Sunday Tafsīr

 

Tafsīr with Shaykh Amin
Schedule

Sundays, 11 am to 12 pm CST

Dec 16, 2018
Dec 23, 2018
Jan 13, 2019
Jan 20, 2019
Jan 27, 2019

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Sūrat al-Zumar (39:1-4)

SESSION 1, DELIVERED ON 11/04/2018

There is nothing in Islamic forms and modes of worship that does not lead you to Allah ﷻ. ‘Ibādah in Islam is equal-opportunity.

In this lecture:
– Al-Dīn al-khālis (true faith)
-the ʿābid (ardent worshipper) and the ma’būd (Worshipped Being ﷻ)
– finding inner peace
– al-Wāhid (the One/Unique ﷻ)
– al-Qahhār (the All-Dominating ﷻ)
– the Word of Allah ﷻ and its recipient

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:5-6)

SESSION 2, DELIVERED ON 11/18/2018

The objective of creation is to serve the human being. This is something that the human being must observe.

In this lecture:
– the purpose of man
– Al-Ghaffār ﷻ (the All-Forgiving)
– submitting the intellect
– creation in Jannah and creation on earth
– acknowledging Tawḥīd (monotheism of God ﷻ)
– intellectual night and day

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:7-11)

SESSION 3, DELIVERED ON 11/25/2018

Allah’s ﷻ Divinity is independent of what human beings believe or do even as He ﷻ is pleased with their belief in Him ﷻ and displeased with their disbelief in Him ﷻ.

In this lecture:
– individual accountability
– the human conditions of distress and relief
– conflating the means with the Munʿim (Bestower)
– the onus of knowledge
– Lubb– the fruit of your ʿamāl (deeds)
– Taqwa (Allah ﷻ Consciousness) and ḥasanah (good deeds)

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:11-18)

SESSION 4, DELIVERED ON 12/02/2018

The object of worship should be one, and the reason for worship should also be one, namely ikhlās.

In this lecture:
– hidden shirk
– prophets as foremost Muslims
– the basis of leadership in Islam
– manifest loss and the Muslim worldview
– the language of indhār
– the layers of taqwā

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:19-22)

SESSION 5, DELIVERED ON 12/09/2018

The Qurʾān encourages and exhorts human beings to goodness. Honor for those who heed Allah’s ﷻ promise is in this life and the Hereafter.

In this lecture:
– the promise of Allah ﷻ
– creation as a vehicle to reach the Creator ﷻ
– true intellectual freedom
– Tawḥīd in telling the Artist from the art
– the mood and mode of submission
– dhikr and ghaflah (heedlessness)
– the most active act of submission

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:23-25)

SESSION 6, DELIVERED ON 12/16/2018

Allah ﷻ reveals and the prophet ﷺ repeats. And when the prophet ﷺ repeats, Allah ﷻ responds to his recitation.

In this lecture:
– the best of discourses
– the effects of recitation
khashyah (subservience of Allah ﷻ)
– punishment as an effect of sin
– active submission

Sūrat al-Zumar (39:27-31)

SESSION 7, DELIVERED ON 12/23/2018

Human beings can’t match the Speech of Allah ﷻ because their knowledge and imagination is limited.

In this lecture:
– Eternal Speech
– the coining of similitudes
– Arabic as the Divine choice for the Qurʾān
– Taqwā (Cognizance of Allah ﷻ) and intellectual submission as a prerequisite to understanding

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