Dr Sultan Abdulhameed will present Sura 17 Ayas 18–21.
If anyone seeks transitory things, We hasten to him what We will of them, to whom We wish: then We bring him hell where he is miserable and unwanted
And if anyone seeks for the future and strives for it, as it should be striven for, and has faith, his effort is greatly appreciated.
To everyone We give, to this one and that one, from the gifts of your Lord; and the gifts of your Lord are not restricted.
See how We make some of them excel over others; but the hereafter is of higher order and greater in merit.
Those who spend their time consumed by the desires of day-to-day living find that their life adds up to little or nothing. But those who take a long view, plan for the future, and strive for their plans, can build something of lasting value. Everyone will get some of what he or she is looking for, some more and some less. Those who are looking for small things will get some of them; those who are looking to make an important difference will find some of it.
These ayas are asking us to rise above the humdrum and seek to create something of lasting value from our lives. What are the impediments in following this advice, and how to overcome them will be discussed in our meeting.
Dr Sultan Abdulhameed teaches the Quran at the Muslim Reform Movement Organization in New york in their weekly meetings. His method of teaching focuses on one aya at a time in the interactive method of learning from each person's insight about the aya being discussed. Dr Sultan Abdulhammed has also written a book called "The Quran and The Life of Excellence" and he will be presenting excerpt from his book.
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