Commentaries on Selected Verses (Part 1 of 6)

Commentaries on Selected Verses (Part 1 of 6)
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Shaykh Fadhlalla says, in the Academy of Self knowledge, referred to as ASK, we have 3 modules (later called, courses). The first one is self knowledge. It is to do with the self. Who are you? Where are you going? What is the next life? What is this life? Why can't you constantly have in you that self-reliance and contentment and happiness? How can you continue your outer interaction with the world with inner equanimity and balance and peace?

It is all from the Qur'an and the way of the Prophet, but we have deliberately dealt with it in the Academy without constant reference to Qur'anic ayahs or the Prophetic traditions or teachings because we want the teachings to be accessible to those who are not necessarily conversed or familiar with the Islamic culture or the Qur'an or Arabic.

He says, in the next 5 sessions, we will cover all the teachings we have presented in the ASK lessons in module 1 (course 1), entirely from the source, so those who are muslims, those who believe in the Qur'an and in the revealed knowledges can see that it is founded on the Book. This is module 2. To get the whole picture you have to listen to all the 6 talks.

An ayah from the Qur'an is read, its translation is given, and then Shaykh Fadhlalla gives an explanation.