There is no question that the first source of Islamic knowledge
is Al Quran. But it is very unfortunate that Quran is most of the
time at the bottom of our priority while seeking knowledge. Allah
(SWT) says, "Do they not then think
deeply in the Qur'ân, or are their hearts locked up (from
understanding it)?" (47:24)
Objective: QARI (Quran Appreciation
and Reflection Initiative) is our modest approach that will encourage
interested individual to read, and reflect on the Quran on a regular
and consistent basis. "Recite (O Muhammad
SAW) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur'ân),
and perform As-Salât (IqamâtasSalât)"
Approach: In this effort, every locality
is encouraged to organise a group of people who seek the knowledge
of Quran, the only book ever with complete code of life for everyone
in every nation until the end of time. This group will then organize
one complete recital of the Quran with meaning every year or so.
In each cycle, it will have a short list of issues and concerns
to reflect upon while reading the Quran. All verses related to an
issue will be compiled. In the next cycle, it will be recompiled
by another group. Everyone is encouraged to share his/her work with
other memebers in QARI locally and elsewhere.
"Verily, this Qur'ân guides to that which is most just
and right and gives glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness
of Allâh and His Messenger, Muhammad SAW, etc.). who work
deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise)."(17:9)
Acknowlegement: Thanks to Muhtaram A. H. M. Nooruddin, Dhaka,
Bangladesh who encouraged us on this work.