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Assalaamu Alaikum wrwb,

ICNA is pleased to announce an online study circle every Wednesday at 9 pm EST, Inshaa Allah. Each session will be limited to 35-40 minutes led by a qualified instructor each week, Inshaa Allah.  All are encouraged to join with families.

  • Online Weekly Quran Study Session

  • Based on syllabus from Khuram Murad’s Way to Quran

  • Every Wednesday at 9 pm EST

  • Each session limited to 35-40 minutes only

  • Featuring new qualified instructor each week

  • Families encouraged to join together

  • Delivered as a live webinar with Q&A

  • Free BUT must register to get access to webinar

  • Open to all!

  • Organized by ICNA

If you have registered earlier then you do not need to register again.  🙂

You should receive a reminder email one day (and also one hour) before each Wednesday session.  If you do not get reminder emails then please contact us at quran@icna.org.  Jazak Allah Khair.

A New World Awaits You!

As you come to the Quran, you come to a new world. No other venture in your life can be so momentous and crucial, so blissful and rewarding, as your journey to and through the Quran. It is a journey that will take you through the endless joys and riches of the words that your Creator and Lord has sent to you and all mankind.

Here you will find a world of untold treasures of knowledge and wisdom to guide you on the pathways of life, to mould your thoughts and actions. In it you will find deep insights to enrich you and steer you along the right course. From it you will receive a radiant light to illumine the deeper reaches of your soul. Here you will encounter profound emotions, a warmth to melt your heart and bring tears running down your cheeks. It is crucial for you because, as you travel through the Quran, at every step you will summoned to choose, and to commit to Allah. To read the Quran is nothing less than to live the Quran willingly, sincerely, devotedly, and totally.

The outcome of your entire life depends on how you heed the call given by Allah. The journey is therefore decisive for your existence, for mankind, for the future of human civilization. A hundred new worlds lie in its verses. Whole centuries are involved in its moments. Know, then, that it is the Quran, and only the Quran, which can lead you on and on to success and glory in this world and in the world to come.  (Excerpt from “Way to the Quran”)

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Session #13 – Wed., Jan. 23 at 9 pm EST

Surah al-‘Ankabut (29) 1-11

Do You Surrender When Allah (SWT) Tests Your Faith?

Believers are tested by Allah. Do you look forward to your meeting with Allah SWT because you believe and do good works? How about when you are tested with difficulties or afflictions? Are you confident that your daily striving is good for your soul? Do you ever think about the distinction between those who truly believe and those who deceive themselves?

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Conducted By:

Mazin Mokhtar
Mazin MokhtarMAS
Mazen Mokhtar is the Executive Director of Baitulmaal, an International Humanitarian Relief organization serving people of all faiths.

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Session #1 – Wed., Sept. 19 at 9pm EST

Surah Hajj, 22:77-78

Curious about your mission and responsibility in this life?

Every day we witness people and nations strive for power, supremacy, material progress, and domination.  But as Muslims, what is our main purpose and mission? We can find the answer in the closing verses of the Surah Al-Hajj.  Join us to study these verses in which Allah SWT outlines the awesome responsibility assigned to us as Muslims.

Conducted By:

Javaid Siddiqi
Javaid SiddiqiPresident, ICNA
Javaid Siddiqi is the President of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He holds a masters degree in electrical engineering.

Session #2 – Wed., Sept. 26 at 9pm EST

Surah al-Baqarah, 2:40-47

What happens when we are ungrateful?

Do you ever feel that religion has become a mere “profession” and lost its fervor — when our beliefs, words, and actions do not align anymore; where we twist facts and compromise principles to serve our desires?  Eventually, our confidence weakens in religion and we lose interest in it, and that leads to ingratitude and arrogance.  How do we reverse this dreadful trend?  Join us as we study these verses together to find the solution. Join us as we strengthen the bond with our Creator, cultivating discipline and dedication to His religion.

Conducted By:

Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy
Sh. Mohammad ElshinawyResearch Fellow at Yaqeen Institute
Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy currently serves as the resident scholar at IECPA (Islamic Education Center of PA). He is a graduate of English Literature. Studied briefly at the Islamic University of Madinah (Hadith College). Studying at Mishkah University.

Session #3 – Wed., Oct. 3 at 9pm EST

Surah al-Muzzammil, 73:1-10 and 73:20

How do you prepare for your biggest challenge?

As always, we look to the Prophet (pbuh) for guidance.  His task was not just to bring a needed change in Arabia or to reform his generation only.  Rather, his mission was to raise a community that would change the direction of humanity, for all time to come!  Join us to study how he prepared for this great responsibility — how he only depended on Allah SWT, devoted to worshiping and glorifying Him as he (pbuh) built the most enduring strength to face his enemies.

Conducted By:

Dr. Kia Jahed
Dr. Kia JahedCommunity Leader, Activist and Revert
Dr. Kia Jahed is a former collegiate basketball player, personal trainer, biomedical engineering researcher. After converting to Islam in high school, he has been passionate about Islamic Studies and holistic interpretations of scripture, especially as they bear relevance to modern times. He’s been an active khateeb, lecturer and community activist in KY.

Session #4 – Wed., Oct. 10 at 9pm EST

Surah al-Hadid, 57:1-7

How well do you know Allah SWT?

Do you ever wonder who Allah is? What His attributes are? Who is the One who sent the Quran to humanity?  Who has conferred the responsibilities on you and on each and every human being? Who are you going to stand in front of to give account of your life on Judgment day?  Once we know Him, we will never have any doubt as to who deserves to be worshiped.  But we must ask ourselves — is faith enough?  Join us as we seek greater knowledge of Allah SWT and discuss why faith is just a foundation, why faith is not enough and what must accompany it if we are to be successful.

Conducted By:

Imam Jawad Ahmed
Imam Jawad AhmedDirector at 877-Why-Islam
Imam Jawad graduated from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan with a Bachelors (with Honors) degree in Usool-uddin (Islamic sciences) with specialization in Tafseer and Hadith. He also leads 877-Why-Islam dawah hotline, and ICNA Project.

Session #5 – Wed., Oct. 17 at 9pm EST

Surah al-Nahl: 16:1-22

How Mighty Is the One God, Allah?

These verses highlight the many signs of Allah (SWT), evident in the numerous natural bounties and provisions He has bestowed on humans. Is it logical that Allah (SWT) would provide for our physical and survival needs in such abundance and yet neglect to provide for our spiritual needs? If we comprehend the immense power of Allah (SWT), can we still choose to neglect His commands?  What are the consequences of such behavior?

Conducted By:

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
Dr. Mohamed AhmedResident Director at Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Dr. Mohamed holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology , as well as a MA in Islamic Studies. He also holds an Ijazah (traditional Islamic license) to transmit and teach Quran recitation, Tajweed, Aqeeda, principles of Fiqh and principles Hadeeth.

Session #6 – Wed., Oct. 24 at 9 pm EST

Surah al-Hadid 57: 20-25

Compete for Worldly Gain or Strive for Allah’s Forgiveness and Reward?

This fleeting life is full of temptations and illusions. All of us have a choice — do we immerse ourselves in material gain, boasting, and petty rivalries of this world or do we race toward the forgiveness of Allah (SWT) and Paradise? The short-term gains of this world will wither and crumble away while the rewards of the Hereafter will endure forever. Which do you choose?

Conducted By:

Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan
Sh. Abdur Rahman KhanChair, ICNA Shariah Council
Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan is a graduate of the Islamic University in Madinah Munawwarah, in the faculty of Shari’ah specializing in Islamic Inheritance.

Session #7 – Wed., Oct. 31 at 9 pm EST

Surah aI-‘Ankabut 29: 1-10

“We indeed tested those who were before them”

Contrary to the materialistic worldview, Islam positions life of this world as an abode of striving which necessitates that we be tested against our claims of commitment to our faith. Join us as we engage in the study of the first few verses of Surah al-‘Ankabut, which help us better understand the nature of these tests and their ever-evolving manifestations while also identifying guiding principles for us that lead to a path of salvation in the Hereafter.

Conducted By:

Yasir Ali
Yasir AliHafiz and Community Activist
Yasir Ali is community activist, currently pursuing his graduate studies at Duke and his formal Islamic education under Dr. Akram Nadwi.

Session #8 – Wed., Nov. 7 at 9 pm EST

Surah al-Nisa: 4:131-137

Standing Firm for Justice, Witnesses for Allah

Allah (SWT) commands us to be just, to transcend any personal inclinations or biases we might hold in our minds or hearts that could distort the truth and compromise justice. To stand firmly for what is just and fair starts in our own families and then must extend to all our relationships whether intimate or casual, to all community affairs, and to interactions amongst the nations of the world. Are we ready to stand firm for justice even if against our own selves?

Conducted By:

Imam Khalid Griggs
Imam Khalid GriggsEditor, Message Magazine and VP ICNA
Imam Khalid is Imam of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem. He is a human rights and prison reform activist and author of Come Let Us Change This World: A Brief History of the Islamic Party in North America.

Session #9 – Wed., Nov. 14 at 9 pm EST

Surah al-Imran (9), verses 102-110

Are we the Best of Peoples?

Insha’Allah in this session, we’ll explore the requirements and responsibilities of a community that is worthy of being called the “best of peoples.” The verses tell us that Allah SWT wants no injustices in the world. How do we faithfully fulfill the obligation to enjoin the right and forbid the wrong? How do we avoid divisions and dissensions so as to act out of unity?

Conducted By:

Riyaz M. Lareef
Riyaz M. LareefICNA Dallas

Session #10 – Wed., Nov. 28 at 9 pm EST

Surah al-Nur, 24:47-52 and 62-64

Do we submit with half or whole heart?

The believers say, “…We hear and we obey. And such are the successful” (Qur’an, 24:51). We should ask ourselves if the Qur’an and sunnah pervade our lives and actions, and if we submit wholeheartedly to their guidance. But some then think this means we should submit with blind faith, that we should not question or use our reason, as if that implies doubt or contentiousness. Yet, the Prophet (pbuh) said,”A good question is half of knowledge” (Sunan Bayhaqi). And Allah SWT tells us (8:22) that using our reason is part of our deen. Join us as we explore the difference between those who give whole-hearted response to God’s message and those who give lip service, and how a whole-hearted devotion requires an active, reasoning mind.

Conducted By:

Dr. Daoud Nassimi
Dr. Daoud NassimiAdjunct Professor of Islam at Shenandoah University
He is serving as a member of Shari’ah Council of ICNA and he served as the Vice-Chairman of Council of Muslim Organizations in the Washington, DC.

Session #11 – Wed., Dec. 5 at 9 pm EST

Surah Al ‘lmran, 3:190-200

Are not the Signs of God all around us?

Allah SWT tells us that those endowed with insight can recognize the Signs of His existence, both in our own selves and in the world around us. With that insight, we can come to know the meaning and purpose of our existence. Those who deny the Signs have a brief enjoyment during their lifetimes; yet, despite their worldly attainment, they often feel their lives are meaningless and empty. Are we drawn to the worldly pleasures or to the endeavor to cultivate God-consciousness so as to earn the reward of eternal gardens and the pleasures of paradise? It is our choice to be patient in adversity and strive for virtuousness. Join us as we examine the Signs of God and how we can connect with Him through supplication/du’a.

Conducted By:

Bial Baqai
Bial BaqaiICNA Philly President
ICNA Philly President

Session #12 – Wed., Dec. 12 at 9 pm EST

Surah Ya Sin, 36:50-65

Are you ready for the Hour of Truth?

Some people believe that there is no life after earthly death. They deny a day of accountability. Yet Muslims know that Allah SWT promises a day when each individual will be rewarded for their belief in what the messengers of Allah have taught. And those who persisted in denying the truth will also be requited for their choice. Does not the promise of absolute peace and fulfillment in the Hereafter inspire us to strive for excellence of faith and its demonstration through our actions?

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Conducted By:

Sh. Iqbal Al-Nadvi
Sh. Iqbal Al-NadviFormer President, ICNA Canada
Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi is a well-known Islamic scholar in Canada, one of few who have the authority to confer an Islamic legal ruling (fatwa). He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Shariah (law), with specialization in jurisprudence (Fiqh) and taught the Islamic Shariah and Jurisprudence subjects in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.