Proverbs - Level 3A

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pro·verb: a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.

Each Fawakih lesson includes a proverb. Though these are not critical to the lesson, they are a great way to better understand language, values, and culture in places influenced by Classical Arabic language. Many students enjoy memorizing these statements!

Please note that the recitation of the proverb initially is by a student, thus may include mistakes. Consider it analogous to a situation in which you hear a fellow classmate called upon to read!

DIRECTIONS
For each proverb listed, try to follow these 5 steps:

  1. Read and pick out any words or grammar that you understand (without looking at translation)

  2. Attempt translation

  3. Watch clip and better understand the proverb

  4. Try to memorize it

  5. Share with someone!

Level 3A


Proverb #1 VIDEO [1:49]

أَصْفى ما يَكونُ ذِهنُ الإنسانِ في وَقتِ السَّحَرِ

-Al-Farahidi


Proverb #2 VIDEO [0:51]

لَيسَ الغِنَى عَن كَثرَةِ العَرَضِ - وَلكِنَّ الغِنَى غِنَى النَّفسِ

~ Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم


Proverb #3 VIDEO [2:07]

حَسِبنا حِسابَ الثَّعابِينِ - وَنَسِينا العَقارِبَ والفِئْرانَ

-Arab Proverb


Proverb #4 VIDEO [0:55]

العِلْمُ رَحِمٌ بَيْنَ أَهْلِهِ

-Arab Proverb


Proverb #5 VIDEO [0:20]

دَعْ الظَّالِمَ وَالأَ يَّامَ


Proverb #6 VIDEO [1:01]

تَفَكَّروا في كُلِّ شَيءٍ - وَلا تفَكَّروا فِي ذاتِ اللهِ

~ Ibn ‘Abbās


Proverb #7 VIDEO [1:50]

لا يَرُدُّ القَضَاءَ إلَّا الدُّعاءُ - ولا يَزِيدُ في العُمرِ إلَّا البِرُّ


Proverb #8 VIDEO [2:01]

أَيُّها النَّاسُ: أَفْشُوا السَّلامَ، وأَطْعِمُوا الطعامَ، وصَلُّوا والناسُ نِيَامٌ تَدْخُلوا الجَنَةَ بِسَلَامٍ


Proverb #9 VIDEO [2:22]

أَكْمَلُ المؤمِنِينَ إِيمانًا أَحْسَنُهُم خُلُقًا


Proverb #10 VIDEO [2:47]

يابنَ آدمَ إذا ذَكَرْتَنِي خَاليًا ذَكَرْتُكَ خَاليًا

وَإِذا ذَكَرْتَنِي فِي مَلإٍ ذَكَرْتُكَ فِي مَلإٍ خَيْرٍ مِن الَّذِيْنَ تَذْكُرُنِي فِيْهِم


Proverb #11 VIDEO [0:29]

لا صَلاةَ إلَّا بِقِرَاءَةٍ


Proverb #12 VIDEO [3:47]

النَّاسُ مَعَادِنُ خِيارُهُم فِي الجاهِلِيَّةِ - خِيارُهُم فِي الإسلامِ إذا فَقُهُوا