The Beginning of Revelation: A Tafsir of Surat al-Alaq [Surah 96]

The Beginning Of Revelation A Tafsīr Of Sūrat Al ʿAlaq – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 31st January 2014 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

How were the first words of the Qurʾān revealed and what were they? This important subject is covered in detail in the Tafsīr of Sūrat al-ʿAlaq.

Other important subjects covered include:
– The Islamic way of praising and criticising others.
– The great rank of Khadījah رضى الله عنها .
– Abū Jahl’s persecution of Rasūlullāh ﷺ and the Muslims.
– The corrosive nature of wealth.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

8:33 – What do the first five verses of this surah mark?
14:01 – Rasūlullāh ﷺ first encounter with Sayyidunā Jibrāʾīl .عليه السلام
22:56 – What does the Qur’an say about ridiculing others?
32:44 – Who was Sayyidunā Waraqat ibn al-Nawfal .رضى الله عنه ?
37:12 – What role did women play in early Islām?
42:30 – Beginning everything with the Name of Allāh
49:20 – Whats the importance of education in Islām?
55:21 – What lead Abū Jahl to be so bitter in his opposition?
1:06:21 – What happens when man considers himself independent?
1:18:50 – What will be Abu Jahl’s end?
1:23:54 – When is a person closest to Allāh?

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