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What Happened To My Blessings? | Imam Abdullah Smith | Juz 22 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 22: What Happened To My Blessings? | Imam Abdullah Smith

How can I be truly content? Why are my blessings being taken away from me? What does Allah’s name Al-Ghaniyy mean?

Join Imam Abdullah Smith with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 22 of the Qur’an, discussing our need for God the Self-Sufficient, accountability, gratefulness, and the effect sins have on our blessings.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an✨

What is the verse in Juz 21 that mentions the 5 things that only Allah knows?
A. Ar-Rūm
B. As-Sajdah
C. Luqmān


0:00 – Highlights
📌 1:19 – Today’s trivia
📌 1:40 – Intro

📌 4:30 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on Surah Saba
6:22 – Accountability

📌 8:40 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on Surah Fatir, verses 15-17
9:28 – People are fuqara
10:38 – Where to find contentment and happiness
11:48 – Allah is Ghaniyy, Self-Sufficient

📌 14:10 – Imam Abdullah Smith reflects on Surah Saba, verses 15-17
15:03 – The story of the two gardens
17:35 – Why were the people of Saba punished?

📌 18:57 – Reflections
19:07 – Stillness and gratefulness in Ramadan
20:00 – Ramadan in the daytime
20:42 – Being actiely grateful is connecting to Allah
22:40 – Are you ready for the blessings you ask for?

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Imam Abdullah Smith

Imam Abdullah Smith

Imam Abdullah Smith is the imam at Muslim Center of Middlesex County in New Jersey. Before that he was the Director of Religious Affairs at the Quran & Sunnah Association of Central FL. Imam Abdullah's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Narrative Traditions (Hadith) and Theology from the University of Madinah, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and an Associate of Arts in Arabic for Non-Native Speakers from the Institute of Arabic Language.

Source: Muslim Center of Middlesex County

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.