Sūrat al-Ṣaff, Chapter 61 Verse(s): 1-14 presented on 8/17/08
The Shaykh begins with some background information citing the incident that evoked the revelation of this particular Sūrah. A subtle perspective emerges as the Shaykh dismisses the seemingly obvious theme of ‘practice what you preach’ as not doing justice to the deeper meaning of the opening verses of this Sūrah. The admonition is “Do not impose a burden upon yourself that you cannot carry”. The ways of the people of Mūsā (Moses; AS) and the people of ʿĪsā (Jesus; AS) clarify this warning given to the believers.