About recite & reflect

The Quran for Everyone

A project by Sumayah Hassan offering mentoring courses and content dedicated to helping women develop a lifestyle around the Quran in a space where they feel safe and supported.

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"I was missing the spirit. I was looking for the Quran that impacts my heart. The Quran that talks to me specifically. The Quran that changes me, from the inside out, into a better human being."

Sumayah Hassan

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Why us

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Our Story

For some time now, I’ve been looking for ways to connect with the Quran in a more meaningful way. Like many students of the Quran, I began by learning to recite with correct tajweed, started my memorization and even studied some tafseer in-depth and independently. I still felt there was more to it than the academic/intellectual or linguistic study of the Quran. I was missing the spirit. I was looking for the Quran that impacts my heart. The Quran that talks to me specifically. The Quran that changes me, from the inside out, into a better human being.

It turns out, that there was a step I was missing: Reflection. Quranic Reflection is the step after understanding, that leads to application. Reflection makes the message of the Quran personal. Reflection helped me relate, connect, benefit and come up with actions points for improving myself and my life in general.

Having seen first-hand the immense benefit that comes from building a personal relationship with the Quran, and how much I’ve learned on my own journey; I’ve set out — after seeking Allah’s help and guidance — to help others find what I’ve found.

The Recite & Reflect workshops, content, and resources are specifically designed to help people connect with the Quran on a personal level, relate it to their everyday lives and develop themselves through its teachings. To help them ask the right questions, derive lessons and come up with action points, that become the first steps of their journey to being transformed by the Quran.

By Allah (swt)’s mercy and favor alone, reflecting on the Quran in this way has proven helpful and greatly beneficial to myself and those who have experienced it.

And, it’s my hope that you too can use it as a jumping off point for your own reflections, and share it with others who might find it useful on their own journey towards understanding, living and being transformed by the Quran.

Jazakum Allahu khairan for reading!

 

 

Our Founder

 

Originally from the U.S., she moved to Egypt in the early 90’s. After 9 years in Cairo, she returned to the U.S. where she completed a B.Sc. in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration. 

Sumayah holds a diploma in Usool At-Tafsir & Uloom Al-Quran (Fundamentals of Quranic Exegesis and Sciences of the Quran) and is studying Advanced Quranic Tafsir Studies with Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi at the Cambridge Islamic College.

"I used to read and ponder over the verses, but couldn’t get a personal message from it. Alhamdulillah now, using Sumayah’s steps for reflection, helps me connect with the Quran on a day-to-day level. For anyone genuinely wanting to ponder over Allah (swt)’s verses –that’s finding it difficult to connect– this workshop is a good place to start, InshaAllah."
Umm Mua’adh
London
“This week the Quran was made accessible to me for the first time. I don’t need to go through the barriers I have been facing to benefit from the Quranic message. It seems like common sense now, of course reflection is a crucial key to unlock the message. It was staring me in the face but I only now have I realized Alhamdulillah!”
Umm Nusaybah
Manager
“Sumayah, jazakillahu khyran sis. This course moved me in such a way I didn’t expect to. I haven’t been to a course for a while, where I wished the clock would slow down. You introduced me to another stage of my Quranic journey. I pray the doors of tadabbur open for me & us like it did for you.”
Mike Stuart
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