"The workshop had so many beautiful
points of reflection you cannot help but fall in love with Allah ﷻ and His promises to us."
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?"
Just how an object that is locked away can’t receive light, when you don’t reflect over the verses of the Qur’an your heart becomes locked up, barred from receiving guidance and blessings from Allah ﷻ.
This leads you to feeling lost, anxious about your next steps in life and disconnected from Allah and your true purpose in life.
But hey, I get it. You might not fully understand Arabic - or even recognise all the letters and symbols - so how can you possibly reflect on it? Besides, you’re too stressed with family and work - you don’t have the time for this, right?
What if I told you the Qur’an can actually help you 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.”
You don’t have to aimlessly scroll through social media feeds or hire expensive life coaches to find solutions to your life problems, the Qur’an is the guidance from the One who created you and everything around you.
It is the GPS in your car on a foggy night; the compass to direct you when you’re in an unknown place; the lantern to show you the straight path in the dark.
By heeding the guidance of the Qur’an, you can instantly unlock all its benefits in this life and next.
The Qur’an is a Guidance and Source of Blessing for EVERYONE...
No matter if you know Arabic or not, if you think you’re too old or too young, if you’re too busy with family or work, the Qur’an is a guidance for you.
It’s a healing to those who are suffering from depression and anxiety, it’s a solution to parenting and marital issues, it’s helped businesses escalate their revenue through fair trade - and that’s just the benefits in this world!
By transforming the time you sit with the Qur’an into a meaningful, deep and reflective experience, you can begin to feel truly connected to Allah ﷻ - the connection you’ve always craved - and reap its blessings and rewards both in this world and the next.
“This is a blessed Book which We have revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ so that they may contemplate its verses, and people of reason may be mindful.” The Qur’an 38:29.
To start reaping these blessings, all you have to do is learn the principles of how to extract lessons from the Qur’an and make them relevant to your life, as it is, right now.
Paradise Pearls is bringing you…
The Qur’an and Me Workshop
A 5-week workshop to help you unlock your heart to receive the guidance and blessings of your Lord by means of Qur’an Reflection, Tadabbur.
Learn the principles of how to extract and implement transformational lessons from the Qur’an that are relevant to you so you can live a life that's pleasing to you and Allah ﷻ.
The Qur’an and Me Workshop is unique because it’s taught in a way that is interactive, practical and relevant to you. It will:
- Change the way you approach the Qur’an so that you gain maximum benefit from your sitting
- Give you a deeper understanding of the words of your Lord and how they relate to you
- Equip you with a tried-and-tested framework which you can use immediately to reconnect with your true purpose
- Help you establish a deeper connection with Allah than ever before
- Allow you to experience the peace and contentment of following the guidance of Allah in every aspect of your life
- Transform your life into one that is pleasing to you, pleasing to those around you and more importantly, pleasing to Allah
Whether you’ve been reciting the Qur’an for years or have just started on your journey, the Qur’an and Me Workshop will help you to better understand and implement the lessons from the Qur'an so you can build a deeper connection with Allah ﷻ.
Listen to what other students have to say…
These are just a few of the many testimonials we received from students who experienced a transformation from this Qur'an and Me Workshop:
“I took part in the Qur’an and Me course last year and it was a turning point for me. It helped me to gather my strength and overcome my lack of confidence and damaged self-worth. Since the last course, I have set up my own business and living happily with the Qur’an in my life. I am happy to be back again this year. Thank you!”
“Amazing content and delivery. The Interactive Qur’an and Me course taught practice of reflection and implementing faith in action; through juxtaposing lessons in Qur'an to our own lives, thereby internalising the messages and developing a deeper connection with our Rabb.”
“Jazakallah Khairan for teaching me how to go deeper into the messages of the Quran. I am a revert Muslimah and quite new to connecting with the Quran. I was amazed and surprised at how your course opened up the Quran for me. I really needed the help to do so. I’m looking forward to the post course circle meetings to help continue opening up the message of the Quran. I absolutely love to journal, so a course on journaling the Quran has been so precious and special to me. I will hold a special place in my heart forever, for those first moments of opening up to the Quran at this new level. May Allah bless you dear sister.”
“Sister Rahmah is an amazing, passionate teacher who has an in-depth knowledge of the course, and the way she delivers her courses is absolutely brilliant and goes straight to your heart. Going through the journey of this course has really improved my understanding of the Quran and how to do tadabbur, which has taken my spiritual level to greater heights. I pray that Allah continues to bless her and helps us to implement all that we learn in our daily lives, Aameen.”
“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!”
Join Us in the Qur’an and Me Workshop if…
– You don't connect with the Qur'an on a regular basis and are looking for a way to gradually bring it into your life.
– You recite the Qur’an often but want to learn how to understand its message on a more personal and emotional level.
– You struggle to understand and relate the Qur’an to your real-life circumstances and yearn to nurture more love for it.
– You want to escape the hustle and bustle of life and experience more peace, contentment and barakah.
– You want to transform your connection with the words of Allah along with a lovely community who are on the same journey as 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 and let it enrich your life. Do this along with a group of lovely, like-minded Muslims
I had never read the meaning of the Qur’an my whole life…
…even though I was born a Muslim. I saw others cry, so I cried. I did what my parents told me to do: read the Qur’an often.
However, deep down inside, I felt the desire to do more than just “read”. I craved a deeper understanding of the messages that the Qur’an had in it for me and I yearned for the mercy of Allah which He promises in the Qur’an 17:82:
“And We send down from the Qur’an that which is a healing and mercy for the believers.”
It wasn’t until a major incident took place in my life that I was forced to become more proactive about studying the Qur’an. Having been brought up under the love and shade of the Qur’an, I knew there was no fleeing from Him except to Him.
Despite that realisation, I found that I was missing that inner strength which is needed to remain steadfast and I craved for more happiness and peace of mind.
It was at that moment when I heard of a tafseer and Qur’an reflection class starting local to me. I immediately enrolled myself, trusting that this miracle of Allah would be an opening and solution to my distress - and I wasn’t wrong!
Alhamdulillah, attending these circles opened my heart. For the first time I felt the Qur’an was speaking to me rather than a historical period.
It was the answer to everything I was looking for.
To Almighty Allah be the Glory, not only did I find the course astonishing, I journeyed faithfully through the entire Qur’an. Having been furnished with detailed explanations, I was able to reflect upon the meanings of the words. That was it!
I found the solace that I sought. I found tranquillity and certainty by obeying Allah’s commands and reconnecting wholly with the Qur’an. I pondered on it often and soon after, Qur’an reflections became a continuous daily affair in my life.
Now I believe every believer needs to taste the sweetness of faith: so I invite you to ponder upon the verses of the Glorious Qur’an with the intentions of being transformed by it.
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 is a Qualified Accountant, student of the Qur’an and a seeker of knowledge. She recently completed MA Islamic Studies and Pastoral care with Distinction. She also holds MA in Professional Accountancy with Distinction from the University of London, Advance Diploma in Tajweed and Quranic Arabic.
She authored the Qur’an and Me Journal and Journal of an Awesome Muslim Kid, as well as the Qur'an and Me app. Her reflective journals focus on self-development and building a solid relationship with the Qur’an including practical tips that simplify deep thinking and reflections of its verses. She recently added the Qur’an Inspiration Jar, containing 31 soul-lifting messages on patience, gratitude and tawakkul to her product lines.
She organises interactive, creative and enjoyable workshops (online and onsite) for children and sisters on a wide range of subjects. She teaches Qur’an and Islamic studies in Northampton Islamic Centre as well as to new Muslim sisters in Northampton.
She has a vibrant personality and juggles her time between her home, teaching, studying and writing.
“Sister Rahmah brings her own deep love of Qur'an to this course that is infectious, and you quickly find yourself eager to reflect on ayahs in a new and refreshing way!”
“Rahma was very inspiring and motivating, she incorporated dūas, Ayahs, hadiths and stories of the prophets and the sahaba into the lessons. She encouraged us to ask questions if we needed to, and she was happy to explain things. Overall, I really loved this course and feel it has helped me a lot.”
“Sister Rahma is a creative and enthusiastic teacher who was able to bring the Quran to life. She contextualised Surahs so they felt part of our lives, part of our hearts. I haven't come across this method before and it was incredibly valuable and the timing was perfect just before Ramadan. This year so far my reading of Quran Juz has felt more personal and this year, Alhamdulilah it feels like it makes sense to me. It is a book for all of us, to pick up and read, not to be scared of because I don't speak Arabic!”
Faraz is an experienced and passionate Qur’an and Arabic teacher. He studied Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Abu Nur Seminary in Damascus, Syria, whilst gaining a license (Ijaza) in Qur’anic recitation. During his studies, he engaged with extra-curricular texts to immerse fully into various pedagogical methods, which he has now carried forward into teaching.
He recently completed an M.A. in Islamic Studies with Distinction and received a certificate in 'Muslim Chaplaincy'. He has worked as Head of Department in several schools in the UK and abroad, often designing Arabic and Islamic Studies curricula.
Here’s what the journey looks like...
The Qur’an and Me Workshop is made up of 5 sessions each of which will
be no longer than 60 minutes. Here’s exactly what we cover:
Guidelines Before Getting Started
A Serene Heart
You will explore Allah’s definition of the Qur’an and see what things Allah has mentioned that helps us understand its verses and make a connection with it.
Next is heart therapy: you will look into your heart and find the barriers that are preventing you from connecting with it.
You will learn tips on how to correctly approach the Qur’an even if you’re not versed in it (yet).
Theme of the Week: Faith and Righteousness
Principles of Qur'an Reflection
Taddabur Vs. Tafsir
You will learn the difference between Tafseer (explanation of the Qur’an) and Tadabbur (reflection of the Qur’an).
By learning the traits of the people of understanding, you will learn how to be just like one of them. A short quiz will help you to feel the message of the Qur’an on a personal level.
You will also explore how the Qur’an is a timeless message from the life of the Prophet up until now.
Theme of the Week: Trust in Allah -Tawakkul
Enriching Your Life
The People of Understanding
Now that everyone understands Tadabbur (reflection of the Qur’an), you will learn tips and go into more depth of how to start implementing this practice into your everyday life to feel more connected to Allah.
You will learn that there are different approaches to contemplate the Qur’an and you will learn how to identify and apply the one that suits you.
Theme of the Week: Patience
Qur’an Reflection Practice
The Future Qur'an and Me
With every theme of week, you get challenges to complete. For example, the 24 hours challenge is where you spend a day without complaining. This allows you to explore the Qur’an on a more practical level rather than the usual theoretical one.
In this week, we go over all the previous week’s challenges, share reminders and give tips on how to further improve ourselves.
Theme of the Week: Gratitude
Bringing Everything Together
Inspirations from the Qur’an
You will look at stories from the Qur’an and bring together all your knowledge to extract practical lessons. One of the stories you will look into is the one of Prophet Nooh (AS). You will learn how to find calm during trials and identify the lessons you can learn from them using the lens of faith, tawakkul, patience and gratitude.
Here’s What You'll Receive When You Join:
The Qur’an doesn’t just teach us knowledge, it teaches us action and attitude too. In every class, there will be practice exercises correlating to each theme of the week. This includes self-reflection prompts tailored to enrich your thoughts, emotions and actions.
Insha’Allah you will have the chance to personalise the lessons of the Qur’an to your unique life circumstances whilst benefiting from each other's insights as you share your reflections in a group setting.
5 On-Demand Modules
More than 5 hours in total, broken down into shorter bite size chunks so you 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 your student portal.
Lifetime Access to Recordings
You can go through all the information at your own pace and return to it in the future whenever you want another boost from the Qur’an’s guidance.
Downloadable and Printable PDF Slides
Full of tips and translations to supplement your journey to learning the framework of and implementing lessons from Qur’an reflection.
Direct Q&A Access via Email and Chat
Submit questions privately to the instructor at any time.
Weekly Zoom Calls in the Qur'an and Me Community
Join 5 live weekly sessions for the duration of this workshop with your instructor and a group of Muslims who are on the same journey as you. The community is a perfect place to support and motivate one another while building life-long relationships with like-minded Muslims.
Gift Bonus: Physical Copy of Qur’an and Me Journal
Qur’an and Me is a reflective journal that encompasses all forms of Islamic meditation, self-awareness and self-development. It is called ‘a reflective journal’ because the free flow writing style enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings on verses of Qur’an.
Gift Bonus: Du’a Diary - A Starter Kit to Qur’an Reflection
You will love this planner as it guides you through the reflection of different supplications in the Qur’an. It's the perfect space for beginners to read, reflect and record reflections on each supplication.
Sign up today. If you don't like it for any reason before 14 days, just let us know and we'll give you a full refund. So you get 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 you. In fact, with this 100% satisfaction guarantee, you have NOTHING to lose... but potentially A LOT to gain, Insha'Allah.
Begin the Journey to Take Your
Life to the Next Level, Today...
Establish a deeper, more meaningful relationship with your Lord and unlock your heart by means of Qur’an reflection!
5 On-Demand Modules
Lifetime Access to Recordings
Downloadable and Printable PDF Slides
Direct Q&A Access via Email and Chat:
5 Weekly Zoom Calls and Telegram Community
Gift Bonus: Physical Copy of Qur’an and Me Journal
Gift Bonus: Du’a Diary - A Starter Kit to Qur’an Reflection
“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.”