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The Mind-Blowing Parallels Between Yusuf & Musa | Dr. Shadee Elmasry | Juz 12 Qur'an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 12: The Mind-Blowing Parallels Between Yusuf & Musa | Dr. Shadee Elmasry

How do I cope with hardship? How do I stop being miserable? If my rizq is already written, does that mean I can sit back and let it come to me? How do I trust God? Why should I? How does all of this tie to predestination? And tawhid? Tawakkul?

Join Dr. Shadee Elmasry with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 12 of the Qur’an, discussing the stories of Yusuf (as) and Musa (as), being hopeful and grateful during hardships, how to utilize God’s provisions, the mind-blowing parallels between the stories of the prophets, and how Allah beautifully crafts qadar.

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0:00 – Highlights
πŸ“Œ 0:49 – Intro
πŸ“Œ 2:49 – Today’s trivia

πŸ“Œ 3:09 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on hope and gratitude in hardship
3:38 – Have patience and do good in hardship and ease
6:12 – Difference between believers and disbelievers

πŸ“Œ 7:07 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on using your faculties
7:56 – Everything is God’s provision
10:31 – Looking at qadar from the lens of rizq

πŸ“Œ 12:10 – Dr. Shadee Elmasry reflects on what leaves no doubt about God’s Oneness
12:45 – The links between Joseph and Moses

πŸ“Œ 18:11 – Reflections
18:51 – Why kufr happens
20:17 – Being certain in Allah’s plan
21:41 – Difference between one who lives in misery and one who is never miserable
23:01 – Parallels between the stories of the prophets

πŸ“Œ 25:50 – Final thoughts

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Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Contributor | Dr. Shadee Elmasry was born and raised in New Jersey. He completed degrees at The George Washington University and The University of London, SOAS, while also learning with scholars in the traditional manner. He now teaches at the New Brunswick Islamic Center and heads the Safina Society (which offers classes live and online at www.SafinaSociety.org).

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.