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Turning to Allah for Guidance | Dr. Tahir Wyatt | Juz 1 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 1: Turning to Allah for Guidance | Dr. Tahir Wyatt

As this blessed month begins and we seek Allah’s forgiveness, guidance, and acceptance, there is no better example to turn to than the story of Adam (AS). Adam was inspired with powerful words of forgiveness as he strove to return to Jannah, and to Allah.

Join Dr. Omar Suleiman, Sh. Abdullah Oduro, and Dr. Tahir Wyatt as they reflect on Juz 1 of the Qur’an, discussing how the Qur’an is a guidance for mankind, how to ask Allah for guidance, and how to soften your heart and repent for your sins.


0:48 – Introduction
📌 5:21 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on the Qur’an as our guide to Allah
6:13 – The story of Adam trying to return to Jannah
7:56 – What it means to return to Allah

📌 10:48 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on those who voluntarily choose guidance
12:38 – belief in Allah
14:08 – integrity in faith
14:43 – Allah is sufficient for you

📌 16:18 – Sh. Tahir Wyatt reflects on softening your heart with the Qur’an
16:57 – Taqwa is in the heart
18:28 – The wisdom of the story of the cow
21:38 – How to attain taqwa and soften your heart
23:39 – Du’a for attaining taqwa

📌 24:09 – Closing reflections
25:10 – Adam’s (AS) du’a of repentance

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an with today’s Trivia question❓✨
Who narrated the story of the companion that famously recited Surah Al-Fatihah on a non-Muslim chief as a form of cure?

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Dr. Tahir Wyatt

Senior Fellow | Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. He serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language.

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.