Wed, 21 Mar|
Cave Academy: Iqra (read) exploration of vocabulary in the Quran
Time & Location
21 Mar 2018, 19:00
Rumi's Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, London NW6 7ST, UK
About The Event
Cave Academy presents:
Iqra (read) a linguistic and grammatical approach to the exploration of Arabic revelatory words in the Quran. The holy scripture of the Islamic world. Understanding its academic and spiritual contexts.
The Divine command to proclaim Islam opens with the sublime imperative: iqra'. Usually translated as "recite," it also means to "rehearse aloud" or to "read." It is addressed to humanity, as the Prophet represents humanity in its relationship to God. Iqra' is thus a universal injunction, an opening for each individual to move away from imperfection and toward virtue and happiness both in this world and the next.
Iqra' is a command to read the signs the Creator placed in creation so that we can understand something of His Mercy, Wisdom, and Power. It is a command to learn, through experience and understanding, the meaning of His creation. Moreover, it is an infallible assurance that the creation can be read, that it is intelligible. The better we learn to read it, the better we grasp that the created world is a single universe whose beauty and harmony reflect the Guarded Tablet.
Taught by Mohammed Hassani.