A MESSAGE FROM
My name is Sumayah Hassan and I help women transform their relationship with the Quran from one of inconsistency and confusion into a deeply-meaningful and personal connection.
In 2015, I founded Recite & Reflect and created the first ever women’s online Quranic Reflection workshop taught in the English language. (The Recite & Reflect Online Workshop). As I write this, in December 2018, our work has transformed the lives of over 300+ women around the world. Alhamdulillah.
Over a decade of experience teaching Quran gave me a unique understanding of the dynamics involved with guiding students from the beginning of their journey to helping them create a lasting relationship with the Book of Allah. Most importantly, I discovered what brought the heart back into engaging with the Quran day after day – which is the secret to life-changing transformation.
From there, I decided to make it my work to revive the art of Quranic reflection, especially among non-Arabic speaking women. Together with my students we moved from feeling guilty and inadequate, often viewing the Quran in a solely academic, linguistic and technical light (with lots of confusion and sometimes even fear and intimidation), to having the clarity and confidence to reflect on the Quran for themselves, and see their lives in its stories and ayat.
Their sense of spiritual fulfillment soared, and they were able to become more consistent, gaining back the peace of mind and sense of connection to Allah (awj) that they were making dua for.
That led to the one-to-one mentoring and group courses that I now offer to driven women who want the same kind of connection and ability to relate to the Quran, without the fear of being criticised for imperfect recitation or the tension of having to master the Arabic language first.
My students know first hand that I am not some perfectionist preaching theoretical ideas that look great on paper and have no bearing on real life. I know what it feels like to need answers to the hardships I am going through, leaving me feeling alone and disconnected. I’ve had my heart broken and filled with love. I’ve fallen many times and risen with Allah’s help and favor, and I’ll continue to fall. I’ve come to see faith as a tool to get through those tough times and grow closer to Allah as we do that.
External displays have their place, but the heart of the matter is in creating a real connection to the Quran that can carry us through storms. Every single one of us deserves to have that connection and to know Allah (awj) in a way that comes through for us when we need it the most.
I love nothing more than teaching Quran, and this work lights up my soul. I quickly realized, the more women I am able to reach, the more impact I can have. Many of the students that have benefitted from our programs are mothers, teachers and leaders. When they learn how to see their lives through the light of the Quran and model what a healthy relationship with its message looks like, it has a positive ripple effect on their children, students, friends and those around them.
That’s why I’m SO passionate about sharing this experience with women who want more meaning from their relationship with the Quran.
So whether you want to make more of a connection for yourself, or learn how to guide your children or students to do the same, I’ll show you the fastest and easiest way to develop a lasting connection to the Quran using our simple six step framework. To start on your journey, be sure to sign up for the next Online Workshop.