Moinul Abu Hamza not only teaches, he empowers; by alerting his audiences to the dynamism of the Divine message and its eternal relevance, he helps to lift the Quran from its traditional place, gathering dust on the top shelf of our bookcases, and to transport it into human hearts, where its messages belong. Dr Colin Turner, Reader in Islamic Thought, University of Durham.
Another thing that stands out in the program is that it caters for both men and women. From the beginning, it is made clear that both have the right and the obligation to pursue knowledge and neither can be placed ahead of the other.I am speaking from the perspective of an Arabic speaker, Arabic is my mother tongue, but I grew up in Canada, I have always been skeptical of listening to tafseer in English. I have access to the arabic tafaseer, so english references were never on my Islam related list. The information and the concepts flowed seamlessly from one language to the next, as the concepts were clear the language was understood, whether the Arabic words, their significance or the overall message. Brother Moinul’s enthusiasm is apparent, and well placed, the biggest objective in his initiative is to acquire the tools and framework to relate the Quran to our present-day lives.
Mona Nazzal (Umm Yaman) A mother of 3 children PhD student in Neuroscience Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Instructor brother Moinul has been thorough and has taken Quranic ideas, verses and linguistics and explained comprehensively how they relate to our lives as Muslims today. In a world where the Muslim youth are being pressured from all directions to reform their Islam, abandon it as well as reduce it’s focus to certain areas of life and activism, the Surah Fatihah course I completed I believe sought to build solid scaffolding upon which the Islamic personality must be built.
Umm Yusuf Home Schooler
The tafsir class like many others is not devoid of the examples from a language or historical perspective. However, Ustaadh Moinul adds to this by critically illustrating the relevance of the verses for an individual and how the Quranic discourse diagnoses the many challenges we face today
Hafidh Juned Ibn Faruq, School Teacher in Walsall
Having studied history at Oxford and King’s, and currently undertaking research focussed on identities I find this approach incredibly useful. It offers the Islamic viewpoints on many questions that I want to ask as a historian.
Nadeem has studied history and politics at Oxford University