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The Quran and The Family
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Samadhi Kumara barakato Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Why are you here he also he woman wala Lama alumna myinfo now on foreigner vema alum tener una casimiro Mooji would do a llama now you become an enemy lionpaw kalmia Sha one FC latesh Bauer do I use ma from vanilla to superluminova in headache tener una malankara ma Carolla in our hub from the Shockley soldering waste, Lee Omri Watteau, Dr. Tim melissani, of Coca Cola, jack malarkey, for joining us for another Tuesday program. And we have a really special guest today Willingham Joining me now
join joining us from Virginia, Dr. Rosina Taha Lalwani, Dr. Rosina.
have the pleasure of I have not seen her in person yet one to one. But a couple of years ago, this is before Allah subhanaw taala instilled in me the love to study Islamic Studies. Actually, I attended an Isner conference, she doesn't know this, I'm saying it for the first time. And I remember she was one of the people who one of the woman, or actually one of the speakers who presented and I remember very well,
I was extremely impressed. Number one, we were born both in the same country. She's originally from Iraq, as I am. And I was really impressed by the way she was given the lecture. And I have to say it was one of the woman who inspired me. So Paula and I looked and I said, You're alive. Give me what you gave her. So 100 blah, blah, me. Thorazine of joining us today from Virginia, as probably most of you know, and she does not need to be introduced. I'm going to give just a little bit of introduction. Some of you may be doesn't know this, but she's a mother of four. And she is she has six grandchildren. Mashallah Tamara cola. She's actually a professor of Islamic Studies at Howard
University. She is the first woman to join the Council of
North America and now she's currently the Vice President, Mashallah Baraka Allah. She is also the editor of the Islamic faith and practice magazine. She is the daughter of the late Shia Taha Jabara Lalwani, who is
one of the first I would say scholars who really introduced Islamic Studies in the United States. He was the first one who started the graduate school for Islamic and social studies in Virginia May Allah pantalla give him generously for dose. Without further ado, Dr. Rosina will join us today to talk about one of her most beloved topics to her and that is and should be for us also sexually the Quran, but what she is going to teach us be in the latter day is what does Quran does to the house? What does or does to the woman? What does Quran does to the family to Torah Xena, salaam on equal glow Baraka?
wolf mithila Hill what a cattle doctor Hey, fat, thank you very much. I really appreciate this invitation and honor to be with you on this program. And thank you for introducing me to your community. I remember when I met you, I think also a year ago or two years ago, yes. So
you invited me and he said, You should come to our community and transit. Las panatela Open this door and humbling ledges Akela Ferran Thank you very much. Yes, you're right present amager right. Yes, yeah. So hon Allah Yes, yes.
Allah bless you insha Allah bless all works.
Really today as I discussed it with the doctor he felt about the discussion we have, when our insha Allah we, we want to discuss the the the impact of Quran on all of us of course, and mainly I will focus on our relationship with the Quran
and how to
always work and ask ourselves, what is our relationship with the Quran?
So in the notes in the slide, I posted a few questions for us. Today, I would like to introduce this, this topic of what is our religion
Should with us as individuals and as families.
At the same time here I will discuss our relationship with a core and at a personal level. Because usually scholarly level of course, we have to study deeper and try Of course to understand the Quranic sciences and other sciences in Korea
to be able, in sha Allah to, as Dr. Reiter mentioned, to be a scholar in the field of Quranic studies. But today is really what a lot of panel gonna ask all of us to build that relationship to be to use the Quran as our manual daily manual,
to consult with the Quran with the book of Allah subhana wa, ala, in every aspect of our lives, and also how to teach our children to make them closer to Allah. Allah, bye, you always think about the how to connect with the coroner.
When you you find yourself in a situation or you're asking yourself a question
Where do you go, who do you consult? Usually we make a good outcome loss kind of data to guide us with a loss pantalla with his mercy, he left us with the with his book, and as saying that Russia or the Allah on her, once she was asked by a man he came and asked her about hulak Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about with his his manners, his behaviors, his ethics, his
behave in his house, or with others. She immediately asked, asked him a question. She said, don't you recite the Quran? Don't you read the Quran? He said yes. She said, kind of hello world.
It's like his manners, his behaviors. His slope has a bad everything is in the Quran. So what does it mean for us? And how do we we should follow Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him when how we interpreted the Quran and translated into his life, and specifically, when we teach our children
this difficult time, how to behave. And now when you connect them with the Quran, what does it mean? And what what do we expect? So we ask the question, Well, first, usually I asked my students always, what is your relationship with the Quran? And this is the question that I always ask myself, my children everyone around me, how can you build our relationship with her and as a family, now not only as individuals but as family? And and then what is the the method or methodology that it should be applied in order to understand and implement the four n in our lives? How do we learn together as a family about the course?
And of course, what do we learn? How do we achieve the best result of our reading the Quran together as family and what are the main outcome of our readings or the results that we expect to achieve inshallah, the next slide really, I
usually we read and we teach our children surah, last surah number 100, or three, this surah. Really, we should learn the surah again and again as a family, and we should always discuss it because the surah teaches us about time the sewer teaches is about life. The surah teaches us about how to set our goals in this life and not to waste our time. The surah also encourages us and invites us to,
to learn together
to teach every one of us even our children, we can
expect them to be our teachers. And not only this, but to implement what we learn together. And that when it comes with the good deeds, so a lot of fun with Dallas says that, indeed mankind or humankind, his in laws, by time, of course for that this is the time that we spend in our lives, except for those who believe in the last part of the island, and do righteous deeds, what a beautiful family that all of them are the spouse, and the husband and wife and children, all of them, they have that love to Allah Subhana Allah, and they share the good deeds in their lives. Not only this, but also they they join together that the mutual teachings of the faith, and also the
truth, and how to be patient, and reminding each other to be patient, because life is difficult, it's full of challenges. And we need each other. So it means you creating that support system within your family. And that's what select Alaska teaches us. The next slide
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if we ask ourselves, what is the Quran, every Muslim knows that it's the book of Allah Pantheon. But do we know that also, the Quran itself defines itself with almost 50, or more than 50 attributes, and names, adjectives and names of the Quran, each adjective or attributes of the Quran, it's also reflects what we need, if we say would underline me, or if you say, who then would tapping it means guidance. So when I open that the book of Allah subhanaw taala, and in my intention, I'm seeking guidance. So where are you seeking guidance? It means I have maybe questions I have.
ask Allah, to Allah to guide me on a specific situation. And how do you see guidance, even in memorizing, he listed about 34, or more than about the attributes of the Quran, and so panela every scholar, you will find that it adds more about it, while we're reading the Quran. And for all of us, sometimes you come to the end and seeking *a healing, and that healing, it can be holistic healing, it can be spiritual healing, but that kind of intention to come to the core and seeking healing, that's by itself, it's, it's the way that what I'm saying here how to build our relationship with the horse. So we are building our relationship by knowing and getting to know the
out of, and that concept of the art of even with the horse, and that's when the first thing is about it. A las panatela defined its names, attributes, and at this time, we know what what kind of a book it is. And when I teach my children about the, the names is just the names of Allah subhanaw taala, but also you add the names of the Quran, and the attributes of the Quran, and just to try to teach your children that the Quran is hidden, or nor the light that l or Shiva or mu been
every attribute, it gives us something new that it is and guide our children. In the next slide.
There are many slides
what are the characteristics of the core and the description itself as a panela. Now when I teach my children or you teach your children and our students, what are the main thing about the Quran that it's protected by a loss panda himself. So that's by itself in Surah, hedger, Surah 15. And the a nine with a last part of contrary
I am the one who preserved this book, I am the one who protected book. So in this
You enter this this space, and you will know it is protected, no one can change it. But for you, it's like you are seeking the seeking knowledge, seeking the guidance. And that's what you feel very comfortable. I'm coming to this book and it will provide me with the guidance with the free and guidance that I'm seeking and looking for this second attribute or characteristics is must come and Firstly, it means even when you were asking about specific maybe questions or issues, whether it's about marital issues or about life or psychology or anything that you face in your life, sometimes you read the four and you find that it is perfect. This this is the perfect book that you have. So
in some areas, it will give you maybe short answer. But immediately also you go and invites you that the book invites you to search more for the more details. So that's when it comes this book is it's versus is perfected. But also it comes with the details. The the third characteristics, which is also very important, is sapan Allah, it's easy to read, it's easy to remember, that's why our children Masha Allah today, we have so many Haffield and those people are the students, whether adults or children are memorizing the Quran, because it's easy to remember, but sapan Allah, and that's what Allah subhanho data, give us this, this, this gift. The next slide, it teaches us
also more about how should we read the Quran at the personal level? What does it mean if I start this journey, if you today, you decide I want really to start the journey to contemplate a career and to build my relationship to strengthen it's it's already there. But I'm trying to strengthen my my relationship with the Quran along with my with my children and family and spouses just sitting there and what does it mean, and how there are always of course, many, many types. And as I said, Now, we are focusing only on the personal level, because the scholarly level is maybe going beyond this. But there are two types of reading, passive and active. And if we say passive, it means I just
memorize it or read it without trying to understand what I'm reading. But the active one is when I really I want to understand what what a loss pantalla is telling me. And this is what a loss pantalla mentioned and and beautifully described it as an Harsha in a harsh your own with this shoe. It's like when you you Your heart is it crumbled and humbled by the meanings that would be the words of last panel Tyler is teaching us and giving us so reading the Quran really requires that very comprehensive engagement of the readers all the with all the faculties spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically environmentally, and then when when you come with me to read the Quran, so
panela all the the Ayad it becomes as if it's open before your eyes and before your heart. The next one, the next slide teaches us something about is a reminder and I want you really to go yourself and read the iron and the surah maybe the entire Surah Surah towheaded 57 a 16 when the last panel Darla asked that a beautiful question has not the time arrived for the believers that their hearts in all humility, Tasha Kaluga home that humility, when and how we've reached this level, unless we really engage with the eye at all, and the aim of Las panatela and and then of course
The next slide, I would. And this is of course, the active reading theory, really when we start, we start this journey before I open the book of a las panatela. This book and the words of a las panatela Anzhi read aloud can be kalbi, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam on zerah tala Kobe, it means it was revealed on his heart. So yes, every book that we read, of course, you open the book you read, you understand, this book is different, this book requires that purity of the heart. Because if we are seeking to understand and to apply what we are learning and to engage with the Ayat of Allah pantalla, we have to that's the requirement is to purify our hearts and minds. And of course, with
this, as I said, also, it is a holistic purification that it requires, and then perform that Salah, maybe you pray a tool that has with the hotshoe. Two before even we start reading or reciting, for example, surah tell us and we decided that this is for our family to the this week, we will really learn and have sort of the lasser teaches us what we need to learn about it. The next slide.
This is our what are the prerequisite for contemplating the Quran and coming to the Quran, as I said, that, this so panela, that our heart must be liberated from any disease or distracted by any kind of issues. And you will find yourself like after a while, but really, it needs that constant intentionally. awareness of my heart, the state of my heart, it teaches me how to be honest with myself when it comes to to the heart. And in this, we will learn of course, also more about this. And also the mind. There are so many images, so many words, so many sounds, especially today with the social media with WhatsApp with the
before maybe people they had limited access to certain things, but today is everything is open everything is source of distraction for all of us, that environment, it's really full of distractions. So how do you ask me to come with that a pure heart and mind and an approach to the Quran and that's another Of course, step, we have to train ourselves and our children. And you will be amazed with your children when you ask them and and and what they tell you about it. And at that time you attain huzhou and that's when you you that the heart will be humbled. The next the next slide. It's how do I purify my heart? It's monitoring our hearing. What we hear, really, and that's
what I'm saying is upon Allah It teaches us is to monitor every aspect, every
everything that we need
what do I hear the hearing, it means no backbiting, hearing it means no bad language, the hearing it means that you purify all the time what I hear, it's like filteration you filter what you hear. And of course also what you see and what we say. So there are all our faculties supposed to be, of course purified the next one. And it takes time of course
for for some of us maybe we used to listen to certain maybe I know music or things that some people, even for our children, we have to also teach them and train them how to choose even what they hear because that it affects our hearts immediately affects our hurts the next
The next slide please,
with this, after that purification and this is is not only one time and you will see with this experience when you start the experience this you will see sometimes that you feel that your heart is ready really to contemplate Allah Spanner with Allah called this the state of his shoe.
This is what we're contemplating the Quran and affiliated abarbanel Quran will open ended a relay healer with a 250 laughing kathira then do they not reflect upon the Quran? It's a questions and so panela most of the ayat, the word itself, that we're contemplating the Quran was revealed in two surahs in Mecca and to Surah in Medina. And all of them it comes as if it's a question, question, a question to remember to question to remind us that you need to contemplate for many reasons. And the reason even if it's only for, to purify the heart, it's part of you are successful in this in addition to of course, other things that you the other benefits, that of course, you will gain. The
teaches us also about we need maybe you ask about tools of what for my personal or my family reflections together.
As I said that first and always to remember that a purification that test here and it's a holistic purification in every step of
the heart is the key. And that's to open all the gates of understanding the Quran asking Allah Subhana Allah for guidance, asking him to open the door that the your heart to understand and you will find sapan Allah that Allah Spano dial answer your questions.
Praying to records with your children maybe it's just soon now or something to ask the last part of dialer increase our knowledge about how Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him himself, how we connected with her and how we used to pray and cry, how he used to teach people about this, making them connected with the Quran and loving the Quran, we need to reach that, that point of of love and use the Quran the first that whenever we have
problems or issue, the first thing that you run to, to consult with.
And then of course, there are certain etiquettes in Surah Surah, seven,
almost from 200 to the end of the surah. It teaches us how to make to our and it teaches us how to really come and ask the last panel gala is just to protect us from shaytan and how to focus on our readings and re citation.
The next step also
listening to the Quran. So when you decide, for example, for a week that you and your family you will contemplate or at last or soar at least last fall who Allah had.
And you listen to the surah many times at different times Subhanallah you will find yourself every time you listen to the surah your heart responded in different ways. And that's what also you can discuss it with your children. What do you think about this? And and then after that, you listen with the family, you let your children read the surah decided every one of them even listening to your children. Every time that you will find yourself that the action the response of your heart and mind is difference. panela and, and then after that you say okay, you set up maybe you help your children,
Okay, let's understand the first one, the first word, and if it's well as the meaning of surah tell us and the meaning of the word. It's
The time by the time you use different translations
so you read it in Arabic you listening to this in Arabic, you also read or listen to the translations from different translations, but and then you respond yourself you try to understand and let the children also with you about what does it mean time for you? What does it mean that the hour they the when we time ourselves What? What does it mean that every day it's It begins with with the sunrise and ends with the sunset What does it mean every thing that you can even with the universe time is is is very active you can spend maybe the entire week is just to discuss one word of the Quran. But every day you can discuss one, one word, another word, and then you decide that
every time that you read this, you will implement it in your life. So time is important. So what does it mean for us, all of us? Does it mean that we have to have a schedule? Does it mean that we have to remember our last panatela all the time, and if I remember, what does it mean out with the impact of remembering Allah in my heart and all these can take them out to the park, I know with the corona now of course, it's very difficult to take them to different places. But what a beautiful
nay on nature, I think here in Virginia is so beautiful now with the fall. And so panela just teach them about everything around them.
Even it doesn't matter, all ages, they will enjoy it, you go to maybe a river you go just with the trees and see the in every spamela leaf about the colors, the different things that it's amazing even when threatening all this it's part of that kind of engagement with one surah and questions them ask the questions. You don't have to answer their questions. The questions by itself is is a wonderful way for for them to engage with their book of Allah Subhana Allah, the Quran, always ask the questions. And that's what we teach them. Next slide also more maybe practical tools and this is trying also to have it says like methodology. It can be also applied by scholars but also in the
person of level
panela if you if you use Surah kalasa I'm using surah thalassa and focus on one surah maybe it's just to show you as a case study maybe so defining the span Allah by defining first the names and attributes of the Quran. Why have you having starting this journey, trying also to understand that this is the Quran is a divine language, yes, even if you know Arabic, but still the horse and has descended for an empty saddle or an is a divine it means it gives you one word. So panela It's a concept. It's an entire concept. It's not only one term. And that concept is like when you start with the last end and trace the word throughout the whole. You will be amazed at the end of the day,
what you find about this word, even if you use an airman leadin Airmen with airmen, and that word itself it reaches the level that you can build entire concept. What does it mean to be man to have it's not only faith and even with the translation you use the translation but yet then you you you find yourself that you are building with the safety, security
and more. So panela that's I leave it for you to explore.
And also another aspect of this, please take the Quran as one unit the Quran you when you read one surah as one unit, and that's one unit. It's always It comes with the meaning that you find the central theme of the surah and with Alaska, you
can say, oh, maybe the central theme is a time maybe something that amen the faith or some, but then there are sub themes to support that central theme. And it tells us, there is message for us that and so Pamela, even if we agree on one central theme, you will find yourself that you are building the entire concept about this. And that's what the core and that's what I'm saying about the designer. And so the Arabic the Quranic Arabic is different. And combining the two readings, the two readings are loss per dollar is the creator of the creations of the universe. And he's the one who revealed the Quran. So read them together, as I said, even with your children, going out and
exploring the creation of Alas, pantalla that's also another thing. The next slide.
I don't know about the time I think, maybe the last 15 minutes for questions and answer.
So far, we have two important questions. So maybe we, I think
we still have time with Tora
Bora from the 100 Zakat method. So here it's more I think more about the unity of the Quran. As I said, I think each surah it connects also with the preceding surah as and with the following surah Pamela, if you if you read surah Glasser and you read the one before and after it's amazing. It's like you see that connection to one another.
That's for you to explore insha Allah and even the meaning of the AI itself. Maybe Dr. Haifa I'm sure she will she before that also explained to you that is it's a from the Quran, but it's also span Allah is in the universe. Everything in the universe, Allah Spano, tala also call it as a as a as a sign for us. And that's what I'm saying about combining the two readings, because you read the iron core and as a verse, but also you read the signs of a loss per dollar, and also on that for an called as I and so Pamela, even about the miracles of the the prophets and messengers are lost pantalla calls them also I, as if last pantalla is telling us that now for the previous prophets and
messengers, they they brought tangible
art or science for their people, which is physically Of course, it's only for people who they witnesses. But for us, now you have the universe, everything within you as human beings and with, with within the universe, everything that you're walking and watching and witnessing is an area for you or a sign for you. So that's also have in mind and discuss it with your children. The next slide, it's all about, I gave you a case study with surah teleSUR, but now I give you a case study with a question.
So the question here, people they used to ask, and in the Quran especially, it's every time really, it's not only during the time of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but even every time people are confused about the Day of Judgment, they're confused with life after death. Why? Because people they they want to just live their life now enjoy their lives now. And they don't want to think about the day of judgment or life after death. So this is the case study I brought you is just it's amazing the way how Allah subhanaw taala in his book, teaching, teaching us how to think about this. So and So, I gave you of course here Surah 13 a five and also Surah 53.
To see the question, how they ask that question was pantalla brought it for us to just to reflect Next slide.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. So
they said how do we return to life after death? And and that question,
Of course with different ways it's I traced this for for a while. I use it how the Quran answered the questions that people they ask. And so Pamela you know, all of us, we have different learning styles and our children, our students, ourselves, we know ourselves Okay, on visual, this, the course and answer the questions for this question one question with different styles. So if you are a visual learner, you will find a lot of palitana have an answer for you with this. If you are someone who likes to listen, auditor, that's for you, if you are someone who wants to experience and touch and and and sensible and all this, you have an answer there. So next slide.
For example, telling stories, people who they they really from one side, I think I made mistake with the visual here. This one is about telling stories. So it means you listen, to hear the story. And that's when the learner will pay attention. Okay, that in Surah tilapia have the Surah panela 18 that we Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him
really is not as an order as much as encouraged us to read the surah every Friday, and the sooner It teaches us with all the stories that most of the stories in that surah It teaches us something about time, it teaches us about this life after death, especially about the people of the cave. And when you discuss this as as a story it's a beautiful, beautiful story. But it shows us also how Allah subhana wa ala brought them back they they were almost that they they were but see how it was this so for our
learners style of who they like to listen the listeners so that's that's a good one. Then the second one, which is the next next slide
about using familiar sceneries Pamela, in so many a yet that it teaches us even in Surah tcaf. Also saying like if you want to, okay you don't imagine now we are at the fall season. And all the leads, of course are falling everything is is as yellow and of course as if dead. But then it comes with the spring. And life is back. And that's what all the time that you see a last panel dialer is inviting us to reflect on this. And, and this is again, this is something for it can be with a visual it can be with the people who they really try to have that experience themselves to, to see the next one. The next slide is also about living experience.
Sleep in our sleep, where it's like when we sleep What does it mean for us? It's like we don't feel so Pamela maybe
you sleep on one bed, but two persons are seeing some different dreams. And and you don't feel anything around you when you are in that deep sleep. Last one a diner is telling us is panela in different sewers about reflect on your sleep because if you are asking this question, that's what it is. And that's another thing. Also it's living experience yourself. The next and I think we almost done here.
What does it mean? Why unless pantalla is telling us about this life after death.
He created us.
He said in Surah Tabarak surah Tillman 667
Pamela, Deborah kalevi bat of mold gwala quraishi and Kadir led her local motor will hire you
Blue welcome, you can ask anomala well as these are my four, so reflect on this, this life is just a test, but then life after that, that's the result there that you, we all we will receive our result at that time. So all the time that we spend on this life is just to work and and to see how we we do on Earth, but then we get the result. And finally,
the final one, where do you want to be? And with home? That's the question that we we should always ask ourselves
do I want to be with the prophets and messengers? Do I want to be with my as Pamela with the mercy of Allah pantalla even he gave us this, this hope and this beautiful dream, to be with our fathers, with our mothers, with our righteous for fathers, with the righteous people, with
even with families, and that's what it should be our ultimate really goal. And that's why I'm saying today, let's let's teach our children teach, work with them, and and teach them how to love Allah subhanaw taala and we love with with with them.
It's just we always teach them that we hope that we will be there in Jannah insha Allah
together as a family, not only on this slide, because this slide is very short. But let's let's insha Allah will work for the life after death even and that's what may Allah Subhana Allah bless all of you. And bless the gender Institute, Masha Allah, and Dr. Haifa and everyone
does Akela Hans was beautiful and so quick here the Torah will be speaking Can you believe it is almost 15 minutes. And once so quickly, we have a couple of very good questions of how long and I'm going to start with the last one because this probably will be relevant for a lot of the audience what is the right age to start introducing the Quran to children
from the beginning, when you are pregnant,
it's a panela so many times, and that's, that's something you can practice yourself, if you is still when you're pregnant, and you like maybe to listen to a specific surah
I'm not saying this is not about miracle here, but we're dealing with reality. Really, you will find your baby after a while the saints who are maybe as Pamela they, they they have that connection with it.
And and this is this is just an I'm not joking, but but you can really start from there. And then
then every age, it's like let them listen to the Quran. Let them be familiar. Let them see you. Watch you reading, reciting, enjoying crying.
All this that this is part of teaching. It's not the only teaching by for them to memorize, but you never know this child while they're listening to you, they memorize it. And when they started speaking, that's where we're saying maybe one year six months from the beginning, just keep working mostly let them listen to it, let them recite it and you will find them reciting the surah the entire surah and you didn't maybe even teach that. But there's just by listening they they will start reciting and reading the surah but always connect the meaning or connected with something simple. connected with the like it depends on the age itself with something they understand.
One year maybe it's different than two years and then when they can hold the
pencil. They can then draw pictures or something with about agenda about paradise or you always be active with them and they will inshallah respond positively and you will be amazed. They will they might show
Rain taught me more than maybe I told them so it's always it's a mutual relationships and mutual teaching and learning. And this one is from a river the Torah may ask, being a river Muslim How can I teach and pass on some Quranic wisdom and fundamental ethics to family and dear ones who are non Muslim themselves
I think I'll give you from my own experience with my non Muslim students because
all my students almost all of them are non Muslims
it's just when you give them the
I guess it depends on the environment itself. But even if you if you give them a chance to read certain verses, or a at themselves with the different with different translations, I thought my students is like amazing their reaction so far and I'm teaching this for almost 15 years. And really, every time I just give them the chance to open the Quran and recite the Quran, sometimes it's just for them that with the translation with their voice, hearing themselves hearing the translation and this is not Arabic anything this is the translation itself three reflected in a way especially if if it's a safe environment and there is no any threats or anyone that with imposing on
them something their reaction is amazing. And you never know which area which verse that it really touches their hearts
and I guess anytime as long as you're not preaching or they don't feel that you are just inviting them and teaching them and you play as an missionary here or something they will enjoy themselves and itself a drug anyone, any person
just leave them with the book of a loss panic The other thing they they won't find the ways
that's my experience.
I'm amazed that will lie I'm amazed. Every time I leave my class and I give them a chance to recite the Ayad it's amazing their reaction how they did that. So many times even you can see their face and it's so true that they thought if if you ask probably I will say 80 or 70% of the reverts that are lost pantalla brought them in my life. And I always love to ask them well, how did you get introduced to the to Islam and became a Muslim? 70% they say it's the Quran. Exactly. Somewhere somehow someone introduced them, and it just changed them. So Paula, this is another beautiful question from a sister It's for my grandchildren. They have so many questions why we have to read
and listen to the parent.
Yeah, this one I think because we forced them sometimes you have to go to Sunday school you have to go to this you have to memorize this. We have to change our style. We really we need to change it. I did this with my children and my daughter was was telling me just two days ago she said yes because you took me to
Sunday school and you took me to Saturday school and you make me more rises I said I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. I was
I wasn't aware how beautiful It's just like it because you know you love this book and you want your children and grandchildren to memorize and and that's why you you really you make them okay memorize this, please. But I used to also take my my son one
of them of course they have different style of learning, but one of them was very, very active, and I failed to put him in any class every time I had to either be with him or some. So what I did with him, I start taking him when I wanted to memorize a surah to the park, play with him while I'm reciting the Quran. This day, the sewers that I used to take into that park and while he was on the
Don't know, the swings or something, and, and memorizing the Quran, I felt him to this day he remembers that surah more than any other source.
So maybe we change the style, let's change our style. So they will not ask you this question. They will say when will memorize this word? Let me ask you, I will ask you a question because I, I've read about it, and I and I need to see what you will say. So when the child has a game, and he has to do his Quran, homework memorization, understanding which one goes first, if there is a choice for the time,
oh, four for you. That That's what I'm saying. I think the main thing is Pamela surah. teleserye teaches us a lot about this. And that's what
most of the children, of course, you have to set the time for them. And when that time is,
maybe it needs some, some training. But the time for, I think it's not a good idea, sometimes we do we all we all do the same thing. If you memorize this surah I want
doesn't work this as if I'm really
putting the Quran in a way that either you do this, or you do this. So
we need to have a different style with this, let them do maybe their their play or something and make that an activity as
I'm not saying fun. But it can be fun, have fun. But, but in this, like I have my grandchild child is 12 years old. Now, Michelle, so he was coming to visit us in the summer. And his sister was refinery recycling services Zen center. And I said, Do you know what the meaning of sensitive it's earthquake, you know? And then said, Can you can you find out about the earthquake and how it happens and all this. So suddenly, I found them, both of them, they were working on how the earthquake and and the reasons for it, whereas the worst earthquake, and all this, I said, this is the meaning also that it connects with the Day of Judgment. Part of the word itself as essential as
is that it's a from the earthquake. So we think about different ways to make them, especially for now children are into Google, and they want to discover and so have this as part of when we teach them the short tours or long tours. This question is also related. This is about teenagers. How do we engage teenagers with the Quran as a family?
That's tougher? Yes.
I think with the questions, let them ask questions, maybe,
of course, we have to build also our relationship with them, specifically, and be honest with them, and let them let them also of course, express their feelings and all this.
And when we build your relationship, a good relationship with them, give them space to ask questions. And when we have that questions, then we fly in in different ways. It depends on that question.
Let us go to this area. But with the A also you you yourself, prepare yourself to answer that question. At least it's not fully, but at least to help them yeah, it's like both of you. You are learning from that question. When they feel that there is no barriers between them and the book of US Patent because most of the time
for us as if it's marked, of course this is some respect to love the Quran, but let them also have that kind of connection, immediate connection with the Quran while I'm watching them while I'm with them. I'm
teaching them and if they asked watching, I don't know, let me say I don't know. And let me ask people who they know more, but always make it as exploring the the meanings, exploring ideas, and and of course, it's not a
Easy it's still because they they have so many other distraction all over the places. I will, I will add is let's not forget the power of Do I hear the term?
Yeah gagne mela Habiba Paul Alana my last pantalla
before the children more or less pantalla make us love the Quran and not look at the Quran as we have to do with or as one of my teachers Pamela Malaga her genetically for those she'll always remind us of the memorization she said don't give laptops in Cranford locked walk. Don't give the Quran the leftover of your time.
And then she says give your time give the Quran your best time. Exactly. Exactly. And when.
And when is Pamela always you listen to the core and will lie you will not enjoy anything.
I'm not saying this but you train yourself to train your children, the family everything even the house sometimes it's like used to it. And that's what I think we insha Allah we all will do.
I notice late but there's a very good question and this is about her son in law. And she says my son in law is a revert. And he promised to Yeah, here we are. And he promised he will memorize a Fatiha in Bettina did what is the best way to convince him?
Is it because difficult for him? Or is it because we should ask on this if it's difficult for him with the memorization because it's Arabic. So we can use different ways we can use if he's a visual person or he can write maybe the words he can maybe use different techniques on memorization but if there's another reason that he does not want that of course we have to use different techniques with them
any I will I will want to end with the drought which I'm sure you know it's better than me along with the murder of jacobina Allah make the call on the spring it's actually the hadith of roswaal a saw to some dry comb it would you use it so para la Vidya is for when we feel down when we are depressed when we are sad, but the Quran the Hadith, and the supplication is actually about making the Quran the spring of our heart which teaches us indirectly the Quran is the cure as you tap up the theory in the Quran is is that along with alcohol on our behalf Kubina make the Quran the spring like the flow water of our heart where they have the home Amina and a moon that's our worries and
our sadness be removed what July zonula and it's completely wipe off all our sorrow Isn't that enough? So if we and I say this before we say to the children there was a lot of questions about the children but I think if we are as an adult, she and he and in the family the father the mother the grandparents if they are there are the older children if the Quran was the adults is what Allah subhanaw taala want us to be then the children basically I always call children they are like those you know when the dough and you make it the way you want so what they see you they watch they see you do you do you watch TV they watch with you, but I think the first one is us and we ask Allah
subhanaw taala it's not easy. And I have to admit this because there is shaitan who works against our nerf sword works against a lot of people unfortunately works against it. And I mean who these days tells you how much of Quran you read. And how many people says how many you washed What did you do how long do you exercise but still it's the book of Allah and there is I call it the catalyst to make things easy is on last panel. And can I add also to this you're saying it's remembering declare victory last Pamela they care. Also to teach our children maybe sometimes if they don't memorize or something, a stock or a lot just one word is just like the the things when you remember a loss
panatela and even if they say Allah
Yeah, or call him yeah Latif or in any name, just remembering last panel data it's often the heart and it also panela brings that that kind of comfort to your tank and it kind of sometimes Subhan Allah out we live in a shape honor regime is just a refugee from the shaytan by itself it tells us and Pamela that that's another way also to remind our children if you don't feel that you want to read for now, just remember on one just say that you don't have a loved one that you know, no one that you know, as Pamela it was often offered.
I love we pass the time. Last thing I want to add is patient some of it and Mujahid and struggle. It's not easy, Danny, it's not easy for us. So how about the children with all the distractions these days, but be patient and ask Allah to make it easy or living at Yahoo feanor an agenda home sabudana those who struggle in our in our path we will make it Nadia nom Shula we will guide them to our path when Allah Allah Allah Allah Masha me is the last surah salty Lanka boot. May Allah Do you think Thorazine It was a pleasure I enjoyed it more. I took a lot of notes by the way I don't know if you notice a lot. A lot he will do inshallah. This is not
the last time
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