One of the slogans of the Occupy Movement is, We are the ninety-nine percent. In this provocative lecture, Dr. Abdul Hakim Quick examine this slogan in light of global realities, with specific reference to his time in Africa, to show how North Americans, rich or poor, collectively are the global 1%. We are the beneficiaries of schemes of economic and political exploitation and oppression. What is our collective responsibility to our less fortunate brothers and sisters in humanity? This is just one of the many questions Dr. Quick will address in this presentation.
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Recited by Sheikh Ahmed ibn Ali Al-Ajmi.
What chapter(s) and verses are included in Juz 3?:
The third juz of the Quran starts from verse 253 of the second chapter (Al Baqarah:253) and continues to verse 92 of the third chapter (Al Imran:92).
When were the verses of this juz revealed?:
The verses of this section were largely revealed in the early years after the migration to Madinah, as the Muslim community was setting up its first social and political center.
The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of God is that of a grain of corn: It grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. God gives manifold increase to whom He pleases, and God cares for all and knows all things. 2:261
Behold! The angels said, Oh Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and of the company of those nearest to God. 3:45
What is the main theme of this juz?:
Within the first few verses of this section is the famous Verse of the Throne (Ayat al-Kursi, 2:255). This verse is often memorized by Muslims, is seen adorning Muslim homes in calligraphy, and brings comfort to many. It offers a beautiful and concise description of Gods nature and attributes.
The remainder of Surah Al-Bakarah reminds believers that there is to be no compulsion in matters of religion. Parables are told of people who questioned Gods existence or were arrogant about their own importance on earth. Long passages are devoted to the subject of charity and generosity, calling people to humility and justice. It is here that usury/interest transactions are condemned, and guidelines for business transactions given. This longest chapter of the Quran ends with reminders about personal responsibility that everyone is responsible for themselves in matters of faith.
The third chapter of the Quran (Al Imran) then begins. This chapter is named for the family of Imran (the father of Mary, mother of Jesus). The chapter begins with the claim that this Quran confirms the messages of previous prophets and messengers of God it is not a new religion. One is reminded of the strict punishment facing unbelievers in the Hereafter, and the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and Christians) are called upon to recognize the truth that this revelation is a confirmation of what came before to their own prophets.
In verse 3:33, the story of the family of Imran begins telling the story of Zakariya, John the Baptist, Mary, and the birth of her son, Jesus Christ.
For Explanation (Commentary) please visit: www.tafsir.com.
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About this chapter:
There cannot be a religion that preaches about Living a Green i.e. Clean, Pure and Hygienic life, more than Islam.
Islam urges believers to respect Nature, living organisms and their environment and maintain ALLAHs beautiful creations, as our responsibility.
This chapter delves into what we have done and how our actions have contributed to this particular sign coming true. And what we should do to improve our life and be truer Muslims.
Note: Credit to all the posters on YouTube from whose videos I have taken clips that have helped me create these chapters for your viewing.
About the series:
The following 3 Volumes consist of a reiteration of the message of ALLAH brought forward to the human race by Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Each volume has a set of chapters which are being developed for you ,with thorough research and knowledge, to help you see and understand the message, if not embrace it.
These will be launched every week (1-2 chapters per week) having started on the special occasion of Eid Al Adha 2009.
They are NOT meant to instigate, shock or scandalize.
Their sole purpose is to bring the truth before you - some you might know, some you might not.
The Volumes are structured as such with different chapters under each volume:
Volume 1: Towards Judgement Day
Volume 2: Origins
Volume 3: You
I hope you take the time and have the patience to go through them, without castigating or hating anything in these videos. In fact, I request you to do so.
The first volume that I would like to present to you is Volume 1 and you must explore it to know more.
Thank you and may ALLAHs blessing be with you - Muslim or non-Muslim.
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