Meaning of Al-Otrojah
حَدَّثَنَا هُدْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ أَبُو خَالِدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامٌ، حَدَّثَنَا قَتَادَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا أَنَسٌ، عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ “ مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَالأُتْرُجَّةِ طَعْمُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَرِيحُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَالَّذِي لاَ يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَالتَّمْرَةِ طَعْمُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَلاَ رِيحَ لَهَا، وَمَثَلُ الْفَاجِرِ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَمَثَلِ الرَّيْحَانَةِ رِيحُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَطَعْمُهَا مُرٌّ، وَمَثَلُ الْفَاجِرِ الَّذِي لاَ يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَمَثَلِ الْحَنْظَلَةِ طَعْمُهَا مُرٌّ وَلاَ رِيحَ لَهَا“ (صحيح البخاري)
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The example of him (a believer) who recites the Qur’an is like that of a citron which tastes good and smells good. And he (a believer) who does not recite the Qur’an is like a date which is good in taste but has no smell. And the example of a dissolute wicked person who recites the Qur’an is like the Raihana (sweet basil) which smells good but tastes bitter. And the example of a dissolute wicked person who does not recite the Qur’an is like the colocynth which tastes bitter and has no smell.”
History of Al-Otrojah
The Al-Otrojah project started in the early eighties, in collaboration with the Association of Muslim Youth in Al-Menya, Egypt. The school utilizes a well-structured program that adopts an efficient, easy-to-follow method which has helped thousands of students and scholars achieve solid memorization of the Holy Quran, and get their “Sanad Ejaza” of the Holy Quran of Hafs from Asem from the way of Shatebya.
The huge success of the school in Egypt enabled it to inaugurate many other such centres in Kuwait – today, there are 25 branches fully operating all across Kuwait.
We are proud to be a part of the Muslim Association of Canada so we may share our success story with the Canadian Muslim community, and keep encouraging the memorization of the Holy Qur’an.
Al-Otrojah’s vision is for a specialized Qur’anic centre for excellent and easy memorization of the Qur’an, learning of the rules of Tajweed and a simplified yet comprehensive understanding of the Qur’an’s meanings, accessible to each Muslim community across Canada.
Al-Otrojah’s mission is to facilitate the solid yet easy memorization of the Holy Qur’an, full comprehension of Tajweed, and the understanding of Qur’anic meanings for all Muslim Canadians.