Quranic Reflections #01

Bilal Philips


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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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this is the first verse of our series on Quranic reflections.

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And this first verse

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is found in Surah Fatiha

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the very first chapter of the Quran, but

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in our most Huff's our copies of the Quran, we have

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as the first verse of every Surah, the best mother except for surah.

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October, the ninth

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however, the fact of the matter is, though we're used to seeing it this way.

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The best mela is not actually the first verse of Surah Al Fatiha

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and the greatest scholars

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held that the best Mullah was really there for baraka

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for blessing

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based on the fact that the Prophet sallahu wa sallam used to begin so many things in his daily life, with the best mela

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so many doors that we have learned, begin with Bismillah Bismillah

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R Rahman Rahim

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etc. So this Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem,

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in the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful, all together in Arabic, they call it the best manner

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and it is

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a dedication,

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a dedication of whatever we're doing to Allah subhanho wa Taala reflection point.

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Number one

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is that we should dedicate everything to Allah from the bus mela

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saying Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. We should dedicate everything to Allah.

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As Allah said, called, say, in Salah T indeed, my prayers were no Suki and my sacrifices. Well, my hiya my living warm Amati and my death Lillahi Rabbil Alameen are all for Allah the Lord of All the Worlds

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Point number two

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is that the prophets are Salah Matt said

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there is no wudu for one who doesn't begin it with the best mela

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most of us don't know it.

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Most of us never heard that it's authentically reported the process elements said that as there is no Salah without will do there is no will do without the masala

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but of course scholars have explained this to mean not that you get zero your will do is negated canceled etc. No, but that your will do is not complete.

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The full blessing from the will do has been reduced.

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So we should remember

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to say the best Mullah before

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our will do every time

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reflecting on the meaning obviously of

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.

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Point number three

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is this using of the bass Mala?

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getting into areas where we have doubts, we are not sure of where we're headed.

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So using the best Malla will help to make our heads straight.

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It's clear before us if we can't say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim before clicking the browser getting in. Then we know we shouldn't be.

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Don't open the computer

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until you can say Bismillah

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And go ahead and go where you're going. So this is a means of protecting yourself, keeping away evil from yourself because as a Muslim, I'm sure you would be very shy to

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say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim and eat pork

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or say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim before drinking a glass of alcohol because we have Muslims doing that.

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But even those Muslims who do those things, they will never say Bismillah and go and do it. So it has a power

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for those of us who know it has a power

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so we can use it to our benefit.

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We only say Bismillah before what is good.

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