Channel: Ismail Kamdar
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh This is the divine connection understanding the Quran Alhamdulillah we are in the sixth episode of the series, and Alhamdulillah as we mentioned six weeks ago, this was originally said to be a six part series. So inshallah Today we are going to complete the final part of our original six part series inshallah, and towards the end of the program, I will announce what we'll be doing from next week onwards. Now that radio announcer is Alhamdulillah a full time station. So, with this divine connection over the past six episodes, we have covered a lot of interesting topics, and inshallah, what I want to do today, specifically for those who have not
been able to tune in for every single episode is to do a quick recap of the major lessons which we have learned over the past six weeks. And inshallah we also have a very special guest on our show later on, all the way from Cape Town, Shikari Appleby, who inshallah will be sharing with us his insights on understanding the Quran.
we've been looking at the Quran over the past six weeks, we've been looking at things which are a bit different from just normal tafsir we've been looking at the Quran from different perspectives, from the perspectives of understanding the stories from the perspective of abrogation, reasons for revelations, the usage of translations and a variety of other topics.
One of the most important points which we have discussed, and I think I mentioned this on two of the shows, is the correct method for understanding verses of the Quran. And basically, the main lesson that we need to take from what was covered in that episode was that whenever there is a debate or a disagreement, or a difference of opinion, on how to interpret a specific verse of the Quran, then we go back to see how the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba understanding Raja Allahu anhu Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam in the Sahaba. their understanding of the Quran is the correct understanding. And so, this should be our methodology that whenever we have a discussion,
whenever there is a disagreement, we go back, we open the books of Tafseer. And we look at the narrations of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam for the Sahaba who are scholars of Tafseer. And we see what was their understanding of this course. And if we find a clear and explicit understanding from them of that verse, then that is what we need to follow, even if it is different from what we ourselves understood.
Why? Because number one Rasulullah slaley Islam is the Messenger of Allah who the Quran was revealed to, there is no doubt that he understood the Quran test from everybody. And the Sahaba were the people who he taught the Quran to directly they were the witnesses, the eyewitnesses of the revelation. They were his direct students. And so they understood the Quran, pettiness and Ramos is a harbor dividual Sahaba who understood the Quran even better than others. For example, when it comes to the fear, the hobby who is put on the highest level is Abdullah Abbas rajala. Why? Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has made to avoid Rasulullah slowly Islam had said that
Allah, Allah grant him the understanding of the Quran. And so Abdullah Abbas, he was a very young man at that time, actually, he was a child, but he grew up to become one of the greatest scholars of Tafseer the world has ever seen. And so we Abdullah Abbas explained to us that this is what a verse means. Generally that is the correct understanding. Another Sahabi whose understanding of the Quran is very important to look at is Ayesha. rajala. Why Ayesha? rajala Haha, because she is the greatest female scholar that this woman has seen. She was a scholar of tafsir, Huggies and PIP and many other fields. She has learned directly from her husband, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam and her understanding is amongst the best. So very, very important point, whenever there is a discussion in the difference of opinion, or how do you interpret a verse of the Quran? Let us open the books of tafsir. Let us look at how the rasulillah lolly Islam and this hub understand this. And last week, we did look at some examples of this.
Another issue which we had discussed earlier on, this is as discussed in the first two episodes of our series, right at the beginning of Ramadan was regarding translations. And we had mentioned and this is a very important point to take note of translations are done by humans. The Quran is from Allah. So the Quran is perfect. For translations are not translations are human efforts. Human efforts have mistakes, no matter how brilliant the human who dedicates So, we should approach a translation knowing that it is not the Quran.
It is a translation of the meanings of the Quran by a human and it will have mistakes. Nonetheless, the core messages of the Quran can still be understood from reading a translation. For example, the stories can be understood from a translation, the message of tawheed the oneness of God can be understood from reading a translation. The verses dealing with the afterlife can be understood clearly from reading a translation. So the core message can still be understood what hamdulillah and I'd mentioned some of the translations which are worth reading, which are best. I personally recommend the heat international translation. If that's not available, I recommend the book as a
Mali translation, known as Alcor and a guidance for mankind. If that's not available, then there's another one called the translation of the meanings of the Noble Quran. Most people know it just as the Noble Quran is published by darussalam publications done by chef, Dr. Mohammed Wasim Khan, and Dr. Muhammad Ali. And then there's also momager picked up translation, there are others as well. But these are generally more accurate than the other ones which are available on the market. So these are the translations I personally recommend. So that was the issue of translation. Now, another very important point, which we covered and recover this two weeks ago, was the issue of stories in the
Quran, how do we deal with the stories in the Quran. And just a quick recap of what was the main point we had taken from the obviously we spent a full hour on this topic. But the main point was that the stories of the Quran and not the just for learning history and practice, that's not the purpose of the stories. Allah Subhana Allah tells us that the cause causes him Abraham, that in the stories are lessons, they are lessons in their stories. So from there, we understand
that the purpose of the stories of the Quran is to extract lessons. And that is what we need to focus on. Anytime we read a story. And not just a story in the Quran, by the way, as Muslims, we should apply this to any story in history for any other story. Anytime we deal with a story and specifically with a story from the Quran,
we need to ask ourselves, what have I learned from this? How has this impacted my life? How has this changed my life? If it hasn't, we have not taken full benefit from that story, we need to go back and reanalyze it so that we can take stronger benefits from it. So that is a very, very important point regarding the stories of the Quran. And really, what happens now is very often you want to focus on the details, who was this person's father, who was his mother? Was Where was he born? What century was he born in? And very often that knowledge does not help us to become better Muslims. So instead, let us focus on things like why did he do this? And what is the Lord and what is the lesson
we can learn from them, and how we can apply that to contemporary times. If we do that we can inshallah benefit a lot more from the stories.
One last major topic which we covered during the past few weeks, and this was covered last week, was the issue of abrogation in the Quran. And we tackle the question which comes very often from people who are not yet Muslims. That is the issue of
why are the verses in the Quran which are abrogated, because there is a misunderstanding among some people, that abrogation indicates that Allah changed his mind. And we said that is not the case. abrogation in the Quran exists, because Allah subhanaw taala had planned it to exist, he had planned that for a specific time period, he was going to reveal a specific law.
And then later on, when the people were ready, he was going to replace it with a more universal law. So this was already pre ordained, really pre determined, it was already mentioned in further allow it already going to do this, it was not a change of mind. It was a planned system of laws, which was coming. So abrogation does not indicate anything wrong. And abrogation is not something we should shy away from discussing, discussing, it is a very, very important topic. And it is something which is explainable and understandable when you look at it in the proper context. And we had mentioned a very important example of this, that even in the previous scriptures, there is a lot of abrogation.
If there was no abrogation, there would have been no need for God to send different prophets. Yet we find that some of the laws of Moses were abrogated by the prophet David. And some of the laws of the Prophet David were abrogated by the Prophet Jesus, you will find these aggregations taking place even in the Bible itself. So it's not something new with the Quran. abrogation has always been there in the previous level.
of God, he has always been abrogation revealing specific laws for specific people, later replacing it with more universal laws. So these were the major themes which we have covered over the past five weeks, we look at how to understand the Quran, how to pick a translation, the importance of the understanding of the Sahaba Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we look at how to understand the Quranic stories. And we looked at abrogation, and how to understand that. One other topic we look at is the importance of knowing the reasons for revelation that some of the verses of the Quran were revealed for specific reasons. They were specific contexts in which they were revealed, which gives away the
correct understanding. So, for those specific verses, you know, it's very important for us to be aware of why the verse was revealed, we need to be aware of why the verse was revealed. And from there, it will help us to stay away from misunderstanding the verses. So those are hungry luck with the major themes which we covered during the past one and a half months Alhamdulillah and it was a very beautiful Ramadan that we have all benefited from the Quran. And now the big topic which we have to discuss today is what do we do now with the Quran, because unfortunately, very often after Ramadan is over, we put the Quran away, and we only open it again next Ramadan. inshallah, today, I
want to share with you some tips, which can help you to make the Quran a part of your life part of our lives the entire year round, not just in the month of Ramadan, because you can do, we all can do it if you put our mind to it, that we can make the Quran a part of our life, every day of our life. We are not just reading the Quran, but we are living the Quran, we are following it, like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us to do. So inshallah this is what we're going to look at now, we are going to look at basic methods of understanding of how to make the Quran a daily part of our life. And the way I'm going to approach this is I'm going to look at general tips on forming good habits,
right, some general tips on forming good habits, you can apply this to any good habit you want to put into your life. And then we're going to look at each of these tips, how we can apply it specifically to the issue of the Quran.
inshallah, this is what we're going to look at.
And the first and a very important point to note here is the issue of setting goals. Now, what is a goal? For many of us, we have in our heads, things which we want to do, but they remain Jeeves, they remain fantasies that we want to do. They're not read goals. A goal is something which is specific. A goal is something which you have set your mind to do. And one of the best ways to set your mind to do something is to write it down. Because when you write down something, you're making it official. So for example, in the context of what we are discussing today, if we are serious about making the Quran a part of our daily lives, we must write it down that I want to recite and understand and
follow the Quran every day of my life, write it down in your list of course, once you do that, then it becomes something which is now part of that is something that you have to do because your body feels a sense of obligation to fulfill the goals which you have written down for yourself. So writing down goals are very important. They help us to make it official, it helps us to take ourselves seriously. So if you want to take this, this is a very important point for us if you want to follow the Quran properly.
And then inshallah is there five more points which we are going to look at, but before that inshallah we are going to take a commercial break Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa wabarakatuhu Alhamdulillah Today we are looking at some general tips on how to make the Quran a part of our daily life hamdulillah in the beginning of Ramadan, we looked at tips on how to read the entire Quran in the month of Ramadan with understanding and now the Ramadan is over, many of us are struggling to keep this momentum going. So, inshallah we are going to look at some basic tips now and then inshallah after the next break, we will have a special guest. So, inshallah, what we are looking at
before the break was the first of our important goals, which we needed to set. We said that the first thing that we need to do if we want to recite the Quran every day and follow it and understand it is that we need to
set it as a goal to write it down to put it on paper that this is what I want to do. So it becomes something official becomes something which you yourself take seriously. Now, a very important point for following our goal.
And for wanting to achieve our goals is the importance of visualizing them. What do you mean by visualizing them? Let's take a look at an example from the Quran. One of the goals of the believers is to go to Paradise to go to gender. And we find that in the Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala describes gender and paradise in great and beautiful detail. Allah subhanaw taala talks about gardens, we need to reach rivers flow, and that we have rivers of wind does not intoxicate rivers of milk that cannot go off rivers of honey, rivers of water. And they are
told us about paradise. The paradise are things which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind can even imagine. Now this description, what does he do to us, it puts a picture in our head, it helps us to visualize gender. If you visualize gender, what happens you want it more. If you wanted more, what happens? You become more serious in your practice of Islam, and you become more serious about being a good Muslim.
So this is the importance of visualization. And that's why I also recommend to many of the my brothers and sisters who have it who find it hard to practice Islam that everyday take up time to think about gender. That's it everyday just sit and visualize gender in your head. What would you like your gender to look like? What would you like paradise to look to be like? What would you like to do in paradise? Would you like to walk through the gardens? or sit in your big castle? Or would you like to swim in the rivers? Whatever it is, it's your paradise, then when you have visualized it and you have a strong yearning for it, now think what do I need to improve to get there, and you'll
find it easier to improve, and inshallah get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the power of visualization. Likewise, if we find it hard to recite Quran every day, it's important for us to visually visualize ourselves doing so sit back and imagine and think about the benefits system and think for a while, if I had to recite the Quran understanding everyday, what difference would it make me in my life, imagine yourself in four years time as a better Muslim, and somebody who is living the Quran, see yourself with a full picture in your head of exactly how you can imagine yourself to be at that time. And this will ensure that inspire you to go after your goal of trying
to follow the Quran and to make it part of your life. So it's very, very important for us that we take our goal seriously. And we make an effort.
With that it's very important that we put in a plan of action of what am I going to do to accomplish my goal?
For example, if our goal is to go to Paradise, we need to think what am I doing, you get to paradise, because very often we talk about we want to go to China we want to go to we don't want to go to jahannam. But we do all the acts that lead to the Hellfire and we don't do the acts that lead to paradise. So if we are serious about going to paradise, we will set up a plan of action to get there we will pray five times a day, we will give out the car we will first in the month of Ramadan, we will be good to people, we will not cheat anybody because we are serious. And so we follow a plan of action. Likewise, if you want to recite the Quran every day, you need to make a plan as to when
am I going to do it? You know, you can't just say I'm going to recite the Quran tomorrow. When tomorrow you wake up in the morning, your mind will see immediate later, later comes early in the evening. In the evening comes a really tomorrow and you keep keep procrastinating. But if you have a plan of action that every day after fudger, I will recite two pages of the Quran. Just two pages. Now you have a specific goal, you have a specific plan. And it's also very, very important that not only that this plan be specific, but that you make it realistic. knowing yourself knowing your strengths and weaknesses. You make it realistic for example, if somebody knows that every day after
a shower, they are too tired to do anything, then do not set your time for reciting the Quran to be after Isha. Why? Because you know you're not gonna be able to stick to them. If you know that after budget, your mind is precious and you had your highest spiritually, then make it your goal to recite Quran at that time, because that's when you will benefit from the Quran the most. So this requires a bit of introspection, that what is the time of the day in which I know I can definitely read the Quran and what is the time of the day in which I know that if I read the Quran at this time, I will benefit from it the most. And then accordingly you said that would be the time of the day when you
read recite the Quran. This is very, very important because what happened to many of us is without having a specific timetable and plan, we get lost. We get lost and we don't know what to do. Right We end up procrastinating end up doing things at all times. We end up doing things at times when we are tired and unable to give it our concentration.
And the timetable is very important. One more very important point with regard to making the Quran a part of our lives.
The importance of doing things in small sizable portion.
And this is from the solar Rasulullah. Sonali sun has taught us this, he said,
Allah loves, that when a person does a deed, they do it constantly, even if it is more.
So the main message from this Hadees is that small deeds, which are constant, which are done on a daily basis, are more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala, then doing something big, and then you stop doing it again because you got too tired, right for example, sometimes we get this energy boost to recite Quran. So in one day, we sit and recite three Jews of the Quran, three parts of the Quran, we sit and recite it in one day, the next day, we are so tired that we don't recall for the next two weeks, right. But on the other hand, you might have somebody who only read one page of the Quran today, but he needed constant every day. For the rest of his life, he read one page of the Quran
that one page of the Quran would understand which was read constantly on a daily basis is more beloved to Allah, the reading the three Jews in one day and then we could try to do anything else after that. So this is in when it comes to productivity and time management This is known as chunking making your work into sizable portions and doing it according so we should do this with our Quran recitation as well, that instead of trying to read too much in one day, split it up. If you can only read one page properly, Are we understanding to either just read one page every day of the budget and inshallah you will find after a year you have read 300 pages of the Quran understanding
of hamdulillah So, this is something which can be beneficial to us, this is something which can help us inshallah. So just to recap, we said that the Quran we need to set our goals, we need to put in a plan of action, and we need to work in size of a process. So hamdulillah those are the tips for what we are, what we can do to make the Quran a daily part of our lives and hamdulillah. After the next break, we are going to be interviewing chef Derek Appleby for a short while and he inshallah inshallah will be sharing with us his insights on this topic, as well as informing us of a very important exciting course which he'll be teaching this weekend here in Durban. Assalamualaikum
warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah. We have a very special guest on our program in Sharla. His name is share Qatari Appleby. He is a graduate from the faculty of hygiene in Medina University, a former teacher at the Islamic online university and currently an instructor for the alcocer Institute. Check Are you online Salaam Alaikum
Welcome to the show how you doing today?
100 U shaped we've been discussing today on some advice on how we can make the Quran a constant part of our lives. For the many of us after Ramadan. It's difficult to keep our habits going. Do you have any advice for the listeners on this topic?
I do I want to remind myself and listen is that a lot of heinola Moosa eiling set up and said in many unawatuna in the NFL, Abu Dhabi was a previous product and he decreed that he said to him that indeed I am a love isn't worthy of worship except me. So worship Me and established to pray for my remembrance. So, Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke to Musa and is the speech of a loss of a Hannah who wants to add, if we as Muslims, we always regard the four armies as being that it will cause us to to motivate us much more to want to read it. And whenever we feel a laziness or, you know, we have an excuse not to do so if we remind ourselves this is the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah
speak to us when we read it. Allah subhanho wa Taala calls us to his worship, that reading the Quran is a remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala then it will help us to deal with that laziness with that, you know, the excuses that we make we busy we have things to do, especially after the month of Ramadan, as you've said, we find that you know, the plants go back onto the shelves and they get wrapped up nicely and put in the cupboard. So it's always important to remember that the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala as we listen to it in the month of Ramadan will continue to be his speech after the month of Ramadan and the enjoyment and the sweetness that we found is to be found after
the month of Ramadan as well and it is always going to be the same if we think about it in that in that sense, then inshallah tada it should be much more nurturing it would encourage us much more to want to read it continuously to listen to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and feel as as, as how you know, to put yourself in the shoes or other you know, in the in a situation of Moosa, he's listening to a loss of hydrodynamics speak to him, alone his day, and he's listening to Allah speak to him and you can have an opportunity every single day.
When you go to the restroom you listening to the speech of Allah when you when you open up you will have at home you are reading and listening to the speech of a mouse of a hand or data or you have the four iron playing in your car in your home, you are listening to the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala you can feel like Moosa felt and if you look at you know the things that Moosa did in his life, you see that you know, the speech of Allah subhanaw taala had an amazing effect on on on him and on his brother and they weren't the coke or loss of a hand of water.
That is a very, very beautiful advice.
We have heard some very exciting news that you will be in Durban this weekend. And that you will be teaching a course called out of sight, can you give us some details as to what this course is about?
Okay, the course out of sight will be we will be teaching our belief as Muslims regarding the angels and jinn and further and the costs are come very low. For me especially in preparing for the scope, I found that it was a wonderful means for increasing my my Eman. And you know, I never really thought about even while studying this in Medina, I never thought about the the greater effect that it's supposed to have. On one schema. I just thought, you know, this is a belief in the angels, especially if you believe you know, that we must have as Muslims, but I never really thought about the deeper meanings until I saw the preparing for the course that you do this weekend. And I
realized that behind Allah is an angel with us all the time. And he's inspiring us to do good. So do we think about that, you know, as we live our lives and especially when we we have this urge to, you know, to commit a sin? Do we think of this angel that's in our faces and the angels recording our deeds? How does it affect our awareness of what's around us about a loss of a hand or data and about our good deeds and our bad deal. So I find that this is what I hope and shout out to Allah that for all of you to join us at the course and I hope that you know all of you do, that the course is not only going to be an academic study about angels and jinn, and about you know, the father or that
Allah subhanaw taala has recorded for us, but it's gonna be a mean for us to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala with that knowledge, that knowledge is going to increase and it's going to change the way that we that we live our lives and how we approach our Deen especially. And also, especially with our discussion on part of it is my hope that when the students you know, when we when we start discussing puzzles, that is going to increase I hope in Allah subhanaw taala as Mercy is going to make us more optimistic believers we're going to see, we're going to see you know, opportunities in our difficulties. We are going to try to look at our lives in a different way based on our belief
from the Quran and Sunnah about others and about predestination. And there are all these issues of free will and all of those things are going to be answered at the course and people are going to see it in the light of what Allah subhanaw taala revealed instead of being, you know, discussions that philosophers and and others have tried to
try to to make regarding
causal, but rather from the Quran and the Sunnah, see it in that light and helping us to become more optimistic, more motivated believers inshallah. inshallah.
I'm really, really excited about this course inshallah, I will definitely be seeing you there. Shake Can you give us some details as to how the students can learn more about registration and the fees for this course? Is there a website that they can go to or somebody that they can contact? Okay, so the students can can visit our website and
and you'll find most of the details today. You can also contact you can contact me and I will give you you know, the I will forward you the details in my email is bodek Appleby 123 at gmail.com. And if you if you email me, Java will send you the links for that. And open each of our data, you will find all the details you will be able to find on the website. And I hope to see all of you they hit the law hidayatullah is going to be the first time in about two years more than two years that I started durvin so I'm excited to meet the former students and also excited to meet many of the new students in Charlotte. Charlotte,
I got one more question for you. And that is can you share with us one pearls of wisdom regarding the angel something which many of us might not have thought of something which you'd caught during your research, which can show our with our appetite for this course.
Okay, one of the one of the beautiful things that I that I found and while doing research about the angels is that a lot of Hannah Medina has created an enormous amount of angels that you know, every day 50,000 of them make zero they make the waffles bakers are mortal that that is above the Kava and those angels never ever come back to do so off again.
You know, there has been since a lot later the angel that they don't get to go back. And we are so concerned about mouths and evaluation and life out there, that we don't realize what a loss of a handle of data is created in the world that we have. And as Muslims, we are supposed to be believing it. So we concerned about aliens are we concerned about all of these things and we spent billions of dollars but we and we don't appreciate the the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that surrounds us all the time, that the that worshipping Allah subhanho data and the last point that I want to make is that those angels worship Allah subhana wa tada and they never tell you. So we need to ask
ourselves as believers, you know, we know it allocated as we know that he sustains that he knows he know that he gives us what we have, but how energetic are we about worshiping Him as He deserves to be worshipped? So that's one thing that I want to share with you this morning. Thank you so much for the shift and I'm really excited looking forward to meeting you once again this weekend. hamdulillah inshallah, it will be a very exciting cause Jazakallah head for your time shift and inshallah I will see you on Saturday and hopefully many of our listeners will be there as well
for having me here and for for giving me this opportunity from chef salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa rahmatullahi. Wa barakaatuh.
That was chef Derek Appleby, former teacher of the Islamic online university currently teaching for the alcocer Institute, from Cape Town who will be in Durban this weekend at Humphrey law. And he mentioned some very important points there even on this topic of the Quran that he mentioned the Quran is a last word, it is the word of Allah, how many of us treat it as death? How many of us think Allah is the one who is talking to us when we read the Quran? So handla very, very profound point. And on the topic of the angels, as the cause that he's teaching this weekend is about the angels. There is a verse in the Quran Allah says that in nellcor annual Podgorica Masuda that the
Quranic recitation at the time of purchase Allah is witness. Now the difference of seeds about is first but one of the top seeds I have read is that they are angels which witness the Tafseer at the witch witness the recitation of the Quran at the time of purchase Allah and that's you know, that's the one solar which many of us
feel lazy to wake up for we feel lazy to pray, you know, many of us might pray four times a day for the selected budget is the one which we get lazy. And always, I would like to remind myself first before everybody else, that now while for July, that changed to six in the morning, it's a perfect time to get into the habit of praying budget, because it's not too early. You know, it's not 4am it's not 3am it's at 6am is a time which we can wake up, right if our body's not used to it yet to get into the habit of budget. Now inshallah, as that is allometry in the grandmas who is witness some of these qualities witness By Allah, that Allah makes a special witness that you have decided
to go for an opportune time. I didn't see the first two angels, it ends something both Allah subhanaw taala and the angels so Subhana Allah, Allah the Most one of the most important pillars of our Deen, let's try and make that a habit in our life. inshallah, Judah hate to share Tarik Appleby, of the alcocer Institute for that very, very valuable advice and each other I hope that I will be seeing some of y'all this weekend for that cause. So with that, inshallah, we have just one segment lipo program, but before that, inshallah we are going to go for one more commercial break, when we return, we are going to recap and we are going to discuss what what to expect in the coming weeks on
this program as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh you're listening to radio Lancer 90.4 fm. My name is Mike conda. And this is the divine connection understanding the Quran Alhamdulillah we have had a very exciting program today. We first look at a recap of what was covered in the pipe in the previous five weeks, where we had looked at the concept of abrogation in the Quran, reasons for revelations, understanding the Quranic stories, how to do tafsir, how to choose a translation etc. That's what we covered in the first segment of this program.
In the second segment of the program, we look at some practical tips for making the Quran a part of our life. We look at the importance of goal setting and visualizing our goals and putting an action plan into place for accomplishing those goals. And we look at the importance of doing things in small but constant portions as per the recommendation of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam himself with Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told us in an important authentic Hadees that Allah loves that when he servant does something, they do it constantly, even if it is more. So this is authentic Heidi's hamdulillah and then in our third segment, we spoke to chef Derek Appleby, of the alcocer Institute,
about the course he's teaching this weekend here in Durban.
called out of sight,
about the angels in the genius corridor, which inshallah is looking to be a very exciting course and I hope that you will visit a website, and inshallah will attend the course this weekend. Now Hamdulillah, we have actually reached the conclusion of our original series on the divine connection. As I said, originally, this was meant to be a six part series, and this is the last of those six parts. We are meant to discuss these concepts and 100 that we have been able to do so we're at the mercy and the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then we had received additional good news, but Allah subhanaw taala had decided and decreed the radio and is now going full time
while hamdulillah so Alhamdulillah this show inshallah will also continue. So this is where I'd like to ask you to let me know what would you like to hear on this program in future? Personally, what I was thinking of doing from now on inshallah, starting next week, is Tafseer of the 30th para Jews of the Quran, starting with surah, Nava and mitosis all the way to Surah naspo there'll be nothing to do with Tafseer of every single surah of the Jews who wants to Raji over the next few months, inshallah, I think that will be a very beneficial topic for us, as many of us have memorized this juice and even if you have not memorized part of it, and the sutras are very, very powerful sutras
which can impact our life. So that's what I'm thinking of doing over the next few months. If you have some other ideas which I feel like we find beneficial and which could make this program exciting. inshallah, please let me know, you can phone in or you can email me what or you can contact me via Facebook or Twitter, whatever you choose to do, inshallah. But let me know. And we can see where to go from here, as what we have looked at in the past six weeks are some of the basic concepts so that now when we approach the Quran, we approach it in the correct manner, we approach it knowing that we need to look at the verses in the context of how the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam and his Sahaba understand them. We look at knowing that some verses abrogated some person have reasons for revelation, we are looking at it knowing that some verses are general and require Tafseer and explanation, what other verses are more specific, we will look at it knowing that the stories of the Quran are not there for historical facts, but the idea for deriving lessons from that we can practice it in our lives with all of this knowledge in our heads inshallah. Now, when we approach the Tafseer of the Quran, it will be much more beneficial. So hamdulillah that is what I have planned inshallah, and let me know if there's anything else or if you're not happy with the
plan inshallah, next week, inshallah we will look at the Tafseer of surah Nava, which is the surah Mikasa. He will try to do the entire surah If not, we will split it up over a few weeks. So again, just a quick recap of today's main topic. Today's main topic was on the issue of making the Quran a practical part of our life. After the month of Ramadan, Ramadan is over, and Chef Tarik Appleby had given us some valuable advice on this, he had mentioned that the Quran is the word of Allah. And you know, when we convinced we have yaqeen, that this is the word of Allah, we won't want to leave it, we want it to be a daily part of our lives. We want to be with it every day. And so we need to put
in a plan and we need to make a plan to make it a daily part of our lives. So set a time of the day for reading it. See the time of the day for understanding, get some of the lectures, lay them in your car, play them in your house, whatever it is, but do something to make the Quran a part of our daily lives. So that on the Day of Judgment, when we are probably for Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran will be a witness for us and not against us. Because
the Quran is a witness for some people in the Quran is a witness against some people. For those who did not practice and follow his teachings in the Quran to be a witness against them, we did not want to be in that category. So let us make the Quran a constant part of our lives. And let us make it such that every day of our life we are reciting the Quran every day of our life, you're understanding more of the Quran, and nVd of the of our lives, we ourselves can see our progress in trying to practice the Quran more, none of us are perfect, we all have room for improvement. We are all human. We all make mistakes in all these areas where we can practice the Quran better than we
have been doing in the past. So inshallah I hope that the series, the six part series on the divine connection has been available to you, please send me your feedback via email on Facebook or Twitter. You can also for those of you who are contacting me via Facebook, just a reminder that contact me via my page and not my personal account
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If you want to email me, then that's a smile at Islamic online university.com is mine at Islamic online university.com Let me know your thoughts let me know what you would like me to discuss in future. If you have any questions on anything covered in the past, please let me know inshallah we will do what we can to make this as fulfilling as short as possible. So that the hundreds of we have reached the conclusion for the series, and I hope inshallah to see you all next week for the beginning of our tafsir of surah Nava until you meet again, walking down Juana and in hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen, wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh