Sunday Tafsīr

 

Tafsīr with Shaykh Amin
Schedule

Sundays, 11 am to 12 pm CST

May 5 – No Session
TENTATIVE Tafsir Summer Schedule:
June 16 – In session
June 23 – In session
June 30 – In session

TENTATIVE Tafsir Fall 2019 Schedule
Aug 18 – In session
Aug 25 – In session
Sept 1 – labor day holiday
Sept 8 – In session

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Sūrah Ghāfir (40:1-3)

SESSION 1, DELIVERED ON 03/10/2019

With respect to the Qur’ān, its utility is ‘ibādah, and the ‘ibādah is in its recitation. In this lecture:
– eternal reward
– lessons for poets
– the letters of revelation and their components
tanzīl (revelation)
– the inimitability of the Qur’ān
– sins and tawbah (sincere repentance)
– the Names of Allah 

Sūrah Ghāfir (40:4-6)

SESSION 2, DELIVERED ON 03/17/2019

The believer does not argue regarding the āyāt of the Qur’ān from a standpoint of skepticism and doubt.
In this lecture:
– understanding and submission
– the spread of Islam
– the intellectual superiority of the Anbiyā (AS)
– the companions of the Fire

Sūrah Ghāfir (40:7-9)

SESSION 3, DELIVERED ON 04/07/2019

The highest point of creation is the Throne of Allah ﷻ, and the prophets (AS) mirror the niżam of the angels who carry the Throne.
In this lecture:
– the Arsh (Throne) of Allah  
maghfirah (forgiveness) and tawbah (repentance)
raḥmah (mercy) and ‘ilm (knowledge)
– the primary function of prophets (AS)
– the system of materialism
– trials and tawfīq (divinely granted ability)
– the reward of ṣabr (patience)

Sūrah Ghāfir (40:10-15)

SESSION 4, DELIVERED ON 04/14/2019

Worshipping Allah only because He  bestows His  favors upon you is not really worship. A Muslim cannot afford to worship God conditionally.
In this lecture:
Tawhīd (monotheism), shirk (associating partners with God ), tanzīl (revelation), ikhlās (sincerity)
– unconditional worship and shirk in intention
– the whole point of worship
– an understanding of success
– the ranks of sincere worshippers and the Raiser of ranks

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