Marvels of the Qur’an with Ustadh Hisham Mahmoud

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“Do they not reflect deeply on the Qur’an, or have hearts locked themselves out?” (47:24).

Join us for this Saturday seminar to cover various approaches to tadabbur, a divine invitation to contemplate the layered meanings of the Qur’an. Every verse in the Book of Allah is pregnant with seventy meanings according to `Abd Allah b. `Abbas, and every door of meaning can be opened with a key, allowing the heart to, ultimately, mirror its own reflection on the Word of God.

Saturday, March 3 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $20/person (includes lunch)

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About the Speaker:
Hisham Mahmoud has studied theology, hadith, legal theory, jurisprudence, ethics, Qur’an recitation, and Arabic with scholars in Morocco, Mauritania, and Egypt. He co-authored a forthcoming work entitled, “A Portrait of the Prophet,” as a translation of one of the most important commentaries on the personal qualities of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He has lectured internationally on the Islamic sciences and on world religions, and continues to read with scholars and students in the United States. He has taught for more than a decade at Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Universities, then left the Academy to institute his own national initiative, Lanturna, a non-profit, educational institution that intends through its various projects to establish learning collectives to enhance personal practice and enrich community life. Currently, he resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.