There’s an odd but not uncommon relationship converts develop with the Quran. If we stumble upon it on our own, initially we recognize and fall in love with the universal message. We believe that that Islam is for all people at all times, that it is for me. But then we we begin receiving messages that we can only connect to the Quran in a certain way or we are connecting to the Quran in the wrong way. Maybe we even get the message that we can’t or shouldn’t connect to it much at all since we aren’t knowledgeable enough. I hit a point in the development of my deen where I was frustrated with the barriers, the rigidity and even the exclusion that kept me from maintaining my love for Quran.
Then I found Recite & Reflect. Hassan’s program made me feel comfort to explore and reflect on the Quran again as my own unique person. I don’t feel any judgement in her classes, on the contrary she encourages individuality and personal connections to the content in the surahs and any accompanying materials. I have taken several Recite & Reflect courses and intend to continuing doing so every chance I get. Each class has me coming away feeling better connected to the Quran and thereby feeling better in general, Alhumdulillah.”