Part 1: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his original Quranic commentary on Surah 20, Ta Ha, as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute. Project Illumine is a year-long intensive immersion into the unique moral messages in each of the 114 surahs (chapters) of the Quran, the fruit of this scholar's lifetime relationship with the Quran. This is the twenty-second chapter in the series. This is not the traditional line-by-line exegesis, but a chapter-by-chapter thematic approach that seeks to rediscover the original meaning received by the early Muslims that sparked their passion such that they transformed from desert dwellers to civilization builders. It is an investigation of the timeless moral and ethical lessons of the Quran then applied to our modern day. In the introduction, Executive Director Grace Song shares two reflections related to dignity: 1) on learning the power of sitting in silence; and 2) parenting while respecting the dignity of your child(ren). Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 20th March 2021.
Part 2: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl adds additional commentary and then answers questions after his original English language commentary (tafsir) on Surah 20, Ta Ha, at The Usuli Institute on 20th March 2021. Part of the Project Illumine: The Light of the Quran series. This comprehensive chapter-by-chapter intensive study of the Quran is the result of this scholar's lifelong relationship with the Quran in which he tries to recapture the ethical message that sparked the passion of early Muslims and apply those lessons to our modern day challenges.