About The Book
The Endless Banquet (Volume Two) is the second part of Shaykh Hamzah Abdul Malik’s reading guide to help the average person understand the broader meanings of the Qur’an. This book picks up where The Endless Banquet (Volume I) left off, and explains each Surah of the middle third of the Qur’an by grouping its ayat together according to shared themes, to help you study its fundamental meanings and their connections with one another. It is followed by The Endless Banquet (Volume III), which covers Juz 21-30.
The Endless Banquet (Volume Two) will help you discover:
Juz 11 to 20
The benefits of the Qur’an’s repetition of certain phrases, & stories, albeit with different variations & details
The wisdom of ayat shift from discussions of law to stories, to theological arguments, to descriptions of heaven and hell
Connections between each Surah
The wisdom & significance in the order of the Surahs
How each Juz is divided upon overarching themes
The context in which certain ayat were revealed & why these verses are still relevant today
The Endless Banquet is designed to help you develop a deeper appreciation for the Qur’an - especially the parts which most people don’t ordinarily read. This will increase your sense of wonder and awe at the Qur’an, so that you may seek to learn more, and be inspired to ask new questions about Allah’s final revelation. As you become more familiar with its subtleties, your personal relationship with the Qur’an will naturally grow stronger, if Allah wills.
Each chapter of The Endless Banquet covers one Juz. Written in easy-to-understand language, this book aims to inspire a new generation of readers of the Qur’an, among Muslims who are comfortable reading and speaking English.
The Endless Banquet was written in the hope that the Qur’an may open the hearts of all who read it, and to help you become inspired by its meanings, its relevance to the present day, and its connections to the human condition and to your own life. The Endless Banquet will help you to rekindle your love for the Qur’an, if Allah wills.show more