A Qur'anic nurturing programme and workshop on Juzz 'Amma for young Muslims (11-17yrs). Learn how to extract and implement relevant life lessons from the Qur’an to live a life that’s peaceful, content and pleasing to Allah ﷻ.
Starting Sunday 10th September, 2023
2pm (Young Ladies) UK Time
3:15pm (Young Men) UK Time
"The workshop had so many beautiful points of reflection that helped you in being yourself and living with the word of Allah ﷻ."
Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’an 47:24:
"Do they not then reflect on the Qur’an?
Or are there locks upon their hearts?"
A young heart is open to receiving light and develops with what it is being fed. When they learn and are constantly fed with reflections on the verses of the Qur’an, they are open to receiving guidance and blessings from Allahﷻ.
Quranic reflection keeps the heart connected to Allah and the path illuminated to achieve its true purpose in life. This leads to self-consciousness, awareness and clarity about the next steps in life.
You might think how is it possible to reflect on the Qur'an when my child doesn't fully understand Arabic - or even recognise all the letters and symbols. Besides your child might be too young and occupied with school activities, madrasah, confusing information and peer pressure. There is no time or space for this, right?
What if I told you the Qur’an can actually help simplify life choices and ease the path with all that - and more?
Imam Ibn Taimiyyah said,
''Whoever contemplates upon the Qur'an with the condition of seeking guidance from it, then the path of truth will be made clear.”
Your child doesn't need to conform with the demands of society that are not beneficial for them, nor aimlessly scroll through social media feeds or hire expensive life coaches to help boost their confidence or ever need to worry about how they will navigate all the turbulence of life.
The Qur’an is the guidance from the One who gifted and nurtures them.
They will never lack companionship through their life journey. It is their GPS whenever they need to find their way; the compass to direct them north, south, east or west; the flashlight to show them the straight path in the dark. A friend that supports them.
By heeding the guidance of the Qur’an, your child can instantly unlock all its benefits for this life and next.
The Qur’an is a Guidance and Source of Blessing for Everyone
No matter if your child knows Arabic or not, if you think they’re too old or too young, or if they’re too busy with other studies, the Qur’an is a guide for them.
The Paradise Pearls is bringing you…
The Qur’an and Me Workshop for children
A detailed workshop for young Muslims (11-17yrs) to help nurture their hearts to receive the guidance and blessings of our Lord by means of Qur’an Reflection, Tadabbur, on Juzz 'Amma.
Our focus is Tafsir and Taddabur of Juzz Amma in sequence.
This is a Qur’anic nurturing programme that aims to connect teenagers with the Qur’an and Sunnah in a thematic way so that it becomes a way of life for them. It focuses on instilling Islamic values, whilst building confident and active Muslims. It aims to promote self-examination (Muhasiba), contemplation (Tafakkur), self-monitoring (Muraqabah), spiritual excellence (Ihsan), and living by Quranic teachings.
The Qur’an and Me Workshop is unique because it’s taught in a way that is interactive, practical and relevant to the youth, the 'Generation Z'. The goal is:
- To address internal struggles and modern-day challenges that teens face in their lives through reflecting and connecting hearts to the Qur’an
- To explore techniques and tips on how to reflect on the Qur’an
- To develop a good understanding of the Qur’an as a means of empowering against ideas outside the fold of Islam
- To develop a steady and balanced routine with the Qur’an
- To lay a solid foundation for personal development, self-exploration and innovative skills through the lens of the Qur’an
- To explore the endless divine treasures of actionable strategies, life skills and Islamic values embedded in Juzz ‘Amma.
Whether they have been reciting the Qur’an for years or have just started the journey, the Qur’an and Me Workshop will help them to better understand and implement, connect and relate the lessons from the Qur'an so they can build a deeper connection with Allah ﷻ and make Him the main part of the equation in all matters in their life.
What Parents and Children Say
“My daughter has benefited a lot from the Qur’an and me workshop. She was very impressed by how motivating it was. She especially liked the ayah from Surah Al-Qasas. Alhamdulillah I really enjoyed watching her doing the reflection after the workshop. The post workshop community group also helped her relate more with the Quran and do some research into related ayahs of the day. Alhamdulillah, this was highly educative and fun. JazakAllah khaera”
Amatullah (Zainab's Mum)
“Lovely sessions. I enjoyed the session on Patience, self-control and how this is key to success. Alhamdulillah, I have started working on my goals in life and steps to take in being the best. I think this has definitely increased my understanding on how to live with the Qur'an”
“I enjoyed Paradise Pearls classes, events and Qur'an reflection workshops. The activities and discussions taught me how to be determined in life''
“I have been attending Paradise Pearls workshops with Aunty Rahmah for few years now and it has been really good learning experience for me. The workshops and lessons are really creative, interactive and interesting. It allows you to learn more about Qur'an and Islam in an exciting and fun way.
I have joined in many different activities from Paradise Pearls activities, such as book club, monthly live youth Circle of Reflection, and Quranic reflections. I am always looking forward to more sessions. Qur'an and Me workshop is highly recommended. This is a group to join!”
“Ma sha Allah it's said that the best relationship is that which is made through the Quran. In Sis Rahmah I have found a teacher that wants the best for her students! May Allah reward her for her genuine love to help others achieve good! Barakallahu feek sis!”
The Paradise Pearls Experience Helps You
Learn how to extract and implement transformational lessons from the Qur’an that are relevant to your life
Interact with the Qur’an on a more personal level and allow your heart to be filled with the love of the words of Allah
Taste the sweetness of daily Qur’an reflection with a like-minded community and let it empower and enrich your life.
Your Child's Instructor
Tutor & Youth Facilitator
Rahmah Salako (Umm Adnan) is the founder and Managing Director of Paradise Pearls, a social enterprise that focuses on connecting souls with the Qur’an through pondering over the verses of the Qur’an and interactive workshops.
She successfully completed M.A Islamic Studies and Pastoral Care with distinction. She also holds Diploma in Science of Tajweed and Qur'anic Arabic.
She authored Qur'an and Me Journals and organises interactive, creative and enjoyable workshop (online and onsite) on a wide range of subjects. She also teaches Qur'an and Islamic Studies to New Muslim sisters (reverts) and teenagers at Northampton Islamic Centre. Many students have learned and improved their relationship with the Qur'an with her and seen considerable positive outlook towards the deen.
The Qur’an and Me Workshop is made up of 3 terms, each about 12 weeks long. Here’s exactly what we cover:
The Qur'an and Me
What makes the Qur'an special?
The Qur'an and Heart
Guidelines for Quranic Reflection
Rules for thinking (pondering) over the verses of the Qur'an
Reflection Tips & Exercise
Principles of Qur'an Reflection
Difference between Tafseer (explanation of the Qur'an) and Tadabbur (reflection of the Qur'an)
Traits of people of understanding
Fruits of Reflection
Enriching lives with the Qur’an
Various forms of contemplation
Term 1: 15/1/23 to 19/3/23
Surah al-Fatiha, Naba to Inshiqaq
Al-Fatiha - Faith and Gratitude
Naba’ - Focus and Diligence
An-Naziat - Self-Discipline
Abasa - The Art of Benevolence
Takwir - Companionship
Infitar - Character Building
Al-Mutafiffin - Justice and Fairness
Al-Inshiqaq - Bravery
Term 2: 7/5/23 to 23/7/23
Surah al-Buruj to Ash-Sharh
Al-Buruj - Belief Vs Knowing Allah
Tariq - Proactiveness
Al-A’la - Spiritual Excellence
Ghasiyah - Positivity
Fajr - Optimism
Balad - Emotional wellbeing
Ash-Shams - Self-Control
Al-Layl - Character Building - Generosity
Ad-Dhuha - Contentment
Term 3: 10/9 to 10/12
Surah Sharh to Fil
At-Teen - Excellence
Qadr - Divinity
Bayinnah - Uprightness
Adiyat - Gratitude
Takathur - Focus
Fil - Sheltered
Watch the Transformation
What Your Child Receives
The Qur’an doesn’t just teach us knowledge, it teaches us action and attitude too. In every live class, there will be practice exercises correlating to each theme of the week. This includes self-reflection prompts tailored to enrich your child's thoughts, emotions and actions.
Insha’Allah your child will have the chance to personalise the lessons of the Qur’an to their unique life circumstances whilst benefiting from other children's insights as they share reflections in a group setting.
Weekly Live Tafsir & Taddabur Sessions
Study brief tafsir, reflect and learn selected Arabic words from the surah. We will explore in-depth lessons, values and principles in a way that makes it easier for children to feel connected with the Qur’an as a source of divine guidance.
Access to 5 On-Demand Modules on the Art of Contemplation
More than 5 hours in total, broken down into shorter bite-size chunks so your child can learn the building blocks of transformational Qur’an reflection in a quick and easy way. These sessions will be available week-by-week in their student portal.
Weekly Challenge & Quizzes
The best way children learn is through engagement. These challenges and quizzes will help your child to implement and reinforce the lessons they learn.
Access to Recordings
Your child can go through all the information at their own pace and return to it in the future whenever they want another boost from the Qur’an’s guidance.
Downloadable & Printable PDF Slides
Full of tips, references, translations and transliterations, these PDFs will supplement the journey to learning the framework of and implementing lessons from Qur’an reflection.
Your child will receive community and mentoring support, and every parent will be able to join a special Parent Support WhatsApp Group. There will also be additional Journalling Sessions to support your child.
Juzz Amma PEP cards
The Positive-Empowering-Proactive (PEP) question cards offer a practical way to implement lessons from the Qur’an. The cards are based on selected verses from Juzz Amma. Behind each card are a PEP question, a verse from the Qur’an, and Islamic principles.
They promote self-examination (Muhasiba), reflection (Tafakkur), self-awareness (Muraqabah), spiritual excellence (Ihsan) and adherence to the Qur’anic principles.
Gift Bonus: Du’a Diary - A Starter Kit to Qur’an Reflection.
You will love this planner as it guides you through different supplications in the Qur’an. It makes it easier to read, reflect and record your reflections on each supplication.
Sign up today. If your child doesn't like it for any reason before 14 days, just let us know and we'll give you a full refund. So your child gets to try out 2 sessions of the programme before committing fully!
That’s our promise to you because we are confident in the programme and because we want this to be a worthwhile investment for your family.
Begin the Journey to Take Your Child's Relationship with the Qur'an to the Next Level
Establish a deeper, more meaningful relationship with your Lord and unlock your heart by means of Qur’an reflection.
For One Term of 12 Weeks
Weekly Live Sessions
5 On-Demand Sessions
Weekly Challenge & Quizzes
Lifetime Access to Recordings
Bonus: Juzz Amma PEP cards
Bonus: Du’a Diary
“I took part in the Quran and me course and I would like to say a big thank you to Solace and Paradise Pearls for giving me this beautiful opportunity to study and reflect on the Quran with like minded revert sisters. Course was interactive, and we benefited from sharing each other’s knowledge and interpretations of different ayahs; reflecting deeper on their meanings and what they may tell us about Allah ﷻ and his wisdom. I also liked that it was timed for the four weeks preceding Ramadan which helped us prepare and reconnect with the Quran.”
“I took part in the online webinar ‘Qur’an and me’ and really enjoyed it! The host Rahmah was really kind and attentive and an excellent speaker, helping us to think deeper and have a deeper connection to the Qur’an. Along with the course arrived the book ‘Qur’an and me’ which is a reflective journal. A journey to deep thinking and reflection helping to explore our thoughts and feelings of the verses of the Qur’an in greater depth. I have benefitted from this hugely.”
“I took part in the online webinar Quran and me, Alhamdulillah it was beautiful because i was able to learn from other sisters, the teacher was amazing! And it also allowed me realise the importance of breaking down and trying to understand a deeper meaning of Quran, especially some surahs I recite on a daily basis. Now we have reached the month of Ramadan Alhamdulillah this journal gifted to me by you at solace is literally keeping connected to the Quran. Each day, I choose a page and I research more and more. Thank you for allowing me to access this course. BarakAllah feeki.”
“I usually get anxious when I start something, the anxiety gets very bad. For the first time I broke the barrier down. I was very anxious before the course started and I was nervous when I took the first class. but I pushed through, I found myself engaging in the class. I’m glad I did.
The journal is inspiring. The classes were wonderful and the whole course itself. It teaches you to really reflect on the ayats of the Quran. Rahmah is a wonderful teacher, a wonderful voice, she is so humble. I would do it again, it was very interactive and there were quizzes too.”
“I am humbled to have been a participant of Quran and Me Course. It assisted me to connect more with myself and be open through ways of pondering deeply with Ayat.The beautiful thing is in a journey which is like the after need when Ramadan finishes..Allah accept it from you all and give her the resting place of Jannah.”
''Thank you Aunty. The session make me realise how much Allah loves me and what makes Qur'an special in my journey of life''
Lara (13yrs old)