18 Jan Wisdom on studies & the knowledge seeker
Today, our beloved Qari Ismail Abdul Aziz advised us students ,using a beguiling lesson and analogy, on the outlook and attitude of a student towards our studies.
The first word revealed to Nabi SAW was إقرا.
Hidden in the tajweed of this word is a comprehensive lesson for students.
The first letter(إ) emanates from the deepest part of the throat.
Deepest indicating that firstly a student should study in depth whatever he is studying.
The second letter (ق) possesses the quality of qalqalah. Qalqalah literally means to echo.
Echo indicating that whatever a student studies should rub of on him in form of practice.
The third letter (ر) possesses the quality of takreer. Takreer literally means repetition.
Repetition indicating that whatever a student studies, it is incumbent upon him to repeat in order to remember.
The fourth letter is a hamza in the state of saakin. A hamza is strongest in the state of saakin.
Indicating that after a student studies in depth, then practises and repeats at all times, he then stands firm and strong and will be equipped with the confidence to face any challenge to protect and propagate our noble deen
Qari saheb then concluded the analogy by explaining that the entire word إقرا. When translated means READ which is a vital ingredient to becoming a successful student.
For a hifdh student recite and read the Quraan as much as possible,
For a kitaab student read and research as much as possible.
May Allah grant each and every student of deen success in his studies and make it a means of gaining the pleasure of Allah and accept one and all of you all as true flag bearers of our noble deen. Aameen
(Transcribed by a student of Madrasah Tarteelul Quraan.)