Heavenly Hues: Thematic Tafsir | Shaykh Yaser Birjas

At last! Put a Light to the darkness. 
Let the Qur’an transform your life.

Take a moment to reflect upon the role the Qur’an plays in your life. Compare your priorities with the priorities Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has set. Do you know what they are? Are you falling short? 

At the time the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Arabia was a relatively unknown and desolate place. Yet, within 23 short years, the entire region was transformed – from barren to blessed; the land of the Arabs became the land of the Qur’an — a fountain of knowledge and light, a civilization that would be unmatched in its social, economic and political success. What was it that sparked this revolution? It was none other than the Qur’an.But what of us? What place does the Qur’an occupy in our lives and hearts? What would happen if you took ownership of your actions and sought to understand the Qur’an? What would change if you began to look at the Qur’an as more than a ‘book’, and more as a manual to your life – as a set of guidelines that shapes your actions, and conditions your thoughts?

The result would be Miraculous.

So, what is it that is holding you back? The only thing holding you back from truly understanding the Qur’an the way it was meant to be understood is yourself.

“then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon (their) hearts?”

Dear Seeker of Knowledge,

You know that there is more to the Qur’an than reciting it half-heartley in your prayers. That it deserves more from you than flipping through its pages dreary eyed in Ramadan because that’s what is expected of you? Has not the time come to enliven the Qur’an? The time has come to stop wishing…and start living.The knowledge is here, are you willing to seize it?

“the purpose of tafseer is to elaborate the principles which the Qur’an came to clarify….”The time has come for you understand what Allah aza wa jal is telling you… 

  • About TAWHEED and the Concept of God.
  • About who determines the LAWS that govern your life
  • About the people of the past and what we can LEARN from them
  • About ETHICS and Social Responsibility and how the Qur’an has the potential to completely TRANSFORM your community and the entire world!

We all agree that the Qur’an is a message to Mankind, but what is at the heart of this message? What is Allah telling us? Heavenly Hues: Thematic Tafseer will not only allow you to understand the reason for the Qur’an’s revelation, it will pinpoint the most important aspects of this message by analyzing verses based on their overarching themes. You will come away from this seminar understanding the objective of the Qur’an and the role it plays in defining your life.

Thematic Tafseer is the “Qur’anic science which interprets different issues and themes in view of the Qur’anic objectivesthrough the study of one Surah or more; or through multiple Ayat.”

Finally! Solidify your understanding of the most powerful text in the world, and watch as your life and heart are transformed.

What’s at Stake? The cost of not knowing…This seminar will give you a weekend of in-depth study on the  major subjects and themes discussed in the Qur’an, the historical development of the science of exegesis (tafseer), and a specific look at what the Qur’an says on issues such as the purpose of life, economic, and political laws that govern a community, and moral and ethical code of the Believers. What better way to increase your knowledge than to study the Word of Allah? 

A Book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, so that they may ponder over its verses, and that men of understanding may remember[38:29]

Don’t be of those who leave behind the Qur’an!

3 Reasons you CANNOT afford to miss this seminar:

1Time is not on your side. If you’re busy now, chances are you’ll be busy later. Do not put your Deen on the backburner waiting for a more ‘convenient’ time to learn about Islam. Do not delay because there will come a Day when simply ‘not knowing’ is no longer an option.

2. Enter the EMANRUSH Zone.Take active steps to increase your knowledge of Allah by understanding His Book. There is no greater EmanRush. “And We have sent down the Book to you as an explanation for everything, a guidance, a mercy and glad tidings for Muslims”  [16:89]

3. Unparalleled Islamic knowledge, in ENGLISH! No where else will you find high quality, engaging instructors who have the knowledge and ability to transmit traditional Islamic works to an English-speaking audience without the loss of depth and impact.


Shaykh Yaser Birjas is the Head of our Islamic Law and Theory Department. Often described as the fatherly figure by students, Shaykh Yaser exudes a calm, gentle and caring demeanour that welcomes students to ask questions with awe and respect.

Shaykh Yaser started his career in Electronic Engineering in the UAE, then in Madinah where he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from the Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shari’ah (Fiqh and Usul) in 1996. He learned from various highly respected scholars such as Shaykh Mohammed Amin Al-Shanqiti and Shaykh Al-‘Uthaymin.

In 1997, he went to work as a relief program aide to rebuild war-torn Bosnia. In 2000, he immigrated to the U.S. where he served as an Imam at The Islamic Center in El Paso, Texas and a director of English programs in Da’wah and outreach for the Orland Park Prayer Center. He is currently serving as Imam of the renowned Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Irving, Texas, rapidly establishing himself as an invaluable leader of the Texan Muslim Community.

His speciality in the subject of marriage and relations made him a highly sought marriage counsellor for the Muslim community, and with four children and much experience, his parenting classes are equally popular. With his superb all-round grasp on Islamic sciences, Shaykh Yaser is welcomed eagerly in every city he teaches whether it is his Usul, Fiqh, Financial Literacy, or Relationship classes. It is no wonder that he has taught more students than any other of our instructors at AlMaghrib!