14 Ramadan 1433(8/03/2012)

Qur'an Readings:

36:20 a man came running in defense of the messengers and the people rejected him.  He became martyred. He didn't come to replace the messengers but to defend them.


Duties of messenger are not to ask for recompense because. The message must be proclaimed 'as is'

1) message would be compromised because they're afraid of being fired

2) ulterior motive, Satan could use it against them.  This man is vaguely saying the truth but he has another motive.


Peoples' god is whoever or whatever they think about the most and talk about the most in public and private.

Side Topics / Branches: guidance. Leave it to you to deal with Quran verses dealing with the topic of guidance. It is VERY important. Opening verses of chapter 2. Mission of Quran.

Lack of doubt could refer to Quran itself OR guidance

If we're not guided aright we won't know the way

014.024 MAIN VERSE Under discussion
YUSUFALI: Do you not see how Allaah sets forth a parable? - A goodly word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens,- of its Lord. So Allaah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition.