I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what or where you are. And I have no idea what you do or don’t do. But regardless of all that, I would still like you to read that book – the most amazing and incomparable Al-Qur’an!
For, there is no other book quite like that book in the world! There never was, and there never will be. Not to belittle, disparage or put any other book down. But simply to tell you that this is a book you owe it to yourself to read.
This book – I mean that book – is quite unlike any other book you may have read. […]
“If you are a Muslim, it is your duty to take the Qur’an to every home and heart that needs it — and which one does not.
But if you are not a Muslim, shouldn’t you try to find out what the Qur’an is all about and why there is so much fuss about it in the world today?
Pick up a copy of the Qur’an translation, read it and find out for yourself!” (Dr. Pasha)
Wonder of Wonders: A Qur’an Literacy Camp
The 2nd National Qur’an Literacy Camp is under way in the West Indies even as I write this piece in the middle of the month of July, 2008.
The wonder of wonders is that the Qur’an that threw open the doors of literacy and education to the whole world for the first time in human history has itself now got to be taught to its believers and self-professed adherents using special literacy camps at the local, regional, national and international levels.
What the world in general does not know or appreciate, and what most Muslims also do not know or understand, is the fact that the Qur’an came to make the world a literate and educated place – the whole world that is. It came to inaugurate a new era of literacy, education and enlightenment for the entire human race – with no exceptions or exclusions whatsoever.
That is right. […]
The Qur’an program has been offered by Dr. Pasha on either side of the Atlantic. And by the grace and mercy of Almighty Allah it has been most successful everywhere.
In this program, Dr. Pasha uses the language of the Qur’an to directly and personally connect the participants with the Qur’an. He also uses Islamic as well as Western and other knowledge and scholarship from around the world to make the meaning of the Qur’an clear.
The result is a highly absorbing and interactive program which makes the Aayaat of the Qur’an come alive to the participants.
The topics below have been covered in the past Qur’an program or they will be covered in the future program, In-sha’Allah. Topics will be repeated as needed.
If you are interested in organizing a Qur’an program in your area, please contact me, and I will tell you what you need to do to get a programme going in your area.
I strongly urge you to give this idea your best thought.
My goal is, Inshallah, to bring the Qur’an to every heart and home wherever possible, while I have the strength and energy to do it. I have not the slightest doubt it will happen, with the grace and mercy of Allah, Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala.
And once the Qur’an begins to “talk,” all one can do is just to sit there, open oneself to the cascading light and Rahmah of the Qur’an and keep chanting Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah, Allahu Akbar and La Ilaha Illallah, as the Qur’an begins to unfold its wonders.
Every day, every Muslim must ask himself or herself:
- When did I last see the Qur’an?
- When did I last touch the Qur’an?
- When did I last hold the Qur’an in my hand?
- When did I last open the Qur’an?
- When did I last turn the pages of the Qur’an?
- When did I last read any part of the Qur’an?
- When did I last attempt to learn to read the Qur’an correctly?…
What to Do Next
- Regardless of where you place on the scale, make a beginning now.
- Starting from where you place on the scale, move up one level…