A diamond in the rough

It was like finding the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had in an anassuming cafe. What would you do? You would tell everyone about it… you would remember the taste, the price, the ambiance, heck, you would tell the waiter that it is the best coffee you’ve had. But what I found in Model Town Lahore is no cafe, this is much better for it has greater and much more long-lasting uplifts in a person’s life than a good cup’o’java.

K Block Masjid is not your usual Mosque.

No sir, it is not.

It houses the Quran Acadamy c/o Tanzeem Organization. Tanzeem Organization was founded by and is run by the charismatic Islamic scholar of sorts, Dr. Israr Ahmad.

And the efforts the people at the acadamy are putting up are worth more than just my mention here. I went there in hopes to learn the beautiful Arabic Language. Why learn Arabic? Well, it’s the language of choice of NoneOtherThan God! And closeness to God is the epitomy of reasons to live by that necessitates a friendly attitude towards all God’s creatures and encompasses all – I mean all – facets of life .. but that’s a different discussion for a different forum perhaps. Anyways… back to the Acadamy.

They are offering numerous courses. And the most enticing ones are the ones that you can learn at home – viz a viz distance learning. And they know their stuff… I went through the introduction and I knew I was at the right place. Now me and my wife both are enrolled.

Check this: A distance learning course for learning the complete translation of the Quran, stretch out over three modules with no time restriction to complete it on the student. And how much it costs? Rs 250. And people, they even accept if you pay the paltry Rs 250 in installments. And the people teaching there are all professors of the language, highly qualified and highly competent. And the acadamy handles all postage costs, all books and associated material if any. And I know this course to work out because like 2500 people or so are enrolled in it.

I really hope anyone interested will check it out. It is quite comprehensive and by all means, it is not a ‘business concern’ but a public service given out to all those who are interested. Great ‘diamond in the rough’ sort of places in all the mosques and ‘acadamies’ that I have seen.

Place: The Quran Acadamy
36-K Block, Model Town, Lahore.
Phone: 042 5869501

3 Comments so far

  1. alias (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 1:07 pm

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

  2. maleeha (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

    sounds awesome and totally worth a visit. I like Dr. Israr, he’s sweet.

  3. isha (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 10:25 am

    The Quran Acadamy
    36-K Block, Model Town, Lahore.
    Phone: 042 5869501

    i want to know if anyone can send me the email add of someone here or their web address if they have one thankyou

    Posted by: isha at December 29, 2005 10:23 AM

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