Today I wanted to talk about the importance of pronouns in understanding the Quran.
Pronouns are such small words: He, She, They… but when you understand them, it unlocks so much of the Quran, that’s why we try to focus on them first in our course.
In Arabic there are 14 pronouns! That’s a lot! 5 are singular, 5 are plural, and 4 are dual (that’s new).
One “trick” I use is I avoid teaching the duals. Now you might say: “how can you NOT teach something?” But that’s the thing… if I only have 1 or 2 hours to teach, I might as well focus on the things that people will ACTUALLY see in the Quran… The duals don’t occur more than a handful of times in the Quran, so I end up saving them for later. And once a person gets a hang of Arabic, they aren’t hard to learn.
Here’s an example from the second half of Chapter 1: Surah Al Fatiha
It is You we worship and You we ask for help. (5) Guide us to the straight path – (6) The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (7)
Knowing pronouns helps us to understand the context: there’s a You and a we. We are asking You for help. We worship You.
When you are listening to the Quran or reading it, pronouns help you in getting to know the gist of what you’re reading.
So next time you are preparing for Taraweeh and you read the translation beforehand… then learning the pronouns can help you follow along!
If you’d like to learn more, check out our FREE Arabic pronouns course:
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This is beautiful, manshaAllah. Now I can understand something and I hope we see more of this in Sha Allah.
MashAllah,thanks a lot.
MashAllah this is very helpful.
I want to know about the pronouns that are not used in quran
Check out our free pronouns course. It covers a lot of the pronouns. You can also check out our Understand Quranic Arabic course, which delves into Arabic grammar: https://courses.getquranic.com/courses/uqa