What is Qur’an City
“RABB, BUILT FOR ME A HOUSE WITH YOU IN JANNA” – 66:11
Mention the Qur’an and the mental image is of a paperback or hardcover rectangular book in Arabic which may contain a translation.
Recitation and memorisation are essential for they are tools of preservation and ensure the continuity of the original text. However, the Qur’an was sent as essential guidance for a human being to reach his full potential. The challenge was to make this wisdom accessible to one and all by translating it into the contemporary everyday ‘language’.
When we first embarked upon the journey of Quran City, we were challenging the norm. The inspirational verse was 66:11 where Allah quotes the dua of Sayyida Aasiya when she said: “Rabb! Build for me a house with You in Janna”. To us this meant investing in real estate in Janna and so began the building of Qur’an City.