See below for some of the great things people are saying about the Rhyming Qur'an.
This poetic rendition of revelation elevates my soul and makes me feel more connected to the Divine.
Sheikh Jihad Turk
Founding President of Bayan Islamic Graduate School
I would recommend this project to anyone looking for a youth-friendly introduction to the Qur’an.
Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat
Head of Religious Affairs, London Central Mosque
We at British Muslim TV are pleased to partner in promoting and publishing different aspects of his Rhyming Qur’an project. This body of work is aligned to our vision and is a timely, original and crucially valuable rendition of the Qur’an that will help more people understand Islam through it’s simple and effective format.
Dr Bilal Hassam
Creative Director, British Muslim TV
We are supporting the Rhyming Qur’an project to be used in schools as it is an excellent resource to introduce people to the Qur’an in the English Language. The explanations of verses are based on hadeeth and tafsir which is a very unique angle allowing students to be interested in more than just the basic words of the Qur’an. This is very important for reaching a range of Muslims who do not access the Qur’an as much as we would like due to the language being difficult in Arabic and non-modern English.
Program Manager, Muslim Hands
This is a trailblazing project that offers a high-quality Islamic (and mainstream) educational tool that is ambitious, creative and captivating. By having successfully raised the bar, children, parents and teachers all stand to profit immensely. We have, what I hope, will be the first of many projects pioneered by perhaps one of the most devoted young Muslim educators in Britain.
This is unmistakably cultural and educational ingenuity at its finest. This six-year project is tailored to their needs, engaging and will give children confidence in their foundations; both academically and Islamically.
Islamic education does not have to bore children. Thanks for proving that!
Hafiz Imran Muhammad Khan
Researcher in Arabic Poetry, St. Andrews University
This Qur'an rendition represents one of the most important contributions to understanding the Qur'an in the last 50 years. It is as excellent as an explanation of the Qur’an in English could ever be.
This rendition includes further references from well-regarded tafsirs and other parts of the Qur’an to explain points that are often misconstrued and the rhyming pattern gives some hint of the majesty of the Qur'an in the original language to listeners in English.
In compiling the digital version, the illustrations and tone of voice employed, take the work from strength to strength. I feel it is worthy of shaping the English understanding of the Qur'an for years to come.
Sheikh Hassan Abu Jaffer
This lucid translation of the Quran, explained through the classical sources, is linked with school subjects for young people to better prepare them for their schooling and Islamic studies.
This innovative and timely creation has been able to capture children’s needs through impressive digital technology. I welcome this pioneering effort.
Dr. Ataullah Siddiqui (رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ)
Professor, Markfield Institute of Higher Education
This rhyming Qur’an is a truly interesting project that appeals directly to young people and will encourage them to reflect and consider the Qur’an more deeply. It uses other verses to help explain verses in question, rather than simply deal with them in isolation. It is also colour coded and has added items from tafsirs, taking from the people of the Qur’an, the companions of the Prophet, to give extra support to explanations given.
This particular compilation uses various sources of reference which has made it a very accessible tool for learning. It is almost perfect in conveying core meanings, bearing in mind that any attempt in conveying the Arabic into English is, at best, just an attempt at capturing the Word of God, the Almighty Allah, revealed through his Prophet, Peace be upon him.
The rhyme will make a big difference to those who are used to listening to modern poetry and rap, fitting to their modern times and environment. The still pictures are another huge bonus, adding a feeling to the theme of the verses being recited. For example, at times, we see a version of Hellfire and we see a version of Heaven, capturing the harshness and the beauty. This is very important to the younger generation as the words mean one thing but the pictures can add something else.
I hope that everyone who sees it appreciates and participates in sharing it with others as this is a contemporary understanding, fitting for this generation.
May Allah make this a blessed version for all those who come to it and help them value the fact that its creation was also hugely concerned with academic success, so parents using this portal are able to access all of the items needed to help study things such as English and Maths, alongside the Qur’an. May Allah bless this project with success, so it may continue to reach and improve the understanding of future generations, Allah willing.
Sheikh Babikir Ahmed Babikir
Rumi’s Cave, London
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