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Why We Face Trials | Ustadha Fatima Lette | Juz 20 Qur'an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 20: Why We Face Trials | Ust. Fatima Lette

Why do I face hardships? What am I supposed to get out of the test Allah has given me? Is it too late for me to turn back to Allah?

Join Ustadha Fatima Lette with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 20 of the Qur’an, discussing the purpose of trials (and life) and what makes it all worth it in the end, how to get closer to God as a result of them, the importance of gratitude in navigating life, the hope that Allah gives us, and what to focus on in the last ten nights of Ramadan.

โœจTest your knowledge of the Qur’anโœจ

Which battle is named after a surah in Juz 19?
A. Al Ahzab
B. Al Furqan
C. Al Anfal


0:00 – Highlights
๐Ÿ“Œ 1:01 – Today’s trivia
2:00 – Intro

๐Ÿ“Œ 4:36 โ€“ Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on humility and submission to God
6:01 – Is there a better God?
8:23 – Allah’s answer to Pharoah
10:04 – “God-like” figures vs. slaves of Allah

๐Ÿ“Œ 10:50 โ€“ Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on the greatest joy
11:38 – Raja’, the hope to see Allah
14:31 – How Allah ends this verse

๐Ÿ“Œ 16:08 โ€“ Ustadha Fatima Lette reflects on a verse that encompasses Juz 20
17:50 – If I believe, why am I facing hardships?
20:15 – Trials are refinement

๐Ÿ“Œ 21:04 โ€“ Reflections
22:02 – Growing out of your test
23:03 – Hoping to meet Allah vs. fearing Him
24:30 – Heartwork in Ramadan is your clarity
26:20 – Trials are your moments of gratitude
27:45 – When you fail to contextualize your trials

๐Ÿ“Œ 29:15 โ€“ Final thoughts

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Ustadha Fatima Lette

Ustadha Fatima Lette

Ustadha Fatima Lette is an instructor at Qalam. She is a faculty member at the Qalam Seminary where she teaches Ulum Al Quran, Usul Al Tafsir, and Tafsir. She conducts classes and workshops online, and is a regular teacher at Qalam Intensives.

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.