Circles of Learning (Halaqas)

Circles of Learning (Halaqas) · 29. August 2020
Part 1: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents the illuminated meaning of Surah 15, Al Hijr, from his lifelong journey with the Quran. This is not the traditional line-by-line approach of Quranic commentaries (tafsir), but an exposition of the unique message of each chapter of the Quran as its own distinct part of a whole.
Circles of Learning (Halaqas) · 15. August 2020
Part 1: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents the essence of Surah 32: Ya Sin in this new series of Quranic Commentaries. In the introduction, Executive Director Grace Song speaks about her virtual "Coffee and Question" international tour to meet with Usuli Enthusiasts and the latest on the New Quran Project.

Circles of Learning (Halaqas) · 01. August 2020
Part 1: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents the fourth in a new series on mining the deeper meanings of the chapters of the Quran based on his lifelong engagement, dhikr, prayers and supplications for illumination. In this halaqa, he discusses Surah 32: Al Sajdah. In the introduction, Executive Director Grace Song shares some updates and stories. Before the tafsir begins, Dr. Abou El Fadl discusses the central importance of a relationship with the Quran to understanding the message of the Quran,...
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.

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl concludes his line-by-line original commentary (tafsir) on Surah 89 Al Fajr. After a brief review, he continues from Verse 17. In the introduction, Executive Director Grace Song gives an update on the New Quran Project and shares reflections on the topic of the Signs of God raised in the New Quran Halaqa on Surah al Jathiya through two events in her life in the past week.
In Part 1 of the second New Quran Halaqa, Dr. Abou El Fadl gives last details of Surah 57: Al Hadid (Iron) in a continuation of the previous "Pilot Halaqa" from 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).
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl continues his original Quranic commentaries (tafsir) on Surah 89 Al Fajr, verses 4 to 16. In her introduction, Director Grace Song discusses the concluding chapter of the 30 Nights in The Search for Beauty journey of reading and what it reveals. She discusses how the trust of Islamic scholars has deteriorated among Muslims. This video includes the introduction, tafsir and Q&A.

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl begins his original Quranic commentary on Surah 89 Al Fajr, completing the first three verses. In the introduction, Grace Song discusses strategies for standing out online in our new world of communications and talks about her project of 30 Nights in The Search for Beauty during the month of Ramadan. There was no Q&A session for this meeting.
Circles of Learning (Halaqas) · 04. April 2020
Part 1 of 2: Intro and Tafsir. Grace Song begins by giving an update on life after the professor's hearing loss and the pandemic, and the adjustment to a new reality of life. Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl concludes his original Quranic commentary on Surah 90 Al Balad (The City). Part 2 is Q&A.

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