayah 82).