2010-07 Quran and Iqbal: Surah Yusuf

posted Mar 11, 2011, 12:00 AM by Irfan Hyder   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 3:54 AM ]

Conducted by Khurram Ali Shafique

This is a three-hour session consisting of an eye-opening discussion on Surah Yusuf (Chapter 12 of the Quran) with an aim of seeking insights from the Quran into literature, life and ideas. Muslims have long considered the story of Joseph (Hazrat Yusuf) as told in the Quran is considered to be “the best of the stories” (a phrase that occurs in the Surah itself). Almost all great writers of Muslim literature, including Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, Abdur Rahman Jami and Allama Iqbal, have been particularly influenced by this segment of the Holy Book. This session, which has been a great success on many previous occasions, is being repeated on popular demand. Participants are requested to bring their own copy of translation of the Surah (preferably with Arabic text), since the session is discussion-based.