Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad – Prophetic Parables
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koe Li Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
We move on to
the next two parables, from the Sunnah, from the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and today we have two parables related to the Quran
and the one who recites the urn, and the one who memorizes and revises the Quran.
And perhaps some of us have come across
these two parables.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compares the one who receives the Quran
to something and he compares the one who does not recite it. Who knows this parable?
Yeah, like a date.
Yeah, so basically,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions
four categories of people with respect to
the Quran and recite in Accra. So this heavy we have
mentioned in Bukhari and Muslim it's agreed upon.
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that their example of the believer
who recites the Quran is the URL
a Trojan which is basically a kind of plant.
In English it is known as the Citroen
which smells good and also tastes good. It smells good and also tastes great.
Well, let's have a look to Lady layer for an
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and the example of the believer
who does not recite the Quran
is like that of a date.
is it whose taste is sweet
but it does not have any smell.
It tastes sweet but it doesn't have any smell.
Well, there's a little moon African lady and metta rude Rihanna
and the example of the hypocrite who recites the Quran in another
version of this Hadith, it doesn't say hypocrite. It says
the wicked person
who recites the Quran, his example is that of a right hander, which is basically
the sweet basil.
The sweet basil, it's a kind of plant.
He says which
he says which smells good, but
it tastes better. It smells good. But when you taste it, it tastes better.
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and the example of a hypocrite or
the fragile the wicked person who does not recite the Quran
is like that of an hombre which is basically a kind of plant it is known as the colo symptom.
It is known as the colo sin
and it does not have any smell
and it is bitter.
It does not have any bed, it does not have any smell. And when you taste it, it tastes better.
It's all the Quran is a book
Which was not only sent for our guidance,
but also for us to recite it
to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala through the A bagger of recitation.
Yes, the Firaon was sent as a message for us.
And we have to understand that message and we have to believe in it obviously.
But an important aspect to the Quran is that it is also a form of Vedanta.
In there are many Hadith, which mentioned the virtue of reciting
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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
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he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it will be said to the recital of the Quran on the Day of Judgment recite
recite and elevate rise, meaning your ranking gender
every tire that you read, you will keep on rising in gender. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he said it will be said to the to the Sahaba Quran recited the Quran, recite like you used to recite in the dunya
and rise and elevate
for the last level agenda will be
at the last hour that you recite. So all these all these Hadees shows the virtues of reciting the Quran memorizing the Quran.
And so in this parable that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us
he categorizes the people into four camps
with regards to recitation of
we have four groups here.
The first are the believers
who used to recite concepts they will always receive in before
the second or the believers
who never used to recite or rarely, they would rarely pick up the Quran and recite
the third group or those are the hypocrites or the evil people
who recite the Quran
and the fourth group or the hypocrites or the evil people, wicked people
who do not recite the Quran at all
So let us look at each one of these groups the first the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He compares the believer who constantly is reciting the Quran. He compares him to
tujuh which is the Citrine it is basically a large, fragrant, citrus fruit
like the lemon the orange
but it is different
and it is huge.
And it smells really nice.
And it also has a very thick peel
and it's yellow in color.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that this fruit is
And it tastes good.
So it has a very nice fragrance. And
when you eat it, it tastes sweet and very delicious.
And it also has many nutritional benefits to it.
It's used in many traditional medicines, this particular fruit.
So likewise, the believer
who constantly receives
the sweet taste is, is it resembles his evac, as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us
that it has a sweet taste to it. Not everyone takes it.
Only the true believers taste the sweetness of a man.
It's something when you taste you never want to give it up meaning either.
And so the believer The taste is being compared to his man. And the good smell
resembles him reciting
how, basically, when he recites
the people around him enjoy him.
They benefit from
the angels as well. They come
and they gather and they listen to the ones who recite the Quran.
And so such a person is full of benefit,
both inwardly and outwardly. inwardly, he is a man and outwardly, his recitation of the Quran.
And as we said, it is understood from this Hadith,
that what it means is not just merely reciting, but also acting upon it.
And so we shouldn't think that what is meant here is merely reciting.
Because that will
that will be another category.
The one who recites he's evil, meaning he doesn't act according to the Quran. So this first category is the believer who recites and also acts, according to the Torah. The second group,
the believer who does not recycled, or rarely results,
he is like a date.
These dates that we eat,
that tastes sweet and good.
And it's also naturally
It's nutritionally beneficial, it has a lot of nutritional benefits.
But it doesn't have a smell.
this believer has, has a man and that resembles the sweetness, as we already mentioned.
So the date is, it tastes sweet.
And this is the believer, he has a man in his arm.
But outwardly, he's not doing anything.
So outwardly, he's not reciting the Quran. So no one's benefiting. Others are not those around him are not benefiting from him.
Because he's not reciting the Quran.
he's not benefiting people around him like,
like the first group.
Those who recite and so others around them are benefiting.
And this does not mean that he doesn't act according to the Quran. No, he's a believer. And he acts according to the Quran according to what he can
in that, how do we understand that the sweetness of a man in his heart
because he man is not just something in the heart but
it has to show outward.
Eman does not translate to faith
because faith is just something inside your heart.
And so according to Andrew sunova. Generic Eman consists of three components. If one of them is missing, a person doesn't have a man. The first is belief with the heart. The second is to verbally
to verbally pronounce that belief in the Shahada. And thirdly, to act.
A person who does not do anything that's required of him, he doesn't pray. He doesn't fast he doesn't do anything.
And he's not a believer. So here
This second group are the believers who do act, but they don't recycle. So there is benefit from them.
When you eat the date you benefit from it. It tastes sweet. It has nutritional benefits to it.
But it doesn't have fragrance. So those around are not benefiting because he's not reciting the Quran,
the third group
or the mafia goon, and
as we mentioned in another narration aliphatic, the wicked person
who does recite the Quran,
who does recite the Quran?
And so the hypocrites
who are they? They are those who conceal Kufa in their hearts, their kuffaar inwardly. But outwardly, they showed the Muslims that they are one of them.
And the fougere the wicked and evil person.
He could recite the Quran, why not? And he could recite it constantly.
And this refers to
people who are evil internally, but outwardly.
They want to show off their reputation.
but inwardly they're evil.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
resembles these people to the plant.
The plant which is called What did we say?
It's basically the basil. The sweet basil, they call it in English, the sweet basil. And it's basically a tender plant
that is used in many cuisines
in many dishes International.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, it tastes bitter.
But it smells nice.
If you eat it, it's bitter.
But when you smell it, it has a nice, it has a nice smell. So the hypocrite internally he has no Eman. He doesn't have the sweetness of inner.
So he is bitter.
He shows off his good outwardly, it seems as if
he is doing good. And so in the context of this Hadith,
what is that good smell. It's him reciting the Quran. So others around him do benefit from it from his recitation.
It doesn't matter who recites
you could be moved, even if a hypocrite or an evil person was to recycle.
It could move you
Or perhaps you will contemplate over what's being recited
to the board.
And so you are benefiting from his recitation. So that is the good smell.
The fourth and last category, the hypocrite or the wicked person
who does not recite,
or rarely, rarely recite. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam likened him to
Alhamdulillah is a plant.
In English, they call it the colo symptom. Column since it is basically
a desert plant, it grows in the desert.
And it resembles watermelons, but smaller.
And it's very hard.
the pope inside it's better not like the watermelon.
And so the hypocrite is likewise internally, no emotion, no sweetness of emotion. And as long as he is not doing any good deeds, he's not reciting the Quran, then
no one's benefiting. No, no good fragrance is coming from him.
And so, these are the four. These are the four categories that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentions the point that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was meeting here
was to emphasize
that the Quran it has an impact has an effect on a person both inwardly and outwardly.
And how some people, they get the highest degree of that benefit.
And others, they don't get any benefit from it. They're not they don't, they're not gaining anything at all from it.
And others in between.
Others in between.
So among the lessons that we learned from this very beautiful parable is
firstly, the virtue the virtue of being a constant recite or of the Quran.
For those who constantly recite the Quran,
whether from the must have or from memory, it's always on their tongue. They are a lot of special people on earth.
They are a lot of special people on earth, for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in lillahi, in Melilla, Halina meanness, Allah has special people, who, you know, they are his people from among mankind. So the companions asked metacam yasutaka, who are they? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whom
they are the people of the Quran.
They are the people of the Quran, the people of a lot and those closest to him.
And so if we want to be from among those people,
then we need to take the Koran seriously.
Not just picking it up in the month of Ramadan. Unfortunately, that's the reality of most Muslims today.
The only time they know the Quran,
and they give it any attention in their lives, is in Ramadan.
And then once Ramadan is over, they put it back on the shelf. And they don't go back to it until next Ramadan.
Among the lessons that we learn from this heartbeat is that what is meant by the reciter of the Quran is not merely reciting it.
But combining between recitation
to double reflecting and pondering over the verses
and most importantly, acting upon what we are reciting.
Because there's no benefit if you're going to recite, but
your actions are completely contrary to what Allah has revealed in the Quran.
The third lesson that we learned is that
recitation of the Quran, it leaves a print, it leaves its mark on the person who recites
and so it increases your email.
It gives you serenity.
It gives you a peace of mind.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He describes those who
turn away from the Quran
or he tells us what he does to those who turn away from the Quran. Woman out of line victory for in Allahumma Tonka
that whoever turns away from my remembrance, and what that means is you're an whoever turns away from the Quran. That for him is a wretched life.
He's gonna live a miserable life.
And so we're saying the Quran,
it takes away that misery from you.
And I'm sure all of us have experiences that when you know, times are not the best for us. And we turn to the book of Allah.
Sitting down reciting, reciting it
for hours on end,
it gives us a peace of mind. It makes those worries and that misery to go away.
Also, it gives a person Baraka in his life.
Those who recite
a portion of the Quran every morning, the rest of the day is filled with Baraka
and it also elevates your status, both in this life and the next in this life.
from among a lot of special people as we
mentioned and afterwards,
as we mentioned in the Hurry, every area that you recite you elevate yourself. And so you elevate. Your status is elevated
both in this life and in the next.
The next lesson that we learned is that in this parable is a warning
for those who abandon the craft
for those who abandon and that includes abandoning its reputation
and so abandoning the Quran does not only mean turning away not believing in the Quran
or not acting according to the Quran, but also it includes not reciting it, not trying to understand it, not reflecting over it. All of these are included in abandoning the
loss of Hannah who attalla says regarding the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam
Wakanda rasuluh era be in a coma,
or Anima Dora, the prophet said along it was sort of a complaint to Allah, that my Lord, my people have taken this course
as something that they have abandoned.
That was obviously referring to
the mushy Kunal, correct.
But as a scholar, say,
this verse is,
is more general than just not believing in the craft, but rather it needs to abandon its presentation to abandon its teachings to abandon, you know, trying to understand it and so on and so forth. And this parable emphasizes that, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
mentioned the one who really respects
if he is a believer, than he is like the date
that tastes wheat, but
does not give any nice smell. And if he is a monastic,
and he doesn't recite the Quran, then he is late, as we mentioned, that plant
Finally, among the lessons that we learned from this Hadith,
and this is
this is something very, very deep if we were to ponder over this parable that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us
I want us to ponder here.
Why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam choose specifically
Why did he choose
these two plants for the believers and these other two plants for the moon?
Think about it.
The believer is compared to
we said the
troja which is the Citron
which is a citrus kind of fruit like the lemon, the orange and it grows on trees.
And the date also grows on trees.
The moon effect was compared to
the basil and
and Alhamdulillah and
of Rihanna me and Kamala,
or Rihanna is the basil. And,
and humbler is the column
which we said is similar to
a watermelon. And it grows like vines
like watermelons, they grow on vines, like the pumpkin.
They spread out on the ground
the two fruits that resemble the believer, they grow on trees.
They grow on trees and they're sweet.
this shows us that the believer
is elevated high.
Whereas a lunatic he's compared to these two plants that grow on the ground.
And so this shows us the high status of the believer
and also it shows us
It shows us his deeds
because our deeds
are basically the fruit of our email, the fruit of our email are our deeds and our deeds get taken up to
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to Allah ascend good words, whatever good words they go up to a lot and Amala solid, the good deed raises it causes it to go up and and the fruits on the trees they are
what resembles the moon effect is what is lying on the ground as if his deeds are worthless.
And they're not going to be accepted by Allah subhana wa tada and they will remain on the ground
and will go up to almost parallel with
it. So this is the parable
of those who were saved.