Channel: Aarij Anwer
Series: Aarij Anwer - Qur’an for Teens
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Okay, so here is the first question What is the next surah after Al Baqarah the next surah after Al Baqarah is the correct answer is Allah Emraan okay so good job you get you all got that right 100 Allah
you don't see the poll Okay. What is the question for God scratch what is okay so the question is what's the next surah after a Baccarat the next one after after Baccarat is you just go into the Quran and you will find that the next word is a moron. All right. So that's the correct answer. Mashallah. Good job there. Okay, next question.
Where was at Amazon revealed? Was it revealed in Makkah? Was it revealed in Medina? Or was it revealed in
in Jerusalem? Now, here's the thing. When it comes to the way we understand
or the way we categorize the right, you have to categorize it in a way so that you can understand it a little bit more. The Quran is was the possum lived in which city or which was born with city
Mokpo maccha. Right. So and he received the first revelation in four years old, is 40 years old in Makkah. Right. So the Quran was revealed in Makkah. Right, as he was 40 years old, and he received revelation. He left for Medina when he was 53. So the first 13 years of the Quran was called is called makin poron because the profit zone was based in Makkah, okay. Then the next 10 years, he was in Medina until he passed away. So that timeframe is called Medina origin. Okay, so this surah Allah moron when I say where it was revealed, we're asking which of the two errors is it going to be? And the answer is Medina.
the reason why this is important is something that's interesting is you will see that the Koran was revealed in Medina, it has like longer sutras. Longer is the Quran generally revealed in Makkah is shorter. Surah is shorter, as you know, it has a different style also has a different a different audience, right? Because the audience in Makkah is full of people who don't want to listen to the Prophet solo. It's full of people who are his enemies, his adversaries, they don't want to hear him. So the message is, according to them, and also the topic that the size of the message is short. So that those who are not wanting to listen, at least the short message can stick with them. Yeah. in
Medina, who is the audience in Medina, tell me, the hobby and companions, the companions, right? Are the companions wanting to listen to the prophet SAW them? Yes, of course, they would, they would be they're the most ecstatic to hear what the Muslim has to say. So, the message is different accordingly and also the length of it is a little longer. So that is why we discussed the so in the very beginning of the study of any surah that is something we like to talk about. Okay. Last thing is, who is a moron? Okay, so then the name here, the surah, as you can say, is Ali Imran, what does the word alley mean?
What does the word alley mean? By the way, you guys know, certainly.
The word alley means family. Okay. Very good. Okay, so this alone
the salaries on the line? Ah, so early imraan means the family of Mr.
Ali and Ron
is the family of women. Now the question is, who is a moron? Right? Who is a moron that is being referenced as in the family of Emraan? Let me just give me a sec here guys.
Yeah, so am Ron here is either like they are the four choices. Is he a prophet? Okay. Is he a Sahabi?
Is he the father of Miriam? Hmm.
Or is he
the grandfather of Jesus? Huh? Who is he? Who is a moron? That is the question. All right. So two of you said in Milan is a prophet. That is actually not the correct answer. And Milan was not a prophet.
What have you said he's a Sahabi. By the way, this is anonymous. I don't know who said what so by that when I give you guys a pool, right? Don't Don't worry about it. Like I don't actually know who said what, alright. So don't feel like I'm gonna pick on
or something. So, let's actually write out like who is a moron. So this is now. Now we're saying surah Ali, a moron, the third surah of the Quran. Okay. Now a few things about it that we just already discussed. Is it is a makan surah. Reveal us, excuse me, Medina surah.
its name. Its name is the family of Iran. Now the question of course is who is Iran? Iran is not a profit Emraan is not it's a hobby. Iran is the father of Maria. Yes, he is the father
of Miriam. And what does that also make him?
That makes him the
he's the grandfather of Jesus. He is the grandmother of Jesus. Yes.
Travel of Jesus. And he set up. Okay. So the sutra is named after the grandfather of a Salah Salaam.
Isn't that interesting?
Yes. What do you think this was gonna talk about? If it's named after the grandfather of a scientist? And now? He's gonna talk about him? He's gonna talk about him, of course. Yes. And
it's gonna also talk about people who believe in him. Hmm. And people will believe in Him not just as a prophet of God, but people will believe in Him as,
as he's the son of God, who are the people who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, Christians.
The Christians believe that correct?
Do we believe that? You know, God can have a son? Do we believe this? No, no, that is an idea that we reject. Okay.
All right. So now as you can see, this surah is going to speak about or speak to a lot of it or quite a bit of it is going to speak to the Christians.
Now, the Christians in the audience are going to be addressed, and it's a very beautiful address, and we'll see how that plays out. Okay, now, I want to ask you guys,
there is a family tree we have to draw. Okay. There's a family tree that we have to draw. He has ready for this.
All right, so here is
Let me insert that smart shape or that smart shape?
No, SmartArt Yes.
hierarchy. Okay. I think this is good.
All right. So I have a moron.
And who is the child of a Milan nanny in which I live in Milan is Maria. Okay, very good. Let me delete this where it is. I'm struggling with these controls.
Right there I am.
Okay, a moron. Okay. Now, the child of Iran is Miriam, the child of Miriam is.
So Lisa. Okay, by the way, what is the biblical name of Isa? It's obviously Jesus. What is the biblical name of Maryam Mary? Mary very good. All right now
on the there's Iran is actually married to
Iran is married to you know, the lady that's mentioned is called in Morocco, a moron the wife of in Milan, her name is not mentioned in the Quran.
The mother of Miriam Okay. Now the other person here that is important is Zakaria.
zeca. Leah. Okay. Zakaria. His biblical aim is what do you guys know what is biblical Yaki? Not zacky. Anybody else? No more? Zachary?
You can type the install guessing.
Any way you want know the answer. You can type? Zachariah, very good habit. Just soccerloco zacharia is the person here. Okay.
All right. So
I'm trying to see if I can do
This thing here, right?
No, I can do it all.
Okay, now you have the wife of a moron.
and Iran. I'll draw a line here. Okay. The wife of Iran and Iran are married and they have with you know, they have Maryam and then Miriam has
a visa. Okay? Very good.
shape a line, so I'll say like, these two are like married, okay. Okay. And then they have the child, Miriam and whatnot. Okay. Now zacharia Hmm. The wife of Zakaria
the wife of zaccaria. And then these guys have maybe I'll put Madame under
the wife of Zachary
is married to the courier. Yes. A part is obvious. But do you know the relationship between the wife of Zachary and the wife of a moron?
The wife they are sisters, their sisters. Very good. Who said that? Me and the other one. Very good. Okay. So these two, let me insert a shape here.
These two right here.
That's not gonna work.
are sisters. Okay. They're sisters. So what is it? What is Iran? What Iranians agree? No.
Brothers. They are. Well, that's all laws, brothers. Brothers in law. Very good, right. They're married to their mate into the same family, the wife of a moron and the wife of Zachary our sisters. Okay. Now,
who is the son of Zakaria and the wife of zaccaria? Yeah. His name is yahia. What is this biblical name?
Very good. I bet he says john.
Correct. That's Yeah, Lisa. This is folks. This right here is the family of Mr. Ron. m. This is the family of a moron. Okay.
These people, and these are the ones that Allah Allah wants to talk about. As you can see, all of these people are central to Christianity. Korea, yeah.
Zachariah, john, who's on as
you know, john, the Baptist, Mary, and Jesus, these are all central figures in Christianity.
The Quran describes them as the family of Iran. And the things that took place to them or happen to them are mentioned in this surah Okay.
Now, let us look at what the surah is going to talk about, shall we?
Alright, so Ali Imran, now I want you guys to do this for me. You guys ready for this? We're gonna do something a little interactive. Okay. I'm pasting a link here on the chat. And you all click on that link.
Right. Now, once you've clicked on the link, I want you to answer the questions of the second poll for me. Okay. All right. All the answers you can explore here. Okay, so the first question of the poll here is sort of alien Ron is longer than Surah Al Baqarah. True or false? I want you to try to answer that question. How you answer that question is you figure out the number of eyes in both sutras and the eyes are right here. You click on it, and you can see how many eyes There are. Right.
So take a moment I want you to do this. And then answer these questions. Please.
Can everybody open the link? Yes or no? Please type something or click on Yes. In the participants window.
Yes. Okay. Very good. Thank you. None.
If you know the answers, you can just answer them. Okay. But I would like you all to kindly
Dress these things.
I can open the link, but I don't see where the answer is in the poll in zoom in zoom poll in zoom, can
the poll in zoom?
People can you can you open the link? Are you able to? If you need help, let me know.
Okay, so that is a basic introduction to the surah. Okay, now we get into the main topic of the surah. Okay, what is the main theme of this? surah? What is the main theme? Or let's, you know, in fact, let's identify what are the most important themes in the surah that Allah Allah wants us to focus on? Okay. So you can guess one of them. The one of them is
early Iran by the name, it is going to
address addressing the Christians. Okay. So this is going to be like a theological debate. It is going to have theology, we will talk about the theology of the Christians and we'll talk about our theology, how that's different, what we believe is different. And also we'll talk about
how these differences are important. And we'll figure out we'll go through an activity logically speaking, which makes more sense, okay.
Okay, we're gonna, that's an important theme. Another important theme here is going to be
the history of, of,
of the family is the history of the early history
of the Christians, right? So the life of the life as well as the life of Maryam and Isa, okay. The Quran mentions the life of Madonna, he said many places. So number three, and Emraan surah number five, Nyssa surah number 19, Surah Maryam all of it is named after a madman SLM even though it has other stories in it, but she is prominently featured there, okay.
So, it is something you find in many places put on an ISA Sam himself alone as mentioned in other places, like, you know,
surah number four, and so on and so forth. Okay. Now, all that said, this is an important theme of the suit of the life of Miriam and Lisa, these are very important figures for us, in our, in our, in Islam and in our theology, along with other faith traditions, like the Christians. All right, another important theme here, that is something you will find in certain sort of La Milan
is the idea of
the sorry, the
the idea of
what is true faith?
What is true faith? What does it mean to have faith? Like being a faithful person? What does it mean? This is a very important theme. In fact, we'll put this a little bit ahead because there's actually like a central theme okay.
And also the surah will talk about what happens to the prophets on them and the Sahaba later on, okay, and they will all relate together. It actually is speaking about the Battle
of offered only get there we'll discuss this inshallah. and selflessness,
the Battle of our heart and selflessness These are some of the important topics that we'll cover in this surah. Now, how they all fit together inshallah you will see once we are finished with this, sir, okay. But these are themes that will focus on let's look at the beginning of this surah Just give me a second here.
Okay, great. Thank you. Okay. Sora Emraan begins with Alif Lam Meem just like sloto dakara began with Alice.
Yeah, okay. These letters we spoke about quite a bit before its meaning is something that is known to Allah. They are a very unique way of very unique style of the Quran. It is as if Allah is saying, here are the letters of the alphabet, all people have of Arabia, or especially at the time and that this was revealed, here it is. It's your alphabet, it's your language. If you think these words are the words of a human being, then you go ahead and match it. And the people didn't take that challenge, okay. And if I mean, this is what this one of the things that these lectures represent. It starts by mentioning that who is Allah Allahu La Ilaha Illa who there is no deity, save him,
meaning he is the only one worthy of worship. That's what this means. There is no deity save him, there is no god but him. He there is no god worthy of worship. But Allah subhanaw taala only Allah is worthy of worship. Nobody else is worthy of worship.
Why is he the only one worthy of worship is answered in the ayah itself? Because he is a lie you are you? He is what? I'll hire you. I'll tell you how many names of Allah are in this ayah people. One two or three Tell me
People are the rest of the people use their I
don't see many people typing anything. Come on.
Huh? Okay, main number one is a love. Hmm. That is of course, how people refer to Allah subhanaw taala him?
It's name number two is
what does it mean?
Loving the living? Yeah. The third one is
are you wanting Salam
the Sustainer Yes. Okay, do you?
Can you does this seem familiar? Can you think of another part of the Quran that this ayah comes in?
It's an Of course in Baccarat in which I which is this
is of course, an idol Kersey very good at Of course, he has the same beginning, actually. Allahu La Ilaha Illa. What are you let loose and I don't wanna know. Right? So no people?
Yes, right. So this is something. How many of you know ayatul kursi. Please type in the chat. If you know what, yes. Right. Does it have the same sentence that starts it?
It does, right. Okay. So very good. Thank you for responding. Ah, I'll hire a umalas partner has given us the reasons why he is the only one where the overshirt Okay, so he's gonna address this idea. He's gonna say why is a law right?
The only one worthy of worship. Okay. So there's two reasons for rights number one, he is I know I wanted to start here
is he is he is the
the, the living?
And then number two, he is I will call him the Sustainer.
All right. Now what is what does this have to do with anything? Well, I'll tell you the living the Sustainer what this is saying is every single person
will live and then they will.
They will die correct.
Nobody lives forever.
The one who is worthy of worship. Okay, if you think about it logically, if there is someone if there is one person or one entity that would be so unique and powerful and different
that it is
The one that only one that deserves worship, right? Your Worship means full or your love, your devotion, your reverence, all of that is for that one entity. If there is one, just think logically, that one has to be different than me and you
if that one lived and died, how is that person different than me? How Why should I worship that person?
logically, for the one true deity, the one to be worthy of worship, the only one has to be the one that is always living, does not have the flaw or the defect of death.
Hmm. And also, by extension, the one who is someone who has lived always, and will always continue to live
transcends time. It is not, it's not bound by time, we are bound by time, we have a birthdate, yes.
And then we also have a
date, the date of death. That's the one we don't celebrate. If that's the day that a person dies,
he has to be the one logically for them to be so unique than anybody else. And everyone else that they have to be all living eternal. Hmm, not restricted by time, not restricted by space space, they have to be what's called necessary in logic, they say this, you have to have a necessary being.
Everything afterwards depends on unnecessary being, the necessary being has to be there otherwise, everything else afterward cannot exist. That necessary being for it to be necessary, has to be always living cannot die.
And also has to be the one that has sustained everyone sustains mean, keeps everything going. What actually LTU means is the one who brought everything into existence, and keeps everything into existence, and the one that everything relies on.
And that's the idea of it being necessary for logically speaking, for there to be a god, that God has to be necessary, because everybody else is not necessary, you will die, right? Everything like this cup will break eventually, and then cease to exist. Okay. Everything will stop existing around us eventually. Okay. That's why it is, quote, unquote, not necessary. For God to be God, he has to be necessary. alhaj always living, never dying. And everyone has to depend on him. You see, that's what makes him that that entity necessary? I'll tell you, this is a very beautiful start, right? Why is this a very beautiful start to the surah?
Because what what are the Christians claim?
The Christians claim Who is God? He says, so they claim that there is actually not just Jesus as God, they claim that there's to the claim that there is actually to God's Holy Spirit.
Oh, the Christian belief evolves has evolved over time. The current Christian standard theology is God is three persons
in one being confusing. three persons in one being God the Father, that's a lung, okay. The son, that's Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that is Risa. That's assuming that is jabril la Santa. Okay. They're all you know, there are three individual beings, but they're one person now you're like, well, how does that work? Okay. But that's the, the idea of Trinity. I've ever heard of the word Trinity before, not from like the matrix.
But the concept of Trinity. Okay, that's in In short, what Trinity means. three persons one being okay. Now, what the Quran says is that that is logically not possible. Because there is Allah Sam has lived and died. Yes, well not be don't believe he passed away by the way. We believe he was raised by Allah. But the Christians believed you died.
So he cannot be he's not necessary. He's not the all living yes and
was the creation of Allah he's not the Sustainer yes or no. So these are not necessary beings, they're not the ones worthy of worship. Only one worthy of worship is the one true God, the Almighty God, the one who brought everything into existence. That's why it's such a beautiful a powerful introduction to the surah because it's going to speak to the Christians. Yes. And I was going to remind them that the only one where the worship is Allah and no one else no human being no created being right. Look at this. Who are loving you so welcome Phil or Hanukkah? It is he who shapes you in the womb as He wills? What is why is this relevant?
What is this talking about?
Or who is this referencing?
Can you guess? The baby? Okay, all babies Of course Allah shapes. All babies in the wombs. But who is being you know, like, there's like a, who's being alluded to something that like you. It's said without you seeing it. It's understood without you seeing their name.
So, he's a lot smarter is highlighting. He is the one who shaped he said Islam in the womb.
Right? Just like all babies, yes or no? Yes. So how can someone that was shaped by Allah in the womb, sustained by Allah in the womb? Hmm. brought into existence by Allah didn't exist before he was born to existence? How could he be worthy of worship? How could he have the powers of God?
You see, everything in the Quran ties back to something you guys like it actually like these if it seems like they're, you know, not flowing. But if you understand the main themes of the surah you will start to see why Allah says what he says he is going to address the Christians. But before he addresses them directly, he's going to address them indirectly
make some points indirectly, that chip away at the
the false premises that they base their faith on chips away at that very, very suddenly very beautifully.
Before I address go ahead and the next part of surah as you want to go to the end of the surah Okay, you guys are with me or is there no?
Yes, IPS if you're with me. Blank ones.
All right, the end of the surah
I'm gonna need your help. I'm here with me.
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data. You want to be that guy? Yes.
Right. Jaffa Did you volunteer to so I didn't hear? Yeah. Okay. That again jafra go first because I think he said before you
thank you though. Next time, we'll get you Okay. All right. Yeah.
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who remember God while standing sitting and lying on their sides and who ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth saying Lord, you have not created you have not created all this without purpose. Glory be to You save us from the torment of the Fire. Okay, all right. Yeah, I'm gonna stop you guys there. Thank you very much both of you. Sokoloff said, really appreciate that. Okay. Do you see the something in
hear Allah speaks about? What's the main topic of the ayah?
There are signs of worship, design signs, the creation signs in what
signs in the creation of heavens and earth, the creation of the heavens and the earth. Okay. Also in the alternation of night and day and day night, two things, yes or no creation of the heavens and the earth, alternation of night and day. Hey, what is this referring to? This is referring to?
If you look up in the sky,
Or you look around you on the earth? Or you observe how the time lapses? Yes.
And how the seasons change? everything around you the system that we live in
that whole system? is a What are in it is what? signs for the people of understanding?
People of understanding Ooh, Al Bab Actually, it's, it's actually even more precise than
just people understanding is actually smart people who will tell Bob is only l Bob here is smart people, people who are who are able to listen to something logical,
logical people, not just logical, yes. But if someone gives them a 10 minute
lecture, and then tells them Can you summarize what you learned from this 10 minute lecture in a minute.
They're able to summarize the most important points very, very quickly. That skill, right skill of taking a lot information, figuring it out, this is important, this is not important. It's actually one of the most critical parts of learning. That skill is called, or the one who has the skill is called in Arabic, ooh, Al Bab, or a person of Look, the one who was able to figure out this is important, and this is not important.
The people who have this ability, this clear mind this the smart, you know, you know, intellect, but also, it's used for something important. They're not using their smartness for something that's irrelevant, or something that is evil. They're using it for something that's important. They're using it to figure out what is the purpose of life? they're figuring out? Why does this all exist? This magnificent universe, the, the, the amount of infinite amount of galaxies are not infinite, but near infinite amount of galaxies, the incredible nature of the world, how everything works, how the oceans are, how the caves are, how the mountains are, how there is this seemingly endless life on
earth? How there is if you enter the micro nature of things, the molecular level, that's like a world a universe itself. Hmm. Do you know like, if you were to create bacteria, or like read bacteria, for like, you know, making cheese or something in like a small petri dish, you will have like a billion bacteria, just almost unimaginable amount of bacteria small in a small petri dish, no bigger than this cup. Right? So at the molecular level, it's like a universe and at a micro level or macro level, it is an unfathomable unfathomable amount of universe and the size of it, what is the purpose of all of this? I would just do this, like, Is this all there for no reason? Or is there a
reason? It all works in such a beautiful order, the sun rises, you know, like clockwork, right? The sunsets like clockwork, you can predict it. Everything fits, everything happens, you know, flawlessly. Is this all by chance, just randomly. Is it random? That's what these people are thinking about. Hulu, Al, Bab, the people of understanding. Easy and when they think about this, they're not just thinking about it. They're trying to remember God
You know, their hearts are engaged, their minds are engaged, their hearts are engaged. And when they're finished pondering over the creation, they realize, Lord, you have not created all this without purpose. There is a reason why you made this all Allah.
There's a reason why you created this magnificent creation, and put us here on this earth, there's a reason for us to be here. The reason for us to be here is to worship You, to find you to know you and to worship you. And then, through your worship, we are saved from the punishment of the Fire were entered into paradise, through your worship, felt cleaner than now.
How does this tie back to the beginning of the surah? You may ask? Well,
what is sort of begin by?
What's sort of begin by people
alone? And how can you write that? Why is Allah The only one worthy of worship? Right? The surah ends by talking about people who are trying to answer that question.
But this time, they're gonna answer this question by looking around. Remember, I told you in Serato, Baccarat, this was a theme that we had talked about, right? What we're expected to do is reflect on the world around us. Our faith is based on the signs that are inside the book, The Quran, and our faith is also based on the ayat outside the book.
Right? This is a theme you will see throughout the Quran here as well. A last part of ferts points out faith, true faith. Remember, this is one of the important themes here. true faith?
Firstly, we answer this question from inside the book.
The signs and answers are from inside the book. For example, I am number two, and
outside the book, I am number 190 90 to 191. And you see how it's really beautiful. There's like a symmetry, you know what symmetry is, right?
There's a symmetry here. And the Quran starts the source starts with something. Hmm. It's like it's mirror images at the end of the surah.
Right, the mirror image unless MATLAB wants us to figure out wants us to have true faith part or the basis of our faith is why is Allah worthy of worship alone? Why La ilaha illAllah? Right. He gives us reasons from inside the book is number two. And at the end, he gives us reasons from outside the book, look around you look at the immense you know, universe
that should give you confidence, certainty that there is someone who made this it can just come from chance. And who that one who made it? Is he the necessary only one worthy of worship? That's the other question. And that's answered here.
Did you see how the Quran connects things that seem like they're not connected, but there is actually like a very deep connection. And then that requires us to think right? And that's what the Quran asks us to do. Think about what Allah is saying. Okay, all right, we're gonna do the next part of the surah when it addresses the Christians in sha Allah, and the life of Miriam and Isa, we'll do that next week. I hope to see you all there. Same time, same place, I would like you to please come on time, if you don't mind. Yeah.
Okay, Zack moelleux head on. I'll see you all in 1pm next week, because
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