How the Qur’an shapes our brain

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Given the Quran’s content that for example includes descriptions of individuals and places, it activates the occipital lobes, which are involved in generating mental imagery. This brain region is also important in visual perception. Becoming active as a result of generating mental imagery indirectly improves visual perception capacities since the area activated is within the same region. The Quran is also rich in its content for history, parables, and logical arguments, all of which recruit different areas that become more efficient and better connected as they are continually activated due to the consistent review sessions.

Putting all this together, it’s no wonder Muslims were able to make such vast contributions to human knowledge in a relatively short amount of time, historically speaking. After the aspiring student during the height of Muslim rule has mastered the Quran, his education in other sciences began by the time he was in his early teenage years. Given the brain’s malleable nature, the improved connections in one region indirectly affect and improve functions in adjacent locations. The process in studying the Quran over the previous years has trained his brain and enhanced its functions relating to visual perception, language, working memory, memory formation, processing of sounds, attention, skill learning, inhibition, as well as planning just to name a few. Now imagine what such an individual will be able to do when they tackle any subject. It makes sense how someone like Imam Al Ghazali can say he studied Greek philosophy on the side during his spare time and mastered it within 2 years.

What was the Muslims’ secret for their exponential rise in scientific advancement and contribution to human knowledge? Literally, the Quran when it was the centre of their education system.
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Soup Kitchen – September 21st, 2014

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The next ISA Soup Kitchen day will be on 9/21/2014. For several years, members of the Islamic Society of Augusta have been serving the needy in our community by providing meals at the Master’s Table. Please help us to continue to serve our community and help the unfortunate. We will need two teams each consisting of 10 individuals to help in: We need more volunteers to participate.

1. Cooking from 8:00AM to 10:00AM

2. Serving/cleaning from 10:30AM to 12:20PM

If you can make it, please send me a note and I will sign you up. You are encouraged to participate as your help is needed. If you have questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to call or email me at (803) 642-5688 or srsalaymeh@hotmail.com.

2014 ISA Soup Kitchen Schedule

Family Day – February 8, 2014

You are invited to join us in “Family Fun Day” on Saturday February 8, 2014 from 10 am – 6:00 pm. The program will include breakfast and lunch, inside and outside sports, Islamic trivia about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Zuhr, Asr and Maghrib prayers. Please bring the whole family as everybody will have fun and participate with the activities. Please contribute$ 5 / person to cover the expenses..