Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine a Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
you know, we're very excited to be here in the month of Ramadan and to be able to observe Ramadan here at the kalam campus and underline the masjid and once again we welcome everyone and we hope that Allah Tala makes it a very blessed month and in sha Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala allows much haev to be able to come from this facility in sha Allah.
As you can see,
I got a little too excited and decided to match the masjid Mashallah. So,
I was fully aware of what I was doing the start of the month, so,
for the month of Ramadan, we will be having these reminders, Contreras lectures, talks whatever you want to call it during taraweeh every night and of course it will be from the Quran from the book of Allah because Chateau Ramadan already on Zilla feel Quran. Ramadan is the month of the Quran. So there's nothing better to talk about than the book of Allah than the Quran.
But at the same time, I wanted for there to be some kind of a focus or a consistent theme that we could focus on throughout the month of Ramadan in terms of the reflections that we'll be having.
And Inshallah, what I decided to cover here in the nightly talks is to reflect upon and to take a closer look at all the verses, or a lot of the verses in the Quran, in which Allah subhanaw taala talks about the concept of nude, which is light,
because nude, it's one of the most consistent and powerful themes and parables and examples that Allah uses throughout the Quran. And so I thought it would be very beneficial for us to really look at this theme of light and nude and enlightenment throughout the whole Quran. And mashallah outside of the human suggested a very good
title kind of for the entire series that we'll be calling it illuminated and how we are seeking light from the Quran from the book of Allah. So the very first idea that we're going to be talking about is from sorbitol, Baccarat. So number two is number 17.
This idea is number 17 from Sudoku, Baccarat is the first parable, the first example the first metaphor that is shared in the Quran. At the same time, many of the commentators many of them have assumed the scholars of the Quran, they also state that it is one of the most powerful
and one of the most effective metaphors that is in the entire Quran.
And in this metaphor in this example, if I may just kind of set the scene a little bit. Allah subhanaw taala is giving this metaphor this example of the disbelievers, the people who are having access to Eman while having access to Islam.
They deliberately choose to reject it, to not accept it, to disbelieve in it
and talking about them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says methylome the example of such individuals such people can methylene Edisto cada neuron
is like the example of someone who kindle the fire who lit a fire started a fire
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Borbon naturally what occurs what happens, the area around it becomes illuminated, a bought Mahila who, similarly, Allah subhanaw taala here says this person starts to fire. So naturally what's going to happen? The whole area around that fire becomes illuminated.
As soon as that happens, then Allah subhanaw taala says something very powerful. And something that is very profound.
Allah says the haba luck will be naughty him.
God, Allah takes away the hobby,
he takes away their light.
Now when you hear that, what not what normally occurs to a person is okay, what it's saying is they started a fire so that it was lit up the area there was light in the area. And then Allah extinguished the fire. Right, that's the thought that occurs, they turned on the light bulb, and Allah smashed the light bulb, no more light.
That's not what Allah said.
He MAMARAZZI Rama Allahu Taala says that's not what Allah said.
Allah said, They lit a fire and illuminate illuminated the area around them.
That stays right there.
But then Allah says I have a lack of unity and Allah did take something away. But Allah did not say that he took away the fire.
Allah says that he did not take away the dope the illumination that was in the area.
Allah says Allah took away their light.
And Imam Rajaratnam Allahu Taala points out. This is talking about the difference between an external light and your own internal light.
And the two things are different. There is basata and then there is besito.
There's the ability to see with your eyes.
And then there is the internal perception and awareness that exists inside the person.
For in the highlighter Amala bizarre Well, I Kintamani Kulu Latifi pseudo. Allah said that they are not blind by their eyes.
But their hearts are blind, the heart that lies within their chest,
the heart is blind.
And this parable is so powerful, because what is being said, Here is this.
That look, all of us, all humanity, all mankind.
Everyone was plunged into darkness.
It has been six centuries,
since isa Alayhis Salam
since revelation since prophethood.
And that revelation, that scripture was not even maintained pristinely and poorly.
So it had been six centuries, and all of humanity was plunged into darkness. So the believers in the disbelievers the sahaba. And the people who opposed them, I Bucha, Khalid, Abu Lahab all of those people, would they they're saying that the verses pointing out that look, y'all were all in the same boat. Everybody was in the same situation, everybody was wondering about stumbling about in the darkness.
Then Allah was provided
in the form of the Quran, revealed to Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Light was provided, but that light it exists outside of you.
Abu John interacted with the Prophets for Salah Abu Lahab was related to the prophets Alonza. So that light exists outside of you.
Now for that light to transcend for that light to permeate your being for that light to enter into you.
You have to accept it and then there will be a light inside of you.
And if you do not then guess what? There can be all the light outside of you.
But you will still be consumed by the darkness within you.
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and Allah then leaves them.
Allah leaves them in buried under layers upon layers upon layers of darkness. Voodoo Mott,
one light node singular is enough to eradicate all the layers of darkness
Take the light away and you're buried under layers of darkness. Now, you will soon not able to see the truth, not able to perceive the truth. And that's when Allah subhanaw taala then says someone, Bookman,
some which is the plural of the word Assam, which means somebody who lacks the ability to hear
book one which is the plural of apcom, which means somebody who cannot speak or only one which is a plural of Arma, somebody who cannot see that they are all they lacked the ability to hear and speak and see, not physically but spiritually, for whom like energy your own and they will never find their way back to it.
Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran way, de la he mean unique. Allah guides the people who seek guidance, He guides to people who want guidance, He guides the people who sincerely crave and seek and ask and plead for that guidance, who want that guidance. And that's why the Scholars say that is the $1 that is 100% all the time guaranteed answered by Allah instead of the Muslim because Allah promised in the Quran, where the human and he will always guide somebody who turns to him with his heart.
And so here at the beginning of the month of Ramadan,
let us all turn to Allah subhanaw taala with our hearts and sincerely ask Allah for that guidance. And let us take this light that has been provided to us the Quran is
the guidance of the prophets Allah Allah Allah and the Sunnah is light. This Deen this Islam is light. Let us take that and allow it to enter into our own hearts so that we can be illuminated internally as well. And that will serve as our guiding light throughout our entire lives. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the ability to practice everything that was said and heard Subhan Allah he will be handy he Subhana locomobi Hambrick Nash Hello Allah ilaha illa Anta nostoc Furukawa to Blue Lake to Sakamaki