NOAH AND “THE MOST ABJECT AMONG US”

The conversation between Prophet Noah, upon him peace, and the chiefs is throughout the Quran from various angles and perspectives. Each perspective sheds light on one aspect of the conversation.

He said, “My Lord, indeed I invited my people [to truth] night and day. But my invitation increased them not except in flight. And indeed, every time I invited them that You may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their garments, persisted, and were arrogant with [great] arrogance. Then I invited them publicly. Then I announced to them and [also] confided to them secretly And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.’”

(Quran 71:5-10)

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In chapter 5 of my book, I shared some reflections on the resolute prophets and dealing with rejection. Do you agree with those reflections given the communication in this chapter of the Quran? Why or why not?

The video will discuss chapter 6 and review the following sections:

  • Noah and “The Most Abject Among Us”
  • We Are Not in Control
  • Speaking Truth to Power Is Not About Results

Noah, upon him peace, is one of the most resolute prophets. He showed tremendous resolve, yet, again, no utopia and only 80 people followed him.

I have been writing on these ideas over a span of many years via blogs or posts, highlighting what I learn from verses from the Quran, current events, advice from counselors, or talks by teachers. It was compiled in my book which was published in 2020. These ideas were discussed very early on via many blogs before Yasmin Mogahed made a name for herself.

Parts of this video were plagiarized by Yasmin Mogahed in her videos, books, and talks. I have no problem if the person taking the ideas is doing so to help others or sharpen their argument in face of an oppressor. However, it is unethical to take other people’s ideas and work without giving credit or attribution to promote oneself, books, and gain fame and status. Please ask Yasmin Mogahed to stop plagiarizing my writings.

Fadwa Wazwaz
Fadwa Wazwaz

Fəd-wə Wəz-wəz is a Palestinian-American born in Jerusalem, Palestine and raised in the US. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She is an author of God Intervenes Between A Person And Their Heart: Key Lessons From The Prophets. 

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