Quran Circle Program
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, June 10, 2022 at 9:00 PM EDT
About the Quran Circle:
Quran Circle is an Biweekly English program at MIT covering exegesis (“tafsir”) of Quran and special research topics related to the Quran. We welcome presentations on scholarly research work related to the Quran. If you would like an opportunity to present your work please contact Quran.Circle@yahoo.com
Quran Circle is open to the public.
9:00-9:05 Quran Recitation
Speaker: Sister Amanda Smith (in English)
Special Topic: “Learning to Hear Arabic Sounds: A Tool for Quran Students in the US.”
Abstract: Accurate perception of Arabic sounds is necessary to understand and recite the Holy Quran, but similar sounds can be difficult to perceive, such as ه and ح. This lecture will discuss the use of high variability phonetic training (HVPT) to teach Quran recitation students how to hear the difference between similar Arabic sounds and make recommendations for Quran students. This study has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech.
About the Speaker: Sister Amanda Smith is a speech-language pathologist with an ijaza in tajweed of the Quran.