ALC - Module 1

ALC1Module 1

The A B C D of Contemplating on the Qur'an: A Practical Guide



This interactive module presents a four step practical guide to contemplating on the verses of the Qur’an. The guide is comprehensive in that it starts with what should be done before one even opens the Qur’an and ends with suggestions for moving forward after one has closed it. The steps are easily remembered by using the simple mnemonic of A B C D, whereby each of these letters stands for the first word of each step. The module examines in depth both the theoretical foundations and the practical application of contemplating on the verses the Qur’an, and it also explores the merits and limitations of some recently developed methods.


Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail

Instructor Profile

Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail is originally from Peterborough and graduated in Law. He then went to Qum, Iran where he studied in the Hawza for ten years, specialising in Qur’an and Hadith Studies. While in Qum, he regularly taught on short courses and was Manager of the World Federation Islamic Education Board’s Qum Office for three years. Having graduated from the Hawza in 2007, he went on to qualify as a professional teacher by completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Portsmouth. He then moved to Damascus, Syria where for two years he taught and trained future Ministers of Religion at the Islamic Institute for Post Graduate Studies. Shaykh Mohammed Ali resettled in the UK in 2010 and is currently BA Hawza Studies Programme Leader and a lecturer at the Islamic College. He also conducts Personal Development Courses in Islamic fields of study and lectures in Islamic centres.


3 week module to be conducted on Sundays 16th, 23rd & 30th November 2014.


Session 1: 10:15am-11:45am
Break / Salah
Session 2: 12:30am-2:00pm


Al Mahdi Centre

Course fee

£30 for six sessions.
Students receive a 40% discount.
Subsidies available upon request (in confidence).
Donations welcome.


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