The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Ayah 13 – 17 (Part 06 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

Shaykh Yahya continues in this series by discussing ayat 13-17 of Surah Ya-Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an (36:13-36:17). He initially explains the foundational meaning of ‘daraba’ and how it is used in 36:13. He also in relation to these verses explains how miracles are the breaking of norms, but how even the norm is […]

The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Ayah 12 (Part 05 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

Shaykh Yayha discusses in depth ayah 12 in Surah Ya Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an (36:12). Among the topics covered are several meanings of the beginning of the ayah, “Truly, We give life to the dead…” (as translated) and the occasion of the ayah’s revelation (asbab al-nuzul). There is also an enlightening discussion on […]

The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Ayah 10 – 11 (Part 04 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

In this next session, Shaykh Yayha looks in depth at two more ayat in Surah Ya Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an: 36:10 and 36:11. He covers a variety of topics including: who benefits from the Qu’ran; what it means to fear the All-Merciful; the three ways the Qur’an is a Reminder; and the beauty […]

The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Ayah 6 – 9 (Part 03 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

In this next discussion of Surah Ya-Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an, Shaykh Yahya covers 36:6 through 36:9 and gives practical advice related to these ayat. Specifically we learn: two questions to ask to determine if a place has spiritual light; what every Muslim should do at least once a week to avoid heedlessness; and […]

The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Ayah 4 – 5 (Part 02 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

Shaykh Yayha continues with his discussion on Surah Ya Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an, by looking in depth at the next two Ayah, 36:4 and 36:5. He explores such topics as what it means to be “on” the straight path; why we seek knowledge; and why the Names “Aziz” and “Rahim” are joined together […]

The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Introduction and Ayah 1-3 (Part 01 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

  In this 19-part series, Shaykh Yayha discusses Surah Ya Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an, also known as “the heart” of the Qur’an. This initial session covers important introductory matters, such as the wisdom behind the unconnected letters (hurufi muqatta’at) found in the Qu’ran, a discussion on several hadith that mention this surah specifically, […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Become Lovable to the People of Allah (Part 2) – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya continues his discussion on the virtue mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: attracting the love of Allah Ta’ala by becoming loveable to the awliya (people of Allah). Here, he begins discussing the numerous benefits of this virtue, including the immense benefit of reciting […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Become Lovable to the People of Allah – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Before Shaykh Yahya discusses the next trait of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, he reflects upon several lines from the Mawlid, The Resplendent Illumination, which mention the Prophet’s, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, effect on his mother Aminah when she carried him in her […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Do Not Hold Self or Action in High Regard or Seek Recompense – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

According to Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) in his book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, it is from Futuwwa not to hold oneself or one’s action in high regard nor to seek recompense for what one does. Shaykh Yahya mentions Ayah 9 of Surah Ihsan (76:9) in his discussion of this next […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Break a Nonobligatory Fast to Make Others Happy – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this next session, Skaykh Yahya discusses two more character traits of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: (1) to break a nonobligatory fast to make your brother or sister happy; and (2) to bring happiness and joy in your relationships with others. With […]