Most frequently asked questions

FAQ

Do I have to know how to read the Quran in Arabic?
No, there isn’t any requirements of prior knowledge when it comes to the Qur’an. Beginners are more than welcome or those who are interested.
Will people be asked to read the Quran?

No. But it helps if you can read them when some verses will be shown on slides.

Are the Seminars open to females?

Yes. Females are rather encouraged to join as it will help them clarify many of the misconceptions surrounding Islam and it’s holy book Qur’an.

Are the Seminars suitable for absolute beginners or those who have very little knowledge of Islam?

Yes.

What resources are available to help with my study of the Quran?
We try to cater your needs by providing you information and links to all available resources related to the study of the Qur’an.
Can I bring my children with me?
Yes, but to really appreciate the seminar and accommodating the venue regulations we accept children who are at least 13+ years old. Unfortunately we cannot accept any one below that age group.
Who is the teacher and are they qualified to teach the subject matter?

The principal lecturer is a SOAS graduate and Al Azhar trained Islamic scholar who memorised the Qur’an at the early age of 19 and ever since engaged himself in the persuit of Qur’anic knowledge and it’s preaching to the western world. He has more than ……izazah from world famous Shaykhs including….

Can non-Muslims attend?

Yes, both Muslims and Non-Muslims are welcome to attend the Seminars!

What do I need to bring to class?

Preferably a notebook and a pen. If you can bring a copy of translation of Qur’an that will help you to follow some of our discourses.

Are course materials provided?

Yes, once the seminar is over we send soft copy of handouts by email.

Do people have to register for all the sessions or can they pick and choose which Seminars I attend?
While we encourage people to register for and join all the seminars we offer, we understand and appreciate individual priorities and difficulties. So, YES, you can register stand alone seminars as well.
How is the teaching done and what is the typical structure of the classes?

Sessions are done in a typical university lecture room fashion where the Ustadh initiates a topic, discusses with relevant references from Qur’an, Sunnah and historical perspective, putting before the class critical arguments and counter arguments on a particular subject area and presenting the facts with PP presentation. Participants can ask questions on relevant issues and make their own contributions to the discussion.

Do you provide creche facilities?

Unfortunately No creche facilities/ services available. Children who are 13+ do not need crèche anyway.

Which sect or school of thought in Islam do you follow?

While Ustadh Abdullah always puts mainstream orthodox classical Islamic viewpoints at his heart and practice, he never considers himself belonging to a particular sect. Whenever he is asked about this he proudly answers ‘ I belong to the Qur’anic school of thought and that is the only school I know and admire’.

What is the dress code?
Modest. While we welcome participants from all backgrounds, we however ask our knowledge-seekers to observe the following dress code:

Please dress modestly.
Avoid see-through, revealing or low-cut clothing.
Shorts are not allowed. Skirts and dresses should reach below the knees.