Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 61: Al Saff 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 seventy-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 shares critical news items including the right wing Israeli group's call to tear down Al Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem Day. She shares reflections as a convert connecting to Al Aqsa and reads an email from a long-time Usuli follower and convert. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 21 May 2022.