How to Get A Girlfriend if You Are Ugly?

How to Get A Girlfriend if You Are Ugly?

Assuming you have good personality, there’s one that you can have that will make it very hard for any girl and her parents and to reject you:

Wealth.

I’ve checked. I’ve searched Quora for “I’m rich but why don’t I have a girlfriend?” and there’s no such question! Feel free to check for yourself. (let me know if I’m wrong, please!)

Is Being Rich Really That Important?

First let me clarify: while richness can buy an expensive car and huge apartment, you’d be mistaken to think of it as the primary indicator of wealth.

Being rich means a healthy net worth with assets, few liabilities, and positive cash flow. An expensive car means high liability. Some people who are lucky enough to afford to buy expensive cars aren’t actually rich enough for their assets to generate abundant positive cash flow. I wouldn’t do that if I had the chance.

So in case you do get rich, make sure you get a girlfriend who knows the difference between being financially wise versus being materialistic.

How Important Is It to Improve Your Financial Situation to Get A Girlfriend?

This depends.

If you’re already economically viable —you have a pretty good daily job, you own a permanent home, you have insurance and a bit of savings— then it’s more important for you to focus on good personality and other positive traits.

On the other hand… Even if you’re not dead poor, but you’re still below economically viable, then you also need to improve your financial situation in addition to other positive traits.

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What Are Islam Beliefs and Practices?

I live in Indonesia, a country which is home to more than 200 million muslims. I did not accept Islam since birth (although that probably isn’t possible anyway 😉 ) so I tasted a bit about Protestant Christianity when I was a kid. I live in a heterogenous family: although my father is a muslim (and his family), my mother is a Protestant, and my sister was a Protestant before she converted to Catholic when she got married to her Catholic husband. During elementary school I embraced Islam fully.

So I’m a living proof of what religious tolerance really is. In my view, especially in the religions of the people around me: being tolerant is dependent on the person’s personality, not because of religion. I’ve had my share of debates and quarrels with members of my family and extended family, and also among them, however 99% of them are because of personal matters, economy, and other worldly issues. The few cases where we’re discussing differences between religions, it’s always in leisure friendly setting, and then we moved on. So my conclusion is, if you find people that are harsh and intolerant, even if he changes religion many times he will still behave that way, unless he changes his personality.

Ok, so no one is forcing you to convert to Islam. But maybe you’re interested to learn the basics of what Islam is really about. At the core, is Islamic beliefs and practices.

6 Beliefs of Islam

There are 6 core beliefs of Islam that a muslim must accept if he/she wishes to convert to Islam. This is also called Islam’s pillars of iman.

  1. Believe that there is no God but Allah.
  2. Believe that Allah created angels. Nobody living today has ever seen an angel, but if you believe in angels, it’s one requirement for converting to Islam.
  3. Belief in His messengers, including the 25 notable ones: Elishia, Job, David, Dhul-Kifl, Aron, Hud, Abraham, Enoch, Elias, Isa (Jesus), Isac, Ishmael, Lot, Musa (Moses), Nuh (Noah), Salih, Shuaib, Sulaiman (Solomon), Ezra, Jacob, John, Jonah, Joseph, Zachariya, Muhammad.
  4. Believe that Allah descends holy books for His messengers, and the 4 notable ones are: Zabur (holy book of Daud), Tawrat (holy book of Musa/Moses), Injil (holy book of Isa/Jesus), and Qur’an (holy book of Muhammad).
  5. Belief in the Last Day. This world will end at some point, and Allah will raise all humans again from the dead to be judged based on their deeds while living.
  6. Belief in al-Qada (Divine will) and al-Qadar (Divine decree or pre-ordainment). Everything in this universe happens because of the will and decree of Allah, and He has complete knowledge of all events, past or future. Humans have free will, and the free will of humans are still within scope of Allah’s will and decree. This may be hard to understand fully. But you have a choice, you can accept a faith with or without a debate. If you accept this, you’ve checked one requirement for converting to Islam.

5 Practices of Islam

There are 5 core practices of Islam that must be performed by muslims.

  1. Shahada. It is declaring oneself as muslim by saying “I witness that there is no God but Allah, and I witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God” in Arabic and native language (such as English). When this is done in front of other muslims in the community, then you would have converted to Islam. And you begin your journey as a muallaf, a person newly converted to Islam, who is in need of extensive guidance from the muslim community. Becoming a muslim is not without challenges, and especially when Islam is not the majority like in the United States, the challenges are huge. That’s why getting help and support from the local muslim community is very important. Anyway, in reality shahada is performed multiple times a day (although in private), because when we do salah (muslim prayer) we always recite shahada.
  2. Praying five times a day (Salah). A muslim must perform prayer 5 times a day in specific manner. In a way this teaches discipline in life. However, Islam allows much flexibility if a person is having menstruation, sick or other acceptable reason. So for example, if someone cannot stand then he/she can perform prayer by sitting or laying down, this is not a problem. In addition to the 5 mandatory daily prayers, there are optional prayers that you can do, but still recommended. So just by this practice alone, there are several virtues to learn from: discipline, tolerance, and attention to quality.
  3. Giving charity (Zakat). You need to give a small amount of your wealth for charity. The extremely poor will be exempt from this, as they are the ones receiving the charity.
  4. Fasting (Saum). There is a whole month of Ramadan when muslims are mandated to fast daily from before sunrise to after sunset. This will be a challenge for new muslims, because it’s still a challenge even for those who were born muslim! Especially in the United States where fasting can last from 15 to 18 hours a day depending on the city and time of year. In Indonesia, fasting duration is mostly fixed at 13 hours a day. It is possible to perform fasting on regular days or on special days, either for practice or because it is a good deed.
  5. Pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia (Hajj). The pilgrimage is different because it is more complex than the 4 practices above, and also because it requires effort and money that not all muslims are able to do this. But if a muslims has the means to perform pilgrimage, then it becomes mandatory for him/her.

Want to Learn More About Islam?

It has to be signified that nobody can force you to convert to Islam. However, it is a good idea to learn about Islam, so you can better understand what Islam is about, and you become wiser when responding to events that happen around you, such as media reporting of muslims, and so much. Islamophobia is a big problem, getting (mis)information from anti-Islam communities would increase this problem, so one of the best ways to solve this problem would be to know more about Islam from reputable sources. And as all muslims will agree and can confirm to you, in Islam the #1 reputable source of information is Islam’s Holy Book: Al-Qur’an.

The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics)

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics)

Al-Qur’an itself is in Arabic, it has not changed since the first time Al-Qur’an was bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad. You’ll need a translation of Qur’an which is easy to understand. The Qur’an by Oxford World’s Classics receives a lot of rave reviews because its translation uses modern plain English that is easy to understand. This is very important because you do not want to misinterpret the meaning of a verse, which can cause confusion. In addition, Haleem provides a general introduction to Islam which will be useful for anyone new to Islam. Al-Qur’an is not an incredibly thick book, it definitely has much fewer pages than Injil (Bible). I suggest you to read Al-Qur’an several pages at a time, and you can finish the whole book in only a few weeks. By then, you will have known the core of Islam teaching. You can also read Qur’an for free at Quran.com.

Welcome to Islam: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Muslims

Welcome to Islam: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Muslims

Welcome to Islam: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Muslims

If you want to convert to Islam then you can read this book on how to become a muslim, which shows you what you need to after being a muslim. It will show you how to perform daily prayers, fasting, and one of the most important things is how to cope with challenges of being a (new) muslim. Getting support that can help you is very important. Because there are things that can make life as a muslim difficult, including in America.

Islam or Muslims?

Islam is the religion, the belief, and the teachings. However, there are many different kinds of muslims: they are the communities, the people. And with people comes human nature, most are good but some are not that good. There are good muslims and bad muslims. There are helpful, knowledgeable muslims and there are ignorant muslims. So again it’s very important that you get help and support from a positive, helpful muslim community.

One such community I know of is SacredLearning.org by Dr. Husain Abdul Sattar, MD in the Islamic Center of Chicago (ICC). You can follow and listen to their weekly gathering/talks as live streaming broadcast. You can also contact them if you live near the area and would like to learn more about Islam.

If you’d like to know a muslim community in your area, leave a comment mentioning your city in the comments, and I’ll try to help you find a muslim community that I think can help you. About the discussion in the comments, I’m aware that this topic may feel controversial to some people, but my hope is to help people who sincerely want to learn about Islam. Please keep the discussion friendly. Although you’re welcome to voice your opinions, I reserve the right to remove comments who are offensive or make others feel uncomfortable.

Do you want to learn about Islam? What do you think about muslims in your community? Let me know in the comments.

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eMahad Free Online Programs for Traditional Islamic Learning for Women

eMahad Free Online Programs for Traditional Islamic Learning for Women

Online Traditional Islamic Learning Program for Women (English)

eMahad is offering an Online Traditional Islamic Learning Program in English language covering in depth study of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al Fiqh, Arabic Grammar and Language. The program will be taught by teachers from different parts of the world who have studied traditional Islamic disciplines from countries including South Africa, UK, US and Pakistan. All teachers are senior students of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshabandi (db).

The classes will be conducted in English with no reliance on Urdu language, through state-of-the-art paid online classroom software. The program is conducted free of cost.

Duration: 4 + 1 years
Language: English/Arabic
Class Schedule: Monday to Thursday 11:30 pm to 1:45 am (Pakistan), 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm (GMT), 10:30 pm to 12:45 am (UAE), 8:30 pm to 10:45 pm (South Africa), 9:30 to 11:45 (KSA), 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm (EST)
Total workload per week: 9 hours + Practice/Takrar Sessions + Individual Study

InshaAllah the Classes will start from 31st August, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1: I only understand basic Urdu and I am more comfortable in English which program should I join?

Ans: There will be two separate Online Traditional Islamic Learning programs run for women, one in English and one in Urdu. In the English Program, all lectures delivered and all texts used will be in English or in Arabic. In both programs, a strong focus will be on learning Arabic in the initial years.
Examinations will be conducted in the respective languages of the programs.

2: What is the fee for this course?
Ans: The course is run for free.

3: How will I get the books/texts?

Ans: We will try to arrange soft-copies/scanned versions of all books that will be taught during the program. Those of you are based in countries where books are available would be encouraged to purchase their own book set.

4: Which curriculum will be followed?
Ans: A five year curriculum is designed based on the curriculum of Wifaq ul Madaris al- Arabiya Pakistan’s curriculum. Our curriculum has some additional features to cater to the needs of our global audience. The subjects covered include Quran, hadith, fiqh, usul al fiqh, Arabic language and grammar.

5: How are the examinations conducted?
Ans: Internal examinations by eMahad will be conducted during the year and also final examination will be conducted online.
Those of you who can visit our parent institution Mahad al Faqir al Islami in Jhang, Pakistan or at our affiliated institutes in different parts of the world will be asked to sit for onsite exams conducted by eMahad.

6: Can I give Wifaqul Madaris al Arabiya Examinations?
Ans: As per the rules of Wifaqul Madaris al Arabiya the students who study the program online are not allowed to sit in the exams conducted by the body.

7: What degree will I receive by the end of the course?
Ans: By the end of the course, Mahad al-Faqir al-Islami, Jhang will issue you a degree.

8: How are the classes going to be conducted?
Ans: Classes will be conducted online through state-of-the-art classroom software.

9: Will I have access to recordings if I miss any class?
Ans: Yes, recordings will be made available after every class.

10: Do I have takraar/practice sessions in addition to the teaching sessions?
Ans: Yes, there will be 2-3 hours of takraar/practice sessions per week.

11: How much weekly workload should I expect in total?
Ans: Initially for the first 6 months, the total workload will be around 10-12 hours per week.

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Pendaftaran Sekolah Pranikah Salman Angkatan 25 sudah Dibuka

Pendaftaran Sekolah Pranikah Salman Angkatan 25 sudah Dibuka

Pendaftaran Sekolah Pranikah Salman angkatan 25 sudah dibuka…
Jadwal setiap hari Minggu, pukul 13.00-15.00. Mulai Minggu, 13 September 2015.

Syarat Pendaftaran

  1. Berusia 18+
  2. Mengisi form pendaftaran
  3. Membayar min. uang pendaftaran (100.000) dari total biaya 450.000
  4. Menyerahkan pas foto ukuran 2×3 1 lembar

Datang langsung ya ke Bidang dakwah Salman itb lt 1 gd kayu di jam kerja,
paling lambat Sabtu, 12 September 2015.

Senin-Jumat 08.00-16.00,
Sabtu 08.00-14.00

🙁 belum bisa datang langsung di jam kerja?
bisa daftar via sms dulu kok 🙂 dengan format dibawah ini,

Spn 25_nama lengkap_no kontak

Pengisian form pendaftaran bisa dilakukan di hari H dan untuk biaya pendaftarannya bisa transfer ke:

Bank Muamalat
No rek. 1020013364
A.n Liliana Putri Wijayanti
Foto bukti transfer dan pendaftaran kirimkan via wa/sms/mms ke no 081394643729

Kuota terbatas 🙂

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Program BISA Angkatan 17: Belajar bahasa Arab seru dan menyenangkan dalam genggaman HP Anda!

Program BISA Angkatan 17: Belajar bahasa Arab seru dan menyenangkan dalam genggaman HP Anda!

Info Pendaftaran Program BISA Angkatan 17 

Silahkan sebarkan info berikut untuk #IndonesiaMelekBahasaArab

Masih berfikir kalau bahasa Arab itu sulit? Masih beralasan sibuk atau tempat belajar bahasa Arabnya kejauhan? Di BISA, insya Allah Anda bisa belajar bahasa Arab seru dan menyenangkan dalam genggaman HP Anda! 

Mari bergabung dengan komunitas pembelajar bahasa Arab terbesar di Indonesia dengan lebih dari 15.000 peserta dari berbagai negara telah bergabung! 2 bulan melek bahasa Arab insya Allah! 

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Alhamdulillah sejauh ini program BISA telah meluluskan lebih dari 6000 peserta dalam dan luar negeri, dari aceh hingga papua, dari australia hingga finlandia. Dari remaja berusia 18 tahun hingga kakek nenek berusia 77 tahun. Dari petani dan pedagang hingga dokter, doktor, dan Profesor.

Insya Allah angkatan 17 akan belajar dari:

30 Agustus 2015 sampai 18 Oktober 2015

Pembelajaran akan dilakukan selama 8 pekan (2 bulan) dimana tiap hari Minggu pukul 16.00-17.30 WIB akan diselenggarakan muhadharah (pelajaran) via whatsApp yang wajib dihadiri oleh seluruh peserta (kecuali ada udzur).

Tujuan Program

  1. Peserta mampu memahami dasar-dasar bahasa Arab (Ilmu Sharaf)
  2. Peserta mampu memahami perubahan kata (Kata Kerja, Kata Benda)
  3. Peserta mampu memahami perubahan kata dalam Al Qur’an
  4. Peserta mampu mencari arti kata di Kamus bahasa arab
  5. Peserta menghafal puluhan kata yang sering digunakan dalam Al Quran
  6. Peserta mampu menerapkan kaidah ilmu sharaf dalam memahami ayat Al Qur’an

Persyaratan Peserta

  1. Telah lancar membaca Al Quran
  2. Usia 17 tahun ke atas
  3. Memiliki hafalan surat-surat pendek dan ayat-ayat populer dalam al quran

Persyaratan Teknis

  1. Memiliki smartphone yg bs menjalankan whatsapp
  2. Memiliki koneksi internet yang memadai
  3. Memiliki akun email dan terbiasa mengirim email dengan lampiran

Peraturan Belajar

  1. Wajib menghadiri muhadharah online rutin tiap pekan (Minggu Sore pukul 16.0-17.30) di whatsapp (boleh tidak hadir bila ada udzur).
  2. Wajib mengerjakan PR. Peserta yang sama sekali tidak mengerjakan PR pada pekan berjalan atau 3 PR dari beberapa pekan akan dikeluarkan atau di-drop out dari kelas. Setiap minggu akan ada 1 pr hafalan dan 1 pr tulisan. PR tulisan dikumpulkan melalui email. PR hafalan disetor ke grup whatsapp.

 Biaya: Gratis bagi yang belajar hingga tuntas 

Pendaftaran  dibuka dari Sabtu, 1 Agustus 2015 sampai  Rabu, 26 Agustus 2015 pukul 23.59 

 

 

CATATAN:

  1. Karena program ini gratis, bagi yang ingin ikut program ini, mohon berkomitmen untuk belajar sampai tuntas (2 bulan). Kami tekankan untuk tidak mendaftar bila hanya ingin coba-coba tanpa kesungguhan. Karena program ini sangat selektif dan ketat dalam menegakkan aturan drop out. 
  2. Tidak mengerjakan 2 tugas di pekan yang sama atau paling banyak 3 tugas di pekan yang berbeda-beda akan DIKELUARKAN dari kelas whatsApp
  3. Untuk peserta akhawat yang bersuami, mohon ijin terlebih dahulu dengan suaminya.

CARA MENDAFTAR

1. Berikan “Like” Fanpage Program BISA di www.facebook.com/programbisa

2. Unduh diktat dalam bentuk pdf:

https://archive.org/details/EbookIlmuSharafUntukPemulaCetakanKedua

Atau dalam bentuk aplikasi android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bisa.sharaf.ILMUSHARAF

3. Kirimkan bukti unduh diktat dalam bentuk screenshot atau foto dan format pendaftaran berikut:

Nama – Usia –  – Pekerjaan – Tempat Tinggal – Pengalaman Belajar Bahasa Arab – siap berkomitmen untuk menyelesaikan belajar di program BISA selama 8 pekan hingga tuntas. Bila mengundurkan diri atau dikeluarkan dari kelas (drop out) akan membayar infaq seikhlasnya-. 

Silahkan kirim data di atas ke via Whatsapp (tidak melayani telpon atau SMS):

089605626162 (KHUSUS IKHWAN) 

08122815152 (KHUSUS AKHAWAT)

TIDAK MELAMPIRKAN BUKTI UNDUH DIKTAT BERUPA SCREENSHOT ATAU FOTO MAKA PENDAFTARAN DITOLAK. 

Info pendaftaran dan persyaratan selengkapnya klik: http://www.programbisa.com/pendaftaran

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Sampaikan Kemarahan dengan Senyum dan Santun :)

Sampaikan Kemarahan dengan Senyum dan Santun :)

Seorang sahabat mengingatkan saya dengan cara dia yang paling indah, hendaknya saya dapat membungkus rasa marah dengan penyampaian yang adem dan menyenangkan.

“Kalau mau marah, coba deh pakai cara yang menyenangkan: jangan gitu yaa kalo kamu gitu terus nanti aku marah lho… nah sambil senyum manis deh, pasti jadi senang” gitu katanya.

Benar sekali pesan dia, yang aku sering, sering sekali lupa. Maaf ya 🙁 Dan memang hadits berikut, menegaskan (berkali-kali malah) pentingnya menjaga perasaan orang lain bahkan saat kita hendak marah:

Dari Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu bahwasanya salah seorang laki-laki berkata kepada Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
 

ﺃﻭﺻﻨﻰ ﻗﺎﻝ : ﻻ ﺗﻐﻀﺐ ﻓﺮﺩﺩ ﻣﺮﺍﺭﺍً ﻗﺎﻝﻻ
ﺗﻐﻀﺐ .ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻯ

“Berilah wasiat kepadaku” Nabi bersabda: ’Jangan marah.’
Maka beliau mengulang berkali-kali: ‘Jangan marah.’

(HR. al-Bukhari rahimahullah, hadits Arba’in no. 16)

Terima kasih ya, sahabatku. 🙂

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Menemukan Khusyu' yang Hilang

Halaqah Intensif Pelatihan Shalat Khusyu’ 3 hari 2 malam – Shalat Center Bandung

◇◇◇ HADIRI & IKUTILAH ◇◇◇

          Halaqah Intensif 
       SHALAT KHUSYUK
           3 hari 2 malam 

               Bersama 
Team Shalat Center Bandung

       28 – 30 Agustus 2015
13.00 (jumat) – 11.00 (Minggu)

        Pondok Uzlah Cilaja 
  Jln. Arcamanik Sindanglaya   
            Km 4 Cilaja Hilir 
                Bandung 

                Investasi: 
          Rp 200.000 (All in)

           Kuota 30 orang

             Pendaftaran :
       s/d 26 Agustus 2015

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Web: http://www.shalatcenterjabar.org

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Bahasa yang Mudah Dipelajari?

Bahasa yang Mudah Dipelajari?

Beberapa hari terakhir ini saya dapat kesempatan belajar bahasa Jepang. Berhubung alfabetnya beda, syarat dasarnya ya menghafal alfabet hiragana, alfabet katakana, dan beberapa kanji penting.

Meski baru tau dikit banget, tapi bagi saya hiragana dan katakana relatif mudah dipelajari. Kalau rajin latihan, mungkin dalam 1-3 bulan sudah lancar membaca dan menulis. Mengartikannya mah urusan lain hehe…

Yang jauh lebih sulit tentunya kanji, yang sampai sekarang saya belum nemu logikanya, dan cuma menghafal dengan imajinasi misal “nasi rantang dibungkus” (画), “manusia kepala tiga lari bawa tongkat” (像), dsb. Hehe

Kosakata dan grammar bahasa Jepang sendiri menurut saya cukup to the point dan relatif mudah dipelajari (given time and practice, of course). Hambatan utamanya kayanya di kanji.

Saya jadi mikir, tingkat mudah dan sulitnya bahasa itu kaya apa? Jadi pingin bandingin…

Hiragana ada 46 karakter. Katakana ada 48 karakter. Total 94 karakter yang wajib hafal. Harusnya sih to the point, tapi ada beberapa hal yang saya perhatikan. Pertama, semua vokal hiragana bentuknya agak kompleks (bagi pemula seperti saya), misalnya い (i) menurut saya lebih kompleks daripada し (shi), dua-duanya karakter yang sering dipakai. Kedua, ada karakter yang mirip banget, yaitu ソ (katakana “so” digores dari kanan) dan ン (katakana “n” digores dari bawah). Kalo di kaligrafi bisa dibaca per huruf, tapi kalo tulisannya kecil-kecil, kayanya harus lihat konteks katanya baru tau itu “so” atau “n”.

Plus kanji… yang totalnya bisa belasan ribu, tapi untuk keperluan umum di Jepang, “kayanya” 1000-2000 kanji udah cukup ya? (Maybe, just a guess)

Jadi menurut saya, Nihongo termasuk high difficulty… cuma “high” bukan “extreme” karena, masih ada yang lebih sulit lagi yaitu Chinese hehe.

Sebagai perbandingan, alfabet latin hanya 26 karakter kapital. Tapii ada variasi huruf kecil juga jadi total sekitar 40an karakter latin. Bahasanya sendiri bisa English atau Indonesia dan lain-lain. Menurut saya English itu medium difficulty dan Indonesian medium-high, karena di bahasa Indonesia lebih banyak imbuhan daripada bahasa Inggris.

Ada satu bahasa lagi yang ingin saya share, yaitu bahasa Arab yang digunakan dalam Al-Quran. Alfabet Arab hanya berjumlah 28 karakter, dan menurut saya nyaris tanpa variasi karena bentuk dalam sambungannya masih mirip aslinya. Tidak ada huruf kecil atau besar. Karakter yang paling sering ditemui yaitu a (ا) menulisnya juga paling mudah. Berbeda dengan bahasa lainnya yang menggunakan 5 vokal, Arab hanya mengenal 3 vokal, dan menulisnya pun mudah: a (اَ), i (اِ), u (اُ). Sebagian besar kosakata Arab yang artinya berhubungan berasal dari akar kata yang sama, misal كتب kataba (buku), مكتب maktab (meja), dan يكيب yaktab (menulis). Bahkan saking intuitifnya vokal ini, tulisan Arab informal dapat dibaca tanpa menuliskan vokal sama sekali. Jadi menulis Arab informal bisa lebih cepat dibanding latin atau alfabet lain.

Setelah belajar alfabet Arab, tingkat berikutnya adalah belajar ilmu tajwid. Setelah menguasai tajwid maka dapat membaca dan menulis bahasa Arab apa pun, termasuk membaca Al-Quran.

Saat di Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus saya bertemu Saeed Keisuka Todaさん, mualaf asli Nippon yang baru 4 tahun belajar Islam, tapi Arabnya (baik tulis maupun lisan) sudah jauh lebih lancar daripada saya, dan mungkin lebih lancar daripada sebagian dari yang baca. Menurut saya itu satu bukti mudahnya belajar membaca dan berbahasa Arab.

Berbeda dengan penulisan alfabetnya, struktur grammar dan sastra dalam bahasa Arab bertingkat dan dalam. Belajar bahasa sehari-hari Arab sama mudahnya dengan bahasa lain, tapi dalam Al-Quran terdapat ayat-ayat yang mudah maupun ayat-ayat yang menggunakan tata bahasa sastra Arab yang tinggi.

Alhamdulillah untuk membaca Al-Quran yang diwajibkan untuk semua muslim, tetap menggunakan alfabet dan bahasa yang paling mudah dipelajari, dengan hanya 28 karakter dan 3 vokal.

إنشاء الله…
Bagi saya ini pembuktian untuk ayat berikut, jadi tunggu apalagi kita untuk belajar bahasa Arab dan mempelajari Al-Quran lebih dalam?

“Maka sesungguhnya telah Kami mudahkan Al Quran itu dengan bahasamu, agar kamu dapat memberi kabar gembira dengan Al Quran itu kepada orang-orang yang bertakwa, dan agar kamu memberi peringatan dengannya kepada kaum yang membangkang.”
(QS. Maryam:97)

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