Tafseer Surah Noor – Durban

Tafseer Surah Noor

The Divine Light

Durban, South Africa

Sunday, 4th August, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Suleman Lockhat Auditorium – 222 Kenilworth Rd, Sydenham, Berea, 4091

Sheikh Bilal Ismail

Reflections & Lessons from Surah Noor

Join us on a transformative journey as we delve deep into the profound meanings and timeless wisdom contained within Surah Noor. This 1-day course offers an immersive exploration of Surah Noor, also known as “The Light,” focusing on reflections and lessons.

Surah Noor is a chapter in the Holy Quran that holds immense significance, addressing various aspects of personal conduct, ethics, relationships, and societal principles. Through analysis of the verses, this course aims to uncover the hidden gems and practical lessons in this illuminating chapter.

Throughout the course, we will meticulously study the historical context, linguistic nuances, and thematic threads of Surah Noor. Guided by Sheikh Bilal Ismail, you will gain a deep understanding of the wisdom behind the revelation while also exploring the relevance of its teachings in the contemporary world.

Key topics covered in this course include:

1. Introduction to Surah Noor: Exploring the background, placement, and significance of Surah Noor within the Quranic framework.

2. Themes and Structure: Analyzing the central themes and structure of Surah Noor, and understanding the interconnectedness of its verses.

3. Light and Darkness: Unpacking the metaphorical use of light and darkness in Surah Noor, and their profound spiritual and moral implications.

4. Modesty and Chastity: Delving into the concepts of modesty, chastity, and ethical conduct as elucidated in Surah Noor.

5. Social Etiquette: Examining the guidelines for interaction, etiquette, and good manners within society, as prescribed by Surah Noor.

6. Consequences of False Accusations: Understanding the severe consequences of false accusations and the importance of evidence and justice.

7. Nurturing a Virtuous Society: Exploring the principles and practices that foster a virtuous and righteous community, as emphasized in Surah Noor.

8. Practical Application: Discussing practical ways to implement the teachings of Surah Noor in our daily lives and engage with its transformative message.

By the end of this course, you will have gained a deep understanding of Surah Noor’s teachings and be equipped with valuable insights to navigate the challenges of modern life while upholding the principles of faith, morality, and social responsibility. Join us on this enlightening journey to uncover the divine guidance encapsulated within Surah Noor.

“This is˺ a sûrah which We have revealed and made ˹its rulings˺ obligatory, and revealed in it clear commandments so that you may be mindful.”

[Surah An-Noor, 24:1]

What You Will Learn

  • Gain In-depth Knowledge: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of Surah Noor, its historical context, structure, and key themes, enabling you to explore its verses with depth and insight.
  • Interpretation Skills: Develop the ability to analyze and interpret the verses of Surah Noor using appropriate tafseer methodologies, linguistic analysis, and contextual understanding.
  • Moral and Ethical Understanding: Explore the moral and ethical teachings of Surah Noor, such as modesty, chastity, truthfulness, justice, and social responsibility, and learn how to apply them in personal and societal contexts.
  • Cultivate Spiritual Reflection: Engage in reflective practices to deepen your spiritual connection with Surah Noor, contemplating its profound meanings and drawing closer to Allah through its guidance.
  • Contemporary Relevance: Explore the timeless relevance of Surah Noor’s teachings in the modern world, examining their application in contemporary issues and challenges faced by individuals and societies.
  • Character Development: Foster personal growth and character development by incorporating the values and principles highlighted in Surah Noor into your daily life, enhancing your conduct, manners, and relationships.
  • Social Impact: Understand the societal implications of Surah Noor, such as promoting harmony, modesty, chastity, justice, and strong community ties, and explore ways to positively contribute to society based on its teachings.
  • Cultivate a Love for Quranic Studies: Nurture a deep appreciation and love for the Quran as a whole, recognizing its beauty, wisdom, and transformative power through the study of Surah Noor.
  • Application and Integration: Develop practical strategies to implement the teachings of Surah Noor in daily life, fostering personal growth, and contributing positively to society.

Sheikh Bilal Ismail

Born in South Africa, he memorized the Quran at a young age then went on to complete a BA in Islamic Law from the University of Madinah.

He joined the AlKauthar Institute team in 2008 and has taught over 100 AlKauthar weekend seminars in over 20 cities around the world. Over the past few years, he has spent extensive time travelling and researching Islamic history from numerous sources.

He accompanies our Knowledge Hive groups as the main tutor for lessons on Islamic history.

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