Bilal Philips – Preservation of the Qur’an

Bilal Philips
AI: Summary © The conversation discusses the importance of preserving the Quran and verifying information in Islam, as it is used to shaping the way people think about Islam. The importance of shaping the way people appear in the Bible is emphasized, along with the use of written societies in schools and the importance of memorization. The conversation also touches on the history and characteristics of the Prophet's teachings, including copies of the holy Bible and the holy Bible, and their impact on cultural differences. The importance of reading the Quran for better understanding and application of the message is emphasized, along with avoiding common misunderstandings and not taking up children while waiting for a response from the school. The speakers also mention the importance of avoiding common misunderstandings and not reciting the holy Bible.
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Yeah, I can hear you loud and clear handle. So let us begin. Solomonic market live workout everyone, we hope you're on the best of health hamdullah We are blessed to have in our company chef Dr. Bilal Philips man who needs no introduction, I'm sure the topic of discussion will be a belief that is central to our Islamic creed. That is the preservation of the Quran. We Muslims believe that the Quran has been preserved as it has been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him over 1400 years ago. Now share from below will be illuminating some of the finer details about how that preservation has occurred and the various intricacies involved in sha Allah. As for questions, I

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Allah hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah carry wide and he was Hobie woman is standing at he in Iowa team.

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I'd like to welcome you all to this program on the preservation of the Quran

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the preservation of the Quran

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as a general principle,

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it is a part of their faith.

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It is the basis for belief that the Quran is in fact, the Word of God.

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Not an empty claim.

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But a fact.

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This is the Muslim belief. And that tract is supported by the evidence

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and scholarly research etc. That has been conducted by

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non Muslims as well as Muslims

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with regard to the origin and the authenticity of the crime itself,

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in many religious debates

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surrounding the crime and the Bible,

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the issue of whether the Bible is the Word of God or not,

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plays a big role in such discussions.

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The fact of the matter with the guards to the Bible,

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the discussion there ends

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with the general statement that it is the inspired Word

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of God.

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Because concerning the vision, whether it be Old Testament,

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which consists of the first five books,

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generally referred to us the Torah of Moses.

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Those first five books ended

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with a description of Moses, his burial

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and how the people of Israel

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cried and

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by his loss.

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Which makes it obvious that this was not the writing of Moses.

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As well as other scientific

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research, higher criticism, they call it of the Bible shows that, you know, it was writings over hundreds of years.

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Moses, according to biblical scholars, and anthropologists, etc,

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was from some 15 centuries before the Common Era,

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whereas much of the Bible was written in the sixth, seventh, eighth century.

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So, huge gaps,

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and all kinds of

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repetition, with different

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facts and information,

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which led them to conclude

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in the end, the most we could say, is that it was the inspired Word of God.

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Most of the books a large portion of the books of the Old Testament, after the first five of Moses,

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were of unknown origin.

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So, issues of authenticity

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are huge, massive.

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And when you go to the New Testament,

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the Gospels

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which constitute, supposedly the gospel of Jesus, but none of them are called the gospel of Jesus. Instead, it's called the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john,

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who are doubtful in individuals.

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when you go to Encyclopedia Britannica, and you look to see the authors of the Gospels, they say, openly there that it's unknown. We don't really know names were stuck on there.

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Then after that, when the writings of Paul much most of the New Testament is the writings of Paul, who wasn't even a disciple of Jesus, so, you know, he issues of

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preservation of the message

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of Jesus, are

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massive, there are so many issues with it.

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So, preservation plays a big role

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in terms of determining authenticity, or possible authenticity, even of the message that is conveyed.

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So when we come to the Quran,

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and we consider on one hand,

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that Muslims hold that the Quran is the word of God.

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And for Muslims,

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it the Quran is the main miracle of Prophet Muhammad SAW a lot of them not meaning that he didn't have any other miracles, but that was his main miracle.

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And that was the tangible miracle

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that would remain until the last day of the world.

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That miracle

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was the Quran

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which was preserved in the lifetime of the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him and after his lifetime.

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So Muslims have today

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a confidence a sense of confidence, that the message of Islam

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which was conveyed in the Quran, by Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him

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has been preserved unchanged.

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And there is no doubt.

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When we look at the core beliefs and practices of Muslims, these are found all over the Muslim world.

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They're standardized.

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The five pillars of Islam, the six pillars of Eman? Yes, they are not written as five and six in the Quran, but they are all contained within the Koran. And if the Quran was itself preserved, then the one who received it

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is then

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having a basic

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who could say substantiated claim, for being a messenger of God.

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For non Muslims, of course,

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textual authenticity

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of the Quran

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should give them a sense of confidence that this was revelation.

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And then,

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studying the Syrah, or the life of Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom

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should then convince them that he was in fact, a prophet of God,

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and not a highway robber.

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You know, a *, and all the other horrible things that have been said about Prophet Muhammad. So Alexander,

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that's all false hood.

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And give them the kind of concert confidence that they would accept Islam.

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knowledge of the preservation

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is important to both Muslims,

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as well as to non Muslims, or as some people refer to them as not yet Muslims.

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So, if we begin to look at that preservation process,

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we have to say that it began in the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself,

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following specific steps,

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it wasn't left to after his lifetime within his own lifetime.

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He ensured that the Koran was conveyed

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in his lifetime, we know and we have to remember that

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the Arabs of Arabia were an oral society, there are a few people who did write amongst them.

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There were, but in general, the society was an oral society.

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What happens in oral societies is that people's memories become very strong,

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very strong.

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You know, although the West tends to

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push written societies to the forefront and praise them, and look down on the oral societies mostly of the third world.

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The reality of the matter is that

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the written societies are not superior.

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What happens just to give you a

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basic example,

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if we're in a written society,

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the mother sends the son

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to the market, to purchase so many items and etc.

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and bring it home.

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She writes it out for that child. So the child

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goes and

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reads the

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writing or the people in the store, read the writing, understand what is required given to them and they go back.

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That's the not.

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in the oral society when the mother sends the child to the store,

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She just tells that child

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what she wants,

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that child will go to the store,

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repeat to the shopkeepers or the

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people in the market, what the mother wanted, he collects or she collects the items and brings it back

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to people, so which one is more reliable, the one that's written, or the one that's spoken? Well,

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if the child from the, from the written society

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is told,

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to convey this information, to the stores,

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storekeepers, whatever

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the likelihood of him forgetting or she heard forgetting something is strong, it's there, it's real.

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And that's why when they do the

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test in classrooms, to show the inferiority of the written, or sorry, of the,

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the verbal or

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oral society,

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were in a classroom, the teacher will

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write something on a piece of paper, not very long.

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Say it to the student in the far right corner of the classroom, then that student tells it from his memory, to the one behind him, or her, and the next one, and the next one, and the next one, and so on. So working their way around the classroom classroom of 25 Kids

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after that story has been passed through 25 kids, and the one at the end, writes down what he heard. And the teacher reads that and reads what he or she told the first child, it's a big joke. Everybody in the classroom has a big laugh.

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Because the story was instructive. In the first two, the first job is now changed 100%.

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in the oral society, it's a different story.

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And the oral society when you tell that first child, and they talk it through all of those 25 kids, the story at the end of those 25 will be the same.

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Because their memories are trained,

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strengthened why by tradition,

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because when the mom sent the child to the store the first time, and this child forgot something, she hit the kid

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scolded, or whatever.

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child got the message, make sure to remember the next time so they go maybe there's forget something else the next time, but eventually, they're gonna go and come back without forgetting anything.

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That's the difference. So in the province or sometimes lifetime,

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one of the methods by which the Koran was preserved, was learned

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and therefore preserved, was in the congregational prayers which are said aloud, father,

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mother, and Asia.

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In these three prayers,

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people all came into the masjid.

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The prophet SAW some

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recited the crime from his own memory.

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People learnt the crime just from that alone.

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From his recitations, they would learn

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that was a means by which the crime was taught by the prophet SAW.

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his wives we prayed with when he did doctor didn't at night, they were learning

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from him at the same time.

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everyone who newly accepted Islam

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was taught

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whether it was from the people

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The sofa

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who stayed

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in the masjid or the outside, random the masjid.

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Most of the time they live there, they will teach the new people who accepted Islam.

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That was another method

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and the profits on himself, encourage people to learn the Quran and to pass it on.

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The well known Heidi Cairo comenta 11. Khurana one llama, best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. This was well known.

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also, as we said, the scribes were few. But Prophet Musa Salam gathered around him from his companions, those who had the ability to write, he would sit them down when revelation came to him, and he would dictate it to them.

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And they would record it accordingly. Now, of course, in those days,

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there was no paper.

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They didn't have a virus as they had in Egypt.

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So what people used to write on those people are scribes, etc, who did writing thing, they wrote stuff, old information.

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They would write on tree bark, you peel the bark off the tree, on the inside, it's like colored, and you can write on it.

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If you scratch on it, that the scratch becomes like a dark line.

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You know, you've broken the,

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the covering

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of the bark on the inside. And it oxidizes and turns sort of dark brown or whatever.

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So with ripen bark, or on animal skins,

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the skins of animals, obviously after drying them, they take a skin off an animal then start writing on it. No, they would dry it. And when it's dry, it's become harder.

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you could know right? Using ink, of course they made a crumb, whatever was available there at that

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sixth century

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or they wrote on the shoulder blades of camels, the camels shoulder blade, that's the broadest

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bony structure in our body, shoulder blades, flattest type.

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They will take soulmates from camels, as well as from sheep, goat,

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but the camel was preferred because it's the largest

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and they would write with their version of ink.

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On such

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this these were the main methods which the prophets are seldom used for conveying or narrating the Quran to the companions.

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during Ramadan, he used to recite that after they went to Medina, used to recite the whole Quran

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all that he had memorized up to that point. And people prayed with him and learned there

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from his recitation.

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So, that was the first stage by the time the prophet SAW Selim died.

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The Quran was not written up as a single text. scribes had written and they had all this written material that they had compiled, different chapters, etc.

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as well as those who had our close to him.

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People like his servant unece was given by his mother to the province of Salem to be with him to serve Him.

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On a Sunday Malik

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You know, he would be regularly with the prophet SAW some of them all the time. So he would be among those who memorize the largest portions of the grind, and so on and so forth. And there were some of the companions

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who had during the lifetime of the problem. Somebody said not memorize the whole God.

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Still, their numbers were limited.

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After the prophet SAW Selim died

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in the reign of abubaker, and his reign was only two years.

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It was suggested his reign was caught up in turmoil.

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Arabian tribes,

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Boss dating from Islam, or refusing to give us a car and ride to different things happened, we had false prophets had appeared, and we're trying to

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take advantage of the depth of the province outside London as a chance to promote their own

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agendas. Anyway, during that period of time,

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almost Nakata had

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proposed to abubaker

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that a complete

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Miss half or text of the Quran should be

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because people were getting killed

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among those who are being killed in the wars, they call them the Wars of Apostasy

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were some of those who had memorize large portions of the Quran so in order not to lose

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those people's

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memorized portions of the Quran

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any further

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Oh, my doctor is proposed that can be

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written down in one text. Initially abubaker refused.

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He didn't agree to do that. Basically, because Prophet Muhammad wa sallam hadn't done it,

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you know, out of a fear of innovation, of making any kind of changes in the deen. He hesitated until Omar eventually convinced him that this was the intent.

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The intent was preservation. And all what the prophets also did in terms of scribes and all these other things, what was the purpose of that, but to preserve it

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and does no longer refer to the Quran itself? That he Kalki tabula rasa.

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This is right in the very beginning. Allah refers to the Koran as a book.

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He didn't refer to it as karate

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recitations readings.

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He referred to it as a book. So anyway, on top, convinced abubaker to go ahead and compile, they chose Hassan defatted

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out of the various sorry, they didn't find it out of the various

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companions to head this project. Sonic Sonic fab is the brother of Zaid. He was the prophet SAW salons point.

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Zegna sabot. What did he do? When this was proposed to him, he responded in the same way that aboubaker did. So they had to sit with them and

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explain and

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advise and clarify, etc, until he was himself convinced. So at that point, what he did was,

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he gathered around himself

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the best reciters he was chosen, because he was one of the best scientists himself. And he had memorized the whole crime in the province on someone's lifetime.

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Not only that, he was one of the scribes. The process element made him a regular scribe who would write down the grind

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and he also had the honor of being

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With the promises, and I'm in the last Ramadan of his life in which he recited the whole Quran from beginning to end twice.

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Anyway, his steps began by gathering the profile of those who had memorized large portions of the scribe, if not all,

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and he gathered also describes.

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And he compared what was memorize with what had been written by describes. And whatever agreed.

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He then wrote out

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on leather,

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animal skin, man leather,

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the text of the grant.

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And he continued without until he completed the whole text of the grant.

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After completing it, he then turned it over to Ababa.

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And I will back her on his deathbed.

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He turned it over to Omar

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and Omar himself

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being engaged with the issues of the oma,

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which expanded now to include Iraq, and Egypt, Syria, it's expanding continually.

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He turned it over to his daughter hafsa.

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He has had her look after that was half that text Quranic text, of course, hafsa, was also one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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And what she did, she didn't just take it and put it on the shelf.

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She gave access

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to whoever she just kept it.

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Whoever wanted to make a copy, they want to make their own copy, they could come to her home and make a copy.

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And others who wanted to check their memorization of certain

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surahs or whatever, versus they could check it against that written text.

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So for the 10 years during the life of

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America hottub as the Khalifa,

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the second Caliph of Islam

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that must have was utilized

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after the death of Mr. Bob

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Ross made it not fun, as you all know, became the next Calif.

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amaris Caliphate

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ran for 10 years about 10 years, and us man's was

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Now, what happened

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during the time of famine

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was that

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with the spread of Islam during all my time which

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of mine inherited,

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some issues began to develop.

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Remember, Quran was carried as

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the Muslim Empire

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or state expanded to include Egypt, Iraq,

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to the north and Syria.

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The Quran was brought with them.

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They taught people the Quran, who converted to Islam, etc.

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And, of course, people like in Iraq, in particular. I mean, there were Arabs also.

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They belong to tribes that had branches in Arabia and Iraq was

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tribal areas.

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So what happened was that, you know, the Koran

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had been

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utilizing the different dialects

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that were available in Arabia at the time.

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And from those dialects,

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the province or some of them, I thought that the Quran had been revealed with seven aufruf

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which is an aspect of the dialect, dialectical differences and

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cultural art

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that the Quran was recited in

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the tend to be more linguistic

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terms of vocabulary and things like this, whereas the khorat tended to be

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modes of reading.

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Anyway, the point is that,

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relative to the various tribes of Arabia, the Quran was revealed in such a way that

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it was possible it was facilitated people from the various tribal groupings for being able to read the Quran.

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But what was noticed by how they've been Aliyah man,

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one of the companions of the Prophet SAW solemn, very famous, he noticed in Iraq, that people were

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favoring their own

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and in reading, they were going against what had been

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taught and recited by the prophet sallallahu sallam. So, he brought this to the attention of management, not fun, the Calif

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and this was in the second year after he took over

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that something had to be done in order to prevent

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changes taking place in the Quranic text.

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So, what family find did was he called Zed sabot.

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And with a committee of four who had memorized the Quran, they made, they were instructed to make seven copies

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from the most half the text which was with hafsa, so they took it from hafsa made seven copies returned the copy to her.

00:48:26 --> 00:48:26


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copies of the Grand were then sent. Well, I should mention that, in the making of the copies of mine, instructed the team to stick with the dialect of crush. Since this was the main dialect of the Prophet sauce, I love the dialect of crush was chosen to be the basis for the writing of the the text of the grant,

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meaning that any recitation or reading which get went against this

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was not acceptable. And it was held to stabilize the Quran. From any variations, further variations and changes that could take place. So copies were sent to Mecca, Syria, Basra, Kufa, Yemen, Bahrain, and one was kept in Medina. And what they did was they sent a hearty

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reciting, utilizing the recitation recitations that were confirmed by the profit motive consolidated

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according to the Qureshi,

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text and dialect

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So, that way, all

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other recitations etc. and texts that people had, which contradicted or went against, or at variance with the main text

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were considered to be

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inauthentic and text that people had their own personal copies, etc, they were instructed to burn them.

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And this was done willingly. It wasn't something which was done by force, were of mine, a long line who sent out the army, or what could be called the police, to check people and whoever had mishaps they would, you know, they didn't, they were punished or jailed or, you know, whatever, no, this was explained to the oma of that time, they understood to avoid confusion, preserve the Quran,

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they dutifully burned all of these texts, and all personal copies from that point onwards were made from that must have.

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And that's what

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has been handed down over the 1400 years to us,

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as it was preserved at that point,

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and that text,

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research has been done,

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looking for variations and variants, and all these other kinds of things.

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Were where portions have been kept in museums in Germany, in UK and Russia and elsewhere.

00:52:18 --> 00:52:20

When these are compared with each other,

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even the recent ones found in Yemen,

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when compared with each other, there were no considerable differences.

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The most,

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that might be

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considered a variant was you know, scribes making copies, making mistakes. Otherwise, the texts were unified one complete text

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and that is the preserved Quran that we have in our hands today.

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Now, we do hear of the different readings.

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Till today,

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main to being

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there is recitation of house

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which the majority of Muslims read the Quran by

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and the recitation of wash

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which is read in North Africa, Sudan.

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limited number of areas now.

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And the writing of the Quran

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is unified everywhere we go. However,

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those following the wash presentation

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have the text written with

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dots, the dots, you know, five

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in the normal recitation award of House has a dot above it.

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And watch you can find a dot below.

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We have two dots above

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for calf, and then once you can find dots below other dots below, so there are slight differences that if you're not familiar with it, and you pick up a a must have from washing you start up what what is this? You know, but the point is that the the text because you have to remember when the Quran was was written in the time of

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the week, the copies were

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made and distributed, there are made and distributed without

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these dots and dashes, which are indicating vowels and differentiating between, you know, look alike words, letters, right, fine off, they look alike.

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One dot two that distinguishes between them time by, for example, same thing two dots above gives you Taiwan dot below gives you about so these dots were added during the time of I'll even not be tonic

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to add that

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distinguishing those distinguishing features to help especially to help non Arabs

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to pronounce and read the grind.

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So the studies that have been done where they found parchment, pieces of the Quran, in the British Museum and other museums and universities in the UK, they've compared them with the existing commonly used texts, they found virtually no differences.

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And research has been done on more than one occasion, there was a major research done in Germany

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done cab gathering

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portions of most hops from all around the world. And the conclusion is that the text is one.

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So even even brew,

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sort of deviated from mainstream Islam, like the Shiites are listed, the Quran is the same, no no series

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lobbies, various other groups that have arisen at different points in time, nobody brought a different graph. So, we have one unified Kuan has been preserved, we have assurity that it is what was revealed to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, Swati conveyed to his companions, and they conveyed down the generations to us today. So

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assurance that we have for the preservation of the Quran, it gives us as Muslims

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assurity along with the

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life of the prophet SAW said, that he was in fact, a prophet of God. I mean, there are things which have happened over time,

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which further reinforce the fact that

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was revealed by a law.

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For example, the relatively recent discovery 35 years ago 1945

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in Egypt, in a monastery in Egypt, and ancient monastery in Egypt, they found a body mummified,

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which had,

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with wrapped with it,

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a document which came to be known as the Gospel of Thomas,

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the Gospel of Thomas

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and what's unique about this is that

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up until this period of time,

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when people

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orientalist and

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evangelists in the evangelists as well as the various missionaries, etc,

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will try to attack Islam. They would say that, you know,

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in the Quran

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the Quran speaks of Jesus

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making birds out of clay blowing on them, and then

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flying away.

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It also speaks about him speaking in the cradle, you know, newborn baby speaking, defending his mother, yes, maybe but said nonetheless speaking

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This is made up stuff fabricated.

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You know, Mohammad sauce Allah, you know, just trying to make something different is come up with these news stories and stuff like this.

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So, of course, Muslims hearing those kind of claims 100 years ago, 200 years ago, you know against the crime, they just ignored it, we believe it's in the Quran, it's the truth from God.

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Well guess what,

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in those in that monastery,

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though, that texts that they found, which they call the Gospel of Thomas, which they say is, was written someplace around 60,

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of the Common Era,

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to 100 or 120, of the common area. This is like, how many years before problems or something like 400 years?

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Or 500 years

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before the time of Prophet Mohammed sasana.

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Guess what?

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In the Gospel of Thomas, it's mentioned.

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None of the other gospels that we know the four gospels around and there are other what they call apocryphal gospels

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contain this, but that Gospel of Thomas contained it.

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And only that, you know,

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we would always raise the issue to Christians who are raising, bringing the Gospels that hey, this is not the gospel of Jesus.

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This is not the gospel of Jesus. This is just stories written, offers are known, and stories contradicting each other in different points, etc. stories written about Jesus is not the gospel of Jesus. Well,

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they said,

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you know, we don't have any gospels that follow that pattern, the pattern what they call of sayings, you know, the Quran, different statements of God and statements of the prophets, etc. We don't have hospitals like that, that's your Quran.

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Guess what the Gospel of Thomas is like that

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statement, they call it the sayings gospel, different from all of the others. So, the point is that there are other historical

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recent research etc, which has brought out other evidences to strengthen the authenticity of the grind in the eyes of the non Muslims, and scientists and researchers, archaeologists, etc.

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Actually, there was one Jewish professor.

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I don't know if he's still alive, but very famous New York,

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where he

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went and traced

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all of the variations found in the stories etc, mentioned in the crime,

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to a variety of different parchments and writings from in different languages Aramaic and Hebrew and, you know, cetera, et cetera, city, Hammad sallam, he just went and picked this stuff from all over the place. But actually, his argument strengthens

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the authenticity of the Quran because the prophet SAW something that was born on lectured in Makkah, it was not known Demeter, right. So all of his life.

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And for him to be able to have gotten all of these stories from all these different places, it means he had to learn how many different languages and he needed to go to how many different places all of it strengthens the fact that obviously, this was revelation, which came to him.

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So it's on the basis of all of that, and there's a lot more that we have no doubt

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that the Quran has been preserved

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as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad Suleiman

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unchanged. It's the same grind and the whole of Islam

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which comes from

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from that source is fundamentally one.

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Whether there are differences of cultures and things like this around the world people have, etc. Yeah, there are differences. We can say that Islam, those cultural differences are not Islam and not differences in Islam.

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But where people are following the basic pillars and teachings, they are one from Guyana, South America to Mindanao, Philippines.

01:05:38 --> 01:05:39

Baraka Luffy

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That is our

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Coffee upset. Now we'll be moving on to the question answers. The first question is, how can we improve our oral memory, I'm assuming they mean the world of memory as the Quran and the Hadith or transcript transfer transfer down to, you know, old tradition is there a secret to it?

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You know, for memorization, in general, is repetition.

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That is, the core secret is not really a secret, you say something, or you hear something enough times, you know, it sticks in your head. So that's the core. Of course, scholars have pointed out that, you know, if you are sinful, you commit a lot of sins, this is going to affect your memory. So you know, try to do more good deeds be more righteous, and this will also improve your memory. But the core of memorization is based on repetition. But I would stress that

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memorization is important.

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However, understanding is more important.

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So if you have the option, to just memorize texts after text after text after text, without understanding them, and or

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learning the meaning of those texts, and being able to apply them, I will say that is superior. Same thing with your

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Ramadan, you know, everybody likes to read the whole Quran in Ramadan, but if you're reading it, in the road, fashion, where you don't understand a word of what you're reading, they're just reading the text rattling it off.

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That is a big mistake.

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You're actually going against what the Quran itself tells you

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a lie to the borrower? And

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will they not reflect on the meanings of the Quran? Am I allowed to lube it up, follow her or are their hearts locked up?

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reading the Quran, without understanding it means your heart is locked up, it's locked, so it cannot absorb the meaning the purpose of reading the Quran is to be guided,

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who then live with the pain. So be careful. memorization has its place has its benefits, etc. But do not do it at the expense of understanding. So then all the time I'm invited to come.

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This is different parts of the world in the beginning of the conference, that I have somebody read the crowd.

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Now what the client is talking about that they read has nothing to do with what the lecture or the conference is about. And the one who recited it didn't know what it meant. And nobody in the audience understood what it meant. Maybe a few Arabs are there they understood, but the mass of people had no idea that is an exercise in futility.

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That is what we call it what is called reading the Quran for Baraka. You believe that there is Baraka in reading the Quran, even though you don't understand it.

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But this is an exercise in futility. If you're going to read the Quran, in your events, in your conferences, etc, then read the meaning. And not only that, but you should choose portions of the crime that are particularly concerning the theme of the conference. So if your conference is about education, then the price of the crime you choose should be related to education.

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That way the Quran becomes relevant, relevant to you and relevant to the people that are benefiting from you.

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The second question is

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of awesome no data has not guaranteed the preservation of the hottest literature. Common wisdoms don't have an option but rely on the research of the scholars of heavy

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so how can a common Muslim learn the science of men in America

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the average Muslim is not required to know anyone

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The job,

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you know, that's not on them. That's for the experts who are checking, trying to weed out fabricated,

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you know, material that has crept into high def literature. That's their job. For the average Muslim, you don't need to know

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what you need to know, is some Arabic and understand the Arabic that you

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that's what's on you, you sit under scholars,

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as Allah told us first, the creme de la lune, as those who know, if you don't know,

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you ask, When you ask a scholar, a knowledgeable person and then form you, then you now have a bit of knowledge. And if you have that bit of knowledge, you should share it with others, to the degree that

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is appropriate based on your level of knowledge.

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So, if you want if you have a love for Heidi, and you want to delve into the heavy sciences and understand all the different, you know, issues and principles and etc governing it, then Mashallah go ahead and do it. It's available, you can start in the Islamic online university or international Open University, you can take those courses in IDs where they've gone into these details. They've given you a basis to start from from there, you, you know specialize more in the area of IDs expand your knowledge, but IDs by itself, without

01:17:02 --> 01:17:04

again, is

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not complete.

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Because if you know how to eat and you don't understand fick, then you can deduce an extract from it meanings and principles and rules, which are incorrect.

01:17:23 --> 01:17:44

They may seem logical and reasonable based on what you've studied of the idea but because your knowledge is limited and your your understanding of the principles of deduction etc etc, not there then you are likely or possibly

01:17:45 --> 01:17:47

going to make mistakes.

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So Hades is not by itself it should be studied along with

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an even with Syrah and the other areas of Islamic knowledge. But it's just that you spend more time more effort more focus in the field of Heidi.

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Is that Oh no.

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The next question is, what are the seven dialects verified and approved by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself?

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Yes, they were.

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And there are a number of hobbies you can find authentic ideas where the process

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corrected those who misunderstood.

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In fact, Omar is not for himself, hearing of the other companions recite, utilizing one of the other

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dialects. And he thought he was just messing with the Quran is upsetting, dragged into the salon and complained to the bouncer slamming the vessels. Mm hmm. I didn't recite the portion of the Quran, which on our thoughts he recited wrongly. And then he had to Omar recite and he said the Quran was revealed in this way and in that way.

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So we have enough narrations there which affirm

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variant recitations

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and dialects.

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the next question is, what are the differences between the senate which is a chain of narration of the Quran and the senate of the Hadees?

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there isn't.

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Those who narrated the Quran were the same people who narrated the hobbies and that's why when the shear went off, and declared that all of the Sahaba had a prostate exam

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For a few,

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three or four or five, but the rest all apostates, it Abubakar all miles mind apostates

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they shoot themselves in their own foot.

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Because they still use the same Quran

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which was narrated by the Sahaba

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who narrated the other hotties which they now reject. So, you know, they're lost. So they have to make up their own piece from here there and everywhere, you know.

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And as a result, you know, their, their their Deen is, is, is warped, deviated. You know, it's it has similarities. It's, you know, same Koran, and prayer, you know, although it's taking on different forms, and other things are added to the divine and, you know, the here and there and so, yeah, those scholars who, from the Sahaba narrated the Koran they narrated daddy.

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So if you deny the Sahaba you're denied both the Hadith and the Quran.

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All right, so the next question is, the Quran originally came down orally. So why is it a compulsion to be able to do to touch the Quran? But it isn't the compulsion

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while reading

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the Quran came down orally, yes. And was written down.

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So why is there a requirement to have will do when reading

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the Koran, the physical text,

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nobody says you have to have to do to recite to grant. So the row, whether you have will do or you don't have to do, it's not a requirement.

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But the written text, because there are some narrations from the prophet SAW Salem Witch do indicate that it is preferable to have to do when handing the Quran and this is more an issue of respect.

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You know, just like

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we'll do in salon.

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You know,

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we could technically

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make Salah without Voodoo, but tamo Tam is not to do but it's been there to replace the requirement of Voodoo.

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And there are some things like seduta sugar, for example, we don't have to have to do to make that suit

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as daughters. But with regards to the Quran, you know, it's generally held, although some scholars do hold, there are scholars

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in the past, and then the President will do hold that it's not a requirement. You know, based on the

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the narrations as they see it referring not specifically to the text that we have here

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that only the

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pure should touch it.

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But it's referring to the text in the low hammer food. So there are different opinions on this issue.

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there are a variety of fatawa that have been made.

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No harm in having will do. It's definitely beneficial with that intention.

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if the circumstance

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arises where it's necessary for you to pick up the most of your child is going to chair the most if you don't have to do so you have to stand back and say who you know, and the child will tear up your

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bed. Do you take out the child then? You know, yes, you've touched it. You didn't have to take it out of the child's hand put it on the shelf or whatever, you know, so we have circumstances wherein

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it may arise that it's

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I need to pick up the Quran without Voodoo and usually they're saying it's yours opening the Quran and reading and turning the pages

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You know, but again, as the prophet SAW Selim, you know, I told Ayesha when he told her to bring his

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his agenda, his prayer mat from the masjid and she was she was menstruating, so she

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can do better Mr. Bhalla. Hey said your menses is not in your hands.

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So this, you know, gives us and this is a very clear hobby, without any

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other interpretations. It's a clear idea

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that, you know, there is some leeway.

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We don't have to

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make life

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difficult, so difficult for ourselves that, you know,

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when we need to pick up the massage, we can't.

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Alright, cheers, unrelated note.

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Next question is, should I ask my non Muslim friends to make a little bit more reading?

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I mean, you can if you want to, you know, make them get the experience of making wufu you can do that, you know, but the point is, you give them a card, which is, you know, translated, if you have a chance there was what do you got to do to give him a grant in Arabic.

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Okay, so if you give him one which is in Arabic and English, then this is no longer considered to be the most half anymore. Wherever the words of other than Allah

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are more than the words of a law, it's no longer considered to be most hard because problems are some of them sent messages, you know, written messages which have Quranic verses and everything in it to the rulers of Persia and Rome, knowing that they were, you know, tear it and spit on it and stamp on it and all these other things.

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there is the way I mean, you don't have to require you don't you don't need to give the Arabic most half to your non Muslim friend. It's, it's not and that's the real news half per se. Translation is a translation of its meanings, not an translation of the Quran. Because the Quran cannot be translated to that so as to say, here is a translated grant, this is the Quran This is the same brand were treated the same way you treat the added text to which the grammar review. No, it's not.

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Alright, last question.

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Well, it depends on what is your interest. As a grade 12 graduate,

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open to take any of our graduate courses, which are undergraduate courses, which are

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University recognized courses, or we have what we call the GED is general Islamic Diploma of

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All right, shut up, we have time to squeeze in one last question.

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Is there a difference in the Tafseer also, due to the difference in dialects?

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One Yes, there can be differences of that nature, you know, where

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by those variations, additional meanings can be extracted.

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You know,

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the Qureshi dialect may give

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And give a particular with a camera of haves may vary with the camera have wash and expand the meaning, you know from a well known example is that of the the reverse on on wuhou were

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variants of vowel Ling shifted from being limited to,

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to washing your foot

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hello and include wiping on socks

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by variation of validating. So, you know there are n and whatever fits within the accepted 1014 gorod etc. and Hopson wash recitations. And

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the Qureshi dialect is basically what we're dealing with now. Whatever matches the text of the Quran, which is the standard text is acceptable, whatever goes against the text changes the text, then it is considered to be shaved or very, you know, an unacceptable variant.

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All right, that concludes our talk is Arcola Hoshi for is very beneficial session. May Allah increase your knowledge and accept this from you and from us, and as Alcala, Hi to all of you for attending the talk. We hope that you benefited immensely from it as well, and inshallah we'll see you for our next event. Until then, take care of yourselves. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi

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Wa Alaikum Salaam wa rahmatullahi.

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