What is Ahlul-Qur’an Academy?
Ahlul-Qur’an is a non-profit academy that emerged from the Annual Ahlul-Qur’an Competition of Tampa, dating back to 1998.
Ahlul-Qur’an Academy is a collaborative work of Qura’n teachers, Imams, Islamic Schools and Mosques supported by devoted Muslim families as well as businesses in the Tampa Bay area, with a single goal: establishing and perfecting the recitation of the holy Qura’n and promoting its memorization and understanding among all members of our Muslim community, with a special emphasis on children and youth.
We at Ahlul-Qur’an Academy are inspired by the Prophet’s Hadeeth: “Verily Allah (SWT) has special close ones (Ahleen) from amongst people” So it was said, “Who amongst them are Allah’s chosen close ones (Ahlullah)? He said, “Ahlul-Qur’an Hum Ahlullahi wa Khaasatuh: The people of the Qur’an are Ahlullah, and His elites.” Musnad Al-Imam Ahmad
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ لِلَّهِ أَهْلِينَ مِنْ النَّاسِ فَقِيلَ مَنْ أَهْلُ اللَّهِ مِنْهُمْ قَالَ أَهْلُ الْقُرْآنِ هُمْ أَهْلُ اللَّهِ وَخَاصَّتُهُ – مسند الامام أحمد