1:15 Narration of Hammad b. ‘Isa
4:50 Preliminary Points before Exegesis
12:55 Recitation of Surah al-‘Alaq
14:05 Narration on the merits of reciting Surah al-‘Alaq
14:55 Rhyme patterns in the Surah
15:50 What is the Prophet (p) being asked to recite?
20:45 Khaliqiyyah (Creatorship) & Rububiyyah (Lordship)
28:00 Major blessings mentioned in the first 5 verses
29:40 Acknowledgements required from a Muslim
31:05 Generosity of Allah
33:45 Purpose of creation (servitude) cannot be fulfilled without knowledge
34:35 Theological Argument: Necessity of Thanking the Benefactor (Wujub Shukr al-Mun’im)
38:20 Our communal failure to educate ourselves about Islam
41:40 The importance of the Qalam – the Pen.
43:10 The Islamic Civilization and Writing
45:30 Four modes of existence
48:15 We are a community of clichés
51:35 Three stages of transmission of knowledge in human civilizations
Sayyid Ali studied in the seminary of Qom from 2012 to 2021, while also concurrently obtaining a M.A in Islamic Studies from the Islamic College of London in 2018. In the seminary he engaged in the study of legal theory, jurisprudence and philosophy, eventually attending the advanced kharij of Usul and Fiqh in 2018. He is currently completing his Masters of Education at the University of Toronto and is the head of a private faith-based school in Toronto, as well as an instructor at the Mizan Institute and Mufid Seminary.