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Embracing Quran – How The Salaf Pondered The Quran

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Abdul Wahab Saleem

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shallaki

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salatu salam ala rasulillah hamdulillah Hamdan.

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sallallahu ala Sayyidina Muhammad Ali

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Welcome to another episode of embracing Khurana

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we were discussing the double we're discussing pondering the book of Allah subhana wa tada and we left off at the story, some of the stories of a set of in regards to and statements of the setup in regard to the idea of quandary okay. So we have that are each of the along with Alan has told us that her father will Docker is the greatest within the oma after sort of loss of earnings in them. And we have a story in which I shall the Allahu taala tells us or a statement in which I shall do long data tells us that I will back up all the along with the other hand, he was in Brooklyn rajguru Moroccan right the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was telling the Sahaba when he was coming

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towards the end of his life that such and such persons should go and lead Salah on my behalf because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam couldn't do that, during that time. The profits of all sudden became really, really sick to a degree that he couldn't even go to the masjid. Right. To a degree that the prophet SAW Selim explained his own sickness and he said that in me, I end up feeling pain can I use ecological learning and I end up feeling pain just as two people from amongst you may feel the pain Okay, so the profits and second was really sick. Because of that he couldn't no longer he could no longer go to the investor to the seller. He told that he told our insurer the

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federal Salinas hotel Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala, and also that he may go and lead the people in prayer. Okay. And as I will welcome is being commanded or suggested, and nominated as a person to go and lead the prayer. I shot with the amount of data and I says, you know, what, oh prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakar my father, I know him in that Ababa

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is a very soft person, you know, he hears a verse from the Quran, he starts tearing up, he starts to cry. And another narration she said he's seen meaning he becomes sad when he hears the verses of the Quran related to the hereafter. He can't hold himself, perhaps like other people can, because it's hard is that clean and that pure that the Quran ends up affecting his heart more so than anybody else's right. And the UN Ayesha also explained in another narration, that kinda abubaker module

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crown Abu Bakr used to be a person who would cry and tear up very much so lion liquid in a he wasn't able to even, you know, hold his two eyes, meaning that he wasn't able to, to bear, you know, not crying when he would hear the cry of liquid and he's not able to hold back the tears, they would just come out, just as the tears came out. And even more so than the tears that came out of those priests who were sent by Natasha Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam let me share another story. And a story which tells us a lot of different meanings in regards to a the Quran as pondering the Quran, and also in other regards as well. And that is the story of the Allahu taala. You see one of

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the habits of hapa, when he became the halifa ameerul momineen was that at nighttime, he would do, he would do an s ss, right? You'd go around searching the streets of Medina, yo subida Medina, he would go around and search the streets of Medina, patrol the streets of Medina, to see if there's something wrong if there's someone doing something funny, you know, something that needs to be corrected, perhaps someone is not, doesn't have a house, they need to be at home, good house, perhaps someone needs some food and so on and so forth. We'd go literally around the streets of Medina to make sure that everybody in the city is comfortably living, right. So one day he went on

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one of these patrols late night This is the halifa right, this is not like a guard or so on and so forth. This is literally the halifa This is the person whose kingdom whose dynasty whose entire, like authority, it within the land is spreading across a very, very large portion of the world during a little Hobbs time. The the conquests of the Muslims, they started to go everywhere, right? He's walking around Medina, very, very humbly and ensuring that things are done right. Okay. And one night as he's doing this, he overhears a man that is praying Salah

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Okay, and as he is praying Salah he's reading,

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as loud as he can, or as beautifully as he can, as melodiously as he can, as infused with the Quran as he can. And he's reading Surah 2212. And when he gets to iron number seven and iron number eight in either about a beaker now after that the job of your Lord is going to come true, it's going to occur Milan hoomin Dasha, there is nothing that can repel this uddhav and punishment will occur, or the Allahu taala and who couldn't, or couldn't hold themselves back and he said Casa mon, a, an oath, by a law This happens to be truth. I stumbled

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upon an oath and a promise,

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which is an oath, Allah subhanaw taala is taking right by the mountain. So

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he says, our thermolabile kavaratti happen, this oath in this promise that Allah subhanaw taala is taken, it is in fact a true promise. And it is nothing more than a true promise. And after that, he stood in that place, and he couldn't even stand stand anymore as he's hearing these ions from someone else. You see, one of the unique things about this story is that it's not like our model hapa hasn't heard these verses.

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Can you imagine the little hottie hasn't heard these verses, some of the scholars they said all four of the rightly guided caliphs had the Quran memorized. So Bob, could have very well been a memorizer of the Quran, someone who would memorize the Quran, you know, and even if he wasn't a memorizer, even though many scholars did say that, right? Even if you weren't to be, he would have heard it from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would spend a lot of time in the gatherings of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. So you would have heard throughout the pool, he knows what to do to tourists, and so on and so forth. He's heard it many times. But this time as he hears it,

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it leaves a special effect within his life and upon his art, right, to a degree that he's standing, he can no longer stand, he has to walk to a wall and almost recline on that wall. So he doesn't end up falling to a degree that he has to wait in that scenario for, you know, good bit of time. And then he asked to walk back home and stays in his house. And they said that people then started to visit or multiple hip hop for one entire month, they would visit him again and again and again. Right? Because visiting the sick is a is a good deed is amongst the rights of a brother. Why? Because he was a sick person. Why? How did he become sick? He became sick from the effect that this

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Aria ended up having on his on his mind at that moment. It was such a powerful impact that it left behind that he couldn't do other things. Now, he's thinking about the beak, that Allah subhanho wa Taala said la Walker, it is definitely going to occur, right? And this verse is no joke because Allah says lavaca, it is definitely going to occur. And there's a couple of things in that word, right? lamb, they say, is lamb atoki. It's a lamb, which emphasizes so there's emphasis there. And on top of that, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses an SM file,

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which is Walker, and they say that is amongst the ways to further emphasize a reality. And further say that this is definitely going to occur, right? Say aka it will occur that is different than low aka definitely. And of assurity it is is occurring, it's already occurred. It's as if it's already happened, this is going to happen. So that particular verse ended up having a very, very strong impact on a little hip hop, right? And when the scholars they looked at this, they said, Look, Bobby's heard the story many times, right? he's heard these Iok many times, he's heard other IOD as well. They said that there is a moment

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in which Allah Subhana Allah allows a person to have a spiritual opening,

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which doesn't always recur for some people whose hearts are extremely pure, such that they can become a you know, they can have the reflection of the light of Allah subhana wa tada upon them, those hearts are unique, and those hearts are different. And even those hearts have different levels. Even those hearts sometimes they are stronger in terms of how much you know light of a law they can reflect and how much they can't. So at this moment, the heart of the hubbub was it was at its Epitome. And the fact that our little hubbub was in the middle of the night in Riba in worship by ensuring that his or his shepherd and his, you know, his, his flock, his people, right, he's a

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shepherd, and he has a flock, all of the people who are below him or his flock, he's taking care of them. The fact that he's doing this rather by taking care of his flock. That was an order that he was in all of these things, made it more effective on his heart when he heard this, right.

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So the trick then is to purify the hearts when our hearts

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become pure as some of the stuff that you'd say we'd never become, you know, tired of the Quran. You know, sometimes when people read the Koran, you read a page, two pages, three pages, four pages, and then you get tired. Some of the stuff they used to say if our hearts would become pure, then we would never ever become tired of the Quran. And the benefit that we would get from the Quran would then obviously be multiplied as well. One of the ways to benefit from the ayat of the Quran is the same way that you would benefit from other passages. Okay, and that is that you repeat them, okay. It was the practice of many of the setup. It was a perfect practice, even of Rasulullah sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam that the prophets all along while he was setting them literally still stood one night, the entire night, all the way till the morning and he was reciting one verse, over and over and over into the room, for in the home a bad joke. If you were to punish them or Allah, then they happen to be your slaves, right?

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And if you were to forgive them, this is something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reciting throughout the night into a table for in Nevada, if you were to punish them, then they are your slaves and the prophets I send them is constantly reciting these verses in order to invoke the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Upon the creation of a lot of publicity on July, right, all night long, and this is an authentic tradition, related in unnecessary and, and narrated by Abu Dhabi, along with the other similarly, you have taneema Daddy, about the Allahu taala and who is it's a hobby, originally from the Christian faith and he had converted to Islam. And he was one of those

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unique Sahaba in that actually the only unique Sahaba in that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't narrate from anyone except I mean, all of the Sahaba would narrate from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in one specific incident and that was the incident the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ended up narrating to his companions from what he had heard from the Mima Daddy, so they said by that merit, he became the only Sahabi from whom the Prophet narrated himself as well. Right?

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So

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this individual, this companion, he also had this practice of reciting one verse and repeatedly so in the light era, we look at the verse that the Mima daddy used to recite repeatedly after the break, does not go below hunting for listening. I hope to see you back with saddam widecombe

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barakato

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longer LSC, Dr. Mohammed Ali Osaka big Marine, welcome back, dear viewers to embracing where we left off. While we were discussing Dyneema daddy does a hobby, the one so happy that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had narrated a hadith from a tradition from

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this habit of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had a practice of reciting one verse again and again repeatedly so and that was the verse in which Allah subhana wa tada says, um, has he been living in South Africa yet? And no one can live in

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those people who ended up committing sins, do they think do they believe that we are going to meet make them just like those people who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and do righteous deeds? Allah subhanho wa Taala will not do that, because that wouldn't be just, and this is a hobby, you would continuously read these verses again and again and again. And again. Why? Because he's imagining himself in that situation, right? that perhaps you know, the Sahaba when they would look at the Koran, they would look at themselves. When the Barbarian those who came after Rosa harbor they would look at the Koran they would look at themselves, what many times when we look at the

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Quran, we end up looking right left center and other places, but we forget to look at ourselves, this a happy is looking at himself as perhaps the person who had committed sins. And and and Allah subhanaw taala is drawing a comparison between those people who do righteous deeds, and those people who commit sins and he's saying that do those people who commit sins think that we will make them like those people who believe in do righteous deeds? Name is the answer to that, right. And this whole hobby is constantly reciting these verses, again and again and again, repeatedly, so to try to allow that meaning to settle within himself, right? That me who has committed sins even though the

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Sahaba are those people who do commit sins, but there are since some of the sins that they commit are not

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Even some of us we don't even consider them sins right?

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So he's pondering on himself that me who might have committed a sin or to a mistake or two and so on and so forth me? Do I believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to make me like those people who believed in did righteous deeds instead of since? The answer is no to that and he's pondering that online. Similarly, even Mr. Rudra be allowed to add on all night long, he will be pondering the verse in which Allah Subhana Allah says about visit any visit any Alma, you know, you would recite this again and again and again repeatedly. So it was the practice of many of the stuff that they would recite, you know, one verse many times, perhaps all night some of those narrations do have

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within it the fact that they did it all night like the Hadeeth invention of Rasulullah sallallahu ideacentre in this room, is also constantly repeating these verses. While Rob busy Daniella, say Oh, Mohammed, make this to visit neelima increase me and knowledge you see, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't asked by Allah subhanho wa Taala and commanded by Allah subhana wa Taala to ask an increase in anything except knowledge and this is why ignorance arose. When he hears this verse. He decides to constantly repeat it and hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala showers upon him the knowledge that Allah subhana wa Taala gives in the form of light. Similarly, sir, even Jabez Rahim

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Allah Who are the animals that are very sorry Devendra obeyed, he would, you know, repeatedly recite the verse which is said to be the last verse in terms of revelation within the Quran. What? Yeoman una de la la what the cuyana una de la fear a Day a Yo, a de todo Gerona Fie it Allah, you know the thing about dazes people are not afraid of days people are afraid of things within the days, right.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to realize that the day itself is going to be so difficult, right? Even if people have not committed sins, there will still be difficulties that they will have to face on the Day of Judgment, right? A lot will make their lives easier than everybody else but there's still difficulty there's still you know, a lot of difficulty that Allah subhana wa tada is intrinsically made for certain things such as, such as death, such as the Day of Judgment, such as the hisab right? So those are difficult times that people will have to go through. So Allah subhana wa tada says, what what the coup Yeoman fear that day itself, because the day itself is full of

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difficulties, total geography and a law in which you will be returned back to Allah.

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So he's reciting so he'd have enjoyed again and again and repeatedly. So similarly.

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Many of the other centers, they would recite the Quran, take a verse that would affect their and impact their hearts and recite it over and over and over. And what we can take from this is the following, that when we are reciting the Quran, my dear brother, my dear sister, as you're reciting the Quran, you will find that one verse will actually have a special sort of spiritual impact on you. And as you feel that that spiritual impact is occurring within you, that's your moment of truth. That is the moment where you want to stop and look at the meanings within this verse, which is impacting you spiritually, and then start capitalizing on that impact repeated again and again,

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until Allah subhanaw taala allows that meaning to become inculcated within yourself and your spirituality are phenomenal the amount of data and we used to tell us and by the way, this repetition is not going to come unless you start small, right? Some of us have us the profits a synonym is repeating one verse all night, one may say, Well, one verse, that's because their hearts are so pure, right? And that's why rusnano the Allahu data and he tells us that Lobo hola una if our hearts were to become pure, non shabby, Masha Vietnamese mean columella will get under a banner. If our hearts were to become pure, we would never become satiated and we would never feel full of the

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words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why with non law the Allahu Allah and who was killed as a martyr, and as he was taking his last breaths, you are still reading the book of Allah subhana wa tada to a degree that even the blood that was spilled from the martyrdom of man of the Allahu taala and it ended up following falling on the most half that he was reciting upon, to a degree that Allah subhanho wa Taala showed a miracle in that blood that was said that that blood ended up landing on an ayah which said as a Akiko, whom Allah, Allah will take care of them on your behalf. This was man reciting the Quran, till the last moment of his life till the very last moment of his life. You see,

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my dear brother, my dear sister, one of the things that I want you to know is the fact that

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what's required of us and what's

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requested of us by Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Is not that we just memorize the Quran, you know, some people do pick up the most half, and they're just repeating again and again and again and again. They've got the Koran memorized, you know, like factor all of it. But what's really required of us is to stop at every single verse of the Quran, and literally, as they say, is sternbach when gnosis gnosis, that you end up allowing the verses to speak to you, you know, the verses have that capability of giving you and rendering many, many different meanings. And even taymiyah Rahim, Allah, tada used to say that what's required of a person is to ponder the meanings and act by the meanings. And if a person doesn't have any, you know

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him, nah, he doesn't have any keenness and any desire, right? In that in pondering the verses of Allah Subhana, WA Tada, he only wants to memorize the Quran, then this person is not going to be from the people of knowledge. He's not going to be from the people of religion and religiosity, right that's why at times you do find people who may have memorized the entire Quran but the Quran is really not leaving any effects on their hearts, right? One or the other will not be a lot protective. And I know personally, you have a story. When I was in high school, I remember a young man memorize the entire put on or so it was said that he had memorized the entire block, right?

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The father told me memorized the entire Quran, he had told me memorize the entire plan. And I still remember till this day, that I saw this gentleman outside of school, and the person was, was smoking and person was doing all sorts of evil things. And the person who was known for evil had been to jail multiple times, but half of them are right memorize the Quran. And this person, I stood next to him one day and I said, Yeah, he read for me Sula, cloth, and by Allah, someone who had memorized the entire Quran couldn't read for me solo to the class. Because when we just have the hum and Han Ji, when we have all of our desires simply in memorizing the words, and not allowing them to affect

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us, which is what allies sent down the Quran for Remember what we said in the previous episode, that Allah sent down the book for what via Wi Fi, so that they may ponder the is not so that they may memorize alone, even though that's important, but not just that, rather than memorizing, and pondering. And if one of them if you choose to do one over the other, then pondering is more important, right? Because that is what's actually going to purify and shine your heart for you. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to shine our hearts first. I mean, you're a bit ahead of me. And you see within the verses, there are many many meanings okay.

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This is very important to note, that within the verses Allah subhana wa Taala has placed a multitude of meanings, right?

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Allah has placed within each verse angles for a person to look at. One person may look at a verse from one angle, and other person will come and look at the verse and explore it from another angle. A person will come and look at the verse from a legal perspective, from a gun from halaal haram Wajid for MOBA, from all of those things, another person will come and look at the verses from the linguistic angle, another person will come and look at the verses from a spiritual angle, and other person will come and look at these verses from from another angle, right? So there's many angles to look at the verses. And even within those angles. Sometimes Allah subhana wa tada allows within one

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angle, multiple meanings of you know, available, and people's intellects in this regard are different. So you what's required of you by this repetition, this process of repetition that we're talking about, is that you look at these verses and try to allow these verses to speak to you. As we said, it's the embark on muscles, you allow these verses to speak to you, and you allow them to give you and render more and more meanings. And by a law the one who does this, Allah subhana wa tada tells us in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala analogically

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we have allowed the Quran to become easy and we have definitely made the Quran easy for what for remembrance for it to be for it to become a reminder for us, right? that hadn't been a decade. So is there someone who can take reminder and take heeds from this Koran? So there's many many meanings within the Quran. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to grant us Sophia to get to the depths of these meanings. inshallah, in the coming episodes, we'll continue to discuss the topic of the double we'll continue to discuss the topic of deceit, deceit, please join us just for listening have Allahu Allah see Dr. Muhammad Ali? Germaine was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. v t. v. Maria.

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