Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan gives a thought-provoking lecture on the universal message of the Book of Allah – the Noble Qur’an by using the opening Ayah of Surah An-Nisa which is by far one of the many testaments to the universal message of the Qur’an.
Addressing humanity, Allah commands people, both Muslims, and non-Muslims, to be conscious and aware of their Master, the One who created them from a single soul. By emphasizing that the entire human race has descended from Adam AS, Allah is stressing our common humanity despite our superficial differences. Hence, it is of immense significance that we realize that we are dealing with the property of Allah and so we must be cautious, specifically with women.
Allah links Taqwa (awareness and consciousness of Him) directly to all relationships of the womb, which also means that we should not evoke Allah’s name casually during domestic disputes. We must also protect the institution of marriage and if we want to set an example for real Taqwa, then we are obliged to primarily honor our own families and humanity as a whole.