My Guide – The Quran

Abdullah Hakeem


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The title of the Quran is important in the context of Islam, as it is misused and used in inappropriate ways. It is important to read the title slowly and carefully to avoid confusion. The misuse of the title in various aspects of life, including reciting it for a wedding, a family member's death, and domestic violence, is also discussed. The importance of praying and reciting the words in a different language is emphasized, and personal and personalized advice for practicing praying and reciting the words is provided.

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Hello, that's Amin, listen live only

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by devotees and sisters salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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We begin by praising Allah subhanahu wa taala. We praise Him, we seek His help, and we ask for his forgiveness. We send our salutations upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad did not biller sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family and his friends.

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We should also thank Allah subhanahu wa taala for allowing us to be gathered here together. We have just performed Salah to maverick in JAMA. This itself is a great blessing. It's a great now I'm not from Allah, that he has chosen us to pray in Jamar many of us SubhanAllah. Many Muslims did not pray in Jamar today. So Allah to Allah has chosen you. And Allah to Allah has placed you he to listen from the teachings that has been passed down to us by our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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I asked Allah subhanahu wa taala to bless each and every one of us and I also ask Allah to gather us like we are gathered here but in janitorial photos, I mean,

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the topic for today is my guide the Quran

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and it's only befitting to talk about the Quran. Now. Because the month of the Quran is just around the corner.

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The month of Ramadan

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is knocking. It's almost here.

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In a couple of weeks it will be here in sha Allah.

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And we know that Allah to Allah, in the Quran, he said, shall rule on our Garner Levy, on Zillow V Hill Quran, who there will be nurse Woba unit in mineral Houda wait for Khan

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Allah to Allah he says that the month of Ramadan, it's the Quran was revealed a guidance to mankind obey United mineral Buddha and an explanation of the guidance while for Khan and the criterion between the right and the wrong. So we know the importance of the Quran in the month of Ramadan.

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So in sha Allah, we want to talk about this Quran so that we can

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connect with the words of Allah. Now, my topic today is not about the RE citation of the Quran only. It is actually about the understanding of these words, which a lot of us like, I'm pretty sure we can all read the Quran.

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But a lot of us cannot understand the Quran. So the topic, the lecture is about that. I want to start off with a short story. The story is from a film a snippet of a film, a chef, you watch a film in a SubhanAllah. It's none of those Hollywood Bollywood movies. Don't worry about that. But it is actually a film that was made in Pakistan. And these films were made production was made so that Muslims can learn lessons. There were good Islamic lessons. So short films. And there was this one snippet of a film where it shows this Pakistani man

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he flies to the United States. He flies to America. And he lands there now he the purpose of him going there was for education. So he lands in America. And he was randomly selected to be searched as we're always he was randomly selected his I think his name was Muhammad Arshad Han something like that. And then they took him to the corner. And they said to him, the customs officers. Listen, this is a random check. We need to take you to a room and we need to ask you a few questions. We need to search your bags. So he said no problem. So they went to a room. And they asked him a few questions. Why are you here? What's the purpose of your visit? So he was answering? I'm here for education. I'm

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here for a few years, and I've got this visa, they checked everything. Great. Can we check your bags? No problem, you can check my bag so he opened up his bag. And he was taking a few items out of his bag. And as he's taking a few items out one of the items happened to be the most half the Quran.

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And then the security officers they said you know what is this?

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And the man said, this is the Quran. It was written in Arabic of course in the front cover, so they didn't know what it was. He said this is the Quran.

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The Quran was the Quran. So he said look

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Orion is just like the Bible for the Christians. So it's a book that has been given to the Muslims, it was given to Prophet Muhammad. And we read this, we gain knowledge from it, and we live our life, according to it, just like the Bible just for your understanding. So it's Alright, great.

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Can you can you open it? And can you read something from it? He's like, sure. With a smile on his face, he opened the most half, somewhere in the middle. He was quite slow. And so he started reading, read, read a few lines. And then the man, the security officer said, Well, what does it mean?

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You read something? Can you explain what you read? And then all of a sudden, he was quiet.

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I don't know what it means.

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The security officer was like, What are you talking about? You just read so fluently. You don't know what it means? Or no, I know how to read. But I don't quite understand Arabic. How can you not understand what you just read? It's like saying, I'm opening up an English book. And I read an English book. And I've got absolutely no clue of what I just read. How does that make sense? The point of that snippet of the film was for us to comprehend, that it's so sad that we can read or we can understand the book of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And we know Subhanallah the Quran is the most widely read book in the world. We know this, but it is not only the most widely read book, it is

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also the most widely read book that is not understood.

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And this is a fact Subhanallah and a lot of the scholars they say maybe because majority of the Muslims are non Arab.

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But that's not an excuse. I'm sure that we can understand the gist of the Quran if we put a bit of effort into it.

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So from that snippet of that film, I would like to continue to talk Inshallah, of why it's so important to understand this book, The Calam of Allah subhanahu wa taala the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala You see Allah to Allah He tells us who to hire or mutton or courageous leanness to Marina will now roof what and how niobium were taught me know what I biller.

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Allah Tala tells us that you are that special nation. You're the best nation to ever walk the face of this earth, the Ummah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Why? That maroon roof? Because you enjoying the good? What and how 911 come and use a bit the evil what took me know what I've been there, and you believe in Allah?

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But how do we know what the good and the evil is? If we don't understand the Quran? How do we know what Allah tells us? That is good for us. And what Allah tells us that is evil for us. How would we know if we don't understand the Quran? And hence the reason you have the mix of culture and religion. So people thinking what's good is in fact, the culture and not the religion. And what's bad is in fact, the culture, not the religion, and they started mixing things up because they did not understand the words of Allah.

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So we need to put in a little bit more effort, so that we can understand the words of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Today, if you look at it, how is the Quran used today? amongst you know, as Muslims, how do we use the Quran today? It is actually quite misused. Now some of these points that I'm going to mention, there is nothing wrong with using it this way. But the point that I'm trying to make is people misunderstand and they believe this is the only way the Quran is supposed to be used. I'll give you some examples.

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We'll call the iron is only used in the month of Ramadan by many Muslim families.

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You will see since Ramadan is coming up, a lot of people will get the phones out, they'll start downloading the Quran. That's great. They will download the Quran app, they will start reciting Quran in the month of Ramadan. They will read more Quran in the month of Ramadan they will go to the masjid to hear the Quran beautiful. And as soon as Ramadan is about to be over, they will get a notification on their phone saying your memory is full you need to delete some apps. The first app you're going to delete the Quran because you know what? Ramadan is gone. I don't need it anymore. And some of us we go into put in this house back to its position where it was for 11 months.

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Some of us will do that.

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And not just that a lot of us have the misunderstanding that the Quran must be completed in the month of Ramadan. Now don't get me wrong, it's fine to do that. The Sahaba, Sita to it's great to do that you get a lot of hearts on Earth. But some people believe that it is a must. And to do that they misuse it by reciting it in an inappropriate manner.

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And many of the Imams are guilty of this. I'm sure we have been to massages where it is like the enums are racing. Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen Allah and the Rohingya, Maliki or Medina er, good, Abdullah, you're gonna sign until the end?

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No, that was pretty good. Actually. Some Imams go pretty quick. I actually know people that can recite the entire photo in one breath. I still can't do that.

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Right, and they forget. And again, it's only the Imams it's only also the common Muslims. They forget that a warrant Allah told the prophets of Allah Allah will send them and specifically at night during the night prayers how to recite the Quran, Allah to Allah tells him, we're telling Khurana tell Tila and recite the Quran with 13 with purification, making sure you recite with proper Maha Raj, making sure you recite with proper Tajweed making sure your fluency is good. That is how you're supposed to recite the Quran. But a lot of us miss understand. And we finish the Quran so quickly. Alhamdulillah Quran is finished. But we forget all the mistakes that we've just made.

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So a lot of people miss understand how the Quran is supposed to be used only in the month of Ramadan, and you gotta read it very, very fast. Allahu Akbar. And that's become a trend in certain cultures, unfortunately, that that's how you recite the Quran.

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Also, you will notice that when a person dies in a family

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when a person dies in the family, sure.

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Can you please come over? My father has passed away. We need someone to recite the Quran. You know, subhanAllah when I was when I was younger, maybe 1112 or 13.

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My uncle, he gave me a call. He gave my father a call and said, you know, there is his family, who's one of the relatives passed away, I think was either passed away or was sick. Can you know Can your son come and recite? Now I was learning Quran at the time. So my dad asked me and I'm like, Sure, I'm just gonna recite, right? So when they told me you know, so they have seen a few other suitors please recite that no problem. So opened up the Quran and I started reciting. And then everyone's listening with the heads down. And then after that, I received an envelope. I also will see this envelope for anyone who took her home, that I opened the envelope and I saw some money in there. I

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was like, hey, I can make some money out of this. So next time I'm looking I'm telling my dad is anyone sick in the in the in the place in the area and you want in the family who's sick, I can go recycle and you know, you can make some money out of it. Subhanallah but loads of people think that the Quran is supposed to be used when a person dies. After a person dies, that person's life to be the entire life there was no point in his life. And the family thinks that the Quran will now help him after he's dead.

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Is that what the Quran was supposed to be useful? The Quran is supposed to be used while you're alive. Your heart's at you're learning lessons from a you're applying it. Also when someone is sick, another case where you have people coming and reciting no problem with that. That's actually a similar to do that. But the point that I'm making is that person who is sick again, maybe in his entire life, there was no plan. But now he's on his deathbed. Now he's on his deathbed. Now you bring the importance of Quran.

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Again, you got to do that. But look at the mindset of the Muslims. You know, a chef was once giving his talk, he said, There was a man who was quite ill, he was on his deathbed. And his family called a chef or a few shakes to come over. They came over they came inside the house, and they could hear music in the background in the home.

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Right. And then the chef said to the family, also the lair What are you doing, your father is passing away and you've got music playing in the background, at least put some Quran on. So they you know, they felt a bit awkward about it and they were remorseful so they took that cassette out and they put the Quran the man who's dying. He said to the family he got angry. He said turn that off. Put that the music because that suits my heart.

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And we know from the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim you

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You will die by the way you've lived. If you haven't lived upon the Quran, then it is not likely you're going to die upon the Quran

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Subhanallah so we need to understand that that is not how the Quran is supposed to be used. The Quran is supposed to be used throughout your life. And if you do that, then at the end of your life, it only makes sense to use it then as well.

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Also during functions,

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you know, imagine there's a nice wedding.

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And I'm sure we know about this nice wedding all decorated. And then, you know, you have the families coming in, opened up clothes, you know, of course they dress up in weddings. But then you have as soon as you walking in, there's music playing, blasted. Notice DJs over there, his belly dancers over there. You know, they're coming in, I'm talking about Muslim weddings, by the way, and they're all the men and women are mixed, you know, women without hijab, they are all they're sitting down, ready for the function to begin, but the music is blasted in the background, the Bride and Groom, enter, they sit down, the emcee gets up, the MC gets up, just like everyone we're going to

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start now in sha Allah, our welcome everyone to this auspicious occasion to this wedding ceremony. I now call upon Muhammad Amma to recite the Quran for us. So this little Mohammed Ahmed comes and he recited the Quran and after he's done the MCC Jazak Allah Hi beautiful we citation and I'm sure the bedrock of Allah is upon us. What Baraka we talking about

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what Baraka we talking about Allah to Allah in the Quran tells you segregation, Allah to Allah in the Quran tells, you know, music, Allah to Allah in the Quran tells you that you shouldn't have, you know, promiscuity or all of these things that is happening men and women dancing, belly dancers around. And what Allah already tells us that we don't even understand what's in the Quran. And we think just the resuscitation will bless it. Don't get me wrong, the resuscitation will bless will bless any gathering Insha Allah, but we have misused it, then we're not applying the Quran, we're only doing it for formality. Unfortunately, this is how the Quran is being misused.

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It's very insulting Subhanallah we need to change that. We need to change that and we need to get closer to the Quran. We need to use the Quran. How is it supposed to be used?

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When was the last time I'm gonna ask myself and you can ask yourself this question. When was the last time you sat down? You had the Quran with you, you recited the Quran. And you looked at it's the fear. You looked at its meaning, if you've done it today, fantastic. That's great news. But I'm sure we don't do it on a regular basis. And then let's compare it to how many times we go on our device. And we search up our social media accounts. We look up our posts, our feeds, our likes, and all of those things. We can't compare it because we spent hours on it our youth, they spend hours and hours and hours upon technology, the distractions of the world, so that they can be away from

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the reality of the Quran. And because of this, there are so many social issues in society, so many problems, because we have not understood the Quran. We don't have this connection, and we are distracted with the distractions of the world. So what are some of the social issues? Let's look at the way parents are parenting the way they are raising their children.

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Today, parents are giving their children more emphasis on the success of this world only and not the answer.

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They may spend 1000s of dollars, or even 10s of 1000s or even hundreds of 1000s making sure that their child is well educated in English, in mathematics in science in history, so that they can grow, get a good ATAR go to the best universities and then get a good job. Again, there's nothing wrong with that. But what is the importance of the deen of Allah ways the importance of the Quran? Where is the money that you spent on your children for the Quran? For the akhirah where is that? Subhanallah so we raise our children to succeed in this life, but we forget to raise them to succeed in the earth era. You know Subhanallah when you look at it,

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the first Surah that you memorize from the Quran. If you ask any child or remember yourself as a child, the first Surah that you memorize was what

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so till five

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You have

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a class called who Allahu Ahad until the end.

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And these two suitors are probably your greatest students of the Quran. We know this. And it's easy to recite, we recite on a regular basis. But what's the purpose, the wisdom behind those being the first suitors and being so short, because Allah to Allah puts emphasis in those verses in those orders to connect with him

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is all about Allah. It is all about his greatness. And when the kids learn this, unfortunately, we are only teaching them to recite it. We're not teaching them to understand and connect with Allah. And that's where when the kids are growing, they may know the suitors, but there's no real connection with Allah. There is no real love with Allah. They don't even know much about Allah.

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Unfortunately, Subhan Allah so now we need to put in a bit of that effort to raise them so that they can connect with Allah to Allah through His words.

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Allah to Allah in the Quran tells us how to raise them. It gives us an example of Luqman.

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He gives us an example of Laquan what we call a local man who live in La Jolla, either we are gonna yell to shake the law in the shuriken Ohlman Alvin. He tells us Allah to Allah gives us an example of how look man raised his children. He taught Look man, not to commit shirk,

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to know who Allah Tala is and this this is when his son was quite young.

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Yeah, do you know your Salah will Nowruz one honey Limca was but Allah offer buck, teaching him about prayer, teaching him about patience,

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teaching you how to how to raise your children in the way Allah Allah wants you to raise them.

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The examples are there in the Quran, we recited in the month of Ramadan, but we don't know what we are saying. So we don't know how to raise our children.

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Also, the social issue that we're having is the lack of respect towards the elders, towards the parents, towards the teachers, towards elders in general.

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And I'm only talking about Muslims in our society. I'm a school teacher I know. I can see that there's no not much respect anymore. And the way the children are speaking to their parents, when the parents pick them up in the afternoon, you can't believe it. Subhanallah

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why what is happening? Because they don't understand the verses of the Quran. Allah Allah says in the Quran, were called Rob Booker. Taboo. Illa iya were Bill Wiley, Dany externa, in May a blue one nine Kibera. huduma Oh Killa Houma, Salah, taco Lahoma

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Walton Houma la crema, Allah Allah tells us that after the obedience of Allah, that the decree of Allah is that you obey Him. And after that be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age, don't say words of disrespect such as oath. We don't. They don't know this, the recited in the month of Ramadan, but it's gone they no understanding Subhanallah

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so we need to learn from the verses of the Quran.

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Modesty is on the rise

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amongst Muslims, in modesty is on the rise.

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The way we speak to each other in an immodest manner,

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the way we are dressed in an in modest manner, and this is not just the women it is also the men

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in our the way we dress we forget about Allah to Allah telling us about modesty in the Quran. When he tells us to lower our gaze, we forget about lowering the gaze. We don't do that anymore. She's my secretary, I have to look at her when I speak to her.

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Everything's going in the heart and you don't control yourself. Your gaze, you're committing Zina through your eyes,

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we forget the verses of the Quran.

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The way we are dressed today, unfortunately, within our sisters, that hijab is being taken off new trends of the way the hijab is supposed to be worn, where the neck is shown below the earring has to show as well. That's the trend of the hijab today.

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Right? The Naked Surah it's only the neck is not part of it's not it's not my outro and we forget the verses of the Quran about modesty. What about the verse what Allah Allah says? Yeah, you unabIe you as well jika Welborn Attica what'd he say in what we Nina you'd Nina la hymnody Judah BB him.

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The voice where Allah is telling the NABI the process are seldom tell you why

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Tell your daughters tell the believing women to cover themselves with a cloak on top of them. Because this is about modesty.

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Subhanallah the men? Where is the real today?

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Where is that ultimate jealousy of your life today where you don't want other men to look at them? That's gone.

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We we don't want our wives to take them outside so people can look at them. Look at my wife.

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We forget the verses of the Quran Subhanallah

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where are we today? We recite them, but we pay no heed to it.

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What else is on the rise amongst the youngsters, mainly? Our sisters, also some of our brothers, our Tik Tok videos,

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where they may be wearing the hijab half covered or not hijab, tight clothing, put the camera on the make some dance moves, and some trends that is happening that I want to follow. And I do the same thing posted online for the world to see.

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That's on the rise today. Why? Because there is lack of understanding of the Quran.

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So we need to bring back that importance in sha Allah, roles and responsibilities husband and wives issues.

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Allah to Allah in the Quran everywhere, talks about how to deal with your wife, or my wife makes good money. She makes you know, she's a full time she has a full time job. Why do I need to pay the bills, she can pay some of it, then you fight about it.

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You forget that this is your role. This is the role of the man doesn't matter if she's a millionaire. What's your role? Allah Allah has given you that role. You are supposed to take care of the family, you are supposed to take care of your wife in terms of wealth.

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And you're saying that your wife should be paying this and should be paying that we forget our roles and responsibilities because we're not following the Quran. But we're really good at knowing this verse or rejecting our moon Allah Nisa will use that Allah when it comes to issues with our wives, the man you know, we we are higher level than you. You're supposed to have Amy is supposed to listen to me. We misuse that power. We misuse their authority. And then culture plays a massive impact in that, which we again don't know the truth because it makes culture. And if your wife does something wrong, you slap them.

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Right? Unfortunately, this happens in many cultures,

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where domestic violence is on the rise amongst Muslims. I have seen and I've looked at some of the cases that NZDF national zakat foundation deals with

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domestic violence cases in Australia, amongst Muslims SubhanAllah. And we think this is okay.

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Allahu Akbar.

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Also wives towards their husbands.

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The way they speak to their husbands, the way they deal with their husbands.

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Are you telling me chef that I must obey my husband? You're telling me that I have to obey my husband? How dare you say you need to obey my husband? Allahu Akbar. I'm not saying it. It's immortal. And we can't even use the word obey anymore because of the way it's used. I understand a lot of men misuse that. But if he is not misusing it, then that's part of you being a good Muslim. In the same verse, originally gonna be my father Allahu Allahu Allah bow will be my answer for me and I'm willing for salejaw to only certain house he was ALLAH to little ABB Mahaffy of Allah. Allah to Allah tells us that you need to be obedient towards your husband. But we forget this. We don't

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recite this, because we don't want to talk about it. Love.

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So this is how we come up with all these issues. We don't even know about divorce anymore.

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You know, there is cases that people study.

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They say about 95% of divorces amongst Muslims happen in the Haram way.

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95% of divorces happen amongst Muslims in the Haram way. The divorce is valid, but it is sinful the way it's been done. Subhanallah Muslims don't know this. How many of us those who have been married, actually got married with the knowledge of divorce in Islam. We probably didn't know.

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And we need to know this. We need to learn this. Because divorce is real. It happens amongst the holidays as well. But we don't know it because we don't understand the Quran.

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kinships being broken.

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kinships blood relatives, not speaking to each other.

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don't like you anymore. My brother even though you're my blood brother, because you have more money than me. They're not gonna say it. But it's in the heart. I don't like him anymore. His wife he's better looking at my wife. I'm not gonna I don't like him anymore.

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Not to talk to him anymore. He's got a nicer car than I do. I'm not gonna talk to him anymore. Your parents pass away the inheritance he shared, he's got more than I do. I don't like me I'm not gonna talk to him anymore fights over inheritance

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because he Allah Tala knows all of this. And he has the laws of inheritance in three verses in the Quran, so specific of who gets what, because Allah knows there will be family problems if you do it yourself.

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But we don't follow that because we don't understand the Quran.

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These are the issues that is coming up Subhanallah and that is because of lack of understanding. So how can we resolve these issues? What can we do? The first thing is accept the UN I have an issue except that we are not putting much effort in the Quran, and then intend from now that I'm gonna change.

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See the first Hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, the first Hadith in Riyadh the Salafi the first Hadith from the 40 Hadith of Imam Minogue is about Nia because everything else revolves around the first Hadith, in normal Slovenians, we're in normal equilibria in Manoa Valley your actions depends upon your intention, and you will be given that what you've intended. So if you've intended to change, you've intended to use this Ramadan to get closer to Allah through the Quran, then that's good and that's what you'll be rewarded for. And know that Allah in the Quran, he tells us in the Quran, in Allah Allah Allah Ewha Yiruma defoaming, hatha yoga you Rama be unfussy him. If you want to see

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change. You want to see the social problems go away, you want to see the Muslims all united, then change what is within yourself. Then you will see changing the society all these problems and issues around the world. Why is it happening? Because of lack of understanding of the Quran? We don't know what our deen says and that is why we have so much issues and problems all around the world.

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Number to connect with Allah. So after you've made that intention, put in the effort to connect with Allah through His words, Allah Allah he says, Who will levy basophil Oh, Nina Rasul Minami. Allah Am I at what you said Kim, are you are Lima whom will cater but will hikma when can Amin Pablo love your daughter Ali Mubin. Allah Allah says it is He Who has sent to the unlettered world to people who don't understand and maybe the Prophet.

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Why for what he had to do Allah him it so he can recite the words of Allah Allah will use the kingdom

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to change to become purified.

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So the Muslims can change you get closer and be united and be good.

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Why you are limit how many Kitab well hikma and to teach them the book, the Quran and the wisdom, his sunnah.

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That is the purpose of the Prophet SAW Selim being sent. And we are not paying heed to this verse and the importance of the Quran.

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When you understand the Quran, your Salah is different.

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When you understand certain words of the Quran, your Salah becomes stronger, there is who sure there is devotion in your prayer.

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And that's the essence because the connection with Allah through the Quran, yes, but the best way through the Quran is in your Salah, because the salah is the Quran

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in your Salah, you recite the Quran.

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So to get closer to Allah, your understanding his words, you're communicating with Allah to Allah. Let me give you this verse, and I want you to understand this verse. Allah Allah says, Yeah, you have Lavina Amano, la takanobu salatu wa Anton su Kara had Talamo Mata Kowloon. Listen to this verse. This verse was given in the first prohibition of alcohol. We know that alcohol used to be allowed in Makkah, to Sahabas used to drink as well. The first prohibition came were Allah to Allah tells the Muslims you know the nominal letter caribou salata do not come close to the Salah, were unto him suka when you are drunk Hatter until talamona Taco noon, until you know what you're saying.

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Until you know what you're saying. Because when a person is drunk, think about it. When he's praying, he'll have no clue what he's doing. Right.

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So it's this order is for the one who is drunk. Do you not come close to the salah? Because you're drunk and you don't know what you're saying? What about me and you that don't know what we're saying in the Quran when we leave

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When we're praying our Salah,

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we don't know what we're saying, we could actually be worse than the one who knows, but he's drunk and praying.

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on until you know what you're saying.

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And yet we don't understand what we're saying. And we're praying five times a day. That doesn't mean stop praying, continue to pray. But put in that importance of understanding his words in your prayer. That's very, very important in sha Allah.

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Even some of the Quraysh of Makkah, who hated the Prophet SAW Salem,

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they will tell people don't listen to him. He's a soothsayer, He's a magician. He's a lawyer, don't listen to him. But you know what, some of them will do Hadith. Some of them at night, the leaders of Makkah, they would go towards his house, or they would go to where he is praying, and they would actually listen to him. Some of them the Quraysh, some of them will actually cry. Because of these beautiful words. They understood it. Of course, it was in Arabic, they understood it, it moves them it made them cry, but because of the pride and arrogance they didn't accept. When was the last time we shared a tea when we recited the Quran,

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when the Croatia Mecca did, and they didn't embrace it, we've embraced Islam. But did we shed a tea when we recite the words of Allah subhanho wa taala. Again, that's another point to think about SubhanAllah.

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The Quran is your manual for life.

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You know, the few couple one month ago, I bought a boat from Bunnings, a garden shed that I had to put in the back. And of course, when you buy that it comes in a box, you got to take it out, you know, and I'm no handyman.

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But I can do it.

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Because the first thing I look for is the manual.

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Step one, get this panel. The screws has lots of screws in here, which one or it's D to get the d two screw put that in. which tool do I use is telling me to use this tool? I'm going to grab that tool, where does it go look for this place, screw in there.

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And then I asked my son can you get that tool because the manual says I got to do this, go get that tool for me. So he runs and gets that tool. And finally, I've built my garden shed.

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If I didn't have the manual, it'll probably break apart.

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This flood that we had is probably just taken away Subhanallah

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but Ray is your manual of life.

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You know, we use our GPS to go somewhere. We don't know where we're going the destination we know our destination, but we don't know the path we put on the GPS. It'll tell you to go straight. You're going straight. Then he tells you to turn while you turn route right? Even wangi if there's a there's a police in front, right it wants you the good more than once.

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And then if you take the wrong turn, it gives you a detour. Go back to the to the path.

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We know our destination Jana. But we're not using the GPS the Quran. We're not using it. And if we take the wrong turn, the Quran will bring you back. But we continue going on that path because we're not looking at the Quran we're not understanding it. Subhanallah so what are some of the tips? This is the final thing insha Allah? What are some of the tips that we can do? Right in Ramadan or just before Ramadan begins? Number one.

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I'm sure all of us we know short suitors from the 30 of Jews. We know the short sort of memorized it when we're younger.

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My advice to myself and all of you

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open up to see books of those short suitors sit down as a family Halaqa and go together Read, Recite or read together the meaning of the suitors. Memorize them. Talk to your kids open up one of the suitors, let's say Surah two Nossal open up Elijah and Allah who will fetch what does that mean? What's the first verse to highlight the key words? Ask your children the question wisdom, your learning your children are learning.

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It goes through the short Saudis insha Allah and by the end of Ramadan, you'll be able to do a lot of the show tourists and next time when you recite them in your Salah, you can visualize it either and the salah he will fit you can already visualize where Allah to Allah help the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in conquering Mecca in taking marker you can already visualize it. What are if a nurse you have to follow nephila Here, Florida and you can see that people coming into Islam in huge mass crowd. You can now visualize it because you're understanding it. Your Salah will change Subhanallah and when your Salah changes, you are away from sins.

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Why? Because Allah Allah says in the salata

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in the Salah Tottenham will fascia, you will mancha that verily Salah

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prevents you from committing indecency and sins. If we committing sins and indecency on a regular basis, there's something wrong with our Salah.

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So if that can be fixed because you're understanding the Quran, then inshallah you will be away from sins. So do that show suitors number two,

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from when you're reciting the Quran has a must have when you highlight keywords, there's nothing wrong with writing in the Quran. So keywords, highlight keywords, keywords Jana Johanna mouth hired in sun. All of these words, when you highlight them, and you know what they mean, the next time the Imam is reciting, you can sort of work out what he's saying. So next time when he note your heart should shake. Next time when he Jana, you should be pleased and happy. The emotions will come in. Number three, memorize when you're memorizing new students from now on. Don't just memorize the words in Arabic. But memorize it with tafsir memorize it with understanding this and even if it

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takes a while doesn't matter. The Sahaba is some of them used to take a long time to memorize series because they were memorizing with understanding and implementation.

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So do that in sha Allah. Number four, and this is probably the hardest.

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Learn the Arabic language.

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Learn the Arabic language if you can do so. You see the minimum requirements, according to a Lowe's or alumna of Arabic that you should know is that when you are praying, you know what you're saying. So next time when you say Allahu Akbar, you know what that means. Samia, Allah halimun Hamidah Robina, like Alhambra Hamden cathedral for a year but nobody can fee you know, what you're saying SubhanAllah lblv Subhan neurobiol Allah, here to Allah, he was allowed to water you but until the end, at least, you know what you're saying, that is a minimum requirements of Arabic that you should know. And from the short suitors of the Quran, from them, the ones you recite quite a bit in your

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prayer, you should know that according to a lot of a majority to Allah ma, that's the minimum requirement. But if you can invest a bit of time, in a bit of money in learning the Arabic language, that's great. And I'm sure there's a lot of Arabic courses in our local areas where you can attend some online courses, maybe even if you get a little bit, the gist of the Quran in sha Allah Inshallah, that will make a huge amount of difference. And don't ever think you're too old to learn. Because you're not when I was doing a bachelor's in Malaysia, for Sharia. There was a man in my class without kidding. He was 92 years old.

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He was 92 years old, and he's doing bachelors of Sharia.

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And I being a naive little person, I went up to him, I'm like, why? What are you doing? He'd said to me, you are never too old to learn the deen of Allah. You're never too old. So take that effort, put in that effort. And finally my brothers and my sisters, Allah to Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us

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Al Quran, who joy to look, our like that this Quran will be a Hoja for you, all against you on the Day of Judgment.

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If you are putting your efforts in the Quran, then on the day of judgment, the Quran will call to Allah. Ya Allah. Your servant, used to wake up at night, and he would recite me. Oh ALLAH forgive this person. The Quran will speak for you. Or he will speak against you, Oh Allah, this person, your servant. He never really used to recite me.

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He will say to Allah, so be that person that on the Day of Judgment, the Quran will be a Hoja for you. I ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to make us understand and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us all connect with the words of Allah with the Quran. I ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to build that love in our heart for the Quran. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to use this month of Ramadan to our benefit so that we can connect with Allah through the words of the Quran. I ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to bless each and every one of us. And once again I ask Allah to gather all of us like we are gathered here in general for those Subhanallah will be humbled panicle Lahoma will be humbling show

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to Allah Allah He learned, Furukawa to be like was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah he will

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show so I usually don't take questions but you can ask me questions.

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In Lillahi wa inna lillahi Rajon is a dua is a general dua it's for anyone because you're not making a dua specifically for that person. That lie is not about that. In Allah He to Allah we belong. We're in LA he Rajon and to Him is our return. So it is not specific to that person. So of course you can make that to highest Charlo basically serves as a reminder for yourself correct

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what time is Aisha? Yeah.

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