The Immense ocean
Qur’an: The Immense Ocean (QTIO) is a ground-up initiative (GUI) that serves as a platform for people to connect and form a better relationship with the Qur’an, one of the main sources of guidance for mankind and making the Qur’an the basis of our actions in our daily lives. Ultimately, QTIO aims to build a community with love for the Qur’an. This is achieved by broadly two approaches: 1) learning about the Qur’an, its contents and reflecting on them; 2) learning to read the Qur’an.
In the first semester, QTIO delved into topics that allow us to learn more about our Creator, Allah, through the Qur’an, which has been given to mankind as one of our main sources of guidance. Through knowing more about Allah, only then will we truly feel grateful towards all His blessings as His servant.
We started our event by first getting to know the Asma’ul Husna (99 Names and Attributes) of Allah, and then we learned about Surah Al-Ikhlas, which describes the oneness of Allah. Subsequently, we learned more about the other attributes of Allah mentioned in the Qur’an while also scheduling the session topics in line with the time of the semester.
The lessons were conducted by our very own esteemed asatizah – Ustaz Zulkarnain Azman, Ustazah Marhamah Senewi, and Mohamad Nasrullah Refa’ie.
In the second semester, QTIO carried out Tajweed sessions on the basic rulings of Tajweed with Ustaz Ho Muhammad Adi to guide and teach us on how we can improve our recitation.
To supplement and revise the Tajweed lessons that Ustaz taught, we also had Tadarus and Talaqqi sessions where we had facilitators from among the NUSMS community to guide their friends and learn from one another to improve the recitation of the Qur’an.
Essentially, through these sessions, we hoped to encourage Qur’an recitation amongst the community and, as a result, form a closer relationship with the Qur’an.
QTIO is catered for anyone interested in learning more about the Qur’an, regardless of their background or knowledge of the Qur’an. If you would like to unveil the treasures and wisdom of the Qur’an and develop a deeper appreciation for the Qur’an, then this GUI is for you!
QTIO provides students with opportunities to deepen their connection to the Quran through relatable and practical events for undergraduates like us. By focusing on the issues and inclinations that students experience, participants can expect our events to be light yet a profound platform for improving our relationship with the Quran in our daily lives.