Day 1 of 14: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 2: Al Baqarah as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org).
The verses of Baqarah covered in day one are roughly, numbers one to thirty-five. The Tafsir on Surah Baqarah continued until 24 November 2021 (All 14 days can be found on the Project Illumine Playlist on YouTube).
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-eighth 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 gives a behind the scenes look into Project Illumine and the commencement of Surah Al Baqarah at this stage of the project. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 6 October 2021.