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.
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!