Route 114 – QWasat’s Upcoming AlMaghrib Seminar for Fall 2008

r114.jpgEid Mubarak everyone, I hope insha’Allah you’ve found this past month fruitful for both this life and the akhirah (and not just for biryani parties).

During this past month, we all developed new habits which we maintained for the month, and we often hear time after time, khutbah after khutbah, that we shouldn’t just give up on continuing doing what we were doing after Ramadan – we should take that momentum and keep it going.

The problem is that most of us think of this habit as something that should be temporary – it should start and stop with Ramadan. Like, all that Qur’aan you were reading during the month – it’s in our head that it should end, but that’s all wrong.

It takes 21 days to form a new habit, where you unconsciously do something without even thinking about it, or you have to do it or something doesn’t sit right with you. Like right now, many of you feel weird eating during the day because you were in the habit for 30 days of not eating during the day.

Well, how about that Qur’aan? Haven’t you been reading it? Now that you’ve developed the habit, now that you’ve got Qur’aan habit, it’s time to take it to the next level.

Enter Route 114: The Sciences of the Qur’aan

You’ve already jacked up your connection with the Qur’aan, and we want to help you take it to the next level by diving straight into its sciences. And yeah, it’s not like what you learned at Sunday school, there’s way more out there, that wasn’t even scratching the surface.

Here’s two testimonials from some QWasat volunteers who moved to the Chi from Michigan and Ohio, respectively.

Sr. Ayesha Siddique, formerly from Qabeelat Ittihaad:

Route 114 was the first AlMaghrib class that I took. Shaykh Mohammed Faqih really kept me and the rest of my Ittihaadi classmates involved in the class by having us do different assignments, like finding an object on which the sahabas could have written and recorded the Qur’an. It was a real challenge, but it made us appreciate the work that the Sahaba had to go through in order to preserve the Qur’an for us later generation Muslims. He also kept us awake and engaged with jokes, stories, and thought provoking questions. He was an amazing teacher, masha’Allah!

By far my favorite aspect of Shaykh Mohammed’s teaching was how he presented the Qur’an as such a miracle of Allah. His passion and love for the Qur’an left me in awe of all its wonders. After I finished the class I felt obligated to continue to study this miracle and try to come closer to it.

Br. Mahin Islam, formerly from Qabeelat Hayl:

The two aspects of the class that stood out the most to me were from the first Friday where we were introduced to ‘the woman that spoke only in Qu’raan’ because she was so in tune with it. That story opened our eyes to how relevant the Qu’raan is to our lives due to someone being able to carry on in her everyday life using its language. The other stories were the ones of how hifdh schools in villages across the Muslim world are run. They are run with very little infrastructure in the Western sense but a great deal of barakah and commitment leading to the mass production of huffadh.

The main benefit taken from this course was the desire to gain closeness to the Book of Allaah and to spend more time in its recitation and memorization. I noticed that I left this class with a greater drive to instill the lessons from it than from the other AlMaghrib courses I have taken.

The route towards the book of Allah begins November 7th, 2008 at Hamburger University. So, what are you waiting for? Register here!

Taha Ahsan

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