RINGS OF LIGHT
Allah says in His majestic book, فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالنُّورِ الَّذِي أَنزَلْنَا “Believe in Allah and in His Apostle, and in the light that We have revealed” (al-Taghābun 64:8). The Qur’an is herein described as light, and every khatm around the Qur’an forms a khātam or “ring” of light. Among the Companions are some whose rings of light were weekly, in accord with the original parting of the Qur’an into seven manāzil, and from them came the widespread practice of completing monthly rings of light, in accord with the later parting of the Qur’an into thirty ajzāʾ. Al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī was once asked about his personal rings of light, and he answered, “I have one khatm that is weekly, another that is monthly, and one that is yearly, but I began a fourth khatm thirty years ago that I have yet to complete.” Al-Rābiʿah al-ʿAdawiyyah completed 3000 rings of light in the very grave she had dug for herself in her home, and some sages completed their rings of light on a daily basis! As we broach the end of Ramadan, Lanturna invites you to join our international Rings of Light gathering, including heartfelt prayers in more than ten different languages.
Join our communal prayer for completing our recitation of the Qur’an during Ramadan and for heartfelt prayers in more than ten languages, including Spanish, Urdu, Uzbek, Mandarin, American Sign Language, Farsi, Hindi, French, and more. If you would like to participate in your native tongue, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.