Ramadan 2023 Quranic Reflections #26
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it's almost over
almost done. I started out you think is never gonna end and then a very short period of time it's over on Allah.
A Yemen medulla Tassie says subhanaw taala is just a few days is the number of days it's gone. It's 26 nights of Ramadan, we have basically, technically speaking 2627 329 a former nights and we'll be done the autumn meaning the final night of robic for us to find out they won't be complete or conclude or citation of the full Quran will be on the 29th night will be Wednesday at night.
It'll be Wednesday at night. There was the night before Thursday morning. So 29 night of Ramadan. And that's always when we do them. I've been doing the same night for 20 plus years, I've always been a night night 100 A lot of other things like a lot of other
massage will be doing the customer the same night, which is great. That means people can kind of disperse into different massage and instead of having every Buddy come to one place and overloading the places and not having enough space for people, for people to be turned back. So it's a good thing that we have different massages, kind of finishing the Quran and that night, we don't use 200 for the Hudson, I got that I asked that question once and I didn't ever answered it publicly. But we don't do this just freelancing against you. It's open source, whatever you want to do. Email, I'm gonna read whoever he wants. It's not a part of the agenda. Tim is just as before Twitter.
No one seems to care about this fact. But it's very important. The Heart team is considered something that the community is participating in, when it's done before with him. If you prefer pray with her in the masjid, the man prays with her, then maybe 1015, or a couple of lines of guys stay behind to finish the visit. That's not considered a cutting for the community is considered cutting for the guys who are standing till the end to do it. That makes sense. It's a very, it's a very specific difference in a masjid. Whatever the imam is reading right before him isn't considered something as a communal work means every community is considered doing this content, even if you're
not actually praying the whole thing, even if you have to leave because early because you're tired or you're older, you need to get up in the morning, the fact that we're doing it before, which means you're getting measured with us. Everyone's a part of this. And the moment you pray with everything then after is just an optional is just an extra thing that the people who are doing it are getting the feel for but the rest don't actually get the idea for it. That makes sense. Like you don't get the agenda for every other flora that happens in every in the masjid. That's a sign we got as a community, whatever the Imam stays for until winter, right? So that's why the Imam has to be praying
until and wherever the Imam is done. That's when the Salah is done. So if the Imam leaves and if you guys continue, that's not considered a community item.
Which is why I'm here until the end when we finish whether we always do that every citation right before winter so that everyone gets the result of the full re citation of the Quran even if they don't attend the whole thing, even if not here is a very specific point. Which is why in Mecca is weird this they changed it. It wasn't like this years ago, maybe anyone always there, they always read the Quran only in tarawih. They never added tahajjud to the citation of the Hudson only recently only last I think I'm not sure this is the first year I've seen it but apparently has been happening for one or two years before, or they're actually in Yanni incorporating tahajjud into the
Hudson. But that's speaking but that's okay for them because they do it after the 100 Anyways, they do it with our advertiser, they can do Tarawa, they do better, so it still counts for them. And the reason that we do which are early here is because it seems to be the easiest thing for people to need to commit to. Even though 190 days it is just as packed as done Oh yeah. But I still feel like the demographic is different and there are certain people who can't actually come back for 200 For a lot of different reasons. But I think it's more merciful just to keep with withdrawal we were low on
today, we have citation will be fun to to cover, till the end of the circle How shall
this cluster from path to a Hadid I talked about yesterday. Now each student offers a comparison, permanent ramen talk about blessings. One says either you are thankful or it harms the other day of judgment. The other one says either you're thankful or it's taken away, you have to make a choice. Your choice in both cases have to be that you are grateful for what you're given. So use it for what's good. And then sort of throw off God gives us the option or the comparison. The choice between three different types of endings either micarta Rabin, or as high Binyamin or cyber Shimon, the odds are pretty good. If you just do what you need to do in shallow, the odds are in your favor,
two out of three. And so he talks about the balance between it's not really a choice. it eludes you at the beginning, as if it's a choice between spirituality and materialism. But at the end of the Saudi understand, it's actually it's actually the fine balance of the two. Islam doesn't work with one without the other.
Just as just as we need to make sure that we're spiritually connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala appropriately, we have to make sure that we are using the dunya are using possessions we're using this materialistic world for the benefit of mankind and for those around us, we cannot just turn our back. We can't let Do any of you run by others while we
sit and indulge in or embrace our spirituality.
No, that's not healthy. So so he can explain that there has to be a very nice balance between if you if one is over expressed if your spirituality is over expressed over your use of the materialistic world that you're in or the opposite, then the balance is broken and things don't work out. And that's basically that cluster. And the new one from Musa Musa de la, you can see it either way, like those two are can be pronounced magenta or magenta, it's not a problem. Both both are acceptable to the end of the honeymoon, then the rest of these clusters are actually the majority, like the honey was a cluster and then molecule morcilla is another one. So the number two salt in NASA is a third,
it was just the clumped in as the juice it actually works.
And when you add that to it, Danny talks about relationships, and talks about the concept of the Muslim community, and how to build it, and what laws apply and what laws don't apply and how to actually maneuver. And it's a fully Madani just mean every surah in from Abuja took the Hadith were revealed in Medina,
the full cluster before from BAFTA and Hadid, all of them revealed in Mecca, all of baraka and the vast majority of his armor are all revealed in Mecca cipher, maybe one or two stores in just a moment that works. So just moja that has somewhere right in between is surrounded by a lot of mucky soils just surrounded by them from both sides, before them and after. So it's a little bit
unique. And it talks a lot about these issues of relationships that are going to be built within the Muslim community, and how to how to assess them and how to deal with people who are different than you people who are similar to you. That's kind of what the with the with the Jews to a certain degree, and talking about how to deal with them in Africa and how to deal with, with, with people again, what are the what are the etiquettes of talking amongst each other and talking with others and, and Muda, which is a network we meet and when we talk secretly in the presence of other people that we're talking to how to deal with non Muslims altogether. So every store has a little bit of a
different angle in terms of these relationships that we're talking about. If you're interested in knowing like the details of it is going back to the similar summaries that I did last year, the year before and it's all kind of detailed and laid out. But for for the purpose of today's review, we're gonna just go over some of these if and the sewer, and any kind of benefit from their meanings, but we'll go with it number 13. So we'll start with the first one shout out there.
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do so in the story of new heights
for Allah subhanaw taala talks about how the sky finally opens up and the earth starts gushing water.
He says and we carry him we carry knew how to use them and those who believed in him on a boat, and he describes it as Allah 30 Allah hang reducer on one that has planks and nails.
Allah has a plank of wood and do sort of bizarre is a is a is a Neil. This is how he describes the Furyk subhanho wa taala. Me describing the boat or the the ship, he describes it as that I know that you and watching what you saw, as the one that had planks and nails
is just a really interesting description that he gives some high notes of the of the ship because everywhere else in the Quran, he points out to the fact that it's a full
withdrawal at any rate, he talks about the full costs on a ship or a boat. But here he talks about that and why he would do so one that has planks in Neil's because it's referring to the fact that it wasn't it doesn't, it didn't just appear. It didn't like the shift didn't just happen on its own. A lot of a lot of work went into building this new holiday instead of spent two years. Some narration say that no audience that I'm planted seeds that would later become trees that he chopped down and put a part of this of this boat. So for years, I built this boat, he perfected he spent a lot of time making sure that was going to be safe, that we'll be able to carry as many
creatures as possible in it. And he will talk about the concept of the carried animals in his Oh is it's only a discussion on it. But it's beautiful on its own the fact that that mattered. But he took a long time on it. He said I'm building the ship and perfecting it and making sure that it was going to actually be able to withstand or astound the the flood that was going to occur. So Allah subhanaw taala describes it as that the unwashed will do so this is a reminder that when you're saved, you're not saved by Yes, it's an act of God but it's an act of God that involves your contribution. Like you have to do something.
The idea that we sit around and wait for a savior or wait for something to come our way and just save us and remove us from our pain is a really problematic and passive way of understanding faith and our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala this hadith that is that is commonly used and circulates in Yanni in certain circles
They say antiviral fella g burdah.
Waiting for Faraj is an act of worship. The hadith is the closest we'll have to something that is Yaniv
loi upon the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam himself, there's no evidence for this hadith to be appropriate at all. And there's no other Hadith or similar to it, sometimes you'll find it I need that is life. But there's so much so many other ahaadeeth that kind of explain the same concept that it's okay to narrate it because it's not adding anything new. It's just talking about it from different angles, making more interesting a little bit, giving a little bit of context, but it's not changing or adding a specific value or principle or idea, this hadith does it suggest that somehow sitting around and waiting for things to change is an act of worship, which I don't find that to be
a Quranic concept at all. In the Quran, interview room is only associated with waiting for punishment, only when you only find into law in the Quran, where the club, for example, as in punishment on his way, so don't wait for it. But that's all you're gonna wait for. Otherwise, as a Muslim, you're always required to be doing something,
you're always required to be trying to achieve something, you're contributing in some way you have to you, you cannot afford to sit around and wait for things to happen, that's not a part a part of your decree or of your of your mentality or of your attitude.
And I find that he described subhanaw taala this ship that way that Allah and will do so it's very interesting that he described it as planks and nails, meaning that it didn't just appear, Allah didn't drop a ship in from the sky, okay, get on noise, you will have to build it. He had to spend a long time building it, he got mocked for years as he built it. And he stood on top of a mountain with no body of water in sight, and he built a ship. And people, people made fun of him on a daily basis, you have to build a you have to build it well. And the people with him had to contribute to get the planks he did to make a plank is a lot of work to nail it in and make sure it actually
sticks so that you don't don't, had they not here's the point that I'm trying to get you to think about. Had they not built this ship? Well, what would have happened?
Is that acceptable to you? Like is the concept of know how to set up a ship sailing acceptable? Or do you think it's even appropriate for his ship to sail? To Allah subhanaw taala is totally appropriate. If you didn't build a good ship, you're gonna think no problem. But we're like, no, yeah. Like, he's mean, and he built the ship, they have to be saved, that they build it. Well. They they build it in a way where it wouldn't sink. No, they just kind of you know, patched or whatever together, then they'll sink, and they'll drown like everyone else. Yeah, but that doesn't doesn't matter what you think and what you care for. If you don't, if you didn't build a good ship, if you
didn't, if you didn't nail in those planks of coke appropriately, you're gonna get in the ship, and you're gonna sink like everybody else. And your faith will not save you on your own.
Faith is there to tell us what we're supposed to do in order for us to save ourselves. It's not in its own. A tiny plastic membrane that's going to protect us from what comes to us is just explaining to us how we're going to live our lives in a way that will lead to us being protected. It's a big difference. This is a huge difference in mentality and in perspectives very different. Some people they enter Islam and they're like, Okay, now I'm on your side, yada. So I expect everything to be just laid out nicely. I stopped, I stopped. I'm not doing any haram anymore. I have given it up I'm becoming good Muslim. So let let it all flow. I need all the good things to flow in my direction,
the way I'm with you now. That mentality is go back to the first I have sort of Lanka boot that I talked to you about it's like it is with Lanka boot. Has he been nurse or Utako they thought they could be left to say they believe in they're not going to be put to the test. That is not how this works. You're gonna be given instructions. You don't do the instructions the way they're explained. It doesn't work.
Because they're example of that from the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam his life
was the exam was the famous example of them.
40 People ran down the mountain. Everybody loses. Mosab dies, Hamza dies, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam breaks his tooth and bleeds out Alia Sato. Sam for a good hour
is seen as a defeat all across the country regardless of whether you think it's a defeat or not. It was seen in Arabia as a defeat. That's how they defined it. That's what they look at. You know, how did he beat you today is is revenge for the day but let's not lose sight.
Because of because of the mistake that was done. It wasn't enough that they had on their side the lawsuit Allah so Allah Holly was like you said them? Was it enough that Obama, Amara Northmet unnati where there was enough that they were muslims and their enemy were not wasn't enough. Didn't do the job well, to sink, sink like everyone else. I'm giving you the instructions to make sure you do the how to do the job well, so you can make it. Here's how to actually make it. If you just be just accepting the job doesn't mean that you're going to be successful at it. You accept it and then you actually have to follow the rules. You have to follow the guidelines in order to actually make sure
that it's going to work if you don't
Then you'll sink like everyone else. Because you'll just sink with the, with the unfortunate potential of making making it work. Like you had the chance to make it work. But you didn't. But this illusion that no, we're on this side. So eventually it's going to work out for us, we'd have to wait.
That is the most toxic mentality that we have as Muslims. No, it'll work out and eventually Islam will prevail eventually. So we'll come back and then eventually, because we're Muslim today, of course, it's gonna come back eventually, eventually, you'll multicam is going to happen, that's gonna happen eventually, you almost the same is happening eventually. Eventually, it's your multicam. It's the day that Allah subhanaw taala decides that that's it. No more, no more Shannon says we're done. We're done. No one's worth it anymore. Everyone die. I don't want to hear anything. That's what's happening eventually. The concept of eventually will work out that is very toxic. It's
pathologic. It's killing us. It's like this. It's this is this cancer on the inside of the Muslim homeless body just eating away at us because we, it's allowing us to sit back and wait for things to happen and feel like we don't have to really plan that much. We just have to pray it out over here. And tahajjud and make dua hard enough and everything will just work out.
And that's that's not going to happen.
And then people actually lose their faith when it doesn't. And we have to say it was never destined to happen that way. You're here because you want to be closer to Allah subhanaw taala. So you can figure out how you're going to do the job he gave you to do properly. This is the fuel that's gonna allow you to do your job and sustain a stickiness sustainably and maintain Hubley for a long period of time till the bitter end. So you have grit, you build your grit by coming here. That's why you're here. We're here so we can build our grit and commitment so that we can actually see this job through appropriately because it's gonna require a lot of work and a lot of failures and a lot of
repetition until we actually get it right. The idea that all you have to do is come back to me stallion and suddenly the only the earth will shake under the feet of our enemies and they will all be swallowed 90 By no, not happening. It was going to happen to anybody who didn't happen for the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, it would have happened for him, but it didn't. He had to work and he had to plan out every detail. And he failures occurred and things didn't work out and he tried to get out of your Salah to until he made it work. This was the fuel. This is the announcement and acknowledgement of the commitment that we have for Allah subhanho wa Taala and that we're going to
stand our ground that we're no longer going to continue to float Earth aimlessly. Well hum Allah who I know that Allah and will do so the very subtle word in the Quran is very much worth your time to contemplate. Alright, so I have number 40. I'm not going to ask you to read I'll just tell you what I want to say about this. He says well, you yourself know Quran Allah decree for Hellmuth Decker indeed we have eased the Quran for vicar meaningful remembrance for contemplation for learning, but hadn't been what decade the word is actually beheaded mean was decades. That's how it's supposed to be. Why the mean is Zuko was the Quran is contemplation and reflection is not remembrance or
memorization, even though we enjoy telling that to the kids, which is fine.
A child's contemplation reflection of the client is memorization. So it's not a problem. But what the kid is taken from move decades. And Arabs don't like the VAT and the time and the rosary. Just they combined them and they change it make it done. It's easier to say. So what they're getting is, is anyone amongst you going to reflect, contemplate and think about it? Are you going to actually benefit from the teachings within it? He is swearing to you Well, after this there's a alarm Waterloo custom, here he is swearing and confirming that he has made the Quran easy for remembrance, he has made it easy for contemplation reflection, now and it will any of you do it? Well, any of you
actually take the time and learn it appropriately? And the if the answer is no, then insert will come out. You have a number of stories that tell you what happened to the people who didn't hear the story of Noah, I had the mood note. And if you're out and these are the ones who said no, we don't, we're good. We're good.
We're not going to do anything. We're not going to do anything with this. We don't we're not going to contemplate, reflect or learn or follow any of it and then Allah punish them. So this is reminding you that the Quran is the ultimate blessings the best blessing that you have. But if you don't contemplate it reflected and learn it, then it's going to backfire. It'll backfire. It will be the reason that why were punished Yeoman Thea. The Quran, which can be the reason why you're elevated to the highest of statuses can be the reason why we're horrifically punished on the Day of Judgment. It's a bounty but it depends on what you're gonna do with it. That's why this will occur
to your son or early Dicker Perlman. Would any of you contemplate and reflect? It's a question that's asked a couple of times in the sutra
it's asked four times or five times in the sewer repeated and it's there's no answer. It's a question in the sewer Quran. There's no answer. It's rhetorical. Just asking the question.
You have to answer it.
And you have to answer it with your life and with the story of what you did within it. That's it. There's no There's no answer for it. And so it'll come around and are similar in that way where the astrological questions and leave the leave you to kind of figure out what the answer is going to be. Let's do it.
We're already running out of time here.
Let's do 60 OF SWORDS Obama was 60?
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everyone here loves to cover. It's a beautiful song to listen to. The beginning is majestic. And the question is, what to Palmer? Is your OB Kumar to cut the mind? So tell me, in which in which of the bounties of God, do you do the two of you refuse to believe, tell me which, which of the boundaries of God are you not going to reflect upon? Which are the boundaries of God? Are you going to refuse to show gratitude for telling me and the story, just count the blessings from the beginning to the end? It's also the right man does after each blessing, it repeats the question. It's like, it won't let you go. Sometimes it's uncomfortable questions. So you just want to get through that moment and
just move away because uncomfortable and awkward. The student will let you go. Every time it comes to blessing asks you again. Now over 30 times a year in optical magic, can you tell me which of these boundaries are you going to refuse to show gratitude for
one of those boundaries help Jessa Cerny inlandia, son, what is the reward for excellence? Aside from excellence?
This idea goes both ways. I'm gonna choose the way that I think is is more appropriate and that I love thinking about. He says to pioneer what Tada if you show excellence in your life, what do you think their award for excellence is going to be? Aside from excellence?
If you give me your best earn, what do you think I'm going to give you?
If you give me your ultimate best, outstanding means the best you got? You're doing it with excellence. This is all you have. You're putting your 100% and probably a little bit more. He's actually saying what do you think if you do that? What do you think you get from me? Aside from my best, aside from my son, what comparison is there between our son in the iPhone of Allah subhanho? wa taala.
And we even compare, is there any way for us to compare between my best and Allah? subhanaw taala as best Allah has best yellow leaf? What even is that? How is that even going to be understood? Is that something that we can fathom? Or imagine or even comprehend? The answer is no. But what are you saying? So I know what time the Quran is. What do you think the what do you think the reward for excellence is, but aside from excellence, nothing is excellence. Give me your best. I'll give you mine.
Show me your best. And I'll show you mine. Show me your best dough. What's your best? What's the best? You've got? The ILA Lola. The concept is extremely, extremely intriguing, very, sometimes almost embarrassing, as he calls upon his servant saying, Give me your best, I'll give you my best as if there is somehow a comparison between the two, as if there's some similarity between the best of the human being and the best of the Lord Himself. subhanho wa taala. And despite that, he says, just give me your best, and I'll give you my health journey in and so no, he refuses to pioneer without that you'll give your ultimate best, and he not show you his best leader.
It's just a matter of timing, though. So if you think about it, this is gonna be understood in the opposite way. He's already showing you something. That's excellent. What is this? Why is this going to go on?
Why are we why are we gonna ignore this part of the story? The fact that we're here, we're here. He's already shown us excellence. So the idea could be understood the opposite way. What is the reward for excellence I've shown you aside from your excellence, however, you want to understand it is still going to work for you. I like the other one because I'm greedy.
But the second one is scary.
I already showed you my excellence. Where's yours? Look at you. You sit there with all of the functions that you can possibly you didn't contribute to any of this.
Algebra or any Lesson No, baby. Boomer took it customer. So tell me which of the in which of the boundaries of your Lord did the two of you refuse to show gratitude for? And the answer is, as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was saying Hadith there is some lack of authenticity, but I don't I'm not aware of anyone who has a problem with his narration. I don't know whether I've been yet gotten many Amica Rabina new custom is answer a solid selling was that none of your bounties do we refuse to show gratitude for your? Many of my teachers would when they did to me laid with sort of ramen, it would pause after every bit of the Kuma tickle demon and answer it each and every time. I say
none of them. We refuse to show gratitude for none of them. Because if none of them you're up, we accept all of them. And then you see the site the site the first after that he asked the question again, you answer the question again. And it would take like half an hour to recite those two that would take usually three minutes.
Let's do a number 77 of sorts and Wachau.
77 in hula
Kareem, this is after
A beautiful oath that Allah subhanaw taala makes where he says find out oh, Cosimo Allah here is to emphasize not to deny or it's a certain way of Arabic speech that I'm not going to get into for you. But that will be my wife in June we will know who will a person will no doubt Allah Munna I'll even did I swear by the constellations in the sky,
by the placements of all the different galaxies and stars and suns and planets all over the sky. And indeed, this is an oath, if you knew, if you knew the enormity of this oath only, and only if you know the enormity, only if you knew the enormity of this of this oath that I'm making, that they love the sky, that was their iPad. That was their phone. Whenever it became dark, they stared at the sky. Sky in the desert is beautiful is a beautiful sight, you see things that you can't see in the city, when there's a lot of light or light pollution. When you go out to the desert, there's nothing back in a couple of 100 or 1000 years ago, when there was no electricity, you lay down on your back
and stared at the sky in the middle of the night. It was something very, it was beautiful. It still is it's a beautiful mapping, and data, named the majority of the stars in the sky till this day, the majority of stars in the sky are named after have an Arabic name.
So Allah is telling them telling the people that appreciate the story. That's why they're in the Islamic Golden Era, the majority of efforts that were made were in astronomy, and God really cared about that piece and making telescopes and trying to figure out the movements of everything. And they're being told indeed, this oath that I am making for you, in the placements of the constellations in the sky is an oath that is that is enormous. Only if you knew and they're in their minds are like we do know
who knows more the sky more than we do. We stare at it all the time. We've named every star and he's telling them you don't have no idea. You have no idea what that is up there. And he was right. They had no idea. God didn't even understand that they were looking at something. They were looking at a mega ton burning star that was a couple of 100 million kilometers away that literally could burn burn the full galaxy that you're in. They didn't understand that they didn't know that they were looking at something that was not only bigger than earth or bigger than the Sun itself, but bigger than the whole solar system. They didn't understand that. They just they saw the stars in the sky
and understood it's beautiful and sincere and it's meaningful. But this is as far as we can understand what it is, is telling them you have no idea what this is up there. By the way. I am giving an oath that you don't even understand you can't even comprehend. You can't even fathom the importance of it or the depth of it or the enormity of it. And then he says as he gives this oath I swear to you by the constellations and their placements in the hula Quran Kareem indeed is a noble recited book, or I mean has to be recited has to be read, has to be recited out loud. It can't be just something that is written or has to be recited. This is an oral tradition. The Quran is an oral
tradition they want to burn Messiah Be my guest. What you want to burn them all. I dare you to make a dent into what the Quran means to the OMA Go ahead. It means nothing. 35 million Muslims across the world know the Quran by heart. 35 million isn't that number.
More people than there are in Canada.
There's a full country of human beings who have memorized the Quran word for word from the beginning to the end, which is why we stand here we do this as a celebration as a show of gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala granting us the ability who will yesterday Quran Allah decree made it easy for us to do so we could have made it much difficult, no one could memorize it. So you don't have to you don't have to take down the internet when it burns. But go ahead doesn't make a difference. This is an oral tradition. This was taken from the mouth of the prophets of Allah hearts, I'm gonna send them to the mouths of the Sahaba down to the melody of the tab you're in and it kept on going from one
mouth to the other. You sit you learn the Quran, you sit, you stare at your shift, you stare at his mouth, how he moves his face, and you learn to do the same you emulate. And once you do that, you do that for the person after you and this continues, has been going on for 1400 years and will never stop. But when it does, that's a good example of what your monkey is going to look like.
We stopped respecting this tradition. We stopped we stopped handing down this blessing that Allah subhanaw taala had given us in hula Quran Kareem peaky turban Maknoon
is in a hidden preserved place.
I am a su Il Maka Harun only those are purified by God can touch it. Now you can understand this that you can only hold the Quran with will do it without will do. I think that's a filthy issue that has nothing to do with this verse at all. Like I honestly don't think this verses has anything to do with the filthy issue. The issue is correct. I don't think it's preferable that you don't hold the Quran without voodoo it's very much preferable. And there are opinions that allow you to the details of that is not what I'm talking about today. But I think the meaning here is more spiritual than I am so you can't really come into contact with the Quran unless you have worked on your purification
a bit. You have to be pure on the inside. You have to have worked on yourself to try and purify yourself if you're actually going to connect with this book. You have to put in that effort. A corrupt soul will not appreciate the Quran. A corrupt soul will misuse the Quran and harm others with it and cause harm by they recite the verse of the Quran as we've seen, unfortunately
Maybe you're truly going to allow this for and to change you, and do for you what it did for the Sahaba of the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam, because it came that transformed them from one group of people to a very different looking group of people. It transformed the nation, a population a race of human beings, not one or two, but many. As the Quran continue to spread, people continue to change and transform and live up to something that they want that they never thought was even possible. But that can only happen if there's a purified soul a soul that has is looking for the truth a soul that does not want to be corrupt that does not want to continue to serve as bait its
primary instincts or primitive instincts no one wants something more than that lie Mr. Su el mapa Haroon is extremely obviously these verses with waka are extremely beautiful. And whether I explained them to you or not, you will find joy inshallah and listening to them being recited today. I hope that's of benefit to you, as do I and number
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lune by the end of Quran if you are to look up something called out of area or Aqua or I should album, you'll find that the scholars This is not an issue of jurisprudence is not an issue of God. This is an issue of Jonnie of love and enjoy enjoying the Quran and perception and the scholars would commonly every scholar would say you know what, this is the ayah that scares me the most this I think is the most hopeful are in the Quran, they would do this and of course you go back and you find the Sahaba would do this and the scholars after them everyone has a different opinion on what the most hopeful or scaring ayah in the Quran is.
This is the most hopeful ayah in the Quran to me is number 17 And I should know the number but i don't i number 17 So the hadith is LMU and Allah He and herba demo to know that Allah subhanaw taala grants dead Earth life or grants Earth life after it dies, but the yen hola como Tierra Allah come talk to you indeed, we have clarified our science for you, if you will reflect upon them. You're probably listening to it and you don't see the point at all. So let's go back to the verse before that people really do know I number 16 where he says I love him yet neither Lavina ermine and duck Shah, who whom the decree law has the time not come for the believers for their hearts to find the
connection to find that humbleness, that humility that love towards their Lord when his name is remembered or his name is used. And all of the Huck that has been descended upon them has the time not come this came to the Sahaba within the first couple of years of Islam. The hadith is murky Surah even miss o said after this ayah was revealed he would go amongst each other and saying what have you done? What have you done? How is this? Why? Why is he saying this to us? What are we done? They're actually they're actually yelling at each other that someone must have done something is sobbing it'll be Allah who I knew that how is Allah subhanaw taala is holding us accountable? Why?
Why have you not found kosher yet? Why do you stand there as if nothing. Now that's a whole different problem that we stopped for was because no one seems to care. But back then it was is a problem. The i After in my opinion is the most hopeful i in the Quran. Because right after that, he says know that Allah grants Earth life after it dies. Well, what does this have to do with
what he's saying supine and what Donna is the time should have come by now for your heart to find that connection, that closeness that love it should have. It hasn't Don't be like the people of the book before you who took their book and got used to it took it for granted forgot about it, their hearts became hearts became all solid, and then they didn't care anymore. And then they went astray. Don't be like that. And then he says no, that I grant Earth life after it dies. As if he is saying it's not as if what he's saying is, you think your heart is dead. You think there's no hope that you can find a shoe on you think that you'll never find that connection with Allah subhanaw taala and
that your soul just doesn't have the capacity to find that humbleness and closeness I grant earth that is dead life. You don't think I can grant your heart that life?
You don't think I can I can revive your heart. I revive dead Earth every day. Every day Earth has nothing in it. I revive it and it is alive and it's green and there's life in it. Just like I revived Earth I'll revive your heart for you. That's why at the end of it, he says but but yeah, no look, I am showing you the signs. If you want to reflect I'm showing the signs. You never lose hope and never lose. You never lose hope and Allah subhanaw taala granting you what you're looking for. If the heart is our heart if you're if the heart is hardened, and you can't seem to find that connection and no matter what you do, you just can't seem to feel it and you want to feel it but you
can't never lose hope. Because Allah subhanaw taala grants earth that is dead life. He can't grant your heart. Of course he can. And that's the idea right there. And to me, this is the most hopeful eye on the Quran. Because this is what people are looking for. Without that there's no real meaning. There's no real meaning to the the act of worship that we're doing.
If you don't feel that connection with Allah subhana wa Dawn, but He promises us this is a promise, just like revive Earth, I will revive you is showing me that you care enough
to me that you're willing to put in more than a month
maybe put in more than a month of your life, or something that's going to
control the eternity of your existence is that kind of pathetic that this is going to control where we're going to be for the rest of time if time ever ends. And we're only willing to put in a month every 11 Not even a full month, just a couple of nights. And if it doesn't work out, we get bored and walk away.
More has to be put into this. You have to show Allah subhanaw taala that you're serious about this. They'll give it to you.
They'll give it to you he revives dead earth it will give you a revive your dead art no worries, but show them that you really want it and you're willing to put in the time and effort to obtain it and then he'll give it to you Subhana wa Tada everyone finds the breakthrough eventually it's a matter of time sometimes you have to stand longer. You have to push yourself a little bit harder. And Allah subhanaw taala granted to be the light on
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A lady by the name of kolab and styleable, or the Allahu anha, or Baja lady who accepted Islam early on, in Medina. He was raised by the Prophet alayhi salaatu, Assam taught Islam appropriate appropriately.
And her husband one day did something called him with la hora or the hug. And what that is, is basically a man this is a very, very sneaky trick that a lot of men used to use to basically control women.
It's a horrible horrible practice and what it is is basically saying Antion Erykah Badu to me, you are to me as my mother is to me. So now she's not really his wife, so he can't really have any relations with her. She's not really divorced either to go have her life. And if he's going to objects, they're gonna say what you're better than his mother. And then she's gonna look bad socially. So she had there's no win for her. Whatever she does, if she stays in that position, she's not really a wife. She's not really divorced to get out. And if she objects she looks like she's belittling his mother, which is 90. If you're married in Arabic family, you don't don't do that. If
you want to survive your marriage, you don't do that at all. Then so she's stuck. She has nowhere to go. So it was a it was a practice that was oppressive, very oppressive, made up by a lot of men have a good day. They're good at this stuff and they still are still figuring out ways to get what they want. So this lady would go to the Prophet alayhi salatu was sent and she would argue the name of the shooter is Mojo dialer or Mojo dialer. Either way, you can say it doesn't it's fine. If you say majority that mean the lady who argued you can call the store that's the name of it. The lady she came in, she argued with the Prophet it starts with some he didn't come in ask a question. He says,
This can't be right. But the semi Allah listen to the if, indeed Allah has heard and listened to the words of the lady that came arguing you with you about her husband? With a sticky eat alone, she's she's taking her matter to Allah, she's complaining about her matter to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah who has smiled to ha what Akuma did Allah is listening to your your discussion, your conversation in Allah has me on Wall Street. Indeed Allah subhana here is only sees all the verses after came to say that this is haram and that requires exploitation and it became a sin that men can do and it doesn't really happen anymore. Other forms of oppression occur, but this one doesn't
happen anymore, as far as I can tell.
But at the time, she came to argue with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he didn't have revelation. He didn't have a Hukam like, I don't have a Hukam I don't know what to tell you. It doesn't seem right. But I don't have I don't have a ruling. I can't make up a ruling. I don't have one. And she continued to argue.
She continued to argue with the Prophet Allah, you sought to listen to God, you know, there must be it's impossible. This cannot be something that I was okay with. And he's like, I don't have a ruling yet. And she continues to argue with them. And the Quran did not chastise her at all, which is my point. But God didn't come and say maybe next time sister don't come and I know. Allah says, I heard you. I heard the lady I heard consani Allah who sent me Allah. When you pray you say suddenly Allah halimun Hamid, I mean, he's listening to you. Meaning he approves of what you're saying right now when you've been sent me Hola. Hola. Hola. TTJ De Luca Feasel Jia, you heard the lady was arguing
with you about her husband? And she's taking her matter to Allah subhanaw taala and complain because it wasn't fair. Allah who yes no again, Allah who yes no to her work. And again, Allah is listening to your debate, and then he gives her the rulings upon the Wattana. I find this example to be beautiful and meaningful. She didn't see
do that you can feel ashamed or embarrassed or that it was pleased to come and speak to the Prophet Allah your site to get a feel out of place to come and argue with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he didn't even feel that she has to be quiet. He didn't. And I think that's it tells you a lot of who he was and what he taught and the attitude of the Sahaba around them. When they saw injustice, they spoke up regardless of you know, who they were speaking to, and what the injustice was. Do we need something?
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job Bertie, no eater who saw she I'm with us. What do you mean first year Tila, what he can do not believe who had in US nurse you know, I know whom Yatta for garoun. And Zina haga Khurana illegible this Quran was descended on a mountain.
It was it this Quran was descendant of descended upon rock, on rock, dead rock, but a mountain you would have seen the mountain in a state of Horseshoe humility, you will see the mountain starting to break away from its own self in fearfulness and reverence of the one who sent the Quran to
reverence of Allah.
And these are the examples that Allah gives you gives to people to contemplate if they will do so. No and Zelner her the Quran Allah gerbil on a mountain the mountain couldn't handle it. It was attending on the heart of the prophets of Allah, Allah He was Selim who did it, it was given to us and the Quran that can move a mountain, but can't move the heart of a human being there must be something wrong.
There must be something missing in the heart of that human being, or a mountain to be moved by the words of Allah subhanaw taala for the mountain to feel humbleness, humility,
to feel so revered. To have so much reverence inside of it that is breaking that is that rock is breaking apart from itself out of fearfulness of Allah subhanho wa taala. But then the heart of the human being doesn't
and listens to it and just washes over you like like nothing.
This is a problem within within our Muslim communities all across the world. It is not just a problem here in London, Ontario, all across the world, Muslims have lost their ability to connect to what Allah subhanaw taala is teaching them, they have lost the ability to feel the words that are being sent to them. And they have lost the ability to actually benefit from them and change their practices and behaviors based on them. And that's something we have to change, we have to change, frankly, quite quickly.
We don't have a lot of time, as human beings and as an ummah, we're at one of the critical points in our history right now, really are, if you've looked at their most Islamic history, there's been a lot of ups and downs. And right now we're at a point where we have to really define ourselves again, we have to again, define who we are and what we're about, and what it means to be Muslim. And what it means for a Muslim living in majority Muslim countries or minority Muslim countries what it means and how that connection exists and what the Quran is going to actually serve us and how was going to serve us, this has to be rethought. Again, this is very central in the Quran is saying that
mountains could not handle this. This is heavier from too heavy for a mountain to be able to deal with what's wrong with your Why don't you feel anything when you're listening to this? Revise yourself and take a look again, I think it's something worth contemplating. I'll end with that and showing the data before we go for Salah. Just a quick reminder. So hamdulillah replaces Yanni full for several weeks, and then it's full for 200. Again, and even for facial, Michelle has a lot of people here, we have an issue, due to the fact that our setup is just not we can't control our setup. There are bathrooms on this site for the ladies on the men for that site. And we have only
one interest and another entrance for the ladies. But no matter what we do, there's gonna be crossing over in that area. So we just have to be a little bit more mindful when we're using that area. And standing in that area that men and women need to keep moving. Don't hang out in that area, and try to keep yourself moving along when you're there. So we minimize the amount of a lot that's happening there that can be harmful for both male and female who are trying to come in do their saliva during Ramadan. So just kind of be mindful of this area out here and keep things moving. I would I would advise that after taraweeh, I think isn't the exit door open on that site. So ladies
have an exit. So I would really say that probably use that exit and that the men use this exit and minimize the amount of mixing that's happening up front. So after Tarawa, you can pick up your shoes and use the exit over here. And then men can use that one. Same thing goes with the hazard as well just to minimize it a bit and to allow I stand here and watch. And again, we have a lot of younger people here. We want to teach them the right way of behavior and want to make sure that they're mindful of these type of things in these in these settings and the massage and so I'd appreciate if everyone kind of helped out
Without inshallah a little bit over the next few nights and bring water bottles with you from home now the actual ones that you take to the gym and you take to work right and fill them up before you come here. So we minimize and lessen the amount of waste that we have and get get rid of the less waste, we were definitely using way too many plastic water bottles for a small Masjid. People are just picking water bottles just for the sake of it and then leaving it half empty and this is a lot of waste and I'm telling you to do this because it's a form of a bad there's an activity about it when you preserve your environment and you respect the resources that you have. This is an act of
worship so please see if we can do this for you then for the next few nights of tomorrow we bring your water balls with you full and that way we don't have to have people standing in front of the water cooler for a long time and we don't have to have a lot of waste at the end of Ramadan inshallah Tada. So Allah has said that Muhammad in right early was like missionaries looking