The Clear Proof: A Tafsir of Surat al-Bayyinah [Surah 98]

The Clear Proof A Tafsīr Of Sūrat Al Bayyinah – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 25th October 2013 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

This surah speaks about the relationship between the Muslims and the non- Muslims after the advent of Islam. The people of the book were awaiting a clear proof in the form of the Prophet ﷺ. However, despite all indications
that they should have believed, upon the arrival of the Messenger ﷺ they desisted and rejected the divine message.

The surah ends with the declaration from Allah of the ultimate abode of those who believe and those who reject. An account is given of those who are considered the best and those who are the worst of creation.

In addition, we also learn why the Qur’an was initially not send down as a bound book and remained as an oral message and the tradition of Islam. The answer is also given to the question, “Are Humans superior to Angels”?

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

10:06 – Who were the various factions in Arabia?
17:33 – The state of the world before the arrival of Rasūl Allāh ﷺ
23:31 – What is the meaning of upright scripture?
27:37 – Who are the people of the book?
31:41 – The Jewish people of Madinah would remind the pagans about the arrival of the Final Prophet
39:43 – How did Sayyiduna Zaid ibn Su’nah رضى الله عنه attempt to enrage Rasulullah ﷺ ?
49:20 – What was the reason the people of the book rejected the clear proof?
55:52 – What is the abode of those who rejected Rasūl Allāh ﷺ ?
1:05:53 – Who is the best of creation?

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