Mindset and attitude
What to Note and Why:
I knew this “If you are not taking note, you are not learning”
What I THINK when I read an Ayah?
Basically, I separate an Ayah in TWO broader CATEGORIES/Types:
1. Action based: Which I have to ACT on it
2. Information based: I don’t have any act on it.
ACTION BASED (Direct):
Is it a COMMAND/ Instruction/ Order (that I MUST have to OBEY)?
Is it a PROHIBITION (that I MUST NOT do)?
Is it a LIMITATION/ Condition that I have to OBEY/ (keep within the LIMIT)?
Is it a WARNING (that I must be CAREFUL of)
Is it a RECOMMENDED thing (that I try my BEST to do)?
Is it a NOT RECOMMENDED thing (that I try my BEST NOT to do)?
ACTION BASED (InDirect):
Is it a description of the QUALITIES or CHARACTER of the people of JANNAH (that I HAVE TO ACHIEVE)? (Mufliheen, Swoliheen, Swodikeen, Mohsineen etc)
Is it a description of QUALITIES or CHARACTER of the people of ZAHANNAM (that I MUST avoid)? (Zalimun, Khasirun etc.)
If the Ayah does not fall in any of the above questions then
Is it an information/ Statement/ Description of Allah that gives me CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE?
- Is it a REQUEST/ asking for help?
- Is it a PRAISE/ Thanks/ Gratitude?
FINDING SUBJECTS/ Issues/ Topics/ Incidents:
- WHAT is the SUBJECT Allah talking about? (Allah HIMSELF, Rasulullah Sallillahu Alaihi WaSallam, Quran, Prophets, Angels Qiamah, Jannah, Zahannam, Human Being, shaitan, Creations (Bees, Ants) etc. (to gain CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE about Deen and Aqeedah)
- WHO is the subject?
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In case you want to do the same, TIPS for you:
Make a separate Section in the folder for each Category such as Command, Prohibitions, Good thing to do, a Bad thing to avoid and for all the subjects mentioned
You can use a hard file (if you prefer manual) or you use Microsoft One Note or Word to start noting.
If your intention is to obey and know Allah so that you can worship Allah better, then you will see what knowledge Allah bestow on you, InShaaAllah. On the contrary, if you read Quran just for the sake of knowledge and knowing Quran, then you might get knowledge of Quran but you might not get benefit from that knowledge. Allah knows best. Make this dua always in every prayer.
May Allah make it easy for you to learn Quran with the correct intention. Ameen.
If you like it then print this and give it to your child from 7 years of age to an old person who wants to inquire into the Quran.
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