Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let's Read The Quran...

Peace!

We need your participation!

Campaign name: Let’s Read The Quran
ame: Let’s Read The Quran

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On January 1st 2009, four friends Syed, Walski, Marina and Anas got together at Coffee-Bean Bangsar Village and decided to launch a campaign to encourage people to read and understand the Quran better.

This campaign is not only for Muslims, but also for our brothers and sisters who are Christians, Buddhists Hindus, Sikhs and those who believes in a God-Head but not so gung-ho about being in any brand of religion, too – come join us and share your ideas! You can join this campaign even if you are an atheist!

The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to read the Quran in the language they understand most and find in it areas of common values in our day to day living.

What is the Campaign all about?

Read the Quran in the language that you are familiar with.

When will the campaign start and end?

January 15th to February 14th (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

Where?

Participating blogs in the blogospheres.

Why?

So more people know what the Quran says and what the Quran does not say and to match it to what is really said in our daily lives.

Who?

Everyone who wants to – the more the merrier! If you have a Blog, Facebook, etc carry the logo/icon.

How?

  • To join the campaign, place the accompanying logo/icon at your blog.
  • Write or share short articles based on the Quranic text.
  • Share what you find in the Quran with family and friends.
  • Ask questions about the Quranic message
  • Read the Quran – eg click here http://www.islamicity.com/QuranSearch , www.altafsir.com

Peace and Thanks,

Marina Mahathir

Syed Akbar Ali

Walski, and,

Anas Zubedy

Participating Blogs

  1. 3540 Jalan Sudin http://www.nursamad.blogspot.com/
  2. Anas Zubedy: http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com
  3. ARTiculations: http://art-harun.blogspot.com/
  4. Being Human in the World: http://www.peru.name/writing
  5. Cowboy Malaysia: http://cowboymalaysia.wordpress.com
  6. Disquiet: http://malikimtiaz.blogspot.com
  7. Jebat Must Die: http://jebatmustdie.wordpress.com/
  8. Lunch at the Lake Club: http://lunchatthelakeclub.blogspot.com
  9. MACVAYSIA: http://macvaysia.com
  10. myAsylum: http://asylum60.blogspot.com
  11. O.B.E. http://shar101.wordpress.com/
  12. OutSyed The Box: http://syedsoutsidethebox.blogspot.com
  13. Poetic Justice: http://nizambashir.com/
  14. Rantings by MM: http://rantingsbymm.blogspot.com
  15. Rapera: http://jahaberdeen.blogspot.com/
  16. Renovatio: http://stephendoss.blogspot.com
  17. Rocky's Bru: http://rockybru.com.my/
  18. Write Away: http://elviza.wordpress.com/
  19. Writing By Amir: http://amirmu.blogspot.com/

20 comments:

Syed Zul Tojo said...

count me in www.syedzultojo.blogspot.com

AnakMelaka said...

since you're inviting the christians to read the Quran, can I bring my bahasa indonesia Bible to share as well?

I believe muslims need to read the Bible to understand the other side too :-)

Shiok Guy said...

Thank you for the initiative, I am not a Muslim but I belief in GOD..

Would like to learn more about the Good Side of all religion!

I would be participating to the best I can!

Shiok Guy
http://shiokguy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Apart from your three links to the Quran, there is another, a very interesting and unique online Quran site. You can reach the site here: http://quranflash.com/en/quranflash.html

The Quran is not merely for reading, you have to understand and LIVE by it.

Good luck.

Famin said...

Tahniah!! semoga diberkati ALLAH, hanya ingin tahu kenapa sampai 14hb Feb saja,

hun said...

dear nuraina, thank you for spreading the word out on this. i would love to participate. i will definitely post something abt it soonest. ;-)

Anonymous said...

If U ask me to listen to ur Quran. Why don't u say, "We should share the knowledge from other religion". This is the only question I going to ask U. So pls do not ask me to understand about ur Quran. How about ask urself to understand about others. And I personally do not think ur Quran are the only perfect thing in this universe.

Anonymous said...

Youtube. Search for yusuf estes. Some good explanation bout islam.

Samsudin said...

Salam...
Saya setuju dengan kempen ini. Ia menggalakkan kita untuk kembali kepada Al Quran yang sering kita lupakan, padahal dunia dah hampir nak akhir zaman tapi ramai lagi yang masih leka...

Saya menyahut kempen ini dengan baik walaupun saya tidak mempunyai blog sendiri, Insya Allah saya akan berkempen di setiap komen yang saya post dalam mana blog...

Untuk menjayakan kempen ini sebenarnya memerlukan keikhlasan dan ketulusan hati supaya ia akan meresap ke dalam jiwa dan rohani kita. Untuk menambah keberkesanan kita membaca Al Quran agar tidak dihasut dengan syaitan, kita harus mencari guru yang mengajar Al Quran, yang mana ia boleh membetulkan bacaan kita dan mungkin boleh menerangkang maksud yang terkandung dalamnya. Itu lebih afdal.

Bagi yang bukan Islam, mereka boleh membaca Al Quran yang mempunyai terjemahan dalam bahasa yang mereka mudah faham. Walau bagaimanapun ia tetap memerlukan seorang guru supaya mereka tidak tersilap buat tafsiran sendiri yang biasanya akan dihasut oleh syaitan...

Apapun, sama-samalah kita menjayakan kempen ini...Insya Allah kita akan diberkati Allah SWT hendaknya...

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anakmelaka,

you are assuming i have never read the bible. and you are assuming i am not able to read, therefore, (not) understand the bible that is not in bahasa indonesia.

i studied from standard one to form five -- in a missionary school --of the fransciscan order.

thank you

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anon@9:07AM,

you are a belligerent person. you do not have to read "my" Quran. Nor even try to. Thank you.

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Folks,

As Muslims, our intention is just to introduce the Quran to everyone, Muslims as well as anyone who is interested. This is NOT an attempt at saying 'we are holier than thou'. No that is not our intentin at all. Also it is quite impossible to be holier than thou.

We feel that while there is so much focus and attention on Islam in our country (and also outside the country) and also that since the attention is often very negative, why not look at the contents of the Quran for ourselves
to see what the book really says?

If Islam is going to occupy so much airtime and also affect our lives, why not go to the source and see what the Quran says?

That is all. Again there is no holier than thou here. Regards.

Syed Akbar Ali.

Naz said...

Nuraina, you've read the Bible! Of you go to the pusat pemulihan akidah. OK,just joking. Anyway, it's silly of AnakMelaka to say he'll bring the bahasa Indonesia Bible. He clearly knows that you and all those who've initiated and joined the campaign blog in English and would probably understand the English language bible better than the Indonesian version. Sigh.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Naz,

that's the thinking. people are always guilty of making assumptions.

we're not promoting that non-Muslims read the Quran.
we're promoting an understanding of the Quran.

if non-muslims choose to read the Quran, that's good.
if they don't, hey that's ok.

on this, I ditto Syed Akbar's clarification.

thank you for visiting...

satD said...

salam kak Ina

it was a great pleasure meeting you in KL!!!!!

What u folks are doing here is great!!!

will join for sure!!

wass
satD

Anonymous said...

Bravo! count me 2.
http://hisyamhassan.com

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

SatD:

hey hey hey!

the pleasure was all mine!

er....you still around?

have something to give your u-know-who for u-know-what.

cheers!

satD said...

:)

i'm back in jkt....will give u a buzz d next time i'm around

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

SatD,

:(

ok then. until the next buzz!

YAM Raja Shahruzzaman said...

Dear all,
I quite agree with what Samsudin said - we need someone proficient and knowledgeable to explain the finer points in the Quran, It is quite sad that many malays who claim to be muslims has never read the Quran, less so trying to understand the message within. We were all from the same source - the Torah, the Bible and the Quran - we are Ahlul Bait' (People of the Book). Lets create a better understanding towards each other thru this campaign. I salute the organisers. Kudos to you.