Dictation involves an instructor reading a sentence in Arabic with students writing down the Arabic as they hear it. These are critical for students to improve their reading and writing of Arabic words. They are also great for giving insight into famous sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (some students even memorize them)!
For each dictation listed, follow these 5 steps:
Play the clip in the link.
While listening to the video, write down the words of the hadith in Arabic in your Fawakih notebook.
Try your best to spell each word correctly. Attempt to include vowel markings.
When complete, do your best to enter the Arabic into the box below the clip.
You will be redirected to the explanation of the dictation after completing and will be given the opportunity to check your writing of the hadith.
Dictation #1 - “Do not obverse fasting for the day or two days preceding Ramadan.”
Dictation #2 - “Ramadan has come to you, a blessed month. Allah the Mighty and Sublime, has enjoined you to fast it.”
Dictation #3 - “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him speak good or remain silent.”
Dictation #4 - “Whenever the Messenger of Allah awoke, he would rub his teeth with the siwak.”
Dictation #5 - “The emigration of one who emigrates for the the sake of Allah and His Messenger, his emigration is for the sake of Allah and His Messenger.”
Dictation #6 - “He who innovates something in this matter of ours that is not of it will have it rejected.”
Dictation #7 - “He prayed Dhuhr just as he used to pray it at its appointed time, then he established the ‘Asr prayer and prayer it in the same way.”
Dictation #8 - “The likeness of one who comes early to prayer is that of one who has sacrificed a camel (in charity).”
Dictation #9 - “…that is because I am the Most Generous, the Most Glorious, I do as I will.”
Dictation #10 - “I was sent to all of mankind, the red and the black.”
Dictation #11 - “The comets were send down upon them, so the devils returned to their people and so they said, ‘What is with you?’”
Dictation #12 - “On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas, he said, ‘I saw the Messenger of Allah in a dream during the middle of the day.’”