I have been competing against my lazy self to complete Book 2 of Madinah Arabic by end of April and to spend some weeks of May to revise all the lessons in Book 1 and Book 2 before taking a step further towards Book 3.
My aim is to have solid understanding of the grammar in Book 1 and Book 2 before continuing with Book 3. Bi iznillah. All materials can be downloaded from LQToronto for FREE here
Today, after starting Lesson 26 of Madinah Arabic Book 2 to learn about the first group of weak verbs (المعتل ) under fa (ف) kalimah and the week letter is wau (و ), I was motivated to study Arabic with more enthusiasm after hearing Brother Asif’s words of encouragement.While explaining the command verb / fiil amr / = Hab / هب at minutes 12:24, Brother Asif said;
“Rabbanaa hab lanaa – ربنا هب لنا
When you say this du’a , first..we must understand what we are saying
When we say Rabbanaa ربنا, it is ‘Yaa..’ يا there
When there is somebody is in front of you
Allah is very closer to you
He is closer to you than your jugular veins
He is closer to you and you are talking to Him
Hab lanaa هب لنا
What is Hab هب?
Fi’ilun amrin mabniyun ala sukun / فعل أمر مبني على السكون
Where is the fa’il فاعل?
mustatir مستتر, takdiruhu anta تقديره أنتَ
When do you say anta أنتَ?
When there is somebody is in front of you!
So, Allah is in front of us.
We got to feel those emotions in us when we say
Rabbanaa hab lanaa – ربنا هب لنا
You who are standing in front of me, I am beseeching You. I am begging You.
We are in communication with Allah SWT.
The knowledge of the language will produce these feelings in you.
You will feel things differently.
You will say your ‘solah صلاة’ (prayer) with a different emotion. Insha Allah.”
Alhamdulillah, everyday is a little step for me to understand Allah’s words better by learning Arabic consistently and gain the sweetness of the experience. May Allah reward us for our struggle to seek beneficial knowledge to improve our ibadah and seek His pleasure every single day. Amin.