How The Quran Can Transform Your Life

Ismail Kamdar

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Insha Allah this week, we are going to look at how understanding the Quran can impact your life, how we can transform your life. What does Allah Subhana Allah Himself see about the effects that the Quran should have on us and inshallah we will be having another four more episodes over the next four weeks. Next week we'll be looking at the commonly recycled surah in the Quran, which we generally recite in our solar lecture to the party has to answer and the three poles and we will look at the Tafseer of those sutras so that we can pray Our solar with understanding. The week after that inshallah, we will look at the stories of the Quran, and explain a bit about why the story of

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the Quran are written in such a unique manner very different from how we humans write stories, and how we can approach them for maximum benefit. And then in the episode, we'll be looking at the difficult concepts in the Quran, abrogation reasons for revelation, and how do we understand these issues. And finally, in the sixth episode, we will discuss how to make the Quran a constant part of our lives. So inshallah that's what we have to look forward to over the next four weeks. Now this week, we are looking inshallah, at the Quran, and how we can transform your life. And we are going to look at this from a variety of angles, we are going to look at it from the perspective of the

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Quran itself. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala himself have to say about this issue?

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We are going to talk about historically in our history, what impact has the Quran had on the people of the past? And compare that to the impact that it has on us today?

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So let's begin by asking ourselves a few questions. And he should be introspective questions which we should ask ourselves sincerely and honestly and answered within ourselves. The first question is, what role does the Quran play in my life? Each of us should ask us, ourselves this very important question, what role does the Quran play in my life? Is it something which I recite on certain occasions? It is something I decide at all. It is something which I understand however, I understood the message of the Quran, don't follow it. How much love Do I have for the Quran? You know, we need to ask ourselves, what role is the Quran playing in our lives? Is it the guidance that guides every

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moment of our life? Or not?

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What impact does the Quran have on our lifestyle? Or my actions? Or my beliefs? Does the Quran impact my beliefs? does it impact the way I behave the way I live my life? We need to think about these things. Am I doing justice to the Quran and its message? A very important question. Islam is all about justice. Not just justice to people, but justice to Allah. Are we being just the Allah out of his infinite bounty and mercy has sent us the Quran and the Sunnah as a means of guidance? Are we giving the Quran and the Sunnah their rightful.

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The rights? Are we giving them the justice that they deserve? Are we understanding them? Are we constantly studying them? Are we reflecting on them? Are we following them? Now, Judy's question inshallah, I hope that many of us have answered positively that yes, we are practicing and we are following the Quran and the app. It does play a major role in my life, if so, inshallah, we need to share

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our understanding of this with others. And for those who do not have this relationship with the Quran, they we need to make a concerted effort to change.

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Now if you look in the Quran itself, you find Allah subhanaw taala in a variety of different places, has mentioned some of the impacts that the Quran will have on the heart and the behavior of a believer.

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And one verse which sums up very nicely, isn't inshallah and fall chapter number eight, verse number two. So this is at the very beginning of syrup and fall, Allah subhanaw taala talks about givers, who are the believers.

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Allah says, in the moment, we knew the levena either Luca or Allahu wa Jalla kulu What is that? Allah him it was Imada will Allah be beam yet avacado Allah subhanaw taala in this course, discusses three characteristics which a believer should have all three of which are related to the Quran and the understanding of the Quran.

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Allah subhanaw taala says that in the moment we knew, Xena, the believers are only those who either luchar Allahu wa Jalla kulu where Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the hearts tremble.

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They feel something in the hearts, that love and all and fear of Allah, they feel it in their hearts when the year Allah Subhan Allah and His words in the Quran being mentioned, what is affiliate allow him to that home? imana and when the words of Allah subhana wa Taala Are you

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cited to them, that whom a man increases the man. The man of a believer fluctuates. Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran that our Eman, it goes up and down. You know, there are things which take our image up, like reciting understanding the Quran and doing good deeds and they are things which bring our demand down like sinning if we are not doing more good deeds, and since our Eman is constantly going down, if our good deeds outweigh our sins, our mind is going higher. So does our demand increase when we recite the Quran, or when we hear the Quran? Because the verse mentioned is that Julius Malema to when the Verses are recited to them, not only when you recite the Quran, but

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when you hear others reciting the Quran, it should have this impact on you. And the final thing mentioned in this verse is what Allah robbed him yet alone, that the true believers, please trust in Allah.

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So in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala has identified three effects that the Quran and understanding it should have on our lives on our hearts. The first is the taqwa of Allah. What do you like blue boom, the heart symbol. What is that word? Very often we shall we translate the word in English as the fear of Allah. But this is part of the meaning of taqwa. This is not the entire meaning of the word taqwa the word, taqwa actually has a much broader meaning. That word in Islam refers to being aware of Allah subhanaw taala at all times, striving to please Him and striving to avoid his anger. So the fear of Allah is just part of why not the entire definition of taqwa.

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For I find that the best English translation for the word dakwah would be God consciousness, to be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala. We think about him at all times. So this is one of the objectives of studying the Quran. That understanding the Quran should create the quirkiness and dakwah increase in taqwa is not just the objective of studying the Quran, a reminder for all of us will be in the month of Ramadan, that this is also the objective of fasting. Allah Subhana Allah tells us also in chocolate Baqarah that about fasting that Allah contact the fasting is prescribed on you, Allah, taco so that you can increase in your taqwa. So just like understanding the grandmas increases in

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taqwa, I would assume our cm our fasting also should increase as in taqwa. So, if we are fasting the entire month of Ramadan, and we don't feel an increase in our closeness with Allah subhanho wa Taala. We don't feel an increase in our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala then there is something wrong in the way that we are fasting because we are not achieving the objective of the past. And the same goes with our recitation of the Quran, keep our recitation of the Quran is not bringing us closer to Allah. It is not increasing our taqwa, then the something we are not doing right.

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Now, if you look at the second and third qualities which Allah Subhana Allah mentioned in this verse, you will realize that Allah is talking in a specific order, and each quality one leads to the other. For example, Hunter the first talks about taqwa, and then he mentioned increase in demand, and then he mentions tawakkol. Now, an increase in taqwa will automatically mean an increase in demand. And if your Eman increases, then the higher your level of demand, the more tawakkol you will have Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this verse is referring to three things which happened in a set order that when you start studying the Quran, when you start reciting the Quran understanding first

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this will increase your taqwa. The increase in taqwa will lead to an increase in a man in your belief in your faith and your conviction in Islam. And this increasing demand, once your faith is stronger, your faith Allah subhanaw taala is stronger, your tawakoni Allah is stronger as well. Now what is the local because there are a lot of misconceptions about this word in our communities. The work will means to put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala and today we have two opposite understandings on this issue, which are incorrect, one understanding which is incorrect, or those people who they don't want to work, and they say that Optima, tawakoni Allah, this is incorrect.

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Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told us to be like the birds, the birds leave the home in the morning, and they return home that have been provided for them. Of course, that means the birds had to leave the home and go out and seek the risk for Allah to provide for them if the birds had to sit in the nest, that Allah would not provide for them because they did not adopt the means. So the worker does not mean not adopting the means, what the work will means. The work will means that as Muslims, we do whatever we need to do to excel in the dunya either hallelujah

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And then we put our trust in Allah. So, if we want to earn money, we make sure we earn it in a Halloween and whatever Allah gives us after that, we say Alhamdulillah if there is a haram way to earn even more money, we do not go into it. Because we trust that Allah Subhana Allah will give us what you do to us, and Allah subhanaw taala will not harm us for choosing the right way. So, the work will means that you will adopt the means, and you will work your hardest, but you will not overstep the boundaries of the Sharia. And when it comes to risk, you do not see that this money is because of my efforts are this money is because of my intellect. Rather, this money is raised from

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Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The walk will is a very, very important quality.

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Because with the Wakil, you will find that a times of difficulty and hardships, your heart is at ease. The walk will helps us to overcome the spirit and to overcome depression. And it helps to chase away suicidal thoughts. And another beautiful thing about the walk was he keeps our hope up and he keeps us patient at times of difficulty that Allah will make a way out for us. So it's a very important part of the psychological makeup of a believer that if we have to work with our life become beautiful. You will find that Muslims who trust Allah subhanho wa Taala will have this debacle. They can be in the most difficult of situations, but their hearts at peace because they

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know Allah knows what's best for them. And they trust Allah and they work and do the best to overcome the situation without losing hope. So these are three of the qualities that studying the Quran should have on our hearts, that studying the Quran should increase our taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine a Ramadan spent in fasting in the proper manner as well as studying the Quran in the proper manner. That is two things, both of which increase the taqwa. So by the end of Ramadan, our taqwa should be at a much higher level.

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And the Quran studying it should increase our demand. So we should come out of Ramadan, more convinced in Islam, with the stronger support for Islam with a stronger conviction and Eman and yaqeen in Islam, and you should come out for Ramadan with a higher level of support.

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In other words, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that the Quran was sent for guidance. You mentioned one of the verses which say this in the beginning of this program. We said shall Ramadan Allah de la piel Quran who does in us that Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Quran in the month of Ramadan as a means of guidance for mankind. Now if you go to the very beginning of the Quran, right at the beginning of the Quran on the second page, Allah Subhana Allah mentions in Surah Baqarah verse number two

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zelican kita bhullar eva p hudl.

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Delica kita Bula. Reba P. This is the group in which there is no doubt who doesn't live in it is a means of guidance. For those who have Taqwa. Again. This leads us back to the other verse. Allah subhanaw taala has told us that he revealed the Quran for the guidance of humanity in the verse of Ramadan.

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And this verse he says that those who have Taqwa They are the ones who will benefit from the guidance of the Quran. So we find the understanding the Quran increases your taqwa and that taqwa is necessary to be able to benefit from the Quran, to be able to follow the Quran to understand it and to practice it properly. So these are all links that the higher your level of taqwa The closer you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The more you understand the Quran, the more you're able to extract lessons from the Quran, the more you're able to benefit from the Quran and to follow it. So it's all linked. And so we find that unless that tells us that the Quran is a means of guidance for those who

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have Taqwa, and so we as the believers need to strive to inculcate this taqwa into our lives.

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So, with that, inshallah, that is what a lot of handler has to say about the Quran and effects should have in our hearts and inshallah there is one more verse which I wish to discuss, but before that, we need to take a short break as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Before the break, we are talking about Allah subhana wa Taala himself has to say about us. And we mentioned that Allah Subhana Allah said that understanding the Quran should increase us in tawakkol and increases in taqwa and in Eman and that this should lead us to understanding the Quran even more and deriving benefit and guidance from the Quran. Another very beautiful verse, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned a

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very beautiful metaphor.

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And he says, Lou and Zelda hazzle Quran Allah jobaline la Ito Horsham with a Sunday I'm in Casa Casa de la

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Do Halina Tila lomita popcorn. This is in circle hasher chapter 59 verse 21, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that if I had revealed this Quran to a mountain, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving us a metaphor, an example. And he says that if he had revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain crumbling, out of fear of Allah, the mountain would crumble and fall apart out of fear of Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala didn't say I provide such examples to people so that they may reflect

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Allah subhanaw taala in this verse is calling us upon reflecting about this example.

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What are they to reflect you were literally what Allah subhanaw taala in bringing forth as an example, he brings forth the example of a mountain. The mountain is one of the strongest, hardest and firmus things on the face of the earth.

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And despite it Allah subhanaw taala saying that the Quran

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if it was revealed to this mountain, the amount of taqwa the mountain would have would cause it to crumble, to fall apart.

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So if the Quran is not having that impact on our hearts, if it is not increasing our hearts in taqwa,

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then

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does that mean our hearts are hardened in the mountain? This is a very important point for us to reflect upon. This is a very, very crucial and important point for us to reflect upon, that the Quran was revealed for our guidance. And if it is not having this impact on us, this makes our hearts harder than mountains. In other words, Allah subhanaw taala describes the hearts of those who are not affected by the Quran and not impacted by the guidance of Allah to be like rocks. If you pour water on a rock, it does not affect the rock in any way. And so the water of demand will fall upon the hearts of some people it does not affect their hearts will not protect us from being like

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that and grandest of hearts, which

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will understand the Quran and benefit from its guidance.

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So the purpose of the Quran is clear, the Quran was revealed for our guidance, and the impact of the Quran is clear. All we need to do is to make an effort to read it, to understand it and to follow it for this to come into our life.

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So when we look at our history as Muslims, we will find in our history, that there are many, many examples of Greek people whose lives were impacted and completely transformed just by understanding the Quran. I'm sure many of you might have stories to share about this. So if you have any inspirational stories, maybe about yourself or somebody that you know who life was changed for understanding the Quran, feel free to phone in and to convey your stories. But I'd like to mention a very critical story. Now inshallah

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I need to mention a very beautiful story about Homer radula.

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Many of us may be familiar with the story.

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And it's a very, very commonly told story. It is the story of Omar Abdullah and who and how he converted to Islam. Before I go into the story, a bit of a background of Omar Abdullah Omar, Al Khattab rhodiola, and who was one of the strongest, and tapas members have the courage. And he was very passionate about his religion, because oh my god, and who before becoming a Muslim, he really believed that his religion was right, and that Islam was something new. And that was the propaganda going around at that time. So what changed him? What changed over from being one of the staunchest enemies of Islam, because he was such an enemy of Islam, that when one of the Sahaba said that she

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thinks over my convert to Islam, as a hobby replied to and said that his father's donkey would convert before he does, he'll mean that there's no way he's gonna convert. And that's how far away he was, in terms of his hatred for the Muslims. So what changed him? What changed over from being a type of person who was so far away from Islam, to becoming the type of person who became the leader of this oma? After Rasulullah Abubakar? There are two stories, which are mentioned about this. And both of them involved the Quran. The first story mentions that Omar Abdullah who one day he went, he went to the Kaaba to worship. And he saw Rasulullah Islamism sitting by the Kaaba and reciting

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Quran.

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So he began thinking to himself about the Quran. And he said, he began to realize that this isn't the normal speech of humans. You know? So he said that, you know, the Prophet Muhammad slow Islam must be a poet. At the rescue last lesson, recited the verse of the Quran.

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That phone show up to half of that. Verily, this is the word of our honored messenger, which has brought from Allah. It is not the word of a poet. Little Do you believe. So Omar was surprised that what he was thinking, the verse of the Quran answered. So the next thought that came to my head is maybe he's a soothsayer of sorts, or magician of sorts. And so the next verse that Rasulullah Aslam decided was, no Is it the word of a soothsayer? Little Do you remember? This is the revelation sent down from your Lord.

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So this made Omar I don't think it really got him thinking that this score and is something unique. This Quran is something different.

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It was not the ramblings, as the propaganda of his time was saying, it was something special.

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But over the man who was not yet convinced of Islam completely, he still felt that the Muslim recording problems in the community, and he had at one point in time, even

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planned to assassinate Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. And so we find another story. And this story is more famous than the one I just narrated. So many of you might already know it already, and who had left his home, to go out and find them and kill him. He had taken his sword with him. And as he was doing, somebody informed him that his own wife, Fatima, Fatima, Vinayaka, sister Omar, who had become a Muslim.

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And so he went straight to the house of party market, and husband, and he knocked on the door. And he forced his way in, and he began to fight with him.

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And he told me, he asked him, What are you doing? And he said, if he asked you, did you leave your religion? and his sister replied to him that they had become Muslims. So Omar rajala, one who demanded

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that they show them what they were reciting.

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And so this became our regular news first exposure to the Quran in the way that he was him reciting the Quran on his own and quantity over its meanings. In the earlier incident. Rasulullah slicin was reciting the Quran and Omar region and who was overhearing it. Now Yeah, he was reciting it himself, and looking at these meanings. And they had a leaf with them which had the opening verses of surah poha Ani who maracas and who began reciting the opening verse of Surah Taha and he recited them and he looked at the meanings until he came to the verse where Allah says, that, definitely I am Allah, there is no god worthy of worship except me. So worship Me and established Allah for my remembrance.

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When, when Omer had read these verses, a big change came over him. And he became convinced that the teachings of Islam were not only good, but it was the truth of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Muhammad Ali Islam was indeed the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so we find that Omar Abdullah and who he then went to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he became a Muslim. He not only became a Muslim, and became one of the Sahaba, but he became a leading the hobby. He is the second greatest hobby after Abu Bakar radula, one second greatest hobby. How does someone go from wanting to kill the Prophet slowly Islam to becoming the second greatest hobby, what changed him? Both stories of change focused on one thing, the Quran in both stories, it was the Quran. In one story, he heard the Quran and it affected him. And in the latest story, he read the Quran, and he completely transformed him. He checked the Quran has this power to transform a man

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from being someone who was full of hatred, and murderous thoughts to being the best of humanity, one of the greatest humans to walk the face of this earth, former radial and who became such a great man that entire books have been written about his life, and the stories written about him can make you cry, what a wonderful human being you have become. Just to mention one such story. Homer Dillon, who at one point in time, he was the Hollywood ruler of the Muslim world. And he had been walking around at night, looking to see if anybody needs help. And he saw one lady who was waiting some water and stone pretending to be cooking so that her children would go to sleep. She asked him, she asked her

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what she's doing. And she replied that they are poor, they don't have any money or food. And that she's just boiling the stones to the children thing that food being prepared and they fall asleep. O'Meara Dylan, who he went, and he brought a sack of food himself, and he cooked the food for them, and he let them eat the food in front of him made sure they all were full, and then he left and this lady did not know that there was over and she said this

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I wish you were the Hollywood instead of woman. But this is the level of humanity rich, to be able to go out at night when he was the ruler, which rulers in the world do this. They go to go out at night, and to feed the poor with his own hands anonymously. This was the level of humanity which it began with studying the Quran. It began with understanding the Quran. Understanding the Quran has this big an impact on the lives of people. And so Omar Abdullah, and who is the classic example of how the Quran can transform a person. So why don't you have the impact on us? How many of us can see that the Quran has changed us like this? If you can do that hamdulillah that is good news. And we

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need to share this with others that we need to help others to understand the Quran, actually, so we can have an impact on everybody. So we can have people like this in our community, we can have Muslims of this level in our community

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Sujata This is the beautiful story of Omar regular and who have one more story to share. But before that, we will take a short break Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We have a question from one of the callers and the caller wants to know what is the best English translation of the Quran to use for study. And they had the justice issue in details last week. For those who missed last week's program and the list. I will go through it quickly.

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Quickly a very important point on translations is that when it comes to translations of the Quran, we need to firstly understand that the translation is not the Quran, because the Arabic Quran is the word of Allah, while the translation is a translation done by a human and if we look at the Arabic Quran also, the other major point is that since the Arabic Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the translation is done by a human that makes the translation

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have some mistakes in it, it will mean the translation will have some mistakes in it because every human makes mistakes. So you will not find a translation of the Quran which is free from mistakes because they are human efforts. Nonetheless, I have a hamdulillah read many translations of the Quran into English. And from my experience, there are two translations which I recommend as the best available in English. The first is called the Sahih International translation. This is a heat international translation

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which is done by three reverb, reverb sisters from USA, very well done translation with minimal errors and good English and authentic explanation. And the other translation which I found excellent is output and guidance for mankind by Baruch as the Moloch is a very beautiful translation of the Quran and flows very well. If these are not available in your area, then I would recommend getting the Marmaduke Pickthall Translation or the darussalam Translation which is known as the Noble Quran. And the authors of that translation are Dr. Muhammad, Mohsin Khan and Dr. Mohammed WD Hilary. So that's a very good translation very authentic. And the only reason why I wouldn't recommend that

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translation as the best is because the English is not as the English not as good as the others, it doesn't flow very well. So it's a bit difficult to read. So if you are studying for the first time in English, it might be a bit difficult to read that one. If you have read other translations already, then I would definitely recommend reading the Noble Quran Translation by darussalam because it goes the most in detail into tafsir in English, and he could Sahih Bukhari Sahih Muslim obscene in Nicosia, so it's very detailed. But it's also a bit difficult to read if it's your first translation. So for those who have read already, that will be a very good choice. For those who are

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reading for the first time in English, I would recommend either the Asahi international translation or the fog as Amalek translation and Allah knows best. So those are some of the translations available on the market and those which are, in my view, the best translations to read and I hope that answers the question, inshallah.

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Now we are discussing the history of Islam, and how the Quran impacted the hearts of the believers. And we focusing on the Sahaba because it is the harbor we see the biggest change in the lives of people. Based on the Quran, we see that there's a harbor, they came from backgrounds which are very diverse background, which includes a lot of bad things. But once the Quran entity lies once Rasulullah Islam came to them with a message he completely transformed. And one story which mentioned this very beautifully. He's the story of the migration of this episode. Yeah.

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This happened during the early modern period, that some of the sahaabah had migrated to Abyssinia because of the persecution of the Muslims at the hands.

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Quraysh what was happening to those who are not familiar with this aspect of our history was that during the early years, the Muslims were a minority in Makkah, and to the face great persecution at the hands of the

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Kurdish and idol worshipping Qureshi of Makkah, who do not want them to worship Allah alone and do not want them to call the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So because of this, some of this harbor had decided to migrate to Abyssinia on the advice of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam because the rule of Abyssinia was the just Christian King.

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So because this Christian King was just Rasulullah saw it and told him that the radical in love there. But the enemies of Islam at that time did not allow them to go and live in peace. So when they had moved to Abyssinia, the courage had seen among us are the one who was not yet a Muslim. That time he was a disbeliever. And he was one of the most eloquent speakers. And he was also a friend of the king of Amazonia. So they had sent him to Abyssinia to try and convince the king to send the Muslims back to Makkah. And he took some gifts for the king from some treasures and valuables to try and bribe the king to convince him to send the Muslims back to Makkah. And he told

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the king that the Muslims were rebels, the troublemakers and that they should not allow them to live in his country.

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But the king of Abyssinia was a righteous man. And he was adjustment as Rasulullah had told us. And so

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he called the Muslims he wanted to hear both sides of the story. So we call the Muslims. And he told him to speak, wanted to hear their side. So Jaffer, if they call it the cousin of Rasulullah. Islam, he represented the Muslims, and listen to what he has to say. Because what he has to see really shows us the impact and the transformation that the Quran can have on a person's life. It shows us through this very clearly. So listen very carefully to his words, jabber in the avatar lipset. Who King, we were a people in a state of ignorance and immorality. We worship idols, and we eat the flesh of dead animals. We committed all sorts of sin and shameless deeds. We broke the ties of

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kinship, we treated our guests badly, and the strong, the strong among us, exploited the weak. We remain in this state until Allah sent us a prophet. One of our own people whose lineage, truthfulness, trustworthiness and integrity were well known to us. He called us to worship Allah alone, and to renounce the stones and the idols, which we and our ancestors used to worship. He commanded us to speak the truth, to honor our promises, to be kind to our relatives, to help our neighbors to stop doing all forbidden acts, to stay away from killing people, to avoid to avoid all type of obscene things, and to avoid being false witnesses,

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and not to misuse the property of an orphan, and not to slander chaste woman.

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He ordered us to worship Allah alone, and not to associate anything with him to uphold the sola to get this occur, and to pass in the month of Ramadan. We believed in him and what he brought to us from Allah. And we followed him in what he asked us to do, and we kept away from what he fought for me, that's why I'm doing so King, our people attacked us. They put severe punishment on us, to make us renounce our religion, and to go back to our own immorality, and the worship of idols. They oppressed us and made life intolerable for us. And he obstructed us from observing our religion. So we left for your country is desiring your protection, and hoping to live in justice and peace.

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The King of Amazonia was very impressed with the words of Jaffa we call him.

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And

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so our US tried to cause problems again, and he said that the Muslims don't believe in Jesus now. So he tried to cause problems between the Muslim and Christian thinking that they don't believe in Jesus. So, the king asked Joshua, what do you believe about Jesus? And he replied, We believe what the Prophet told us about it, that he was the Messenger of God, which was born miraculously. And then the king asked him to recite something from the book of God from the Quran. So Java, Rajan, who recited the verses of surah Merriam, the chapter of Mary, Chapter 19 of the Quran, which mentions the birth of Jesus, Prophet Isa peace be upon him, his miraculous birth, and how he was a messenger

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of Allah a messenger of God.

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Upon yearning, the suit the recitation of the surah the key

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Have Abyssinia began to cry.

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And he told the Muslims the message which your prophet has bought, and the message which Jesus has brought is the same, they come from the same source.

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And he told our and his companions go for by Allah I will never surrender them to you.

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Now this is a very beautiful story that we see in a variety of ways the impact that currently have on people because on one side, we see the impact that the Quran has on Jaffer rajala, and who on the other side we see the impact that the Quran had on the king of Amazonia

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jumper or the language mentioned to us in this relation that thanks to Brazil last law, Islam and the Quran in the Quran and the Sunnah. The Muslims, the people of Makkah were transformed from people who used to worship idols to people who worship Allah Allah. For people who used to come on stream this leads to people who were chased a righteous from people who were unjust to people who upheld justice for people who wanted to be at war to people who wanted peace. So there are so many lessons we can take from this inshallah we will take a short break and then get back to the lessons

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warahmatullahi wabarakatu. For those who are just joining us, we spoke about what the Quran itself has to say about this. Allah subhanaw taala has told us that the Quran should increase our taqwa increase our Eman increase our consciousness of Allah and our belief, and you should help us to become to be tawakkol in Allah. And it is a minute it means of guidance for us. So for those who have Taqwa and high level of demand, you're able to benefit and gain guidance from the Quran.

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And then we mentioned some stories from our history. We still we spoke about the story of Omar regular and who and how

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he converted to Islam. And it was the Quran which had transformed his life and changed him and made him the creators of this Omar after Abu Bakr radiallahu.

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And then we spoke about the story of the Egypt to Abyssinia and Jennifer Rolando explaining to the king of Amazonia the effects and transformation which the Quran had had on him and the other Sahaba and this is a very, very beautiful re recorded statement from Jacqueline were very beautiful speech by chaffer we can really see the impact that Islam is supposed to have on our lives.

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Another angle to the story is not only the Quran have an impact on Java, the language of Sahaba but when he recited Surah mareel the chapter merely chapter 19 of the Quran when he recited that surah particularly the story of the miraculous birth of Jesus peace be upon him, to the Christian King have ever seen. Yeah, it had a very, very profound effect on him. He began to cry, and he did not, you know, allow the

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Odisha Makkah to take the Muslims back he kept them to live under justice under his rule, right until he passed away many years later. And when he passed away many years later, Rasulullah Islam, prayed janazah for him in absence. The janazah In absence is something which is disputed between the Muslims. But in this specific occasion, it is authentically reported that Rasulullah Islam did pray janazah In absence for the king of Amazonia. And when he when the king of Amazonia passed away. Rasulullah Islam said, Today a righteous man has passed away. The Popo statement the king of Amazonia, who died a believer personal Islam called him a righteous man.

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And you know, this goes against understanding that some of us have that to be righteous, you need to be poor, and you need to shun the world to ever see in your head, all the riches in the world. And he had full rulership and power over the people, but he was just, and justice is part of righteousness, as mentioned in the Quran. And as rasulillah some has told us in the Hadees, that from the seven people will be under the shade of the throne and the Day of Judgment. The first of them is the just ruler. Why? Because when you are in a position of leadership, being just is your greatest test. And so anyone who is just in a position of leadership, out of fear of Allah, this

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makes them righteous. And this puts them under the seat of Allah, on the day of judgment and sort of Islam called the king of Amazonia, a righteous man. What changing what made him a believer, the Quran surah Maria chapter of Mary, and the beautiful story of the birth and the miraculous birth of the Prophet Jesus peace be upon it. So these are some stories from the lives of the Sahaba in which we can see that the Quran completely changed him. He left a completely

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transformation in your life, the type of people they were before they understood the Quran and the type of people they were after that were completely different in many ways.

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And we need to ask ourselves, why doesn't the Quran have this impact on us? Or does it

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we need to study the Quran debate is a habit

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and we need to study the Quran using the same methodology the data that is the understood the Quran, according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah Islam, and likewise we need to understand the Quran in light of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and understanding of the Sahaba because they were the best of generations, and they should be our yardstick. They should be our role models. They should be the people who we want to be like, we want to be like the Sahaba and so we will try to understand the Quran the way that they did, so we can follow in the footsteps.

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We find also the Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, when I shall read the law was asked to describe the character of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. She replied ganda Hulu.

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His character was the Quran, meaning the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he loved the Quran.

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And this is a very good reputation to those people who do not believe in the Sunni or do not believe in

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Islam. There's no similar Slocum Sousa and his Hadees were the explanation of the Quran. You cannot have one without the other. So when we talk about understanding the Quran, it means you understand the Quran in light of the sooner because it Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and this to have understood a verse in one way, we cannot change the meaning of that verse we have to understand it as needed. So it is very important for us when studying the Quran that we studied, along with the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam which explained the Quran, for example is the heel Bukhari. There's an entire section called the chapter of tafsir, where he mentioned all the Hadees of Rasulullah Islam

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which he had recorded as authentic, which deal with obscene. So it's important to learn these Hadees our understanding of the Quran is the same as that of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So, in conclusion, we can see that the Quran has the impact to change the world. It has this potential to change the world. It's up to us to make the effort we need to make a concerted effort as a community and individuals to begin understanding the Quran and following these teachings so we can reach our True Potential as an oma.

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Now just to give you a heads up as to what we'll be discussing next week, and to get give you a little bit of a taster. Next week inshallah I wish to discuss that I've seen of some of the most commonly recited sutras.

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In the Quran, particularly those sutras which we recite in our solar

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most particularly circle party, I want to focus next week primarily on the Tafseer property Hmm, and if we have time to answer and the three calls as well, why these rules in particular, because these are the sutras that we generally recite in our Salah.

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And if you want to understand the Quran, the first The most important thing is to understand those aspects of the Quran, which we recited our Salah, so that we begin to recite our Salah with understanding

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because when you pray your Salah with understanding, it no longer remains a ritual, it becomes a it becomes a means of communication between you and Allah and it has a completely different impact in your life. So it's very important for us that we do this so inshallah next week we are going to look at the Quran and this sutras which we commonly recycling our salah and the Tafseer of the sutras inshallah hoping that the sutras can touch our hearts and change our lives. If you want to learn a bit more about the seer inshallah you can follow me on Twitter, that is my camera on my Facebook page to everyday I am posting the first day with the fear for the entire month of Ramadan and we

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will be discussing these topics as well. inshallah. So with that inshallah, I will come to a conclusion today for today for this week's program, and I hope inshallah, that this program has been beneficial and has helped you to gain closer to the Quran and through it you get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala until you meet again, I prayed Allah Subhana Allah guides each and every one of us to live the Quran and to make the Quran the guidance of our lives and to transform us and to make us follow the we have this habit in every aspect of our lives, as well as whether to accept our efforts in the month of Ramadan and to make this month of Ramadan productive and beneficial for all of us

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who are asking Tawana hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh