Day 1 of 12: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 4: Al Nisa’ as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org).
The verses covered in Day 1 are roughly, numbers one to twelve. The tafsir of Surah Al Nisa' continued through 9 April 2022. Note, if you are looking for the Shaykh’s general overview on Surah Al Nisa, it can be found towards the end of the Day 11 recording.
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 seventy-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, our Executive Director Grace Song brings attention to how Uyghurs are ignored in media discussions today, while advocating that Muslims unite to combat Islamophobia. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 22 January 2022.