How do modern Muslims maintain a spiritual connection with Allah and how do they address major challenges facing the ummah today? These questions and more are answered by Nouman Ali Khan, with his profound engagement with the Qur'an, in this inspiring collection of reminders that exhort us to remember our place in this world.
In this approachable work of tafsir (exegesis of the Qur'an), Khan (Divine Speech) wields his mastery of the Arabic language to teach about Islam on a practical, everyday level. Khan's essays are charming and simple in their prose, and simultaneously deep in substance. Throughout, he attempts to help readers grasp a grander spiritual outlook on heaven, earth, and eternal life that also assists them in adopting a quotidian Islamic faith and practice. Addressing topics as diverse as leadership, prayer, finances, terrorism, and music, Khan deftly guides readers to reconsider their thoughts, words, and deeds in light of passages from the Qur'an, which he dissects according to context and the deeper meaning of Arabic expressions. His profound explanations of disarmingly simple words and phrases is by far the book's greatest strength, as it opens up the world of the Qur'an in a way few other sermonic texts do. This book will no doubt prove popular as a devotional work for the faithful Muslim reader, and it might also benefit those who want to understand what it means to be Muslim beyond the headlines and in the midst of modern life.