Quranic Reflections Shaykh Abdurraheem McCarthy #3
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh in Al Hamdulillah Madhu who want to stay in a horn iStockphoto and our other bIllahi min Shu rhodium fusina women see you at the marina yeah the level for La mobila Are my youth little fella DLL was shadow Allah Allah, Allah wa shadow under Mohammed Abdul Hora solo
reflecting and making the double on the Quran. There's a common misconception a common mistake that many of us make and understanding the Iiar mentioned by Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is going to be our first demo here today in general Tana reflecting on his eye on what came before in salt, and for con when Allah subhanho wa Taala said, we're all rasuluh Yeah, Robbie, in cometa, who Heather Quran Mandurah that the prophet the messenger said, Oh my Lord, that people have taken this Quran Matthew, what I mean they have abandon it, they've abandoned the Quran.
And right away
reflect and contemplate on his verse, What is the apparent meaning the apparent meaning of this is that they have abandoned reading the Quran
and that is correct. That is one of the meanings of making Hajin of the Quran.
But what falls under that category as well, a mom even Kathy had mentioned in his Tafseer of this, if he said, What Turku to the Buddha, he, what the for whom he he mean who Janani he, he said that, leaving the to double the reflecting the contemplating and the dividend understanding and understand he said these are also from forms and making 100 of the Quran. So when we do not take out time not just to read the Quran, because we focus so much and Ramadan and others about the importance of reading the Quran, that we tend to forget
that we tend to forget that or not realize that under this category also falls the issue of
contemplation reflecting to double and the tipsy the understanding we must take out the time to understand the Quran. And may mommy Mulvaney mentioned five different types from them, we mentioned and even making sieving seeking she fat from the Quran, that's a form of Hadron and have abandoned the Quran and also even ruling by the laws of the Quran. Also, those who do not do that, that's a form of Hadron, abandon the Quran as well.
When you look into the Quran, and I remember I gather with some brothers in Kuwait, we had an image, let's say a circle of the Debow. And I was one of the things that I noticed because during that time, I was studying Psalter Bacara. And in Surah, Baqarah, Allah subhanho wa Taala
mentions it when you come to the ayat when Allah starts to talk about the different come the different fic rulings, something very interesting, which I started noticing as I was revising, is I was learning and I was re memorizing, I remember asked for the record a very long time ago, but just making sure that my head was strong, and I was revising it and memorize studying at the same time. And I noticed Subhanallah
that when these i at the back, come, come back, I mean, different fic rulings in in what have you. When they came then like in the middle towards the middle, the store started like Converse 177 onwards, or more than the middle, but the endings of these verses,
they all have a similar ending a similar thing in common. And that's the form of the double, we don't owe any cannot make this the double, even if you don't have all of the knowledge of Tafseer of the Arabic language, and you just stop and reflect on this, like I'm going to mention to you now, you're gonna notice a pattern that's deep. And you start to reflect to ask yourself, why why why are these verses so similar? So look, for example, and if you want to open up salted Bacara, with Esther to follow along,
When Allah talks about LBL,
and all of the different Atmel the acts and the characteristics of a liberal bearer is all forms of good that's mentioned this very long verse in Surah Baqarah
Allah said at the end, we're all like a human emoticon that these individual them
token, they're the pious ones. They're the ones who have established the TUC when their lives. Then when you go to verse 179, which comes later on a lot of talks about LK sauce, meaning the death penalty. Allah says at the end of the verse he talks about 178 179 and then 179, Lala contacter goon, that perhaps you will obtain the tuck or the piety. Similarly, when you go to the we'll see about the issue of inheritance in verse one set one at which comes after Allah says, How can I know that it's a duty of the MacGuffin of the righteous of the ones who have Taqwa. So you see now the similarity what's being mentioned each one of these verses
taqwa, they should have Taqwa. And then you come to verse 183, which talks about the CM the fasting, and it says locum to code, that perhaps you would obtain the TUC What is the main objective mentioned by Allah and the fasting, and then you go to verse 187, which is the last verse talking about the verses of fasting and sort of Bukhara when Allah said the Allahu mythical that perhaps they will obtain Taqwa. So once again, it ends with the same thing with his Taqwa. When a lot of talks about a healer in verse 189, the moon sighting and the benefits of the moon and what it's for Allah mentioned at the end of the verse with telco law and have the Taqwa of Allah, Allah, Allah
come to flee when perhaps you will be successful. And then if you go the issue, what comes in verse 194, about fighting during the shahada haram during the sacred months. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala finishes diversity with telco law while Mo and Allahumma and with Delphine, and fear Allah and know that Allah is with the truth once and look, each time it's coming each one of these verses, it's coming with tequila, tequila tequila, also if you will look at verses 196 One and 97 but it was talking about the Hajj. Also, you have the issue of tequila. Look at verse 231. When Allah subhana wa Tada is talking about the Thalassa divorce, also finished it with tequila. So why does each one
of these verses with all these different abcam, these different rulings that are coming, this ruling and fifth and jurisprudence when they're coming in here and sort of the Bacara, one after the other one after the other different time, we're talking about the bitter and the first version 177 With all of these actions mentioned inside of them, and then you're talking about the death penalty, then you're talking about fasting, then you're talking about the Hajj, all of these things being mentioned. And all of the verses are ending with what they're ending with tequila.
So here's the demo now. Now we have to stop and reflect and ask ourselves why.
What is the objective? Why is Allah subhanho wa Taala
ending all of these verses with telkwa
This is this is the reflection that comes
what is Taco what is the meaning of Taqwa?
telkwa different narrations given by the scholars all of them come back to the end and complete with each other. One of the main ones is doing that what you were ordered to do and stay away from that what you were told to stay away from
another narration is putting a we acquire a barrier between yourself in between the punishment of Allah
so establishing the tuck on your life is going to help you establish these come these rulings these are sent down by Allah subhanaw taala. How am I going to be able to do that which is haram do that which is halal to do that which is watch him
do that which is compulsory. I've been ordered to do this only take from Halal do what you were ordered to do. I've been ordered to refrain and stay away from that which is haram that's not permissible for me. How am I going to do that? How am I going to accomplish that what's going to help me put that barrier between myself and the punishment of Allah is with the taco. If you don't have Tuckwell, you're not going to be able to implement these things mentioned in the verse.
All of these atcom it becomes easy for you and you have Taqwa. But if you don't have taqwa, it's gonna be difficult not going to be able to fulfill your duties. That's why each one of these verses is finished with the issue of a Taqwa. This is the Deborah we want to we want to reach and to reflect on and like we said, you don't have to be a scholar.
You don't have to be a student of knowledge.
Just a regular Muslim can sit down and reflect on this because the Quran is set down as a book of guidances as who they're
how we're going to pay for that guidance. We say Oh, well we can't understand we can't make we can't reflect on it. Allah said that the locks are on the hearts from the ones of Allah to doubloon Al Quran, the ones who do not reflect on the Quran, to the net reflect on the Quran, why do not reflect on the Quran because the hearts of Allah Kuruman acapella have the hearts been been been locked with the locks. This is the reality of so many of us. How do we unlock these locks by making the table by reflecting
this is the this is the true beauty of the Quran Allah any the recite is in itself.
Like always mentioned before
I retired from teaching, I thought sometimes the kids are gonna drive me crazy. I'm teaching a bunch of kids, some of them, you know, rich kids spoiled kids. Annoying, you know, it's like the old days, when they step out of line, you got to stick and you put them back in line, you can't do that in modern education. Nowadays, you have to control the class, you have to be prepared, you have to do it, teaching is tough. I have a lot of respect for teachers, you know. And that's why I retired before the age of 40. A full time teacher, I didn't think I would make it to be 60 a lot. But it's a tough occupation. But
obviously, the good and the blessings that come from something else, I'm there, no doubt, it's a great job to have. And I'm the worst to educated with two teachers. But we teach those who want to learn now, the ones who are are forced to go to the classroom, but it was a very tough time. But what did I find? What made it easy for me? Well, I the Quran, if it wasn't for the Quran, I think I would have went mad, you know, but as soon as I will go to the teacher's room, I would open up the Quran, read a couple of pages, a couple of verses, maybe one page and hamdulillah all of the you know, the stress and the divorce that we'll find it was going from in hamdullah. Because that's what
the Quran does for us. It gives us that that relaxation, just that's just reading it and hearing it. So what about when I add to that, I add to that understanding the Quran
I know that if Sera,
I understand what Allah wants from me in his verse.
And then I contemplate
and that's also from the forms of what the forms have to Debu.
That's also from the forms of the DeBoer
when I sit and I asked myself, and I go through the Quran,
like a student at the time of the exam, and I'm taking my notes
this the difference between about the RE citation of the Quran
within Ramadan, outside Ramadan, Ramadan is different, we want to get more agile more words, so we increase the RE citation. Yes. And like many of the scholars, I've heard them say,
you should have a hotma
a different different different types of hotma different types of re citations that you make. So for example, if I'm ahavath, or even if I just memorize five years old, or 10 years, or three years, whatever it might be of the Quran, that now becomes a wajib upon me, meaning I have to read that. And this library citation, this revision, this Mirage, ah, it might be a bit quick. So I'm gonna read through that as fast as I can, as quick as I can. Right? But when it comes to and then for example, let's say if I put a goal for myself, that I want to be from those who
finished the Quran least once a month, the seller, you know, this, this is the minimum Subhanallah now, for us, it's usually only Ramadan, that we do it, unfortunately. But this should be something that's done all throughout the year.
Where we what we memorize the Quran, and we face to one at least once a month. So if that's my objective, so number number one, I do my what a revise what I memorize. Number two, I'm going to what have something that I'm gonna finish the punishment. On top of that, I need to have another one, which is to double reflecting. How many times is that going to be? Don't worry about that. It might take you a year might take you two, three years to finish all of these things. Don't worry about that.
Don't worry about how long it takes you to finish that's not important. What's important
is that you have that time where you sit down with the book of Allah subhanaw taala. And you reflect and you contemplate, like we said one of the one of the ways is that we go and we see what what does Allah want from us? Why did Allah mentioned this? Now we're fasting. Why did Allah mentioned in the verse in 183, and Solterra Bacara
what he mentioned
the fact that fasting was prescribed for us. Yeah you Alladhina amanu kuti biological Museum. Oh, you have believed fasting has been prescribed for you. Kemah cootie Bala Lindemann publikum
as it was prescribed for those who will be for you, so now this is a double reflect. Why did Allah mention
that it was prescribed for the past nations as well. There's an objective. There's a hikma behind this laws that just mentioning it's that historical fact is not the objective of the eye. So why is Allah mentioned this? This is my to Deborah.
Look at Akun perhaps that you obtain Taqwa?
Why is Allah mentioning
the issue of Taqwa out of all of the objectives of fasting there's many objectives, but the one that's mentioned here in the Quran is
establishing the top one our lives why this? What is the relationship between
been fasting the month of Ramadan and between taqwa
and like I said
as my profession for many years I was a full time teacher.
So now this means what this is homework for you guys now
you have to reflect on in general to answer inshallah in the comments below
and shallow Tana tomorrow and our next Methodist inshallah we come together tomorrow on channel two at the same time. We're going to answer that question and we're gonna go deeper Inshallah, at the different Ayat making to the board, reflecting on their meanings inshallah and pondering on the meanings together and shadow Tala. Until then Allah knows best Allahu Allah masala Sen about a kind of Mohammed, which is Zack maloca cinema