Allah employs a unique method in displaying and manifesting His many miracles. There is no constraining or circumscribing Allah powers irrespective of if it conforms to logic or not.
The exegesis of two interconnecting surats is contained within this talk. The first of which outlines the miraculous nature of how the Kabah was protected from destruction by the Abyssinian viceroy of Yemen, Abraha, and his assembly of elephants. The story is expounded on in great detail. Allahs 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 Muhammad SAW.
The talk then progresses to the second surah which outlines Allah countless blessing bestowed upon mankind. We are reminded not to adopt the traits of the Quraysh in disregarding the many favours of Allah. As believers, we should always be grateful for what we have rather than divert our attention to what we dont 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 Allah.
We also learn the correct and in-depth meaning of the word Quran and why it is a means of reminder for us rather than a book of enjoyment and entertainment.
About Riyadul Haqq
Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq was born in Gujarat, India in 1971. He came to the UK at the age of three, to join his father Moulana Muhammad Gora sahib who was serving as an Imam and religious leader for the Muslim community in Leicester, UK.
His father, himself renowned for his piety and learning, began his son’s religious instruction at a very young age. By the age of ten the Shaykh had memorised the entire Qur’an, and also completed the study of a number of books in various Islamic topics. When he was thirteen he enrolled at Darul Uloom al Arabiyyah al Islamiyyah, Bury, UK, (the first and most prestigious Muslim seminary in the West) and graduated six years later, in early 1991. In Darul Uloom the Shaykh undertook an intensive study of many Islamic topics including Arabic, Qur’anic tafseer, hadith and fiqh under traditionally qualified scholars. His eminent and erudite teachers from whom he has ijazah in various Islamic sciences include Shaykh Yusuf Motala and the late Shaykh Islamul Haq. He also has ijazah in hadith from the late Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi and the famous Muhaddith, Shaykh Yunus of Saharanpur, India.
Until 2003 the Shaykh served as the honorary principal of Madinatul Uloom al Islamiyyah, Kidderminster, UK (a branch of Darul Uloom, Bury, UK) where he had also been head teacher since 1992. Since graduation he has selflessly devoted himself to the work of deen and remained actively involved in dawah and teaching. He has taught and commented on many classical Islamic works and has lectured extensively on a range of topics including Qur’anic tafseer, hadith, aqeedah and fiqh. He has also travelled widely teaching and lecturing in various countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. Many of his inspirational sermons and lectures are recorded and are widely available. He has also authored two books, ‘The Salah of a Believer in the Qur’an and Sunnah’ and ‘The Causes of Disunity’.
Shaykh’s extensive knowledge, command of both Arabic and English, together with his natural ability and eloquence in conveying the words of Allah and His Rasul SAWS moved the hearts of many and continue to do so.