The Flourishing & Withering of the Soul: A Tafsir of Surat al-Shams [Surah 91]

The Flourishing & Withering Of The Soul A Tafsīr Of Sūrat al-Shams – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 29th August 2014 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

What is the true essence of life? What is the reality of the soul? Who amongst us has truly succeeded?

This surah will do much to change your perceptions about yourself, your body and soul. It will leave you with an understanding of where we need to be making effort and what it ultimately takes to succeed in life.

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

10:16 – Appreciating the simple signs of Allah’s creation
19:42 – How Rasūlullāh’s ﷺ day and night was in tune with nature.
24:07 – How should we understand the soul?
34:13 – Did we exist before we took on a body?
39:25 – Who will we blame on the Day of Judgement?
46:00 – Who are we?
53:42 – How do we nurture the soul?
1:06:00 – How does the body resemble a whirlpool?
1:10:59 – Who was the uncrowned king of Madinah?
1:20:03 – The Prophet Salih عليه السلام and the people of Thamud.
1:28:39 – Can we change others?

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