The Quran As A Source Of Comfort
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When we look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the things that we realized is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was someone who was very closely attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we look at the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, we find that a lot as origin, placed upon him a great burden and a great responsibility, the fact that he had to, especially at the beginning, single handedly, all the people to the towhid of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And with standard mckone, with standard oppression, with standard persecution, this was a great responsibility that a lot placed upon him. And that's why a lot of social says, from the very
early verses that will appeal to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah said international
law, we will indeed throw upon you a very heavy speech, because it is a great burden that was being traced upon the shoulders of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's why everyone knows the famous story of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the cave of JIRA when he first encountered you breed Arica saddam, and the first revelation of how, how he had to go back to college.
And how he was afraid for himself because of the burden of what I've just been placed upon his shoulders.
So the question really is, then how did the profits on the long run He will send them throughout this difficult time. And when you look at his life, you find that many of his companions were persecuted. Many of them were killed, many of them were tortured. He lost many people who are very close to him, like his wife Khadija de la Juana, like his uncle, Abu polyposis, protector, many of his children passed away. He lost many, many people, in addition to all of the different duties that he had, as a prophet of Allah and the Messenger of Allah, and the father and the husband and the leader, and the military general and all of these other responsibilities that he had. He was seldom
How did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam throughout all of this gain tranquility and peace and comfort? How did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so stay strong and stay strong in faith? How did he remain steadfast. And even though we can say that because he was the Prophet of Allah, the Messenger of Allah, Allah gave him that blessing that allowed him to be steadfast you allowed him to remain firm and strong of heart. It is also true that when you look at the life of the prophets of Allah, He will send them the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he taught us how to do these things as well. He taught us the way to gain that tranquility and that comfort, and so
on and so forth.
So what it says in the Quran, when he describes the believers, he says,
There are those who believe and their hearts in tranquility and peace and comfort with the remembrance of Allah, Allah, Allah says, Allah, Allah, he took my job. Indeed, it is only with the remembrance of Allah, that the hearts will gain tranquility. And that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did. That is how he green tranquility. That is how his heart was always a comfort and peace, even when he assumed that everything around him was falling apart when his companions about the alarm wandering were being persecuted and tortured, and killed. When the profits on a low while he was selling himself for surviving assassination attempts. When the profits on the low end
he was still him and his companions were placed into exile. And then they had to make wait leave their homes and their families and their wealth and their houses and go from Mecca to Medina, where they became extremely poor people who are refugees, people who are asylum seekers in the city of Medina, all of these difficulties that the people were going through the battles of Burma, and the battles of the trench and all of these different incidents throughout the history of the prophets on the louder you send them. What, how was it that he continued to become continued to be tranquil that people would see him as a pillar of strength and then they would take their source of strength from
him as well? It was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gained comfort and tranquility by the remembrance of Allah. And the greatest form of remembrance of Allah azza wa jal is the man and the recitation of the Quran. And that is what a large surgeon has sent down to us revealed to us so that we can have a source of comfort and one of the best ways and one of the best times in which the art is recited and one of the best ways in which to settle on is during the prep when you're standing in front of a law and you're facing the cube.
of the law, and you're just facing that direction without any other worry of the world, standing between you and the law. You are the only to worship on law and you face a lot as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when you put a lot of soldier turns you attends to you in return. He faces you in return, and a lot so we're done. Move away from you. He doesn't turn away from you until you first choose to turn away and that's why the profits are low while he was selling them when something would perturb him and something would sudden already him he would say to below what your low one edition Uppsala
low to see comfort with the prep and srhr of your loved one has said that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would become upset with something fuzzy IE la sala, he would rush to the prayer, not just go to the prayer, but just go and pray, which is fine some time out. He would rush he would hasten to go and pray. Why because during the prayer he is close to Allah is pleased bombing is making it or is making so Judas prostrating is making your eyes making Vicar but especially his reciting the Quran. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more or less every single night, every single night he would stand in prayer. And he would pray pm live he
He would play the night prayer. And it was only a few nights when he was ill. Or when there was some other reason that he would leave after night prayer. He would play it as, as more or less than every single day thing, a daily thing. But he would do something long while he was seldom. And he would spend many hours going and praying to Allah azza wa jal, and he will spend much of the night in the port of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he would cry. And he would stand until his feet would have blisters. And he would cry to the extent of the area around him the ground that he was praying on, was wrecked with tears. And that's why it shall be a long one How would say our mother and the wife
of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go for official, after the official prayer, I would touch the ground that he was playing on the area that he was playing on, and I would find it wet with his tears. So Pamela, you mentioned how much you have to quiet. Imagine how much you cry so that it's not just your face that's red. It's not just your beard that sweat, but the prophets of Allah while he was still in his beard was not only wet, the ground around him was wet as well. Where he was praying when he was making sushi when the area was wet with tears. That's how much the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pray, and when I
shut up your loved one has said to him or messenger of Allah, Allah has forgiven you for all of your sins past present future you have nothing to worry about. Why is it then that you play in such a way that your feet getting blisters? And you cry so profusely? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, FL akuna abdon Shakira Should I not be a thankful and grateful slave to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sought comfort and the prophets on the lower leaving will send them will not only love to pray and the recite to honor recited onto himself, but he would love to listen to that as well. And that's why when
a loved one came, he said to him one day come and recite to me of delight Minnesota messenger of Allah should recite to you, and it was revealed upon you. He said, I love to listen to recitation. So he began to recite it Mr. rhodiola, recited, and he recited and he recited until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him Enough, stop there. And he said that I looked at the face of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I saw that it was wet with tears. He was crying at the recitation of the Quran. The innovations of the companions are the one that they would recite upon.
And because they were reciting the Quran is one of the companions was reciting on Island, he had his young child lying down next to him. And he was reciting the Quran in the open and there was a host nearby. And as he would recite the poem, the horse began to become perturbed, he would, he would stamp and he would move. And so he would fear for his child, the companion reciting would fear that the horse would slap on his child, so he would stop reciting, or he would wipe them down, and then the horse would calm himself. And then he would again start recite, and again, the horse would become excited, almost about to trample town. When the companion mentioned this to the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said to him, that indeed, an angel was coming from above you to listen to your recitation of the Quran, and the horse could see the engine. And because of it, he was responding in this way. And he said in relation to that companion, if you had only raised your head and looked in the sky, you would have seen the angel or that light, as well. And so the companions of your loved one whom were people who also connected to the command, despite all of the problems that they were going through all of the difficulties and hardships. The man was always strong. Their heart was always tranquil. They always had the source of comfort and peace internally
irrespective of what was going on in the outside world.
Inside internally, they become
comfortable and they have tranquility and peace of heart. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the companions, what is what is richness and wealth, and that he'll be placed on the law. While he was solemn, that it is not Durham's and dinars is not money slot, golden silver slot pounds and dollars are the true wealth is contentment of the heart. That is true, wow. And that's why the companions despite being people of immense poverty, even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a month would pass by, and he wouldn't like a fire in his house. And there were many companions who were homeless, many others were extremely poor. And despite the fact that
they're being attacked, left, right and center, and they're going through battles and hardships and difficulties, you found them always a people of comfort and peace. Why because their comfort and peace was within their heart. And that is the beauty of Islam and the Quran. My dear brothers and sisters, when you have that conflict within your heart, irrespective of what's going on around you, no one can take that away from you, irrespective of your wealth, your financial situation, your family situation, situation at university, what else is going on with your studies, the problems facing you, around the world all around you, none of that matters, if inside you, you have that
contentment, no one can take that away, wealth can be lost, yes, your family can be lost, your studies can amount to nothing, all of these problems externally, can take place. But if you have strong a man, and you have that source of comfort and tranquility, no one can take that away from you, that is between you and Allah Subhana water. And that's why the scholars of Islam would say, by Allah, if the rulers and the people of wealth and riches, if they knew what we felt in our hearts, they would come and kill us for it, they would fight us over. Why because that is more precious, more valuable than everything that a person has in terms of materialistic wealth. And even today,
when you look around you look at actors look up politicians, to musicians, to get rid of the people who you normally associate with success. You normally associate people as people of wealth, you find that even though they have all of these luxuries of the dunya, there are still people who are extremely depressed people who go through so many problems with their families with their wealth with all of these issues that they face, drugs and alcohol and so on and so forth. And you will think that if these materialistic possessions, bought them comfort and peace and tranquility, then they wouldn't go through these problems. But the reality is that it's not the same, those things
don't amount up to internal comfort and peace. That is only something which allows our gel can give to us. And one of the ways that you achieve that is through recitation of the Quran and attaching yourself to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Abu Bakr robiola one, but he would be the companions in the prayer he would cry so profusely, he would cry so much connecting with the Quran, understanding the words of Allah, living those words and verses of the Quran, he would cry so much that the people behind him would barely be able to understand his recitation, they wouldn't be able to understand what he was reciting because of is quite a long one. But he was Khalifa and he would
lead the people in prayer and recite the Quran. And sometimes he would cry so much that the people behind him would quite simply because of his crime, not because they were moved in the same way.
Not because they moved in the same way at the recitation of those verses, they would cry because of the way that your loved one who was quiet. So therefore, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the issue of seeking comfort and tranquility and peace, Allah azzawajal has told us how to do this a lot of soldier has given us the solution. And that solution is through the Quran, through the book of Allah azza wa jal, Allah, Allah, Allah Indeed, it is only through the remembrance of Allah that you will achieve, achieve tranquility, peace and comfort in your hearts. So inshallah This is what we want to focus on today. How do we build this type of peace and comfort allies,
in throughout throughout the Koran and many different verses, has told us how the on an should affect us, like physically, internally outwardly, how it should actually affect us. And these are signs of allies that will tell is given to us so that we can then mock ourselves great ourselves to see whether they are are is having a desired effect on us or not. And if it's luck, then that shows that our Eman is weak, but there is a problem there, that we're not connecting with the Quran, not understanding the verses of the Quran. We're not applying the rulings and the teachings of the Quran. We're not living according to the command. We're not spreading the teachings of the Koran.
These are weaknesses within us that then we need to correct Allah subhanho wa Taala. Throughout the verses of the Quran, he speaks about how the recitation of the Quran should lead us to find how the recitation of the Quran should increases in humility.
humbleness and fear of Allah how the recitation of the Quran should increases in the man and in faith, how the recitation of the Quran should be happiness to us, man it should make us dream and rejoice at the at the recitation of the Quran, how the recitation of the alarm should cause us to want to prostrate to Allah to glorify Him, and to praise him Subhana Allah to Allah, and to know the majesty of Allah azza wa jal, or the recitation of the Quran should make us fearful for our own state, fearful for our accounting in front of Allah the Day of Judgment, fearful because we don't know what our end result will be good or evil, whether will be from the people of gender, or from
the people of the female life so which will save us from the fire interesting to Jenna. Allah says in Surah, three malita verse number 83, with a semi oma Angela Watson, Tara,
Bella, Bella Masha hidden among the people. When those people hear the recitation of that which was revealed to the messenger, you find that their eyes are wet with tears, you find tears coming out of the eyes, because they acknowledge and know the truth that has come to them from the Lord. And they say, Oh our Lord, we have believed some acres from amongst those who have been witness Allah subhanaw taala, singing this verse, that from the characteristics and the attributes of a person who when they recite the Quran, they feel that connection with the Quran is that their eyes begin to shed tears. I've mentioned the story of the prophets of Salaam Cline and Abu Bakr and Omar and all
of these different incidents that we have. My dear brothers and sisters, we need to ask ourselves this question. When was the last time we played a recital or when was the last time you should appear at reciting the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran,
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de nasi, Caron, if this was to be recited was to be revealed sorry, upon the mountain if the plan was to be revealed upon a mountain, and the mountain is one of the most dirtiest, formidable structures and creations of Allah subhana wa Tada. But if the plan was to be revealed on top of it, it would tremble and it would crumble out of the fear of Allah. And Allah says, This are the parables that we place forth for the people who understand for people who ponder and reflect and comprehend, as well as the widget is showing us that this is the way that have an impact even the mountains, even the oceans, even the birds and the animals, even the smallest of insects. So then
what about us people who believed in Allah, accept upon honors the word of Allah, we believe and love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam should have known and at times, move us likewise to this type of emotion of crying, a large surgeon says in circle and fell in love. Under the Nevada Kira, La Jolla, todo boom, utterly, utterly
alone. Indeed, the true believers are those who when a large ritual is mentioned and remembered, their hearts begin to tremble. And when these Verses are recited upon them, they increase in Eman And indeed in the Lord. They placed their trust advisor, which is again showing us these activities that we should fear a lot our heart should tremble when you cite a part of the command that speaks about the punishment of a law how a law destroyed past nations, all of them in a single incident in a single moment of a lunch. So Richard has placed Roman numeral cuyama how the accounting will take place, the different different stages that we will go through, this should increases in our fear of
Allah, our hearts should tremble out of the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we recite those behave, those verses of the Quran being recited, it should increase us in our human
image should saw, because we know when we acknowledge and we recognize that this is the truth that has come to us from our Lord Subhana what Allah Allah azza wa jal says in another person so Toba
to Javi mahna mahna mahna mahna mahna, Mr. Schumann, and when a chapter of the Quran is revealed to them, they asked, Who has this increased in demand? Indeed, those people who believe will have Eman it increases them even more in faith and they will chase at these words of Allah. Why Because Allah has revealed to us we know its truth, that it is truthful. We know that it is from Allah, we accept as being the truth. And so we rejoice at these words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who rejoice at the promises that Allah has given to his believers, that they will have forgiveness and mercy and the pleasure of a lump and that these people will have Yama Yama be the people of gender. Allah azza wa
jal says in the Quran, likewise concerning these people,
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can say to them whether you believe or you don't believe, indeed the people have knowledge from before you were those human the verses of a lower recited upon them, they would fall in frustration. And that's why we have in the Quran time is when you recite the verse you recite certain specific verses, and then you have to prostrate and even in the time of the prophets on the long run, he will send them because of the eloquence and the beauty and the power of the Quran. Sometimes even the non Muslims would fall into frustration after hearing the verses of the Quran. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once reciting the Quran, in the company of the leaders of Quraysh. And he was
reciting the Quran, in the shade of the Kaaba was all of those leaders was sitting there, listening to his recitation, and he was reciting Surah najem, a chapter of the Quran, from the 27th Jews of the Quran. And in Surah najem. The very last verse is first to do the Lucha Budo, prostrate to Allah and worship Him. And then it is a similar that you go into prostration recite this verse, and there is a verse in which Allah commences to prostrate, and then there is also the Center for us to go into frustration. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited this verse for us to do the law, he was able to prostrate to Allah and worship Him. He went into frustration. And all of those
leaders of those noble men of Polish, who didn't believe in the Koran didn't accept upon honors, the word of the law didn't worship one Allah didn't believe that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Messenger of Allah, that because of the eloquence and the beauty and the power of the Quran, the two old found into frustration, that is how amazing it is. So then what is the problem? And we, as people who do believe in Allah, who do accept the speech of Allah, do believe in the prophet SAW the lower ego, send them as the Messenger of Allah, how can we can't feel that same way, how come in the month of Ramadan, we hear the recitation of the Quran from cover to cover beginning to end
throughout the whole month, and we recite our sounds as well. And we hear it on radio and we hear it, perhaps on TV on some stomach channels. We hear it in the masjid, we hear it on our mp3 players on our iPhones and gadgets, and, and all of these appliances. But still, it doesn't move us in the same way. And this is something which I wanted to explore in terms of what we can do then to increase our image. These are the characteristics that we want, we want to be able to feel that our image has increased. We want to feel the fear of loss of panatela we want to be moved to tears and crying out of fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala we want to rejoice at the promises of love, we want to
be able to feel all of these things, there are a number of things that we can do that I want to concentrate on for the rest of this lecture. Number one, and the most important thing is love of the Quran, to love the Quran. And I know that may perhaps sound as something that we all do anyway that every Muslim would obviously love the Hold on. I don't just mean lip service. I don't just mean that you love them. But in the sense that you just say that you love the man, that that you actually actually love the Koran. And so you respect the Koran, and you love the Quran by reciting the Quran and memorizing the Quran. And you love the Quran by understanding the Quran and attempting to study
it stuff seal the ulab document by applying his teachings and then spreading those teachings to others. That is the true love of the Quran.
Allah salami said that I met many of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it was true of them that they would do more than 10 verses they wouldn't proceed past 10 verses of the Quran until they had memorized them and understood them and applied them and then they would move on to the next 10 and that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran. He ridicules those people who even though a large region has given them intellect and has given them a heart and a mind. They still can't understand the words of Allah. Allah says in the Quran in surah al Hajj Flm Su, for takuna la,
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tala absorb wala kintamani Latif Soto have gone across the earth and seen those people who have minds but yet they do not understand and they have ears that they do not hear. Indeed, it is not that the eyes are blind, but it is the hearts that are within their chests that are blind. And that was one a lie. So without you saying guidance isn't just that you can see and read the on on because there are some people who are blind, that they can still achieve the blessings of the Quran that Alexa is saying that we should do is it should remove that darkness from your heart before anything else. That is what we try to do and want to achieve from connecting to the Koran and sitting with
the Quran. And that is why the scholars of Western have mentioned and it is also fun
Their lives that you'll see that they will people who would love to come to the command and they would come to the command and they would spend their time with the Abdullah bin Masuda the loved one would say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a Hadith, that when you go through difficulty when there is something that is worrying you or saddening, you, then there is a beautiful drought of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us, all of it, revolving around the Quran, he would say a llama in the Abdo mo ametek. Now see it via the cloud in fear. Don't fear a dog as a Ducati policeman who aleksa later became upset
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was the hub upon me. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that whoever makes this to our Allah will remove from them all of their difficulties, all of their worries, all of their concerns, and the loss of a job will replace all of those worries or concerns with happiness, and things which they are joyous about. And it is a beautiful day, in which a person should say overlap, I am your slave, the son of your male slave to some of your female slave, indeed, my forehead is within your grasp, and your will is over me and your decree something which is always just a true, I asked you over law with every name that you have used to name yourself, or that you have revealed within your
book, whether you have taught to any of your creation, or that you have kept hidden with the with the knowledge of the unseen that resides with you. I ask you with all of these things, that you make the bomb, you score on the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, and the you make it the thing which removes all of my worries, and all of my concerns. And this is a beautiful grab, that you often hear in the winter prayer may be a normal bond, the man was saying this, this is why the profits on the low while he was seldom taught us to love the arm, to go to the Koran, and to understand the Quran, to recite or to memorize the commands. And these are things which
unfortunately, we've lost how many people now memorize the Quran and spend time memorizing portions of the Quran. Whereas before there was a given that Muslims would spend and dedicate their lives to memorizing as much as possible, even if it will take years, as reported around to live in the Allahumma, the famous companion, but it took him 10 years to memorize just sort of Baccarat 10 years. But he persisted. And he continued. And he wanted to understand this sort of correctly and properly as he was memorizing it as well.
So that brings us on to the next issue that we also then need to ask ourselves that when it comes to the UN, why is it that we love the Hunan? And what do we want to gain from the Quran? often one of the common questions that I get asked concerning the Koran is is it allowed, for example, to have the Koran playing in the background? whilst I'm working? Last time it was from visiting all of these other things, whilst maybe I'm traveling whilst I'm on the tube train or coach, and all of these things? And And the answer to that question, is that yes, it's okay to do that. But the question is, well, how what is the respect that was shown?
If you use the phone as like background sound, almost like background music, you just have it in the background, while you're doing other stuff, and you're not really concentrating to come on, you're not really understanding the token. And it's always a filler, you always listen to the command, when you have nothing better to do. You listen to the corner, when you have a few minutes to spare, and you're on the tube just to keep yourself preoccupied with something, and you're not really listening attentively to the Hold on, you're not understanding the Quran, you're not connecting to the Quran, it's just stay in the background, because you just don't want to listen to nothing, you want
something to be playing in the background. And so because we become accustomed to this way of treating the Quran, the Quran has very little influence within our lives. It's like someone, for example, who eats or novel or they read other books, when they have spare time. That's something which you just do, because you don't have time. Whereas if you go to read a book that you're studying at university, or you're reading a book, because it's an integral part of your course, you have specific times when you read the book, and you are attentive, and you are there with all of you, you know, you're paying, you're concentrating and you're paying attention to it, because it's
important to you. That's exactly how the audience should be. It shouldn't just be used as something to do when when we don't have time for anything else on and there's nothing better to do on it or when we're just busy, you know, talking to other people who just want something playing in the background. This is something which shows the way that we're living and interacting with the one on the shows the importance that we give to the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal mentions in the Quran, how it is something which we should seek knowledge from something that you should understand and comprehend a lot. So it says in Surah, two sub Kitab on Angela
Come about via Wi Fi. Kuru Bab. Allah surgeon has revealed this book to you. And it is a blessing book so that you may ponder over its verses and so that the people of understanding may reflect a large service versus
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ponder over the Koran. And in Surah Mohammed he says
today not ponder over the Quran. What are the hearts locked up?
off in a fever Nicola declaw demon Carmela. Samira Shaheed, indeed within the arm, there is a reminder, for those who have a heart, meaning an attentive heart, are those people who understand and they listen attentively. This is what a lot of soldier wants us to do. And that's why I'm delighted
and humbled. And who would say that if you want knowledge, then go back to the owner, for Indeed, it is the knowledge of those who came before you, and those will come after you as well. And likewise, there has been already the grandson of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Indeed those who came before you would see the canal as something by which they would live by day and by night. So it was something that the companions were well connected with the companions with your loved one who would spend time understanding and pondering over and again, unfortunately, this is something which we've lost and something which we need to correct the way that we ponder and connect with the
body of your loved one, the famous companion, he would say, that go back to the barn, and learn from it and then act according to that knowledge. For indeed if your knowledge and your action common sight and they are equal, then there will be no one that is better than you. And this is something again, which the companions are the Allahumma eager to do that it's not just about reciting the Quran, but it is about reciting the arm. And then it is about understanding the Quran and also acting upon the Quran as well. When you have that ability to understand the Quran and you try to learn, you become from the people of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked to other
people have a low he asked himself, who are the people of a lot of the special Chosen People of a law upon he said
they are the people. And that's why the people of the Quran have so many rewards. When you recite a verse of the Quran for every single letter that you recite, you get 10 rewards. Every single letter Elif is 10, rewards a lamb is 10 rewards is 10 rewards. And those people who memorize the poem on a normal piano,
they will be asked to recite the poem. And we will continue to increase in stay in level in general, for every single pot every single verse of the Quran that they recite, and this is why those people who understand and connect with the arm they can use the canal to even cure themselves to cure the difficulties that they have. As alive someone just says in the Quran Yeah, you Hannah's for the jab Kumar Eva to Morocco, Masha, Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning all mankind that has come to you from your Lord, a reminder and a cure for that which which resides within the chests and our guidance and a mercy for the believers. And remember,
Allah was narrated his story of him being in Madcap, and he was killed at a time, but he couldn't find any medicine. Gonna find any physicians at that time. And he was in Makkah. So instead, what he did was he spent his time reciting that he had opened himself up, besides the fact the hand blow open himself. And he said that I found that it was an extremely effective cure. How is it that he was able to cure himself or take some benefit from reciting 30? How often men were ill, even if we were to recite it 1015 100 times, it may not have that same desired impact. And that's why
I said that any medicine has two components. Number one is actual medicine itself. But number two is the person that is being applied to as well upon Earth is an extremely effective medicine. But if your heart is hard, you don't connect to the man, the man is weak, you don't have any connection or respect for the book of Allah, then there is only so much that
will benefit you with
a live person on recommends that we we surround ourselves with, and that is something that we don't just recite. On the odd occasion. We recite it during the night and during the day and recite it every day of the week and recite it all the times that were possible recite it after the prayers we recite it in the night before we go to sleep and so on.
And so up to this woman the lady for tahajjud Bina feuillet Allah Azza Cabo cama cama. Mahmoud Bonilla addresses the prophets on the lower and he was telling me so says, and during the night make the 100 with optional prayers, so that Allah will raise you on normal piano in the place where the station and Alliance says to him there
in the car dealer spent the night awake except for little part this
half of the night, perhaps slightly less.
Or maybe even more than half the night, and we slept on during this time. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Moses authentically reported from him. Sometimes he would stand the whole night and in a single record, he would recite all of Baqarah and all of
all of Nisa, maybe five or six Jews, maybe a sixth of the Koran within a single record without going into the code without taking any break. That's why even the smooth another companion said that we played with the pockets on the Lavoie and he will send them and he began to recite the beginning of the Quran. And we thought to ourselves that perhaps after the first 100 verses, he would go into record, but then he continued, and then we thought to ourselves, okay, perhaps after the next 100 200 in total, will go into recall that he continued than we thought perhaps he just finished too soon, I'm going to recall, but he finished the sooner and he started and run. And then we thought
okay, perhaps we'll just finish and move on. And then he recited all of sort of earlier and started sorting yourself. And now you're going into the fifth or sixth juice of the Quran. And he continued to recite, and then he mentioned to recall, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would spend much of his night in the recitation of the Quran, and he wouldn't become tired, he wouldn't just become become fed up or bored with the recitation of the Quran. And often when we compare the situation to ourselves, for example, Ramadan in the Torah, where, if the man makes the first slightly long oversights slightly slowly than usual, that people get in a huff and a puff they
become upset with him, because it's prolonged the turabian prayer but maybe 510 15 minutes, you mentioned how long the share of the profits on the low while he was selling them was when he would recite the whole of the Quran in such a way and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would look forward to reciting the Quran wasn't a burden for him was something which was a drag. But the prophet SAW Selim would love to recite the Quran and his recitation, and he would eagerly anticipate the coming of jabril Ali Salaam, their authentic notions that when revelation would sometimes stop for a few days or longer, in certain times during his life, when revelation stopped for a few days
at a time, you will become sad, because you believe that he wasn't coming to him to recite the Koran, and he will love Ramadan because that's when jabril will come and he would revise all of the commandments him, especially in his final year in the final year of his life, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he came and revised, and with him twice, that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showed us how we should have this type of love.
And he would encourage the companions to memorize the commands. And that's why the scholars of Islam have all been a person would come wanting to study stem from them. One of the first questions they would ask is how much of the man have you memorized? because it showed the determination of a person their love for this knowledge, their love for the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abdullah Nagasaki Allahumma said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in the Hadith in which, which some scholars have authenticated, they said that indeed the one who doesn't have within his chest anything from the Quran, meaning they haven't memorized anything
in the Koran is like a house, which is, which is crumbling house, which is derelict the house, which is falling down, and suddenly the Abdullah, he said to one of his students, do you have you memorize anything of the Quran? And the student replied, No, he said, How amazing is a situation? How can you feel any joy and contentment, any comfort or peace in your heart if you don't have any of the Quran within your heart, and so the companions or the loved one who understands of Islam would also highly recommend that a person understands the Quran, and they memorized and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would interact with those verses of the Quran, as is authentically reported, that when he
would be reciting verses of the Quran, and he came across a verse of mercy, or a mess of verse of forgiveness or mercy or gender, he would make dua for gender and for mercy and forgiveness. And if he came across a verse of the Quran that spoke about the punishment of Allah and His anger, his wife and his curse, that he would seek refuge in Allah from his punishment and his anger, and his wrath and his curse. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would connect with the home as well. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. To conclude, I want to remind ourselves again, of that verse of the Quran loions
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de la ciudad de como. Indeed, if you were to reveal this code on upon a mountain, you would see that will crumble and crumble out of the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this we set forth parables for you for the people who understand, ponder, reflect and comprehend but your brothers and sisters in the
them, if this is how even sometimes the non Muslims would prostrate because of the power, and how the mountains react to the power and the beauty of the Koran and its eloquence, then what about me and you, surely it is time for us to also go back to the home. And to recite the Quran, as a lie soldier says Adam Levine. And doc sharp una de creme de la mina has not the time come for those people who believe that their hearts should tremble out of the fear of the law, and that their heart should tremble because of what he has revealed from the truth. So as colossal panna cotta, that it gives us the ability to connect with the command, to recite it, to memorize it to understand its
teachings and implement them and towards the end as well as allows so generally makes it makes it a source of comfort, and peace and tranquility for us, and a means of salvation in this life and the next
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Okay, now open the floor for questions, please keep the question to the topic.
And if you can type the questions into the chat box.
If anybody has a question, please type it in.
Okay, a question from Sr proklima. And
she wants you to possibly repeat the question.
Okay, I think in terms of,
I mean, I can repeat that for you.
Perhaps it would be easy for you to go back to the fortress of the Muslim that famous Pisco Muslim or the fortress of the Muslim. And if you go and check an index turfed
and I think some will just put up a link.
But if you go back to that book and look for the guy that deals with anxiety and stress, you're pregnant to her, and then it begins with a one law annual survey, the son of your male servant, the son of your female servant, and then he continues on asking a lot, so tell me his names and his attributes.
any further question?
Okay, she had a question from Sister hafsa. What would you recommend the best way to go about memorizing the Quran, especially on your own. And I think one of the best ways to memorize the Quran is, is to find a good time in which you can memorize the Quran. So perhaps choose like the early part of the morning, after Salah to federal and get into a routine that you stick to every single day, irrespective of the situation. Even if you're busy with studies with family on holiday, always have the time that you dedicate to know much better five minutes, or half an hour, an hour, whatever it is that you can do. One of the other things I would recommend is that you have a teacher or
someone that can play some pressure on you that can hold you to account that you know that you have to then go and recycle as well. And that teacher will also correct your mistakes and help you with the recitation of the Quran as well. So, I mean, these are just a couple of tips and that really is a whole lecture in and of itself. But the most important thing is to start even if you start small, but have a routine and have a timetable which you follow and then stick to that and Sean long time.
And Nick crystal from sisters
who asked if you could please do some practical examples.
My greatest piece of advice for this is that you ask Allah subhana wa Taala for this blessing, for indeed
any type of knowledge any type of guidance, it is a blessing of Lost Planet Allah which only gives drum so every box this is something which a large soldier gives
Whosoever He wills it as a gift that Allah gives. And so therefore one of the best ways to achieve the gifts and the blessings in the fingers of Allah is to be clear for them to ask Allah azza wa jal for those blessings and those gifts, so ask Allah subhana wa tada that he gives you the ability to understand the Koran. And that's basically even the drive that we just spoke about a few minutes ago. That's what it's asking that the arm becomes the light of our hearts and it becomes the string of our chests and so on and so forth. These are, so the different angle, inshallah will be will be connected with each other. So that would be my way to strip that you ask Allah subhana wa Taala for
this and then obviously the other things that you can do is to, to understand the piano as much as possible to understand its meanings to study stuff seal so that you can appreciate it more. Its wisdoms and and its deep meanings that would also benefit greatly and ally soldier knows best
in terms of this issue, what is not allowed for him to do on a monthly cycle is to touch the physical. And what we mean by the Quran is the Arabic Quran, not the translation of the Quran, not a book that has chronic versus in it upon itself, the original. It is not allowed for a woman to touch the woman during the time, it is allowed for her to listen to its module. As for its recitation from memory than the spouse of different over this, some said, yes, some said no. But I think it's for like learning purposes or a person revises the arm so that they don't forget it, that they shall love. There's no harm in that. But listen to its audio. There's no harm in that show. Well, there's
no problem with that.
And next question or question
In terms of the state of Missouri, we mentioned that even the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would just take 10 verses before they would move on understanding them and applying them and memorizing them and so on. So that is similar to that. I mean, how how exactly how many verses you take on a daily basis, or however often you take them is what depends on your individual situation. And so it's not just that you have to take three or 10, or a specific number that goes down to the individual. In terms of the book of Tafseer. There are many good books of Tafseer. Probably the most accessible one in the English language that is also very good is probably going to
be suitable if you have the bricks folder of a standard copyright law tyla, which is probably one of the most famous and most by the reference books of the year. I'm not actually sure how, what are the books of the year, I'm not familiar with many of them in English language. But I know that the abridged version has been translated into a number of volumes. So that's basically the one that I would recommend.
Next question from Ahmed says,
Are there any specific good English translations or explanations
that you would recommend? So in terms of exploration, so I just mentioned it you can feel in terms of English translations than the one that I normally use, and I found to be very, very easy to read and is very good flowing is the one that's been published by Sahih International. And that's sh w h International, Sahih. International. I know that there are others available as well. But this one seems to be one that's that English is most flowing. And it's not like an archaic type of English, like we get into use of it with the old versions. So that's the one that I normally use.
One of the things that you can mention is what Allah subhanaw taala mentions in looking at the end of surah.
I mean, as vergina will totally yaquina or what
Tina imama Allah provide for us or give to us from ourselves from our spouses and our children. Those will be a coolness for our eyes, and make us leaders for the righteous and the pious and so that sort of thing. That's it.
Wow, that is if we put sort of on in the corner, it is towards the very end of that sort of one of the final verses of that song. And that is either you can use some models best.
another question from sister center.
In terms of seeing the, for example, the scholars may differ over its different meanings of exactly what the Tafseer that verse is, then again, I would recommend that you go back to a book like indicate, because what he often does is that he will mention those different opinions of the scholars that they had, or the different interpretations that they give, and then he will normally choose what he believes to be stronger, or he will combine between them and say that, in reality, there's no difference of opinion here, or there's no contradiction, but that we're just referring to a different part of that verse. And in terms of the cancellation of the beauty theater, then I would
recommend the darussalam publication, which is the one that's been printed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
And I think it's, I'm not exactly sure, but it's about 567 volumes, something like that. So it's the Delta center publication.
Someone else's guidance.
I can't think of one from the top of my head, other than the general drawers that you make just for guidance.
I'm not sure. But even if it's not, not not not specific,
from the foreign economic law, generally, anyway, yourself, and you just ask
for the guidance, and the woman's best.
I think we'll take one more question.
that was basically for the whole lecture was about. So I think you need to go back and
revise that lecture. Basically, that's what we're trying to focus on how to gain that deep level, the Book of Allah subhanaw taala by reciting it by memorizing it by understanding its verses by making to act robotic once you that, that kind of love for the arm.
And when you increase your human and you connect with the Quran in that way, the Mashallah for the Quran, also become deeper as well on the model's best.
Okay, and I think, one stop for questions and any closing comments from yourself, nothing more than what we just mentioned in the lecture that
really like it is a it is a duty for all of us, that we go back to the home and we reconnect with the woman but it is one of the signs of normal piano that knowledge will be lifted from this oma and also the Quran as well as the knowledge of art will also be lifted as well. And there will come a time as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when people will not know from Islam except very, very literal. And so they won't understand the iron and the iron will be lifted, the actual for iron will be lifted, that is also from the signs of Yokoyama. And so
it is a duty of every Muslim really, it's not something to do with any country's laws and determine any rule organization. This is a duty that we all as Muslims have for ourselves for our own benefit and our own families. You know, whether that be parents, siblings, spouses, children, whoever they may be, that we want to connect with the woman as well. And connecting with the Quran, as I said, has many great benefits, but especially benefits to do with contentment and peace of tranquility and comfort. And that will help you with despite what any of the problems that you may be facing in the external world, internally, they will give you a lot a lot of conflict and peace of tranquility. And
ask Allah Subhana Allah that He wants us that type of conflict
and just open market again for forces we'll put it on this on this webinar and ask Allah azza wa jal that he
he allows us all to benefit from it.