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An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Qur’anic Style of Inculcating Effective Listening Skill

The general purpose of presenting human history in the Qur’an is to warn people not to repeat the mistakes of the perished nations.

Surah al Haqqaah begins with a vivid description of the destruction of the People of Saalih (Thamood), Huud (‘Aad), Musa (Phir’oun), Luut (Mu’tafikaat) and Nooh.

What comes after the historical narrative is a miracle in human language. A clarion call to heed to the message of the glorious Qur’an. A pointer towards effective listening! Continue reading

January 5, 2016 Posted by | Art of Communication, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Lugha and Laghw: Connected and yet different!

Part 1 and Part 3

Arabic is a language par excellence. And Qur’anic Arabic is a miracle of all miracles!

Even though Lugha and Laghw come from the same root they are very different in meaning and connotations.

Laghw is foolish talk, nonsense, ineffectual, ungrammatical language.

Lugha is dialect, idiom, language, expression, word, jargon, lingo, vernacular, term.

I want to highlight two things here. Continue reading

August 2, 2015 Posted by | Art of Communication, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Al Laghw and the Jihad in modern times

One of the side effects of advancement in technology is innovations in the arena called al laghw.

The emerging trends in al laghw has brought drastic changes in the lifestyle of the contemporary society.

If you want to go against the flow, you have to take it as a jihad. Continue reading

July 29, 2015 Posted by | Art of Communication, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Qur’anic Art of Effective Communication

PS: A pdf of this post is given at the end.

Most of the time I feel that I am unable to follow the gloriously graceful guidance provided to me by my Creator when it comes to talking with people and communicating with others. It could be due to lack of patience and wisdom. It could be due to my foolhardiness or because of the boisterous nature. This happens to me especially when I get agitated or angry due to circumstances or situations. And later on you end up feeling regret for not following the Qur’anic guidance.

One lesson life has taught me is if you want to prevail over your own self and hence over the situation, change your approach by adopting the Qur’anic guidance on communication and dialogue. People will listen to you, and you will be able to make your point clear.  Continue reading

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Art of Communication, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments