Short Ahadith for Kids to Learn: Two Words (part 1) Arabic Learning

 

Everyone strives to memorize Qur’an but very few try to memorize ahadith. So this “Mini Ahadith Series” will help you memorize parts of ahadith (or full ahadith) one by one. We will start from two and gradually progress to more words in shaa Allaah. I have put the series in Kids corner because they are as easy for kids to learn as well. They will also help you to teach your kids a few Islamic manners and while disciplining them, you can always use the Arabic words instead, so they can get the hang of it too.

NOTE:
  • Meanings of the root words have been taken from http://www.studyquran.co.uk/PRLonline.htm
  • Audios have been recorded by my cute little niece who is two and a half years old – Aairah Ahmed.

Following words have been taken from these ahadith (a part of which is also talked about in Qur’an). You would basically have to memorise just one word (the first word “laa” in all of them is constant and recurring).

 

1. Investigation

Teaching children not to be nosey, you can always say:

 لاَ تَحَسَّسُوا

Transliteration: Laa Tahassasu }

Translation: “Do not be inquisitive about one another” }

 

The word “Tahassasu” has been derived from three root words ح س س (Ha-Siin-Siin) which means – To listen, to seek repeatedly/time after time to know a thing, ask or inquire after news or tidings of something, inquire or seek for information about something or someone, to be pulled out or up or off…

This word has been used several times in the Qur’an. For eg: [12:87

do not be inquisitive about one another - hadith - laa tahassasu

The root words also carry meanings like – to slaughter, destroy, kill, make one’s perceiving powers dead, make one’s sound or motion to cease, despise someone, devour, blast or burn, carry or remove or shake off, to be tender or compassionate towards someone (lit., to feel for someone), lament for someone, perceive or become sensible of something, know a thing by means of any of the senses, learn a thing, know a thing certainly, to be certain or sure of something, to be eradicated or displaced, fall out or come out, fall continuously/by degrees/one part after another, break into pieces. 

Yes! That’s the beauty of Arabic. So many words come out of one root word. It all then depends on context and usage.

 

2. Spying

Teaching children not to spy/stalk, you can always say:

لاَ تَجَسَّسُوا

Transliteration: Laa Tajassasu }

Translation: “Do not spy upon one another” }

 

The word “Tajassasu” has been derived from three root words ج س س (Jiim-Siin-Siin) which means to test or judge or scrutinize a thing, to spy or investigate or examine in order to form a judgement, inquire about or spy into a thing.

do not spy upon one another - hadith - laa tajassasu

Example of this word in the Qur’an is [49:12].

 

3. Jealousy

Teaching children not to be jealous, you can always say:

لاَ تَحَاسَدُوا

Transliteration: Laa Tahaasadu }

Translation: “Do not feel envy with the other” }

 

The word “Tahaasadu” has been derived from three root words ح س د (Ha-Siin-Dal) which means To envy, grudge, to dislike that a person possesses a thing (and wish that it would depart from him and transfer to himself), to wish that a person be deprived of a thing.

do not feel envy with the other - hadith - laa tahaasadu

Allaah teaches us in the Qur’an, to seek refuge from the envious, in Surah Falaq.

 

4. Hatred

Teaching children not to have extreme feelings of hatred/hold grudge, you can always say:

لاَ تَبَاغَضُوا

Transliteration: Laa Tabaaghadu }

Translation: “Do not hate one another” }

 

The word “Tabaaghadu” has been derived from three root words ب غ ض (Ba-Ghaeen-Dawd) which means Becoming hateful, odious or an object of hatred, fall of a good fortune.

do not hate one another - hadith - laa tabaaghadu

This word has been used several times in the Qur’an. For eg: [5:91]

 

5. Disowning

Teaching children not to sever blood ties, you can always say:

 لاَ تَقَاطَعُوا

Transliteration: Laa Taqaata’u }

Translation: “Do not cut off relations of kinship” }

 

The word “Taqaata’u” has been derived from three root words ق ط ع (Qaf-Taw-Ayen) which means to cut/sever/disunite/separate/detach, to disable in prosecuting, unable to proceed in, withdraw, break down, perish/cease/finish/fail, cut short /stop, interrupted, put an end to, a piece/bit/part/portion cut off from a whole, herd, distinct portion.

do not cut off relations of kinship - hadith - laa taqaata'u

This word has been used several times in the Qur’an. For eg: [2:166]


Next: Part 2

 

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Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul. A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University while also following Bayyinah institute's 'Arabic with Husna' classes, one baby step at a time.

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  1. Can you also add the source of each of the Ahadith please, E.g Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi etc. That would be really useful.

    JazakALlahu Khair

    Brilliant series masha Allah.

    • JazakAllah khair. You mean in the pictures? In text the hadith link has been embedded in this line (purple coded words are links) –

      Following words have been taken from these two ahadith (a part of which is also talked about in Qur’an). You would basically have to memorise just one word (the first word “laa” in all of them is constant and recurring)…

  2. Amina Edota Says: February 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Masha Allah, even adults could learn these. Arabic is such a beautiful and unique language. But we do not learn and memorise enough ahadith as we should. They are brilliant reminders we need in our daily life.

    I love the audio, Baarakallahu fih.

  3. will definitely be making placards of the 4 words…jazakallahu khairan!

  4. Subhan Allah this is so refreshing! May Allah put barakah in your work and may we act according to Quran and Ahadith…aameen.

  5. Really great idea to build vocabulary! It’s great that it pulls straight from hadith, mashaAllah.

  6. Jazakallahu Khairn for sharing. I always feel blessed to be remineded of things that can truly refine my character.

  7. Great series masha’Allah. Sharing it on my FB page

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