Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
The way the companions learned the Quran was drastically different than the way we do it today. Their way produced the best interaction with Allah’s words and they were the best generation because of it. We, on the other hand, are only superficially connected to it. Learn how the companions used to do it and listen to a practical outline of steps that will help you rediscover the glory and beauty of the Quran.
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are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit every bit as misguidance and every misguidance would be in hellfire. About
Allahu taala records in the Koran one of the objections of the disbelievers to the Quran,
where they said waka Lu wacana larina, Catalano zerah Joomla wahida.
The disbelievers say to recount the proofs of the Quran and its authenticity, they say why hasn't the Quran been revealed to him sal Allahu Allah wa Salaam, all at once.
They are referencing the referencing their previous books like that's a raw which were given to the prophets in completion. So they were saying to the Quran, why hasn't been done the same with the Quran? And Allah replies to this argument by saying karateka the new beterbiev
Tina, Tina, so we have done by revealing it in parts so that we can support and strengthen your heart with it. That is this was a NEMA from Allah subhana wa tada upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslim community that follows that whenever they needed support, the idea would come to support them whenever they had a question. And it would come to answer their question. Whenever they were facing an ordeal a problem they needed guidance, the origin would be revealed to deliver this guidance to them. So this was in fact, a NEMA from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we understand that this saying that is this for on this whole is the field because Allah subhana wa
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In this video,
we are going to reveal to you a saying that is heavy. The Quran is described in the Quran itself as heavy, and something is heavy is because it's profound. The truth is heavy, any truth is heavy, because any truth requires transformation from you. It is heavy to carry it because it speaks honestly to you and it asks you to change anything trivial doesn't do that. But heavy truth does that it is heavy to carry heavy to transmit, heavy to live by. So the Quran is described as being heavy.
And anything that is heavy needs to be taken gradually needs to be absorbed and understood gradually. And the first ayah that we quoted that Allah subhana wa tada after saying why he had revealed the Orion in pieces what and now that we have revealed that gradually, Allah says what a tuna cabbie methylene Illa Gina kabil happy Watson, Sierra, whenever they are trying to bring to you that is to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but then to every Muslim who follows whenever they try to bring your proof, evidence, parable and example to counter the truth with it, we will bring you the truth that is more profound and clearer than anything that we can bring. So imagine that in the
Quran deposited in it, whether we understand it or not, as a response to any proof and any evidence, then the disbelievers will bring against the truth against Allah against the Prophet against the Quran. It's there, whether we know it or not, and that requires that we understand it. But like anything that is heavy, of value that is profound on this earth, you need to take time with it. You need to absorb it, you need to understand it. And when you see the way that we study and approach and learn the Koran, you'll find that it was significantly different than the way that the Sahaba did it.
The Sahaba did not approach the Quran and learn it the way that we are learning it today. So the objectives of today is to revive the way that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to approach and study the Quran.
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hotton Allah in family limited in Manuel Amira Jamia, they said that they would when they used to learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They used to take 10 eyes at a time
and eyes at a time and we will not proceed to the next 10 years, until we understand them. And until we apply what we learn in them. So we learned the is the Orion and also action or the application of what we are learning about the tsunami also he says the same thing. He says the people who taught us the Koran would teach us this 10 eyes and a time when I met the jawas wouldn't have done Allah, Allah Allah who no harm Oh, no, no, no. We would not
proceed to the next in eyes until we know what is this halal and haram that they are teaching us in those 10 years? What did Allah commanded us what is Allah forbidding us and when we learn it and when we understand it, then we will move on to the next one is
that is the method and that is the approach that they have.
And you can see a physical or a demonstration of that method with the 11 because it is reported that Allah God Allahu anhu surah baqarah fifth Natasha Santa
azura. He said he learned Surah Baqarah in 12 years.
Learn Surah Al Baqarah in 12 years, and when he was done with it, he slaughtered a camel to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for it. Now you may say to yourself, he was very busy, extremely busy. And that's why he learned that Baccarat in 12 years. First of all, when his son followed on his footsteps ignore the law and he learned sort of in eight years.
So it wasn't that Omar was busy with the caliphate and so on, was something else. And when you divide the numbers of the surah the I consulted box Bakara, you divide those I add on 12 years and you divide that each fields portion on 12 months. You will get to is per month.
two items per month. No matter how busy you are, you can read you can memorize, you will understand that if co2 is in about a week, maximum, you don't need an entire month you don't need an entire year for 24 is if your objective is just to memorize them, or just to understand their tafsir. So we understand then, that it's something more than that, that he or the Allahu anhu was taking these ideas and translating them into his life.
He was trying to extract from them as much wisdom as he can. He wanted to see how he can play every single letter of that area in his life. And that's why it took him 12 years to finish sort of Baccarat.
And that was customary among the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that they focus more on the application and the action, more so on how much we have memorized, and memorization has its virtue. But I want us to look at the perfect or the best example that we have, which is the example of the Sahaba enormous owed for instance of the Alona he's one of the scholars of the Quran. He says talking about his generation, he says in comun Salva in the Quran was the who
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it says we are people speaking about his generation. It was difficult for us to memorize the words of the Quran, but it was easy for us to apply it and follow it
and they will come people after us or it will become easy for them to memorize the Quran and difficult for them to apply it and follow it
and no one makes the same remark.
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He says the virtuous from among the esteemed members of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Do you know how much they memorize from the Quran he says about US tour or so. That's the only thing that they memorize from the Quran. But they applied it. They applied the Quran they follow the Quran.
And he says compare that to people who will come afterwards. What even are sabi and the child the young child and the AMA those who have obstacles even in memorization, they will even memorize it, but they will not follow it.
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in the area. He says I only think that the Quran in our hands is alone. What is alone alone is something that you don't own. You don't possess, it will leave you. He says why he says because we have grown that Omar
Al Baqarah in 12 years and he slaughtered a camel afterwards. And I in front of me since a child and he reads one third of the Quran without making a single mistake.
I only think that the Quran is alone in our hands. Meaning that the way that we approached it, we're focusing on memorization, we're focusing on the letter of the Quran. How much we do do about do we have do we make a mistake or not? But then we are not focusing on the application. The meaning we're not connected to it.
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He says know as much as you want to know, a mess, as much knowledge as you want to Ms. Allah is not going to reward you until you apply what you follow.
There is a read of the Quran as much as you want to read. And I'm not here putting down reading of the Quran. It has its place, or memorization of the Quran, it has its place, but he says that the primary objective should be Do you understand what you're reading? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala exhorted the believers I don't want to read it to listen to this. I thought I said the bone and Quran Allah Lubin he says Do they ponder the Koran or are their hearts locked? Are they closed?
So that if we are not pondering the Quran, the we are missing the greatest objective of the Quran, which is for it to and to be understood and to be applied and to transform. That's the greatest objective of the Quran.
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when a person would seek knowledge, he is talking to other people that he has seen and how it should be. He says when a person starts pursuing knowledge, you will soon see the effects of that pursuit on his eyes, and hands, and feet, and body, and in his horseshoe, and he is this inclination towards the dunya. And in the way that he prays, you will see a total transformation.
It's not that he just pursues knowledge for the sake of memorization. I have 10 had he had either have one surah 10 surah, one third of the on have I finished the Quran? But then what is the consequence and the result of all of this, he says, The true pursuit of ailment is that you begin to see this person changing in his eyes. Where does he look? What does he focus on? Does he stay away from the heart or not? What is he listening to? What does he do with his hands? What does his feet take him and his salah and an associate before Allah subhanho wa Taala how close he is to Allah, how close he is to the duni are far from it. He says, unless you see this, the pursuit of that knowledge
is not a true pursuit of knowledge is not the way that the Sahaba and their followers would actually learn. So we have to revive in our lives. A learning from the of the Quran, and the learning of the Hadith. That is first gradual, you can memorize the Quran and have that as a project. You can read the Quran every day and have that as a project, but you must add to them. And it must become a primary project not secondary when you must add to them. A project where you are trying to and attempting to understand the Koran on a deep level.
And then to apply that understanding in your life. And for you to be gradual, when you do this gradual when you are learning the Quran, five or 10 is at a time and gradual also when you are learning the Hadith,
one Hadees or two heads at a time as already said, it says
Joomla Joomla. Honey to the thing he says the one who takes knowledge in chunks in bulk, you will lose it also in chunks and in bulk. But one or two at a time. So that you give yourself the opportunity to understand, to memorize, to absorb and to follow. And when you follow and you apply. That is what's going to confirm your that memorization and that understanding in your heart in my heart. So an ml at a time. That is the Sunnah of the Sahaba of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who luckily had was the cruelest.
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As I said, this is a method that we should have in our life. And if you know about it, you should introduce it and it becomes part of your daily regimen of actually trying to understand the Quran. And this is also a method that should be introduced in our schools,
whether it's weekend schools or full time Islamic schools, because we are focusing too many times on producing generations that have memorized the Quran, but do not understand it. They're not emotionally connected to it. They don't know how to approach it to be able to extract from it the things that are going to heal their hearts. They don't know how to approach it to be able to extract from it evidence to counter the evidence that the non Muslims or those who hate Islam have. So there is no connection or emotional or intellectual connection to the Quran. It's a superficial connection. I just memorized it, but I don't understand it. And I don't know what Allah subhanaw
taala wants from me in it. And that's not what Allah wants from us. And this is something that you can introduce also at home.
It's not enough that we just send our children to an Islamic school or to a weekend school. And we think that we have fulfilled our objectives as you monitor your children. With regard to the progress in math and science in English and what have you. You have to also monitor your children and supervise them when it comes to their Islamic education. How much have they absorbed
Are they listening? Are they benefiting? Do you need to supplement that by teaching them at home? What is your role here, because these are your children, not someone else's children, you're primarily responsible for them, you can't just think that you can throw them somewhere, deposit them somewhere and someone else will take care of them, they still have to come back home, you still have to listen, you still have to observe, you still have to guide them, as you take care of them physically and financially, more importantly, take care of their email.
Is the home that they are learning? Is it resonating with them? Is it touching their hearts or not? So maybe it becomes your job
to actually fulfill that obligation at home. So inshallah I want to say, Well, I want to recommend a way that we can do this by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this you can do for yourself. And I would urge you that you start doing this for your own sake, you can do it with a group.
But definitely do it with younger Muslims. And it doesn't have to replace their plan. memorization doesn't have to replace the Quran reading. But if you are they young Muslims, if you don't have no time, except to do one thing. And only one thing you're so overwhelmed. Either I'm going to memorize or I will do this, then understand the Koran is better than memorization.
I have no other way either I will read the Quran or I will try to understand it. I have to choose one no understanding it is better than just reading it.
So what I would suggest for you to do is as follows whether you do it for yourself when you teach other people, your children. The first is you pick a surah
and it is best that would be a Mexican surah. Now some recommend that you start with a Mufasa from Surah Kahf till the end of the Quran and you can do that. Or you can pick a surah such as to rattle an arm or units and hood, these great sewers metcons surahs that talk about fundamental themes of humanity's foundations. So you pick a Mac Mac installer, then you dedicate five to 10 days and no more
weekly, five or 10 if you're not going to deal with more than that this will be your assignment. This will be the thing that you will be thinking about every day by the will of Allah subhana wa tada now you read those five to 10 is now you have to go and pick HFC.
Whatever is available to you to see if you can hear or it's abridgement of zero Sadie is also really suitable because it focuses on a man and it focuses on the benefits and the fruits of the sewers and there is so there is very beneficial. But whatever tipsy Do you have and if you have the ability to consult more and even more advanced of seeds, you can go ahead and do that. Now after you understand those five to 10 years, you have to relate them to five major themes that you will find in American foreign
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the prophethood and its establishment belief in the last day contemplating the world around us and good manners. You lead them to one of these fives. So whatever you're reading for that day, the first thing is that the hate of Allah subhana wa Taala if your eyes are talking about there are lies the creator and the Sustainer and the one who has power. You take this you know that you actually write it down. And for the rest of your week you're trying to see and observe in everything that is around you how Allah is the Creator, how Allah has more power, and no one else has power but Allah subhanho wa Taala is are talking about Allah as worship, you will know to the rest of the week. How
well are you worshiping Allah? Why should Allah be worship? How are other people not worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala How can you improve your worship of Allah etc, etc, whatever that is asking you if he is talking about the needs and attributes as well as the agenda, one of the best way for you to know Allah and to love Allah and to fear Allah is to understand His names. Maybe through that you will need to have a small reference book on the names of Allah subhana wa Taala so that when you hear our ramen
you can consult it to understand the full spectrum of Alabama how he is the man with everybody how he is a man with you. And you begin to see and notice every day this is your assignment.
When you wake up before you go to sleep every day, it will be your assignment you will observe and see Allah Rama in the animals around you with this person with this person with yourself. If I Why is SME Obasi Allah, all seeing or hearing you want to observe every day. How is Allah listening to everything
That's you saying, You're now translating the Oran that you read into your life, you're walking with the Koran.
You're listening, when you're seeing, you're seeing the Quran, you're listening to the Quran, and everything that enters your ear, you're seeing the Quran and everything that enters your eyes, you're thinking about the Quran, and every thought that enters your head, and you're changing your behavior. accordingly.
When you relate it to the prophethood,
you will see proofs for the Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the need for that Prophethood and that how everything that you know about Allah Subhana, Allah comes through Prophethood and then how to worship Allah comes through him. So you establish that firmly in your heart. The last day, when a lot talks about the last day, you begin to look at this dunya through the lenses of the last day, everything is going to be leveled to the ground, everything is going to perish. This person, whoever is doing whatever he's doing,
this is going to perish This is going to be destroyed. Will he be happy? Will I be happy with what we're doing on the last day, you imagine everything around you the mountains, the skyscrapers, whatever it is level to the ground. And all of us standing before Allah subhana wa, tada, you visualize, you bring this to life. And you see the last day and everything that is around you.
contemplating the world around you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does a lot of that. And I don't want us to think that it is something trivial or insignificant. Allah subhanho wa Taala would not ask us to do it, if it is insignificant, when he asked you to look at the plant life around you at animal life, you actually this is your idea. For this week, you do that? You observe it. And you see in its evidence where it was majesty and power on Rama. And that teaches you as much as the Quran is teaching you. This will also teach you to take advantage of it as well as asking you to do it. If he's asking you to contemplate the people before us, or what is happening to us today. You take all
of that and you observe and you learn from it. And the last thing,
if it's asking us
to improve our manners,
then we take that and we apply it for the rest of the week. If Allah subhanaw taala is talking about patience, you begin to ask yourself, Am I patient? How can I increase my patience? Is this world around me a patient world? What are examples of impatience? How can we change if we become more patient. And if Allah is telling you overweight, to become more patient in the Quran, by being closer to him, by increasing your salute, and to add to him, then you apply it and your patients will increase for that week by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala because what you're trying to do is you're saying to Allah, Allah, I am trying to understand your book and to apply it in my life
helped me to do this, and this should be your constant. This is my project. This is what I want from the Quran.
You try to relate them to these themes, and you try to improve and try to understand and digest and you will find that your relationship with the Quran will ascend, your relationship will will flourish and you will be emotionally connected to it. And so panela you will be able to reach a stage where you cannot wait to read the Quran. Even the kena way to understand it more, you cannot wait even if it's an area that you've read it 100 times to the 100 times 101 time you will find in it's something that he did not notice before.
See how when when the first eye that we recited, what a tunic heavy metal is methylene Isla genotropin how they do not bring you a proof except that we have a proof in the Quran. To counter it that is better than anything that they bring. There is you can find in this Quran all the proofs that you need, you only need to look
we only need to look at sometimes many times we miss them. So here is an opportunity for you that if you're asking yourself, how can I respond to this? What is Allah say about this thing? Here is the Quran in front of you. And here is an opportunity for you to duplicate what was half of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did suppose to the forum that the way that they pursued it, and let not our interest or concern or objective upon simply be memorized it's letters
absorb it informed, but not in content and not in meaning. Let's learn as we said as an admin at the same time, knowledge and its application at the same time. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala the Most Merciful, the most Thai, the one who hears are the one who accepts all the Allah we asked you to make us of those who learn the Quran with him and he Allah make us of those who approach the Quran with Iman among your helpers and make us of those who understand and apply the Quran. Allah make us of those who understand and apply the Quran. Allah make us of those who apply and under
stands for on the law makers of those who learn and teach the Quran to others. Allah make us of those who learn and teach the Quran for others. Yala raised among us those who approximate the love that the Sahaba had for the Quran, Allah raised among us those who approximate the dedication that this habit had with the Quran, Allah have raised among us those who love you, and those whom you love, along we ask you that you forgive our sins and the sins of all of the Muslims, you Allah, we ask You that You grant us success in this life and in the Hereafter, and that you protect us from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. And Allah we asked you for heaven and everything that
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