This podcast looks at the lives of the Prophets, Allah bless them all and give them peace, with a focus on the practical lessons and benefit Allah placed within them for us. The series gives a brief explanation of the Qur’anic verses through which these stories were told, and the soundest prophetic narrations related to them in order to present a rich, dynamic, and relatable analysis of the narrative.

13-In the Company of Prophets -Ibrahim and Sara: Trials That Make One Great – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Ibrahim was given many tests through his son Ismal’il. First, he was told to take him and Hajr and leave them in the valley where he would eventually build the Ka’ba. Hajar is faced with the test of trust in Allah after being left there alone with her infant. He himself is part of another […]

12-In the Company of Prophets- Ibrahim’s Hijra and Ismaʿil’s birth- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

After having shown his people the error of their ways of worshipping Idols, Ibrahim is deemed a heretic by them and sentenced to death. They build a huge fire for him and toss him in, only to find that he is safe. Ibrahim then leaves his people and travels the land with his wife, Sara, […]

11-In the Company of Prophets -Ibrahim’s Plan – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

After unsuccessfully trying to make Azar see the truth, Ibrahim tries to convince his people of the futility of worshipping inanimate idols. He tries to make the common people and the king see the truth, but to no avail. When his efforts do bear fruit, he makes a plan to show then that the idols […]

10-In the Company of Prophets -The Yaqin of Ibrahim – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Prophets continued to come to humanity for many thousands of years. Eventually, Allah sent Ibrahim, who would become one of the most influential figures in human history. In this session, we learn if Azar was actually his father or not, and how Allah gave him absolute certainty and rock-solid faith before he started to call […]

09-The Fall of Thamud : Prophets in the Qur’an: Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Despite their being aware of previously destroyed people, Thamud also rebelled. Their abilities and agricultural advancement led down the road of the previous disbelievers. They preferred misguidance to faith. After being given a miraculous camel as a sign they decided to kill it as an act of defiance to Allah. Their destruction was swift and […]

08 – The Destruction of ʿAd & the Rise of Thamud: Prophets in the Qur’an: Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Despite Hud’s efforts to make his people show appreciation for the blessings of Allah through iman and good deeds, they continued their arrogant refusal. The conflict intensified to such a degree that they challenged him to make the punishment of Allah come down on them. So, it did. They were destroyed in a manner that […]

07 – Hud and the Tyrannical Tribe ʿAd: Prophets in the Qur’an: Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

After the destruction of the majority of humanity for their disbelief, Nuh went on to re-establish Islam as the religion of humanity. From his descendants came the tribe ʿAd, a tyrannical and arrogant people. Their strength and worldly success convinced them that they would not perish. When Allah sent Hud to warn them their response […]

06- The Great Flood – Prophets in the Qur’an: Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

After almost a millennium of inviting his people to accept Allah’s mercy, Nuh is informed of their opportunity having been lost. Now all that remains is the fulfillment of the promise of punishment for the disbeliever, and the promise of rescue and protection of the believers. When the sentence is carried out, Nuh is faced […]

05-In the Company of Prophets -The Trials of Nuh – Prophets in the Qur’an: Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Nuh spent a close to millennium trying to call his people to Allah. The length of this test coupled with the harsh treatment he received from his people made his mission very difficult. We see how he has to deal with this the betrayal of loved one, the insults of people he wants good for, […]

04-Adam’s Death, His Sons, and the Patience of Nuh- Practical Lessons from Quranic Stories- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

After being sent to Earth as a prophet and living his long life, Adam’s final moments came. Angels were sent to show how offspring what to do when someone dies. Unfortunately, there was another death before this. The murder of Habil and the hands of his brother Qabil, who showed disturbingly similar qualities to Iblis. […]