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Allah Promises Victory | Dr. Osman Umarji | Juz 9 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 9: Allah Promises Victory | Dr. Osman Umarji

We know that faith and taqwa (God consciousness) benefit us in the hereafter, but how do they benefit us in this world? How can mindfulness increase our obedience to Allah? When we feel so crushed by our enemies, how can we achieve psychological victory to give us resolve to keep fighting?

Join Dr. Osman Umarji with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 9 of the Qur’an, discussing our covenant with God, mindfulness as a means to uncover the truth, and the lessons from battles that the Prophet (s) fought, as well as how those lessons can nurture our resolve for aiding Gaza.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an

What are the types of garments described in Surat al-Araf?

A. Garments to cover the awrah
B. Garments for beauty and adornment
C. Both


0:00 – Highlights
0:55 – Today’s trivia & introduction

3:11 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on the worldly punishment of disbelievers
6:28 – Disloyalty to their covenant with Allah
7:08 – The right of the slave upon Allah

10:14 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on using obedience as a shield against disobedience
11:39 – How to maintain taqwa of Allah
13:58 – How mindfulness can help you distinguish truth from falsehood

16:23 – Dr. Osman Umarji reflects on reframing ourselves and the enemy to achieve victory
16:58 – The importance of understanding the battles of the Prophet (s)
18:16 – The spiritual and psychological states necessary to bring about the Victory of Allah
19:43 – Don’t view your enemy as large
20:40 – The du’a of the disbelievers is useless
21:37 – The disbelievers wealth will be a cause of regret for them

23:02 – Reflections
23:11 – Faith brings blessing & meaning
25:57 – Importance of putting in effort
28:26 – Allah’s Will

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Dr. Osman Umarji

Director of Survey Research and Evaluation | Dr. Osman Umarji holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s and Ph.D in Educational Psychology from UC Irvine. He has studied Islam at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. His research interests include the development of human motivation, religious socialization, spirituality, and Islamic legal theory. Dr. Umarji is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at UC Irvine. He has previously taught child development, adolescent development, and statistics. His expertise in both psychological and Islamic sciences allows him to conduct empirical research on contemporary issues facing Muslims.

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.