Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 64: Al Taghabun as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org). There is a Q&A at the end.
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 sixty-seventh 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, our Executive Director Grace Song introduces the start of covering the Medinan surahs and highlights the short summary of Surah Al Taghabun in the Abdel Haleem English translation of the Quran as a comparison to the richness and insight of the Project Illumine approach to the same surah. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 2 October 2021.