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Finding Contentment and Happiness in God | Dr. Hassan Elwan | Juz 10 Qur'an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 10: Finding Contentment and Happiness in God | Dr. Hassan Elwan

Why is it so easy for some people to respond to the call of Allah but not others? How can a Merciful God punish people? Everyone wants to be happy, but how can you actually find that happiness and contentment?

Join Dr. Hassan Elwan with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 10 of the Qur’an, extracting beautiful gems on hope and fear of God, what it means to have tawakkul, the motivation to do the right things, predestination, and where contentment truly lies.

Learn the du’a that is mentioned by Dr. Hassan Elwan:

اللهم إني ضعيف فقو في رضاك ضعفي ، وخذ لي الخير بناصيتي ، واجعل الإسلام منتهى رضائي

Allahumma innee da’eefun fa qawwi fee ridaaka da’fee wa khudh ila al-khayri bi-naasiyatee waj’al al-Islama muntaha ridaa’ee

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an

What is the reason that most of the scholars say there is no Basmalah (Bismillah) in Surah At-Tawbah?

A. It is considered a continuation of Surah Al-Anfal
B. There’s no Salaam for the hypocrites
C. Theres no Salaam for making tawbah


0:00 – Highlights
📌 1:30 – Today’s trivia
1:55 – Introduction

📌 3:20 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on hope and fear
6:14 – Those who mock religion
8:03 – Allah is never unjust

📌 9:29 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on Al Anfal, verses 61 – 63
10:45 – God is in control
14:51 – Why belief in predestination is so important

📌 15:41 – Dr. Hassan Elwan reflects on why it’s easy for some to follow God and not others
18:55 – The key to contentment and happiness
20:37 – Loving Allah

📌 21:55 – Reflections
22:25 – Who refuses Paradise?
23:53 – Reconciling God’s mercy with His punishment
25:19 – How find happiness with Allah
29:39 – The pleasure of iman

📌 30:40 – Du’a

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Dr. Hassan Elwan

Dr. Hassan Elwan

Senior Fellow | Dr. Hassan Elwan holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He holds numerous patents and has extensively published in the field of microelectronics. He is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Marvell technology. Dr. Elwan also has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently leading the counseling department at the Rahma Center in Lake Forest, California. He regularly lectures about Islam and spirituality in Southern California and provides professional counseling services to the community that are grounded in both psychology and spirituality.

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.