Sunday Tafsīr

 

Tafsīr Schedule

Sundays, 11am to 12pm CST

Dec 3 – In session
Dec 10 – In session
Dec 17 – In session
Dec 24 – In session
Dec 31 – Winter Break – No Session
Jan 7 – In Session

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Sūrah Fāṭir (35:1-2)

SESSION 1, DELIVERED ON 4/23/2017

It’s a sign of the Day of Judgment when what is against the fiṭrah (natural disposition) becomes the norm. In this lecture:
al-Fāṭir (the Originator) ﷻ and insights into fiṭrah (natural disposition)

– the communicative role of angels
– being in sync with the cosmos and the world of the angels
– the code of Alhamdulillah
– a Nabi’s (AS) depth of perception

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:2-7)

SESSION 2, DELIVERED ON 4/30/2017

Do not be consumed by your blessings to the point that you forget the One ﷻ Who gave them to you.
In this lecture:
– rejection and ingratitude
– insights into accountability
shukr (gratefulness) in the fiṭrah (natural disposition)
– contrasting the fiṭrah (disposition) of the devil with that of angels and humans
– recognizing the enemy within
– using the Qurʾān and Sunnah as a ‘raḥmah’ (mercy), not as a weapon
‘al-Karīm’ (the Most Benevolent) ﷻ, ‘al-Ghaniyy’ (the Self Sufficient) ﷻ

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:9-13)

SESSION 3, DELIVERED ON 10/08/2017

Allah ﷻ reminds us that He ﷻ is the Originator of creation, which He ﷻ has created without a blueprint. In this lecture:
– life-giving rain and life-giving faith
– Allah’s ﷻ all-encompassing might
– Good words and good deeds
– the creation of Adam (A.S.) contrasted with the creation of his offspring
– barakah and longevity
– provisions from the sea
– the cycle of night and day
– Divine Sovereignty
– nuṣrah and planning

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:14-24)

SESSION 4, DELIVERED ON 10/22/2017

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:14-24)
Allah ﷻ has subjugated everything He ﷻ has created to human beings, and human beings must subjugate themselves to His ﷻ Will.

In this lecture:
– Man’s dependence (al-fuqarāʾ)
Al-Hamīd (The All-Praiseworthy)
– Individual responsibility and accountability (in both worlds)
– Commentary on parenting and child-development
– Four similitudes
– Naḍīr (Forewarner)

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:25-28)

SESSION 5, DELIVERED ON 11/05/2017

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:25-28)
A plurality or diversity in creation does not imply a plurality in Divinity, rather it is a proof of Divine Oneness (Tawḥīd).

In this lecture:
– Allah’s ﷻ Divine Creativity manifest in the diversity found in nature around man, as well as in the diversity amongst and within men
– a category of men and women commended by Allah (S)
khashyah (reverence of Allah ﷻ)
– arrogance and humbleness
– appreciating diversity as Muslims

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:29-35)

SESSION 6, DELIVERED ON 11/12/2017

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:29-35)
A total and comprehensive understanding of diversity comes to those who apply their understanding in their lives and manifest it in their worship.

In this lecture:
al-Shakūr (The Most Appreciative) ﷻ
– the reward of a good intent
– the Qurʾān as a muṣaddiq (confirmation)
– knowledge as prophetic inheritance
– the grades of Allah’s ﷻ Faḍl (Favor)
– diversity in creativity

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:36-39)

SESSION 7, DELIVERED ON 11/19/2017

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:36-39)
Disbelief in the Fāṭir (Creator) ﷻ attracts punishment without end.

In this lecture:
– opportunity for human introspection and reflection
– the layers of diversity from a source of indivisible Oneness
– the All-Knowing essence of the Fāṭir ﷻ
– knowledge in Jannah
– Iman spanning the cosmos
– insights into successorship
– the myth that faith negates tribulation

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:40-45)

SESSION 8, DELIVERED ON 12/03/2017

Sūrah Fāṭir (35:40-45)
Human actions can adversely affect the heavens and the earth, and it is only by the Grace of Allah ﷻ that cosmological order is maintained.

In this lecture:

– Divine tolerance and Clemency
– insights into studying Qurʾan
– human resistance to guidance
– the Sunnah of Allah ﷻ
– the end of past civilizations
– conclusory comments

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