Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Breaking Barriers

Why do we struggle to understand the Qur’an? How do our lives away from the Qur’an affect us when we open it up to read? How can we overcome the various obstacles that impede our understanding of Allah’s Words?

In episode 5, Sh. Suleiman Hani talks to Sh. Furhan Zubairi and Shaykha Iman Badawi about breaking the barriers to understanding the Qur’an.

Sh. Furhan is the Dean of the Seminary and Extension Programs at the Institute of Knowledge in Diamond Bar, California. Shaykha Iman is the founder of Fitra Foundation and Sayyida Nafīsa Seminary.

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Sh. Suleiman Hani

Sh. Suleiman Hani

FELLOW | Shaykh Suleiman Hani is the Director of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a research scholar for Yaqeen Institute, and a resident scholar in Michigan. At the age of 14, Suleiman completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization program and began his intensive studies under numerous scholars, earning dozens of traditional religious certifications in the process. He later earned a master’s degree from the University of Jordan’s College of Shari’ah, ranking first in his class, and a master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied religions, philosophy, political science, and psychology. Over the past decade, he has served as an Imam and community leader in Michigan, lectured in dozens of countries, published a number of books and articles, and was featured on the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide.