Revive the Art of Reading
Recite. The first words revealed to our beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon). The birth of our religion is intertwined with recitation.
Our religion values language. It birthed an Ummah of lovers of language. The Muslim scholastic tradition gave the world their first and most extensive dictionaries. It gifted the world with poetry, rhetoric, and vast linguistic miracles. The Holy Quran is the Book of all Books.
After the Mongols sacking the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, the River Tigris ran black with ink. Muslims are popularly credited through the “Golden Age of Islam” to have preserved the works of the great writers of the past, while medieval Europe, ignored these during the Dark Ages. Reading and seeking knowledge is an essential skill and practice for an informed and reforming society. Yet, it is becoming an art lost in the advance of technology.
Often, we fall in love with the idea of reading. But we become lost with how to read in order to gain the most benefit from the book.
SeekersGuidance aims to Revive the Art of Reading with the Seekers Book Club – An interactive session where our scholars take you on a journey to connect with the book. This session offers a unique experience to learn about the guest and their story. No prior reading required.
The session will be live. Sign up now to reserve a place: Sign-up by entering your name and email.
When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the instructions to secure your place. Before the event, you will be sent a zoom link (limited numbers) and a YouTube link. As the zoom session is limited in numbers, others will be able to stream the session live on YouTube and still ask questions.
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First Session of Seekers Book Club
Last Sunday of every month, join one of our scholars in an interactive session discussing a book that the scholar personally recommends. Allow them to take you on a journey as they share their own unique experience with their book. Prepare, learn, and ask questions as we enjoy the realm of linguistic arts – thoughts poured into words, directly imprinting onto your heart.
Discover multiple perspectives, guidance on how to connect with the book, and build your understanding of the book. This is a unique opportunity to spend time with an exceptional scholar.