Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Juz’ 14: Ust. Najwa Awad | The Blessings of the Bee

The bee, a small insect which produces a powerhouse of healing with its sweet honey, is also responsible for pollinating much of what we eat. Allah reminds us in Surah an-Nahl of the many blessings He has provided for us in this world so that we may be grateful. Ust. Najwa Awad joins Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro to frame gratitude as a key component in Juz 14 for a healthy worldview.

0:00 Introduction
3:43 Ust. Najwa Awad reflects on the concept of grounding in Surat al-Hijr.
12:09 Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on Allah’s Mercy through His blessings.
19:40 Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on the blessings and resources Allah has provided us, specifically livestock and the bees.
29:34 Reflections

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Najwa Awad

Fellow | Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.

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.