Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Juz’ 26: Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed and Dr. Zohair Abdul Rahman | Our Afterlife and Our Purpose

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me” (Qur’an, 51:56)

Allah mentions our purpose very clearly in the Qur’an. With it, he also includes warnings and the promise of consequences if we do not follow the right path. These warnings and stories are meant to encourage us and illustrate how a believer should or should not conduct themselves based on the examples portrayed.

Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro are joined by Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed and Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman to reflect on the lessons in Juz 26.

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0:00 Introduction
8:46 Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on the warnings and promise of consequences in Juz 26.
15:45 Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on the mannerisms of the hypocrites around the Qur’an.
23:34 Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed reflects on the effects and importance of salah.
34:37 Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman reflects on the purpose of life.
46:24 Reflections


Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed

Fellow | Mufti Abdul Rahman Waheed is a Scholar, Jurist, teacher, Khateeb, and Da’ee. Born and raised in Lansing, MI, he expressed his zeal to study the sacred Islamic sciences from a very young age. At the age of nine, Mufti Abdul Rahman began his journey of knowledge at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah Ajax, Canada. Within one year, he completed the memorization of the entire Qur’an. Subsequently, he pursued a rigorous 7-year Alim program in which he received Ijaazaat (authorizations) in various Islamic sciences such as Tafseer, Hadith, Usool al-Hadith, and Usool al-Tafseer, to name a few. Upon graduating with top honors in 2006 at a tender age of 17, Mufti Abdul Rahman traveled to Karachi, Pakistan to further pursue a 2-year specialization (takhassus) program in al-fiqh-al-islami and ifta at the renowned Islamic University at Binnori Town.


Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman

Fellow | Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman M.D. M.Sc. was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He studied the Islamic sciences under various local teachers, receiving ijazahs in ‘Aqeedah (theology) and Hadith. Currently, he works as a medical doctor in Brisbane, Australia, where he also serves as a volunteer Imam at a number of mosques, delivering khutbahs and lectures for adults and the youth. He has strong research interests in Islamic theology, Islamic spirituality, and mental health. Alongside his Islamic research, he has also published in medical journals and presented at psychiatric conferences.

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.