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 Al-Buruj In the final ayat of Surah Al-Buruj, an extremely forgiving and intensely loving Allah tells believers who were persecuted for His sake that their suffering has cleansed them of all their sins. In his interpretation, Ustadh Nouman makes a connection between Allah's grand throne and the Quran, both of which are described as "majeed" (noble). Allah does not promise to destroy those who deny Him, but has instead sent His majestic Quran to guide them back towards him and give them a chance to repent. 2017-06-03
This Khutbah was recorded in Irving on 03/24/2017. In this khutbah Nouman Ali Khan focuses on the last ayah of Surah Al-Hajj, where Allah asks us to struggle in a way that is worthy of Him. Even though this seems impossible, Allah makes it easier for us with a reminder that each one of us was carefully chosen to be Muslim because we are capable of things that we are not even aware of. We learn from the legacy of Ibrahim (AS) that whatever difficulties we face, Allah will make them easy the way He has eased the hardships of Ibrahim, the one prophet whose trials are unparalleled. As Muslims today, we have become a target, but Allah has chosen us specifically because we are best qualified to withstand these hardships. That is our purpose and the more sincere we are in our struggle for Allah, the more He will ease our burdens.
Surah Al-Inshiqaq In the first five ayat of Surah Al-Inshiqaq Allah paints one of the most powerful pictures of nature in the entire Quran. Ustadh Nouman explains in depth the scene on the Day of Judgment when the sky tears open and the earth can no longer bear the burden of everything inside it. The idea that nature is this wild beast that Allah has held back is a recurring theme in the Quran and here, Allah describes how nature will react once He it hears Allah's permission. 2017-06-02 - Ramadan 2017
Jumuah Khutbah What is it that we celebrate in Ramadan? In this inspiring khutbah on the eve of the Holy Month, Ustadh Nouman takes us back to the story of Adam (AS) who was so dignified by Allah that He spoke to him directly. But even though Allah dismissed Adam from janna, He promised to give him a way back up through repeated guidance. Allah promised those who follow this guidance that they will know no fear or sadness in this life. The last time this promise was fulfilled was when Allah sent his final message, the Quran. In Ramadan Allah revealed his extended rope from the sky to the earth to teach us that there is hope, no matter how lost we feel or how far we have fallen. Ramadan is the opportunity Allah gave us to celebrate our connection with Him. 2017-06-02 - Ramadan 2017
Surah Al-Mutaffifin In this talk Ustadh Nouman explains how the state of believers in janna is contrasted with the fate of those who spread injustice and deny Allah's message. When they die, their good souls will join the most exalted angels, who will show them their good deeds, guaranteeing that they will enjoy Allah's endless gifts in janna after resurrection. Allah describes how on that day, they will look down and laugh at those who mocked them in this life, satisfied to know that justice has been served. 2017-06-01
Surah Al-Infitar When we stand before Allah on the Day of Reckoning, we will know what we had âsent aheadâ: the good deeds we did in this life that will be waiting to vouch for us when we most need them. Every decision we take, explains Ustadh Nouman, is recorded with Allah, waiting for us to read on our own. 2017-05-31
Surah At-Takwir On Judgment Day we are not only accountable for what we know we did in this life, but also for the consequences of each and every action, whether good or bad. Ustadh Nouman says that on that day it is the weight of those ramifications that will either send us to janna or to jahannam. 2017-05-30
Surah 'abasa Some people ask: Why do I need Islam? In his explanation of the concept of âistighnaaâ (feeling self-sufficient and in no need of anything) Ustadh Nouman teaches that deep down inside us there is something that is hungry for spiritual fulfilment. The role of the spiritual is that it guides our emotional and physical needs and keeps us in balance. 2017-05-29
Surah An-Naziat Summing up his eye-opening interpretation of Surah An-Nazi'at, Ustadh Nouman offers this unique commentary on the perfectly symmetrical structure of the surah. He explains how its six distinct sections parallel each other both thematically and linguistically in a way that reinforces Allah's indisputable authorship of the Quran. 2017-05-28
Surah An-Naba Allah structured Surah An-Naba in perfect literary symmetry centered on Judgment Day. In this video Ustadh Nouman explains how those who sarcastically question the afterlife in the beginning of the surah, are left speechless on the Day they had denied throughout a life spent in forgetfulness and disobedience. 2017-05-27
Jumuah Khutbah at the Bayyinah Institute on May 26, 2017. The power of duaa can't be overstated. The profound supplication Musa (AS) made at one of the weakest moments of his life is an inspiring example of this, as Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan reminds us in this khutbah. After growing up in Pharaohâs court, Musa suddenly finds himself a fugitive from the law and roams the desert until he reaches Madian. Desperate, he asks his creator for help and vows to take anything He provides. But that's not all. He also hopes for forgiveness for the sin he committed by doing as much good as he can in the world. At that very moment the entire course of his life changes. The lesson learnt is that we must understand the way duaa works and know that the sincerity of our duaa is measured according to how far we accept what Allah provides with gratitude, no matter how little it seems, and to always help others more desperate than us.
One of the most misunderstood ayat of the Quran is in Surah An-Nisaa. This is a classic example of how a passage, taken out of context leads to false claims against the word of Allah. In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan stresses that we can't read aya 34 without considering what came before and after it. He teaches us that the idea of a man's âqawamaâ over a woman has nothing to do with authority and everything to do with being a constant caretaker and supporter of women. We only need to look at the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and how he treated his wives to learn that hitting was never a part of it.
In Surah An-Nisaa Nouman Ali Khan teaches us about how Allah warns against jealousy and envy. It is what drove iblis out of His grace and what led Cain to kill Abel. When this feeling rests in the heart, it affects all aspects of life and make it hard to be grateful for all of Allah's gifts. Yet in this ayah, Allah also provides the perfect solution: we must stop comparing ourselves to others and focus on asking Him directly for what you want. This will open the doors to internal peace and security, and is proof of our complete trust in Allah's grace.
Khutbah By Nouman Ali Khan - Purify Your Faith Surah Al-Ankabout was revealed at the height of Muslim persecution in Mecca and, according to Nouman Ali Khan, mentally prepared Muslims for their immigration to Medina. Its opening aya is a profound lesson about what we often forget at times of distress. Allah reminds us that true believers will be thoroughly tested in their faith, just as gold must be exposed to extreme heat in order to be purified. Muslims suffering under the current circumstances must remember that they have protesting the violation of their civil rights ever since Allahâs message was revealed. Allah will give protection to those who struggle, those who show confidence in Him and do not flinch in bearing the responsibility of upholding the religion.
A central theme in Surah An-Nur is marriage and the main criteria for choosing a spouse. Nouman Ali Khan stresses that it is imperative in this day and age for parents to realise that the world their children live in today is completely different from theirs when they were growing up. Young people must have the freedom to meet in a dignified manner and parents must open the doors to what is halal when their children are ready for marriage because if they donât they are, in fact, flinging the doors to the impermissible wide open. Prophet Muhammed sought refuge from an Ummah full of single men and women who are unable to get married out of social and financial concerns.