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Why Your Future Is Hidden From You | Sh. Yasir Birjas | Juz 16 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 16: Why Your Future Is Hidden From You | Sh. Yaser Birjas

What’s the most important thing to do when you want to come back to Allah? How do you deal with the unknown? How do you stop yourself from being held hostage by grief? Why don’t you know your decree?

Join Sh. Yaser Birjas with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 16 of the Qur’an, discussing the story of Musa (as), how everything in life ties into the examples in the story of Khidr in Surah Kahf, the difference between qada and qadar, the power to change, the importance of knowledge plus the strength of iman, and submitting to God.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an✨

What are two other names of Surat al-Isra?
A. Subhan & Bani Israel
B. Muqadasa & Tawakul
C. None of the above


0:00 – Highlights
📌 0:59 – Today’s trivia and intro

📌 2:56 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on verse 21 of Surah Maryam
4:10 – Qadar vs. qada’

📌 8:24 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on Surah Taha, verses 14-18
9:30 – Prayer
11:10 – Don’t let anything take you away from Allah
11:45 – Allah is able to do all things

📌 14:41 – Sh. Yaser Birjas reflects on the story of Musa (as)
16:39 – Why qadar is hidden
17:55 – Dealing with the unknown
18:38 – Answers in Surah Kahf

📌 21:06 – Reflections
22:18 – Strength to move on
25:00 – Wishing to know qadar

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Sh. Yaser Birjas

Sh. Yaser Birjas

Advisor | Valedictorian of the class of 1996 from Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shariah (Fiqh and Usul). Chair of Dept. of Islamic Law and Theory at Al-Maghrib Institute.

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.