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A short excerpt from Fajr Club, a weekly event/class at Middle Ground on the weekends. Here, I discuss a segment from the tenth chapter of the Qur’an, Surah Yunus.
إِنَّ الَّذينَ لا يَرجونَ لِقاءَنا وَرَضوا بِالحَياةِ الدُّنيا وَاطمَأَنّوا بِها وَالَّذينَ هُم عَن آياتِنا غافِلونَ أُولٰئِكَ مَأواهُمُ النّارُ بِما كانوا يَكسِبونَ
“As for those who do not expect to meet Us and are content with the life of the dunya/wordly life and at rest in it, and those who are heedless of Our Signs their shelter will be the Fire because of what they earned.” — Qur’an, 10: 7
In this episode, I discuss what might be thought of as a “How To Win Friends and Influence People” for Muslims in the age of social media.
In this week’s episode we discuss challenges to establishing community as well as the role we must come to play in it if we’re to be successful.
Showcasing a few reflections from our weekly classes and iftars about the importance of reading the Qur’an vs. only listening to it. Also some reflections about superstitious attitudes towards Ramadan and piety in general.
Superstition (n.) early 13c., “false religious belief; irrational faith in supernatural powers,” from Latin superstitionem (nominative superstitio) “prophecy, soothsaying; dread of the supernatural, excessive fear of the gods, religious belief based on fear or ignorance and considered incompatible with truth or reason,” literally “a standing over,” noun of action from past participle stem of superstare “stand on or over; survive,” from super “above” (see super-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand, make or be firm.”