THE NATION OF ISLAM S
WEEK 10 WEDNESDAY CLASS
THE BIBLE AND HOLY QUR'AN Pages 86 - 99
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STUDY COURSE INSTRUCTIONS & PROCEDURES
Study Course Instructions
This study course is designed to be done both in a course room, mosque, study-group or self-paced at home. Certain parts of this course (Key Word Study) will be done with a partner. Other parts will be done independently (by yourself). When its time to partner, you and your partner (twin) are to follow the steps provided in this guide. The study course is laid out in the order you do them. It is important not to skip any steps of the guide. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED IN OUR CLASSES. Purpose of this Study Course Guide: The purpose of this study course guide is to guide you through this course of study. Time to Complete: Although the hour and a half that we have for study this evening will hopefully allow you to progress through most of this study, however it is strongly recommend that you continue to work on this study course at home at your own pace. Important Note: During the study course session, if you have any questions raise your hand for assistance. Each believer (student) should have a copy of this handout and its instructions to take home and continue studying on their own. All steps may not be completed in the class sessions in its entirety.
Study Course Steps Step 1: Key Word Clearing Time Frame: 30 min Key words are important words related to key concepts found in the reading. Having a good understanding of the meanings of these words will help each student better understand the important concepts and ideas of the study, as well as eliminate misunderstandings that come with misunderstood words. Use the key word list and definitions found in this packet to do the drill (exercise) a and b. 1.) Select a partner (closest to you) and study the Key Words together, through reviewing the questions and answers to master. (If done in course room or mosque/study group the time allotted is 30-45 minutes) a. First time through: The student has the questions and answers in front of him or her. The partner asks the student the question, and the student answers it. He/She can look at the answer if needed. The answer does not have to be word-for-word or memorized; just the concept must be correct. b. Second time through: Once finished with the drill the first time, you start again from the beginning, this time without the answers in front of you. Your partner asks the question and you answers. If the answer is incorrect, your partner shows you the answer. Look at the answer again and repeat until you have grasped the concept, then continue to the next one.
Step 2: Independent Reading Time Frame: 30 min After completing step one, you may begin to read the selected reading materials. Step 3: Check Your Understanding Questions Time Frame: 30 min Review the lists of questions. Each question is formulated to check your understanding of the key concepts and ideas found in the reading. Answer each question on a sheet of paper and be prepared to discuss your answers at the conclusion of this session. Sufficient time may not be given during class session to answer all of the questions. If you do not finish in class, please continue this step at home.
STEP 1: Key Word Clearing What does holy mean? Holy means set apart for religious use; connected with religion or God; sacred. Holy is something that has not been diluted, mixed or tampered with in any form. (SW) What is an author? An author is a writer or creator; one that originates or creates. What is a representative? A representative is one who represents or stands for; one chosen to act or speak for another. What does commercialized (commercialize) mean? Commercialize means to make into a business matter, especially in order to make a profit; to make commercial in character, methods or spirit. What is a theocracy? A theocracy is a form of government in which god is recognized as the supreme civil ruler; governed by officials who are regarded as divinely guided; the rule of God. What does distinction mean? A difference or contrast between similar things or people. It means recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type. What does mixture mean? A mixture is a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties. It is a combination of several different kinds. What does suit mean? Suit means to be proper for, befit. It is to meet the needs or desires of; to be in accordance with; to please. It is to be appropriate or satisfactory. What does natural mean? Natural is to be in accordance with or determined by nature. It is marked by easy simplicity and freedom from artificiality. What does proof mean? Proof is anything that can be used to show that something is true or correct; evidence. What is poison? Poison is a substance that, when introduced into or absorbed by a living organism, causes death or injury, especially one that kills by rapid action even in a small quantity. It is a person, idea, action, or situation that is considered to have a destructive or corrupting effect or influence. What does it mean to revise something? Revise means to reconsider and alter or change (something). The root of the word means â€œto see againâ€?. What does glorious mean? Glorious means having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration. What does it mean to tamper with something? Tamper means interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations. It means to exert a secret or corrupt influence. What is a graveyard? A graveyard is a burial ground, especially one beside a church.
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QUESTIONS FOR STUDY SESSION MESSAGE TO THE BLACKMAN / WEDNESDAY CLASS
STEP 3: Check Your Understanding The following questions are for discussion at the conclusion of the study session. The remaining questions can be completed at your own pace as you continue your study at home. You can use your book if you need help answering the questions. Write your answers on a sheet of paper.
Questions For Discussion: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Why do we need a “new book”? Who is the fire of hell intended for? Where does the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s interpretation of scripture come from? Give examples of errors contained in the way the Bible was written up. Describe the Holy Qur-an and its affect on the owner and reader. What makes it glorious? What is the distinct difference between the Holy Quran and the other revealed scriptures of God? Why is the Bible called a poison book? Why does the Honorable Elijah Muhammad say that the Bible is the graveyard for his people?
Questions For Further Study: The Bible and Holy Qur-an: Which One Contains Words of God? 1. How does the Holy Qur-an explain Allah being its author? The Bible 1. How should the revealed word of God be handled? 2. How has the Bible become a “commercialized book”? 3. Who has Allah put on His list as the first to be destroyed and why? True Knowledge of Bible and Holy Qur-an 1. Why is the Bible referred to as the “Book”? 2. Why are the mouths and tongues of preachers under control (past & present)? 3. Why is it necessary for a new scripture (guidance) for the hereafter? 4. Who was the book or revelation revealed to? The Glorious Holy Qur-an Sharrieff 1. Explain how man makes himself a fool? The Bible and Holy Qur-an: Which One is Right? 1. What type of book does Allah (God) demand today? 2. Why is there no such thing as a divine relation of brotherhood between the black nation and white race? 3. How is Luke 6:27-29 used as a slavery teaching? 4. What is the Truth that will make us free and what scripture in the Bible leaves it (the truth) questionable and to the advantage of the enemy?
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