The Madinan Society: A Tafsir of Surat al-Hujurat Part 11

The Madīnan Society: A Tafsīr of Sūrat al-Ḥujurāt Part 11/12
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 14th October 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

After the Prophet ﷺ and his companions emigrated to Medina, Allah revealed laws with which Muslims must abide by so that they may live together peacefully. This Sūrat serves as a prime example of such intricate laws that detail not just how people should behave with one another, but how they should speak and think about each other.

This lesson details the progression of faith of a believer. When a delegation of the Arab Bedouin came to Rasulullah ﷺ and professed Iman, Allah revealed verses regarding their claim and told them what should be said instead.

The inner faith of a believer cannot be quantified, however external submission is the first grade that every Muslim should display. Following external submission is internal belief and finally the highest grade is that of Ihsan; to worship Allah as though you see him or that He sees you.

This lesson also explains how a believer should obey Allah and His messenger ﷺ and what they should do to become true Muslims.

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

4:28 – The group of bedouin who came to Rasulullah ﷺ and professed Islam
8:33 – The Year of Delegations
15:57 – Progression in faith
22:51 – The duty to provide safety and security for others.
24:18 – The difference between Muslim and Mu’min
36:30 – What should we say of ourselves?
41:29 – Claiming to love Allah, but not his Messenger ﷺ

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