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Qur'an With the Divine

The Qur’an: Our Lifelong Companion

The Qur’an Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX

One of the reasons many of us have difficulty connecting with the Qur’an is because we simply see it only as a Holy Book.

But what if we realized the Qur’an is more than a book? What if we realized the Qur’an is a lifelong, passionate relationship that we simply have not yet experienced?

In this workshop, we discuss barriers to establishing a relationship with the Qur’an and ways through which we can successfully move forward, build that passionate relationship, and make a life-long commitment to the best partner in the world.

Please note: This workshop was geared towards college students at the MSA West conference in California. Therefore, the presentation style, lingo and cultural references are those made specifically for that demographic.

For a recording with more focus on slides, watch here.

About the author

Maryam Amirebrahimi

Maryam Amirebrahimi received her master’s in Education from UCLA, where her research focused on the effects of mentorship rooted in Critical Race Theory for urban high school students of color. She holds a bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University, where she served as the President of the Muslim Student Association for two consecutive years. Currently, she is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies through Al Azhar University’s distance learning program. Maryam spent a year studying the Arabic language and Qur’an in Cairo, Egypt, and has memorized the Qur’an. She has been presented the Student of the Year award by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Maryam frequently travels to work with different communities to address a variety of social issues and writes about topics related to social realities, women’s studies and spiritual connections on www.virtualmosque.com.

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