Art of Reflecting over the Quran Tadabbur
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Allah describe the Quran as does this. What did he say? He didn't say it's my word Subhana. He said, SN and Hadith, the best form of speech. Don't you tell anyone that I'm going to tell you the best words you've ever heard?
Because that's not what Allah said. Unless you're saying what? Quran everything else comes second, third, fourth, same thing when you talk about stories. Not gonna tell her I'm gonna tell you the best story. No, there's only one best story. And that is so you're so funny. Sarah. Right and if lamb Ratan carrier to Kitab, removing nakasu alayka axonal Kasasa. So the best story is Sydney also the best words is the Quran. And then what he described it, Madani watershed, Allahu Allah, is that us? And how do you think you tell them? What a Shabbiha Mitanni there's a lot of similarity. There's a lot of repetition. And the Quran again, those of you who memorize you know, this is one of the
obstacles with Russia we had it's a whole science you. But that's okay. This is what I'm not, I am not in the process of memorization, or I don't have a problem with the memorization. The second part is for every single person of you in this room, young and old. Duck shy Roman who dude, what happens to your skin?
Do you get goosebumps when you hear the Quran?
That's what it is, as well of last saying, we get goosebumps for so many things. But do I get goosebumps when I hear the Quran?
And I'm going to show you the signs that you get the goosebumps because you can all claim. Do you have it?
And if you have it Alhamdulillah if I don't, what is the question? Why not?
Why some people Allah describe them? Yes. And why me not? And I say this to myself before anybody. I always say Allah did not give saying that a worker four eyes, and three years and two hearts now are saying no more, or all the legendaries that you and I know say that I should say the Hadiya? No, they gave them and I was gonna come to it in a second also. So tuck shale, you're going to put a big question mark in your notes. Do I have goosebumps when I listen to the Quran?
So why not?
Why not? Who can answer me? I never teach students without interaction.
Because not at the booth. Okay, because there's no contemplation. Well then why no contemplation.
Like, let's come to here, memorize this one. By the way, there is a very beautiful book. I took most of it from it. It's in Arabic. I don't think it is yet. Translated. It's a very small book, I actually brought it with me. It's called McPhatter morality that the Buddha Quran it's a contemporary book. It's written like five, six years ago. It's very small. I'll show you at the end is the keys to contemplate of the Quran. So I it's really helped me in my presentation out of the Amana of, of knowledge. So there is a three things when I read the Quran, when I don't get goosebumps when the beautiful Imam just recited there's three issues either the Quran itself
or it's the way the Quran is being coming to me. Or it's me. Am I right? So either the Quran or it's as we call it the way or it is the receiver so let's go with this. Let's go first the Quran. Okay, what did Allah say about the Quran? That's in surah? Two hedger in anachronism that Decra
Allahu Allah have your own We have sent down here Allah called the Dhikr which is a form of remembrance and we have preserved it why did I put this slide?
How old is this Quran?
Very old. Why?
Because no it's not know how to cut. There is no dots. Right? When were the dots added to the Quran
see how many questions you don't know the answer. What is your what is most chapter wha
Right. Is it that time of Roswell is Otto Sinha? No. Later on you go and learn.
I'm just going to build a bit hard on you because I want you to be awake. So go. It's way late. It's later. Right? And then it's maybe maybe 100 years old. Right.
And did you read this today? It's Friday. Yes, this is the common Quran you and me pick. So it's the same
Am I Am I right? hamdulillah so why the people before
when they read the Quran and I'll share with you some they were very different from you and me. So can I blame the Quran?
Everybody? I want to hear it hamdulillah so what is the problem?
I need you to think that's exactly how we learn is by thinking, what is the problem? So when you and I picked the Quran in through two weeks, let's say today, or definitely in Ramadan be it Nila daily. I'm not gonna say this is hard. I can't understand it, because it's the same. So let's see what is the other problem?
That's the Quran right? And this one is with Teskey.
This is the way
What do I mean by the way? That's what you have to tell me.
I think I got your attention 100.
I think I did. This is exactly how it is. You have to keep asking them put them on their tiptoes. What is the way?
I didn't say yes or no.
Okay, what is that?
What is that? That's an old thing. What is that? Receiver? See? If you were born after 2000, you'd have no idea what is that?
So if you didn't know you're young, let's put it this way. Hunger. Right? So either the way or the receiver because we agreed the Quran didn't change. And Allah said it, and no one has a duct Bismillah what is that?
So it's the receiver.
The receiver is the heart is the heart is the problem, or it's the way is the problem.
Let's say let's let's take let's see the brothers first. Is it the heart? Or it's the way the heart so the way is absolutely fine.
Don't change your don't change it right away. Be confident in your answer. So yes or no. So it's only the heart is the issue by Bismillah.
How many say both?
I hate to say this, the sisters are much smarter.
is actually it's absolutely both.
Look at this picture everybody.
And tell me what you see. Tell yourself what you see.
Many things you're going to see right? Some will tell me this is three some told me this is sunset. Some telling you this is scary. Some says this is so serene. No, I'm there is a reason why I'm telling you this. It's the same picture. Are you with me? It's the same picture. But I'm looking in it if I look right away and move I say you know what? It looks like this is an older trees and I move. If I spend a little bit more time I'm going to start seeing beautiful color. Look at the green. Look at the blue. Look at how the sky somebody else say Well, that's a painting this is not real. Because the sky whenever it gets that color, am I right? And if I have more time, you're
probably going to give me 20 things. Okay, I think I got your attention hamdulillah
so it's time to change how we look at the Quran.
When you open the Quran, exactly like the page, the picture I just showed you.
Five people you put an Fatiha in front of them. Everybody knows a fat Yeah. hamdulillah and from one to five, someone will sob and cry.
Someone will start wondering, another person will think the other person next.
And you see this interval we all have you. Right? When the imam is reading beautifully, it's the same Quran. It's the same verse, and you said Allahu Akbar, and you put and then the person next to you, sobbing and crying, and you say what is it?
And sometimes they don't know how to be I noticed I've seen it. And you say what is it? It's the same why I'm not moved you to get my point. So it's time to change. How do I change? Number one?
Is you how you look at the Quran. This is the first way look at the Quran as this
is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala we are the ummah of the Quran.
We are the only nation the only human beings on this earth walking, that Allah gave them a book that didn't change. And why did I say your blessing? Every word I'm going to say I'm going to bring you verse from the Quran is not my word.
What did Allah subhanaw taala said in the
First verse you read today it's Juma.
What did he say? The first verse in Surah calf, it's in front of you. Alhamdulillah for what? Praise Allah for what? Uh huh. When do you say Alhamdulillah? When are we taught to say Hamdulillah? When there is a blessing, you see, you say, Oh, I just had a baby. I was like a hamdulillah Right? Or for example, I just got a job. I just got an interview any of the duniya Halal things, and Allah used it Alhamdulillah Allah De Anza Allah Abdi hit Kitab
it's a blessing. Look at the Quran as a blessing. Don't look at the Quran as a book, although Allah called the the book, and here you are. So number one is a blessing
to this needs to be engraved in your hearts before your brain, everyone, young and old, and specially the youth who are memorizing and struggling.
Yeah, it's a challenge. Do you think this is another advice I was given? You think Allah will give you his words just like that.
Of course you're going to struggle, but it's the words of Allah. And then you probably have heard me because I've said this online is was my first hedge when I moved to study. And the share who was with us a share of globe I used to call him is literally a share of the hearts. His his knowledge is is phenomenal. But everything speaks pure spirits to the heart, literally like a spear when to your heart. And he used he taught us the first day in hunch for I'm sorry, first day minute, open the Quran anywhere, teaching us anywhere. Okay? And he said Don't look. Don't read, just put your finger on it and say how that Colombo be.
Say this is the word of my Lord
is going to be completely different. The way you look at the Quran, the way you interact, even the way you carry it. The way you put it humbler we still have this. We glorify the Quran, but it's different when I see it, not as a Quran only I see is the words of ALLAH, like when you're reading Alhamdulillah he led the answer. He said it Subhana
he said it Subhana so the words of ALLAH and who said so Allah said it. This is in surah Tober when how dominant Mushrikeen STR aka yawata Is Mark and I'm Allah.
This is I think, verse number six. If any of the disbelievers say is seeking refuge, give them refuge. So they hear the word of Allah, Kala Mala, and this is actually the verse that all the scholars agree they use it and Quran is Quran Allah
so look change how you look, it's a blessing. It's the word of Allah Santana what is that?
What does compass do?
Allah can I hear it again? Guide guide you with
the right direction Kuebler everybody has the right direction you have it right. So I use it to guide me to where I need to go right. Okay.
What is Allah said? This is the first second verse in Surah Baqarah I didn't get you anything from the real not very well known verses what is this? Who can read it? Yes, please go ahead. MashAllah loud so everybody can hear you.
Stand up my beauty Mashallah.
Ma sha Allah to allah God Allah may Allah makes you from those who are Mati who the Quran is a guide for you.
There is I needed to pay attention.
There is a hidden indication in here who will be guided who the Quran will be their compass.
al metalcon Are you am I that's a whole different story. I talked about it last Tuesday. In our series before Ramadan Taqwa. The more I am Allah conscious put it as Allah conscious. Never say it's fear. The more I am Allah conscious his words will be my compass will be my GPS. We all use GPS these days. hamdulillah it's Nygma made our life very easy. Holdenville multiplane the Quran is a blessing.
The Quran is the word
Allah and the Quran is your guide
do we use the Quran as our guide
I haven't a lot people are honest
honestly, we don't
maybe every now and then you know one
please forgive me if I am wrong please say it actually it will be perfect. This is how I learned also
well weddings and funerals we we don't use it as a guide because it's a habit it's a habit to any any calf you will read Quran if there is someone who's you're going to give condolences peolple read Quran there's nothing wrong with that. But that's not guide when do I use it and I refer to the Quran when I want to prove my point. And sometimes my point is please forgive me is wrong. And what I am using from the Quran is not applicable to what I am saying. But I use it to my how I remember the receiver don't forget the receiver.
what is this? This is a Hadith of Roswaal is Surah to Sarah, and this is actually a headband and also Philippa Bharani he said how Raja Alina rasool Allah saw to Sarah for color apps you were app Shiro Elisa to show Luna Allah Hi Lola what Nia rasool Allah Allah Now Paula, for him to handle Quran sub thought often will be a dilla what our offer will be ad COMM For intercom learn today Lu Whelan tactical bad Yahoo Aveda.
So that's a hobby said Hola, Swati Sato Sam came out to us. And he said Glad Tidings Glad Tidings be happy. If you want to use our current words, be happy. And he said don't you witness that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah and I am meaningful Rasul Allah is AutoSum His messenger and they said yes.
What is he telling them?
This line that I'm gonna translate also write it down. You need to remind yourself when you get bored with the Quran, he said up Shiro, what up Shiro, good news, glad tiding be happy. And he said it twice. Why?
Because once you believe in Allah, and you believe in the Roswaal as autosen you're Muslim, the Quran is your book. And he said this Quran, think of it when you pick up the Quran. This Quran, one end
is with Allah in the hand of Allah as befits him Subhana and the other end is in your hand
in your hands.
And then he told them this, you will never go astray as long as you have it. Have a community not habit habit.
That's how I need to look at the Quran, my guidance, my GPS, my compass, my blessings, and the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala
very simple question.
Who can answer me
Why do we read the Quran? I
think I made you really think well today 100 Like why do we read the Quran? Yes. What is your name by the way? Adam Masha Allah Adam, your name is repeated in the Quran. Yes, by higher Adam. And you look like you Masha Allah studied the Quran from the way you recited to Baraka Allah, may Allah bless your parents. I mean, why do we read the Quran? Yeah
I can hear you
so we go to Jana. One of the quickest way to go to the nearby either way, yeah, there is no detours no traffic light, just right away.
And that's what he said Adam, it's an act of worship. I don't look at the Quran is an act of worship. If I asked you before I put this slide and I will say what is the act of worship? What is the communist answer? I'm gonna hear Salah ha Zakah fasting Hajj
No, I'm talking to Allah now because I put it
but in general exactly what you answered me and we have missed please forgive me. 90% of the acts of worship
is forgiving somebody is act of worship. I want to hear it. So don't why don't we do it?
Is saying nice words is an act of worship, with the right intention.
And reading the Quran, even if you don't know Arabi Eve
If you are struggling in fact if you're struggling you're better than me and Adam
because the person who reads recite the Quran well like he did mashallah like the sheikh mashallah mas separeted Quran is with my Sephora and Baroque Quran as a Roswaal is Otto Sinha he marsh in sha Allah hiya Adam. And they are actually going to Jeannette with the angels with a pure angels but the one and that's what he was like WHAT ABOUT TO ME?
Like you everybody will say what about to me I mean I can I'm trying I'm 70 years old I never know how to be I just accepted this now what is going to happen to me? Well whether you tax bill Quran the one who really struggle with the Quran to rewards not one too
so number one when you pick it up, and I wish we implement this in our homes, you know, we push Did you pray? Did you pray? Did you pray Hamdulillah that you didn't fast Ramadan? You were
right. We need to have the same way. Did you read your Quran today? Not because he's a half of not because it's school and they have an exam that's not for Allah. I need to do it because it's an act of worship. Read the Quran is an act of worship when you get bored. And we do that's how such shaitan comes to us. It's an act of worship. Number two is the biggest reason why it was revealed. And it's the major shortcoming we all have. Do you agree with me? Show me hands? How many of us say we do not act by the Quran?
Actually, I'll put two if you if you allow me. Can you give me an example?
Other than Adam,
anybody? You all agreed? I fully agree with you, in our masajid in our homes, in our institutes in the street as a Muslim in my workplace as a Muslim man or a woman.
Give me an example. Yes.
Who and Santa? Why did you want to the hardest thing?
I'm talking about daily life now.
Unity may allottee. Word you? Yes. Gossip? These are the most common
gossip. Does anyone have any doubt about the idea that is more common idea has no no question or misunder? Or more than May Allah forgive me not miss but more than one meaning? No, this idea doesn't have more than one meaning what is it? What are your bah, bah, bah Wallah. Those of you who know Adobe what kind of fella is this?
Now here are mafia. It's going to negate or it's going to tell you don't do don't do now here because the the fear the action the verb after it is much zoom. Well on your tab, do not backbite is that clear? If you translate has many translation. No, you go to any translation you read is going to be the same. Do not back bite. Yes. Agreed. So why do we do it?
And you know what's worse?
What did I say?
Well, then yes, you bet you backbite for sure. And if it was not true, you actually slander him or her
act by it.
And this is the beautiful word to Al Hassan Rouhani has sons in law Vd is the grandson of rasool Allah salatu salam, the great great grandson of Roswaal is autosen He said the following or if this statement you've got here will be if Carl Quran mana hack. Read the Quran as long as it is preventing you
otherwise you didn't read it?
You didn't read it
don't tell me how many hotma you're planning in Ramadan honestly I careless
tell me what did the Quran changed you in Ramadan?
You read the Quran one time or 10 times may Allah make it 100 times I mean you in the day one of Ramadan you did this whatever this is clear in the Quran. Allah says don't do it. And they 30 in their aid, are you still doing it? Then you didn't read the Quran? That's what he's saying. You didn't read the Quran
now to the bore or tafseer now I'm coming to what I want I'm gonna go a little bit quick because I think you study you you have in your program what is tafsir right and this is actually from the book of Chef Yasser all the in a very nice book about the science of the Quran. I found this as the
easiest to understand. So there's two meanings for the word Tafseer. Either fissara or our Sephora. Basically explain, expound, interpret, interpret, expose, uncover, so this is all, but this is not contemplation.
Right. And tafsir is very well known, this is a NAB love nabasa this four kinds of tafsir everyone speaks Arabic will understand those who are really knowledgeable will know, only real knowledgeable and there is parts of the Quran no one knows but Allah Yes.
Can I finish
by so let's go to the dubber same idea I put for you. The reason the Quran was revealed to you and to me and to every Muslim on this planet, is to contemplate the same picture I put for you in the beginning. When you look at the page of the Quran, think of the picture I put for you. What is this? What did he mean? And when you say what and why you're not questioning, it's Allah Who wisdom? No, but you're telling yourself What is Allah telling me here? What is he saying? Right? So look at this, what is this?
So here you are. This is a man sitting by himself. Whether it doesn't matter, where are you, but when you sit alone with no phone, and no distractions, and you're looking at something and you're trying to see more than what everybody else see and see how he is focusing. The same thing if I asked you, but because of the sake of the time, you're going to tell me beautiful sunrise or could be sunset. Look at the dry
plants or the the he's just behind him. Look at the valley, look at the green you can see so many things. Unless you're going to spend time sitting with no distraction. You're not going to see anything other than than a man sitting.
Is the point becoming clear? Yes, inshallah. So basically what is the double?
Right, this is what it is. It's the comprehensive reflection that leads you to semantics of the word what does the really the word mean? And their distant goal, what did Allah want me to do?
What should happen to me when I read the Quran, contemplate and reflections on the verses of the Quran that's another meaning of it, to understand, to realize the meaning, the wisdom and what is meant by is not like I say I had this word, because in Jana Institute, we had memorization for the girls. And now we have only for the adult for the woman. I said, You know what, they are beautiful birds, because they are saying the Quran and we made them understand word to word, but it didn't hit them yet. And I'll show you what it is when the Quran hits you. Is the Quran hard to understand.
I want to hear it hamdulillah
because that's what he said. Suparna
and one of the edits of the Quran I was taught from day one, don't you say this is a hard or a difficult surah chapter or verse. You're negating what Allah said.
See when you understand the meanings, because Allah said Hola, cardia Selena, we made it easy for ALMA Decker. Why you're not contemplating literally Allah saying to me, what is wrong with you? I made it easy. Remember the receiver, receiver and the way the way is when you spend time and in the next lecture in part two, I will go in detail about that on the way but here you go. So I'm not gonna say hard this hard is out of my vocabulary.
But it is not easy. Say it is not easy. But don't say hard. The way you look at it will be different. So how do I know that the Quran is affecting me?
How do I know that the Quran is what Allah wanted?
Or I really am contemplating. Very simple. Don't you don't have to study million courses? Yes.
What is this?
If you don't cry
when you read the Quran, or let alone when you listen to a beautiful resuscitation, the receiver has a problem.
You're not receiving
or the way is not clear.
because he said it.
And this is by the way, for the non believer, this is the People of the Book. This is the People of the Book who believed, and this isn't sort of tomorrow either way, they're semi mountains or Rasulullah Tara or you gonna have to feel Domina Dima, your Karuna Robina, Armineh *tard namah Shahidi you see them.
When I read this, I was like, why not me?
And these are non these are people of the book not Muslims sign number one, you cry? And if you don't cry, what do you do?
You fake it. And that's what he said that he is on auto center. Tobacco, he said it. He said it, you think of something that will make you sad till you get used to it. By the way, this is all training, especially this day and age we're so distracted, so hard to focus, we don't have time for two minutes to sit and focus, we're shattered. So you need if you don't, and ask Allah to give you a high known software, as as one of the scholars said, ask Allah to give you an eye that shed tears sifu means very heavy, and, and flowing.
Right? And this is a statement whomsoever was given knowledge, that will not make him cry, then he was not given the knowledge. Because Allah described knowledgeable people at people who cries
i hope this will change your your perception. That's the whole idea of this presentation. Okay, and the next thing is, you humiliate yourself to the words of Allah. When you understand you don't argue what is that? It doesn't mean I'm gonna have people argue with me about the Quran. They don't even know Arabi. They don't know the Arabic language, period.
And I was like, Can I argue about the French book? And I don't know French?
And they argue because what is Allah is saying doesn't go with that which what they want.
The receiver has a problem.
What is that?
What is it? I can't hear it.
and as a physician
does your heart wave?
Shake? Have you ever been scared? Show me hands.
As I was flying to yesterday, I absolutely said shad.
Yes, suddenly, you know, when they always tell you make sure when you're sitting keep your seatbelt. Because sometimes we get into a sudden turbulence, guess what?
Honestly, absolutely. I kept saying to Sudan and Libya, they saw to Sudan and I said to him Leah, at least I'm traveling for the sake of Allah Subhan Tada. I was actually honestly, you know, after I went to Turkey and saw the earthquake, I was like anything can happen any minute.
So this is the fear, I felt it spam. I was I was reviewing this and this happened and I was listening to Quran why our hearts are not like that. That's what I was saying.
This is enamel more Winona levena is our Luquillo Allahu wa Jeannot Kaluga when Allah is remember their heart Trumbull
we hear the dawn and we are talking the hotbar of Juma and we are eating
masajid I'm not talking about anywhere else. I'm talking about Masjid man and woman and especially my beloved sisters.
What does it do when you read the Quran?
What it should do?
That's a sort of Tober the end of Surah Toba where there are mountains Euro Surah caminho Mejia Kulu Monza to her the mana
au comes out to her the Imana when, when a verse is revealed, then I should say when I'm reading now it's no more of a revelation when I am reading and close the Quran read one is one verse, close the Quran, but three this one and say, Do I feel more connected to Allah? Am I more in love with Allah? Am I more in all of Allah I don't want to use the word fear because we have been scared enough.
Have I have anything in me changed? Or it's the same?
If it is not, then there believer description of me
As a question mark, I'm not talking about Octavia, I'm talking about external
I love this picture
look at this picture.
It's not the beauty of the colors.
What does this man has? I had this picture saved on my phone. I have this habit whenever I see a picture moves me I save it. It reminds me and I looked at it and say what does this man has? Ya Allah. This is in the middle of nowhere by himself prostrating to Allah, he probably look at the boat. If you probably go for prostration the boat will do like that.
Will you do it?
Right. He has Iman. Faith and strong. And this only happens
when I read the Quran. And I cry and I tremble. And I feel it. That's contemplation.
Otherwise, it's reading.
It's a bedtime story. It didn't change much in me.
This is all in solar terrarium. Allah describe them will let you know that. This is actually helpful. Well ADINA, Dookie Ruby, it will be him. Let me actually have some manga Indiana, that a bad Rama, the servants of the Merciful All this description Allah described at the end of Serato for on 25 One of them when they are reminded of the verses of the Quran is to be him. The verses of their Lord, they will not act like they are deaf.
Question mark these are all for everybody myself. Am I deaf? I'm not but am I really deaf? When I listen to the Quran
shift what's shift
this is in the next one does Aquila Highlands panic Allahumma will be handy a shadow unless a stockbroker was to booty sal Allahu Allah. So you know Muhammad, Allah Allah. He was habitus demon cathedral