THE NATION OF ISLAM S
WEEK 6 WEDNESDAY CLASS
THE ORIGINAL MAN Pages 50-59
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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 it mean to accept? To accept means to take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly. To accept means to receive favorably; approve; to submit to; be resigned to. It also means to admit as a student, member, etc. What is a hindrance? A hindrance is any person or thing that hinders; an obstacle or impediment. Anything or anyone that create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction. What does inevitable mean? Inevitable is something that is certain to happen; unavoidable. What does recognize mean? To recognize means to acknowledge formally; to admit as being one entitled to be heard; to acknowledge or take notice of in some definite way. What does original mean? Original means that which is present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest. Original is something serving as a model or basis for imitations or copies. It also means capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way. What is a name? A name is a word or phrase by which a person, thing, or class of things is known, called, or spoken to or of; appellation; title. It is also the sacred designation (name/title) of a deity. What does identity mean? An identity is who or what a person or thing is; the fact of being oneself or itself and none other. The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known. The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group. What does requisite mean? Requisite means something needed for some purpose; required. It is also a thing that is necessary or critical for the achievement of a specified end. What does manufacture mean? To manufacture means to make something from raw materials by hand or by machinery; the act or process of producing something. What does respect mean? Respect means to feel or show honor for; think highly of; look up to. It is an act of giving particular attention, concern or consideration. What does protect mean? Protect means to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction: guard. What is a field? A field is an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture, typically bounded by hedges or fences. It is a piece of land used for a particular purpose. It is also an area on which a battle is fought.
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.
What is our own? Explain. What causes us to refuse to accept our own? What must happen in order to break the enemy’s power of resistance to free us? What is the requisite for freedom and independence? What must we do to be a fit and recognized people on the earth?
Questions For Further Study: Blackman Accept Your Own 1. What incident took place on April 27, 1962? Who is the Original Man? 1. Who answered the above question? 2. Who is the Original Man? 3. Who is the “Us” in Genesis 1:26? Explain. 4. Since said other than original cannot help the way he or she was born - who is responsible, the made or their maker? Explain. A Good Name is Better Than Gold 1. What is one of the first and most important truths that must be established today? 2. How are all nations of the earth recognized? 3. What is one of the reasons why Almighty Allah has come among us? 4. What knowledge has our enemy not intended to be restored to us? Help Self: What Must Be Done With The Negroes? 1. What has been the factor for more wars than any other cause? 2. What will result from extracting raw materials from the earth? Explain. 3. What are people considered who won’t give the benefit of their knowledge, skill and wealth to their own people? The Black Woman 1. What did the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad observe during his travels to the Near East and Africa (1959-1960)? Explain. 2. Discuss the significance of how many times the words protect, respect and recognize(d) are repeated in this article.
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