#17. Surat Al-Qadr – The Night of Destiny

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Qadr. This early Makkan surat praises the splendour of the night on which the Majestic Quran was revealed, a night in the blessed month of Ramadan. On this night of power, glory and splendour, the Majestic Quran was transferred from the Protected Tablet in […]

#16. Surat Al-Zilzal – The Earthquake

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Zilzal. This is an early Madinan surat, its central theme is accountability on the Day of Resurrection. The surat opens with the advent of the Day of Resurrection, marked by a devastating Earthquake that will flatten the Earth; mountains will turn into rubble, and […]

#15. Surat Al-‘Adiyat – The War Horses

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-‘Adiyat. This is a late Makkan surat that concisely describes the human condition of thanklessness. The Arabic is Kufr, a key theme in the Quran, as it often warns people of the dreadful consequences of human ingratitude. A kafir is an unthankful person, the […]

#14. Surat Al-Qari’ah – The Sudden Calamity

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Qari’ah. This is a Makkan surat that starts with a question about Judgement Day in order to open our eyes to the reality of it. It describes the momentous events of that Day and then points out the root of a successful life: good […]

#13. Surat Al-Takathur – The Competition for More and More

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Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Takathur. This is a Makkan surat that concisely highlights human greed and obsession with material things. It is trying to shock that person who is deeply immersed in the love of the world. Therefore, particularly relevant for our affluent societies. It lays bare the […]

#12. Surat Al-Asr – The Age

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Asr. The short and pithy message of this Makkan surat is a moving description of those who are mindful. Imam Shafie (d.820 AH) expressed this eloquently when he said: “If people thought deeply just about this one surat, it would be enough for […]

#11. Surat Al-Humazah – The Faultfinder

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Humazah. This is a Makkan surat that condemns people who have a negative attitude towards others and are obsessed with wealth. The belief that money can give them health, longevity, happiness and freedom from difficulties is a delusion. Many money-obsessed people are so […]

#10. Surat Al-Fil – The Elephant

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Fil. This is an early Makkan surat, which reminds the people of Makkah how they were saved from the army of Abraha. He was a Yemenite Christian king, whose capital Sana housed a magnificent cathedral. The only rival to this cathedral in the […]

#9. Surat Al-Quraysh – The Tribe of Quraysh

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  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Quraysh. This Makkan surat highlights another favour given to the Quraysh: a good livelihood through trading. The Quraysh are reminded they can travel safely to Yemen with their caravans laden with expensive cargo during the winter months, and to Syria in the summer, […]

#8. Surat Al-Ma’un – Small Kindness

  Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al-Ma’un. This is an early Makkan surat that opens with a description of the character of a Qurayshi leader: unwilling to accept Judgement Day and its justice, unkind to the weak, indifferent to the welfare of the needy, and so mean-spirited that he […]