Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad – Prophetic Parables
The next parable that we have
is also related to
But this time, it is about the one who memorizes
and he forgets
and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, give us the example.
And this hadith is found both in Bukhari and Muslim, it's agreed upon.
under a pseudonym Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a call in method who saw Hebrew Quran committed in sahibi, even
in agony Sokka were in
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
the example of the person sociable, and the person of the Quran, meaning the one who knows the Quran by heart
the owner of a tied up camel.
The example of the one who has memorized for an
the person who has a camel that he has tied up
if he remains vigilant,
paying attention to it,
then he will keep it he will be able to retain it.
But if he neglects it,
then it will go away.
If he's neglectful,
then it'll go away.
And so retain retaining what we have memorize of the Quran is one of the most difficult things to do.
All of us we have experienced this, whether we have memorized a few parts of the Quran, or whether we memorize the entire for all of us know how difficult it is
to retain it, retain our memory to keep it
and so memorizing is not that difficult.
You can spend a few hours memorize.
And you'll have it but the question is, how long will you have it for?
How long will you retain it in your memory for
and so memorizing is not difficult, but to retain what we have memorized. It's not easy. Until here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us this beautiful example to show us
who it is, who will be able to retain what they have memorized,
versus who it is who won't be able to do.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says soft fur and this refers to the one
who makes the Quran like his,
like his companion, because that's the meaning of
the prophet SAW. Selim did not say the one who has memorized opera, because you can memorize it, but then
not revise it.
And so the prophet SAW Selim says here the saw developer and
the Companion of the Quran, and so it doesn't merely refer to the one who recites it or memorize it, but the one who constantly is with it, constantly reviewing it
constantly, you know, revising, because those who received it rarely
those who rarely recite the Quran
if they were to go back
to resetting it, it would become difficult for them.
Like we said, some people they only recite the Quran in Ramadan.
Next Ramadan comes and they want to sit and try to recite, it's going to be difficult for them.
And also those who memorize.
also those who memorize
if they leave it for a long time, it's going to be difficult when they want to go back to it.
And so likewise
is the camel.
Like why is the camera that the person says you're like the owner of a tight camel
and a bill
That the camel is tied up with a rope around its knees
so that it doesn't run off. And the rope, what is it called? It's called an icon.
The rope that they use to tie the knees of the camel is called an air pod.
And for those who,
who have lived in the Gulf countries,
they wear something called a pod. What is that?
It's, it's that black
thing that they have on their head
that they hold their Shema.
With that is called an airport. What is the story of that?
Back in the days, the Arabs, the Bedouins,
they would always have this in their hands. And if you were to pick it up, it's it's actually you know, it's double. But when you pick it up, it opens like this. And it becomes a huge, like rope basically, that is like this. And they use that leads to use that to tie
to tie their camels weight.
And then over time, it just remain on their head. And it became a fashion.
It's part of their it's part of their dress now.
But until today, it's called the a call.
And a call means the thing that used to tie up the camera.
So as long as you keep the camel tie down like this, you keep it and it will escape.
So you need to be diligent.
You need to make sure that your camera is tied up
and you can't be neglectful.
You can't be careless, otherwise,
otherwise your camera will run off. And the reason even hedger. He mentions this in his commentary of this hadith. He says the reason why the camel has been mentioned here, specifically, and not any other animal
is because it is the one domestic animal
that tends to flee off the most
and then not coming back.
Other animals, they tend to come back, if they wander off, they tend to come back.
But the camel is known that once it wanders off, that's it, you've lost it.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gave us
another parable that inshallah we will cover
when we come to that Hadith of the joy that Allah has, at our repentance, when we turn to Allah with sincere repentance. The prophet SAW, Selim mentioned that a loss joy
is more than the joy of one of you, who is traveling in the desert. And he comes across a tree and he decides to rest under the shade of the tree. He takes a nap. When he wakes up, he finds out that his camel has left.
It has wandered off.
And then he loses all hope. Why? Why does he lose all hope? Because what did we say? The camel is one of those animals that once it's gone, it's gone.
And that's why the prophets are sentimental. It's specifically here.
So, you know, after he loses all hope, and all of a sudden his camel, he sees it in front of him and out of extreme joy. He says, Oh Allah, you are my servant, and I'm your Lord. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that he says this as a slip of the tongue. He doesn't mean it. But out of extreme joy. He said that. So the point was that the reason why the camel specifically has been mentioned here because it tends to wander off and once it's gone, it's gone.
Likewise the nature of the
likewise the nature of this parameter.
As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described it in another Hadith he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, do have the Quran
for one lady enough to Mohammed in ba De La Hoya Asha dutiful Luton menial, Eb leafield Korea.
revise the Quran, read it regularly, for by the one who that the soul of Mohammed is in his hand,
the square and escaped from memory faster than a camel does from its time.
So this is the example the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us
the true saw table for that he is one who does not neglect and is not careless with what he has memorized. But rather he retains it. How? By being vigilant by constantly pushing himself to revise, I'm not going to be heedless, I'm not going to be careless, where I just don't care anymore about what I memorize No.
Key is constantly paying attention to what he has memorized constantly going back and revising and revising.
And this is how he retained This is the true cyber Cora.
Now, the question is how can we retain the many people they asked this question that they have memorized?
And then they have forgotten?
So how can you retain the Quran
because as we can see the importance of retaining it making sure that we are
we are retaining it in our memory first and foremost by turning to Allah subhana wa tada
Yeah, cannot do what
we say every day.
Or Allah, you alone worship and you alone, what
we seek help, we don't seek help from anyone else.
And even taymiyah He says, that I search for the most beneficial to her.
And I only found it in this verse. Er cannot do the work.
That all Are you alone we worship and You will only seek help.
Meaning and esteana to always ask Allah for help is the most beneficial that a person can make? Why?
Because whatever do you ask Allah? Oh Allah give me this all law Give me that.
It can only be done
not through your own personal effort.
But by a lot aiding you to achieve that.
You're not going to only ask a lot, or a lot.
Give me money. And then you sleep at home, you don't do anything. No, you're gonna go out and you're gonna search but who is going to help you to search
so seek help from a lot alone. And so when it comes to retaining our memory of the ground, first and foremost, turn to Allah for help. constantly ask Allah subhana wa tada
to help you
that, Oh Allah, whatever I've memorized helped me to retain it helped me aid me in this mission of constantly revising the craft. Secondly,
making a daily schedule for yourself.
Not randomly saying, you know, I'm going to
I'm going to revise whenever I can.
And then you never get the opportunity to revise or you say, on the weekends or revise No.
But rather daily, you have to make a daily schedule for yourself. Set aside time daily.
Especially for those who have memorized large portions of the Quran. They need more time. The more you've memorized the more time you need.
And the less you've memorized the less time you need.
And so make a daily schedule that you stick by. The third is by pondering over its mean when you ponder and reflect over the meanings of the Quran, it helps you to
to retain what you've memorized and not to mix up the ions
when you reflect over
and so in similar to Docker, for example,
Allah subhanahu attallah in two places in Sorrento Baccarat says Sumo Bookman, Romanian, right, in two places in the first choice.
Someone book you
they are deaf. They are speechless. They can't speak. They are dumb and they are blind
in the first
In the first place, it's referring to the hypocrites.
And in the second place where Allah says someone Bookman, Ramadan, it refers to
Now, if you didn't know that, if you didn't read the meanings of this and ponder over this,
then you wouldn't have known that.
And then you would have made a mistake with what
with how the IRS finishes.
How does the IRS finish? Sumo?
Lie your JIRA in the first one, and in the second one for home? layout Elune.
What's the difference? When you understand the first one is with regards to the hypocrites? And the second is with regards to the kuffaar.
Yes, that's the second and the first the hypocrites.
They'll never come back meaning they knew he man.
The new man and they left it and they will never come back to law your room they will never return.
With regards to the kuffar for whom they are feeling, they didn't know guidance to begin with. They didn't know enough they never tasted a man. So they don't lie or they don't understand.
Who understands is the one who reflects over the ayat. So if you memorize sort of Bukhara and then you got confused. How does this ayah finish
Is it for whom lie or Jerome? Or is it from Leia pondering over the meanings, it helps you to retain your memory.
The next point is by teaching it to others. Whatever you learn, if you were to teach it to others, it helps you to retain
what you have studied what you have learned. And all of us, I'm sure have experienced this in our lives. We have studied certain things in our lives, but because we never went back to it, or we never taught it to others, we forgotten it.
So teaching it helps. And the last point is acting upon it.
When we act upon what we learn of the Quran, it helps us to retain it because it's part of our life now.
And as they say, they do learn
to retain knowledge
is by acting
Finally, what is the ruling on the one who forgets to crap?
Firstly, we should not say
forgetting the Quran
because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam forbade
the profitable sort of says Larry haidakhan
mercy to Iowa to Kate and Kate Bell who are Lucile
Bell who understeer.
None of you should say I forgot such and such verse.
But rather he has been made to forget it.
He has been made to forget. So we shouldn't say I forgotten the Quran. Why? Because the Koran is never forgotten.
But rather, we have been made to forget it, by Allah by our sins by shaitan, and so on and so forth.
Secondly, those who
have been made to forget the Quran,
they are of two, two categories. The first are those who
they may have forgotten parts of the Quran.
But it was not due to their own neglect.
They were not careless, but rather naturally
due to their weak memory,
they're not able to retain it.
And this is especially with regards to older people,
especially those who memorize the Quran at a later age. And you know, they they become
very senior in age.
They complain about their memory of the Quran.
They say, you know, every day I read this surah and I revise and revise and I just cannot get it.
And so such people we say that there is no blame upon them.
There's no blame upon anyone who
he forgets, but not due to his own neglect, not due to his own carelessness
but rather natural because this happened to you
In the best of us,
happen to the best of mankind. It happened to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
so I sharabi Allahu anhu. He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once in the masjid listening to someone who said in the Quran
in and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, are Rahim Allah. May Allah have mercy upon him. Look on the edge of Karani. I turned cryptocurrency to her.
He reminded me of an ayah that I was made to forget.
He reminded me of an error that was made to for you notice here the prostitutes and what did he say to her, that I was made to forget he did not say that I forgot.
And once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was leading sola
and he missed an idea
just like happens to every single, you know, half of the program,
especially in total week, they may miss an idea.
And so, after Salah
obey have been kept out of the lock, right, who was you know, one of the reciters of the Quran.
He went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he told him, you know, pseudo law you forgot this ayah and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, you should have reminded me of it meaning in the Salah.
When I missed that you should have, you should have corrected me
that I had missed this ayah so this shows us that even the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was made to forget. But was he neglectful? Was he careless? No.
As for those who aren't neglectful, and this brings us to the second group of people, those who memorize names, whether it be the entire Qur'an or large portions of the Quran, and then they never make an attempt to revise it, to retain what they have memorized.
Then they are to blame. And according to many scholars, they are sinful.
even even taymiyah he says that to forget no meaning to not go back and revise it. This is Mina Zulu, it is one of the ceilings.
However, there are no authentic hadith regarding that there are a heavy
that mentioned that, you know, this is the punishment for those who
neglect the Quran and don't revise it.
In one Hadith, it says that they will come on the Day of Judgment,
meaning their hands will be cut off, but none of these Hadith are authentic. So, this is why we say that,
even if it is not a sin,
even if it is not sinful, a person is still
to be blamed.
And it is still problematic. Why because we could say that
this is a calamity from a lot of
it is a masiva
it is an Africa.
It is a calamity upon you from Allah.
Because you do not take the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said in this hadith
that we should constantly revise, because the Sahaba does not. And he's like the
the owner of the camel who does not tie his camel.
So he did not take the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and most likely they were made to forget
because of what because of their sins
because of their savings.
the tabie of the hack,
Rahim Allah He says,
No one learns the Quran and then forgets it
except due to assume that he committed
because Allah says one out also are becoming more see button for the market. So but I do know mostly by no calamity befalls you, except because of what your hands have done, except because of what you have set forward because of your sins. And then he says of the heart, he says, and forgetting the Qur'an is among the greatest calamities.
So what's a calamity? If you memorize the Quran and then forgot it, or will make to forget it.
But an important point here is that we should not lecture a part to play with us.
In this is
a mistake a lot of people make they say
that, okay, it's dangerous
to memorize a plan, and then
not being able to retain it. So I'm not going to do it.
I'm not going to memorize.
There's a lot of people like that, and they even discouraged their children.
They say, No, I don't want to encourage them to do something
that later on, he's not going to be able to keep, and then I'm going to be to blame. No, that's not true. But rather, this is one of the traps of trying
to make us to stay away from good deeds. This is how shaitan comes to us, to make us stay away from good deeds.
Just like he comes to us,
and discourages us from doing good deeds. By saying that,
if you do it, it's going to be reactive.
So don't do it.
If you do it, you're going to get the sin of doing a good deed out of rehab, I will show off. As we know, it's a minor shift. The process also told us
but the scholars say that this is actually a trap of trying
to make us to stay away from good deeds. And so we say, don't let shaitan to, you know, deceive us like this and discourage us discourage us from memorizing the Quran.
But rather memorize it
and put in the effort and
put your hopes in Allah that He will help you to retain it.
Put your crust upon on was how do we without coming to the lessons that we learn from this beautiful parable that Brussels of gives. The first is
that those who succeed in retaining
their memory of the Quran are those who are vigilant, those who are serious,
not those who are neglectful not those who are careless.
The second lesson that we learned is that the true sociable Quran
is the one who is with it at all times.
The true Hamlet, Quran, the possessor of the Quran, the one who carries
the one who has memorized it is not the one who has simply memorize it, and then left it.
And unfortunately, in many Muslim countries,
they give the title of harfield. To someone who memorize even if later on in his life.
He changes his life around, he no longer practices Islam even,
not only he doesn't revise his Koran, but he's no longer practicing, he still carries that title of health.
So the true half of the unknown, the true soluble Quran is the one who is with us at all times, both in recitation, in revision, and, as we said, in acting upon.
Finally, the third lesson that we learn,
or this is more of a question that a lot asked a lot of people they ask what is better?
To read the Quran,
from the must have,
or to memorize it?
we say that
this question should not even be asked, because there are certain things that
we don't say that one is better than the other.
both are good. And both we should we should introduce.
And so we should give each its own virtual
and it's on time
reciting the Quran, for the most part, it has its virtue
and it has its time
and memorizing the Quran by heart. It has its virtue, as we mentioned, all of those ahaadeeth.
Like that, how do you know it will be said to the one, the soluble Quran on the Day of Judgment, recite and you will rise in your rank. So each has its own version.
Each has its own ritual with regards to reciting from the must have read Madhavi Allahu Allah. He says,
I hate that a day would go by without me having a look in the Muslim
because we're citing from the must have.
It helps you to ponder over what you're reciting because you're looking at it and you're pondering over it
and memorization it has its own ritual. So each has its own virtue
and we should give each
its own time.
And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa tada
to make us
from among a handful of Quran
who are his special people?
He will also to who we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us from among among them. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us from among those who are say, those who memorize those who rise and those who act upon the Quran and make it like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was kind of who we are and his manners were the Quran. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us from among them.
And with that we conclude for tonight Subhana Allah Mohammed Nick Ashford will let you still filter water to the lake was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh