Quranic Reflection Message Board › New Meetup: Sura 18 Aya 57-Presented by Dr Sultan Abdulhameed
Announcing a new Meetup for Quran Study in English!
What: Sura 18 Aya 57-Presented by Dr Sultan Abdulhameed
When: Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:00 PM
Where: Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Dr Sulatn Abdulhameed will present the following Aya:
Surely We have placed veils over their hearts, lest they understand, and a deafness in their ears; and if you call them to guidance they will never allow themselves to be guided.
A superficial reading of this aya would suggest that God punishes people by abandoning them and making them impervious to guidance. In reality, it is an expression of the law of attraction. If you engage in thoughts that lack faith, more thoughts of the same type come to you, and then still more thoughts, and eventually, your worldview becomes entrenched in a lack of faith and you can no longer see alternatives to what you are thinking. The habits you and I have are because certain ways of thinking have taken root in us in us. This aya helps us understand ourselves better, and how we can change, as 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.
* Keep your RSVP updated. If you aren't able to attend, please change your RSVP. This allows the person who is hosting to plan accordingly.
* Snacks will be served. You are also welcome to bring snacks.
* Try to arrive on time.
Please email me if you have any questions.
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