Quranic Reflection Message Board › New Meetup: "Bismillah-ir-Rahman ir-Raheem"-Presented by Dr Sultan Abdulhameed
Announcing a new Meetup for Quran Study in English!
What: "Bismillah-ir-Rahman ir-Raheem"-Presented by Dr Sultan Abdulhameed
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:00 PM
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Our special guest Dr Sultan Abdulhameed will be presenting his analysis on the opening aya "Bismillah-ir-Rahman ir-Raheem (With the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate)"
The above sentence is prefixed to all the suras except one and is, thus, the frame through which the Quran sees reality. Everything emanates from the love and beneficence of God. Prophet Muhammad invoked the presence of God by speaking these words before he did anything, and he taught his followers to do the same. The power of this practice in transforming our lives, and how to practice it effectively, will be discussed in our meeting.
Dr Sultan Abdulhameed teaches the Quran at the Muslim Reform Movement Organization in New york in their weekly meetings. His method of teaching focuses on one aya at a time in the interactive method of learning from each person's insight about the aya being discussed. Dr Sultan Abdulhammed has also written a book called "The Quran and The Life of Excellence" and he will be presenting excerpt from his book.
We encourage all members to research and contribute on the aya of discussion as well. New members are requested to read about the meetup agenda,rules and suggestions found in the "About" section of the meetup page before attending the meetup.
* Keep your RSVP updated. If you aren't able to attend, please change your RSVP. This allows the person who is hosting to plan accordingly.
* Try to arrive on time.
* Snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring snacks to share with others. However, there is no obligation to bring anything.
Please email me if you have any questions.
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