Chapter 15: Sūrat al-Ḥijr

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 1-9 presented on 12/6/09

Shaykh Amin introduces Sūrat al-Ḥijr.

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 10-20 presented on 12/13/09

The session begins with verse 10 of Sūrat al-Ḥijr which initiates an analysis of the folly of disbelievers who belie the Truth even when they see it with their own eyes. The session concludes with insights into verses 17 to 21 that reconcile the physical with the spiritual.

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 21-33 presented on 12/20/09

The session begins with verses that remind us of Allah’s ﷻ complete control of the natural resources and the natural phenomena that give rise to them. Allah ﷻ distributes them in due measure. Shaykh Amin links this divine strategy of appropriate distribution to the manner in which Allah ﷻ sent down the Qurʾān to His ﷻ prophet ﷺ.

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 34-50 presented on 1/3/10

In analyzing these verses, Shaykh Amin captures the dialog between the accursed devil (Iblīs) and Allah ﷻ. The take-away point of the session is to avoid the rationalization of sin; “if a sin has been justified, then the devil’s work has been done”.

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 51-76 presented on 1/10/10

In this session, Shaykh Amin comments on the verses concerned with the story of Ibrāhīm’s (AS) angelic guests and the punishment they wrought upon the people of Lūṭ (AS).

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 77-87 presented on 1/17/10

The underlying theme of this session is “Death is inevitable”. In these verses of the Sūrah, believers are warned and encouraged to prepare for the inevitable while they are still alive.

Sūrat al-Ḥijr , Chapter 15 Verse(s): 88-99 presented on 1/31/10

The closing verses of the Sūrah warn against the dangers of dividing the Qurʾān into parts. Shaykh Amin elaborates on the importance of perceiving the Qurʾān as a holistic revelation and approaching it as such.