About Us





Our mission is to open up a real dialogue between human beings and the only One Worthy of Worship: their Creator and Sustainer, Allah, through the understanding of His only preserved Speech. It is to take this message of Islam to all of humanity so they may achieve clarity, ease their anxieties and sadness, and to inspire hope for this temporary existence as well as the next eternal life.

Our Goal

To design and implement formal educational as well as informal methodologies for outreach so people understand the Qur’an in its original Arabic language, as translated in English. It is to help people utilize the message of the Qur’an for success in this world and the Hereafter.

"Qur’an is the Banquet of Allah, so avail yourself of His Banquet as much as you are capable of. This Qur’an is the Rope of Allah, a ray of Light, wholesome Healing, Protection for whomever holds on to it, Deliverance for anyone who follows it; as soon as he deviates it restores him, as soon as he inclines away, it corrects him. Its marvels never dissipate and no matter how much it is rejected, it never becomes obsolete."

The Qur’an is the miraculous Speech of Allah which provides sustenance to our soul and completes us. We are a team of dedicated people working together to provide a platform for those who wish to keep turning to Allah, to read and learn the Qur’an according to the pedagogy of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him), his esteemed Companions and pious predecessors, may Allah be pleased with them all, in our present context.

We offer multiple modes of learning the meaning of the Qur’an. Study Circles are available on weekends and weekdays, onsite as well as online. These Study Circles delve into the meaning of each word of the Qur’an from Surah al-Fateha to the end. We focus on understanding, purification and application.

Our annual Ramadan program offers an efficient yet comprehensive way to read through a translation of the entire Qur’an along with a summarized explanation.

We also offer opportunities to expand on the knowledge of the Qur’an by studying the Seerah or biography of the best role model, the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him). Pillars of an Islamic Lifestyle like Salah ( prayer), Fasting, Character development and so on are presented to enhance and complete our manners and submission.

A Classical Arabic Grammar Course focusing on Qur’anic Arabic is also offered. Continuing Education and motivational seminars are held on a regular basis. Our student body comprises of teenagers and adults from all walks of life.

Suzanne Itani

Export Business; Founder & CEO of Taiba- Women Empowering Women

Farhat, one of the foremost influential women in my life, has enriched my heart with the most precious of treasures, the understanding of the Quran and I am forever indebted.



A life changing experience!
I am a full-time working physician and I joined sister Farhat's class when I started delving deeper into Islam and Quran before we decided to go to hajj in 2013.  From the very first day that I attended sister Farhat's class , I have not looked back since then.I have only gotten more and more mature religiously. Her sweet and humble way of explaining the Quran makes you get in love with it. The best part of this class is the way she relates Quranic verses to our current life's implications. It has really made me understand how this book sent more than 1400 years ago can be a manual for human lives forever to come .
This class has really been a life-changing experience for me!!! 
May Allah gives us all the opportunity to attach ourselves to the Quran and put lots of barakah in this class , ameen



Ustadha Farhat helps the student to relate to the verses on a more personal level. I truly enjoy the Food for the Soul Quran class as it has taught me many impactful lessons that have resonated with me beyond the classroom.[Her] style of teaching is warm and comprehensive in that she covers each surah, discussing the meanings and lessons behind every ayah, and sparks an illustrious discussion of the context surrounding the revelation that ensures a greater understanding, I love the assignments that involve learning the Arabic root words and I get really excited when I see the words repeated in other parts of the Quran that I can now understand. My family reverted to Islam when I was a young child, but this is the first time in my life where I've felt such a deep and meaningful connection with the Quran. This class has helped me look at the words of Allah as a source of energy for my heart and soul. I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking to add substance to their life to take this class, whether online or in person. It is a gem that you do not want to miss out on

Neda Khan

Creative Director MHK Creativity

Reading the Quran and its translation is no doubt rewarding but being in Sr. Farhat's class, learning and discussing the meaning and supporting hadith has been immensely beneficial to me. 
I joined the "Food for the Soul... Quran" class when Sr. Farhat was teaching Surah An-Noor (The Light). I was deeply moved by the Surah and its Tafseer. Sr. Farhat's approach to teaching the Quran is completely relatable. She makes contemporary connections to our everyday domestic, professional and global lives. Everything just makes so much sense! May Allah fill our hearts with His Light and reward Sr. Farhat for her diligent work. Ameen.



... it has been a life changing experience for
me. Ustadha Farhat's style of teaching is simple and her words resonate
with me as Allah SWT has blessed her with a unique way of teaching that touches my heart.

I have been studying Quran Tafsir with Ustadha Farhat since the class began 4 years ago. Even though I knew how to recite the Quran in Arabic, unfortunately I never read it with meaning. I did always want to know what Allah's words actually meant. By the grace of Allah SWT I came across this class and I can't tell you how blessed I feel.The Quran is a living miracle of Allah SWT and this journey that I am taking with my teacher is only the beginning towards understanding the vast ocean of Hidaya that it contains.



My passion is "Quran" and I have been fortunate to attend Sister
Farhat's tafseer class for almost four years. I look forward to
Sunday's class as it really quenches thirst for my soul. I feel
rejuvenated after every single session
. I come back and re-read my
notes for insights and try to reflect on lessons learned in the class.
I am a student of knowledge and have studied with several scholars. As
I acquire more knowledge, I realize how deficient and limited my
comprehension is and how weak my faith and obedience is. I always
strive to learn more until my Lord calls me back, Inshallah.

Journey through Quran is an amazing journey of life. Quran is the eternal, living reality, No matter how many times you read tafseer or learn the translation, it seems like you learn something new every time. It is as though this is your first time to discover this particular aspect of a word or ayah. May Allah (swt) raise me among "Ahl al Quran" (people of Quran) and always keep us connected to His book, the ultimate living reality. "The Quran is either an argument for or against you" (Sahih Muslim). 


Insurance Consultant

I have been a student of Farhat Shamsi's Quran class since she first began teaching. She is an inspiration for all to strive to gain more knowledge of our Deen. Not only is she eloquent in her explanation of the tafseer, but she is also able to relay in a manner which is easy to understand. I have learned so much from this class and am excited to continue inshaAllah


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