#37. Surat Al-Nazi’at – The Snatchers

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Nazi’at. This is an early Makkan surat, its central theme is resurrection. The story of Pharaoh highlights why some people don’t believe, because of pride, selfishness and love of the world (15). The surat opens with five oaths – five descriptive, active participles […]

#36. Surat ‘Abasa – Frowning

  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat ‘Abasa. One day, the Messenger ﷺ was preaching to the leaders of Makkah, hopeful they would accept his message. He was extremely concerned about bringing them into the fold of Islam and saving them from the Hellfire. However, Abdullah ibn Umm-al Maktum, a […]

#35. Surat Al Takwir – The Shrouding

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al Takwir. The central theme of this early Makkan surat is the truthfulness of the Majestic Quran and the validity of its teachings. It opens with twelve oaths, each signifying one of the cataclysmic events prior to the Day of Resurrection. In the second […]

#34. Surat Al Infitar – The Cleaving

    Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al Infitar. This is an early Makkan surat. Its central theme is self-deception that turns a person away from Allah. After taking the oaths of the events leading to Judgement Day, a question is gently asked: “people, what deceived and misled you […]

#33. Surat Al-Mutaffifin – The Cheats

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Mutaffifin. This is a late Makkan surat, condemning cheating traders and shopkeepers who were dishonest in their dealings with others. This picture of a dishonest person isn’t limited to commercial transactions but is also relevant to people who are dishonest in other aspects of […]

#32. Surat Al-Inshiqaq – The Splitting Open

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Inshiqaq. This is a late Makkan surat, of which the central theme is the connection between actions and consequences. It opens by stressing the instinctive obedience of the inanimate; the Sky and the Earth. An indirect disapproval of the Makkans, who refused to […]

#31. Surat Al-Buruj – The Constellations

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Buruj. This Makkan surat marks the beginning of the second phase of the mission of the Prophet ﷺ, around the third year; the start of tensions. Its central theme is the support of the faithful. The surat opens with a series of oaths, […]

#30. Surat Al-Tariq – The Night Visitor

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Tariq. This is a Makkan surat a with the central theme about the truthfulness of Judgement Day. After taking the oath of the shining stars, people are reminded, “There is a keeper over you” (4). Those who denied the Judgement Day are invited to […]

#29. Surat Al-A’la – The Highest

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-A’la. This is an early Makkan surat, its central theme is the role of the Majestic Quran and the Messenger ﷺ as reminders. By referring to the early Scriptures of Musa and Ibrahim, the Quran makes it clear that this is a continuation of […]

#28. Surat Al-Ghashiyah – The Awe-inspiring Event

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Ghashiyah. This surat was revealed in the middle Makkan period. The three fundamental doctrines of Islam are emphasised. The Day of Judgement is introduced in an unusual manner: “Has the news of the overwhelming event reached you?” This is followed by a harrowing […]