Sūrah Yāsīn (36:1-12)

SESSION 1, DELIVERED ON 12/10/2017

Introduction to Sūrah Yāsīn.
The Qurʾān continually reassures the prophet that he is indeed the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.

Also in this lecture:
– the overwhelming language of the Qurʾān
– the forms of revelation, tanzīl
– representing the last Messenger ﷺ
– a prototype for a Muslim community
– the mu’jizah (miracle)
– intention and effort as standards of nubuwwah (prophethood)
– being in awe of al-Raḥmān (The Most Merciful)

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:13-29)

SESSION 2, DELIVERED ON 12/17/2017

The messengers (AS) believe in their mission and are not too concerned about whether people believe in them or not.

In this lecture:

– the three components of risālah (prophethood)
– the tools of daʿwah (propagation of faith)
– isrāf (squandering wealth)
– positive thinking
– the ākhirah (hereafter) and the pleasures of this world
– the unconditional daʿwah of a nabi (AS)
– insights into fitrah

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:30-42)

SESSION 3, DELIVERED ON 12/24/2017

Yasīn is the heart of the Qurʿān, and it strengthens the heart of the Messenger ﷺ with reassurances.

In this lecture:
– signs of resurrection
– Divine creativity and human industry
– the mercy in opposites
– night and day
– the sun and its movement
– the moon and its cycle, a sign for new beginnings
– a sign and niʿmah (bounty) in marine transportation

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:45-58)

SESSION 4, DELIVERED ON 1/7/2018

The daʿwah (propagation) of a Muslim, who represents Yāsīn, is enough evidence of a sign from Allah ﷻ.

In this lecture:

daʿwah in Muslim and non-Muslim countries
– taqwa and altruism as Muslim civilizational values
– Resurrection and the Day of Judgment
– the People of Jannah as an involved community with unimaginable preoccupations
– shade in Jannah and its many forms and dimensions

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:45-58)

SESSION 5, DELIVERED ON 1/28/2018

The devil is ever working to misguide the children of Ādam (AS) because Ādam (AS) was the reason for the devil’s expulsion.

In this lecture:
– the fallacy of an “easy life” for Muslims
– daily worship as a shield against the devil
– appreciating the Names of Allah ﷻ
– the irrefutable testimony on the Day of Judgment
– the devil inspires mutation

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:45-58)

SESSION 6, DELIVERED ON 2/04/2018

Human longevity as decreed by Allah ﷻ culminates in the reduction of man to nothing.

In this lecture:
– the intellect of the unlettered Nabī ﷺ who “depicts reality through reality”
dhikr transcends time and space
– the Companions’ (RA) intuitive and instantaneous grasp of the beauty of the Qurʾān
– the Qurʾān’s eternal as well as residual effects on those who recite it

Sūrah Yāsīn (36:71-83)

SESSION 7, DELIVERED ON 2/25/2018

Allah ﷻ, the Mun’im (Bestower), calls attention to His ﷻ blessings in making animals subservient to man among His ﷻ other manifestations of divine creativity.

In this lecture:
– societal roles and gratitude
– the origins of man and resurrection
– evidences of tawḥīd (Divine Oneness);
– man’s unsophisticated process of creation as a sign of Allah’s ﷻ creativity
– Al-Khallāq (All-Creating);

– the divine command behind the process of creation; conclusory comments.

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