What It Means When Allah Asks Us to “Think” in the Quran – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

A portion from a talk delivered to a group of Muslims at Harvard University.

In the full length lecture, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi summarizes his doctoral dissertation, which dealt with the relationship between the intellect and the Qur’an, and adds some practical observations about the problems of assuming ‘rationality’ can always be infallible.

I cut out a portion from the full lecture to highlight an important point. Many extreme liberal Muslims misinterpret the meaning of “thinking” in the Qur’an to justify their unorthodox and incoherent opinions. They understand the command “to think” in the Qur’an as an open game to interpret the religion as one sees fit without limitations. This is completely erroneous.

Dr. Yasir Qadhi does a good job here to clarify what it actually means when Allah asks us to think in the Qur’an.

For the complete lecture, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMeNqqwDimI

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