The Kabah & The Quraysh: A Tafsir of Surat al-Fīl & Quraysh [Surah 105 & 106]

The Kʿabah & The Quraysh A Tafsīr Of Sūrat ʾl Fīl & Sūrat Quraysh – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 22nd February 2013 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

Allāh employs a unique method in displaying and manifesting His many miracles. There is no constraining or circumscribing Allāh’s powers irrespective of if it conforms to logic or not.

The exegesis of two interconnecting sūrats is contained within this talk. The first of which outlines the miraculous nature of how the Kaʿbah was protected from destruction by the Abyssinian viceroy of Yemen, Abrahá, and his assembly of elephants. The story is expounded on in great detail. Allāh’s power in destroying his ploy, despite of his might and power, is demonstrated within this talk. This event was a harbinger and foretelling of another great miracle which occurred 50 days later, the birth of the Messenger ﷺ.

The talk then progresses to the second sūrah which outlines Allāh’s countless blessing bestowed upon mankind. We are reminded not to adopt the traits of the Quraysh in disregarding the many favours of Allāh. As believers, we should always be grateful for what we have rather than divert our attention to what we don’t have. We should not compare ourselves with people above us in wealth and status, rather compare ourselves with people below us. This will enable us to be grateful and to do complete shukr of Allāh.

We also learn the correct and in-depth meaning of the word ‘Qurʾān’ and why it is a means of reminder for us rather than a book of enjoyment and entertainment.

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

4:25 – What does the word ‘Qurʾān’ mean?
8:15 – What is the Qurʾāns original purpose?
18:33 – What was built to rival the Kʿabah?
29:56 – How did The Quraysh mark their calendar?
34:45 – How did Allāh destroy Pharaoh?
44:55 – Who were the Quraysh?
54:48 – What was the duā of Sayyidunā Ibrāhīm عليه السلام for Makkah?
1:00:35 – What were the diplomatic relations of the Quraysh with the neighbouring empire
1:13:44 – What can fill the vacuum in man?

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