As Divine speech, the Quran leads people from darkness to true light. It is guidance for the people of piety to the straight path that leads to Allah. Pious people hold fast to the Book of Allah and have the correct inner and outer manners of relating to the Quran.
Shaykh Faraz discusses ten outward manners, such as ritual purity when reciting; consistency in the amount read each day; striving to read one juz a day; accurate tajwid; and supplication in the recitation.
He also explains ten inward manners that generate the outward ones, including slow and reflective recitation; understanding the deeper meanings of the Quran; removing the veils that prevent us from understanding it; rising in the degrees of excellence in recitation, which culminates in putting Allah first and oneself last; and recitation in the knowledge that there is no might or ability except with Allah.
The keys to living the Quran in these ways include recognizing how deeply one needs Allah’s guidance; seeking to emulate those who have been rightly guided; and ensuring that one has the certitude in faith that flows from beneficial knowledge.
- Teacher: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Develop proper etiquette for reciting the Quran.
- Explain ten outward manners of relating to the Quran.
- Summarize ten inward manners of connecting with the Quran.
- Understand the importance of emulating our pious predecessors.
- Recognize the deep need for guidance from Allah.