The Presence of the Qur’an

Abdal Hakim Murad (T. J. Winter)
Cambridge, 17th February 2011.

In this talk Abdal Hakim Murad dwells on the transformative experience of the Word of God in the breast of the believer. The Qur’an exists as the driving force and symbol of Islamic civilisation. Without experiencing the Presence of the Qur’an, with its ability to reach into the mysterious depths of the soul, the phenomenon of Islamic civilisation is not understandable. Elaborating on Rumi’s powerful image: “The Qur’an is like a bride…”, Shaykh Abdal Hakim tries to explain why this text, often described as impenetrable, has held such a prominent position in the lives of Muslims and indeed non-Muslims from the time of the Prophet to this very day.

Republished here by kind permission of Cambridge khutbas etc.

Part 1

27:19 minutes (26.2MB)

Part 2

18:07 minutes (17.4MB)

Questions and answers

18:54 minutes (18.1MB)

Format: MP3.

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