Loving and Living the Quran

In this session we explore the meaning of muwadda (love) both from a historical and scientific point of view. We discuss the bonding process of love and attachment, how feeling and expressing love is good for us and how we can grow love in our homes.

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 8:00am EST

The Quran tells us to save ourselves and our families from the fire. Here we talk about what Quran tells us about how people end up in the fire and what are the practical steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families.

 

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this session we talk discuss the modern plague of isolation and loneliness and how we can be lonely even when surrounded by others.

We then talk about the importance of rituals and traditions in keeping us connected to each other.

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this session we discuss the emotional climate of the home and its importance.

  1. The emotional climate of the home
  2. Emotional contagion what it is and how it impacts the family atmosphere
  3. How does the emotional climate become toxic during conflict and how to deal with conflict without poisoning the atmosphere.

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 8:30am EST

 

In this session we explore the concept of trust in relationships and what happens in the absence of trust.

  1. What is trust?
  2. Why is it important in family relationships?
  3. How do we
  • Become trustworthy?
  • Learn to extend trust to others?

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this session we continue talking about the philosophy of marriage in Islam, specifically about how shared faith is important in marriage and what to do if you do not share the same faith.

We then discuss why it is important to have peace between the couple in order to build a peaceful home and the three kinds of safety that are vital to build peaceful family relationships.

 

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

In this session we explore a brief history of marriage in the West and compare it to the philosophy of marriage in Islam.

We also talk about the strongest link in the family and why it is crucial to work on your marriage relationship if you intend to build a safe haven for your children.

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

 

  • Why is it important to be vary of trends and choose timeless principles instead
  • What does a God-centered home look like – reflections from the Sermon of Hammam from Nahjul Balagha.

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

We continue our discussion on Building a Peaceful Home.

In this session, we discuss:

 

  • The importance of choosing a solid foundation
  • What happens when the foundation is shaky?
  • Two shaky foundations that are causing us to lose tranquility
  • What is the solution? Building our homes on a solid foundation

 

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

The Quran says: And God has ordained for you a place of rest and quiet in your dwellings. We explore the need and purpose of a peaceful home in these sessions. This session introduces the topic and discusses why it is more important than ever to build a home that is a safe haven for our families.

 

This session discusses the following points:

  • The importance and meaning of home for human beings
  • The functions of a home and family in Islam
  • The meaning and search for Sukoon (peace, tranquility) as a central feature of our lives
  • The Quran tells us that Sukoon can be found in these four places

 

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

This is a recording of a live Quran Study Circle session. In part 5, we cover verses 82  to 93 of Chapter 27 of the Quran, Sura Naml. The Ant 

Sura Naml is a Makkan sūrah which takes its name from the valley of the ants through which Solomon’s army passes, mentioned in v. 18.  

The sūrah opens with several verses articulating common themes in the Quran regarding Final Judgment in the Hereafter and then turns to Moses’ encounter with the fire on the mountain, from which God spoke charging him with his mission to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites (vv. 7–14). This is followed by an account of Solomon with his miraculous host of men, jinn, and birds and his encounter with the Queen of Sheba, who eventually comes before Solomon and embraces faith in the One God (vv. 15–44). The story of the Arabian prophet Ṣāliḥ and his people, the Thamūd, is recounted (vv. 45–53), describing a plot devised by Ṣāliḥ’s people to murder him. Lot’s story, including the destruction of his people for their iniquities, is told briefly (vv. 54–58). Next are several verses that challenge readers to meditate upon the Nature of God and His creation; the refrain Is there a god alongside God? punctuates the passage several times (vv. 59–64). 

The disbelievers challenge the Prophet regarding the reality of bodily resurrection and the coming of the end of the world and are then reminded that only God knows what is hidden in the heavens and on the earth and within the hearts of human beings (vv. 65–72). Verses describing how God will judge between those who differ on religious matters (vv. 75–81) are followed by a section that discusses eschatological realities, such as the “beast” that will rise as one of the portents of the end of the world, the marshaling of religious communities and the terror human beings will experience at the end of the world, the destruction of the mountains, and the consequences for those who do good and those who do evil (vv. 82–93). 

Intro taken from Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

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Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

This is a recording of a live Quran Study Circle session. In part 4, we cover verses 59 to 81 of Chapter 27 of the Quran, Sura Naml. The Ant 

Sura Naml is a Makkan sūrah which takes its name from the valley of the ants through which Solomon’s army passes, mentioned in v. 18.  

The sūrah opens with several verses articulating common themes in the Quran regarding Final Judgment in the Hereafter and then turns to Moses’ encounter with the fire on the mountain, from which God spoke charging him with his mission to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites (vv. 7–14). This is followed by an account of Solomon with his miraculous host of men, jinn, and birds and his encounter with the Queen of Sheba, who eventually comes before Solomon and embraces faith in the One God (vv. 15–44). The story of the Arabian prophet Ṣāliḥ and his people, the Thamūd, is recounted (vv. 45–53), describing a plot devised by Ṣāliḥ’s people to murder him. Lot’s story, including the destruction of his people for their iniquities, is told briefly (vv. 54–58). Next are several verses that challenge readers to meditate upon the Nature of God and His creation; the refrain Is there a god alongside God? punctuates the passage several times (vv. 59–64). 

The disbelievers challenge the Prophet regarding the reality of bodily resurrection and the coming of the end of the world and are then reminded that only God knows what is hidden in the heavens and on the earth and within the hearts of human beings (vv. 65–72). Verses describing how God will judge between those who differ on religious matters (vv. 75–81) are followed by a section that discusses eschatological realities, such as the “beast” that will rise as one of the portents of the end of the world, the marshaling of religious communities and the terror human beings will experience at the end of the world, the destruction of the mountains, and the consequences for those who do good and those who do evil (vv. 82–93). 

Intro taken from Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

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Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This is a recording of a live Quran Study Circle session. In part 3, we cover verses 41 to 58 of Chapter 27 of the Quran, Sura Naml. The Ant 

Sura Naml is a Makkan sūrah which takes its name from the valley of the ants through which Solomon’s army passes, mentioned in v. 18.  

The sūrah opens with several verses articulating common themes in the Quran regarding Final Judgment in the Hereafter and then turns to Moses’ encounter with the fire on the mountain, from which God spoke charging him with his mission to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites (vv. 7–14). This is followed by an account of Solomon with his miraculous host of men, jinn, and birds and his encounter with the Queen of Sheba, who eventually comes before Solomon and embraces faith in the One God (vv. 15–44). The story of the Arabian prophet Ṣāliḥ and his people, the Thamūd, is recounted (vv. 45–53), describing a plot devised by Ṣāliḥ’s people to murder him. Lot’s story, including the destruction of his people for their iniquities, is told briefly (vv. 54–58). Next are several verses that challenge readers to meditate upon the Nature of God and His creation; the refrain Is there a god alongside God? punctuates the passage several times (vv. 59–64). 

The disbelievers challenge the Prophet regarding the reality of bodily resurrection and the coming of the end of the world and are then reminded that only God knows what is hidden in the heavens and on the earth and within the hearts of human beings (vv. 65–72). Verses describing how God will judge between those who differ on religious matters (vv. 75–81) are followed by a section that discusses eschatological realities, such as the “beast” that will rise as one of the portents of the end of the world, the marshaling of religious communities and the terror human beings will experience at the end of the world, the destruction of the mountains, and the consequences for those who do good and those who do evil (vv. 82–93). 

Intro taken from Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

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Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This is a recording of a live Quran Study Circle session. In part 2, we cover verses 15 to 40 of Chapter 27 of the Quran, Sura Naml. The Ant 

Sura Naml is a Makkan sūrah which takes its name from the valley of the ants through which Solomon’s army passes, mentioned in v. 18.  

The sūrah opens with several verses articulating common themes in the Quran regarding Final Judgment in the Hereafter and then turns to Moses’ encounter with the fire on the mountain, from which God spoke charging him with his mission to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites (vv. 7–14). This is followed by an account of Solomon with his miraculous host of men, jinn, and birds and his encounter with the Queen of Sheba, who eventually comes before Solomon and embraces faith in the One God (vv. 15–44). The story of the Arabian prophet Ṣāliḥ and his people, the Thamūd, is recounted (vv. 45–53), describing a plot devised by Ṣāliḥ’s people to murder him. Lot’s story, including the destruction of his people for their iniquities, is told briefly (vv. 54–58). Next are several verses that challenge readers to meditate upon the Nature of God and His creation; the refrain Is there a god alongside God? punctuates the passage several times (vv. 59–64). 

The disbelievers challenge the Prophet regarding the reality of bodily resurrection and the coming of the end of the world and are then reminded that only God knows what is hidden in the heavens and on the earth and within the hearts of human beings (vv. 65–72). Verses describing how God will judge between those who differ on religious matters (vv. 75–81) are followed by a section that discusses eschatological realities, such as the “beast” that will rise as one of the portents of the end of the world, the marshaling of religious communities and the terror human beings will experience at the end of the world, the destruction of the mountains, and the consequences for those who do good and those who do evil (vv. 82–93). 

Intro taken from Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

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Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This is a recording of a live Quran Study Circle session. In part 1, we cover verses 1 to 14 of Chapter 27 of the Quran, Sura Naml. The Ant

Sura Naml is a Makkan sūrah which takes its name from the valley of the ants through which Solomon’s army passes, mentioned in v. 18.

The sūrah opens with several verses articulating common themes in the Quran regarding Final Judgment in the Hereafter and then turns to Moses’ encounter with the fire on the mountain, from which God spoke charging him with his mission to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites (vv. 7–14). This is followed by an account of Solomon with his miraculous host of men, jinn, and birds and his encounter with the Queen of Sheba, who eventually comes before Solomon and embraces faith in the One God (vv. 15–44). The story of the Arabian prophet Ṣāliḥ and his people, the Thamūd, is recounted (vv. 45–53), describing a plot devised by Ṣāliḥ’s people to murder him. Lot’s story, including the destruction of his people for their iniquities, is told briefly (vv. 54–58). Next are several verses that challenge readers to meditate upon the Nature of God and His creation; the refrain Is there a god alongside God? punctuates the passage several times (vv. 59–64).

 

The disbelievers challenge the Prophet regarding the reality of bodily resurrection and the coming of the end of the world and are then reminded that only God knows what is hidden in the heavens and on the earth and within the hearts of human beings (vv. 65–72). Verses describing how God will judge between those who differ on religious matters (vv. 75–81) are followed by a section that discusses eschatological realities, such as the “beast” that will rise as one of the portents of the end of the world, the marshaling of religious communities and the terror human beings will experience at the end of the world, the destruction of the mountains, and the consequences for those who do good and those who do evil (vv. 82–93).

Intro taken from Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Even if most of our relationships are healthy, it is the challenging relationships in our lives that take up emotional and spiritual energy. The month of mercy and forgiveness is a great time to look at our challenging relationships and reflect on how we can do our part to heal them. 

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Category:Quran, Family Relationships, -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

In the last lecture on the series on building emotional intelligence, we discuss:

•Why it is important to take action on what we know. What happens if we don’t take action?
•The barriers to taking action. Why is it so easy to procrastinate – understanding motivation and working towards commitment
•How can we begin turning our knowledge into action?
 

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Category:Muharram Lectures -- posted at: 1:31am EST

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