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Excellence in Patience & Gods Greatest Gift | Dr. Suzy Ismail | Juz 27 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 27: Excellence in Patience & God’s Greatest Gift | Dr. Suzy Ismail

What does the reward of excellence (ihsan) look like? How is patience a form of excellence? How can we see Allah’s Mercy in everything, even in difficulty? What is the greatest gift from God?

Join Dr. Suzy Ismail with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 27 of the Qur’an, discussing excellence, patience, and how the Qur’an is our greatest blessing.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an✨

Who was the prophet at the centre of the story of Al-Ahqaf?
A. Lut (as)
B. Shuaib (as)
C. Hud (as) 


0:00 – Highlights
📌 0:47 – Today’s trivia
1:45 – Introduction

📌 2:50 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on excellence as a reward for excellence
4:40 – The blessing of alhamdulillah
5:20 – Allah’s blessings upon you
6:42 – The beauties of Paradise

📌 8:22 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on how to be patient
9:00 – Patience as a form of excellence
11:35 – Allah’s protection
12:20 – The importance of praising Allah & night prayer

📌 13:55 – Dr. Suzy Ismail reflects on how Allah’s Mercy surrounds us
15:00 – The test of Maryam (AS)
16:10 – The test of Musa’s (AS) mother
17:15 – Connecting with the Qur’an
18:30 – The Qur’an is our greatest favor from God

📌 19:05 – Reflections
20:30 – Appreciating our blessings
22:15 – Advice for those going through tests
24:05 – Remembering a blessing is a blessing
25:30 – How Dr. Ismail personally found her calling

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Dr. Suzy Ismail

Dr. Suzy Ismail

Dr. Suzy Ismail is the Founding Director of Cornerstone, a nonprofit, spiritually and culturally cognizant communication intervention organization providing services around the world that focus on youth, family, marriage, identity, socioemotional wellness, refugee resilience, and relationship rebuilding. She is the author of many books including "Modern Muslim Marriage," "9 to 5," "When Muslim Marriage Fails," and several other works. She specializes in educating and empowering women, youth, and vulnerable populations by presenting a range of workshops, lectures, programs, diversity seminars, and corporate trainings both nationally and internationally.

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.