Wednesday 12 December 2012

How Could You Have A Similar Experience?

"I went into a Masjid in Ramadhan and I heard a remarkable scholar explain the Qur’an (I had not read the Qur’an except in translation before that day), and I heard him speak about the Qur’an in the form of almost a conversation. And you know the Qur’an is Allah (Azza wa Jalla - Mighty and Majestic) speaking to us directly, and it felt like that for me for the first time.... I attended the entire series with him because I was hooked completely, I was mesmerised by this book, I was completely overwhelmed that I had no idea, no clue what this book was that was always there, and I always thought ‘yeah I have read something from it or some translation or something, I have an idea what it says and I guess I know what it has to say’. But when I heard what it really had to say for the first time, I felt that there is this book that I loved so much and I have no relationship with it. And of course the barriers were many, including the knowledge of it but of course even the language - I had no idea what the Arabic language was, not a clue- Nouman Ali Khan, Qur'an Instructor and Founder of Bayyinah Institute [from the video My Favourite Dua']

Nouman Ali Khan is a well known figure among the English speaking Muslims, his talks are very popular on the internet and his courses are jam-packed. The reason for sharing this quote from him is to highlight the fact that many of us Muslims are in the same state as he was before he heard a remarkable scholar explain the Qur'an. We think that we know what the Qur'an is about because we have read some translations. However our relationship with the Qur'an is not real. We have more of a relationship with other books than the Qur'an because we have no real idea, no clue what this book is.

But the good news is that we all have the opportunity to change this situation. We have in our midst a remarkable scholar who is both an expert of the Arabic Language and an expert of the Qur'an (as well as being an expert in Hadith). MashaAllah, many who attended the Magnificent Journey Seminars by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi and listened to his unique and amazing explanations experienced the same feelings as Nouman Ali Khan when he heard that remarkable scholar explain the Qur'an. People for the first time in their life have had a feeling for what the Qur'an really is and have also realised how misinformed they were before about the Qur'an. A strong effect is felt by even those who know Arabic. (As a testament to this, please watch the video testimonials of attendees at the link below)

So do not miss this lifetime opportunity to study the Qur'an with a remarkable and qualified scholar, who will, inshaAllah, change your attitude towards the Qur'an like it happened to Nouman Ali Khan... << Click Here To Register
Introduction to The Magnificent Journey Seminar - Video (click on the image below)

"The Qur'an is for people who think and are active. It is not for lazy people who do not use their God-given faculties" - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi 

The Magnificent Journey

An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juzz Tabaarak and Juzz 'Amma) of the Qur'an, From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas, by one of the foremost Islamic Scholars and Thinkers of the Western World today

Surah Al-Ma'arij - The Inevitable Reality

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University)

Date: Saturday 22nd December 2012    Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online

Video Testimonials:

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"Of all the scholars I have had the opportunity to study with, I have found Shaikh Akram Nadwi to be the closest, in knowledge, manners and teaching, to how I would imagine some of the great Hadith scholars of the past would have been. He has a vast knowledge of Qur'an, Hadith and Fiqh, a down-to-earth, humble, approachable style, and great teaching ability. His classes are not just beneficial from a learning perspective, but also to marvel at the awe-inspiring wealth of knowledge of our scholars masha Allah. His 57 volume work going through the biographies of some 8,000 women scholars of Hadith is a monumental endeavour. The mere fact of its existence can be a major talking point in discussion with Muslims and non-Muslims, and is almost a stand-alone proof of Islam's unparalleled wealth of female scholarship." - Dr Omar Mahroo, Cambridge/London

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