With the extra time off alhumdulillah, I got a chance to get ahead with my lesson plans for the next few weeks. My students all did great on their tests from last week and I was impressed by some of the written responses and essays they wrote :) It’s really nice to see them meeting many of the goals and outcomes I set out to achieve at the start of the year. For next week inshaAllah, we will be covering the meanings from Salah based on Sh. Abdul Nasir’s course. This gem really stood out as I was prepping:
Al-‘Aẓīm means the One who is permanently strong. Al-‘Aẓīm comes from the same root as the word ‘aẓum (pl: ‘iẓām), meaning bones. The root of the word means: strength, firmness, stability. Al-‘Aẓīm means ‘One that is constantly strong, firm and stable.’ In the position of rukū‘, a person is unstable and unbalanced. All of your weight is leaning forward. We willingly put ourselves in a vulnerable, weak, unbalanced and unstable position, and we attribute strength, firmness and stability to Allāh (Subhana Rabbi al Aẓīm).