Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:1-10)

SESSION 1, DELIVERED ON 03/04/2018

Angelic order exemplifies the order of and in the heavens, and points toward Allah’s ﷻ Oneness.
In this lecture:
– the nature of the oaths of Allah ﷻ
– the three groups of angels invoked in the opening oath
– the terrestrial and the celestial
– the intervention of devils – waḥy (revelation) and science

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:11-26)

SESSION 2, DELIVERED ON 03/18/2018

Allah ﷻ encourages His messenger ﷺ to compare and contrast the natures of His ﷻ creation and to make an observation.

In this lecture:

– the reality of the Day of Judgment
– the transience of the dunya (worldly life)
– the transportation of minds across worlds
– Ẓulm (Oppression) in theology
– the sorting of souls
– the turmoil of the questioned

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:27-74)

SESSION 3, DELIVERED ON 03/25/2018

Allah ﷻ encourages His messenger ﷺ to compare and contrast the natures of His ﷻ creation and to make an observation.

The prophet ﷺ always confirms the truth and the prophethood of all the messengers (AS) who came before.
In this lecture:
– the fate of those who belie the messenger ﷺ
– the fruits of Paradise and its enlivening wines among its countless pleasures
– the social setting in Jannah
– the greatest triumph
– the tree of zaqqūm

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:75-99)

SESSION 4, DELIVERED ON 04/08/2018

Allah ﷻ recognizes the incredible stamina shown by Nūḥ (AS) through the many centuries of his prophethood. His message was global, but restricted to his time on earth.

In this lecture:
– the family of believers – Nūḥ (AS) as a prototype for Salaam
– the culture that surrounded Ibrāhīm (AS)
– his wit and abilities
– the constancy of a sound heart
– the angelic elements of rescue in the sūrah

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:99-111)

SESSION 5, DELIVERED ON 04/15/2018

Shaykh Amin explains the Islamic understanding of what comprises a family.
The family of Ibrāhīm (AS) gives us a prototype and code for sacrifice.

In this lecture:
– children as a gift from Allah ﷻ
– Ibrāhīm’s (AS) prayer
– the dream of Ibrāhīm (AS)
– submission and confirmation
– a divine paradox
– Allah’s ﷻ Faḍl upon Ibrāhīm (AS)
– the infallibility of prophets (AS)

 

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:112-148)

SESSION 6, DELIVERED ON 04/22/2018

Deliverance and Divine assistance come in many different ways, through the order inherent in the ranks of angels, and this is best manifested in how Allah ﷻ delivered his dearest prophets (AS) from their tests and tribulations.

In this lecture:
– Ibrāhīm (AS) and his children, and the legacy of nubuwwah they left behind
– Mūsā (AS) and Haroon (AS), and their deliverance from Fir’awn
– the laws of the Torah revealed in a desert
– guidance for a Nabī
– Dāwūd (AS) and Sulaymān (AS) applied the Torah in their administrations
– the story of Ilyās (AS)
– the message of Lūṭ (AS)
– the story of Yūnūs (AS)

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:149-166)

SESSION 7, DELIVERED ON 04/28/2018

Angels are a genderless, intelligent creation, arranged in ranks in the order of their commission and committed to fulfilling it.

In this lecture:
– the Quraysh’s belief in angels
– accountability for jinn-kind
– the two-step process of purification
– Divine selection
– the authority of a Nabī (AS)
– the ultimate influencing
– the throne-bearers
– Jibrīl (AS)
– Bait-al-Maʿmūr
– Mikāʾīl (AS) Izrāʾīl (AS)
– the actions of Banī Ādam have consequences

Sūrat al-Ṣāffat (37:167-182)

SESSION 8, DELIVERED ON 05/06/2018

The ultimate destiny of man is Jannah.

In this lecture:
waḥy (revelation) is unconstrained
– the greatest of triumphs
– shahādah (martyrdom)
– witnessing divine punishment
– observing the Ḥaqq
– Rabb al-ʿIzzah (Lord of Honor)
– the Prophet (S) as the final authority
Salām (peace) as a code of governance
– order within and across the worlds
– conclusive comments

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