Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl answers questions on Surah 5: Al Ma'idah and presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 110: Al Nasr as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org). Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 4 February 2023.
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 92nd surah 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 shares the background of a special project six months in the making - sponsoring the recording of a music album by Wietske Merison - and presents the first single, "Shahada," in advance of the full album's release set for 1 March 2023. To listen to the single, visit: https://youtu.be/DvOG3qce5Ko or The Usuli Institute SoundCloud channel here: https://soundcloud.com/usuli/shahada-by-wietske-merison