Channel: Asim Khan
Pondering over the Meaning of the Qur’an
One of the inward manners that one should abide by when reading the Glorious Qur’an is pondering over the meaning of the Qur’anic words and verses.
When reading the Glorious Qur’an, one is recommended to think of the meaning and significance of what he reads.
Allah, Most High, has revealed the Glorious Qur’an in order to be reflected upon and understood.
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Okay, so let us begin.
First of all, brothers and sisters, you know, Allah He we should be, we should be very happy that Allah subhanaw taala has chosen us to come together in a gathering like this because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us in a hadith in Sahih Muslim
that much them octoman fee baited Minh boo Tila, it's Luna kita, Ba La Jolla today rasuna, who benoni illa, Netherlands Allah He was Sakina processor said. And he mentioned four things, that when a people, a group of people, that's number one come together
in a house from the houses of Allah subhanaw taala. To do what to recite his verses, and to yet Adele rasuna, who been home and to study amongst themselves. When they do these four things that Allah gives them four things to number one, nevertheless, Allah He was Sakina that a sense of tranquility and peace descends down upon those people, or her she Attali him or Russia, and also mercy envelopes them in shrouds them, number two, and number three, that the melodica have had one melodica the angels come and they surround them. Number three, and number four, the kurama, Allahu FIM an endo and Allah makes mention of you all, to those who are close to him. So Panama
and hamdulillah we have come together
in a house from the houses of Allah to recite some of his verses and to study them and to study them. So that is something we should be very happy about. I mean, sure, thank Allah subhanaw taala.
Now what is this lecture today on this lecture today?
I thought about the title for a while at the title that I thought was the best title is I don't speak Arabic. Can I ponder over the Quran?
What do you think is a good title?
Yeah, people thought that title you know, that's, that's me. That's me right there.
So this upon law, I thought to myself, in the Koran, what we will find is that Allah subhanaw taala is angry with people that don't ponder over his words.
And yet many of us may never have done what is called in Arabic to double of the Quran pondered over his words. And that is, that is something alarming that something shocking. So let us get this
discussion off with a question. And the question my brothers and sisters is what is the purpose behind reading the Quran in the first place?
In order just to bring this question to life, I want you to imagine a scenario. Imagine that you had access to the Quran for only one day in your life 24 hours.
That's the only time ever you will get to access a copy of the Quran, there is no way else you could ever access it. How would you spend those 24 hours?
option number one,
option number one
would you spent those 24 hours reading as much of it as possible? Trying to recite it as much as possible. You wouldn't put it down just come to the machine with your copy of the Quran. You read it, read it, read it, read it. Option number two, would you try to memorize it? Make hymns of the Quran as much as possible? I'm gonna go 24 hours and we try and memorize as much as possible. Or number three,
because you've never heard of Quran before.
Would you get some water
His very melodious in his recitation and say, Look, this is my copy of the Quran, please recite it to me, I would love to listen to it.
Or something else.
What do you think my brothers 24 hours? What would you do?
option one, option two, option three, all of them are something else. They're gonna start us off. So he
very good, he was
safe. Okay. So he said he will try to get it translated to English in 24 hours, as much as possible, as most of us, okay.
Who else has an answer is
Option two was memorize it. Okay.
Anyone else have a different answer? Yes. Okay.
Okay, so try to
obviously, you haven't chosen any of the three is something else then? Interesting.
What do you think my brothers who would go for option one try to recite as much as possible only got 24 hours, they would try and maybe finish the Quran three times in a day. Anyone would do that.
And maybe you realize where I'm going with this question.
You know what? In all honesty, it seems as though most people if they had the Quran for one day, they would most probably try to do all three things.
And of the three most probably will try to do number one, more than the other two, do you agree or not?
But what is quite interesting and also quite
upsetting is that that is not why Allah gave you the Quran in the first place.
The reason why Allah sent the Quran is not connected to option 123 primarily, rather it's something else.
What is that other reason? Allah tells us in the Quran in surah Saad, verse number 28, Allah says Kitab on ends and now alayka mobile raccoon, Leah de barro de Walia tada Cara Hulu Al Bab. Allah says a book bless it has been sent down to you. Why? Number one reason Leah Ted Deb borrow it in order that you may do to double his versus may reflect and contemplate always versus that's the first reason why Allah gives in telling the prophets of Salaam why he sent him the Quran in the first place. And the second reason while he uttered that courage,
in order that a certain type of people called oral Al Bab would take heed of the messages contained in those verses
was recitation mentioned.
visitation is not explicitly mentioned is it?
What about memorization was it mentioned?
No. What about listening to it's amazing to listen to put on your Elian isn't that the reason why you sent it to us? No. None of these rather something else.
So this verse we need to really reflect over.
Allah says First of all, he praises the Quran. He says keep tabs on Anza. Now who la como Barak it is Mubarak, something that is Mubarak has a lot of good and benefit inside of it more than you would find. Ordinarily, someone says about this book. First of all, it is mobarak contains so much good for you all.
And then allow moves to telling us the reason why he sent down the book in the first place. Lee at Edinburgh, this lamb in the ayah is known as the Lamb of shakima Elia the objective behind what is just said, is twofold. First of all, it's for you to make to who are the verses to contemplate and to reflect over those verses.
And secondly, that contemplation is not less like a philosophical type of contemplation. You're like someone says something interesting. Or maybe, you know, like, some people go to art gallery, and they see fantastic paintings on the wall. And then you know, they stand there. Oh, that's fantastic. That's talking about love to me. And the guy next to him is like, No, no, no. That's about the universe dude. And the guy next to me is like, No, no, you guys got it all wrong. It's nothing to do with that. That's about materialism. That's what that's about.
No, no, it's not just to reflect.
While he says that Corolla is in order to take heat to feel effective.
By what has just been said, in a way that makes you change the way you live your life.
And then Allah qualified that that doesn't happen for every type of person. It only happens for all Al Bab, those that possess l BB, l BB is approved of the word loop lobe linguistically refers to the essence of something, the core of something.
And what is meant here is the intellect. But what is interesting is in Arabic the word intellect is called anyone know, apple? Yeah, but none of us said all the cool people who have intellect, Allah said, Oh, lol, Al bap, what's the difference? The difference is, Allah is talking about a particular type of intellect, the intellect that is pure, innocent, not tainted with preconceived ideas about God, about religion, about philosophies about different ideologies. He's already had a corrupted mind, when he reads the Koran.
He starts to question the Quran.
Why he hasn't got a pure mind, he hasn't got an innocent mind is being polluted. So those people who can make to the booth
and you can take heed,
or not Arabs.
But rather, there are people who have an innocent mind.
So this verse, implicitly, it is there that you need to recite the verses in order to reflect on them, you can't reflect on something you haven't read, right? But the reading is only supposed to be a means to a goal.
So now what do you think about the person who reads and reads and reads and doesn't understand?
You're missing the point. That's not the point of the book. The point of the book is to understand what's being said, and then to be moved by affected by it. And this all of this is captured inside one beautiful example.
One of the scholars of Islam, US marry, he was a master of the Arabic language, a grammarian from Basra.
Once upon a time, and Arabi a Bedouin came to him, you have to understand what they mean by Bedouin, they mean someone who's lived in the middle of nowhere, is a bit rough. Okay, not as you'd say educated, but at the same time because they live alone, not in the city. They have an innocent mind. They have an innocent mind. Okay, would say Gowalla? Yeah, they have different the way they are the different way they think is different. And they all round more innocent than people that live in the city. So an outlaw becomes to a smiley. And he starts to talk to him. And then he finds out that this is a smiley, and he's heard that this is a big scholar. And he says, what do you do here in
your land, he says to the scholar. He says in this land, we have the speech of a rush man.
He says a rush man has a speech. He doesn't even know that there is something going on. And he says yes, he goes recite something from from it to me, so resigns from a sort of a variance. And he recites for a while
he will or the inner who have mithila and contempt. he recites versus sort of very well, last panel says, and by your sorry, by the master of the sky and the earth. Indeed it is true. Similar to how you all speak.
How did the verse begin by the master of the sky and the earth? You know what that is? That's called an oath. Now this Arabi hearing the Quran for the first time, when he hears that verse, he says Han Allah, many lady out of the bell jelly in a hat, the head of he said, hon Allah Glory be to Allah, Who is the one who has angered a lot to the extent that he has to take an oath to tell you the truth. Unbelievable, isn't it? He was moved. He was moved. And he began to think. And he reached a conclusion. What is the conclusion? That was angry when he's speaking in Panama? Innocent mind, innocent mind and what he has been affected by the forearm, of course, in between him being affected
is in being able to understand and we'll come to that how do we who do not speak Arabic, maybe even do not understand it? How do we come to that? But I want you just to appreciate first and foremost is what the reason why the Quran was revealed in the first place. So what is the reason why
reviewed in order so that we may ponder over it and be affected by it. Does that make sense my brothers? Yeah, that's the first one. Okay.
something else we have to appreciate
during the debate of the Quran or reflecting over it is not something just nice. You know, sometime maybe on a Sunday evening, children are going to sleep. Okay, maybe let's get the Khurana I think it's time to do something. today. I'm in the mood for some stuff.
Next week, you know what the matches on this week? Don't even give a double is that much today by the way? There is a molar would you?
Maybe sit this is a little because they're like,
okay, so it is not the case that make a double Quran is a lifestyle choice is good. If you do it, it's nice. You're a special person. Rather, what Allah tells in the Quran is that it is mandatory YG upon every single believer to have a portion of the double in their life, but the Quran
for example, Allah, Mohammed is sort of Mohammed, a loss of power that says, FLIR Tata Barun. Khurana Amala. Lubin who knows this, Aqua Fallujah shatta anixter. Allah says, What is the matter with you? As Allah? This is a way of asking a question of reprimand. Okay. Maybe some some of you are thinking about your mothers when they say that what is the matter with you better?
This is the type of question I it's not a question of asking, what's the answer the question I'm telling you off
a fella yet. barro Quran? What is the matter with you? or What is the matter with them? that they do not ponder over the Quran? Is it the case Allah says that on their hearts, they are locks?
Allah? is Allah happy in this verse. Oh, is Allah angry?
Allah is angry. Who is Allah angry with?
who don't contemplate the Quran? And you know who the primary audience of this verse is the ally saying this ally saying this to the worst of the worst? Who are the worst of the worst?
One African, the hypocrites. They are the worst of the worst allies saying to them, Why don't they make the number of the Quran
if Allah is saying about the Manasa corn Why don't you make the Quran doesn't that mean that they can make to the Koran
Do you follow so if a hypocrite has the ability to make the double report on what then about a true believer
how much more so is he mandated obliged to make the book on a question? No my brother's
what is the consequence of someone having a look over their heart?
What would that do to a person having a look on the heart? What do you think?
tournament Hebrew, okay, possibly. Yep.
Deaf dumb and blind. Okay, what do you mean? Like they won't be able to heal?
Okay, so he won't be able to like tell right from wrong. See the truth in life and be guided
but the Okay, let me let me just give you a little tip, a little tip.
Think of a door Okay. And then that door is locked. It's got a lock on is locked is closed.
Okay, so that's the kind of imagery and that's the kind of missing being told they have hearts. But because they don't reflect on the put on they neglect the court on a lot in places a lot cover their hearts.
So what's that going to do to the person
trying to say something?
Okay, you won't be able to understand the meaning of what
okay. So like in everyday life, they won't be able to make good decisions.
I agree with you. Yes.
Excellent, excellent. This is the answer. The idea is that there's the heart, the spiritual heart that Allah gave every single human being, and that heart needs nourishment, in order to live.
And that light that comes to it is the light of the Quran.
If the heart has a lot placed on it, then the door to that heart is closed, therefore, no light can enter in silence, this person will live in darkness. And as a consequence, he will as you said, Brother and as you mentioned as well, he will not be able to see right from wrong.
Do you really believe that though?
If a person has no connection with the Quran, he is unable to see right from wrong.
Let me give you an example. When I went to
Denmark, it was a few months ago, they said that they are discussing
as a society,
the need for new gender categorization
there is male, there is female. They said there needs to be z x.
What is x z? Well, they said XC. First of all, they said it is for people that do not want to be labeled as a male or a female, or before that isn't always for people is for a person that may be born with both reproductive parts. They said no so person that doesn't want to be labeled as male or female. Now they said no, we need z. Because the idea of male and female is a social construct, meaning people just made out there's no such thing as man and woman. You guys just made it up
a lot, you know, unbelievable, is actually being discussed as we speak.
can Google it.
Annie Subhana Allah.
How true is the Quran? When Allah tells us that this is the light that guides you, human beings to come out of darkness into light to see right from wrong. How true are those words? When today we see people cannot even agree on the most basic of truths. Yeah, may Allah protect us, may Allah protect us. So this verse of Allah is a double Quran Amala khudobin aka fellow Han Solo, Mohammed is teaching us one very important lesson. A lot does not like people that neglect the Quran and don't reflect over it. And at the same time, it means that it is what it is obligatory on me and you to have some level of contemplation over the words of Allah subhana wa.
Does it makes sense to move on? Yeah. Okay.
Another example, another example. And this one's parlez even more graphic has imagery inside of it, where Ally's talking about people that were given a book
and then look at the way they treated it and sort of Juma Allah subhanaw taala says, method old lady in a sham mellow karate. So mala Mia Mila?
mila sphera Big Sur methyl Camila Dena kuzhambu bi t la Allahu La Palma Varley mean,
this verse, Allah says, that the likeness of those that were given, meaning they were given the responsibility
of carrying a Torah.
The Torah is like, what? Like a donkey, who carries on its back. volumes of books, meaning volumes of religious scripture. priceless, invaluable knowledge stacked up on top of a donkey.
Beat Samatha Lupo Mila Deena camdeboo. Big Lala says how terrible is the example of those who denied the verses are the signs of Allah subhanaw taala.
Now reflect of this, my brothers.
First of all, if not, I should have said that this verse is speaking about the Jewish communities that lived in Medina at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
before the advent of the processor that they had a religious book, The Torah
and the Quraysh had no religious book.
And so what they will do is they will take their book,
from temple to temple, carrying it
and showing others
That they were the sole inheritors of this book. They used to hold their noses up but other people, they used to be very proud of the book. But though they would carry around from temple to temple, be proud of the book look down on others because it didn't have one they would refuse to understand and implement that book.
Doesn't that sound very similar
to us in our times?
proud of the Quran proud of our reciting of the Quran.
No one says anything about about output on
they don't have any Quran
but at the same time, if someone was to ask you that I'm sorry to make you feel uncomfortable, but you guys are not Muslim says you guys I know you recite this. What is it Fatiha.
you say sorry, Fatiha. How many times a day a minimum of 17 times a day you know, martial arts law. He said Okay, so what sort of as you're talking about them?
What's the message of sort of Satya ketone?
this is this is depressing state. Yeah. Now, the thing is this verse, Allah likens those type of people. To what what animal?
Even if you think of the image of a donkey in your head,
what kind of words come to mind?
Or lazy? Okay.
Any other words?
Exactly. No positive words. Yeah, every single word is reflecting negatively on that
animal. And we haven't even got to the sound that it makes.
See, Allah chooses one animal
in this verse to reflect how he looks at that type of person.
May Allah save us from that reading that is terrible. So my brothers and sisters, you don't have an option when it comes to the Quran. You need to you have to develop a relationship with the Quran, where you are reading, understanding and saying Allah, I'm ready to live by this.
So now, this is now the academic part. Okay, we need to get your brain juices going for this one, to properly understand it, because there's two elements to be able to ponder over the Quran today.
First is what is known as deaf seed.
And the second is what is known as the
seed of Quran. What does that mean? The word of seed comes the root of fasula. And fissara means three things. It means cash to uncover, began to explain. And he law to clarify, what does it mean?
and clarify. Okay, people that answered that are the ones writing it down.
Just to him. Those are the three things that's linguistically What does it mean the seer of Quran it means to uncover and explain the miraculous words of Allah as intended by Allah. I'll say again, it is to uncover and explain
the meanings behind the miraculous words of the Quran, as intended by Allah.
anyone think they can repeat them?
Again, give it a go
on you writing it down
as loud as you can.
to humble Mashallah, to humble. Again, it is to uncover and explain the meanings behind the miraculous words of the Quran as intended by Allah. Okay, so this is what subsidies, Allah Subhana Allah says in the beginning of the Quran Alhamdulillah from Bellamy Alhamdulillah, your beloved I mean, what does it mean? Alhamdulillah
law? I don't know. I don't know, either because I don't speak Arabic or my Arabic isn't too strong, or I just don't know what that means. Can you give me that the seed of Alhamdulillah
what that person is asking is for a particular type of person to explain what that means. Okay, explain what that means. Now.
The person who's qualified says, what that means is that thanks, and praise belongs exclusively, to Allah. That's what it means. That is a very basic tip.
Okay, that's a very basic tip. See? Now this idea of the seed,
the basic the seed, in actuality, can be a translation of the verse,
isn't it? Because look what just happened here? And hamdulillah? Can you give me an absolute? I explained it to you in English? When I explained it to you, you understood what it means. What is the seed to uncover and explain the meanings behind the miraculous was of Allah as intended by Allah. So that means my brothers and sisters, that a translation of the verses is actually a type of
a very basic type.
Does that make sense? Anyone not agree?
I'll give you an example. Okay. Uncle in the corner over there is big or do is this I'm just making out? Not really. His uncle over this week or two. He says to He says to artists over here, he says your Colonia?
Time to let go.
Now people who don't understand Oh, do what's he talking about? Right? Now it says artistic, artistic say a number of things, Mashallah. The first thing he says is that someone asked him he was sound cool talking about? He says unchoose asking, where's the food?
Where's the food gonna come? Look at the time. Okay.
What he just did there is he explained what uncle saying, right? In English.
Follow? Now let's take a second option. Artists is really reading into it, uncle said.
So the boys the brother sister was uncle saying he says the uncle is saying that molana sob is taking far too long in his talk.
Now, those of you understand or do is he right? And what he said
depends on the context. Isn't it?
May be exactly the reason why he's saying what he's saying. an octave because he thinks is very similar.
He knows what uncle means. Uncle saying your Marana sub is taking too long on his talk. I want to go home and eat my dinner.
And that's what he tells the brother. So what artists did they in option one and two, he gave the seat. But on different levels? Do you see
there's the basic level. And there's there's more nuanced level. And you can go further. Okay. And that is regarding the statement of, you know, a mere human being.
Now we are with the words of our last panel. And only the most qualified people will tell us what those words mean. Of course, a qualified person has to have a very strong grounding in the Arabic language, but he's got to know other things as well. He's got to know, for example, in this example, in the example I think he knew, like with the uncle, you know, his culture,
you know, maybe through his body language, all these other kind of factors are going to come together and are going to lead artists to the conclusion that he actually means this. But the main point here, my brothers and sisters, is you know, the guy who was asking artists, What uncle was saying. When he asked Artie for the uncle is saying, what he wants to know is what does the uncle mean by what he said?
He doesn't really care too much about the words dunkwa used.
Do you understand what I'm saying? He wants to know what uncle meant. And that's why maybe we appreciate option two more because he's like, Oh, is that okay? I've got themselves going on. Okay, so the seed is this. You can explain the Quran on many levels. But the most basic level is the English translation and there's so many English translations where you can go one better than that now because they are translations of the seas. And that is why I wanted to recommend to you one book Hill
Mashallah big book. This book, the seed jela Lane.
This is one of
It's very, very famous book of deceit. And one of the reasons why is widely accepted, after it's published up until now, is that it is very easy to read for someone who is just a lay Muslim who wants to know what the meanings of the Quran are.
This book in Arabic has been translated into English. So it is not just a translation, you actually have extra words, which form the deaf seed as well.
So now, remember, you were thinking, I'm not an Arab, I'm never going to be able to pick up on now, you've just been told that a translation of the Quran is the seed of Quran
and even more than that, they even books of the seed, which are just one level up from a translation.
So if that is the case, my brothers, what is left between you and making to the borrower on?
All you need to know now is what is the double reasoner?
That's all. And that's what we come to now. inshallah, what is the double the double the root word is super duper means the end of something like the engineer will say the tail of an animal is the double, because it's the end part of something. So what does that mean? In terms of the feed into the book, what it means is that
we have a statement, it has a meaning. But the meaning has
so much inside it that you can reflect and contemplate over. You can deduce things from
in the Koran, one last panel, and I said, All of it is Mubarak, full of goodness. Remember that verse Mubarak, which means that every single verse contains hedaya guidance. So the purpose of the double is to extract the guidance and the objective behind the message of the verse. What is it? It is to search out the guidance and the objective behind the message of the verse.
Anyone repeat that for me? What is the double?
zebra I didn't actually come here just to tell you things. Sorry. Okay, in order to try and teach you something in Sharla because I really want you to come with me and ponder over the Quran.
So what is the book?
And the objectives, Okay, very good. Marshall. How do you
learn? You teach him how to write then isn't it?
to search out the guidance and the objectives behind the message of the verse, okay.
seems a bit vague. How can I who've never done to
start doing to the, I mean, I understand what you're saying to see, translation will get me somewhere. I know what it means. Now I can do to the book. And it's such other guidance, but I need what they call in Arabic blobby, some a framework conditions, because my brothers and sisters, speaking without knowledge about Allah subhanaw taala is a major sin. Los Altos in the Koran. The shape on yet Morricone be the fascia he was so what en de PUE Allah He maleta Alamo, what shaytan wants people to do. One of the things he wants him to do is to speak about a law without knowledge to say things which are not true. Therefore, we need some conditions. And there are three which I'm
going to share with you now.
The first condition? Okay, the first condition is that you understand the verse properly.
Yeah, you have to. So Alhamdulillah What did we say it meant that thanks. And praise belongs exclusively to Allah.
Do you understand those words that statement? Pretty much? It's not that difficult.
However, as if I said, I don't mean means master of the world's
is the key. What do you mean by words? I don't think I understand what that means, isn't it? You need more explanation.
So Robbie Lyle, I mean, you cannot make a double, double alameen until you know what it means properly. As what hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah you do understand, okay, so you can make the double our hamdulillah because you understood the verse properly. condition number one is you have to understand the verse properly before you can make the seed to double. If you don't understand, move on
To another verse, is that clear? Clear? Next condition. The next condition is
the focus of the double is to derive guidance from the verse, not introduce new meaning to the verse. Okay? And this is a common mistake that people do given a given example. Okay? You know, the sort of use of Allison on the part where the incident of seduction takes place where the wife Aziz, she tries to seduce use valet cinema, you know the story, right?
So what happens is that,
people find out what was going on in the palace, and lots of houses will fall and this was from Phil Medina, and the elite upper class women in the city. Meeting in the capital of Egypt at that time, they found out what's happening about this woman, and they started to gossip about it, and they started to start to put a down basically.
Yeah, they said about her immortalises toora. We do Fattah and FC E. But the shut off.
They started speaking bad about they said about her, that look at her she tried to own with the own slave, oh my god, and then other shaba shaba that her heart has become completely permeated with infatuation. She is head over heels that we will say in our times regarding her slave war people, how terrible. Now the words that are used in those verses called the shock of a shopper, are very emotive is speaking about a very strong sense of love, infatuation, romance, all of those things, right. So somebody actually this actually happens.
If you take said that some people when they hear about this verse, what do they say?
They like to listen to this verse. Because they say, Oh, this verse is talking about love. And to love someone, and to have a love and romance. Wow. I love this parser uses stuck the loving regardless of whether the love is halal or haram. No, no, the idea is, they would say the verse is telling us go and find your sweetheart. So it's telling us so happened to us for some story. Have you heard the verse? sister, brother? The verse does not mean that the verse is telling us that these women were talking down about Mr. Atilla Z's because the way she felt about usefulness.
The verse is not saying, Go and find a lover.
That is something you claimed the verse means. Do you see? That is not to double? You just entered the field there? That's what you did. You tried to add in another meaning to the verse. This is a mistake. You did to seed not to double? Does that make sense? Okay, I'll give you another example. In our final calcofluor,
in sort of COVID allopathy. Indeed, we have already given you alcocer.
What is alcocer?
Is the fountain or the pond that was given is given to the processor. Where is this pond? My brothers and sisters?
in general? No, it's not in general.
On the day of judgment, here on the day just before the believers enter Jannah that is where they will come where lawmakers from those people.
So that is what the verse means a lie saying we have already given you this pond.
Where's that pond? On your one piano you will be there the believes will come and they will drink and they will have this squinched now
pondering over that. Okay, a brother starts to think he doesn't fully understand the verse. He says alcocer means pond, who's pond person's pond? He says to the brother, I'm going to Medina tomorrow.
We're going to Medina for
Amara, because no one I'm going for the coaster.
Haven't you heard of a COVID? Cause you drink from their philosophy never thirsty again. That he you misunderstood the meaning of the verse. In fact, you interpret the verse in your own way. That is not the interpretation. The interpretation is the point of the person that is they on Yamaha piano.
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ask a lot to make you have those that will drink from alcocer.
Okay, so do you see? That's not the double, that's obscene. Okay, and we're going to come to one example when you complete in Sharla.
So I'm just going to tell you that the basic idea of the double again, you know, like sometimes you can hear a sentence
quote. And it's so powerful that it makes you think.
Yeah, here's a quote I've got, I've got three here. Now the thing is, when you start to think about the quote, you start to reflect what does it mean? It can mean this, it can mean that and I can actually take lessons from this. Okay, you start to think about it, you find it very profound. For example.
This is a quote from someone called Alfred, Lord Tennyson. He said, I am a part of all that I have met. I am a part of all that I have met. Sounds interesting. Isn't it?
Sounds philosophical. Sounds interesting. All I have a portable that. What does that mean?
You start to think, does it mean that everything I experienced in my life comes to make me the man I am.
So what it means, wow, the person goes on. I've got no regrets. Stuff like even the harami Danny, I think, Oh, yeah. I regret Daya. But the idea here is that you deduced from the words, some form of guidance, did you not? You did, isn't it? Why? Because you felt the words were powerful. I'll give you another example. There is more there's more to the truth than just the facts.
Somebody's thinking, say this one to my wife.
Yeah, was voted the truth and just the facts.
Yeah, so now you're using it to try and apply it to your own life. Right? Because you feel the words are so powerful.
Woman, US document ally Tila, Allah says and who is more truthful and profound in speech than Allah.
If these words of may people deserve time of thought, what then about the words of Allah subhanaw taala, isn't it and the idea is, I know what it means because I've checked
but now I need to ponder and reflect. So you're going to end the Sharla with one
group to wt shallaki.
Allah Subhana says al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen unhemmed means
thanks. And praise belongs to Allah exclusively.
That means that we should pray that praise
goes to Allah.
And thanks, credit also goes to Allah. That is who it goes to Alhamdulillah.
Now, if the word unhemmed means two things, thank you, as well as praising and there are two different things right can praise someone for having a nice car. Very nice car. Really nice. Honestly. You would say thank you for having a nice car. You say that's a really nice car. And you thank someone for example, someone bought you lunch today is local affair. Thank you so much for buying me lunch. You don't praise the person in that situation and thank them, but you think both of these things mean? inside and help? So question
Why didn't Allah Subhana Allah say, a shocker was Santa. thanks and praise belongs to Allah. Why did Allah instead of saying praise and thanks belong to Allah, say a word. One word that encapsulates both meanings? What do you think
allows us to ponder over it. This will be doing over pondering. So what can you deduce from that?
If you separate them yeah.
Fair enough. So, with them being but with both being inside one, you kind of have to unravel the word. Once you've unraveled the word you start to think besides is Is there any other reason why both words that are mentioned separately instead? dimensioned inside one word, yes.
Okay, any other answers? Yes. Okay. But
oh, Can you say that again, please? bit louder.
At the same time, what do you think brothers?
By saying thanks, and praise belongs to Allah, somebody may think sometimes Allah should be thanked, and sometimes Allah should be praised. But if you encapsulate both words inside one, that would mean that thanks and praise all the time for Allah. Not sometimes to double.
Any other reasons. You wanted to say something
you want to do
Maybe I need to reflect on that channel. Not sure.
You know sometimes you thank someone. But sometimes when you thank someone you sorry when you praise someone, sometimes you might not be praising them because you feel like they deserve praise.
praising them because you're trying to flatter them, isn't it? You praise someone like someone praises the boss. fantastic job on that project really good honesty a thumbs up.
I'm gonna did you actually mean that? Are you just trying to flatter him? Right? So when you say mud, which means praise separately, mud is not like mud can mean a sinister type of praise or not a genuine type of praise. So by saying it under the word, Hammond, you know that Allah is talking about genuine praise, not some kind of sin as to praise. Okay.
Second part of the verse, we conclude with that inshallah Arambula alameen. rabbil. aalameen means, the master. The word Rob has the meaning of creator and Master
alameen means worlds, and what that refers to the worlds of nations, like the nations of human beings, and like the nations of jinn. So Allah says in the beginning of the Quran that he is the master of all men,
and all Jin,
thinking over that, can you deduce any lessons from that? Any thoughts? What does that mean? If Allah is telling us, he is a master of me and you?
Then can that lead to any thoughts? What do you think? But it's
okay, he's in full control of the universe, because he's the master. Okay? Anything else?
He's a master of that which you can't see as well. Okay.
If Allah is the master, who are we?
slaves of the servants?
Does it say that in the in the woods though? It doesn't. That is something you deduced. If Allah calls himself the master of human beings, than human beings are to Allah slaves. And somehow not that is the way Allah introduces himself and the Quran to us. People, you need to know your position before Allah. He's your master, UI slaves. Thank him and praise Him. That is how you're supposed to live your lives. Beautiful, isn't it?
That's the way Allah began. The first steps towards Allah are steps of praise and gratitude.
That is how you begin a relationship with your Creator. And then you realize he is my master. Allah, I'm your slave. A slave is ready to do whatever the master wants, isn't it? And so Paula, that's the rest of the Quran. Except me as as being a slave of mine. And then you're like, I was thinking about, you know, brothers and sisters when the young
the Fallout and then one has to make up to the other one so that other ones crying and dad's gonna hit us too. So she'll
do anything you want to say anything. B must lay for a day.
Yeah. And then she's like, a day, one hour. Okay, one hour. What's next? What's gonna come next?
Huh? Come on.
She's ready. Okay, I'm your slave.
Go and do this. This, this this.
And so Paula Surah Al Baqarah Alif Lam. Meem vertical kita voila, Eva fi. Who then lil Mata clean guidance instructions coming to you now. Yeah. And this is pondering my brothers. And this is what we ask Allah to help us to do to ponder over the Quran. May Allah make us from a Hooper on the people of the Quran. May Allah will make the Quran the spring of our hearts Minami inshallah from next week we will have a course to seal sort of 30 her lessons and reflections from next week we see you then Sharla and Barak lo fi comm Heather was sort of lost in the mind of you know, hardwired early or second is mean. What does that mean locket