Balanced Relationship With Al-Quran

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The importance of Islam's teachings and its impact on one's life is discussed, including the completion of the book of Allah and the importance of body language in the Prophet's teachings. The importance of learning the book for personal growth is emphasized, along with the use of Arabic language in media and media. The implementation of Islam in various countries and its impact on political and cultural context is also discussed. The importance of practicing Islam for personal growth is emphasized, along with its use in various cultural context.

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim hamdulillah who have been Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Salle Olean with Akhirin Nabina Muhammad Anwar ala alihi wa sahbihi wa manda RB that what he was tending to be so naughty Illa Yama Dean was salam to Sleeman, Kathira Ahmedabad.

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Salaam Alaikum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. I'll praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the First and the Last.

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And may Allah showers blessings upon his family, his companions, and all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment.

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Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us to be in the month of Ramadan, in this very critical year in the history of Islam.

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And Muslims throughout the world are praying and hoping for major change to come about.

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Some Muslims are praying for a political change.

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They are praying for freedom within the Muslim lands, praying for a chance and an opportunity to live under the law of Allah to live normal lives in the sense that we take care of our families, we deal with society, we call to the good we forbid evil.

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And we do the best to enjoy this world and prepare for the hereafter.

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Other Muslims are calling for economic change, that even though there is an Islamic construct, the economy, the basis of the relationship of people, is based upon interest and usury. And we're still caught up in the International Monetary Fund. And so therefore, they want to have an economic change, that our relationship would not be based upon false constructs false pieces of paper, that's supposed to be promissory notes that are supposed to be giving us gold and silver in the bank. But there's no golden silver in the bank,

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but actually based our relationship on materials that have value within themselves. And this is the basis of the Islamic economy.

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So some people are crying for this change and praying to Allah subhanaw taala there are others who are looking for social change, that even Muslims are able to express themselves,

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in their dress, and in their actions. And we could live

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a comfortable life

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within the priests precepts of Islam,

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praying that Allah subhanaw taala would make it easy for us in this social struggle that is going on in the world.

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And so whatever form of change we are crying for, we are praying to Allah for we cannot forget that Allah subhanaw taala has told us in Surah to read in Allahu Allah up Rama be Coleman had tell you very roomy and foresee him. Allah will not change the condition of people until they change that which is in themselves.

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And so it is an internal change that has to come about the very essence of our Islam, not the outside part.

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Not the name of Akhmad, or Zainab,

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not the language, not the clothes that we wear. But the real essence of the change comes from within inside the individual. And that means that the very near the very intention that a person makes has to be sincere to Allah subhanaw taala

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and that sincerity

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needs to be based not only on a feeling of sense

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charity to the Creator, but also based upon based upon sound knowledge.

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So the combination of that feeling, that burning desire, to be honest to Allah and his messenger needs to be guided by knowledge. And that knowledge is in caps encapsulated. In the book of Allah azza wa jal, the Quran, which has been revealed to us, above seven heavens, and given to us in a way that it could be relevant to our lives.

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Normally, you get a book, and you read it from one cover to the other cover.

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And there are sections where you are just reading for reading sake.

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But the core area is different because it was revealed over a 23 year period, according to circumstances.

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And Allah subhanaw taala, revealed to the Prophet SAW Salem in a living way, so that it corresponded to the needs of the believers in the Meccan period, then the migration and the medina period. And this was a type of development. It was a development of Islamic character, or development of consciousness, and then the development of the individuals and finally the development of the Islamic community. And so with the flowering of the Islamic community, we were able to see

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the final revelations coming in showing us how we can live not just as individuals, but even as collective groups in the world. And so the Quran itself

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was a message that was not directed to a particular time period.

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It is

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not sensitive only to just the time period, but it actually has guidance for human beings to the Day of Judgment.

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To understand it, of course, in its full magnificence, we have to understand the circumstances, we have to understand

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what the human beings were going through when the Quran was revealed, giving the guidance, if we understand what happened to them, during their lifetimes, and during the time of the revelation, then it will help us more to be able to apply these principles to our own lives. And so we need to develop a type of complete sincerity to the book of Allah,

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our relationship needs to change.

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And Ramadan is one of the best times to make that change, or to continue the change that we are going through. Because Ramadan is a time of the Quran itself. And from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, so seldom, it was when Gibreel, the angel alayhi salam would come to the Prophet SAW Salem, and would read the whole of the Quran with him. And it was a special time the focus was on it.

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And with that focus, it gives us a type of guidance. And what is left to us now is to try to be as sincere as we possibly can. And so the scholars have looked at this type of sincerity this relationship in three parts. So we want to look at three aspects of the sincerity

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to see in Tilawat if he were to double it, he will get back our MIDI or Marathi.

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And so the scholars have shown us the three aspects of the sincerity. One is Tahseen Tilawat t, that is to read it in a beautiful way with the rules of Tajweed as close as we can to the revelation.

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The second part is the duckboard IRT and that is to reflect upon it versus what is actually in the book.

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So when the book is read to us, and we hear it, the second part is to reflect on it. What did Allah subhanaw taala actually mean? When this verse was revealed, how does it relate to me?

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What are some of the shades of meaning that are in this particular idea or this surah

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in order to better benefit,

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but the third part is the completion.

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After you read it, and you think about it, the third part is to implement

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do it

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and that is to follow its commands. Its BA and that is the practical application of the book of Allah and we are so much in need of this completion.

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And with this concept, we can start to look at the verses in a different way, we can start to have a different relationship with the book of Allah azza wa jal

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today, in many cases, people focus on Tahseen Tilawat. TV upon a beautiful recitation.

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And Alhamdulillah we are blessed with

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many beautiful Quran, readers. That is one of the great blessings of the ummah. And one of the reasons why we have not actually gone astray

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is that Allah preserved it through human beings. So through the people

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trying to perfect the recitation,

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we are able to now get that joke, or that taste of how it was revealed from the angel Jibreel la Santa.

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But the problem is, is that when the recitation becomes an end to itself,

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then even the recitation of this living book, which is giving us guidance, can actually turn into entertainment,

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where people will just literally want to hear the sound. And is no doubt just hearing the sound is going to give you something, just reading one idea, you get a blessing for every letter that you read. So there's no doubt about that.

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But it's not the end.

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You see. So in some cases, with the rest recitation of Quran, it becomes a culture surrounding the recitation.

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And in many Muslim countries,

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people have Koran competitions and Koran recitals.

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And this is a beautiful thing, because it's much better than having symphony and these other recitals that people go to.

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But in some cases, the people just want to hear a beautiful sound.

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And there are certain recitals whose

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voices were so sweet. That it became almost similar

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to some of the singers, international singers, whose voices were so melodic. And they help people to relax in some ways

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of the great readers of the Quran, Egypt itself, the Egyptians were blessed and are still blessed with people who have amazing abilities and amazing sound.

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And the Egyptians have something that we call an America, we call it soul. Soul is something that you find in American culture. For instance, in the Christian church, you will find the people sing their hymns in a certain way. But in the African American church, it's rhythmic. It's got like feeling in it. And all the way through African American culture. There is this soil Egyptian culture is like this, too.

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It's different than other Arab cultures. Because in some Arab culture is very dry, and very formal. But the Egyptians soulful, and they really get into it.

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But this soulfulness can sometimes go too far.

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And you will see some Koran readers when they read, you know, they'll take you on a journey, like, take you up and take you down. And so so the Koran reader reads, and they go Hola, hola. And they like respond. They respond to the reader, and it can really get soulful to when you're in it.

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But this is where the sincerity is involved. If the person understands what what is being read, is reflecting on it and wants to put it into a light into their life, then those sounds can become a life changing experience. And some people have had life changing experiences, just listening to the Quran being recited.

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But if it's only the sound, it can also take us off the path. And I remember being in in Cape Town in South Africa and Capetonians have developed a beautiful recitation, many of them studies in Egypt itself, and they carried a lot of Egyptian culture to the Cape.

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And so in one case,

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the reader is reading and he says Johanna, yes Lona

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Ha, we're big sell me hat. He said they will enter hellfire

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and it will be a terrible place. And the person next next to me is he's responding in the soulful way right? So the Quran we the reason he says Allah, Allah, Halawa your CDs YDNA. So what he's saying these he say in the Arabic that the Egyptians say, and so he says that, you know, Halawa your CD said, That is sweet, my brother

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increase us.

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I could not I couldn't control myself. So I turned around, I said, Brother, you know what he just said, think about this. Now, the Quran reciter is saying, hellfire, they will enter it. And it is a terrible place. And he's saying sweetness, give me more.

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So I said, Brother, do you know what you just said? You know, he told you, you'll be going to hell. And you're asking for more. And he said, a stock federal law.

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So this is where the second part is so important. And that is to dub bush. Think about what is actually being read.

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And so in order to have a living example of our relationship with the book of Allah, we want to look at the life of

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Abdullah bin Massoud read the law when

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Abdullah bin Massoud

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was one of the most prominent companions in his relationship to the book of Allah. And it is to understand his life and some of his achievements, that you will really see the flowering relationship of an individual with the book of Allah.

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Abdullah ibn Massoud rhodiola, one who was also known as Ibn Abd. He was from the southern part of Arabia from what is now Yemen. And a short man thin body very strong, but he was a shepherd. And the shepherds taking care of flux, have a special personality. It is actually said that all of the messengers of Allah, all the prophets were schepens

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Because there's a relationship between a person and animals. And when that relationship develops, it develops a type of consciousness in the individual to deal with his flocks. And a prophet, in a sense, is a shepherd dealing with his flocks. In the same way a leader is a shepherd, a man is a shepherd to his family, and a woman is a shepherd to her children. This are ready. Yeah, this this Raji. You know, the shepherd is something that we know people share on different levels. And so, even Massoud radiola one, he was a shepherd.

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And he used to take care of the crops of Akbar Ibn wait. It was it was the habit of the Quraysh the rich people in Mecca to actually own flocks, and they would hire people to take care of their animals. And then the personnel would go around the outskirts looking for water and looking for, you know, shrubbery for the animal to eat, you know, and then, you know, make it available to the master. So he was taking care of Akbar's animals. And

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as he was out there one day, wandering in the hills, two men came upon him. Now he was given. Massoud was a young man. These two men were like middle aged men. He could tell that they were from Pradesh, probably of the senior people of Kadesh. See the body language? And they came up to him and they asked him,

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they asked him for some milk. You know, can we milk your sheep and benefit? You know, from that? And Abdullah, he said to the two men,

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I'm not the master of the ship.

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And he actually debated them. He said, like, it's, you know, I have to think about this because it's not my property. And instead of the men, elderly men getting angry with him, they were impressed by and it turned out that these two men was Prophet Muhammad Salah and Abu Bakr, Siddiq radula. One, they wanted to get away from Mecca.

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And so they they really liked the intelligence of this young man, they debated with him and finally he gave them something to drink. And as the conversation continued, and, you know, as the young man started recognizing

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the qualities of these two senior men,

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a relationship developed, and it turned out that Abdullah, he wrote the last one,

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because of this relationship, he actually left

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shepherding and he asked the Prophet peace be upon him.

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If he could become his right hand man,

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like a servant, but it's not slavery or anything, the person is in freedom.

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And what they call the Olimar call Mala Azzam and this is somebody who was like, today, you say your right hand man. And so he would literally be with you all the time you carry a staff

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you know, throw a shawl over him, if it's cold, you know, meet him at different places, protect him, whatever, even in the call of nature, because they didn't have toilet, you go outside into the, into the desert, he would shield him, you know, give him water, even to the point of wedding as Miss Suek. And give him his miss. Well, that's. So that's the kind of relationship he developed with the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. And the prophet called him.

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abou Abdul Rahman.

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And from that early time, the Prophet peace be upon him, put his hand on his head, and he said that you know, you are a learned person, I pray that Allah blesses your intelligence. And so you made a dua for him. This, of course, is most of the job, it is answered. And this early education

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gave up to live and must root our relationship with the book of Allah, like probably nobody else had amongst the companions.

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And if it was a university book that you get in the university, then you'd have to register in the university and take the course and maybe spend a lot of money to buy the book. Today, you need a nice computer to download it.

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We're not talking about this. We're talking about the response of Allah subhanaw taala. To circumstances comes the Quran, the guidance, stories of those who came before comes the Quran, special wisdom of the prophets, comes the court had special knowledge of the universe, knowledge of outer space and inner space comes the Quran.

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As as it's coming to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Abdullah ibn Massoud ready Allah on his right there.

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You see, so his relationship,

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his relationship, because the Quran is a living, it came through living circumstances, he also lived the circumstances. So therefore, he had like a full type of relationship. And he took on the body language of the Prophet SAW Salem. And this is important because many times people will take on the body language of their teachers. And that's the reason why many Muslims today would rather have their children homeschooled

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or in Islamic schools as opposed to going to the public schools. Because sometimes the children learn you know, a different kind of body language is like a modesty and maybe cursing and maybe you know, just the run a different way of going about things. That's different than you know, the Islamic lifestyle.

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So body language is important. And who they are, even though your man Read the last one, he used to say that Verily, the closest person resembling the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him in manner and in traits is Abdullah even Massoud

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from the time he leaves his house until the time he returns.

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And I don't know what he does with his family.

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Okay, so who they first said, This person resembles the Prophet SAW Salem, more than anybody else. And he watched him from when he left his house, all the things he's doing during the day, walking, talking, praying, going to the washroom interacting until he comes home. He said that man represents the private sector more than anybody I've seen amongst the companion. What he does inside the house does his business I don't know what he does with his wife, or with his children. But outside, he is resembling the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him more than anybody else. And this is important because he is now taking in

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the book of Allah. And what this means is that

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he is he's taking in the circumstances he's taking in the verses and

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I'm delighted and must rude then, because of this. He is hearing the revelation as it first comes.

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It's a freshness to it. And so it is said that the recitation of Abdullah ibiam, Ibn Massoud had this type of freshness, like the angel Jibreel

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And later on, when the Prophet SAW Selim in the medina period came into a masjid, he had Abu Bakr and Omar with him. And it was a man fire in the distance who was reading the Quran. They could hear the recitation. And then the man made start making dua.

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And the province of Salam said, Ask, and you will be given a task and you will be given. He said, You know, this man he made as to what you pray to Allah to answer it, and they're wondering, like, Who is this person? And he said, This is Abdullah and Massoud.

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So he had this type of recitation. And he said,

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in his relationship with the book of Allah,

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He is reported to have certain Buhari the fourth volume, even Massoud said, he received 70

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Surah 70 chapters of the Quran, from the Prophet SAW seldom, immediately after they were revealed

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1770 chapters of the Quran he actually received

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when they were actually being revealed, just after it comes.

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And think about this, the Quran itself now is coming. Sometimes the Prophet SAW Salem reported that it would come like he would like you know, he would feel heavy weight and start sweating, pouring sweat

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in some cases, his animal class whether the camel,

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the camel would literally

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would literally sit down. You know, if you have a camel, and you're putting weight burden on the camel's back, you're packing things on the camel. And the Bedouins know this, the camel is intelligent, the camel knows when it reaches a point, I can't carry this anymore. It just likes it'll just sit down.

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So when it sits down, then you know, this is a heavy weight.

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On some occasions, as reported by the by the Companions, when the revelation came, the animal literally sat down. Think about this, the animal sat down the weight of this revelation coming. It's a spiritual way to animals have a different kind of relationship. Animals can sense things that human beings cannot sense. Because you know, we only use a part of our brain, right? When people look into the human brain. It says it's small amount that we use. Some people some parts are open up, they can actually communicate this telepathy, they can actually communicate with other individuals, they can do things and you see companions who received karama

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a type of miracle that came to the to the companions that they actually could open up certain parts of their,

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of their mind and their abilities to communicate and take on information.

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And so reliable must rude.

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He had an amazing relationship. So the first part to seen Tilawat he, he had the beautiful recitation, the second part to double it.

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Okay, so revelation is coming, he's receiving it. And even Massoud is reported to have said, by him, besides whom there is no God.

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No verse of the book of Allah has been revealed, without my knowing where it was revealed, and the circumstances of its revelation. And by Allah, if I knew there was anyone who knew more of the book of Allah, I will do whatever is in my power to be with that person.

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Look at this, through a study head.

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He said everything.

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Either I know everything, all the verses, or there was some I didn't know. And I would hunt down the person who knew

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until I knew the circumstances of the whole of the book.

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So this is to double IoT, right? Think about this. This is knowing the meaning it's not just like reading it, reading it, reading it.

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Sometimes we read it some people read the Quran so fast, you can hardly even hear they read real fast.

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And then missing the meaning. The Companions would even read and sort of relax, read a verse and sort of relax. This is how the original recitation because they're thinking about what is actually being read in

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some cases we go overboard with our respects to our brothers

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and sisters. We even have a mash it I'm not saying which one it is. We have a masjid here, where? Some time ago I don't know if they still have it. They had two types of Tara

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We have prayer being done.

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They had the regular prayer on the top floor and they had express on the bottom floor.

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So like if you want to leave the collector's lane, right where the normal recitation you want to go to express, you go downstairs, and he's reading like real fast. So they'll finish the Quran in about 10 days or something. Like you don't have time, right?

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You know, so it's like Express, right? So you go downstairs, but what's the relationship with the book of Allah you want to express?

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Like, why are you reading it, because you just want instant blessings, then you miss out on the second part, right?

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You won't get to dub Bush.

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And that is so important in our relationship, because we're being tested now in our lives. We're being tested in our communities. And the closer we are to the revelation, really knowing it and living it is going to be better how we respond, and also to the Sunnah. And I want to give you an example of of this type of understanding,

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Omar able a hot tub radula, one great companion. When he took over the leadership, and became Khalifa he was really concerned with the Muslims. And he would actually go outside of the city, and he would meet the caravans. And he would actually ask the people in the caravans questions and find out what they have, and inform them about how the prices are dealt with in the city. And it's it this is a security thing too, because he's actually seeing who's going to enter the city. So he's securing Medina. So on one occasion, he went out to this caravan and the caravans usually have scouts in the front. So they'll send out people in the fronts. And then in the back they have

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sweepers these are the ones who are like in the back protecting and case somebody attacks on the back. So the scouts were in the front

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and he went to the scouts and he said where are you coming from?

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And they answered me Infigen Amok

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now this is classical Arabic right? It's classical Arabic and normally people who speak Arabic don't speak like this. Okay when I first learned Arabic you know in Medina

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and I went to the you know, sherbets logo and I said, you know, when I enter enter, enter men America. What is your name must mukha is me, Abdullah. So you learning nice Arabic, right? Then you go out into the streets, and they say it's just work. Shouldn't do is smoke is smoke a

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is the same language, right? But it's colloquial language. It's a media right? So these people now are saying they talk in classical Arabic minffordd genomic. We come from a deep valleys. So then Omar asked them where are you going? And they said, il basil Arctic.

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We're going to the ancient house. So they're talking like Quranic right? So he said, Okay, there's a scholar with you.

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He said, go back and ask this person, whoever is amongst you.

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Ask him which verse, which part of the Quran is the greatest

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verse chapter, whatever, which is the greatest part of the Quran.

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Give me the answer. And I want you to think about it yourself. So we can keep awaken this last time? How would you answer that question? Anybody can answer that just write off the thing of songs. What's the greatest part of the Quartet? of them? Jews middle Quran, what is the greatest spot? How would you answer?

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What's the greatest part of the Quran?

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Fatiha that's a good one. I had to Corsi, he came back. And he gave them the second chapter of the Quran verse 255, Allahu La ilaha illa, who will Heyoka Yom the verse of the throne?

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I had to corsi. Then Omar said, which part of the Qur'an has the most justice? Adam or pist? Justice which part of the Quran gives the most justice? Go ask ask this person that question. How would you answer that question? The word adult or justice, which gives the most JUSTICE Pulling the law I had, right that that's some Tauheed ik justice, right which one gives the most justice? Who would probably have the word idle or Adela or fist or something like that inside of the verse?

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They came back

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and they quoted certain Nahal verse 90, were Allah azza wa jal is saying

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oh the bIllahi min ash shaytaan the regime in Allah Hi yah mobile Adela ehsani Well, what eata codabar

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Why Yong? Ha en el fascia you will Moon Caldwell Bobby. Yeah either comme la La Quinta karoun

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Verily, Allah commands Justice in Allah yah, mobile Adam. You see this? Allah commands justice and righteousness and taking care of your family. And He prohibits you from corruption and evil. He gives you a warning in order that you would reflect. So this is a deep thinker now right? Not only just justice in it, ALLAH is commanding justice. So then Omar said okay, go ask your person now. What is the most comprehensive

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verse or chapter in the Quran?

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What is the most comprehensive a what? It takes in everything?

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In one part of the quarter

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one answer our brothers gearing Well, us certain Assa, that's a very good answer. Very good, because they say that chapter would be enough in itself. But that's not the answer. I'll give you a hint. This person who answered was thinking like a nuclear physicist,

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you know, a nuclear physicist does not think like us, right? We look at the room and we think they're thinking and spatial squares and sections and they start looking at things like you know, molecules and whatever. They don't just look at things like us, right?

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This person thinking like a nuclear physicist, because you want to have the most comprehensive what is the most comprehensive thing in the Quran?

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Surah Yaseen, you are seen brings a lot, but that was not his answer. The answer was subsurface. Oiselle verse 78, familia ml Miss causada Ratan Chiron Yara were Mejia. Melmoth collars are rotten. Seshadri Yara

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and whoever doesn't Adams weight of good.

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He will see it. And if you do an Adam's wait of evil, you will see it. See how he's thinking. And Adam, right? Vera.

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So he took it to like a nuclear physics level.

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Right? That is the most complete thing. Because of the Day of Resurrection.

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You're going to see everything.

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Nothing. When that book is revealed.

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Nothing that you did, is going to be hidden.

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This is the most common. Then Omar said,

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asked this person

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which part of the Quran gives them gives the most hope.

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Which gives us the most hope. This is ml or Raja, which makes us hope more than Allah subhanaw taala which part gives the most hope?

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I said sent. They came back and they said they quoted from sort of Zuma verse 53 Paul Yeah, EBRD AlLadhina asafo Allah foresee him. Now talk not to me Rahmatullah in Allah your faders don't know, but Jimmy and Elia.

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They came back and they said that our man has said, say,

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or Muhammad, say, Oh, my servants, my slaves, who have harmed themselves. Do not despair, in the Mercy of Allah. Because Verily, Allah forgives all sins. I mean, what more hope is there?

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That is nothing left in this life. When he said that they said, Omar then said is Abdullah bin Massoud amongst you? They said Allahu Munna? Yes, is there. So they know that there's nobody,

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nobody like him. You see, who is going to think about the code and he takes it he has it so much inside of them. Right.

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That is like breathing it.

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Right. And that's how we have to now think that's the challenge we need to put to our younger generation.

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Right to to to take in this book. Right? So that were really part of the book and not just sort of looking at it from the outside.

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But the third part is, for many people the most difficult

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and that is implementation. Because it's one thing to talk the talk. But as they say, can you walk the walk?

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Right, can you do? Can you practice what you preach?

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So to implement the book,

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this is where Abdullah bin Massoud radula. One.

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He was also of the eminent companions

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of the Prophet SAW Selim. And it is reported in the early phase of Islam. Remember, abdulai was one of the he's one of the savvy Akun. So he's one of the first people to embrace Islam.

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And in that early phase, where they went through, they were totally terrorized. Talk about Muslims are terrorists.

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They were terrorize, they couldn't fight back.

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If you were Muslim, an early phase, you could be killed, tortured,

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exiled, anything it is fair game for the Mushrikeen the polytheist to do anything well, and this went on for 13 years.

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And so it reached the point where the Companions wanted to do something.

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So they used to meet in Dara Arkham, which is a special house given by an outcome EB outcome Rhodiola one, it was a type first Islamic center on the ground place. They used to meet there. And one day they were in the meeting and they said okay, the Prophet peace be upon him. He's going out to the Kaaba. He has Gibreel protecting him Ben who Hashem but now one of us has to go out. We have to go out. And this is before Omar became Muslim too.

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So one of us has got to go out. Abdullah Massoud raised his head. I will take this book out. They said No, not you.

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He's a thin short man how

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he goes outside down to the Kaaba,

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the quotation sitting there, and he begins to read this Mila Rahmani Raheem our ramen, Allah Melkote Holika il San Allah whole ban

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Qureshi, what is this? And they looked at this little man, and they pounced upon him,

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and began beating him and beating him until he's unconscious, wake him up beating him, until finally,

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some of the companions came back with a cat. They took this amount of weight.

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And they brought him back to Darko. And the companion said, This is what we fit. This is exactly what we fit. And Abdullah, he was reported to have said, when the Quraysh at that time, was attacking me, they look like ants, little ants, they were nothing to me.

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And he said, If you want, I'll go back out tomorrow. I'm gonna do it again. They said no.

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So he was a person who was ready to implement the book of Allah, regardless of what it costs. And because of his stance here, and because he did not have a tribe, he had come from the Yemen. And he did not have a tribe. And you know, he was originally just a poor shepherd boy. He was in extreme danger, he was allowed to make the Hijra to allow Bashar Ethiopia.

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it is reported that during the Hijra when the Joshi had embraced Islam, the emperor of exome, of Al Habesha had embraced Islam.

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And there was a reaction because, you know, amongst the Christians, there were people who believe in one God, there was Trinity. There was all kinds of things going on. So they reacted, and it was a revolution. So the Joshi said to the Muslims, get in those boats,

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stay on the shore. If I lose the battle, go home.

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If I win the battle, you can come back and even cathedra reports that it was up to Libin, Massoud was set over the hill to go down and watch the battle. And so we came down to the area of this battle witness what was going on? The Joshy was victorious. He told the companions and they were able to stay in Pearl Harbor shall hamdulillah until finally after the Joshi passed away, the major Hegira was called to Medina. Then they left to Medina. And so Abdullah bin must Ruud experienced all of these different aspects.

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He made the Hijra

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he struggled in the different campaigns all throughout the medina period. And finally, after the death of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. We find that because he was able to implement what he knew he was given special status. The companions and especially Omar Abdullah top reported him or he sent him and assigned him to be the party of Kufa

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the kadhi of Kufa

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and Kufa and Basra were the two main

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The cities in Iraq

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like now you have Basra. You don't have Kufa, you don't see it on the map, right? But Kufa is part of Najaf what is called Najaf because when Ali was assassinated radula they buried him and they tried to make it means so people couldn't know to define his body, but they buried him in an area, you know, and that part now they call the whole of that city, Najaf. But a section of it was before Kufa, Hoover was there before Najaf. But you won't see it on the map, right?

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And so Kufa was the main city before and Coover was a city of intellectuals of you know, culture. It was one of the most important cities on the Tigris and Euphrates, and you know that Iraq was one of the centers of civilization from ancient times. So Omar then said

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to the people of Kufa,

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he said I have sent you a ma Ibn Yassir as an Emir. And Abdullah bin Massoud as a minister and teacher.

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Both are among the prophets, most distinguished companions, who fought in the Battle of better they are your role models, obey them, and listen to their words. By doing this, I prefer you over myself by sending Abdulahi and preferring you over myself. He wanted us to live with him in Medina right. But he sent him the Kufa who for a strategic place, and was eventually that Ali made the capital of Islam in Kufa.

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Right and so many things came out of Kufa. That's what Abu Hanifa first of the main Imams he was cufon.

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So, so many things came out of Kufa,

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but not only that, Abdullah ibn must Rudra de la one, he was also put in charge of the Baitul mouth of the Treasury house, the distribution of the wealth. So you think about these two positions, the kadhi, the chief justice in the courts, and the head of the Baitul Mal, the economics of the society. So, this is a key person, within the government with within the society of Kufa itself

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this is an illustrious position.

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And this is now this is the

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you know the climax and he lived until the hill outfit of Earth man, if any are found radula one

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and just for your general information.

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I found some very interesting report and this was in a a text dealing with the Sahaba

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and this is called suffer to suffer it's a famous our history book dealing with the companions and as reported by person they must look

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and must Luke says shall mem to us harbor Mohammed Salah Salem forward jet to El Mohammed inteha Illa sit tight enough.

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He said I looked into the companions of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah when shall mem to like he looked deeply into them. Listen to them, watch them, listen to their lives cut into them and he found that their knowledge

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it ended with six people.

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Now remember in those early days, the Quran is the main thing.

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sunnah gets developed, you know as a body later on. The Sunnah is there the problem is the Sunnah.

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Right so the masters of the Quran were the ones now, you know who had that direct knowledge? That was certain.

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Right? And then of course, other things as well.

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So it must Luke says from these six men home, oh Ma, wa ali. Abdullah ibn Massoud will obey a niqab will abou Dada was Zaid ibn dabit. He named six people.

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These are the most eminent companions of the Prophet SAW Salem. With the knowledge ended Omar ibn Al Khattab Ali ibn Abi Talib Abdullah he Ibn Massoud obey Ibn carpe

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Abu darda

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and Zaid ibn dabit for the Allama. These were the chief eminent

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people of knowledge in this early time again, for those who may be writing Omar Al Khattab Ali ibn Abi Taalib

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up July but Massoud

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Hubei Ibn Cobb

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abou dark dark

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and say Devon dabit are

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The Lord. Then he continues and he said to Masha meme to her Allah is set up for our job to Elmo home into her Ihlara julaine

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Ali Abdullah, he said then I checked out the six.

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And I found that knowledge ended with two people

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and it was Ali ibn Abi Talib. And Abdullah even Massoud.

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This was the pinnacle of the understanding of the book of Allah subhanaw taala.

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During the Khilafah of Ali ibn Abi Taalib,

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some people came to visit him and they said, Oh Amira, meaning

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we have never known a man who is better behaved,

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gentler in teaching,

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well mannered in his company,

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are more God fearing than Abdullah Hibben Masood

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Ali said, I urge you by Allah, tell me the truth

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is what you are saying true. They said yes. Ali said, Oh Allah, you are my witness, I would say about him the same as what they have said. Or even better.

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He read the Quran and has applied, what is permitted and forsaken, what is forbidden. He is an expert in religion and knowledgeable in the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Look at the qualities of Abdullayev and muscle This is the Qur'an emanating out of a person. Look at the qualities even how he is one of the greatest teachers of court and as well right.

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What did what did they say about him, these people?

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They never knew anybody who was better behaved.

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His behavior, right? Well, mannered

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he's a gentle teacher.

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He's not rough. You don't know the verse beat him.

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He's a gentle teacher. He doesn't know anybody who's more gentle, or who is more God fearing than up to live and must root for the Allah one.

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And so he reached that MACOM that stage of having the three aspects and qualities of the relationship to the book of Allah azza wa jal, and that is tassin to allow it. But to double IRT, we'll get back our MIDI he that we read it in a beautiful way according to the rules of Tajweed that we think about it reflect upon its meanings, the IRS and we follow its commands. We implement right, recitation,

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implementation, see the three keep that in mind. You reach a verse of the Quran you really like it? It sounded really good you'd like it was read think about it now try to find out where this was revealed. How it connects to the chapter is it a Meccan Surah it is a Medina surah you know, how does it relate to the other verses before and after it right you gotta look before it and after it, if you can get a Tafseer book

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and go to the Tafseer of the Oliver some scholars will give you a tough see of the grammatical meaning of this of these verses. Some will give you a meaning of certain words that have a different meaning now than they did then. Like in Surah Yusuf it is saying what ya say Yara

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it says a say yada came and say yada and Arabic today if you say my say yada is outside what is it Toyota Lamborghini

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you know Honda what is outside in those days know the Mufasa will say car Fila caravan.

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Say yada, yada see it. So there's something moving right?

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Today we're moving you know, in our Cadillac.

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Right, they're moving in the caravan. Right? So say Yara had a meaning in those days. And it means something today so you're reading sir to use of three you see say Yara don't think that somebody pulled up in a you know Volkswagen van again.

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You see, so study that the meaning of the words.

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Get some of the deeper meanings that come out of it sometimes is our deeds connected to it. That can explain it. Right. That's the double right to double

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And finally implementation to the best of our ability. Sometimes we can't do everything right away. Again, by knowing that when it was revealed we won't do something out of place. What is happening today is that people are taking verses revealed in Medina.

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And they're doing it. You know, although as though it was Mecca,

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they're dealing with things that are, you know, involved in an Islamic state, which is established before it's even established.

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They don't even have the Meccan period. That's where the implementation needs to duboeuf.

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If sometimes people read the verse and they jump in, they're gonna put it right into practice.

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And they don't understand. They can lose the meaning of this.

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They read a verse and it's saying let's Sakuraba Salaat went from sukar Takara.

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Do not come to prayer, when your mind is befogged.

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Because this was this verse came when some of the companions in the early stages before Medina, they were drinking alcohol.

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Right, so some of them came and they were drinking alcohol in the slot. Before the end, they were a little bit

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And they're reading Salaat this isn't a tough sell books.

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And so the person's reading the code and it was it was Ali Ali ibn Abi Talib. rather long so he's reading and he said cool. Yeah, you'll Kaffee rune. I Buju my taboo doing

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three sets of Han Allah

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Oh you unbelievers I worship but you worship. That's the effects of this right? The verse comes down a lot Tokuda Salah to anthem Sakara

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Don't come near the prayer when your mind is perfect. That was a stage in the prohibition of intoxicants, right.

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If a person takes that out of context, they say okay, I'm going to smoke some ganja or you know, marijuana records now it's medical, right? I just went to the doctor. So I'm going to smoke this but no, the Quran says don't come with mine before so I'll smoke after Isha. So by the time Fajr comes up down,

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no, Allah subhanaw taala then revealed after that,

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that you know that intoxicants or combo will mace it you know that this is Richardson and I'm gonna shaytaan it is an abomination from the devil.

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Stay away from it until intoxicants were completely bad. And so that verse is considered to be monsoon.

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It's like cancelled.

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Right? So this is where that implementation needs that to double as well. So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would help us to have that complete sincerity to the book of Allah. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give us that sincerity to read it properly, to think about it to implement it. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless this ummah, in this very critical time that we are facing. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us. We have been at Aqaba, Mina. The Yamuna was the Yamuna, Roberta Cabo Mina pm and our CM and Melina could not have his shadow Ramadan webinar attina for dunya hacer una within after that he has an Joaquina that banana Allahu Allah

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