I wasn’t sure at first how to construct a blog for my last requirement at Harvard, AI54: For the Love of God and His Prophet. After a few weeks of Professor Asani’s lectures though, I’m thinking more about the centrality of the Qur’an to Islam and the centrality of trying to read the Qur’an in my own work as a student.

This image, from Hasib Wahab on National Geographic’s “Your Shot” site, captures some of how I’m feeling as I try to approach this text, so different from others I have read and from my own religious tradition. These children at Moktob are studying the Qur’an, among other subjects. Read more and see Wahab’s other pictures here:¬†http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/2659175/