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What Motivates You? | Sh. Suleiman Hani | Juz 11 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 11: What Motivates You? | Sh. Suleiman Hani

If I’m rewarded for just wanting to do a good deed, what if I sin, and I deeply regret it? What does it mean to sacrifice comfort? What are the things that weigh you down and are keeping you from Allah?

Join Sh. Suleiman Hani and hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 11 of the Qur’an, discussing the context of the believers in Surah at-Tawbah, keeping the afterlife in mind, trusting in God, and embracing positive discomfort.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an

There’s another name for Surah At-Tawbah, which specifically refers to it’s exposing. What is the other name for Surah At-Tawbah that the ulema mentioned?

A. “The Discloser”
B. “The Revealer”
C. “The Exposer”


0:00 Highlights
0:45 – Today’s trivia & introduction

3:17 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on verse 92 of Surah at-Tawbah
7:31 – How Allah rewards regret

8:29 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on Musa’s (AS) trust in Allah
10:37 – How Musa addressed his people
12:07 – The meaning of “Islam” and sacrificing comfort

13:52 – Sh. Suleiman Hani reflects on verse 38 of Surah at-Tawbah
14:31- how Allah reprimanded the believers
16:36 – why they were “clinging to the earth”
17:43 – modern application of the verse

19:35 – Reflections
19:45 – On comfort and complacency
22:41 – What weighs you down?
24:55 – Embracing positive discomfort
26:36 – Seeking divine sanctuary

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Sh. Suleiman Hani

Sh. Suleiman Hani

FELLOW | Shaykh Suleiman Hani is the Director of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a research scholar for Yaqeen Institute, and a resident scholar in Michigan. At the age of 14, Suleiman completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization program and began his intensive studies under numerous scholars, earning dozens of traditional religious certifications in the process. He later earned a master’s degree from the University of Jordan’s College of Shari’ah, ranking first in his class, and a master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied religions, philosophy, political science, and psychology. Over the past decade, he has served as an Imam and community leader in Michigan, lectured in dozens of countries, published a number of books and articles, and was featured on the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide.

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.