Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 109: Al Kafirun and Surah 111: Al Masad 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 9 April 2023.
Project Illumine is a three-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 Kafirun is the 106th surah in the series; Surah Al Masad is the 107th. 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, Research Fellow Rami Koujah raises some interesting questions and offers some comic relief.