Omar Suleiman – Ramadan 2016 – Quran 30 for 30 – Day 3

Quran 30 for 30 – Day 3 – Ale Imran and Nisaa

June 8, 2016

Ale Imran part 2 and Surah An Nisa
Bani Israel was condemned in Surah Baqarah – we should avoid their actions they followed so we don’t follow their fate. We should not reject revelation.
“Oh you who believe fear Allah or be conscious of Allah….”
“And do not die except in a state of submission to him.”
“Cling to the rope of Allah…” Theme revolves around guidance of the Quran to the Prophet (saw). Our nation should unite around the book of Allah. Always remain productive in the work of Allah and free oneself from personal agendas, desire and pride. What makes us the best nation is that we enjoin what is good and forbids what is evil and we believe in Allah alone. Focus on what has made the successful succeed.
Allah addressed the believers and says that their success at badr was about them fulfilling their covenant to Allah and so they were successful. At Uhud they fell in their covenant so they should becareful, rush to Allah’s forgiveness. Those who are righteous enjoin good and forbid evil and rush toward good deeds. This relates to the battle of Uhud – because the believers turned away because they thought the prophet (Saw) was killed, and it wasn’t about Rasul (SAW) it is about Allah always! And Allah rewards those who are grateful, so don’t turn away no matter what.
The archers were tested along with the believers at the Battle of Uhud, but Allah has already forgiven them. Allah did not tell you this about your weakness to distress you, it is being brought to your attention so that you take lesson from it. SubhanAllah! Allah will always forgive so long as you turn back to Him (swt).
“If Allah aids you, then who is it that can overcomes you and if Allah forsakes you and who will support you after that. So upon Allah let the believers place their trust…”
Rasul (saw) would awake for Tahajjud and recite the last ten verses of Ale Imran.
“Allah responded to them, that I do not cause the deeds of anyone to go to waste…”
Surah An Nisa
The chapter about women – many issues are covered regarding women and family life.
Ale Imran – Spiritual admonishment end of the surah also establishes gender equity
An Nisa- Practical issues – how to deal with orphans, widows. Establishes legal implications.
The verse of polygyny was established to deal with the problem of widows and orphan girls. But not restricted to that time, though one must be just.