Nouman Ali Khan
Summary: Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah and serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars and Bayyinah TV. His serious Arabic training began in the U.S. in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and former principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.
Surah Ash-Sharh In this talk Ustadh Nouman teaches us that Surah Ash-Sharh is one of only four surahs in the Quran that address Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) exclusively. Here Allah consoles His beloved messenger by reminding him that He has elevated his mention within the heavens. The consoling words of Allah in the central ayat of the surah are a message of hope to the Prophet, and by extension to all believers who live their lives in the path of Allah. Allah reiterates that within difficulty there is ease. In fact it is only through trials and toil that we can taste the sweetness of ease and contentment both in this world and in the afterlife. 2017-06-14 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Ad-Duhaa Explaining the context of Surah Ad-Duhaa, Ustadh Nouman says that according to several narrations, the surah came down at a moment of sadness in Prophet Muhammad's life when no Quran was revealed to him for a few days. When the Prophet starts doubting himself and getting anxious, Allah gave him a beautiful consolation, telling him that he was wrong, that He has not abandoned him and promising him that he will reach the end of his mission and witness its results. These ayat, says Ustadh, are also a message of hope to us. They teach us that sometimes we will experience gaps in our connection with Allah, but that we can always come back. 2017-06-13 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-Layl Following the opening three oaths that compare night and day to the attributes of men and women in Surah Al-Layl, Allah transitions to the central theme of the surah. Ustadh Nouman teaches us that here Allah is saying that our efforts in this world will go in many different directions, some right and some wrong. The order of the verbs Allah uses to describe those on the correct path sums up the moral view of the Quran: If you give, are conscious of Allah and accept the ultimate beauty (al-hunsa) through an unhesitating submission to the truth itself, Allah will surely guide you along the path to janna. 2017-06-12 - Ramadan 2017
This Khutbah was recorded in Frisco on 04/21/2017. We have this common belief that when we make duaa, Allah will immediately solve our problem, otherwise He is not happy with us. In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan teaches us that this canât be further from the truth. A simple look at the trials of all the messengers of Allah will prove it: Prophet Nuh made daawa for 950 years, but those closest to him never followed; Prophet Muhammad made duaa for his uncle, but Abu Lahab continued to fight him; and Prophet Yacoub cried so much over the loss of his son Youssef that he lost his eyesight. The story of Maryam is another inspiring example. She was in such shock when the angel told her that she will have a child â to her this was the worst punishment â that she prayed to Allah that she would rather die than face humiliation in her community. As it turns out, the child who caused all that grief, Prophet Esa (AS), was the reason she is being honoured until today, hundreds of years later.
Surah Ash-Shams In this talk, Ustadh Nouman offers deep insight into an oath Allah makes in ayat 7-8 of Surah Ash-Shams. Here Allah swears by the human nafs, the self, that He created in perfect proportions. Ustadh explains how it is this nafs that Allah inspired within every human being which distinguishes us from other creatures, and that He has given it the capacity to both destroy or protect and save itself. In the context of the previous oaths comparing night and day, these powerful ayat are a metaphor for the tug-of-war between good and evil, light and darkness within ourselves; between our material and spiritual needs. Allah has created this cycle so we can navigate the trials of life, knowing that like the moon, our hearts too go through phases. This constant struggle to purify our souls is the natural order of things. 2017-06-11 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-Balad Ustadh Nouman explains the heart of Surah Al-Balad. Here Allah asks a rhetorical question to the disbelievers of Quraish in Mecca who have shamelessly violated Allahâs sacred land and His messenger Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Can you not see the truth, Allah asks, challenging them to come up with language to match the Quran. Just as He guides the newborn to its motherâs milk, Allah has endowed us with the capacity to choose the right path, but often people refuse to take the difficult road that will ultimately lead to eternal comfort. 2017-06-10 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-Fajr - Part 2 The last four ayat of Surah Al-Fajr are arguably some of the most beautiful in the entire Quran. In this talk Ustadh Nouman explains the meaning of the "tranquil" spirit that Allah has honored and has asked to return to Him on the Day of Resurrection. This section is also connected with the surah's opening ayat through its reference to Hajj. That cleansed soul which left everything behind for the sake of Allah, is now in His company, reaping the fruits of an obedient heart that has submitted itself entirely to its creator. 2017-06-09 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-Fajr - Part 1 The opening oaths of Surah Al-Fajr have been the subject of over 30 different interpretations. In this video, Ustadh Nouman outlines some of them, but focuses primarily on the one he believes is the most compelling; that these ayat are a reference to the Hajj. Here, he says, Allah evokes the spirit of the Hajj, that momentous occasion when we leave everything behind - money, status, ego - to stand before Allah, materially and spiritually naked. The day of nahr (sacrifice) is the culmination of 10 days of struggle performing the Hajj rituals, and marks the moment when we are cleansed of all our sins, ready to start a new life on the path of Allah. 2017-06-08 - Ramadan 2017
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Ustadh Nouman speaks about the 7 types of different Muslims.
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Surah Al-Ghashiyah In this talk, Ustadh Nouman explains the heart of Surah Al-Ghashiyah where Allah urges disbelievers to contemplate the world around them with humility. It is as if Allah is telling us to take advantage of the journey we are still on in this world because only then can we be prepared for the life that is coming. Allah then addresses Prophet Muhammad, telling him that since Allah has given every human the capacity to arrive at the truth on his own, his sole responsibility is to keep on reminding people. 2017-06-07 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-A'la - Part 2 In this talk, Ustadh Nouman explains Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Aâla. Here Allah promises Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) to make things easy for him and give him the power to withstand the difficulties ahead. The beauty of this ayah stems from the context in which it was revealed in the early years of the daâwa. When Muslims were being persecuted harshly by Quraish, the ayah was a premonition of pending relief. The universal message Allah is sending us, is that we will continue to face difficulties in life but that through our imaan, He will give us the ability to deal with them. 2017-06-06 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-A'la - Part 1 Ustadh Nouman delves into the core of what it means to do "tasbeeh", to declare the perfection of Allah's name. He explains how it is completely different from saying that Allah is perfect, stressing that it is inappropriate to make up your own names for Allah. There is a certain decorum we must follow when addressing our creator and revelation will teach us what the parameters are. 2017-06-05 - Ramadan 2017
In this talk, Ustadh Nouman explains the second half of Surah At-Tariq, where Allah takes an oath by the power of rain falling from the sky. Just as rain benefits the earth, revelation benefits humanity and brings dead hearts back to life. The Quran separates truth from falsehood and good from evil. In contrast with the first part of the surah where Allah describes the weakness of humans whom He created from a drop of liquid, these ayat emphasize the decisive power of revelation. 2017-06-04 - Ramadan 2017