Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 102: Al Takathur and Surah 107: Al Ma'un 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 11 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. Surah Al Takathur is the 94th surah in the series; Surah Al Ma'un is the 95th. 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 previews the next major Usuli project on the horizon - Project Illumine II: The Light of the Prophet Muhammad (The Sirah Halaqas) with more to come.