Connecting Our Hearts To The Speech Of Allah Masjid At Taqwa 2nd March 2013
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen sallallahu wasallam wa barakaatuh see the
early he was Rb almanzora Allah severely he wanted to he wants to know be sumati he wanted to be heard the meeting was seldom at the Sleeman kathira My bad.
It was reported in the books of seal on the books of biography and history. That one night, Abu sufian in the early Macan period before he accepted Islam, one night he left his house
under the cover of darkness, and he went to a Masjid al haram by the Kaaba with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are standing in prayer and reciting the Quran out loud. And he went to this place for no other reason in the middle of the night except to listen to the recitation of the Quran by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And on that same night that Sophia did this in secret, with no one knowing what his true purpose and intent was. And that same night, another of the leaders of operation are number of the normal men, a man by the name of Abu Jamal, who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, was the Pharaoh of this oma, he, too, under the cover of
darkness, left his house and went to the Kaaba, in secret alone, with no one knowing not Abu Sufyan or anyone else. And he too went with the sole purpose of listening to the recitation of the Quran, by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And on that same night, a third man, another leader, nobleman of Quraysh, a man by the name of an ominous he to left his house under the cover of darkness. And he too alone in secret, went to another part of the caravan near the caravan to listen to the recitation of the Quran, by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why did these three individuals go on their own alone in the middle of the night to listen to the Quran? Because they
during the day in open in the gatherings, they would shout and announce that don't listen to this moron. Don't take any attention to this man, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His words are ramblings of a madman. He's a poet, he's a magician is a sorcerer. If you listen to his words, they'll charm you. You'll go and believe what he says. And he will destroy the religion of your fathers and your grandfathers, and he will break apart your families and so on and so forth. Stay away from him. And these very same individuals would make this claim during the day at night, they would go and listen to the Quran in secret. The recitation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and as a lot of xojo says, We're Makoto Makoto La La Jolla remarking in the plot and they plan and a lot of xojo also plots and plans and allies THE BEST OF THOSE WHO plot and plan a large village will decreed that before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finished reciting the Quran that night, when these three individuals, each one of them alone in secret, each one of them decided just before the end of that recitation that it was time to go back home under the cover of darkness, lest someone should see them doing exactly what they forbade other people from doing. So they left and they went back home. But Allah azzawajal decreed, and he is the best of those who plot and plan,
he decreed that on the way home, they would meet one another, and they would bump into one another. So they meet under the cover of darkness, and each one of them and he sees the other he realizes that they were all doing exactly the same thing. They all found in to exactly the same thing that they were telling everyone else to avoid and stay away from. And that was listening to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reciting the Quran. So they made an oath and a pact of promise to one another, that they will never go back and do the second. But on the second night, each one of them individually in secret again, went to listen to the Quran. This time thinking that no one will come
out because we made a promise last night that we wouldn't return to this. So I will Sofia and Abuja and alcumus each one of them again, secretly went to listen to the recitation of the Quran. And again, a large village will decreed that when they would be coming back home, they would meet one another again, and only a large xojo could have planned that such a thing would have happened for the second
night in a row in exactly the same way. So again the meet, and again, they realize what they've been doing. So again, they make another promise, a third promise or a second promise that they will never come and do this again. From the third night, each and every single one of them, I will Sofia and Abu Jahan, Anna lochness. Each one of them goes back to listen to the recitation of the Quran, by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't matter what they say during the day, doesn't matter, despite all of the claims that they make. Their hearts won't let them stay at home. They can't stay away from this beautiful recitation of the Quran. So they go back, and they listen to the Atlanta
fed night. And then again, a lot of xojo decrees for that third night, though, as they go home, they meet one another again. And now they realize that these promises that they make these old set they take with one another, it's meaningless, doesn't mean anything, doesn't have any impact doesn't stop them from doing what they're doing. So on the fourth morning, alertness, one of those three, one of the leaders of Polish, he went to the house of Abu Sufyan. And he said, Oh, Sophia, I am an intelligent person, and you're an intelligent person. I am one of the leaders of polish. You're one of the leaders of Quraysh. I am an eloquent person. I know the Arabic language. I'm a poet. I'm
extremely eloquent, and you're extremely eloquent. And by Allah I know and you know, that what we say about this man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what we say about him isn't true. He's not a madman. He's not a sorcerer. He's not a poet. He's not a magician. And these words that he recites are not just poetry, or terms or the words of a madman, you know it, and I know it. And so Abu Sufyan said, Yes, I agree. Everything you say is true. But it is not me that you have to convince It is about john. He is our leader. So lochness went to the house of Abu Jan. And he said the same thing to Abidjan. I am an intelligent man, you're an intelligent man. I am eloquent. You're
eloquent. We both know that what we're saying about this man, and the words that you recite is untrue, and founded, we know the truth is something else. So why is it that we continue to oppose him? Abu Jamal replied, and you know what he said? Did he disagree with the lockness? Did he say that? No, you've got it wrong. Did he say no, I disagree. He didn't disagree with anything that I said. But instead, he replied, and he said, that my tribe and his tribe meaning the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, my tribe and his tribe, benrahma, Hassan and Banu Hashim. We have always been in constant rivalry and competition with one another. When they would feed the pilgrims,
we would feed the pilgrims, when they would give water to the pilgrims, we would give water to the pilgrims, anything that they would do, we would come and we would do it better just to keep up that rivalry. But now they claim and see that there is a man from amongst them, who is a prophet of Allah. How can we compete with such a claim? By Allah, I will never be giving him this incident of these three men, leaders of Quraysh during that time, shows us the impact and the eloquence and the beauty of the Quran. That the three noblest most knowledgeable, greatest men have raised during that time from amongst the pagan Arabs. They couldn't stay away from listening to the Quran. The Quran
impacted impacted them so much that they weren't able to stay away from hearing its recitation. Despite all of their claims, they knew in their heart of hearts, that this was the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is what makes this sport so amazing that the urn would impact the hearts of such people, even though they didn't believe in Allah. They didn't accept the Quran as the speech of Allah in his book, they didn't accept the Prophet son alone, while he was still him as a messenger of Allah, yet still, they were unable to stay away from the Quran. Now in today's lecture in this lecture is about how to connect with the Quran, and the elephants of the Quran. I will
mention to you as I have just done a number of stories and incidents. And all of these stories have one thing in common, and that is that all of them relate to non Muslims. All of these stories that I will narrate to you today are from the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all of them relate to non Muslims. Not a single Muslim, all of them are Muslims. But some of them after hearing this recitation of the Quran, they accepted Islam, some immediately, some many years later on, but all of them at the time of the incident, one on Muslims. And the thing that I want to ask you today, to ponder over and contemplate
Hate is how the recitation of the Quran impacted those people, even though they were not Muslims, even though they didn't accept the on an as a speech of Allah. They didn't accept the prophets on a lower they he will sell them as a messenger of Allah contemplate over how the Quran impacted them. And once you've done that, as we're going through this, the second thing that I want us to contemplate over and to ponder over and to think about is then how does the Quran impact our hearts? What is the impact of the on on upon our hearts? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, at the end of surah, two Herschel in verses that you hear often being recited in the prayer from the most famous verses
of the Quran, lo and zelner heaven or Anna Anna Jebin Lara eater who harshly and metastock da minha Shatila, what will kill himself Oh boo boo Holly nasci la la comida Corona. If we were to reveal this Koran, upon a mountain, and the mountain, my dear brothers and sisters, is one of the greatest, most formidable creations that you will see around you. If you look at the natural world, the mountain is the most stable, formidable creation that the Earth has to offer. But Allah says that if we were to reveal the score on upon the top of the top of a mountain, you would see it fearful, crumbling, out of the fear of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And this will give you parables and signs for people who ponder and contemplate a lot of zildjian is saying that if the Koran was to come on top of the mountain, that mountain would crumble out of the fear of Allah. And we see and we've seen and we will see in sha Allah, how the Orion impacted the hearts of even the non Muslims, the most obstinate enemies of Islam, the arch enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So then the question is, how does the Quran impact my heart and your heart? People who believe in Allah, who accept the Quran as a speech of Allah, who accept the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the Messenger of Allah, how does that impact our hearts and
we hear the Quran being recited. We heard it just now in the Isha prayer, and you hear in every other play that you attend, and you recite it yourselves, at home and in the prayer and you listen to it in the poor are in the car and at home, on your iPod, your mp3 player, whatever it is that you have, in the month of Ramadan, all of the Quran from beginning to end is recited to us, we hear it over and over again. Ask yourself this question. How much does the Quran impact your heart? How much does it soften your heart? When was the last time you cried? you shed a single tear from hearing one of the verses of Allah? Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, that even the hardest of rocks and
stones will crumble out of the fear of Allah, we know that there are rocks as I mentioned in the Quran, that if you if you if you if you split them apart, water will come out, they will cry, water will come out of these rocks. There are rocks that crumble out of the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But then what about our hearts? Are they really harder than rocks and stones, that we can't shed a single tear from healing all of the Quran being recited, not a single tear passes through our eyes. Our hearts don't feel any type of increase in a man. We don't feel any impact on our hearts. Yet when we look at these Arabs, the pagan Arabs, people who idol worshippers didn't even accept
this concept of one God and the poor and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you have in the Quran was recited to them, their hearts would become soft. They too, would see the impact upon their hearts. And yes, some of them continued on their ways like Abuja, Helen they died as Muslims. But it shows that even though he died as a non Muslim and he was obstinate, still he couldn't stay away from hearing the Quran is still impacted him in a way. And this is these are the questions that I want you to ponder over Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, he needs a number of challenges down for the people, that if you don't think that this plan is true, then bring something similar to it.
And these challenges were laid down in three stages. Allah subhanaw taala said in the first challenge, Allah in each term actual inshallah Jin Allah to be mystery hardened or en la tuna be Miss Lee, wallow can
mahira save all of the humans and all of the Jinhwan together and unite so that they could bring something similar to this forum, they would be unable to do so. Even if they supported and helped one another. Every single human and every single gene and only Allah knows the true number of all of these creatures if they were to unite and cooperate and
help one another, they wouldn't be able to produce anything similar to the Quran. But a person may say that's a difficult challenge. How do you produce the whole Quran 30 just 114 chapters over 6000 verses so a lot of soldier lay down a second challenge. I'm your opponent of Torah old to be actually super the mythical him of Tarot yet what Roman is Tabata mean Daniela in kuntum saw the pin. If they say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a liar. He's ascribing lies to Allah, then say to them in return, produced just 10 Searles 10 chapters similar to it and call whoever you want to help you. If indeed you are truthful, just 10 chapters and a lot of them say 10
sources like Baccarat, he just says 10 sources and the smallest surah in the Quran is alkota three verses. So in total 30 verses is all that Allah is asking for. But if that is too difficult, if even that is too much, um, Jaco Luna Tara will refer to be soldati Mifflin. If they say that he ascribes lies to Allah, then say to them in reply, produce just one surah just one surah three verses is all that Allah wanted from the origin of the Arabs. And they were the most eloquent, most proficient in the Arabic language, that still they couldn't understand how to produce three verses similar to the Quran. And it's not that they didn't try, they tried, and they attempted to do so. But they weren't
able to match the beauty and the eloquence and the power of the Quran. And that's why Larissa would look throughout the Quran, he begins many of the sutras with letters Alif Lam, Meem her mean, off Saad. Ya seen all of these different letters, and the scholars of Tafseer Allah Hema to law saying that one of the wisdoms behind these letters that no one knows the true meaning we don't understand the true significance and meaning of these letters. But one of the wisdoms behind them is that it is a challenge that are largely down to those Arabs, that these are the same letters that you use in your alphabet, you use in your daily speech. These are the same letters that your sense sentences
are formed with. So Tell, tell Allah, what they mean. If you're so eloquent, you're so knowledgeable, you know so much. These are just letters. It's like someone standing up and saying C, D, F. What does that mean? These are letters that we use every single day. But what is the significance alarm? So when God is laying down this challenge for the most eloquent poets that Arabia has ever seen? three letters, two letters, sometimes even one letter off noon, solid, what do they mean? Tell me the significance, and they were unable to do so. That is the beauty and the power of the Quran. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would often recite the Quran,
and it would enter into the hearts of the people who would hear him recite the Quran, the way that it was recited with sincerity and fear of Allah azzawajal and love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that recitation would enter into their hearts, those words would enter into their hearts, and they would accept Islam immediately. And even if they didn't accept Islam, it would impact upon their hearts. It would soften their hearts, they would cry or they would feel something stirring within their hearts. That is the power of the Quran. That is the power that the speech of Allah subhana wa Taala has upon everyone. When you look at many of the people who accepted Islam, you find that they
accepted Islam because of the source of the Quran. And these verses of the Quran, Rama rhodiola. One for example, everyone knows his story. And he was he accepted Islam because he heard verses of the Quran being recited when he went to his sister's house, and they will reciting from a parchment of Surah Taha reciting verses of the Quran and armadio laquan read and heard those verses being recited, and Islam entities heart. And so immediately he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he accepted Islam, the joshy that I'll be singing ruler, when he went when those companions went to seek refuge asylum in his country, and he wanted them to justify their reason for
asylum. What do they do? Do they debate the merits of Islam? No. Did they stand and argue with them for hours on end? Speaking about the beauty of Islam? No. all they had to do was recite a passage of the Quran. So jaffery Bina Vitaly brought the Ummah one stood, and he recited surah Moroccan, a beautiful sort of the Koran, and they accepted Islam. He accepted Islam, just from hearing that a recitation of a passage of the Quran and the Arabs knew the non Muslim
of that time they knew the power of the Koran. And that's why they would say to people don't listen to the Koran, don't go close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, don't go anywhere near this man. Because if you hear the recitation of the Quran, then you will accept what he says, You will accept the Quran, and you will accept Islam, and then you will have so many problems. And so they would just drive people away with this propaganda of fear, so that they wouldn't go anywhere near the profits on the long where he was selling them to fail, even though I'm on a dosi rhodiola. One was one of those people who during the early period of Mecca, he came to Mecca, and he was from a
tribe that came from far away. But he came to Makkah to perform pilgrimage. But as he entered, and he was an extremely intelligent, eloquent man, he was a leader of his tribe of the DOS tribe. He came to Makkah, and the Arab leaders, the pagan leaders of Quraysh. They said to him, that there is a crazy man these days that lives in Makkah. So beware, be careful. Because if you go when you listen to him, and you hear his recitation, then it will impact you, and you will believe him, you will become bewitched, you will go crazy. You will forego the religion of your forefathers, to the extent that they said to him, in fact, it's better if you take cotton and place it in your ears, and
then walk in the streets of Makkah, just in case maybe he'll come from behind you and, you know, jump on top of you and recite these verses you don't know, keep the cotton in your ears, and that way you're safe. So to fail, if you don't see a leader of his tribe, a rich, powerful, intelligent and eloquent man was walking in Makkah with cotton buds in his ears. And as he was walking in Mecca, he thought to himself, this is crazy. doesn't make any sense. I'm an intelligent man, one famous poet from amongst Arabs, extremely eloquent knowledgeable of the Arabic language. Surely, if this man is as crazy, as they say, I will be able to discern and differentiate between what is true and
what is false. What is the ramblings of a madman, and what is speech that is profound? What is poetry, and what is magic. And so you took out those earbuds, and you went to the prophets on the lower and he will send them to hear him recite from the Quran. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited and he accepted Islam immediately accepted Islam veteran, then look at how on an impacted him, and it wasn't just people like to fail him. Mr. rahima robiola one, it was many other people as well. Some of them refuse to accept Islam, yet still not on an impacted upon their hearts. The prophets on a lower layer He will send them during the day would often come to the carrabba. And
he would recite the Quran in the presence of Quraysh. The lead is a nobleman of Polish would gather around the Kaaba, and that's where they would have their gatherings and their sittings. And they would sit in the shade of the Kaaba. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would come and he would recite the Quran. And during one of those incidents he was reciting from Surah najem in the 27th, Jews of the Quran, the story or the sutra of the stars, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was cited the whole surah and at the end of the surah, there is a search the prostration of tilava prostration. For recitation, you come you recite that verse, and you go into prostration. So
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited the verse first to do the Lucha boo, prostrate to Allah and worship Him. And then because the verse demands frustration, he found into frustration Salalah while he was said, sell them, the leaders of Polish, listening to the Koran, hearing this recitation, even though they weren't believers didn't accept the Quran didn't accept the claim that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a messenger of Allah. But when they heard the power of the surah, the beauty and elegance of it, when that commandment came to prostrate, they all fell into frustration. All of them they just frustrated, couldn't help themselves couldn't stop. And they
knew that people would watch them and see them and see how they were impacted. But the power of the arm was too much for them to bet. So they just found into frustration. Another man who was known as a bullied one of the leaders of Quraysh, he came to the other leaders of Polish Monday and he said that this fighting that we have going on between us and the Muslims is getting out of hand. We we torture them, you persecute them, we we kill people from amongst them, we do so many things. But instead of decreasing, the only increase in number. There's only more Muslims more people accept Islam, the more we torture them, the stronger they become. So why don't we instead, go and speak to
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, go and speak to this man Mohammed, see what he wants. Maybe he wants money. Maybe he wants power. Maybe he wants fame, whatever it is that he wants. Why don't we just speak to him? Instead of going through all of this difficulty and hassle
Just go and speak to him. So they said to him, you got bullied on our behalf and you speak to him. So I will lead came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said to him, and he's a non Muslim, he said to him, oh, Mohammed, are you better? Or your father Abdullah? Are you better or your grandfather Abdulmutallab, or you better or your great grandfather Hashem. And what you're trying to do, is trying to trap the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because if the prophet SAW, Selim said, I am better than them, and he was better than the Arabs would have said, he disrespects his own father, his grandfather, his great grandfather. And If, on the other hand, he said, they're
better than me, then the next question would have been, so why don't you worship the gods, same gods that they worshipped? Why don't you accept them. So instead, the prophet son alone, while he was sending them remain silent, and sometimes our own wisdom is better just to stay quiet. So whenever when he saw that he wasn't going to respond, he said to him, oh, Mohammed, you've cast our gods, you split our families, fathers are fighting their children, brothers and sisters are at war, husbands and wives no longer speak, you cause so much corruption and evil within our community. The Arabs are making a laughingstock of us the Quraysh because of what you've done. So why don't you tell me what
you want. If it is one of many that you want, then I will make all of the Arabs gather all of their wealth, and make you the single richest person from amongst us. If it is power that you want, then we will gather all of the Arab leaders, and we will say to them, now no one makes a decision, except with the Express permission of Mohammed, if there is some illness that you're facing, then we will take you to the best physician that we have in Arabia. And if it is women that you want, then you will gather all of our women and you can choose whoever you want to be abroad from amongst them. Just tell us what it is that you want, we'll give it to you. Basically, they displayed for him, all
of the dunya anything you want. We'll give it to you just stop preaching about Islam. Stop saying La ilaha illa Allah stop reciting these words of the Quran. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at him and he said, Have you finished a ferrata Abu ulead Have you finished our herbal Walid? He said, Yes. He said, then listen to me. Now, my turn Let me speak. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't lecture him, then I'm going to the whole issue of money and wealth and so on. He started to recite from the Quran from Surah facilite han mean, Tenzin luminor Rahman Al Rahim, kita boon facilita yato or Anand Arabi and leetonia Allah moon Bashir on one Avira for our
other external home for homeless man, he began to recite the opening passage, verse after verse from sort of facilite the 26 Jews of the Quran have mean this is a revelation from the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. It is a book which we have made clear an Arabic Quran for people who know and understand. It is a plain warning, and a giver of glad tidings, but the vast majority of them turned away, as if they cannot hear. And the prophet SAW Selim continued to recite, and after the opening passage of the surah, Allah azza wa jal speaks about the people of add and fermob the nations of the prophets hood and sila Holly hymns Salaam, and how they turned away, and a lot of soldier speaks
about the destruction, the destruction and punishment that befell them. When they rejected the messengers and the prophets on the lower end, he will sell him began to recite this verse, find out Oh,
I'm sorry Kata mithila. Sorry, Katya do masa mode, and if they turn away, then warn them with that punishment. That'd be found the punishment of the people of add in some would. winnable Walid heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, read this first and recite this verse that spoke about the punishment of Adam Thurman. He said, I implore you by Allah, I asked you by a lot, stop, don't recite anymore. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stopped, and I will read left, didn't say anything else, didn't try to convince him again, left. And he went back to the leaders of origin. And he said, By Allah, this man is not crazy. nor is he a magician, nor is he some kind of
point. I don't know what he has, but whatever he has, leave him be let him do what he wants to do, because either he will become the leader of all of the Arabs. And if you support him, you too, will become leaders, or either if he is untruthful, then the other Arabs will kill him anyway, and they'll surprise you from him. But either way, leave him be. So what did they say in response? You to have been bewitched, however, will lead you too have heard those words, and I've become overly impressed by him. But look at the way it impacted upon the heart of this man, hearing the passage of the Quran when the Prophet sallallahu
While he was seldom was given the Pledge of Allegiance by the people of Medina by the answer after the second Pledge of Allegiance at Alibaba, the profits on the low were illegal send them sent Musab Amir rhodiola Wang to Medina and wasabi. Amir became the first ambassador to Islam. He went to Medina to call the people of Medina to Islam. And then he met another of the companions from the people of Medina, a man by the name of Aurora. And so he said to him, let us go to the different tribes of the unserved and let us call them to Islam. So they went to a tribe, the two of them, and one of the tribes that they went to was the tribe of sag even more as your loved one the famous
companion, he later became a companion, and he became one of the greatest companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when he died the prophets on a low early he was seldom said on Saturday been wild, that the throne of Allah shook because of his death, the throne of Allah shook because of his death. So, Mousavi bin Amir, and so the busara went to his tribe, and they were calling people to Islam reciting the Quran. So someone went to the leader Saturday been wild. And they said that this man This man has come and he's not from Medina is a foreigner. He's come to our land, and he recites the speech and these words, and they're impacting your people, people from your
tribe, and they're accepting what he says. So go and deal with him. So certainly been one of the along one went, and he said to these two men, one of them was from Medina, as urban sarara and Mousavi bill Amir from Makkah, he said to them, either you stop preaching what you're preaching, or I will kill you both. And he said to Muslim, leave Medina, go back, leave Medina and go where you want to leave my city. So I said, even sarara for the long run, said, Saudi, oh, sad, your leader from the leaders of Medina, one of the chiefs of a tribe, extremely intelligent, eloquent, known for his wisdom, why don't you just listen to what he has to say? If you like it, you accept it. If you
don't like it, he will leave and he will never come back.
Not an easy thing to say you leave, you'll never come back one chance. And so he said, Okay. So most of you may or may not be a long one began to recite from the Quran. And he recited and he recited, and every time he wanted to stop started a bit more I would say to him carry on, Why are you stopping? And so he would carry on? And then when he went one stop, he would say to him carry on? Why do you stop? And then he was cited and recited, and then Muslim society, the murder of your loved one. After listening to this recitation, he accepted Islam immediately. Not only did he accept Islam, but he gathered the people of his tribe. And he said to them, what do you think of me as a
leader? And he said that you're intelligent, and why is the good leader people, a person that we respect. So he said, If you really think that of me, you really respect me. They know that I have accepted this religion of Islam. And if you want me to continue being your leader, you respect me, and you respect my leadership, then you too, will accept this religion. And the whole tribe of Benny Abdullah shall accepted Islam. All of them wholesale, just entered into Islam, just by the recitation of a passage of the Quran. There is another companion by the name of God, Bremerton. rhodiola, one who during the Battle of Bhutan, and all of these, as I said to you before, all of
these people were non Muslims at the time of these incidents, Jumeirah, mo de la Lita became a great companion. But during the Battle of butter, he was a non Muslim, and he was from the prisoners of war from the captives. The people that the Muslim captured during this battle, a non Muslim fighting on the side of the Meccans but he was a captive in the Battle of button. He said that as I was a captive, a prisoner of war, the Muslims gathered in the Battle of better on the plane of butter after the battle had finished, they gathered to play Solitaire mockery,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam led the prayer, and he was reciting. And he started to recite from Surah, two in the 27th, juice of the Quran, and he recited two verses, that when he recited them, Islam entered my heart.
And he didn't accept Islam until a number of years later. But he says, This is the moment when Islam entered my heart. And from that moment it began to began to grow and grow until finally accepted Islam. What were those two verses, just two verses of the Quran? Allah says in Surah to Torah, am holy boom in a in a woman Hala Hala semi Watashi wa Bella up noon? Did they were they created from nothing? Or are they themselves the creators or they themselves the creators? Did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather they have no certainty. To versus am What do you mean by Ed Sheeran
Were they created from nothing? Or are they themselves the creators and come up with some or do you want to build up known or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather they have no certainty. Just listening to these two verses of the Quran, Jubail me said, Islam entered my heart. That is the moment I knew that Islam was for me. And it would take a number of years for him to accept Islam, but Islam entities hot, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. There are many examples, many stories like this. But we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or the companions of the Allahu anhu would recite a verse of the Quran, or a surah of the Quran, or a passage of the Quran. And it
would impact those people who are not Muslims didn't accept the command, didn't accept Islam didn't accept the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, God would have such a profound impact upon their hearts. Some of them accepted Islam, some of them didn't. But even those that didn't, it's still suffering their hearts still impacting upon their hearts to a certain extent. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I want to conclude with the same point that I made at the beginning of this lecture, how does the Quran impact on our hearts? What does it really say about us? When these non Muslims are the enemies of Islam? And when I say the enemies of Islam, I don't just mean that
because they want to Muslims, they will physically actively financially waging war against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were enemies of Islam, yet still. People that fought in the Battle of butter lecture beribboned Muslim people like Abu sufian and Abu Jamal, all of these people are on still had an impact on them still suffering their hearts. What does it say about us? People who believe in Allah, who accept Islam, accept the Quran, we accept the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the truth for messenger of Allah, that we can recite the Quran day in, day out. We can week out year in year out, we hear it being recited. We recite it, we listen to its recitation. It
still it doesn't impact our hearts doesn't soften our hearts. We don't have a clue what's been recited, have no idea, no notion what a large soldier is saying to us. And those Arabs, those pagan Arabs, even though they didn't have a man, they at least understood the message of the Quran. They at least had the Arabic language. We don't even have that anymore. What does it say about us that we can't shed a tear from the recitation of the Quran. But when you look at the Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam in the prayer he would cry so much and so profusely. There are a shot of the Allahu Allah, his wife and our mother. She would say that in the morning, I would touch the place of
prostration where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was praying, and he would still be wet from his tears. Imagine how much you have to cry? How much do you have to cry that the place the ground that you're sitting on? is wet from your tears? Often you get many narrations in the books of Hadith, that a person would quiet the prophets of Salaam or a companion to the extent that their beard was dripping wet with tears. How much do you have to cry for your beard to be dripping wet with tears? They would say about Abubakar of your loved one, very would cry so much during the prayer at the recitation of the Quran, that the people standing behind him, couldn't understand his
recitation, didn't know what he was reciting, because of the amount of crying that he would be going through how much he would cry,
or more of the Allahu and during his khilafah when he would be leading the prayer. He would cry so much that the people behind him would cry because of his crying. They would just cry because of the way cameras cranks. panela. Imagine that, that someone cries so much that you cry just because of the way he's crying. This is how the companions or the long run home work. And why would a crime. Why was abubaker crime? Why was more crime. Why was a man crying? Why would these companions playing? Why was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam crying, even though a lot had forgiven all of his sins, past, present and future didn't have anything to worry about. Gender is guaranteed for
the prophet SAW Selim and Abubakar and Omar and all of those companions is still the cry. Why? Because of the way that an impacted their hearts, the way that it would soften their hearts, the way that it would remind them of a law of their death and Yeomans bujjamma and Jenna and now and all of those issues, they would cry, and it was enough for them, that they would just hear the recitation of the Quran that it would drive them to tears. They would love to stand during the night to pray the 100 they would love to stand during the night to recite the Quran in prayer because they found solace and tranquility and peace and comfort by doing so. That is how they were brought the alarm
random Ah man, what does it say about us that we currently cycle around in that way
We don't understand the Quran, we're not moved by the Koran, we can shed a tear at the recitation of the Quran. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, this lecture more than anything, is a wake up call for me and for you, that we have a lot of work to do, to reconnect ourselves to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah azzawajal revealed this Quran for me and for you, not just for the prophets of Salaam or the companions, or the people in Saudi Arabia, or the Arabs, it was revealed for me and knew. What does it say about us that we don't even know what Allah is saying to us? We don't even what a lot is saying to us in the book that he revealed to me and you imagine if a king
was to write a letter to you, can you imagine like the most powerful person Bill Gates, anyone writes a letter specifically to you? And you don't even open it? Don't even bother tweet don't even understand what he's saying. What would you do? How much effort would you expand? What would you do in your power to just read that letter that you know is addressed to you? What Illa Hill method Allah Allah, Allah has the greatest, highest most noble of examples, Allah has given us to spot on for me and for you for our salvation in this life and the next. So what have we done to connect ourselves to the Quran, as Allah subhanho wa Taala with his most beautiful names, and his lofty
attributes that he makes us from amongst the people of the Quran, that it gives us understanding of the Quran that enables us to reconnect with the Koran, but it makes us from amongst those people who recite the Quran the way it should be recited and understanding correctly and implement his teachings and call other people towards it as Allah subhanaw taala that he makes to earn an intercessor first and normal Yama, that he makes it a proof for us and not against us as followers so that it gives that blessing not only to us, but to our parents and our families and our children. Aren't all of the Muslims, how they will love them, or sort of lost a bit early he will be here.
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a couple of questions from the brothers if anyone has something relevant to the talk
Oh, brother, go ahead.
Okay, so for the benefit of four I've altered the question was, is there a specific time of the day, for instance, the night where there is additional reward to be had for recitation of the Quran, he wish he can just give some advice on generally is something which you recite to all times not something which is time specific, but obviously there are certain times where that
has more of an impact and is more rewarding. For example, our last panel Darla says in similar to the slot or an unfair job in the poor and fragile economy shoulder, the restitution of the donor fragile, indeed, that is something which is witnessed. So that time of recitation at dawn, fragile time after federal money sitting in the masjid, until the sun rises, that is a time that is witnessed it is blessing. So to recite the Quran at a time is obviously more recommended. Likewise, standard night in prayer and to recite the Quran is obviously beloved because of the rewards that are attached to it. So it is specific in that sense, it has certain times that it is more beloved
but generally speaking, and likewise, obviously like for example, on Friday, you will set a little graph that is more encouraged, you know, after certain prayers are said idle courtesy and so on those times that you know, that you recite certain passages and chapters of the Quran that is more beloved but as a general rule, the Quran is something which you should always be reciting not just confined to a specific time when a lot knows best.
Okay, so the question of the brother was the, in terms of the language of the Quran, we know it's in Arabic, is it better for us to understand or
learn the Arabic element first for ourselves in terms of recitation?
Or does it matter that we recite in in languages other than, than Arabic?
You do all of this, it is not an either or, it's what do I do this or this? Rather you do everything. No Quran was revealed to be recited. So you recited meaning in Arabic And we know that props are seldom said for every letter, you get 10 rewards. So that is a virtuous deed you recite it. But at the same time, the Quran was also revealed, to understand to contemplate, to ponder over and so
Therefore you must have time to understand the Quran as well. So if that is by reading the translation by doing Tafseer by going to a lecture or a course that explains a part of the Quran, you do whatever is in your means and you capability to do so in order to understand the Quran and the Quran was also revealed to act upon it, implement its teachings so that also needs to have a certain role within our lives and the Quran was also revealed so that you can give that away according to it you can call other people to it so that is also something which we need to do so it's our either or, but rather we have to do all of this for a lot of space.
Any more questions?
Okay, so the brothers asking general advice on how to engage in reading the Koran, or connecting with the Koran and on a daily basis, we understand the benefits? Or maybe our daily lives have become somewhat mundane or a bit too active, how can we reconnect with the Quran itself? What advice can you give? My first advice piece of advice for myself and for my brothers and sisters is
to make to our to our last panel tada and to ask Allah azza wa jal that he makes us from amongst those people who are connected to the Quran. And we are from amongst those people who can understand the Quran and implement the teachings of the Quran. Because this in and of itself is a great blessing of a larger version. And that's why connected to this point. The second point is that the Quran is the light the light of Allah Subhana Allah just does. All Islamic knowledge is knowledge that a law bestows upon you of his religion of the Koran, of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that is a light from Allah. And a large soldier only gives his light to those
people, that he prefers that he He bestows his favours upon that he honors and that's why the prophet SAW pseudonym said whoever treads a path upon which there is knowledge alone will make it easy for them the path to gender, why, because there is a blended path is a path which a lot of soldier has honored, and is bestowed his favors upon. And so therefore, you ask a large agenda you make throughout to him in your prayer in your sujood during the night that a large soldier makes you from amongst the people of the Quran, and as a large proportion of them said that the people have a lot on this earth are the people of the coroner. They are at Memorial Hospital. They are the people,
the chosen people of Allah subhana wa Taala, the people of the Koran, and then included within that is that you refrain from sinning, because that is because it is a light of Allah and it is an honor that a large soldier bestows upon whomsoever He builds a lot of soldier doesn't give such honor to people who disobey Him and who sin. And so every time you sin and we disobey Allah, our hearts become hard. And we become more and more distanced and detached from the book of Allah and from a large surgeon himself. And so the only way to then write that balance is to do more good deeds to cipher and more to worship Allah more to make Toba for our sins to make to our to a large soldier.
That's why when the man came to hustle and bustle Iraqi Mahalo to Island, he said, Oh, man, I want to stand during the night in prayer, but I'm unable to do so I can't do so. So advise me. So he replied to him a whole lot earlier, and he said, Don't disobey a lot during the day. And allow will enable you to stand during the night. Because when you send during the day, a lot of soldier doesn't give you that ability. Doesn't matter how many alarm clocks you have, how many people call you and make up and we've all tried and tested this, we know that even despite all our best efforts, often we're unable to worship a lot in this way. Why it's not because it's physically beyond our
capability that we're, you know, there's something wrong with us. It's just that a lot of soldier doesn't give us the honor of standing before him during that time. And so don't disobey Allah, repent to Allah worship Allah and Allah azza wa jal will then bestow those favors upon you as well and a lot most best.
Okay, I have a question from the sisters.
They are asking for general advice on teaching revelation.
They're asking for advice on teaching our young children, the Quran itself, would you recommend a certain approach to teaching the Koran to obviously to our young children, when when do you recommend we start teaching them the Quran itself or a certain approach that you would recommend something that would make it
easy or who would enable them to understand so whatever advice you can give on that specific area?
How long do you
The whole lecture in and of itself, probably more than a lecture as well. But I would say like briefly is, in terms of when to start and how to start start as early as possible. Start, like, even before they're born, you know, like, you have these studies now that say, for example, that when
a child is in the womb, that he can hear after a certain number of months he can hear, and that's why, like, you know, normally like people play certain things, to make them more intellectual, and so on, put onto the child recite the Quran, and ask a large soldier that he makes a child after the birth from the people of the Quran as well. And then from a young age, get them to recite the Quran, and recite the URL to them, even if they're unable to speak and hear and walk and so on. recite the Quran to them as much as you can, so that it becomes familiar to them. And they're familiar with this type of recitation and the words and the verses and so on. And children are amazingly
adaptable, and they're amazingly intelligent, and they can soak up so much, much more than US adults can we have so much rubbish in our heads? Now, it's difficult for us to memorize a line. For children, it's so easy for them their minds and their brains are like sponges, they soak everything up. So you just recite the Quran, like choose for a class and recite it to a one or two year old child that's just beginning to speak, just learning how to talk, recite day in day out over and over and over again. And you'll find that after a week, a month, a child is reciting on a public speaking string a sentence together, but they can memorize and they can regurgitate, and that's how they
learn speech. They learn speech by listening to a stroking. That's how they learn. Don't go through a book, there's no grammar rules for trial, you just speak and they learn your speech. Likewise with the Quran, so start as early as possible. The second thing that I will say, and I'll conclude with this, because as I said, this is a very extensive topic. But what I would say as general advice is always make the Quran beloved to them. Never make your child hate or dislike the Quran well as a builder, and often one of the mistakes that we make with our children, and one of the reasons why our children have an adversity to the Quran, don't like to recite it don't like to touch it or read
it. Or when you say to them read the Koran. It's like a burden. It's like I'll create the Quran again. And it's like so difficult on them. And it's like the worst thing that you can take a punishment. You say read the Koran, that's punishment. What do they get under, they have no power on the second reward. Why? Because they've developed this anxiety towards the Quran, they disliked the Quran, the concept of the Quran is something difficult for them and obviously shape one is making it so that's one of the traps of shape one. So don't ever make the call on something which is disliked by them, make it beloved to them. beside them in a nice way make it sound like it's something which
they should be honored by and they should and we should be honored by it. So it's something which they enjoy doing. And it's something which they are honored by when they opened up what are they understand this is special. It's not like reading or writing or playing or eating or drinking this is not special. There are special etiquettes for this, this is a special time and then teach them and and mentioned to them the stories behind the Quran. And it's very easy for everyone to do when the child is reciting surah orangish. Tell them about Quraysh. When recite the child's reciting surah to feel tell them about the story of the elephant. It's very easy to because the child is not
going to read Baccarat to you not going to read earlier Meranti, you'd have to go through a seer of of the whole surah. They're reciting the smallest suitors of the Quran Fatiha, what does Fatiha mean and make it enjoyable to them make it interesting for them so that they develop this love and attachment of the Quran. So even after they grow up, even if maybe they won't become a half of the Quran, or the most knowledgeable person on the Koran, but they will always have that love and attachment to the Quran and ask Allah azza wa jal that it gives us the ability to do so.