The Blessed Shirt #1 A Commentary on Surah Yusuf
Channel: Ahmad Saleem
Series: Ahmad Saleem - The Blessed Shirt
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God does that can live here for everyone for showing. You know, we tested everything before we started with video technology always fails you last minute. So one of the things that we do is in the introduction of every science anything that we try to learn the orlimar they have a very basic thing which is called Ultimate self in filler in that how do we understand how do we begin to understand a particular science? How do we begin to understand a particular console? So if we're starting to see if we're studying Hadith, if we're studying FIP, what is the market like we want to understand, why is the science important, whatever learning and what are the different ways that we
can understand this particular science. So, in Hadees, for example, you can have various things you can go towards the chain of narration and you can go towards understanding the DARIAH which is the text or dominion of the Hadees Likewise, you can when we come into Tafseer, when we come into the science of Tafseer, the Allah they have given certain, you know, which is quite limited Quran, I'm going to try to summarize that in 10 minutes. Inshallah, ask Allah subhanaw taala did he use me the strengths that I'm able to actually do this in 10 minutes, believe me like Allah. So first and foremost thing I want to ask this question
the value of Quran
and you guys can answer it out loud.
Anybody wants to take?
What's the value of Quran?
Like, what is a verse in the Quran? If you were to say if we were to describe a particular verse that talks about the greatness the value of this book that we have in front of us what? Yes.
Beautiful, low einzelner herbal Quran if we had revealed this Quran, on what Allah Jabin if this Quran was really how many of you been to Banff Jasper in those areas? Right? The Rockies you've seen the pictures of those Rockies, right? Just imagine yourself to be right now for a second. What was that saying? So imagine those, those ginormous beasts that you stand like you're driving in your climate so miniscule in front like the car coming on that either is also panelists small compared to these giant mountains, right? Allah is saying no unzila Hodel Quran if Allah had revealed this Quran, Allah Jebin on a mountain, what would happen? Allah is saying, imagine this with me, la Ito,
you would have seen that mountain Nevada, Idaho, you would have seen the mountain HaSharon, it would have surprised it would have suppressed, how bold itself would have sat down in the handling of these giant mountains would be the cracking and the echoes that are found in those mountains which has served the one leadership
out of the fear of a loss.
And then Allah says didn't kill himself, leanness, these are examples that Allah strikes for people. Why does Allah subhanaw taala strike these examples for us? They'll get themselves ready to go highly NASCI. Lala who yet
so that they have fickle they think and have thought about it.
That what is the magnitude of this book that we're dealing with? For Iran? This is just one chapter out of it. So I want you to keep that in mind as we go through the intro for today. So, general general concept or general thing in our Sharia law means putting us Let me assure the people who do not think the individual who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah subhanaw taala so two particular entities we want to thank over here one is Canada and Jami Masjid, especially Chandi brother, I'm joining the team over here. I just in Canada, and number two, I'm out of Toronto that have made this possible for us to come and sit here. And we are actually attending this despite
we're going through a very difficult time. It's a blessing that Allah has given us to hamdulillah with the blessing that we're allowed with the with the with the COVID situation, we're able to at least come and learn the book of Quran so that's very important. Number two, I want every single one of you to remember and have this in your mind that near your intention is extremely important in normal Albania. So remember and rectify your intention to the next seven weeks that we're going to join together. Whether you are physically here with us, or you're going to be joining us online. Those of you that are online, we ask everybody that Allah grants us pure intentions that we are
are only and only learning this book together for the sake of none other than a loss of ham time.
So I want you to take a moment and renew your intention that we're only here for this. Those of you that are volunteering, those of you that are supporting, you're supporting and you're doing all of the tech work so that Allah grants you that grants everybody that is benefiting from it. But your intention also is here that you want to benefit from the knowledge, whatever little that you're going to be, you're going to gain over here. Point number three. If you want to learn something, want to see how many brothers have notebooks one.
Any other brother that I can see, that has a notebook? To the back?
Do you have a notebook three, three brothers with notebooks how many sisters have notebooks Raise your hands if you've got a notebook 123456 I don't know why sisters take some more notes. I have no idea their lesson number any anyways. So the first screw of learning is you got to take notes, you cannot rely on your memory. If you do not write it down, it is going to fly away and you're not going to remember it. The second one is you have to share it this whatever you learn today, you have to share it with somebody within the first week. Studies have shown that if you do not share the information that you have learned, and you do not share it with someone, it is going to be gone,
it'll dissipate. Number three, the third screw of learning is after you share it with someone you have to implement. So whatever you learn today, highlight one or two points that are going to be points of implementation for you. So there are going to be points that you want to implement and try your best to implement them. That is how we ensure that whatever you whatever we're going to learn in the next seven weeks together, Allah gives us that they'll feel that we're able to implement all of that in our lives in sha Allah Now educates with the Quran few etiquettes that very important for us when we are reading the Quran, when we are embarking on the journey of understanding the book of
Allah subhanaw taala very important for us to be in a state of flow.
Although there is a very minut
difference of opinion on that. And I emphasize on that word minute, majority of the op of the scholars are of the opinion you cannot touch the Quran if you're not in a state of Gulu if the sisters happened to be in the state that they're not allowed to touch the Quran, they're more than welcome to come in the masjid for tagging of the Quran and they are allowed to touch the Quran. With a Hodges with some sort of a glove. Now you're in pandemic, you all understand loves very well. So brothers obviously for sure, you know, you have to be in a state of purity. That's very important. Number two, when you are taking notes, one of the A lot of times in tipsy the classes, you'll find
people having a you know the Quran like that, and they'll put their elbow on it, or any type of book, it is killer, either this filler of the etiquettes that we have that we put our hands or when you know, we're reading the nodes, and we put our hands like that, and we're trying to explain this is not from the other of the Quran, or any sacred books that we learn. So it is very important that we actually take those educates into account, the light IRA. Now why should we learn Quran very important for us? I talked about the introduction. Now I'm going to ask one question. We had a person that walked in this morning, he was from Toronto Public Health. He came in, he was doing an
inspection of the Masjid. In our right in the middle of the Juma shed, he was getting the hotbar and I will give him the tour to him. But the masjid and he nonetheless, you know, you know, he had concerns but more importantly, he was happy that we're still you know, we're conscious that we're, you know, trying to implement as much as possible. But then he was like, What are these books? Right? He has questions about these colorful books that are here. And he's like, you know, it's it's very fascinating for him. So
I had recently prepared, so I was able to answer, but if I asked you this question thinking that I'm Alex for now, and I say what is
what would you say?
Anybody can say it
We all believe in martial law. But if I was to ask you what's going on?
A reminder. Okay, we have daily reminder YouTube channel to
Yes, what is it?
Guidance, guidance. So if a non Muslim asks us, what is Quran so what do we tell them? It's guidance
It's the book of Allah. That is a very good introduction, Allah Subhana Allah, He says,
in Surah to Allah, I believe that it's sort of sharara maybe shift and correct me in verse 191, where Allah subhanaw taala says, Oh 192 I believe it says, we're in the ruler. 10 Zealong milva bill, we're in Houghton zero Bill island. It has been revealed. It is a revelation of the love of all the world's 10 Zero rock Bill Island.
Where did it come down? NASA that'd be useful. I mean, Gibreel Ali Salam was the one who brought it down. He brought the message down to either becau upon the heart of Rasulullah sallallahu Why do you send them? What was the purpose? Lita? Koon I mean, I'm wondering that moon video that you may be from the ones who warn people of what you warn people off what is going to happen if they do not follow the message of the Quran
either flb Kalita, hakuna middle Mandarin Billy Sannin. Now RBU movie, this was revealed to us in which language
it was revealed to us in the language which is Arabic, Moby, it is very clear.
We're in our home. This Quran in the message of it, the reminiscence of these messages can be found. lefties Zuberi, elderly in it can be found in the books of the past.
This is Quran
defined by Allah subhanaw taala for us. So every Muslim living in North America, or in a non Muslim society where Muslims are not the majority, even if you are living in a Muslim majority, you should have this memorized.
If not the Arabic at least the definition of what is the definition of the Quran? This is how Quran is. This is the definition of Quran by Allah subhanaw taala.
So very important for us to remember that second question was if me, Mr. Alex decides to ask you by the way which century was the Quran rebuilding?
They don't tell me hit God because he don't believe in history.
What century was it revealed?
Somebody said seven, who said seven uncle inject
the oldest servant, servant of the oldest mosque.
Seventh Century Rasul Allah was around the age of 40. And he had entered seventh century
so these are questions that we should have at the tip of our tongues. That's why I'm doing an introduction of aluminum for I'm a little bit different than what traditionally is done.
Now, very simply put a lot of people okay, why are we saying Quran? What is this very simply for Quran? Very simply, for all of us, we know that Quran is the true book. It was recorded at the time of Makkah in Macau, and the Quran was being revealed. There were only 17 scribes. 17 people who knew how to write from those 17 people 12 of them were assigned to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the 17 scribes that existed 12 Well, I'm talking about there were more than 17 but 17 that accepted Islam like and they were Muslims. 12 of them were assigned. So I want to put it in modern day terms. Do you know how many of you know the concept of on call? Right like you're out of
work, but you're on call you have a pager or you have something in the you can get a ring in the Oh, gotta go firefighters have that. Doctors have that. I don't know police and security personnel have that army personnel. So you're you can be called upon any time.
Those 12 scribes, imagine living for 23 years throughout the revelation of the Quran being on call,
which meant what? Hey, we're through Allah is going on Expedition. You're going Europe. Oh, okay. Oh, a verse has been revealed. And there are variations but as soon as I go and find the scribe when he needs to write this.
So their only job was during the life of Rasulullah sallallahu. It usnm those 12 people that were dedicated, they would scribe every single verse that came down, and I'm talking about this because when we go to universities, a lot of the doubts are going to come from the orientalist saying Oh, Quran, you know, it was documented and
100 years after Prophet had died and it was placed, that's absolutely not true.
You know, even at the time of Hegira if you read the biography This is a sight point. If you read the biography of Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu, I'm
fascinating during the Hijra most difficult time.
There is narrations that mentioned that aboubaker had his scribe kit. He was one of the scribes. He had the kit with him in his jaw.
In case of like a revelation came up, take it down.
So they took the responsibility of taking notes related to the Quran because they were assigned to this responsibility very, very deeply. It was a very big responsibility.
For those of you that want to read about like the miracle and how it was compiled, and what's that person's name, Maurice Buckeye or something.
Maurice, look at look it up on Amazon anyway, if you have your phones. His name is Maurice book. You might not know him, but you must know it was his name.
Buka E. Maurice Makai. I think he's a French author. He is a convert. And his book about the Quran is fascinating because he is brought up German research where they collected I don't know how many years they collected all these manuscripts and then they compared all of these manuscripts it's like why is it that the Quran does not have any different very, very important book in English for you to read. Also, there's a book a very important book that you can read in English that is written by Indian scholar from Medina my eyes in Eliza mi L is that I am I Eliza nee has a book it is available in English. It is about Roman Quran, very important for students of Quran to be able to, I don't
have time to go into Roman France definitely chapter but we're not going to get into that. Today what I want to focus on is three things. There is something called the double of Quran, there is something called Tafseer of Quran, there is something called the theme of Quran and there is something called Diamond. So there are 344 does, you know,
the squared and test squared so there's like four types. First thing is that
now the way anybody has done word to word translation, have you? Yes. All of it.
Okay, can you want to wing it?
Let's do it, man.
Is it No, I didn't do this.
And it's thicker, I have to keep moving
verses are science, like Italian movie, your the clear goal, or clear book or that yearbook. So the way you would do the the word to word is you're going to read this for those of you that are Arabs, and you understand the Arabic even still for you to have grasp on the proper translation.
You're going to have to do this. So that means when I come in, I'll tell you whether I'll be listening to the subject for this. So what you can do is you can come we're going to cover up and you're going to read not new we know so we relate or we narrate I later upon you accent our best analysis the story behind that then, because of
that, okay, now we revealed a Laker upon hada this Al Quran the word and in in Quinta in indeed, Quinta, you mean from publicly before? lamina? Let me know about the mean. Indeed, from those who were he referred me unaware.
So you're going to recite that? Yes.
The one in here.
I can't hear.
No, this is this is a word two word translation. This is a word for word translation, not a particular translation.
And the purpose of this, you're going to have to believe me for seven weeks. Trust me, I'm not selling you a lot of 649.
It's something better. It's going to be effort. All I require for you is one, two pages, or
six pages altogether. 666 pages. Come on six pages. You gotta read those six pages 10 times. The way I did it. I let
versus like Italian movie in your book in indeed. And the novel we have sent it Quran and the Quran Arabi. And now when you do this, what happens?
At the end of it.
At the end of seven weeks, you heard something today.
And at the end of seven weeks, I'm going to ask Chandi, to recite Surah Yusuf, completely for all of us. And I can guarantee you, if you do this 10 times the way I have described
most of you will be crying on that day.
In seven days, in seven sessions, you will be walking away, and you're gonna be like, Oh, my God, all these grammar books that have been trying to learn to understand for and that's how simple it was.
But you have to promise me that you're going to do this 10 times. That's all and 10 times, initially, it will be difficult. And if you can find a way that you can recite to one another. Now the promise here is to false share hunting, may Allah bless him, has generally generously offered both the sisters and the brothers if you want to come in, in Madrid, if you have time on Friday, you want to come in Madrid and you want to recite to share from the suit uses, he will listen to you. And he will correct you're basically
forced to use again, sisters times and brothers times we can talk about it. But he has offered that, if that was your take on take him up on his offer. Okay, number two. In the meantime, I can be here at motive for those of you that want to come and recite this to me like that.
Now, all that is going to take is an extra hours effort. But you know how you have the exponential benefits, right, you're going to have like your benefit of the courses like this, and like you put that one hour in, it's gonna be like exponential. And it's very, very important videos.
This is how I got my grasp of
the text of the Quran.
Because I was forced by my mother in law
in her house to do this. And I did it
except the last juice, because that was the hardest.
I didn't finish the last, I think last two, but I did like 28 Jews like that, where I would recite and write tests. So that is number one. So if there is an interest, please do talk to me, I will arrange my schedule accordingly. But I do need to know and then we'll create a WhatsApp group so we can coordinate this for those of you that are online. If there is an interest for those of you that are online for them to listen to their Subak then we can also arrange a time for them where I can schedule some time where I'm willing to put in you know, an hour to listen to their stuff online. There. I will make sure that you guys get these books insha Allah so we can begin that evening like
that is all that I have. Today. I am going to just begin with one little introduction of sudo apt Youssef and then we're going to end and then we're going to start the reuse of next week. And I'll have I'll take some basic questions. Now why should exclusive was actually revealed? There are multiple stories behind it. One of them was that
what Quran was being revealed in Makkah, when Quran is being revealed in Makkah, it was a lot of just
very deep Aqeedah stuff.
Really, really deep Aqeedah stuff was being revealed right, Akira Jana jahannam. of Kedah.
We have a fantastic shower. I like that and I like that fantastic shower mines here.
So what I was being revealed and it was a lot of dry like personal hobbies, no stories. It was all like real stuff. This is gonna happen after this is gonna happen. So they went to Rasulullah sallallahu it he sent me he said you know so Allah Can't you just tell us some stories? Like you know, wanting here's some stuff like it we're going through some real challenges like the place that like pressing this down. Where do I fall? We're weak. And we just need some like, oh, yeah, I can uplift. We need an editable series. Right? Those of you that know that know? Those of you that don't know, like I do. Right? So African series if you don't know what it is, please do look it up your
life is not going to be the same after. So they needed a story so Allah subhana wa Tada revealed the story of Yusuf Ali salaam be act Madiha Tamil complete
Cover to Cover entire story in one surah.
The secondary reason that has mentioned about it is the people of your hood. They have stories they had story but they had the story of Joseph or you use of it Sarah, they knew about the story. Now, they knew about the story, but
there were some information missing.
So the hood they said, Okay, if this person so called Mohamed in Makkah, Salah Why do you sell them? If he claims to be the prophet? He is? Why don't you Arabs Go and ask him about Joseph.
I mean, like, even our books have very little on him.
Let's see what he can tell us. And then Allah subhanaw taala revealed an account of use of Isaiah RAM that didn't even exist in their books.
A lot of information that was revealed, even the Jews of that time, they're like Subhanallah, they don't even have that information.
So that was the second reason why so its use of was revealed. The name of the Surah Surah Yusuf can be pronounced three waves can be pronounced, you surf you, so
And all three ways are correct.
You surf, you surf you SEF all three ways in Arabic are correct at a psychedelic gym. It's nice to have a scholar amongst you who can affirm your Arabic like he was like and also
in that crowd was like, Yeah, I asked if you're on point
Third point I want to mention in the introduction, and this will be talked about in our football today. How many of you attended the football this morning?
Okay, you tend to okay now test for new people.
So every single let's see, if you were paying attention to the whole, who has said, raise your hands 123 or four or five, because I know you put your hand up.
And your sisters know we're there for the whole. Jimmy. Let's see. Allah Subhana Allah revealed. Allah subhanaw taala three sent down prophets. What are the two things every prophet was given?
Yes, a message good.
And a miracle, a message and a miracle.
A message and a mirror.
Every prophet was given a message in America.
What is Prophet sallallahu Sallam his miracle
Quran and what is his message?
so for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah combined the message and the miracle in one.
So this is the message, and this is the mirror.
There it is the message.
And in that message is the miracle.
So when someone like God even accepts Islam,
and you say I believe in Prophet sallallahu sallam, but what is this miracle? It's
as Jesus I even said, I'm very sad. He said, I'm those like, Jesus is cool. I like that. I'm gonna use that like, yeah, Jesus, I sent him he said this. He said, I think he sent out his
miracle was what?
That he could cure people from leprosy, because at that time, it was the peak of medicine people were talking about, you know, different medicine is the thing to be. So at that point,
Allah gave you essentially some miracles that were really relevant to their time. But then Allah subhanaw taala sent down this Quran as a rhetorical miracle as it is not rhetorical. What was what was the word I was trying to like? Finale.
Somebody helped me but ally, rhetorical.
Linguistic miracle, yes. Linguistic miracle rhetorical. What was I thinking any
linguistic miracle, right, that the Bulava, the eloquence that exists in this now in the Quran. There is no book that exists that is out there that can even come close to you know that University of Birmingham they recently found that in their library, this was in 2015 or 2014. You can look it up in 2015. They had
a parchment of Quran that was written at the time of Rasulullah in their library and they had absolutely no idea that existed
And according like randomly some some white dude was sitting there like he discussed like, what is this this looks like very old, let's do some carbon dating on that and it was like, oh my god, this is like 14 years old. And then the guy's like, you know this was like written when Prophet was alive
and now they're they're figuring out ways how they're going to put that paper on display so people can see that. Imagine
what other religion can claim that there's a parchment that exists today scientifically proven that this was written during that same error. We don't know the exact date of when it was but it was an overlap between the time of Rasulullah Selim and how old this paper is. It was written at the time of Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam, this itself is the miracle.
And because it is the miracle, this is the Lord Jesus, Allah subhanaw taala starts it off with any flam walk starts this Surah or any many of other students, they start off with at least raw, what is the significance of a Flandre? How, why is it a flange?
All of that, and much more. We shall cover next week.
cliffhanger? Yes. No, I'm not Jhala so for so basic homework for few people. So make sure you go home. You do read the translation.
yourself. If you're not able to read Quran, you can rely on something called the Al Quran app on iPhone. I believe it has beautiful I think it's called Al Quran app if I'm not mistaken.
Yeah, it is called Al Quran app. And if you go to the URL for an app, and so to use it, you can actually get the word to work on the app too.
So if you don't for those of you that are not that don't get the book, and you still want to work with me. And you want that then what I would say is go to Al Quran app you can download is it available on Android to anybody has their own Android, okay? Because if you have it on Android, you can use the word toward translation on partake on that having that translation down is going to be very important for next week's class. So when we break those words down and we go into those grammatical analysis, we will ask Allah subhanaw taala that you know, he opens your hearts and you are able to understand this. In the end we asked Allah subhanaw taala for two grandsons the ability
to understand we asked Allah subhanaw taala that he opens our hearts and he gives us it tofield Allah my dad says, Lama Lama sendio Selim Allah and Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salim this ceiling for
me, a long acting official divorce and Taqwa Allah Almighty the full Senate ACWA was a clear entitlements until you
mean oh Allah grant us the ability to understand the Quran. Allah grant is the ability to understand the Quran. Allah grant has the ability to recite the Quran every single day. But Allah make us from those who open the Quran every single day in recite or Allah give us the ability that our hearts our bodies, our souls are healed with this Quran or Allah you have said V Shiva openness you have told us that in this is she fat when you have to sudo this particular Quran has healing for that which we have in our hearts or Allah Our Ummah is going through difficult times. Oh Allah alleviate the pains of those who are suffering and grant them the ability to heal with the message and the meaning and
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