Ayah 163
And your god is one God. There is no
deity [worthy of worship] except Him,
the Entirely Merciful, the Especially
Merciful.
Created
Us
Nurtured
Us
Guided
Us
Obey
Him
Favored
Us
Ayah 164
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and
the alternation of the night and the day, and the
[great] ships which sail through the sea with that
which benefits people, and what Allah has sent
down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to
the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing
therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His]
directing of the winds and the clouds controlled
between the heaven and the earth are signs for a
people who use reason.
RESEARCH CONNECTION
• Muslims going into the research sciences to
explore the signs and creation of Allah
• Better able to make connections with the
Qu’ran
• Investigate, research: Come up with the
correct conclusions 
Evolution, Big Bang and Islam
• What is our perspective?
– Species change over time
– There is survival of the fittest
– Passing on stronger genes
– Origin of Species (Adam and Hawa)
– ALLAH SWT MAKES THIS ALL HAPPEN 
Idraak
Shallow
Perception
Rushd
Deeper
Understanding
‫عقل‬
So the one who has given us
everything, we too should give
everything of ours to Him.
Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites
of sacrifice, my living and my
dying are for Allāh, Lord of the
worlds.
[al-An’aam: 162]
Ayah 165
And [yet], among the people are those who take
other than Allah as equals [to Him]. They love
them as they [should] love Allah . But those
who believe are stronger in love for Allah . And
if only they who have wronged would consider
[that] when they see the punishment, [they
will be certain] that all power belongs to Allah
and that Allah is severe in punishment.
ِّ‫َك ُحبِّ َاّلل‬
Just as
Believers
Love Allah
As Allah
should be
loved
More Intensely
love Allah than
disbelievers
love false gods
More Intensely
love Allah than
others love
Allah
Source: Ibn Taimiyyah
Recitation of Quran with Tadabbar
Voluntary deeds of righteousness.
Continuous Zikr of Allah.
Giving precedence to what Allah likes over
one’s desires and whims.
Heart remains avid of Allah’s names and
attributes.
Source: Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Observing Allah’s kindness favors and bounties both
hidden and manifest
Heart being soft subdued and meek before Allah
Being alone with Allah in the last part of the night
reading Quran and doing Istighfar
Company of the sincere righteous and benefiting from
their speech.
Staying away from all sins which become a curtain
between you and Allah.
Source: Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet
said When Allah loves a servant, He calls
out Jibril and says: “ I love so and so; so
love him.” Then Jibril loves him. After
that he (Jibril) announces to the
inhabitants of heavens that Allah loves so
and so; so love him. Then the inhabitants
of heaven ( angels) also love him and then
make people of the earth love him.
Bukhari and Muslim
O Allah! I ask of You Your love, the
love of whoever loves You and the love
of those deeds which would draw me
to attaining Your love.
Worship
Favors
Love
Love is the foundation of worship
Ayah 166
[And they should consider that] when
those who have been followed
disassociate themselves from those who
followed [them], and they [all] see the
punishment, and cut off from them are
the ties [of relationship]
Ayah 167
Those who followed will say, "If only we had
another turn [at worldly life] so we could
disassociate ourselves from them as they
have disassociated themselves from us."
Thus will Allah show them their deeds as
regrets upon them. And they are never to
emerge from the Fire.
Too Late!!
The reality is that the
object or the person
we turn to has no
power, no authority.
Ayah 168
O mankind, eat from whatever is on
earth [that is] lawful and good
and do not follow the footsteps of
Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear
enemy.
‫َطي ًبا‬
Tangible
Intangible
Being overweight can place you at increased risk of
coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke,
type II diabetes, Abnormal blood fats, cancer,
osteoarthritis, reproductive problems, and gallstones.
(National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Obligated to take care of our bodies and be
healthy: Seen in many ways – Prohibited from
Alcohol, smoking, suicide, etc…
Imaam Nawawi: Prophet (PBUH) was reported
to have said: “Your body has a right over you,
your eye has a right over you, your wife has a
right over you, and your visitor has a right over
you…”
Wisdom in the Diet that Allah (SWT) has
intended for us
Shirk & Kufr
Bid’a
Major Sins
Engaging
with Less
Virtuous
Things
Busy with
Permissible
Act
Minor Sins
Army of
Humans &
Devils
Source: When Wolves become Shepherds: Devil’s Dawah Techniques
Ayah 169
He only orders you to evil and
immorality and to say about Allah
what you do not know.
‫َوالْ َف ْح َِّشاء‬
Major
Sins
ِّ‫ِبل ُّسوء‬
Minor
Sins
In 1997 Dr. Sitt and her husband were invited to
Wisconsin’s Appleton Central Alternative High School,
where a full time policeman patrolled the halls. Guns,
fights, and poor performance were rife.
The Stitts replaced soda machines and sugar laden
cafeteria food (including artificial colors and corn syrup)
with water and wholesome fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, and proteins. Within three months the police
officer had little to do. The children’s behavior changed
dramatically and was so consistently good the
superintendent of the entire school district of 15,000
students took note and made all his schools change to
wholesome food.
Ayah 170
And when it is said to them, "Follow what
Allah has revealed," they say, "Rather, we
will follow that which we found our
fathers doing." Even though their fathers
understood nothing, nor were they
guided?
‫اّلل‬
ُِّ َ ‫َأ َنزل‬
Qur’an
Sunnah
Commands
Itteba’
In Aqeedah
In Qawl
In Fael
“The choices you make
today will determine your
tomorrow; choose wisely!”
Karen Dougherty
Will we still follow the ways
of our forefathers, even if
they are illogical and based
on Allah’s disobedience?
Ayah 171
The example of those who disbelieve is like
that of one who shouts at what hears
nothing but calls and cries cattle or
sheep - deaf, dumb and blind, so they do
not understand.
Example of Cattle…
Clip: Boona Mohammad
“Signs”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPVNkGmO70
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