If I am Born Deprived!

If I am Born Deprived!


Qur'an Workshop on

If I am Born Deprived!

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 Verse

B. Group Study Segment

I Comprehension Questions

C. Evaluation Segment

1. Quiz

D. Follow-up Segment

I Listen to the Recital of the Verse

II Memorize the Verse

III Self-Evaluation Diary

IV Reconsider the Quiz

V Awareness Campaign

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وَ لَا تَتَمَنَّوۡا مَا فَضَّلَ اللّٰہُ بِہٖ بَعۡضَکُمۡ عَلٰی بَعۡضٍ لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبُوۡا وَ لِلنِّسَآءِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبۡنَ وَ سۡئَلُوا اللّٰہَ مِنۡ فَضۡلِہٖ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ کَانَ بِکُلِّ شَیۡءٍ عَلِیۡمًا.(32:4)

A. Individual Study 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

وَ: and

لَا: not

تَتَمَنَّوۡا: desire

مَا: that

فَضَّلَ: made superior

اللّٰہُ: God

بِہٖ: through which

بَعۡضَکُمۡ: some of you

عَلٰی: over

بَعۡضٍ: some

وَ لَا تَتَمَنَّوۡا مَا فَضَّلَ اللّٰہُ بِہٖ بَعۡضَکُمۡ عَلٰی بَعۡضٍ

II

لِلرِّجَالِ: for men

نَصِیۡبٌ: a share

مِّمَّا: from which

اکۡتَسَبُوۡا: they earned

وَ: and

لِلنِّسَآءِ: for women

نَصِیۡبٌ: a share

مِّمَّا: from which

اکۡتَسَبۡنَ: they earned

لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبُوۡا وَ لِلنِّسَآءِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبۡنَ

III

وَ: and

سۡئَلُوا: ask

اللّٰہَ: God

مِنۡ: about

فَضۡلِہٖ: His blessings

وَ سۡئَلُوا اللّٰہَ مِنۡ فَضۡلِہٖ

IV

اِنَّ: Indeed

اللّٰہَ: God

کَانَ: is

بِکُلِّ: about every

شَیۡءٍ: thing

عَلِیۡمًاaware :

اِنَّ اللّٰہَ کَانَ بِکُلِّ شَیۡءٍ عَلِیۡمًا

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:

And do not desire that by which God has made some of you superior to some. Men will get a share from what they earn and women will get a share from what they earn. So ask God about His blessings. Indeed, God is aware of all things. (4:32)

Step IV: Random Checking of Translation by the Instructor

Step V: Writing out the Arabic Text

وَ لَا تَتَمَنَّوۡا مَا فَضَّلَ اللّٰہُ بِہٖ بَعۡضَکُمۡ عَلٰی بَعۡضٍ لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبُوۡا وَ لِلنِّسَآءِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبۡنَ وَ سۡئَلُوا اللّٰہَ مِنۡ فَضۡلِہٖ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ کَانَ بِکُلِّ شَیۡءٍ عَلِیۡمًا.(32:4)

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Step VI: Reading aloud the Arabic Text by a Participant

وَ لَا تَتَمَنَّوۡا مَا فَضَّلَ اللّٰہُ بِہٖ بَعۡضَکُمۡ عَلٰی بَعۡضٍ لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبُوۡا وَ لِلنِّسَآءِ نَصِیۡبٌ مِّمَّا اکۡتَسَبۡنَ وَ سۡئَلُوا اللّٰہَ مِنۡ فَضۡلِہٖ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ کَانَ بِکُلِّ شَیۡءٍ عَلِیۡمًا.(32:4)

Step VII: Volunteers' Direct Translation of the Verse

B. Group Study Segment

Step I: Comprehension Questions

1. What are some of the extreme negative traits produced in a person if he keeps on desiring something that others have, but which he himself can never acquire?

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2. What are the some of the things which a person may see in others and desire them but it is impossible for him to attain?

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3. What are some of the deeds we can do regardless of being talented or nott?

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C. Evaluation Segment

How Jealous you are?

1.Your co-worker gets a promotion. You:

i. plan a celebration at the office for all friends.

ii. grumble that you didn't get it in spite of knowing that your colleague deserved the promotion.

iii. tell your colleagues that the boss showed favouritism even though you know that your colleague deserved the promotion.

iv. wish him well and given him a gift.

2. Your personal website is much better than your friend's. You:

i. recommend ways to your friend by which he/she can make his/her website better.

ii. offer personal help to make it better.

iii. make fun of your friend's website.

3. Whom are you most jealous of:

i. all people richer than you.

ii. all people more gifted than you.

iii. no one.

4. Your best friend secures the top position in an exam. You:

i. spread the false news that he got this position by bribing the examiner.

ii. are inspired to work hard the next time so that you can also secure the top position.

iii. feel jealous of his achievement.

iv. give him a gift and praise his performance.

5. Your friend shows off his/her latest electronic gadget. You:

i. secretly fiddle with it and try to jam its working.

ii. feel good that your friend has a good possession.

iii. grumble at not having enough money to buy such a thing.

6. In order to make your friends jealous of you:

i. you tell them that you have revised the complete exam syllabus twice even though in reality you have not even started.

ii. you do nothing.

iii. you lie to them that you are so well prepared for the exams that you have taught this syllabus to a junior class.

7. Your parents have given your sister a car for a birthday present. You:

i. are very annoyed that you never received such an expensive present.

ii. are happy for your sister and ask her to give you a ride.

iii. blame your parents for showing bias to your sister.

8. You have a friend who is extremely intelligent. You:

i. tell people that there are many who are much more intelligent.

ii. feel very happy that you have such an intelligent friend.

iii. pray that your friend does his country proud by various achievements.

iv. try to steal his exam notes.

9. You and your two friends apply to Harvard University for a higher degree. You have the strongest credentials but somehow your application gets rejected while both your friends get admission.

i. You feel very happy for your friends and wish them the best.

ii. You write to the university and lie to them that these two friends have a link with a terrorist organization.

iii. You feel dejected but realize that there must be something good in this hidden for you.

10. You and your spouse belong to the same specialization of the medical profession. Your spouse is much more successful in this profession and a better doctor as well.

i. You feel professional jealousy and try to indirectly stop your patients from going to your spouse's clinic.

ii. You feel honoured to have such a spouse.

iii. You encourage your own patients to show themselves to your spouse.

D. Follow-Up Segment

I Listen to the Recital of this Verse:

http://thequranrecitation.com/an-nisa.html?language=arabic

II Memorize this Verse

III. Improve yourself through Self-Evaluation

Write a "Jealousy" diary for two weeks. Each day write down any act of jealousy you may have shown. 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 jealosuy as much as you can.

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 Jealousy Awareness Campaign in the Following Ways

(1) Search the Internet for:

i. Videos about the Evils of Jealousy

ii. Songs about the Evils of Jealousy

iii. Essays and Stories about the Evils of Jealousy

iv. Poems about the Evils of Jealousy

v. Powerpoint Presentations about the Evils of Jealousy

(2) Conduct this Jealousy Awareness Workshop among your Friends

(3) Design Activity-Based Workshops for Kids about the Evils of Jealousy

(4) Create a Website on the Evils of Jealousy

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