The European Academy of Quranic Studies (EAQS) is a non-profit academic institution based at the British Muslim Heritage Centre. It was established in 2012 to promote the study, teaching and research of Al-Tadabbur and other Quranic Sciences such as Ta’leem al Lugha (Quranic Arabic), Ulum al Qur’an, Tafseer (exegesis), Tahfiz (memorisation).
EAQS seeks to promote a balanced and comprehensive understanding of the Qur’an and it relevance to modern society by organising courses, seminars and conferences and publishing educational materials for students, teachers and members of the wider society. The Institute is managed by a Board of Directors under the guidance of a Board of Scholars and Advisors.
To play a global and regional role as a foremost centre of advanced study and research in Al-Tadabbur and other Quranic sciences, both classical and modern, in the service of the Muslim community and humanity at large.
The academy’s main purpose is to contribute to the ongoing Islamic Renaissance, which is bridging the gap between the east and the west, by providing the local community, and the world, with knowledgeable Muslims who understand the Qur’an properly, practice Islam accurately and are able to pass on Islamic knowledge effectively.
‘(This is) a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing, that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.’ (Qur’an, 38:29)
EAQS believes that it is through proper understanding and application of the Qur’an, individuals can become productive community members who contribute to the Islamic renaissance and universal welfare.
EAQS believes in partnership with renowned institutions to ensure high-quality performance and results. The academy has a host of local and international partners who are working on fulfilling its aspirations, goals and commitments.
EAQS partners and patrons include:
EAQS relies on advanced and creative academic techniques and processes that revive the high impact learning and practicing methodologies of the leader of the Islamic civilization: Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Inspired by Quranic values, EAQS has established the following academic courses:
EAQS other public educational activities include:
“Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned” (Qur’an, 2:245)