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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim continuing with our discussion on the tangible and the reflection of the Noble Quran. Today we look at how to reflect on the verses of the Noble Quran. Now in order for us to understand, we must take into account that the the verses of the noble Koran have been categorized under different titles and under different headings. So once we have the broad structure in our mind, it's easy for us to navigate through the verses of the noble Koran and understand how they are structured. So broadly speaking, if you look at the verses of the Quran, they would either fall into one of the following categories. Either it will fall under a key be a year Milla at the
scale of a yarmulke basically means where Allah speaks of the previous nations. Allah draws an example from the outcome and Allah tells us, you don't do what they did, because they did not obey and this was their outcome. Today you are given a chance to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala don't follow in their footsteps, for if you will follow in their footsteps. The same will happen to you What happened to them? So if you look at the verses in the Quran, Allah speaks about this in various places. Was Kuru is gyla, Kampala for a mimbar the Camino was there the Configure Hulkbuster button first guru Allah, Allah Allah Allah,
Allah speaks about the nation of know that look, we made you successes after the nation of no once they were destroyed, and we gave you strength and we gave you a lot of bounties of Allah. We are giving you the opportunity to be successful don't follow in the footsteps of the nation of Noah. In another place Allah says what Guru is jar the kimono mimbar they are odd, what the what a configurable that is what I mean so who have posuere on watton Hey tunel je Bella Buta fez Kuru Allahu when a when a Tara fulfill all the musi Deen again Allah speaking to the people at large and saying that look, there was a nation before you the nation of odd Allah gave them great strength,
great power, great might. They were able to carve out two aliens from the mountains and they were had a lot of other strength and capabilities. They did not obey a law we destroyed them. Ally Same to you. We are giving you an opportunity. Don't follow in their footsteps. There's many other verses. I'll just take one more here.
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these were the nations of the past, study, what led to the
what led to the rise and also study what led to the decline. And in the is an example for you in there is a lesson for you. If you are reading the story of, let's say, qarun.
Allah says we gave him a lot of wealth, a lot of wealth, but he was arrogant, we destroyed him, we destroyed him. So today I also need to reflect if Allah has given me a lot of wealth, if Allah has given me a lot of prosperity, I also need to show thankfulness and gratitude to Allah. If I'm not thankful to Allah, Allah is capable of destroying me along with my wealth, just as he destroyed car route with his wealth. So that's the first group of iots first group of verses in the Quran wherever you read, you would see that Allah is reminding you of the nations of the past and allies reminding you have the incidents of the past and allies telling you take a lesson from there. So that's one
way of reflecting on the verses of a law by looking at the examples of the past. When you have the second category or the second group, you know versus and that is a key Ruby, Allah Allah.
Taking lesson through the different bounties of Allah that Allah speaks about in the Quran. So here, under this chapter, whenever you read any bounty of a law you must reflect, for example, Allah says, For a Toma and levita Shara Boone and Enza al Mohammed Al Muslim National monzi Loon. Do you not see the water that you are thinking? Are you bringing it down from the clouds or are we better
uni down for you. Low inertia or jaren. No judging fellow Natasha Quran. Allah says if we want to make this water unpalatable if we want to make it sour, if you want to make it better, who can change it? Why don't you be thankful to Allah? So here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us of his bounties and his favors upon men. And the lesson behind that is, think about these favors of Allah and become thankful. Don't be arrogant. Don't be fooled by your capacity and your capabilities. So there's many other verses like this in the Quran. This second group of verse verses are known as the bounties and the favors of a lot. There's a lot of verses it speaks about this,
Allah says, was Bhavani Komiyama who mo da hiroto mo about Tina, we've completed our favours upon you internally and externally and we blessed you in this way in that way. So all these verses speaks about the blessings of Allah and
the great bounties that we enjoy in our life.
The third group of verses in the Quran is a skill building motive of Baroda and that is to
remind us of death and what is to happen after death through the Noble Quran. So if you look at the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, yo Ma, even Carl insane one Allahu vicara Yoko de la Tania called them to the hayati and other verses also of the Noble Quran, where Allah says on the day of the AMA, this is what will happen on a day of gamma. This is what the outcome will be for a certain person. This is our person who's going to pass away. And this is our personal agenda. There's our personal being jahannam. And these are the conditions of the people of Jenna and the dwellers of Jenna. And this is the punishment of the dwellers of the hellfire. So those verses basically speak
about death, and what is to happen after death. So I'm basically creating a broad structure for you under which you can understand the different verses of the novel. And
then moving on the fourth group of verses is, whoa, look,
there is character under this category, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the high morals that a believer is ought to have, while attempt shifting out of the Mara ha, don't walk arrogantly when you are walking outside and when to stop your hot Daiquiri nurse, when somebody is talking to you don't turn your face away from them. And likewise, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives other instructions in the Quran will tell me Zoo and fusa comala tend to be low carb, and also says, well, it just says Who? Well I have the bar to combine. All this is to do with the hook the character, the moral refinement of a person. So under this category of verses in the Quran, you will find a lot of panel or dialogue
discussing the different hula, or the different characteristics that a person is ought to have in his life. So that's another group of verses. Then you have the fifth category of verses and that is
our call it a call it basically means belief systems or dogmatic practices as they say, where you speak about the belief systems of
a society. So as Muslims you believe that Allah is one who Allahu Ahad allies when there is none equal to him, Allahu Samad allies independent lemmya lead whatever you will lead, Allah does not beget not noisy Bickerton whenever McCullough Hakuna had and no one is like him in the world. So laser chemistry Shea and there are many other verses that speaks about the creed and the belief system of meaning in the world.
Likewise, there are other verses in the Quran that speaks about these accreta or the Accord of the Aleutian altamar then you have another category another group of verses and that is
calm. Now, calm basically means laws. Laws.
If you are in need of we'll do that use water wave
Quantum Genova and Fatah Haro, and if you are in a state of impurity and you need a whistle, then you need to make a whistle. And from Sahabi Joe Hickam ID COMM And there are many other verses of the Noble Quran that speaks about injunctions fic jurisprudence. So broadly speaking, these are the categories of the Quran under which the verses have been grouped.
Now, in order to reflect on the Quran, there are certain guidelines you must keep in mind. If you look at the categories that I mentioned today, where Allah speaks of the nations of the past, Allah speaks about his favours, Allah speaks about death and what is to happen after death. Allah speaks about morals, Allah speaks about his greatness, all these categories are fine for us to reflect on.
But when it comes to the issue of al Qaeda, and when it comes to the issue of ACA meaning the injunctions of the Quran then we don't, we don't traverse on this path, we don't go into this part of the Quran because for that you require scholarly
you require the academic background to understand the verses of this particular groups, or this particular grouping of ayat. So broadly speaking, when you are studying the Quran, the verses will fall in either of these categories. It's safe for us to understand and reflect upon this versus just when it comes to issues of jurisprudence when it comes to the issues of al Qaeda, and other intricate mosyle. Then we don't go into those discussions that we leave for the scholars and those who have the academic background to understand and interpret the verses of the Noble Quran. And the last point I'm going to mention today is that there is a difference between understanding the Quran
and interpreting the Quran. Allah has called for us as general layman and for the ordinary folk to understand the Quran and not interpret the Quran. interpretation is for the people with academic background and understanding of the Quran is for everyone the general message Mashallah
it's like a person who buys a motor vehicle, he has the understanding of how to operate the vehicle, he understand how to go forward, how to go, how to reverse how to turn, how to open the bonnet, how to use the different functions of the car, that much knowledge is sufficient for him. But this ordinary folk or this ordinary person does not have the intricate knowledge of how the engine works. And if there's a fault in the engine, he will not be able to solve it in order to understand the finer workings of the car in order to understand the final components of the car that is then referred to the mechanics and the people who have the academic understanding and who have the
practical understanding of how a motor vehicle is,
is put together. That's their forte and ordinary person should not delve into that he must stick to drive in the car and function in the car. But beyond that is not his forte. Likewise in the Quran also, when we are called upon to reflect on the verses of the Quran, Allah is telling us to reflect on how the nations of the past were destroyed, reflecting the favours of Allah, reflecting the greatness of Allah reflect about death and what is to happen after death. Reflect on the models that we are discussing the Quran. But when it comes to jurisprudence, when it comes to upgrader leave it for people with academic knowledge, so that's an important way of the double or making or making
the study of the Quran May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all army