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Today's False Gods | Imam Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebron | Juz 24 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 24: Today’s False Gods | Imam Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebron

What are the false gods we see in the world today? What does it mean to have istiqamah, or steadfastness? What happens when you put God first?

Join Imam Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebron with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 24 of the Qur’an, discussing the ulterior motives—and absolute powerlessness—of false gods, the effect of internalizing that Allah is sufficient, and the impossible blessings of steadfastness in this life and the next.

Remember these 3 things:
– Do not be threatened by their powerless gods, and do not despair from your All-Powerful God.
– Alternative gods always have ulterior motives.
– Steadfastness comes out of sincere testimony.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an✨

In which surah does Allah mention Ibrahim (AS) seeing in a dream that he is to sacrifice Ismail (AS)?
A. Surah As-Saffat
B. Surah Al-Fath
C. Surah Yusuf


0:00 – Highlights
📌 1:18 – Today’s trivia
1:41 – Introduction
2:15 – How new Muslims can connect with the Qur’an

📌 3:05 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on powerless gods and not despairing in the All-Powerful
4:05 – Isn’t Allah enough?
5:36 – Coming back from sin
6:15 – When you’re threatened by powerless gods

📌 9:05 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on powerless gods’ ulterior motives
10:44 – Pharoah’s (and media) propaganda
13:50 – Allah was enough for Musa (as)

📌 14:45 – Imam Wesley Lebron reflects on steadfastness and sincere testimony
15:45 – The three moments angels descend
17:48 – When you put Allah first

📌 19:07 – Reflections
20:00 – Steadfastness pulls you through the impossible
21:12 – Is Allah really enough for you?
23:12 – Letting go for Allah
25:19 – Allah wants you to make it

📌 26:42 – Final thoughts
27:08 – The blessings of steadfastness

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Imam Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebron

Imam Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebron

Imam Wesley currently serves as the Imam and Director of Programs and Education for MAS NY Reverts Reconnect. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the 3 Puerto Rican Imams which is a 501c3 non profit humanitarian org servicing United States, the Caribbeans, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, and much more.

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.