A Gathering of Quran Lovers: This Time for Spanish-speaking Communities at DarulQuran Academy
Islam is a universal religion. It encompasses regions from West Asia to North Africa, Europe to the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa, and Russia to Southeast Asia. The presence of Islam in many parts of the world represents a significant transformation and the beginning of a new era in history.
If we take a brief look at the history of Islam’s entry into Spain, we find that initially, upon Islam’s arrival in Spain, the country consisted of a combination of several cultures from followers of divine religions. Muslims, Christians, and Jews often experienced peaceful coexistence and even benefited from each other’s presence.
The admiration and adoption of Islamic culture as a superior civilization by Andalusian Christians and the mutual influence of Muslims on the Latin culture of the inhabitants of Andalusia (southern regions of Spain) are characteristics of the period of Islamic presence in Andalusia and Spain.
During a time when Europe did not possess the current scientific and industrial advancements, Andalusia was considered a torchbearer of knowledge and civilization in the West. The civilization created by Muslims in this region was the cradle of intellectual awakening and scientific advancement. The legacy of Islamic civilization in Andalusia can be observed in the emergence of scholars, scientists, philosophers, architectural masterpieces, and economic growth in southern Europe.
Dr. Joaquín Casta, a Spanish orientalist, says, “If it weren’t for Islamic Andalusia, the world’s technology would not have reached this stage; America would not have been discovered, and mathematics would not have achieved such excellence.”
According to official statistics, over one and a half million Muslims live in Spain, with approximately two hundred thousand of them being of Spanish nationality. Muslims make up about 4% of the country’s population, with 60% being immigrants and 40% Spanish citizens. Spain is the fourth-largest European Union country in terms of its Muslim population, following the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
The Quran, the heavenly book of Muslims, serves as guidance and mercy for the believers in both worlds. Muslims are encouraged to recite it to the best of their abilities.
The significance of the Quran is such that the Prophet Muhammad (S) said: “The Quran is superior to all other speech, just as God is superior to all His creatures.” The Quran is a book that guarantees the salvation of humanity in both worlds. It is like a radiant torch that liberates humans from the darkness of ignorance and foolishness, guiding them towards the abode of the beloved Lord. The Quran is the best conqueror of the lofty peaks of dignity. The Quran is a book that Falsehood cannot approach (the Quran) from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy. (Quran, Surah Fussilat, verse 42).
True lovers of the Quran are those who have a deeper connection with it. With the grace of God, the DarulQuran Academy, a reputable and trustworthy online institute that offers educational courses in various Quranic fields, in various languages, with the assistance of experienced instructors, is soon going to hold a special ‘Gathering with the Quran’ for Spanish-speaking communities.
One of the distinctive features of this program is that it will consist of three sessions and will be completely free of charge. Participants in this program will benefit from the presence of experienced instructors in the field of sound and intonation. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to recite individually or in groups.
Other upcoming programs for this Quranic gathering include:
- Recitation by active members and students of DarulQuran Academy in the fields of memorization, recitation, and Tajweed.
- Conducting a proficiency assessment for those interested in enrolling in various Quranic courses and registering them.
- Coordination with the managers of the various departments of DarulQuran Academy to apply discounts of up to 30% for individuals who intend to participate and register for their first course after attending this gathering.
With the assistance of dedicated instructors and a skilled technical team, this institute endeavors to provide individuals with a delightful and spiritually enriching experience through its courses. The ultimate goal is to facilitate greater intimacy with the Quran for all believers worldwide.
To learn more about the DarulQuran Academy, you can explore various sections of the website and share it with others who would love to gain a deeper connection with the Quran. You can also register on the link below for our upcoming event.