new quran halaqas - pilot episodes


We present three examples of a ground-breaking original methodology for accessing the unique meaning of each Quranic chapter. We seek to access and advance the unique message each of the 114 chapters of the Quran. What excited the early Muslims to build an entire civilization that would inspire humanity for centuries to come? Help us complete this project to find out.


"Pilot Episode" - Surah Al Hadid (iron), 27 june 2020

Part 1: Introduction and Tafsir. Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl introduces a new approach to understanding the Quran, chapter by chapter, the fruit of a lifelong engagement with the holy text of Islam. In this pilot halaqa, he explains how his journey with the Quran developed and evolved over the years and the questions that he engaged from the time of his youth. He presents the methodology he developed and demonstrates it in delving into the meaning of one sample chapter - Surah 57: Al Hadid (Iron).



Second New Quran Halaqa - Surah Al Hadid (Concluding) and Surah al Jathiya, 4 july 2020

In Part 1 of the second New Quran Halaqa, Dr. Abou El Fadl gives last details of Chapter 57: Surah Al Hadid (Iron) in a continuation of the previous "Pilot Halaqa" from 27 June 2020. In Part 2, he presents his same new Quran methodology as demonstrated in the previous halaqa to understanding another chapter of the Quran, Chapter 45: Surah al Jathiya (Kneeling). Part 3 is Q&A. 



Third New Quran Halaqa - Surah Al Rahman, 18 july 2020

Part 1: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl shares the ground-breaking results of his lifelong engagement with the Quran in this new tafsir halaqa. He shares his personal journey in discovering the meaning of Surah al Rahman, Chapter 55 of the Quran. This is the third example of the application of Dr. Abou El Fadl's original methodology. Part 2 is Q&A. 


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