Bi-Weekly English Quran Circle at MIT

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
کِتابٌ أَنزَلناهُ الَیکَ مُبارَکٌ لِیَدَّبَّروا آیاتِهِ وَ لِیَتَذَکَّرَ أُلوالأَلباب
[ It is ]a blessed Book that We have sent down to you, so that they may contemplate its signs, and that those who possess intellect may take admonition. Chapter 38, verse 29

Dates/Time : Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7 PM

Location: Room 66-156
(MIT’s Landau Building)
25 Ames Street, Cambridge. MA

About the Quran Circle:

Quran Circle is a bi-weekly English program covering exegesis (“tafsir”) of Quran and special research topics related to the Quran. We welcome scholarly research work related to the Quran. If you would like an opportunity to present your work please contact

During the fall 2019, Quran Circle will meet on 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/13, and 12/27

Quran Circle is open to the public.


7:00-7:30 Social Time/Preparation for Prayer
7:30-7:40 Maghrib Prayer
7:40-7:45 Quran Recitation
7:45-8:45 Special Topic Lecture by Dr. Radawi
Title:“Imam Husayn (AS) as a Quranic archetype.”
Abstract: Ashoura occurred 50 years after the revelation of the last verse of Quran. Nevertheless, Imam Husayn’s life and martyrdom are intimately intertwined with Quran. Personally, he is addressed with praise in many verses of Quran as a member of the esteemed Ahlul-bayt. In addition, his martyrdom has parallels in the life of Quranic prophets such as Ishmael (Ismail) and John (Yahya). Finally, his movement and mission was in the pursuit of establishing the Quranic ideals. Therefore, we will talk about Imam Husayn as an embodiment of Quran in all of the aforementioned levels.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Radawi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT.
8:45-8:55 Question and Answer
8:55-9:05 Supplication
9:05-9:15 Isha Prayer
9:15-10:00 Light Dinner

Parking: Free parking is available close to MIT Medical around 25 Carleton Street, Cambridge.

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Quran Circle September 6, 2019

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Sep 06 2019


19:00 - 22:00

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