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Ramadan 2019 #01 – How to approach the Quran
Channel: Ismail Kamdar
Series: Ismail Kamdar – Ramadan 2019
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
hamdulillah. You're below the mean or salatu salam Nabeel Karim Allah Allah He was happy at mine
so Ramadan Mubarak to all of you and welcome to what's going to ensure be the first of many videos on this topic. I decided to like restart my youtube channel in that
I've made a commitment to try and do YouTube videos.
Almost every day for Ramadan is going to be everyday inshallah, we're going to do tafsir every single day of the month of Ramadan. But you when Ramadan is over, I plan to continue, I plan to do more and more videos, I plan to utilize this channel a lot more until I have the resources or have the time. So I want to really make this a beneficial challenge channel for all of you. And what are you going to do this Ramadan is inshallah every morning of the selected budget, I will come live online. And of course you can watch the video throughout the day at whatever time is most convenient to you. But I'm going to take a verse of the Quran every day. And I'm going to explain a bit of the
Tafseer of that verse. And
I'm going to one verse from each Jews. So today inshallah, we're going to take a look at the first use of the Quran, right we're going to take a look at the first use of the Quran one of the verses right at the very beginning. And from there I'm going to explain, inshallah the correct approach towards the Quran. And that's really going to be the basis upon which the rest of the series will be built. Whatever we're going to look at from here on in for the rest of Ramadan, will build upon what I say today regarding this verse, and the verse which I want us to look at today, which is found right at the very beginning of the Quran, in the very beginning of Surah Baqarah the second verse in
Surah Al Baqarah will illustrate the Hannah with Alice's Zelikow kita boo la ye Buffy who doesn't live happy. I chose Surah Fatiha Allah subhana wa Taala teaches us the duty to ask for guidance and the electrical handout that begins to occur by saying this is the book of guidance regarding which there is no doubt. Right, that radical kita galadari Buffy There is no doubt regarding this book who doesn't live in. It is a guidance for those who have Taqwa. Now, this is a very important verse in there's so many different perspectives on which we can discuss this first. The first thing we can look at in this verse is that Allah Subhana Allah begins the Quran by saying that laroy Buffy, there
is no doubt in this book. And there's many different of seers of no doubt what the fear is that there's no mistakes in the Quran. Right? There's no mistakes, there's no contradictions. The other fear is that anyone who seeks the truth, who studies the Quran with the perspective of finding the truth from God, they will arrive at the position of having no doubt that Islam is the truth. Right? And so the other perspectives as well. But this one really brings into what I want us to do this Ramadan, which is to approach the Koran from a perspective of of seeking sincere guidance. We shouldn't read the Quran, trying to make you agree with our ideas that already in our mind we
popular opinion with what's cool out there nowadays what's, what's the current trends? what we think is right, that's not the perspective from which we should approach the Quran. Rather, the Quran should be approached from the perspective that this is a large book, Allah is the one who knows what is right and wrong. I'm going to read this book, I'm going to follow this book, I'm going to believe in this book, I'm going to shape my opinions according to this book. Right? Meaning we have to approach the Quran from a perspective that we are going to learn from it. And he's going to challenge our ideas is going to challenge our knowledge is going to challenge the thoughts already
in our mind. And we are going to find things in the Quran that are different from what we think that we may think something is right and the Quran is going to say it wrong. We are going to think something is wrong and the Quran is going to say it's right. And we have been willing to accept that perhaps we are wrong, perhaps society is wrong, perhaps modern taught is wrong, rather than rather than trying to force our ideas in the Quran that the Quran shaped our ideas. So the second half of the verse, Allah subhanaw taala says that the Quran is houda it is guidance. And this comes twice in Surah Baqarah in verse 185, a lot smarter says it is good and enough these guidance for humanity for
mankind. And at the very beginning in verse number two electrical hunters who don't live in it is guidance for those who have Taqwa. So is it is this a contradiction? You're allowed to have a handle on one hand, the thing is guidance for mankind, on the other hand, is saying it is guidance for those who have the law. This is not a contradiction because these two things
Types of guidance. The first type of guidance is to show right from wrong. The second type of guidance is to put the love and practice of Islam into the heart of a person. So from the first perspective, a book that shows everybody what is right and wrong is the Quran, it is telling us it is a guidance for mankind, any member of humanity can open the Quran, read it studied, understand it, and take guidance from it. But who is it at the end of the day that's going to benefit from it? Who is at the end of the day that's actually going to have the guidance into the heart and change your life. But those who have Taqwa and this brings us to Why? You know, why do we study the Quran?
And how do we study the Quran? You see, the Quran is for everybody. Right? It is for all of mankind. But it's only going to benefit the people who approach it from the perspective of taqwa. What is that one? That one means simply that you are conscious of a washer behind or what are you think about Allah, right, and each have different levels. It's something that increases and decreases over time. And we know that the month of Ramadan is the month of taqwa, Allah Subhana Allah says in verse 183, of the same surah that he has made fasting compulsory upon us, Allah come upon, said your taco may increase. So this is a matter of the Quran. This is the month of taqwa. And the Quran only
benefits those who have Taqwa. So we should approach the Quran from the perspective of taqwa, we should approach the Quran, from the perspective of trying to increase our taqwa and then using the taqwa to increase our understanding of the Quran. So what I want you to do this Ramadan, is for every verse of the Quran that you need every sutra that you read every Tafseer or translation that you need to approach it from a spiritual perspective. Don't try to look at it from a rational or logical perspective. Don't try to make it agree with your personal ideas or your personal beliefs, or what society's already saying, approach it spiritually. approach it as if, as if what it is,
which is that this is the book of Allah. This is the book of guidance, a guide. To have Taqwa. I'm going to go into it with taqwa, I'm going to go into it, expecting a lot to tell me what's right and wrong, I'm going to believe it, I'm going to follow it. And if that means changing my ideas, if that means changing my opinions, then that's what I'm going to do. So that's all for today, inshallah. And that's really what I wanted us to begin with, that our approach to the Koran should be one of spirituality. It should be one of taqwa. It should be one of seeking the truth and guidance. It should be one in which we are an open book and the Quran is reading us and changing us. Right? It
should be one way when we are interacting with the Quran. We are not trying to change the message of the Quran to suit our ideas, but we are trying to change our ideas to agree with the Quran. So if we do that inshallah, we will get the full benefit from the Quran, it will shape our life it will guide us towards a straight path and in this verse will apply to us would have been, it would be a guidance for the people of taqwa May Allah make us people that taqwa May he make us worthy of that kind, it may help us to benefit from the guidance, just after hearing. I'll be back online, same time tomorrow inshallah for the Tafseer of the next verse was the 100 alaminos salaam alaikum