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Why the Qur’an?
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Salam Alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Ali Hassan bH Marina mabank.
Loss of panatela in the Quran, he speaks to His prophets on a low Allah He will send them in one of the earlier revelations and sort of the AMA one of the early American revelations
and in the surah Allah subhanaw taala speaks to our profits on a low while he was selling them and he advises him and he says, concerning the profits on a lower hourly he was synonyms recitation of the Quran, he says to him, learn to henrick be lisanna Kalitta jalebi
and don't hurry your lips, your mouth, your tongue in order to memorize the Quran or order to retain the Quran.
And that's because of the loudness of the Allahu anhu man said in his Tafseer of this verse, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and gibril Ali Salam would come to him with revelation of the Quran, verses that he would bring from Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam out of fear that he wouldn't retain and memorize and remember the revelation, he would repeat quickly after Jubilee serum. And he would rush his recitation of the Quran. Just like sometimes when you come to a group of people memorizing the Quran, and they're learning the Koran one of the things that they often do is that they repeat that verse very quickly rush in its repetition, out of fear
that they will forget it a lot as the result set to the profits on a local area. He will sell them in arlena. Gemma Hua Khurana, he said it is upon us to preserve the Quran and to gather it for either Khurana, who factor bitter Khurana but if it is recited to you then follow it recitation from the inner Alina, Brianna and then it is upon us to explain it to you.
This lecture today that we have concerning the one on these verses are extremely important. Because I don't think that there's anyone in this Masjid sitting here except that they know the virtue of the hotline, the importance of the Quran, the status of the Quran, and the rights that the Quran has upon us. But the problem that we face is how do we connect with the Quran? And how do we strengthen our relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the prophets on a lower level set them is advised in these verses and similar to the AMA with a number of pieces of advice are extremely important even for us.
Number one, don't rush the Quran. The Book of Allah subhanaw taala is there to be enjoyed. It is there for a person to read the Quran and to take from it its beauty take from it its eloquence take from it it's less than take from it the principles are realized soldier has pleaser in but to take from it a strengthening of Eman. The Quran is a book that brings us closer to our Lord and creator. The Quran is a book that gives us divine light and guidance. The Quran is a book that teaches us lessons and principles so that we know the way and manner in which we should live our lives according to what is pleasing to Allah subhana wa Tada. That's what the origins for Don't rush the
recitation of the Quran.
Don't rush the recitation of the Quran, it is upon a large diligence to preserve it. And that's why the profits on the lower Arlene was send them from that moment onwards. He wouldn't wish it upon his recitation inside the prayer outside of the prayer. The many ahaadeeth that we have the profits on the low earning was silom no longer rushed in his recitation of the Quran. neurone Majid Ali Sam would come with a new revelation. But even in his genuine recitation of the Quran is pretty bad. In the Salah in Korea, Malaysia, outside of Korea, Malaysia, and his companions are the Allahu anhu much marine they learned this lesson they wouldn't wash the recitation of the Quran. And that's why
you have those narrations of companions, like Armada, they said and other ratios of the light armor of the Allahu anhu man, that it took them 10 years to memorize the Surah Al Baqarah because they weren't rushing. for them. It wasn't the issue of finishing the Koran, or how quickly can I finish the Koran. But for them it was an issue of understanding and enjoying the Quran and benefiting from the Quran and the Quran, bringing them closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And that's why the companions used to see that if there was from amongst us a person who had memorized Al Baqarah and earlier imraan those two Sutras, we would raise them in our eyes, we would respect them and honor them by
having memorized those two sutras. Now half of the Koran or a third of the Quran or all of the Quran, simply because of those two sutras Why? Because
The Companions memorized. they memorize with understanding and they memorized with calm reflection and with contemplation and with knowledge of the Quran. They would know when the Quran verse was revealed and why it was revealed and where it was revealed and the lessons and the benefits of its revelation. And then they would move on to the next verse or the next batch of verses. Not to have it be the Santa Clarita jalebi in in arlena, Gemma Hua Khurana it is upon Allah to preserve the Quran. The Quran won't be lost by you forgetting it to by you not finishing the quarter in the Quran is there for you to benefit from for either Karana hufa Khurana so when it has been recited to you
follow it recitation from inner Alina bayana. And then it is upon us to give to its explanation. And that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dedicated his life to dedicated his life to teaching the Koran and to reciting the Quran and to explaining the concern. He was a living, walking, talking explanation of the Quran. And that's why men that Allah came to our mother Arusha, radi Allahu Allah and he said to describe for me, the character of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, she found no better explanation than to say to him in response Can I hold on his character was the Quran because that's what it means to reflect and build that relationship with the book of
Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the profits on a lower hourly will send them apply these principles within his life, and his life and his relationship with upon on was a relationship of one in which he enjoyed the Quran. And he benefited from the Quran. And he dedicated his life with the Quran. And that dedication of his life through to the Oran was there because from the very beginning of loss of panatela gave him his prophethood and His Messenger ship and the message of Islam through the Koran with its very first revolution. What Allah subhanaw taala told him to recite and to read weed what primarily recite what primarily to recite the Quran to recite the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. But it is not just the
recitation of the Quran, it is the manner and the way in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite and read the Quran. And we have so many examples of that in the Quran. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would read the Quran, but he would read it with a deep sense of understanding and a deep sense of reflection. In the hadith of Abdullah bin Massoud, or the long run, what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him one day, Abdullah read to me from the Quran. And Abdullah bin Mr. rhodiola, Juan replied and he said, O Messenger of Allah akro aliko alikhan zeal should I read the Quran to you and it was revealed upon you. The process of them
replied for I'd love to hear his recitation. So he began to recite from Surah Nisa, a lot of respect for the prophets of Salaam he lowered his head he looked down, because the Senior Companions would stare at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they wouldn't look him into his eyes out of respect and reverence for him. So he lowered his gaze, lower his head and he began to recite until he reached the verse in sort of tuna sandwich alarms diligences for key for either jitna when Coloma timbi, Shahid wodgina be Kerala hula shahida and then what will the keys be on the day that we draw from every single nation witness, and we place you as a witness over them? The Prophet Solomon he
reached this verse, He said to him, Hasbrook enough, he said, I raised my eyes and I saw that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was crying, because the prophets on the lower limb was sent him and he would heal the recitation of the Quran, whether he's reciting or someone else's reciting it to him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is paying attention. And he's understanding what those verses are, and is contemplating over their meanings. So the Quran now impacts his heart, softens his heart, leads him to shed tears, Allah His salatu wa sallam, and because of this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would enjoy the Quran. And he would love to recite the Quran and
prolong the recitation, especially in the optional present.
In the obligatory prayers, he wouldn't make it so long. Because the general rule and the general principle is the you don't prolonged obligatory prayers. Because in the congregation, there are those people who are elderly, those people who are sick, those people who have jobs to go to those people who have busy lives and so on. So the prayer isn't prolonged, federal and Muslim and Russia and both are as they're not prolonged. However, the prophet will send them when he came to his piano Lail his night prayer, his personal devotion to a large religion, his personal optional prayer. That's something which is just between him and a large religion. No one has to
To join him on on the few occasions of some people do join him they joined willingly it's optional they don't have to be there so the profits on the lower end he was cinnamon prolong those prayers. What is clicked in Sahih Muslim? Are they for the lower and for the feminine? Yeah man, one of the Senior Companions and one of the most knowledgeable companions of our profits on a low where it was silly me sister lead to man Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a data reader. I came and I prayed with the prophets on the low while he was telling him that night I was praying with the messenger in a meaningless preamble legal 200 he said, so he began by reciting Surah Baqarah began with reciting
Surah Al Baqarah. Surat Al Baqarah, as you know, is the longest tour of the Quran.
So I thought to myself that he would read 100 verses, and then he would go into record 100 verses of Surah Al Baqarah. He said from other but he continued, so I thought to myself, okay, he will read 200 and he will go into record for mobile, but he continued. So I said to myself, okay, he will finish the surah and then he will go into record, but he will finish back or I'm going to record for my body continued. Fifth, fifth and Nyssa so he began reciting Surah Nisa. So I thought to myself, and this is remember still the first record, no record, no sujood no, senem no turning away from the prayer, no resting, standing all of that time. So I thought to myself, he will finish soda to Nyssa
and go into record for the moron. So he began to research Sora earlier in Milan, so now he's read Baccarat, he's read this is read surah earlier among the three longest surah of the Quran. If you were to open the muzzle from the Quran, you'll find that those three approximately or a sixth of the Quran, a sixth of the Quran.
So he said, then he finished earlier imraan and then he went into recall. He says By Allah, he didn't read the verses of those three songs in a calm, collected manner. didn't rush us recitation, let Hedrick be lisanna Caleta jalebi you will think if he's reading five or six Joe's, he's reading so fast, so that he can finish those songs and going through his reciting comedy. He says, Every word every letter, calm collected in a measured manner. He says Not only that, but every time he came across a verse of reward, he would pause and he would make to add to a large social asked him for that reward. And every time he came across a verse of punishment, he would pause, and he will
ask Allah for safety from that punishment. And then he says he made record. And he says his record was as long as his standing.
And then he stood from record and his standing was as long as his record for surgery. And then he went into sujood. And as such there was as long as you're standing in Israel,
and that is the prayer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is the length in which you would pray and then it's no you know, like, it doesn't strike us as being Ogden is no wonder that his feet would gain blisters in Salah when you standing for such a length in Sala but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is doing it out of love, out of enjoyment, because he's connecting with the book of Allah subhanaw taala he's benefiting from the verses of the Quran. In a similar Hadith, hadith of Abdullah bin Mr. Brother of the Allahu Allah Sahih Muslim, he says that I once prayed with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the night prayer, and it was so long he says for him to be
embroiled in So, so long that I had an evil thought come to my mind. They said Timo was the evil photo Abdullah, he said, the evil thought was, I should just leave him and go. So long was his prayer, that the thought that came into my mind is I should leave him standing and praying, and I should just leave and go, because it was difficult to stand the length of Salah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because that is how much the profits on a lower earnings cillum enjoyed the Quran. And when you read in the Quran for such for that length for such a long time, but not only that, you're reading it in a very slow manner. Very calm, collected way and you're stopping and
you're pausing and you're pleasing a large surgeon and you're making a fortune and you're seeking refuge from how fire. It is a recitation that is based upon understanding. It's a recitation that is based upon contemplation. As a large soldier tells us in the Quran, a fella to the bone and or an umbrella lumenok Fallujah, will they not contemplate the Koran, or are their hearts locked and sealed? It is a recitation in which the prophets on a lower alien will send them is thinking about what
What a large religion is seeing what a lot commands, the benefits that Alonzo just gives to us in the Quran the lessons, the principles that we can derive and deduce from the Quran and that is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reciting and what is clicked it in? A ban artha Rahim Allah tala, the famous author of Tafseer from the major students of bass or the Allahumma, someone who was from the greatest scholars of his time from the scholars of Mecca, to such an extent that when the people would come in hajj during his time, and it's from the students of the companions during this time when they would come for lunch, he was considered the Mufti of Hajj in Makkah. He
says that I once went with the scholar obedient O'Meara, Rahim, Allah tala, the two of us, and we entered upon our Asia, or the Allahu anhu, the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they were and you see from this Hadith, the eagerness and the zeal that the scholars of old had to benefit from different scholars in different wings, and to take from them knowledge that perhaps was unique to them, that was special to them, or that was rare to them. The wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam marriage of the Allahu anhu is a scholar in our own right. But more important issues one of the very few people that has access privileged access to an aspect of the
life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the rest of the companions and the community doesn't have Abubakar Rama, Osman Ali, all of those companions of the Allahu Akbar mentioned Marian, they saw the professor when he came out of his house, when he was in the masjid when they traveled with him, when they fought battles with him when they prayed with him in the midst of all of that stuff. But they weren't privy. They didn't see what took place behind these closed doors. They didn't know what to please during the night. They didn't know what he did with his family. They didn't know what he did in the privacy of his own home, but who does know are a shot of the long
run. So these two great scholars come and they sense an opportunity. They see in front of them, someone who has knowledge that is somewhat unique to her, and to very few people besides her. So they said to her, tell us are mother of the believers, one of the most amazing things that you ever saw from the Prophet sallallahu alliums and something that you saw That's amazing, something personal that you saw a reflection a benefit, an incident that you saw, from the profits on the lower hourly we'll send them so they say if Rebecca so she began to cry.
And then she said one night, the profits on a low while he was still limiting to me and he said, Oh, are you sure tonight? Don't disturb me. Leave me alone. So I said to him, O Messenger of Allah, I love that which you love. Meaning if that's what you want, that's what I'll do. So she says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood and he began to pray. And as he was praying and reciting the Quran, he cried, and he cried so much that his beard and his cheeks became moist with his tears. And he cried so much. And he continued to pray that night, that the ground upon which he was praying, would become moist with his tears, meaning that when he's in such that is crying so
profusely the ground, the floor, becomes wet with his tears moist from the wetness of his tears. And you can imagine how much is crying, and how many tears is shedding when his beard and his cheeks on the ground is becoming wet with those tears.
She says he spent the whole night in that way, until the time of fudger came close, so below the Allahu and knocked on the door, and he sought permission to enter to call the Prophet send them to tell him that it's needed time for solitude. And he came in and he saw the film in the state and in this manner, the tears in his beard and his on his cheeks on the ground. So you said to messenger of Allah, do you do this, when a large donation is forgiven all of your sins, your past your present your future sins? So the Prophet said something lower, it will send them FLR Coonrod than Shakira, should not be from the Grateful steams of Allah. Indeed, tonight a verse was revealed upon me woe to
those who read it, and do not contemplate it. Whoa, whoa, a whale in the Arabic language means made destruction and punishment before those people. Those people who come across this verse, and they don't contemplate it, they don't stop and reflect. A large religion says and the Prophet send them said, in a few helpers, semi avati When was the last lady when the har,
Al Bab, indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the day and the night are lessons in science for people of understanding livina kurunegala happy Armin waku. Then we're Allergan obey Him. Those who remember Allah is the standard as the set
As they lie on their sides, where a cone of SMRT will, and they ponder and reflect and think, as to the creation of the heavens and the earth and the sea, or abana Macaca era will Lord, you didn't create any of this in just in futility. subhana wa banagher glory beat you. So save us from the punishment of the Fire. those verses are revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam not only do they strike him personally, not only do they impact him in a personal way that he made, they make him cry, and standard Nate miton prayer, but then he's telling me and you that the way in which to gain that relationship with the Quran, the way to emulate our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when it comes to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is by understanding it and contemplating over it. How much of the Quran do we understand? Do we truly understand Surah Fatiha and I don't mean that we know the translation because knowing the meaning of the translation isn't understanding something just because you know what it means? Or it says Does it mean that you understand? Does it mean that you've contemplated and reflected? Do we understand Fatiha ayatul kursi Surah Surah, Falak, Soren as the verses in the sutras that we read almost on a daily basis? Do we reflect over them? Do we ponder? Have you ever stopped to think what is alive? So it'll actually seem to me, not
to us or everyone else, or the oma or the Muslims or the prophets of Salaam or the companions? What is you think, to me? What is the largest social want from me? When he addresses me in the Quran, when he speaks to me in the Quran, when he gives me these verses from the Quran, there is what the prophets on the loading will send them is doing and by doing it in this way, and by showing his companions that this is what he's doing. He's teaching them to do the same. And so that is what the companions used to do, or the one whom he married. And that's why you have in what is collecting the Muslim, the river Mohammed, the hadith of a Buddha, the Allahu, and that he says, that the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent a whole night in the AMA lane repeating just one verse, one verse repeated over and over again. And that is the verse in which a large social says into the boom, for in the home a battle, if you choose to punish them a lot, and they are your sleeves, went up Villa home for in the cantle, as usual, Hakeem, but if you choose to forgive them, then you are exalted in miton. In wisdom,
he repeated the whole night, this verse over and over and over again. In the morning, he was asked on messenger of Allah, we saw that you spent the whole night repeating this verse, nothing else, the same verse over and over and over again. And what does that mean? That is repeating the verse over and over again, it means that is reflecting over that verse. He's pondering over it, he's contemplating over it. He's looking at the message of what a large soldier is seen. And now we're impact him and his own man.
But if a large soldier chooses to punish any one of us, who can stop Allah, Who can withhold a loss, punishment, who can stand between us and a large soldiers punishment and Savers, if a lot chooses to punish us, and he does so justly, because of the sins that we've committed, the errors that we've made, who is that to stop a large zildjian his punishment, and if a large village chooses to forgive, he doesn't do so out of weakness, doesn't do so because he has no other choice, but rather he does. So out of a position of Might and strength is Exalted in Might, and is exalted in wisdom. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, I read this verse because I asked my Lord,
that He grant me a shofar, a an intercession on the Day of Judgment. And a large dojo gave it to me, and it will be for everyone who doesn't associate any partners with the law in worship.
So the profits on the lower lien was Selim is benefiting and he is contemplating and from the benefits of contemplation of the Quran is that it is one of the keys that allows you and brings you closer to enlarge the region and makes you more likely to be accepted. Because you reach a heightened state of Eman and you become closer to Allah subhanaw taala by reflecting and gaining a deeper understanding on the Quran, and therefore you're a bother and your hours and your worship are more likely to be accepted by Allah subhana wa tada
in the hadith of Abdullah bass or the Allahu anhu metrics in Sal Bahari, he says that I spent the night with my aunt to me Muna or the Allahu, and one of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I wanted to spend the night with her because I want you to see the worship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he's at home and is alone what's
about these ahaadeeth, if you think about them, is how the profits on a lot while he was selling them was a man who was extraordinarily busy, very busy during the day busy with his oma busy with the issues of his companions, busy with the issues that are facing them in terms of the enemies and the operation, the hypocrites in Medina, all of the politics and all of the issues that he's facing during the day, he's busy with all of this, and then in the evening is home. And he's given time to his family, giving time to his grandchildren, giving time to his daughters giving time to those people who are close to him. And then when everyone has had a piece of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam and he's done his jobs and fulfilled his responsibilities, the profits on a low hourly he will sell them still has the energy still has the drive still has the zeal and the passion to spend a portion of his night awake, in a bed and in Salah. And we all know from you know, just life experience. When you've had a difficult day at work or a long day at work, or you've had a difficult day with the kids at home, and it's been a long day. All you want to do is to be left alone. And all you want to do is rest all you want to do is sleep and all you want to do is chill, and you don't want to do anything else. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every day is a day that is busy
for him, doesn't take a holiday doesn't take a vacation, doesn't have a day off. Every day is a busy day. But every night without fail, he will stand and he will worship a large surgeon because for him, it's not a chore. It's not something burdensome, not something heavy. for him. His connection with the origin is so strong that he gains enjoyment from it he gains spiritual and physical strength from the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Abdullah Arbus, radi Allahu Allah says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stepped in we had a long pillow. And he and my aunt, they stepped on the length side of the pillow, the long side of the pillow and I stepped on the short
side of the pillow. He said that he stepped that way, until towards half the night, oh kubla, who be calling Obama whom you're calling towards half tonight or slightly before or slightly after, around the time of half the night. And then he stood up, and he wiped his face and the and the sleep from his face. And he recited the last 10 verses of surah earlier Emraan the verses that were I just told you in that Hadith, where the professor was crying all night, recited those verses, the last verses the last passage of sort of earlier among, and then he stood up, and he went and he made a widow, and he says, Santa Wadhwa and he made a good meaning he didn't rush wasn't a rush job wasn't
something special from a face equipment equipment door, he was communist. And he made a good model. And he says, and I went and I followed him. I did the same I caught up and I did the same and I copied him. And then I came and I stood and I prayed by him. He said for Salah, Kartini Samarra, teeny, teeny, teeny, teeny from Morocco. 13, six times he played two units, two Rockers, followed by two followed by two, four by two followed by two, followed by two and then he played the veto. He says, Then as we would pray, he would touch my head. And he would
rub my ears because our beloved my best is a young boy, young in age and he's tired, and it's long for him to spend half the night awakened prayer. For those of us that are parents who have young children, you bring your children to the Torah, we pray, you know how they get after forget to rock hospital, first record, they're struggling. They're having a hard time. So the system is there, and he's rubbing his head, and he's, and he's pinching his ears, and he's just giving him motivation in his own way. He says that we spent that night in prayer, and then he prayed with him. And then the processor rested for a short while until it was time for Virgil. And then he stood on he prayed to
quick, short Rockers, and then he went out to the masjid to praise the Lord to federal. And this is what the prophets on the lower side he was telling them what to do. These incidents are not just once in a year, or once in a week or once in a month and not just odd occasions from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it is something which is regular on a daily basis on a nightly basis. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has this amazing relationship with the Quran, this amazing attachment to the Quran, that he enjoys the Quran, and his enjoyment of the prayer where the prophet SAW Selim would hurry and hasten to the prayer and rush to the prayer is because
the prayer embodies within it, as one of its main elements, the recitation of the Quran, and the prophets on the lower it will send him would prolong its recitation of the lead machine, not the last one. He says that I passed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he was praying by himself, and I could hear within him crying and it was all
Almost like a boiling pot because of the sound that he makes when a pot has a lid on and a boiled and he makes that sound. That's the sound that was emanating from him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because of the impact of the Quran would have. And one of the greatest examples of how the professor would contemplate and reflect over the corner how the contemplation physically manifested itself in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Hadith,
in which Abu Bakr rhodiola one comes to the prophets on the low earth He will send them and he says Timo messenger of Allah ship to Rasul Allah, you have become old in age. And the word Shiva in the Arabic language is used to denote white hair. When someone grows old in the Quran, right? Well, General rot so Shiva, as Allah says, consenting to carry out his sternum, that he says that my hair has gone white meaning it is a sign of advanced age old age. So the professor Selim, he said you have grown old or messenger of Allah, even though the professors we know from other Hadith, from ns, even Malik and other companions, like Buhari and others, that the professor number, the time he
passed away, only had a handful of white hairs in his beard and his hair. Some of them said 1213 1718, White has didn't have a full head of white had only a few. But the companions who were close to him would notice the small changes within the physical appearance of the senate because that's how close how closely they paid attention to him. Allah His Salatu was Salam. So they said, he said to him, that they are messenger of Allah, you've grown old, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives a reply, that we wouldn't imagine being a normal reply. Because if someone was to come to one of us and say you've gone old, you've grown old, you're going might you can bold,
whatever we normally tell them the reason why stress at work, right, my children, my family, my, we tell them why. The professor seldom gives a response, but he doesn't say it's my family or my own medicine. He says she, Bethany, who don't want our to her. It is Surah Hood, and similar soldiers in the Quran, that have made me grow old
Surah Hood and similar soldiers of the Quran have made me grow old. Because the professor isn't just reading those sources, we will read those soldiers, we read Surah Hood, we've had it been recited in Torah, we have Ramadan, we've had it been recited on audio on the internet on YouTube. It's not something which we haven't heard before. What's the difference? The difference is the manner in which the Prophet Sonam is connecting with the Quran, and the reflection that he has with the Quran, and the way that he contemplates the Quran. And it's not just a theoretical exercise. It's not just something which he does as an abstract concept, but it is something which he does and implements
into his real life. Why Sora hood, because that's a sort of that speaks about punishment and destruction, and the punishment that be found nations before us when they turn away from Allah subhana wa tada and a large soldier in the Torah, even though there isn't a surah name, you have to do the early Sam, but in it you have the stories of the people of North and the people of vote and the people of sila and the people of Sharia and the people of Lord and the people of Ibrahim Ali Salaam and the nation of Mousavi, Sunnah Allah mentions the stories of all of those major prophets and what happened with their nations and the Prophet Sanam is reflecting upon this for himself for
his own man what it means for the community of Muslims. And inshallah the Allahu Allah says that the profits are low, and he will sell them. Sometimes when he would see dark clouds approaching Medina, he would become agitated. It would perturb him, it would make him agitated, and he would walk inside of his house and outside and he would be disturbed. So she would see a messenger of Allah, what's wrong when people see clouds coming, especially in a country like Saudi Arabia, not like, we don't have the problem with rain, have the dilemma in places like Saudi Arabia, where rarely do you get rain? They are something which people look forward to. It's something which you anticipate something
which you consider to be a good sign, when rain clouds are coming? Why then messenger of Allah, are you agitated? He said, Arusha because there was a nation who came before us, who when they saw clouds like this coming, they rejoiced, thinking that they bought rain, but instead within them contained punishment, which people will destroy it with those clouds.
The people of who the hell is around the nation of ad. So the professor sent him is linking an aspect from the story of the Quran that he read. And it's physically changing him in his appearance in the way that he's dealing with issues in the way that he's looking because that is contemplation of the Quran. Allah azza wa jal says, concerning the people of Buddha he sent him the poor analyzer says that when they saw the clouds coming, they said, Hi, there are Tirana
These are clouds that have bought when a loss has been who has struggled to be reconfigure. idebenone parotta is that which you hate? We were hastening that which you are demanding meaning of loss punishment. within it. There is a strong wind and a painful trauma to the mural Kula Shea in Bihar, it will destroy everything by the command of its Lord for Spooner, Euro, India, Mr. Kenan, so by the morning, nothing would remain, except for the abodes and their buildings, the whole people of Earth would destroy except for the believers that a large social scene, they were destroyed by those same wind clouds. And so the processor would take something from the Quran and it changes the way
that he lives in the way that he interacts. Because that is having that connection with the book of Allah Subhana, WA tada and even the Quraysh the disbelievers from amongst them, the pagan origins, who didn't believe in Allah in the worship of Allah alone, didn't believe in the Prophet Solomon his message. They didn't believe the Quran and accept it as a last book and Revelation, even the times when they would hear the Koran it would impact them, and it would change them. Some of them as we know would become Muslim because of verses that they had from the Quran. verses that they had been recited by the prophet son alone while he was still they hear the Quran or impacts them even though
they're not people who believe in the Quran. But a large religion tells us in the Quran, that is the power and the impact of the Quran lowen Xena, Heather or Anna? Allah Gemini, Lara eater, Ohashi and Mutasa Shatila was caught on to be revealed upon a mountain, it would crumble and tremble in fear of Allah subhanaw taala because of the weight and the magnificence of the Quran, and what it contains, in its powerful message, but that message is only taken from reflection from understanding. So with the chorus, you have the example of when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one day reciting the Koran by the Canada and he's reciting the Quran. And as he's reciting the Quran, he's
reciting verses of surah to ninjam sora to measure in the 27 chapters of the Quran. And around him are the chieftains and the nobleman of orangish. Listening to the Koran, people who are enemies of Islam, people who used to claim that the Koran was words of a magician and a sorcerer or the ramblings of a madman or the seeing of a poet, people who dismiss the right, but when it's being recited before them and in front of them, and they can hear it recitation, they stopped and they're listening. And they're reflecting and they're pondering and they're, they're amazed by his recitation at the end of these verses and sort of to najem the last verse, comes with a command to
prostrate it is essential to tilava. When you read the verse, it is highly recommended that you fall into prostrations. It is one of the semesters of recitation in the Quran. Allah azza wa jal says FM inhale Hadith into German, are you amazed by the speech what Hakuna wallethub Khun but you laugh at it and you do not cry? One Two semitone and you distract others by clapping and singing and dancing because that's what the orange would do. When others would want to come and hear the Quran or when they were afraid that others would hear the Quran. They would distract people from this recitation by making mockery and just and by doing things that will distract people's attention from the words
of Allah subhanaw taala so large so gentlemen, he says all this he gives a command to us. First Judo lillahi wa Bhutto, prostrate to Allah, and worship Him. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fell into frustration. All of the chorus leaders Upon hearing this verse, fell into frustration with him. It is said in one narration except for an elderly man was sitting on a stool and couldn't physically bend down, go onto the ground and prostrate, he picked up the sand of the desert and he wiped it on his forehead and he said, This is enough for me, this is sufficient for me. That is the impact of the Quran had even upon those arch enemies of Islam, those people who are sworn enemies of
the Quran in the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. So the question therefore is what about us? If that is how the Orisha that's how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was with the Quran? That's how the companions were in terms of their recitation. What about us? How do we deepen our relationship with the book of Allah subhana wa tada because the Koran contains for us everything that we need in order to live our lives as successful Muslims. The difficulty that we have is gaining the information and taking it from the Quran. How do we come across a verse and understand the Quran because we haven't spent enough time and made enough effort to
Study the UN and its explanation. We don't study the Tafseer of the Quran. We haven't studied understood the methodology of the Quran. How does Eliza which will speak to us in the Quran? In which manner? Does he give us verses in the Koran? Why does Eliza will for example, jump from one topic to another topic in the Quran? Why does Allah subhanaw taala when he mentions the stories of a prophet, for example, he doesn't mention the whole life story in one place. But he mentioned the story here a little bit in another surah some more in a third surah some more, why doesn't realize those just bring into one place and tell us the whole story at one time. We haven't understood the
methodology in which the Koran has been given to us. And because we don't have that methodology, we haven't studied it. We don't understand how the processes are taught to put on and explain the Koran, we find it very difficult to connect with the Quran. Very difficult to contemplate the Quran very difficult to go back to the Koran as a source of guidance and a source that strengthens our Eman. And that's not an easy thing. Sounds easy, but it's a very difficult thing. It is a lifetime's work to build that relationship with the Quran. But a lifetime of work is rabada it is worship. It is rewarding. It is something in and of itself, which is praiseworthy, because so long as you are
trying to come closer to the Koran, then you are gaining that reward from Allah subhana wa tada and you are dedicating yourself to something which is from the most noblest of pursuits. And that's why the companion has dedicated their lives to the Quran wasn't about finishing another statement of Abdullah and Miss rhodiola Horan and other companions that they would only take 10 verses of the Quran at a time. But they would read them and memorize them and study them and understand them and implement them. And then they would move on to the next 10. That's a lifetime's work. That's not finishing up on an in a six month course, or memorizing the Quran in one year, or doing a few
lectures on that. That's not that yes, all those things are fine, and they have their place. But that's not a real, strong, deep connection with the Quran. When you look at the books have to see how some of the scholars wrote volumes and volumes 2030 volumes of seals of the Quran 30 volumes, just on the explanation of the Quran. And all it is, is Abdullah Bassett this and maybe Mr. Rhodes said this, and this scholar said this and that's policy and what those scholars how they interpreted and understood the Quran, and the other verses of the Quran that explained that verse in the Hadith of the Prophet of Islam, that's all there is 30 volumes of that, to give you a deeper understanding
of what Allah azza wa jal says. And that is how that connection with the Koran is needed. The first thing that we need to do is intention, it requires a shift in mentality, a shift in mindset, a sincere conviction and a deep intention, that we actually want to have that relationship with the Quran, that we don't just want to be the people that play the on on, on YouTube or on the CD player. We're not those people just want to read the Koran, and all of those things have their place. What we're talking about now is gaining a deeper relationship with the Quran. You don't stop any of that stuff, you don't stop reading it, you don't stop listening to it, you don't stop playing it. But now
what's the next level? How do I gain the next level of understanding? And that requires you to shift mindset? And to say, actually, that's what I want to do. And then yes, it will take time. And yes, it will take effort. And yes, it will mean that I have to sacrifice other things that I consider to be less important, because I have a greater focus on the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's what it means. I'm the webinar mosquito, the Allahu Allah said there's not a single verse of the Quran, except that I know when it was revealed and why it was revealed and what it means. And if I knew that there was someone in the world that had more knowledge of the Quran than me, I would travel to
meet just for one verse. someone knows something that I don't I would travel to that person to learn from them and study from them. Mujahid Rahim Allah, Allah said, that I spent with time with Abdullah Abbas and Hamas studying the Quran. In some regions, he said that I went from the Quran cover to cover three times with Abdullah bass at the end of every verse, I would stop him. And I would say Tommy what he means. When was he revealed? Why was it revealed? Where was he revealed? Was there a story behind this revelation? And when he told me all of that, then I would say okay, let's move on. Can you imagine doing that with every single verse of the Quran, and then he does it a second time
to make sure and a third time to make sure again, that is a lifetime of study of the Quran. But that's why those people those names they have lived on until our time they are considered to be
The greatest scholars have gone on and Tafseer they are the people that everyone else says, if I'm a chef and others would say these are the people that we are reliant upon, intercede, we depend upon them intersil because they dedicated their lives to the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. And there were other scholars used to see towards the end of their lives. When they asked what is your greatest regret? You know, it's a common question, right? Especially people who are successful. If you could go back in time, what would you change? What regret Do you have, and some of them would say that our greatest regret is that we didn't spend time studying the Quran. And they were scholars
of Hadith and scholars of African scholars in their own right. But they would see our weakest regret is that we should have spent more time with the Quran because dition of everything, there is the miracle that a large social gave to the political system that lasts until the Omen piano it is the the light on a large soldier has given to us by which we seek His guidance in the huddle Khurana de la te a calm indeed this Koran guide to that which is upright, meaning it contains for you every lesson that you need, every advice that you need, every every solution that you require. What you bet Sharon, Nina lady, Luna sorry hat, and it gives glad tidings to those who believe and to watch
us teens anila angel on Kabira that they will have an amazing reward. The Quran is the essence of everything. And so the Prophet Salim dedicated his life to the Quran, there was even a time when the professor wouldn't allow anyone to write anything.
Because he didn't want people confusing his Hadith with the book of a large solution. Don't write anything for me except on because that is the status of the book of Allah subhanaw taala and its position. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dedicated his life to the Quran. His students, the companions dedicated their lives to the Quran, the next generation dedicated their lives. And from that time until our time, there has always been a group of people of scholars who have dedicated their lives to the study of the book of a large surgeon, for us, may be looking to be those scholars, we don't want to get to that level. But for us, you do want a deeper understanding
and relationship with the Quran. And that does mean that I have to invest more time, I need to spend more effort, I need to expend more effort and motivation in gaining that deep understanding. And once we've shifted that mindset number two, it is an issue of understanding, studying the Quran. In early Nirvana, don't rush. It's not about finishing. It's not about you being done in six months, or a year or two. It's about you dedicating your life and if you have that mindset, that my the rest of my life, I want to continue to gain more knowledge of the Quran, I want to gain a deeper understanding. Now you're not worried about Oh, who's going to finish when and how quick and I'm not
doing enough or is not fast enough, doesn't matter. As long as you're benefiting and you're learning and you're improving, and you're gaining more understanding. That's all that you need. That is the goal. That is the goal is to have it be the sonic don't hasten with the Quran because when you hasten with the Quran, you don't understand the Quran, the understanding of the Quran is built upon taking your time and being studying the Quran in a calm and reflective manner. And then number three, understanding fumar in arlena bayana it will be upon us to give you an explanation. The way that you gain a deeper understanding of the Quran is by understanding the Quran. And that means
learning to see or learning what those verses actually mean, what the companion said about the multiprocessor limbs said about them what the great scholars of the past said about those verses of the Quran, and what they mean and how we understand them. And when you have that knowledge, and that understanding, it helps you to contemplate, helps you to reflect helps you to understand deeper and that deeper understanding gives you a deeper relationship with the Quran. And from that, then you build that into your worship. You build that into your recitation, you build that into implementing the laws of the Quran and the principles and the etiquettes of the Quran. And from that in a very
small step by step manner, you build that deeper relationship and understanding with the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's what we want, because I want to leave you with a hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the delay Alina meanness, Indeed, Allah has special people that he has chosen from mankind. They said what they were messenger of Allah He said, whom Allah or an Allah hospital. They are the people of the Quran. They are the special people that Allah has chosen. Those are the people that spend their time reciting memorizing, studying, reflecting, contemplating implementing
The Koran, and they do so in a very gradual way. No one becomes a scholar of the Quran in a night for a week or a month or a year. It is a lifetime's pursuit. But it is a lifetime pursuit in which you are given knowledge and you are given reward. And you come closer to a las panatela through one of the greatest means of worship and that is the book of a large legitimate loss of Hana data makers from the people of the Quran, Milan sosial quantas understanding on the Quran, Allah azza wa jal, us and our families the knowledge of the Quran, and the blessings of the Quran begins and the reward that the Quran will give in this life, and in the next half hour or so live in a bit. What are the
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