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The Usuli Institute is proud to present its educational events via livestream when possible, and recorded for viewing online on our YouTube channel or as listed below. Our regular Halaqa (Circle of Learning) sessions cover both pressing issues confronting humanity today, as well as deeper investigations into the Islamic Intellectual tradition such as Original Qur'anic Commentaries (Tafsir) and the Meaning, Purpose and Effect of Prayer. In our Usuli Institute Conversation Series, we bring guests to discuss specific issues or hot topics. In the Usuli Institute Intros, Executive Director Grace Song shares personal stories, reflections and ideas on the importance and impact of the Usuli method on everyday life as a modern Muslim in America seeking the divine path. Our Friday Virtual Jumu'a and Khutbahs offer weekly spiritual and intellectual inspiration and uplift for living as thinking, ethical and engaged Muslims confronting modern-day challenges. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date notifications of events and new uploads. 

 


latest Circle of Learning (halaqa):
Surah 92, Al Layl (The Night), Part I

12 October 2019


 

QURANIC COMMENTARY (TAFSIR) ON SURAH 92: AL LAYL (THE NIGHT), PART I

12 October 2019

 

Part 1 of 3: In the introduction to the halaqa on Surah 92, Al Layl (The Night), Director Grace Song talks about her early experiences and expectations as a new convert entering the Muslim community for the first time, in light of the increase in attention on stories of trauma and healing among new Muslim women converts. She shares stories of her own journey of healing along with important lessons learned along the way. Dr. Abou El Fadl elaborates further on the topic of his khutbah from Friday (10/11/2019), and gives a detailed background of the rise of the Muslim ban. Part 2: Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delves deep into the meaning of this foundational chapter of the Qur'an. Because of the richness and nuance of the layers of meaning, he is able to complete the first half of the chapter in this session. Part 3: Q&A.

 

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