The current situationhttp://understandquran.com/about.html
As Muslims, the Qur’an should have been the center of our existence. The big challenge is that almost 90% of the non-Arab Muslims doesn’t even understand one page of it!
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said: “[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses…” (Al-Quran 38:29)
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “I am leaving with you two weighty things: the first is the Book of Allah … (and he said)… hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it.” [Muslim]
Why is stress prevailing everywhere?
Because we are struggling with our priorities. We want to find peace but when it comes to Islamic knowledge, we don’t know where to start. On top of this, our schools are not teaching the complete Quran. That sure is a recipe for disaster. We need to correct our priorities.
Do you see the urgency? The time is now to realize that the Quran is not just a nice book to have, but it is a must to understand and practice it for our own benefit.
Our MissionThat is why The Understand Quran Academy has three main goals:
1. To remove the illiteracy of the Quran
2. To present the Quran as the most interesting and relevant Book ever
(How can the book of Allah be boring, unless we don’t know how to teach it?)
3. To bring up a Quranic generation for the future and through them reach out to whole humanity
Ultimately, our mission is to invite people to fulfill the rights of the Quran: Believe in it, recite it, understand it, ponder it, practice it, spread it, and memorize it as much as possible.
Our Vision for the futureTo reach out to 1.3 billion Non-Arab Muslims with these courses and then through them reach out to the 5.5 billion Non-Muslim brothers and sisters with the message of the Quran. (How can we convey the message of the Quran if we ourselves don’t understand it?)
Our MethodologyOur methodology is to instruct in a practical way how to Recite, Understand and Interact with the Quran, no matter if you are old or young and no matter what your background is.
Our teamWe have a team of almost 50 researchers, developers, graphics specialists, web designers, promoters, writers, trainers, teachers, and so on to ensure our courses suit everyone and are based on the latest teaching methods.
Almost 100 schools are implementing our programs to teach the Quran. Starting from Nursery, we provide a package that can teach the children the complete Quran before they get out of high school.
Our courses: the ideal startThere can be nothing simpler and more relevant to start understanding the Quran than through Salah [or Namaz]. This way, you can learn an amazing 50% of Quranic words along with grammar in our course.
After the course Understand Quran 50% of Words, you can continue with the second course; Understand Quran 70% of Words which compromises just 10 hours- and takes you to a higher level of 70%. You can then complete understanding the whole Quran within 200-300 hours depending upon your speed.
Future coursesIn the near future we will introduce Read Al-Quran, Fluency, Familiarity, and other unique and practical courses, insha’Allah.
Our ProductsIn addition to our courses, our online resource sections include word-for-word translation, syllable-for-syllable transliteration, dictionaries, and other resources to ensure everyone can learn in the most effective way.
Join us and be part of the mission!The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” [Bukhari]
He (peace and blessings be upon him) also said: “Verily, Allah elevates some people with this Quran and abases others.” [Muslim] i.e. those who fulfill the rights of the Quran will be raised high in this world and in the hereafter; and those who leave it will be put down.
Let us bring this Ummah back to the Quran, the true and ultimate solution.
Help us by introducing the academy’s program in centers, mosques, schools, and organizations and to translate it to all world languages.
Be a part of our mission to Recite, Understand, Ponder, Practice and Spread the Quran! Jazakumullahu khayran.
With best wishes and prayers,
Dr Abdulazeez Abdulraheem