Enlightenment and Islam

In the video, embedded above, we look at verses 39:9 and 95:4, of the Holy Quran, to show that human beings were created to use their intellect and any nation which resorts to simple ‘taqlid’ (just following someone from the past) is going to intellectually degrade and fall behind others.

Man is the Best of All Creatures

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
95:1 By the fig and the olive!
95:2 And mount Sinai!
95:3 And this city made secure!—
95:4 Certainly We created man in the best make.
95:5 Then We render him the lowest of the low,
95:6 Except those who believe and do good; so theirs is a reward never to be cut off.
95:7 So who can give the lie to thee after (this) about the Judgment?
95:8 Is not Allah the Best of the Judges?

In this Khutba Brother Talha recites Chapter 95 (Al Tin – The Fig) of the Holy Quran and then gives a detailed analysis of the Chapter.