Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 87: Al Ala as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org). The Q&A at the end includes Q&A for both Surah 18: Al Kahf and Surah 87: Al Ala.
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 fifty-fourth 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 discusses the opportunities of learning from pain and illness, and the Islamic ethics of caring for those who are ill. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 27 July 2021.