Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his original Quranic commentary on Surah 104: Al-Humazah, which is directly relevant to the current state of affairs in the world. In the introduction, Director Grace Song discusses the travesty of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation and its implications from the lens of a Muslim woman convert.
Part 1: In the introduction, Director Grace Song discusses Westworld and the idea of "cornerstones," which define a person; the perils of social media; what it means to be a feminist and a Muslim feminist. Then, Dr. Abou El Fadl continues to present his original Qur'anic commentary of Surah al Rahman through Verse 65.
Part 1: In the introduction to the Usuli Institute Halaqa, Director Grace Song speaks about her experiences as a "recovering racist" in her journey after conversion. Dr. Abou El Fadl speaks about the Tariq Ramadan case; explains the difference between the Islamic law adjudication of zina (fornication) versus rape (a crime of terror); and discusses the #MeToo movement.