ALI 544 – Creative Interactions with the Quran

Join us as we embark on a practical ‘hands on’ journey of interacting with the Quran during the Holy Month of Ramadan. This 3 week course will offer detailed steps on how to tab your Quran, do Quran journaling with reference to Hadith and use technology to deepen your understanding of the H.Book.

Instructors: Sr Sabira Rashid-Juma and Sr. Najma Dhala-Datoo
Schedule: 3 Sundays – May 3rd, 10th and 17th at 2:00 pm EST

Course Outline and Supplies

Week 1:
Quran Tabs and Verse Cross Referencing

Begin putting tabs in your Quran – based on Sura Names OR Themes. Work alongside others who have already set up their Quran. Get your questions answered and get started on your own Quran. The workshop will also include a detailed walkthrough an example of cross-referencing a verse. Come prepared with your supplies and bring along the whole family!

Supplies needed:
For Tabbing Quran by Suras
  • A copy of your Quran with/without translation
  • Coloured print out of tabs (DOWNLOAD TABS →) – Print on letter-size paper OR print on label paper that works like a sticker (For tabbing by sura)
  • 2 packs of tabs shown in the image attached. (DOWNLOAD IMAGE)
  • Scissors
  • tape

For Tabbing Quran by Themes

  • A copy of your Quran with translation
  • Print out the list of themes from the attached file (For tabbing by theme) – (DOWNLOAD THEMES)
  • 2 packs of different coloured tabs shown in images.
  • post-it notes colour matching to the tabs above –  to write the themes on shown in the image attached (DOWNLOAD IMAGE)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • Device to search for cross-referencing
Week 2:
Quran Journaling – Creating a visual representation of verses
Get your first taste of creating a visual representation of a Quranic verse. In this guided workshop we will study a verse of the Holy Quran and decide how to visually make a representation as well as learn how to find hadith that connect to the message of the verse.
Supplies needed:
  • A copy of your Quran with translation
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Coloured pencils
  • Device to search for linking ahadith
Week 3:
Quran Journaling – Making notes, finding links, adding visuals
Start your own notebook where you can record your findings and dig deeper into understanding the Holy Quran. In this guided workshop we will study a verse of the Holy Quran and look for ways to connect with the verse on a deeper level. The workshop will also walk you through how to research and look up the root words of the Arabic word used in verses of the Quran.
Supplies needed:
  • A copy of your Quran with translation
  • Separate book for Journaling
  • Coloured pens
  • Coloured pencils
  • Any other art supplies you wish to use!
  • Device to search for root words

Note: This course has been changed from ALI-544: Living the Quran as a Family (for women) to ALI 544 – Creative Interactions with the Quran

Course Recordings

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