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Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents:

CHAPTER 26 - SURAH ASH-SHU'ARA (‘THE POETS’)’

with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad*

Date: Tuesday 9th October 2012
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB

Surah al-Shu’ara (The Poets) is the 26th Chapter of the Holy Quran.
The name is derived from a reference to the poets mentioned at the
end of the Surah. This chapter was revealed in the middle Makkan
phase of the Prophet’s mission.

At the time when the Quran was revealed in 7th century Arabia, there
were great advances made in poetry and Arab tribes took pride in the
compositions of their poets. The ‘Seven Odes’ (Sab’a Mu’allaqat) of
the pre-Islamic age that were hung on the Ka’bah are very well known.
Against this backdrop, the Quran was a miracle which repeatedly challenged
its opponents to produce even a short chapter like the Quran if they did
not believe in its Divine origin. This was a challenge impossible for
the Prophet’s opponents and they simply dismissed the Quran as being
poetry and the Prophet as being a poet. The Quran dismisses this claim
and in Surah Yasin (36) it says that it is not befitting for the Prophet
to be a poet.

In this Surah, the stories of ancient Prophets are recounted in a
unique style captivating the audience and at the same time warning
the Prophet’s opponents that the same fate may befall them if they
refused to accept this message as in the case of the earlier prophets.
Then the Quran compares and contrasts the outlook and lifestyle of the
Prophet with that of the poets to show that the Quran cannot be poetry
but it is the very words of the Creator.

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 its
contemporary relevance.


All welcome - Notes included
Please bring a copy of the Quran and pray mat for asr/ maghrib.

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