Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an in-depth analysis of Surah Al Baqarah.
He begins his lecture with how there was always a Battle of Adam AS on one side and the angels and Shayateen on either side of Adam AS. Also, he delves into the long history of Bani Israel mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah and how they were also given a similar choice as Adam AS to follow Allah or Shayateen and how they did not eventually obey Allah and deviated from the right path. Our essence as Muslims is illustrated in the points below:
- We are a continuation of the battle that began with Adam AS and Shayateen.
- We see ourselves as the practicers of the religion of Ibrahim AS. The five pillars of Islam all trace back to Ibrahim AS.
- We are not the first ones to be chosen as an Ummah to uphold the religion of Islam. The nations before us had been replaced because they have not obeyed the religion of Allah and deviated considerably.
It is mandatory upon us a Muslim Ummah to uphold the religion of Islam and carry it responsibly without showing any traces of anger, ego, and frustrations. The people deserve mercy and we need to follow the footsteps of Ibrahim AS and adopt his way to propagate Islam and bring it to the fore.