Treasure Found: A Standardized Reading of Hafs for English Speakers
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Learning to recite the Qur'an correctly is a rite of passage, somewhere up there with learning to walk, graduating from college, getting married, and landing a comfortable job. Like many of those accomplishments, the Qur'an is important because it is a reflection of your constitution, your drive and discipline, signifying that you've taken your relationship with faith seriously. But today there is a problem: outside of being self-driven, the entry points to Qur'anic education seem to be closing.
This book is a translation and explanation of a poem written to teach the rules needed to read the narration of Imam Hafs reading from Imam 'Asim correctly. It has the Arabic (with its vowels), an easy explanation, questions and drills as well as a chart for quick review. It is an important contribution to the process of religious education for English speaking Muslims. It can be used as a textbook for schools, parents, Imams and study circles.
Suhaib Webb Institute of Sacred Sciences is an online institute that provides focused courses in Islamic literacy through videos, texts, interactions and cooperative group learning that facilitates understanding Islamic orthodoxy.
About The Author
Suhaib William Webb has a degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and in Islamic law from al-Azhar University in Cairo.
He was named as a "Faith Leader to Watch" by The Center for American Progress in 2016, selected by the Muslim community as one of CNN’s 25 Most Influential Leaders; as well as one of "Five Hundred of the Most Influential Muslims" by the Royal Islamic Studies Center in 2017.
He is currently the resident scholar at the ICNYU and teaches a course at NYU on Islamic Law and Ethics.