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Contentment, Clarity, and Divine Guidance | Ustadha Zaynab Ansari | Juz 8 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 8: Contentment, Clarity, and Divine Guidance | Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Why are some people saved while others aren’t? What does divine guidance truly mean? Why is contentment and clarity important for da’wah?

Join Ustadha Zaynab Ansari with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 8 of the Qur’an, focusing on Surah al-An’am verses 111, 144, and 153. In this session, they discuss concerns about predestination, salvation, what guidance feels like, and finding peace in the fact that God is All-Knowing.

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0:00 – Highlights
📌 0:50 – Today’s trivia and intro📌 2:36 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on why some people are guided and others aren’t
5:32 – The duty of those who give da’wah
📌 7:55 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on divine guidance and what the straight path is
8:56 – What to do and be aware of if you want guidance
11:39 – The purpose of the last ten days of Ramadan
📌 13:28 – Ustadha Zaynab Ansari reflects on Surah al-An’am, verse 144
15:11 – The contrast between the guided and the misguided
16:23 – Hadith about being released from anxieties on the Day of Judgment
18:06 – Hadith about reflection and clarity
📌 19:19 – Reflections
21:03 – Being content with not knowing is a pure manifestation of worship
23:20 – The believer is a person of clarity
24:31 – What does Allah ‘opening the heart’ mean and what are its signs?
25:15 – What is true guidance in Islam?
📌 26:41 – Final thoughts

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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.