Victory & Farewell: A Tafsīr of Sūrat al-Nasr [Surah 110]

Victory and Farewell A Ṭafsīr of Sūrat ʾl Naṣr – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 28th September 2012 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

The exegesis of this short Sūrah contains a brief biography of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, illustrating his life, victory of Makkah and his demise. We learn of the emergence of an orphan who in very difficult circumstances achieved and accomplished so much that even many non-Muslims have hailed him as the greatest, single most influential human being in the entire history of mankind.

Some of the amazing lessons learnt from this exegesis are that in victory or following any personal accomplishment one should not gloat or be proud, rather one should be humble and hymn the glory of Allāh. We learn that the Messenger ﷺ had the miraculous ability to induce love after hate. His beautiful character inspired and continue to inspire people worldwide, resulting in multitudes embracing the religion of Allāh.

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

7:05 – What does this sūrah promise to The Prophet ﷺ?
18:49 – How many Muhājirūn were there in Madīnah initially?
25:52 – When did the tide turn for the Muslims?
33:32 – Some of the conditions of the the treaty of al-Ḥudaybiyyah
40:23 – Was the conquest of Makkah the great victory?
54:44 – How did The Prophet ﷺ enter Makkah as a Conqueror?
1:04:13 – What did this Sūrah Foretell?
1:13:28 – Rasūlullāh’s ﷺ ability to induce love in the hearts of those who hated him the most.
1:19:27 – How simple was the lifestyle of Rasūlullāh ﷺ?
1:27:38 – The humility of Sayyidunā Yūsuf عليه السلام.

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