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Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents:

CHAPTER 16 - SURAH AL-NAHL (THE BEE)
 
with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad*

Date: Tuesday 29th November 2011
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB
 
Surah al-Nahl (the Bee) is the 16th Chapter of the Qur’an named
after a reference to the bee in verse 68 of the Surah where we
are told that Allah inspires the bee in making honey. The Qur’an
describes both the Qur’an itself and honey as ‘healing’ (shifa)
for the spiritual and physical ailments of mankind. This Sürah
presents very convincing proofs of the oneness of God (Tawheed)
and refutation of association partners with Him (Shirk) based
on clear ‘signs’ in the universe and in people’s own creation.
The Surah enumerates many of the blessings (Ni’mah) of Allah
and repeatedly mentions this theme: “If you count the blessings
of Allah, you will not be able to enumerate it” (v.18), “Whatever
blessings you have, it is from Allah” (v.53) and “They recognize
the blessings of Allah but deny it” (v.83).

Among the numerous blessings enumerated in this Surah are
Divine Revelation (v.2), creation of heavens and earth (v.3),
creation of humans (v.4), cattle providing food, clothing
and transport (v.8), water (v.10), plants (v.11), subjugation
of the universe to human beings (v.12), adornment of the
earth (v.13), the sea (v.14), mountains (v.15), stars (v.16),
rain (v.65), milk (v.66), spouses (v.72), faculties of
understanding (v.78), birds (v.79), homes (v.80) and
food (v.114). In Surah Ibrahim that we studied previously,
Allah says: “If you are grateful, I will give you more.
But if you are ungrateful, then My punishment is severe” (14:7).
Towards the end of this Surah, we are told that Prophet Ibrahim
was chosen by God because he was “grateful for His blessings”
(Shakir li An’umih) [v.121].
 
In this session of the monthly Journey Through the
Qur’an series, we will examine the history, structure
and guidance provided in this Surah and the
contemporary relevance.

All welcome - Notes included
Please bring a copy of the Quran and pray mat

Attendance of previous sessions not necessary
and no pre-requiste knowledge required.

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