Sunday Tafsīr

 

Tafsīr Schedule

Sundays, 11am to 12pm CST

April 15 – In Session
April 22 – In Session
April 29 – In Session
May 6 – In Session
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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

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