Connecting With the Qur’an and Loving Al Aqsa
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah the brothers and sisters are Salam or Aleikum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. And welcome to the LM feed Podcast. Today I have a guest with me who is one of your favorites. I know it's one of your favorites because Al Hamdulillah one of our most, if not the most popular interview we've had on the MV podcast has been with her all the way from America. I have with me, Dr. Hofer, Yunus. Salam Alikum Dr. Haifa why they consider my Rahmatullah Well, I care too Okay, for how to care for it myself. Good to see you. Exactly. Lahiru May Allah subhanaw taala reward everything you do you and Brother of him for the island feed in May
Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us and may Allah Fantana live to this home. This test from the home from the whole nation from the whole earth. Yara ebme. So good to be with you again. Yeah, you too. I'm so excited. It's been like, over a year. Well, we were we were in the studio when we Subhanallah actually it's been it was before the pandemic. Exactly. Before it was my last trip outside the United States. was January My goodness, yeah, January 2020. Somehow Yeah. And then march 2020, Allah subhanaw taala tested us Subhan Allah Subhan Allah And now, since then, we've been doing these online, you know, so, in some ways, it's been we've missed the studio, you know, being able to
meet people face to face. But at the same time, there's been some blessing in it, in that we can have guests who we wouldn't usually, you know, be able to have unless they came all the way to the UK. So
Subhan Allah Dr. Haber, I don't know if you know, of course, you must have noticed that you the messages that you gave in the last podcast, about the Quran about HIV, all the encouragement you gave, we were overwhelmed with the number of brothers and sisters who contacted us and said that it made them set a new intention, you know, for memorizing Quran.
One of the great things about infeed viewers and listeners is that they love the Quran. And they love they love anyone who will connect them to the Quran. Isn't that correct? Brothers and sisters.
Brothers and sisters are
nodding with me right now.
But Dr. Hofer, we need your wisdom again. You know, subhanAllah, where? I don't know where to start, really?
Well, first of all, I'd really love to hear because I haven't heard from you. What have been your reflections about the pandemic, and about this unprecedented time in our I would say, maybe this in this whole century or in the last 100 years, you know?
Smilla hyung Lal salatu salam ala Rasulillah, WADA alihi wa sahbihi wa manhwa Weida hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. I live in life and I would love to share this word with everybody and I was taught this, that everything come from Allah pantalla is higher. Everything come from Allah Fontana is higher, it's good. We all have to start this is the starting point. The starting point is not why the starting point is not why what did I do? Or what did they do? Or this is a punishment or this is not a punishment. This is not how we should be.
This is not how the relationship with Allah subhanaw taala should be the relationship of Allah subhanaw taala and you know this very well, yeah. Fatima is the relationship of Abdullah with a Master. Yeah, a baddie. That's how Allah called us, we are His servants, and the servant and let alone with a human being. What about Allah and the exalted should never, ever question. Question The Master
and this is human beings. How about Allah subhanaw taala number one, number two, Allah taught us through His names, and this is where, if anything, we need to learn and live in these difficult time that went or Allah knows what is coming, that we need to learn about Allah subhanaw taala the hikma the wisdom when I say Allah al Hakim, I have to mean it. Otherwise I am a claimer when I say Allah, Al Hakim, and repeatedly in the Quran, you know that ultimate ultimate hacking Allah Aziz are hacking and hacking will I mean, why?
When he said, I know a lot. I am the Hakeem meaning
Everything he does and does not do allow and does not allow decree. And all. And delay is for instance, where I and you come in and I'm a servant, what do I know?
Yes, that's how we first start. How do I deal with this, any test, whether it is a global, whether it's a local, whether it's in my home, work me as a person. Number one, everything come from Allah subhanaw. Taala is higher, is absolutely beautiful. And I have to train myself. It's not easy. It's not easy, but it is absolutely beautiful. If I can, another word I will say, it will make you live in a completely different way. If this is like you, let's let's give a parable from human beings. And when you know, somebody really cared about you, and somebody really loves you, and you have no doubt, and that person says something that you don't like, your immediate response, he didn't mean
it or she didn't mean I'm sure there is a good in it. That's human being. What about my Creator? So that's number one. What I learned number two, and I hope what I learned, I'm not going to say about anyone stays with me, because that's the whole idea of a test, I change my relationship with my Creator change. Number two, how weak how insignificant I am. How no control I have. Because Allah blessed us with a lot of technology and changes rapid that's made us a human being feel we are in control.
And I always remind myself this special everybody, almost everyone drive, or have been in a car and you go into the car and what is the car these days your fault him? Right? It's all about buttons, you press this, you don't press this, you do that you do this. So I think I'm in control. And Allah taught us the hard way. That's an insignificant creature of Allah subhanaw taala that I cannot see. And we didn't know what it is changed completely my life. I will use this word controlled my life control how I was when I leave. What when do I stay at home? What should I do? What do I where? Right? So that's number three. So number one, there's a wisdom Allah has a hotkey to, I'm
insignificant, three, no one will change it unless he allows it. Don't we ever think is because we are very smart. And we have the vaccine. And we found out this treatment and that's true. You allowed it and he allowed it after a while. You always ask why not after a month we could find this technology. Why after three months why the vaccine didn't come to December
the heck my Hola Hola. Hola has that hurricane. He has those things in the right time in his wisdom. This is number three. Number two, after I learned all this, and this is what should have been. I don't know if it happened yet to Politeama did I change? And I'm going to always speak about myself. I'm not going to speak with anyone. Did I change? Am I closer to Allah? Am I less this obedient to Allah? Am I less focused on me and myself and family and money and wealth? Am I more connected to Allah subhanaw taala Kenny, I said this to myself what else he would do? He took Makkah Medina, Hajj or Umrah massage from us in a second.
So what did we do?
Better? Are we better?
Think that's more if we have
and we reflect on these five. And in case we are not yet Alhambra, they still have time. And Allah accepted. There's still time
to Saki La Jolla and for for your reflections and your advice. I think you're you're so right. I hope brothers and sisters listening have written those points down. And you know, one thing I like to do is get a journal and write questions like that down and then ask myself you know, and honestly answer and reflect where am I? You know, with regards to these questions, I hope our brothers and sisters will write those down and do some reflection and inshallah I will as well to Saki la Ferran Dr. Hofer.
Dr. Hofer another
another area that we would love to
glean your wisdom in. And you know, the situation is always changing rapidly. So it's hard to keep up, you know, but I think in all
Have our hearts and minds at the moment is must do the Luxor is all the people of Palestine.
And well, you know, once in a while it comes back into the news. There's some kind of provocation. There's some kind of fitna, and, of course for them, it's an ongoing struggle for us, we just hear about it sometimes.
Dr. Hofer, it can be very emotional for us, you know, like, watching and seeing our brothers and sisters, being hurt, being treated in such an inhumane and brutal way, you know, I mean, it really Subhanallah you know, my husband saw me crying one day, when I was looking at just reading and looking at what was going on and, and he said, This is he said, you know, this crying that we're seeing people, people just openly crying openly being so like, affected. This is a sign of iman, you know, it reminds us that we are alive, actually, that we care about our brothers and sisters all the way on the other side of the Earth. Maybe we are from a different ethnicity, we are from a different
cultural background, we've got nothing in common except that we are believers
Subhanallah those are just some of the things that I've been thinking about.
please tell us you know, especially for the for the younger generation,
why is martial arts are so important. And what are your reflections about how we as Muslims
should be processing this because Dr. Shiva sorry, just to elaborate a little bit more. Of course, I've had guests and I have people who I talk to and we talk on a political level, you know, we can talk about what activism we can do this and that. But what about on a spiritual level? You know, what is it how should we be processing this for a lot of brothers and sisters? I think it's like Subhan Allah Jonnie.
When will the Mercy of Allah come you know, they might be thinking like this exam?
I don't know if it's appropriate to say this you know.
Exactly know exactly La Jolla. This is true. This is to actually say You know,
before say no more Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran
in surah Al Baqarah, we just left Ramadan so we shot love we are still connected to the Quran and has septum and tat halogen. Do you think you will antigen What am I ethical motto Latina Hello woman public and you will not be tested. This is to Rasul Allah, he sought to live the people before you message will Betsa Obara, they were tested with that set with difficulties with diseases with affliction Ebola, things you don't like.
symptomatic Hello Jana Allama, Atacama taro Latina Holloman publikum masala but salvadora was zero. They were shaking, the earth under them are shaking, but they were totally shaken. And then what's what's the word I want to say now? Like Hatay Akula Rasulullah Dena Amande OMA, they reached a point or Rasul and Rajouri salatu salam and then the believers around him, what are they the caliber of Satan Abu Bakr and say Norma, Mata and masala when is the victory of Allah is coming? So don't feel this question is,
I would say inappropriate, right? But what I need as I'm asking this question, I need to know the answer because Allah immediately answered What did he say Allah international law he carried virtually the victory of Allah is close. Now you're gonna tell me what's close. It's been going on for 50 years more than that now it's actually 70 And I'm gonna say when they almost end up bicker coefficient, it may matter I'll do one day that we count is 1010 on loss Hunter one day I'm sorry, in a loss counting is 1000. What we count. That's why whenever we go through difficulty in general, let alone what we have been seeing. Starting point is what I started the first thing, don't forget
that the one who controls is Allah, the One who changes Allah and the one who allows us Allah. That's the start point. Now why was he the Aqua?
My answer is how can I not feel about 10 Masjid OXA is not about Palestine is not about Palestinian is not about Arabs, it's Muslims. It's all of us.
To me, enough to me Subhan
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this is not a matter again, we are extremely important for all of us Muslims to one this is not about Palestinians and Arabs and Jews. It's me it's my it's my it's my religion. It's me, it's my mosque. It's like Mackay, of course I will cry. Of course I feel it. Otherwise, honestly, and this is beautiful word you said the apothem Yes, my heart is a lot. And my Iman is there when I feel sad. The RMB and sometimes in my dua I say your lights your mosque, you know, because you feel so hopeless and you're not hopeless, helpless, helpless. What can I do one person and that's when I met to Allah said you're upbeat, it is yours. It's the most one of the most sacred, the beautiful sacred
legs and foot of Roswell risotto. Sam was there and you chose that place from all your earth and all your creation. You chose that place for him to ascend to you? He did not make him a cent from Africa. Isn't that interesting? He made him a cent from Medina. Why the heck went back to Al Hakim. So absolutely Masjidul oxide is something absolutely important for us. Muslims, as if I don't know if you have been blessed to visit Jerusalem. I have it's amazing city. Yeah, yeah. La, Yanni there is a road and now the one that leads you to a masjid oxides. Kotori cool Olam, the path of pain. That's where Jesus walked. When I was walking. I was like, wow, you know the feeding that it could
be saved now he says fruit was there. You read it in Arabic and
it's just very cool. And you probably can picture online. It's a very holy city. It's it's not a Jews. It's not a Christian is a non Muslim. It is all religion. But for us Muslims, all the roads if you paid attention, all the roads in the gates and into the Masjid.
Yes, it's amazing. It's, it's like it's like stepping back in time, isn't it? When you go into the actual old city? You literally feel like I can imagine the prophets here. I can imagine them and you know, really is like stepping back up to the cobblestones everything is unchanged. Yes. Human beings technology. Hamdulillah.
So, yes, as Muslims, young and old, and Masjid is part of my religion. It's not the front opinion. It's this school of thought that school of thought no, no, this is one of the basics. It was our first scribbler as well, right.
Exactly, yes. Not 100 logica for summer fell in one year Nicole Jett and Tara tablet and Tarawa also sorted Bacara we see that you are looking for a Kibler meaning where was the praying before that they were praying for Masjid OXA Masjid.
If you go to Medina and Hamdulillah, I'm sure a lot of the viewers that are listening to us we visited what is the smallest of two cobblers, that's when they were praying to OXA Allah. Allah subhanaw taala came and they moved to Makkah. So we as Muslims, I don't look at it as a political issue. As an issue. As a Palestinian I look at it, it's mine. It's my game. I have to have this or toward the masjid outside when I enter. And when you enter, you see all these gates and all this. unfortunate things. Of course, you bleed your heart bleed, but as your heart to bleed, you also have to remember Madonna's hola hola nostril like Kareem. And that's actually what the Palestinians
believe. And I've talked to many when I visited I prayed Ramadan taraweeh there was with the gods putting the, with their rifles, and I was you know, we're not used to these things. And in between, I was talking to one of the ladies next to me, I was like, how can you focus in your slider? And she said,
yeah, and he literally has no problem. No problem. So absolutely. It's very important for us, we have to feed it, we have to honor it. And we never belittle it.
We never make it small that it is one country or one nation or one part of the world issue. It's almost Yes.
And do you know why it's so important? Dr. Dr. Hayes, I'm so glad you're really emphasizing the Islamic pneus of it. Because some people they think, of course, like in order to create a consensus, and we want global support, they say, you know, it's a humanitarian issue. It's a humanitarian issue. Of course, we want all human beings to, to see that there's an injustice being done, and we want the help, okay, we want them to support us. But at the end of the day, the only bond, the only bond that is going to be thicker than anything, any other bond is the bond of brotherhood and the bond of Islam because Subhanallah who is going to give their life up for muster that, you know, who
is going to give their life up for their own brothers and sisters in Islam except the fellow Muslims, right? All the other, all the other bonds, whether it's Arab, or human rights, humanism, blah, blah, blah, whatever it is, right? We can see with our own eyes that those bonds are breaking down. Nowadays, right. Now, even the Arabs, they're breaking up into different countries. They're caring more about, you know, I'm an Egyptian. I'm an Emirati. If I can interject here. Yes. A little bit disagree with you. Is that okay? Yes, of course. Because you've made the point. But we need to clarify it. The point, the starting point, is that it's a Muslim issue
of injustice in it. As we as a Muslim, I need to defend injustice wherever it is, and I call people to defend injustice. So yes, I need I will have to ask anyone, Jews, Christians, non Muslims, that this is an injustice. If it happens to me today, it may happen to you tomorrow. And we as humanity, as humanity, we need to defend injustice, having said that, I don't wait as a Muslim for others to act. That's where you come in.
To be the one who take the initiative, defend the initiative, and and call the others if they come healthy, or have been condemned. If they didn't, Allah has a reason I continue me. But it's absolutely it's a global because it's a global injustice. It's
part of it is exactly what everyone is talking about today is the apartheid of South Africa. Yes, a huge injustice. Everyone defended it. So we must we need to take the initiative in two things. Now, number one, as you mentioned, beautifully know what is in Majid, also for us as Muslims and the land.
The land is not only the master ox if you go to Masjid Omar. Right? Right across from the Church of
exactly. That's very holy for the Christians. Across from it. It's very holy for us. That's why this city is beautiful. It's amazing. So we as Muslims, absolutely, we have to feel it. Take the initiative, call everyone, and we are defending it because we're Muslim, and there is injustice. Absolutely. Yes. So I think we are in agreement octava the thing that I was trying to say, I've caught I'm saying that of course we are trying to bring a consensus and there is a consensus. I feel like this time round, there was more consensus than ever. But some people they try to say don't highlight the Islamic aspect. You know, I mean, like some activists, they like to downplay that. But
what I'm saying is no, that's so important, because,
you know, that's the thing that awakens, our, I think our fitrah our connection, you know, to our brothers and sisters, more than more than any other ways. Dr. Eva, human beings are so fickle. You know,
when when they unite based on other bonds, it's very easy for them to disunite when trumping some other thing comes along, some something more shiny, something more, you know, interesting, more,
more politically correct, whatever, you know,
quickly, human beings fall away from their allegiances based on other things. Exactly. When it comes to the bond of Eman. You know, it's the strongest that that's what I was trying to highlight. And this one, no one will disagree. There is nothing like the bond of Eman
There's no love like when you love for Allah supplanted every other love if you wanna use this term, every other love for whatever the reasons tried, it changes it goes
even Yes, exactly. Is that now exactly. Mom was children, bright husband and wife, brothers, sisters, children with mother or these tight bonds are not for Allah can change. But when the love is for Allah the bond is for Allah only. Nothing like this. Nothing compared to this. I see your point now exists. We are all together in this because that's what pleases us pantalla because we are Muslims and that's the Muslim issue. And the injustice is a Muslim issue. Because in a while we will add the USA that since otter Nahan Allah order in in you hear this every Friday, almost every Friday Allah order to justice and excellence. Yeah.
Dr. Hofer, you know,
when I was 16 years old, I went to Jerusalem for the first time
because I was a student in Egypt. And one day I was laying in bed, I was looking at a map on the wall of the Middle East. And I was looking at thinking, Mala is the Sinai there's Mount Sinai where Musa Ali salaam was. And there is Jerusalem is so close. And I was so like, suddenly, I was awake to the fact that I was very close to Jerusalem. So I said to my American flatmates, we said, oh, let's go to Mr. Luxa. We want to pray in mustard, the Luxor, you know, and my daddy's head. No, no, don't go a dog. You know, because he was back in London. And we just nobody could stop us. You know, we were so passionate. And we didn't care. You know, you know how you are when you're very young don't
care about any danger. You don't. So we got on a bus.
And eight hours later, we were in Jerusalem.
And Dr. Eva, I'm telling you this story, because I want to emphasize the brother and sisterhood. Yes. When we arrived there. We were, it was the middle of the night. We were just walking around on the streets. Because we were so foolish. You know, we didn't plan anything we just turned up. And you can imagine 16 year old 17 year olds on the streets in Jerusalem is everything shuts down that night. You know, it's not like Egypt where everything is, you know, alive all night.
And we were wandering the streets. Some Israeli started shouting at us. I don't know, maybe they were drunk, or I'm not really sure. And then
out of the blue, this Mercedes car comes, it stops in front of us. And this this man, we didn't we couldn't even tell if it was a Jewish man or an Arab man. Okay.
He looked, because, you know, sometimes people look very similar. But he said come in to my car. He said, You know, my name is Ambleside.
What are girls like you doing out on the street at this time? Okay. You know, because you are Muslim girls, he could see Yeah.
And at first, we were a bit worried. We didn't know like, should we trust him? But anyway, the long and short of it is Dr. Hayford that we ended up staying with his sister
for 10 days, okay.
In East Jerusalem near chef Jarrah, you know, one of the places that that is called a Serbia. And I think I really hope and I pray that I will say this, okay. And his family, because I think so we are is one of those places that was being bulldozed, you know, recently.
So Subhanallah he was such a lovely man. He, he, he fed us for 10 days. The best food, you know, he treated us like his daughters, he got us to phone, our fathers. He drove us to Machu Luxor every day to pray.
And we attended his daughter's wedding and, and I was just reflecting that the only bond, the only reason, you know, he had to really care about us was out Islam and immediate connection, you know, immediately I'm his daughter immediately. He is protective over us. Subhanallah so, you know, I really feel that one of the great blessings we have as Muslims is we can go anywhere on this earth and we have our brothers if we have our brothers and sisters. We have safety Hamdulillah you know, we have your right this is I was about to comment, this is this should be this is something
Do you want to send me? You know, over seven?
Zakka? What is it is a traveler who comes in the city? He knows nobody, right? Yes.
This is exactly how it is. This is how how sound is all about it. And I'm glad you brought this beautiful story, honestly, because
that is their own lines is still inhaled. We are still in with all what is happening around them. But there is a lot and there's only one reason this happened. Because you're almost done enough when you walk in a street, even here in the States, and you see a woman wearing hijab, you don't know her, looks at you and smile and use my Solomonic. What is beautiful, this gives me joy. You know what I'm saying? I'm doing and also it tells you the nature of the people of Palestine, you know, subhanAllah the brothers and sisters in Jerusalem, the type of people they are, you know, the generosity that and you know, Dr. Eva, people used to say to us, don't go to martial arts or don't
go to Jerusalem in Egypt. They used to say don't go to Jerusalem, because when you enter you have to pay the Israelis you have to you know, so there was some fatwas that you shouldn't go Yeah. Yeah, but then we Yeah, that was one opinion and but then you know, the hadith of Rasul Allah so SLM kept, because we were drillable uhm, you know, so we, we were studying that hadith and the Hadith said, if you really had
a lot on my surgeon, you shall not talk to said that you should not pack but for three years. And he said
he had he was saying this in Medina. And let's do the haram for Majora saw. So exactly. So so that had the if we were like, the Prophet sallahu wa salam emphasized it so much. Like, you know, it's timeless. So we we wanted to go. And in fact, when I go ahead, I'm sure when when we did go, our brothers and sisters in Palestine said you must come and you must tell the whole Ummah, when you go back, come to Michigan Luxor, because when you come it's one of the biggest
signs, you know, to the occupying forces, that the Muslim ummah is watching the Muslim all my cares about this Masjid Laakso you know, Subhan Allah. So I have to share two stories with you, please, my most recent trip and I was blessed to visit more than once. One is a young man. And I'm talking about young man, I will say I didn't say a boy. He was 10 years old. But
the word boy is not him. He's a younger man. So when you come out of the masjid, the doxa, there was Friday. And the gates usually people, the locals sell fruits, the fruits in Jerusalem. It's amazing. So I wanted orange, because like, and as I was going out there was an older man, I asked him, he said, My son is selling it outside Bibles, Zara. It's one of the doors of images that you come out on the left all the guards on Friday, they were military government with their rifles, and on the right, exactly across this young nine year old boy. Right. And I said, I want half a kilo. You know, I was like by myself, so I didn't want to have too many as just a little bit. And now I remember
actually, although it was not in the summer, but that day was very hot. I can tell you how hot it was. And here I am, you know you come from the state you live in comfort Subhanallah and I looked at him and he was putting it so professional nine year old. Okay. And and he was sweating.
And I looked at him and after I and I said Aren't you hot?
Right? And my heart was bleeding. This is a nine year old, looked at me and he said, Look at the faith. Yes, sir. Ha Allah in the Palestinian slang, Allah who will make it easy. I looked at myself I became this size now
with the guards with soldiers having rifles pointing to exactly. I mean, if they decide they want to shoot his dad, he's doing his so professionally amazing. Secondary story tells you about the people. And this was also coming out from Asia. You walk through the Old City, and I wanted to buy a milk after I show you right after I show everything close. Yes. So they were absolutely killing. It's a small shop but convenience store, a 15 year old and a 10 year old. The 10 year old was cleaning I don't know who's the owner who's what. So I opened the and I picked up the milk and I was coming to pay and I saw the young boy cleaning and I
I looked and I picked up a chocolate. And the young boy looked at me no.
And I said, Yeah, it's a gift. He looked as then I know, this is his boss. And the boss was looking and I said, it's okay. Give it to him.
He said, Okay, so this is a 15 year old, right? So I said, and you pick anything you want,
right? He didn't answer. You know what he did? He went to the fridge, opened it picked up a bottle of water came to me and says, This is for you.
Again, did you get it from SubhanAllah? 15 year old, you don't mind me chocolate? I'm a man, I
guess. And then I start talking, of course. And he said, This is my father's shop. I work in as I do studies, and yes, it's prof confidence. I mean, you get so much, people. I said, What are you studying? That I'm finishing my high school? What are you going to be to the I'm going to be a dentist.
Wow. You know what I'm saying? It's amazing. The young I and I say this to everybody listening to us when you travel, talk to the people of the country. Talk to her, like tourists. So you know what the country it's amazing. Amazing. And I can tell you stories and stories about their faith, about their attachment to their land.
Men and women, men and women and women I can tell you I mean amazing. You see them in the Haram amazing. Yanni I look at them, I was like yo, Allah, whatever you gave them, give me give me this
strength. Give me this attachment. It gives me this ability to live with this all injustice around Subhan Allah,
may Allah make it easy, and they are aligned the color condition or the mythos for Allah, Allah in a masala Calib, Allah make us see it, see it, as long as we are alive VRB me. I mean, just talking to her and Dr. Haifa that they've wanted to also ask you.
So I wanted to ask you about keeping the love of mushy lochsa. And, you know, our brothers and sisters alive in the new gender in the next generation, because one of the things I've noticed,
traveling in the Arab world, for example, in the Muslim world,
some places have, have started to have less attachment, because people are not aware of our history, you know, they've lost their attachment to the Islamic history, they have more attachment to national history sometimes. And this means that very important stories, and very important things are just not in their conscience, you know, anymore.
And I fear that
over time, you know, what, the head of the Friends of Alexa here in UK, he was saying, one of the biggest types of warfare is
epistemic aside, epistemic aside, where you destroy people's knowledge of their own history and their own, you know, identity, their own way of looking at the world and their own way of looking at knowledge, so that the next generation has less attachment, you know, less, kind of, so it's, it's a true,
very true. So we look at what you are sharing with us in a couple of
history. Everybody listen to me, Look, don't forget, we always say this in a casual way, history repeats itself.
Meaning for anyone listening to us from Algeria, right? How many is the French occupied Algeria,
right? And how much they try to change and how much they try to make people forget. The,
after the years and using us, like there's a there's a saying says, layer, so having a higher loss or higher at the end of the day or at the end, truth will prevail. So number one, let us not ever in everything we are seeing and what you've shared with us is true. But let us not clean. It does not lose hope.
Nothing assume Rohilla This is what so you may also say the opposite to the his sons don't despair, from the Mercy loving mercy of Allah subhanaw taala in the hula as soon Rohilla old cafiero Only the cathode that this believer will dissipate. That's number one. What is my duty in front of Allah and you your fault him and everyone listening to us? Number one, teach yourself if you're an
Arab, learn more non Arab learn, you know, learn more and keep learning. Number one, number two, teach the younger generations teach your children on the dinner table. What isn't? Majid Roxa you don't have to get lectured. You don't have to give lecture these days things are much easier on the internet, Wikipedia or any right show them the pictures tell them this difference between the Sahara the Dome of the Rock where there was nobody saw to Sir ascended and where the masjid itself is? And what is the architecture of it? And all what is the Old City? What is East Jerusalem? Just to teach your mind and teach it to your children in front of Allah? And I always say this, Allah's pantalla
will not take me accountable about the results. Because the results in learn my Allah will take us accountable. Did you do your work? Did you struggle me. And that's what we need to do all we need to teach ourselves, we need to have this faith, we need to have this knowledge. And we share it with others. Having said that your Fatima maybe in the UK is a little bit different. Or last week, there was of course, you probably have been hearing about a lot of demonstrations in the United States. And I went to St. Louis, we don't have huge Arab or Palestinians. community that is a good size, not one of the biggest cities, there were more than 2000 people.
And it was Friday afternoon. And the beautiful part and it's hard for me average age for 20s and 30s.
In this country,
I was like this is the best thing I have seen one and
a lot of non Muslims, and few not a lot, non Palestinians or none arrows. So yes, we see and I want to share this with everyone. We see a lot of negative, my brothers and sisters. But don't despair. Don't despair, Allah will never let us down. As long as we are connected to him flaxseed or Hydra. Once a day Brian left her in nowhere. And she said hola hola there, do this Allah or do let me tell you and Allah, Allah will never let us down. This is what we need. Yes, there is a lot of trials of changing. Yes, this people changing. It's not only about Palestine, it's about Islam or so you see this? Yes. Same time you also see the other one. But individually each one of us learn to love,
learn about the masjid, Oxo and Palestine love it and teach the people around you. So coworker, any opportunity make it to talk about and this is one of the good opportunities when it comes out on all the news channels. This is the time for me to talk about. Yeah, you're right. Dr. Hebert here in London we had yesterday we had nearly 200,000 demonstration. Then one week before that, they said it was 100,000 SubhanAllah. You know, and like you said, you know, we sent our sons, we all people every just everyone just went you know, because it's like, Allah is going to ask us, what was your pot? What did you do? What could and that's really the emotion that we had, you know, like, what did
we do? And if we could at least speak up, you know, if we can't change it with our hands, we could at least speak could at least say something you know for our brothers and sisters and it was noticed it was in the news you know, it was noticed
there is a verse verse in the Quran and so it will our off the height. And this another principle in life, right? We'll call it on mutton minimum limit I Luna Coleman Allahu Magliocco Home Depot Madaba and Shalida cod Mahavira 10 era went along at Taco What is this? Among us talking about the disbelievers right
and people in the town we're talking says why are you literally Why are you spending your energy and time talking with people who Allah will destroy them meaning why you're doing this nothing is going to change. This is how sometimes comes to us the people who are trying to change they say man Have you written in Arabic? So I have no excuse in front of Allah because I have tried magnets and all along Yeah, and you never know they may change so again Never who never lose hope work do even little bit it's a little bit a little bit and things will change with Mila Mila
you're so you're so right. I mean this, this, these ayat, we usually use them in our you know about like, people say why are you bothering to do that with this person with that person, you know, and we use this but I never
thought of it in terms of these types of situations. So it exactly heard so true. was me and my friend actually she is Palestinian and I looked at her and she said, and I was I was saying anything she said it. I said Madea written in Arabic, what can I change? But at least I did. Here we go, that's what I can. I can at least use my voice use my presence.
Just like like her and thank you, Dr. Hooper.
Now, just to change gears a little bit, we've just had Ramadan, Hamdan hamdulillah
and after Ramadan you know sometimes people are feeling okay, how can I keep that connection with the Quran? And you Masha Allah Dracula Heron you know, last time you came on, you really connected us with the Quran. You made so many brothers and sisters, you know, make a new resolution that you know, they would memorize the Quran they would be attached to the Quran. So, dear Dr. Eva, please give us advice. How can we often Ramadan because you know, there is a certain amount of autumn automatic connection that takes place in Ramadan, you know, is that that are we so you have this beautiful recitation you have it's kind of easier to be connected to the Quran in Ramadan How can we
keep that spirit and connection with the Quran? Alive? Are there any practical tips you can give us? X? It's interesting question and interesting timing this coming Tuesday. You know we have always Tuesday night program with Jenna Institute, the Taylor series
Every Tuesday we have our program seven to 8pm
CST central United States timing, and it's a one hour program we choose sometimes you get guest we had you Fatima. We have guests sometimes we talk about topics this Tuesday. The title is our after Ramadan. What
we're going to get we're going to get it first here that
just because it's a beautiful questions is very relevant. Again, remember, always always go back to the source. Once the Sahaba came to Russia they saw to have sinner in Hadith meaning of when we are with you, it's actually was once a hobby who came to see the Abu Bakr he was telling him that when we are when the Rasul Allah is sought to a sunnah with different people. And then when we go to our homes, and we are with our family and children, we are different people completely changed. And I will say now but Chris said the same so they both went to Roswell as autosurf. And they said Dr. Salma when we are with you, we meaning focus on our hero, we do everything you want us to do, we go
home, and then we spend time with our children and wives and all this he responded, if you if all the time you were with me
all the time, your status like you are with me, the angels will shake your hand. What I'm saying it's not going to be the same as Ramadan. Yes, because it's Ramadan, that the blessings of the month, right I always say Subhan Allah says to my friend, I was like you never fast in the year and you say it's very difficult. How can you do 30 days? Natural answer, it's Ramadan. So that's number one. Having said that, we don't want to be and I always ask Allah for this dua. I don't want to be the person who worship Allah only in Ramadan. May Allah forgive me. I remember him only in Ramadan. I remember his book only Ramadan. I fast only in Ramadan. I give charity only in Ramadan. Then I am
part time worship.
Yes, right. How do we are? So what I will say your Allah and this is how I kept asking a loss pantalla like you made it easy for me. During Ramadan, he made it easy. It wasn't easier for him. It wasn't longer hours life didn't change for us in the Western world. Work is the same children the same children had exams May Allah give them gentlemen for those for those who Allah nor make it easy for them to fast and those who couldn't May Allah reward them for inshallah doing it later and then try and get at least the point
after Ramadan in your DUA up to today Yoram be as you made it easy for me during Ramadan made it easy for me afterward Allah Houma la sala de la magia, alto Shala I keep saying this morning and evening, nothing is easier Allah but what you make easy. That's number one. Number two,
look, sit for a second, as you said for the journal in the beginning, right. What were the distractions that you removed in number one?
Right, how much social media you had on on mobile
and how much social media you had after right? We don't want to talk about this because that's painful
all this WhatsApp will now telegram all these look at the times and say you know what, if I I was able to live for whatever hours minus two when I was in tarawih for Allah I can continue on that meaning after Isha let's let's talk practical after
after Ayesha, turn off your phone
and think you are in tarraleah I'm not going to say due to hours. May Allah make us do it. But at least two to four more extra two or more. Don't compromise. Don't compromise
how long it takes how long it takes you to cut or four
to three, Quran. The more you read in sada the more good deed you do, the easier the other good deed will become
more listening, more listening, the more you're connected with Allah he will make other things easy for you. You had the Quran with you all the time in Ramadan right you had it on the phone that's in your car that on your desk keep the same thing you're not going to be a llama Rahim Allah be as I said, but the Hadith as you were in Ramadan, every single day, but do not accept less than 50% We all struggled for this dunya all of us who are Fatima true or false? Right. And it was not easy, but we wanted it. If I wanted to truly, if I really want to stay connected with Allah after Ramadan, I need to work for it. Three, so remove the distractions and the company. Who did you spend time with
a normal bar? Right now blessings of COVID Less invitations or less Iftar gatherings you spend time with people who are next you praying for two hours. Same thing after Ramadan. Same thing after Ramadan, fourth, and the most important because of the time. Don't miss the six of Chawan
don't miss the six of Shawwal look, look at it is not an obvious six fasts right? The six of us have shown
the six days lasting of Shawa. Look at you, but don't say this to other people. It is not an obligation. I don't have a proof to say it's an obligation. But I will tell myself, look at it as an obligation. Because you prayed you fast. It's 30 days, plus six or 636 days times 10. That's the whole year. That's the hadith of Rasul Allah Santosa. Stay fasting, stay connected with the fasting. You know what hurts me Fatima. You hear people right and left around you even sometimes Muslim, they do the 16 hours fast. This is the the health thing that intermittent intermittent fasting.
Right? And I say what is this? Of course I know but I was like, What is it 16 hours is that you don't eat and drink anything. I was like Chopin Allah. That's what I'm gonna
talk to yourself. Talk to yourself. Don't compromise. Don't take the easy ways. Don't and Allah will make it easy because Allah knows you want to stay close to Him. close to him. Fourth or fifth most important and you share the same thing your partner is knowledge, stay connected with learning. Once you disengaged from knowledge, then knifes will take over learn.
Learn and 100 law One of the blessings of the COVID if there is always blessings in everything, is that the online learning flourished and became right. We will never have thought of this before the COVID No, no, no, no, it's the norm. So much opportunities. Take like for us Jana yesterday we started our summer, summer classes. We started registration yesterday. You will name it we have it. Youth even five to nine year old we made the class for them. We made it yes for girls younger girls and older girls like up to 13 and then 13 to 17. Woman us you want to trick you have it you want to learn about Acura we have it you want to know about either woman we have it. My point you can go and
check out Jana institute.com Our website and you will see it. There's a lot of opportunities to learn. Don't
if you leave it then you will be weaker. Nothing keeps you going
and stronger and closer to Allah than learning. I say this from experience. I say this from my daily life the day I am busy
You would work and very tired and I don't do what I love to do I feel I am weaker, but human being
were weak. But I don't should not submit. I am weak and that's it and Ramadan done hollows? No, no. And Allah will make it easy we'll talk about it way more in sha Allah and Tuesday but I just gave you an idea a little bit and we need to don't forget to pray to each other
the Allah you made all these Muslims fast make it easier for them to fast afterward. made it easy for them to stay away from haram make it easy for them afterward. And you never know maybe your DUA will be answered the optima and you're all good
if I miss you I miss you much
college bathroom I was like that's what except Fatima it's faulty. I think you know, I think we me and you should have our own show together you know, because everyone said to me you know you have good chemistry with Dr. Eva, masha Allah.
Allah give all the woman who wants to learn wants to get too close to Allah struggling and I know the struggle firsthand. I can't tell you how much how many emails I get and woman reach out to me Allah make it easy. And may Allah make it easy for the youth. And may Allah for our brothers. Build a good Muslim these days is not easy. But it is, you know, Doctor favorite, hopefully, you know what you said about online learning is so important. Because even just from my own experience, I wanted to force myself sometimes I feel like you have to force yourself
to be disciplined.
being disciplined on your own isn't enough. So what I did was when the pandemic hit, I booked an online teacher. So Quran
even though I can read the Quran, Allah studied Tajweed, blah, blah, blah. That's not the point. The point is to have a more, have a have a appointment with somebody, you know, every day, you have to turn up, you've you making a bit of a financial contribution to that as well. So
yes, exactly. And my teacher was in Egypt. So you know, I have to have to respect her time, I have to respect you know, the time that we've been given. And just having that forced me to spend time with the Quran, where I was finding that, you know, as a busy mom, as a busy person, you every excuse can come in the way, you know, to stop you. So I think sometimes you're right, like we have to know ourselves, what will make you commit? What will what will help you to be disciplined? That's one thing. The other thing is, when I stopped studying my anatomy studies, when I graduated, I went to university west,
you know, which is a general, mainstream University.
I realized that not being connected to Malama,
and not being connected to teachers not being connected to even fellow brothers and sisters who have the same aim
actually ended up harming me, I feel I could actually feel the harm, you know,
from not staying connected. So Subhanallah I think that's another thing, isn't it? Like when you're in a class, when you're connected with a teacher, a scholar? What that does is it kind of, it's almost as if all throughout the week, or dunya is calling you, you know, the dunya is constantly, it's so easy to start to start falling into the wrong thing, or even slipping in your standards and these types of things. And that person who reminds you of the
reconnect with you?
Absolutely. I still take your fault. I still take every day for three days a week, three days a week, I take a class with my teacher. It's time. Absolutely two hours 6am In the morning, that's the time that's the time they chose and you have no choice. And I still take my Quran revision with my teacher and I was so happy because she never did it online. And it's a class and it is every Wednesday and it's the same as I studied when I was in Jeddah, and number one we stopped because Ramadan and I miss it. Now I'm looking at was like, When is she starting again? Do yourself a favor, and I'm speaking this to everybody listening to us. You deserve it. My dear brothers and sisters,
you deserve to learn
And Allah is absolutely worthy of learning about him and his book and his in his religion one hour a week two hours a week is nothing we spend hours on social media these days don't you get at the end of the week your analysis how many hours you spend on social media and when this comes to my screen and and how many hours I spent
and I say how many hours I spent with you yeah Allah for you yeah Allah for you not for me and my dunya for you your Allah nothing is impossible will law here Fatuma, I studied medicine you know that right and postgraduate and all this? It's rewarding. I'm not gonna say it is not then I'm not grateful to Allah but nothing rewarding as when you memorize this one line of the book of Allah, or you learned about one Hadith of rasa risotto center on one meaning of a verse, and you say Ya Allah, what beauty is this? Everybody's learn, absolutely learn and you will get closer and closer and closer to Allah be it Nila here it'll be me.
Because I can love
him Dr. Phil I just want to tell you that I love you for the sake of Allah and I pray I pray I pray that you know we can meet again in person and
you've really touched me it really touched me and
I was feeling quite emotional you know about the whole situation I know that I'm sure people are celebrating and stuff there now but you know, sometimes you need perspective you need to be given perspective and you've given us that
same thing I started Alhamdulillah he allowed it to happen and to start from that time, and he capital H allows you to stop in this time this higher this higher in it Subhanallah I have bacula The Arab tinea fee for to me the one who you love me loves you your OB and may Allah allow me this big a huge hug. I hug
last Friday after a year and a half this city I can tell you it was so hard to get let go a year and a half have not seen her at all let alone hug her and may Allah and I kept making this do as we were hugging each other Yola don't take it away from us be the new via by
Allah I mean your will be me exactly la halen
such a basic blessing isn't it that we that we had to live without?
Does that allow hey you may Allah reward you always put Baraka named feed, amazing podcast, amazing influence on people and so diverse and cover everything. Liang Subhan, Allah Allah Allah Allah Wolfie, Allah put the acceptance in it. And that was a Kiko Allah, Allah, Allah have said this before, that was a Kiko Allah, but there is something the person who's I don't know the whole detail for the person who started it has, did it be enough for the sake of Allah and Allah for dockable nulla with the acceptance and, and may Allah give it more and more European. I mean, circular here and up to here, but there's something amazing about you know, sometimes we think giving a talk is
the only way to convey knowledge. I think human beings love listening to other human beings have a conversation, you know, you can sometimes learn more from that back and forth conversation than from just a lecture, you know, so
there's a beauty in every part, you know, I say, yeah, like flowers, ways to learn different ways and and some people have more connection to this flower and people have more Yes. But it's all flowers.
So So Inshallah, with that, I'm gonna say salaam to you, Dr. Eva and I'm going to
round off for our brothers and sisters. Does that Kamala hair and brothers and sisters for listening and viewing this podcast episode? I hope like me, you've been inspired and touched by all the advice and the insights that the legendary Dr. Eva has shared with us, masha Allah to Varric Allah and please share this episode with others.
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