Lessons from the Quran

The Stories of the Prophets


The events in the lives of the prophets teach lessons that are applicable to all human beings. But how do we apply them to modern times? And how are the stories in the Quran different from how they are in the Bible?

Lecture 1: Adam - Vice Regency and the Nature of Human Beings
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 44 minutes 45 seconds

Dr. Hathout explains what it means to be God’s viceregent on earth.

  • The importance of knowledge and freedom of choice.
  • The origin of Iblis.
  • Eve and gender equality.

Lecture 2: Ibrahim: The Father Figure of Religion
Time: 53 minutes 49 seconds

The lecture focuses on three aspects of Prophet Ibrahim’s life:

  • Early youth.
  • Prophet Ibrahim’s style and character.
  • The legacy of Prophet Ibrahim.

Lecture 3: Muhammad: The Hijra
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 55 minutes 55 seconds

This lecture focuses on three aspects of the Hijra:

  • The mission
  • The hostility
  • The final chapter

Lecture 4: Noah
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 1 hour 1 minute 57 seconds

What was Prophet Noah’s message and how did his people react? Dr. Hathout focuses on Prophet Noah’s reaction to his people and the importance of letting the past go and focusing on the future.

Lecture 5: Moses (Part 1)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 44 minutes 55 seconds

Although the story of Prophet Moses focuses on the Israelites, the message is for all people. A four part lecture discussing:

  • The early life of Moses and its significance.
  • The message.
  • Preparation for prophethood.
  • The battle with Pharaoh and the similarities to today.
  • The effect of oppression on the human soul.
  • The power of spreading fear and the importance of public opinion.

Lecture 6: Moses (Part 2)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 54 minutes 15 seconds
Lecture 7: Moses (Part 3)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 43 minutes 55 seconds
Lecture 8: Moses (Part 4)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 47 minutes 37 seconds
Lecture 9: Yusuf (Part 1)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 50 minutes 50 seconds

In this four part lecture, Dr. Hathout discusses how being imprisoned affected Prophet Yusuf’s spirit. We learn that despair was not an option for Prophet Yusuf and that people of faith will accomplish their mission regardless of circumstances. We also learn from Prophet Yusuf that all food things come from God but when we seek aid, we do so from God alone rather from those who hold power over us.

Lecture 10: Yusuf (Part 2)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 41 minutes 20 seconds
Lecture 11: Yusuf (Part 3)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 46 minutes 43 seconds
Lecture 12: Yusuf (Part 4)
Dr. Maher Hathout
Time: 34 minutes 51 seconds