Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 90 Al Balad and Surah 95 Al Tin 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 March 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 Balad is the 100th surah in the series; Surah Al Tin is the 101st. 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 calls attention to the full album launch of WITNESS by Wietske Merison (https://wietskemerison.hearnow.com/); her podcast discussion with Wietske Merison about WITNESS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mdtOC4RzB8&t=0s); and the podcast "The Malcolm Effect," in which Dr. Abou El Fadl was interviewed by Momodou Taal (https://open.spotify.com/episode/3fywFNE85QL1sbuqd2klw8?si=rg4Gg2jFT5a1JvtFz1QlBQ%29&nd=1)