ALI-166: Reading and Understanding the Holy Qur’an

Date Day Reading & discussion material Pre-class assignment
Feb 26 Friday Surat al-Nasr (#110): reading, translation and understanding; Science of Tajweed & its importance; makhraj of 6 Halq (throat) letters; Unit 1 on masculine nouns, pronouns and adjective from the text Access to Qur’anic Arabic Practice reading Surat al-Nasr by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah.
Mar 1 Mon Surat al-Kafiroon (#109): reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: more practice on Halq letters and learning the makhraj of letters Qaaf, Kaaf, Daal, Dhaal. Answering questions on Unit 1 from the Workbook. Unit 2 on feminine nouns, pronouns and adjective from the text Practice reading Surat al- Kafiroon by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn the meanings of vocabulary covered in session 1.
Mar 5 Friday Surat al-Ma‘oon (#107): reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: Makhraj of letters Saad & Dhaad. Answering questions on Unit 2 from the Workbook. Unit 3 on indefinite nouns, pronouns and adjective from the text. Practice reading Surat al-Ma‘oon by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn the meanings of vocabulary covered in sessions 1 & 2. Complete doing exercises on Unit 2.
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Surat al-Humazah (#104): reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: Makhraj of letters Thaa, Taa, & Zaa. Practice on words containing letters covered so far. Unit 4 on definite nouns and adjectives. Looking at select questions from Unit 3 in the Workbook.  

Practice reading Surat al- Humazah by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn the meanings of vocabulary covered in sessions 1 to 3. Answer 3 questions on Unit 3from the Workbook.

Mar 12 Friday Surat al-Zalzalah (#99) – reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: makhraj of remaining letters. Units 3 & 4 revision. Looking at select questions from Unit 4 in the Workbook.  

Practice reading Surat al-Zalazlah by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Memorize all words that begin with alif in World List 1

 

Mar 15 Mon Surat al-Qaari‘ah (#101) – reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: Rule of tanween & nun sakin. Unit 5 from the text on Nouns, and adjectives: number

 

Practice reading Surat al- Qaari‘ah by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with baa & taa in World List 1
Mar 19 Friday Surat al-‘Aadiyaat (#100) – reading, translation and understanding; Tajweed: rules of idghaam & iqlaab. Continue practice of pronouncing makhraj letters. Select exercises in Unit 5. Quiz on vocabulary covered so far.

 

Practice reading Surat al- ‘Aadiyaat by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with jeem & haa in World List 1
Mar 22 Mon Surat al-Qadr (#97) – reading, translation, understanding and listening to its Practice reading Surat al-Qadr by listening to a Qari of your choice.

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memorization. Tajweed: sun and moon letters. Unit 6 from the text: Nouns, adjectives & pronouns.

You must memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with khaa & daal in World List 1

 

Mar 26 Friday Surat al-Bayyinah (#98) – reading, translation, and understanding. Tajweed: more practice on sun and moon letters. Rules of Ikhfaa and Izhaar. Finalize discussions on Unit 6, including exercises.

 

Practice reading Surat al- Bayyinah by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with dhaal & raa in World List 1. Do select exercise on Unit .6
Mar 29 Monda y Surats al-Feel (#105) & al-Quraysh (#106) – reading, translation, and understanding. Tajweed: Rules of madd and reading of al- huruf al-muqatta`at. Unit 7 on Attached pronouns. Quiz on vocabulary covered so far.

 

Practice reading Surahs al-Feel & al-Quraysh by listening to a Qari of your choice. Must memorize both surahs. Learn all words that begin with seen & sheen in World List 1

 

Apr 2 Friday Surat al-‘Alaq (#96) till verse # 18. – Reading, translation, and understanding. Tajweed: rules of stopping & punctuation marks. Unit 8 on Prepositions and completing outstanding exercises in Units 6 & 7. Discussion on wajib and mustahab sajdahs in the Holy Qur’an.

 

Practice reading Surat al’Alaq till verse 18 by listening to a Qari of your choice. (Note the last verse, #19, has a wajib sajdah). Learn all words that begin with saad to Zaa(ظ) in World List 1
Apr 5 Mon Surat al-Teen (#95) – Reading, translation, and understanding. Tajweed: final discussion and revision of some of the rules covered. Continue working on Unit 8 and solving select exercises together. Practice reading Surat al-Teen by listening to a Qari of your choice. Must memorize both surahs. Learn all words that begin with ‘ayn & ghayn in World List 1

 

Apr 9 Friday

 

Surat al-Sharh (#94) – Reading, translation, and understanding. Unit 9 on inna and her sisters; including solving select exercises in the classroom.  

Practice reading Surat al-Sharh by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with Faa & Qaaf in World List 1

 

Apr 12 Mon Surat al-Dhuhaa (#93) – reading, translation and understanding. Quiz on grammar rules covered so far. Begins discussion on Unit 10 on Possession – the idhafa construction.

 

Practice reading Surat al-Dhuhaa by listening to a Qari of your choice. If possible memorize the surah. Learn all words that begin with Kaaf & Laam in World List 1
Apr 16 Friday Listening to verses from surahs we have covered so far. Continue working on Unit 10, including solving select exercises. Quiz on Word List 1. Practice reading surahs that we have covered so far by listening to a Qari of your choice. Learn all words that begin with Nun & Haa in World List 1
Apr 19 Monday Listening to verses from surahs we have covered so far. Revision of all grammatical rules we have covered from Units 1 to Unit 10. Discussion on where do we go from here. Practice reading surahs that we have covered so far by listening to a Qari of your choice. Learn all words that begin with Waw & Yaa in World List 1

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