Reflect on the Qur’an 11
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi Don't be able mousseline. Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Haile he was seldom de Sleeman, kathira, kathira,
mavado myrobalan sisters,
somebody sent me a
short clip of the hotbar of,
of an of an alibi, I do not know who the gentleman is.
But he made a very valid point. And I want to
first tell you what he said. And then we will, we will start our lesson on reflect on the Quran.
This person said that,
he asked two questions. First question is asked was that if a non Muslim friend of yours comes to you, if a non Muslim friend of yours comes to you, and says, that I have become very interested in Islam.
And I would like to read about Islam and learn about Islam. So suggests to me a book that I should read. But before it was addressed to me any book,
I have heard that you Muslims are divided into many sects, sects. So I don't want your particular sect book, whatever that is, I want a book which all the different Muslim sects believe in,
though, do you have a demo? And if so, then that is a book I would like to read.
So what book would you give him? A book that all Muslims, of all denominations believe in? It is the Quran.
Then when you give the book to him, the man asks you the second question, the second question is asking you is, he says that, when I asked you for a book, to understand your religion, you are giving me this book, which is
to tell me
Did you read this and understand your religion? and accept it?
Did you read it? And understand is religion, your religion, and accepted?
So Allah, if we are asked this question, what are we going to answer?
Just think about that. What will you answer? What will answer
my brothers sisters, it is high time that we get serious with this religion.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala is now you know, during the schools,
because Allah subhanaw taala is sending us now test after test. And also Sarah told us that one of the signs of the Day of Judgment of the approach of the Day of Judgment is that the number of tests will increase.
And he gave a very beautiful and graphic example. He said, test will come one after the other. He said, like the pearls on a necklace, fall one after the other. If the necklace breaks, imagine this necklace, the string of pearls. They're all on a string and the string breaks, then they all fall toward one of the there is a lesson observed there. One of the signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment is that tests will come like this one after the other one after the other.
so badly, just think about this and look at our world today and see how we are facing crisis after crisis. Today, we are already caught up with COVID. But believe me, that's not the only crisis.
We have financial crisis. We've been facing financial crisis for how many how many years now? Right. The financial crisis. We have this health crisis, which is COVID. We have the crisis of wars. We have the crisis of political corruption, large scale, massive political collection, corruption.
Right? We have a crisis of ethics and values and morals.
Yesterday I saw a tweet
where this girl, her mother, was a little I had a very humble job, right? Very, very simple, humble job. And his mother died of COVID and his little girl,
she's holding up a sign saying will the person who took my mother's phone please return it because all the memories are locked in it.
It has a lot
memories for me.
I imagine what kind of a human being is it? Who will steal the phone of a dead person, somebody who died of COVID? What kind of human being is it? Who will steal that person's phone? But there is somebody, there is somebody who did it.
And that's why this girl has to tweet this and one of my friends retweeted it and it was in my feet.
This is not a crisis. According to me, this is a worse crisis than COVID.
This is living depth.
And why is all this happening? Because this is Allah subhanaw taala tightening the screws on us.
By brother sisters, seriously, we have to ask ourselves this question, but also told us about the money Israel. And he said that the decline of the bunnies, right?
Because bunnies, right? Were the predominant oma of the time they were the firearm, they were the best of people. They were the the people on the right guidance that people have hid the people who worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala and followed masala Salah
observed their decline started from the time
when one of them would do something haram would do something prohibited. And
among those people,
somebody who have knowledge
is not necessarily an Imam, or a chef or a molana or something, but somebody of knowledge,
would see that and would want this person and say that, look what you're doing is wrong. Don't do it, stop doing it. What you're how you're earning, what you're eating is whatever the thing might be.
But this person who was doing this haram would not cease would not exist, would continue. And the person who warned him
would still continue to have friendship with him and would continue to relate with him and will continue to do business with him, even though now he knows that this man or this woman is doing something around deliberately. They will not sever relationships with them. They will not stop seeing them. They will continue to have relationships with them. As soon as Adam said, and he said why would they do that? Because they would say Oh, but you know, after all he is my friend after all is my relative. So now when they have given their human personal relationship
through dominance and preeminence over their relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala Solzhenitsyn observed that their decline started.
Ask you think about our lives today.
Think about our lives today. Think about our attitudes today.
What is our attitude?
I'm talking about the people who have this attitude. What is our attitude towards people, towards our elders towards people have knowledge who warned us
about not doing harm?
What is our attitude towards them?
If your attitude is that you listen to that, and you thank them for wanting you, and you make an honest attempt to get out of it Alhamdulillah all power to you. That is what it should be.
But if your attitude on the other hand is like the idea of some people who get upset,
they're angry, they get angry
with the person who is wanting them
right? And they say oh I'm insulted.
You should not say this
you don't find your own your own behavior insulting because you are doing something which Allah is prohibited for you that's not a problem. But if somebody points it out to you, that is a problem. You don't realize that the person is pointing in our view does not have to point out to you. Right in a not waving in in our prayers you he did not he did not
warn you. He can just remain silent.
But that would be like a person who seeing your house catching fire.
Think about this. Supposing the same person
warns you and says Look, there is a it looks like an electrical short circuit in this place. I'm seeing the sparks.
Please attend to that immediately. Otherwise it's likely that your whole house is going to burn down.
Person warns you about this? Would you feel insulted? Would you feel angry? Or would you thank the person and say thank you very much for wanting me in advance so that I could take care of this thing and I did not end up losing my hope. I didn't, I didn't end up losing my house. Right?
But when the person wants you about something which encouraged the anger of Allah subhanaw taala, you get insulted?
What do you say what people? Remember this person? What did he ask you? He said, Did you read this book? and accept Islam?
Or are you only distributing this book and you know, presenting it here presenting it there to other people?
Because the point is, that if you don't read this book,
and we end up doing what we're doing,
for example, think about just this issue of what is what Allah has prohibited.
My brother, sister, they want you to think about it and say, What is the best now? What is the benefit to Allah?
In prohibiting you and me from drinking alcohol, from eating pork,
from being unfaithful to our, to our wives or husbands?
from the from performing from
from lying from cheating,
from violence of any kind,
from dealing an interest, from gambling, from fortune telling,
what is the benefit to Allah?
If we don't do these things,
does Allah have any benefit?
What is it about Allah?
Our Rokita should be what?
Sheila Rama Rahim. Paulo Allah who I had. Allah who solid lhaviyani develop unit one I'm your hula hoop.
He is free from all needs or wants.
So is there any benefit or loss are handled?
Then why did you prevent us from doing these things? Why did he stop us from doing this?
Because he wants to benefit us.
Allah prohibited us from doing these things. Because he wants us to benefit.
Allah knows what is good for us. And Allah knows what is not good for us.
Alice rantala warned us and told us a lesson that it is possible that you dislike something but there is good in it for you. And it's possible that you love something, but there is evil in it for you. And Allah knows and you don't know meaning do what Allah tells you to do. Don't follow your desire.
Well I sat on Takahashi Okay. What I said unto him, bhujia for worship Allah, Allah reanima want to lead him.
So, if we believe this and we should believe this or if you don't believe this, then obviously obviously the issue is whether we are Muslim at all.
Then if we are
doing something which Allah private
and somebody wants us, is that person doing us a favor?
Or is that person something doing something that you should be angry about?
a lot of manual data prohibited us from dealing in interest.
And not only did Allah subhanaw taala private as from reading an interest, but Allah subhanho wa Taala declared war on the one who deals with interest.
Also Lazarus elaborated that and explained that very clearly. What is the meaning of dealing in interest?
Zed bit include four kinds of people, the one who lends money on interest, the one who borrows money on interest, the one who witnesses that transaction and the one who records that transaction.
if we are in any of these,
then we are somebody who has
accepted a declaration of war from us.
Think about this put your try to get your mind around is what does it mean?
What does it mean to say that I am accepting a declaration of war from Allah
Think about it.
What is the meaning of accepting a declaration of war from Allah?
If you are at war with somebody,
what do you call that somebody?
If you are at war with somebody, what do you call that somebody?
Your friend, or your enemy?
Your friend or enemy?
If you've accepted a declaration of war from Allah meaning that you have said okay, I accept the declaration meaning I'm at war with you. So now Allah is Who do you
know Allah is your enemy? Because you accepted a declaration of war? If Allah is your enemy, and who are you worshiping your enemy?
If Allah is your enemy, then who are you asking for help.
Before Whom are you standing in the dwarf hotma forearm we just finished all
right and all over the world we would have had these doors at the end of the
at the end of the after the last Dharavi or camp Guadalajara
where May Allah bless arriba Mashallah they know how to make good deposit.
There will be the man is crying and he's ag Allah, Allah Allah.
And everybody behind him is crying and you know
what are you asking?
Who is Allah?
You just accepted a declaration of war
and now you're crying before him and saying help me
is it I would say I wouldn't say
I wouldn't say
how do you ask for help from your enemy?
And he was not by enemy I'm not under the enemy very good excellent fantastic that's what I want to add. That's what I want to hear. And if Allah is not your enemy, and you are not Allah's enemy, then what are you doing?
Having an interest based transaction? What are you doing with your house mortgage? What are you doing with the loan that you bought to buy a TV set or buy a car or buy whatever it is that you're buying? What are you doing with the loan that you bought to to increase your business or to do whatever it was? What are you doing in the area of interest?
If you say Allah is not me so those are the people who deal with interest
here lamella protect us from this episode a solemn said the people who deal with interest on the day of judgment when they are resurrected the melodica the angels will give them sword and say there is the one that you accepted the declaration of war from bullfighting.
I wasn't just to see this Yeah, ask yourself so while I'm Ella protecting me from this, is this how we want to
face Allah on the Day of Judgment with a sword in our in our hands?
In that Elijah and Elijah?
What will convince you tell me what will convince you so however,
and when somebody tells you that somebody wants you that you get offended?
Please get offended.
Please get offended.
I'm telling you this directly to your face get offended, because then on the Day of Judgment, I will stand before Allah subhanaw taala and you will also stand before Allah Subhana Allah
and then let us see who is offended
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everyone sisters, seriously ask yourself if you are a Muslim.
What are you doing?
In a business where you accept where you have to accept
the enmity of Allah.
And you say that you believe in the Quran.
When you go around distributed Quran to other people.
Have you read the Koran?
Did you read the
word Allah subhanaw taala declared war on the one who deals with interest. You read? Did you read the ayat? Were also prohibited. All forms of intoxicants.
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Allah Subhana Allah prohibited
all forms of intoxicants and what are you doing? dealing with intoxicants either drinking alcohol or selling alcohol
or bribing abroad private thing for our PR or profiting from I whether it's alcohol or whether it's you know tobacco vodka or whether it is Zelda or whether it is marijuana or whether it is any form of in toxic What are you doing that business?
And jedha will tell you no no but you see my restaurant won't run unless I have a beer garden with it.
your eyes It is a loaded restaurant.
is in my shop will not run unless I have a lottery there. Unless I sell lottery tickets allows rather than prohibited gambling. Lottery is not glamming
you want to get offended with the person who remind you
go look it up. Go look it up. Is lottery gambling or not.
Is gambling permitted in Islam or not?
corluka if you find that lottery is not gambling, or that gambling is permissible in Islam, it is not her. Please go do it. No problem.
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Out earning is
the food we eat.
For a lot of us we eat a lot of stuff.
These are the two things which completely nullify
A person was eating her up. A person was earning her.
his dog is not accepted by animals.
It doesn't matter how much you cry. It does not matter how much you cry.
Abortion was on earning is haram his Zakat is not accepted well as his hierarchy and sadaqa not accept his charity is rejected.
Is this how you want to live your life? And is this how you want to die? And is this how you want to go into your grave? And is this how you want to face Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment
This is the meaning of reading.
Today we have taken that and we have converted into reading Quran means that you memorize some Quran and you decide you know very nicely in a nice way and you will follow all those all of those with
but the message of the
I will resign the is prohibiting alcohol and privatizing gambling and so on and so forth very perfectly with all the usual of Tajweed but I will not stop drinking and I will not stop selling alcohol and I will not stop gambling
and I will not stop selling lottery tickets.
I will read the if
prohibiting interest based dealings
and the declaration of war on behalf of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Rasulo Salah from Surah Baqarah I will read this is very nicely. melodious, wise beautiful karate I will read it in wash. I will read it in in house. I will read it in this and that. All different styles.
But I will not stop taking money borrowing money on interest. I will not stop lending money on interest.
I will continue to work in a in a commercial bank.
Creating all kinds of transactions and bid and witnessing and I will do all them are no problem. I will have a mortgage on my house I will have a loan on my car.
That's what I'm saying.
When we say approach the hora What does it mean?
I believe this is this please
let us get serious in our lives. Because that's why as I told you Allah subhanaw taala is sending us test after test is tightening the screws
COVID has come
and people have all kinds of COVID phobia and COVID many and god knows what
afraid of this afraid of that all of us wear a mask I will do this please by all means take all precautions.
COVID has suddenly made us conscious of something that also told us centuries ago which is that one day we will die.
I told us very clearly that that day might be today might be tomorrow.
As far as COVID is concerned, the numbers have become names.
And those names have become names of people close to us.
And fill in the blanks.
And Monday by do my name in there.
When do we want to change?
When do we want to change?
we don't want to be among those people about who we are as soon as a seller has told us in sort of the VOCA that the newbies
will complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala about his own oma
and he will say Cora Mahara, Allah they have taken this Cora and put it behind their backs. They have thrown it behind their backs.
We don't want to be the people about whom Rasul Allah is Allah Salaam will complain.
Last one, spoke to us.
Allah Serrano data spoke to us Allah subhanho data gave us this beautiful column jello jello.
We don't want to be people who
are among those who
incurred His wrath.
This is the living column of
a living God.
The only God The only one worthy of worship and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Gentlemen,
I want to as a point,
direct you to that surah which is a record of the salah
and without which the Salah is not accepted not completed, a surah which is decided in every regard of every kind of Salah for so Nana feel whatever
that is Surah Fatiha
let us reflect on the Hadees
which Muslim recorded in his say
on the authority of obrera rhodiola juancho.
From reservation Salam who is reported to have said, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah who said, I have divided prayer,
divider Salah between myself and my slave into two halves
and my slave shall have what he has asked for.
And it is this by the word Salah is meant sort of idea.
And now I lost her Tara elaborated,
speaking and also Ross was telling us what he said.
So Allah said when this lady says hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
Allah Martha said hum then he Abdi, my slave has praised me.
And when he says our Rahmani Raheem, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Easterner Ali Abdi. My slave has praised me an extraordinary
and when the slave says, Maliki on a deed, Allah subhanho wa Taala says my journey Abdi,
my slave has glorified me. And when he says he can I will do what he cannot carry. A lot of advertisers have baney verbena, Abdi
while the Abdi ma
This is between me and my slave, and my slave shall have what he asked for.
And when he says, it is rotten throttle, mustafi Serato Vina and I'm dialing him vital Magoo, vi Li him Bob door lead. Allah says, Hi, Lee Abdi Ali Abdi Ma.
This is for vice live, and my slave shall have what he asked for.
My brothers and sisters, think about this. What did Allah subhanaw taala teach us to ask for?
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will Allah guide me to the path that leads to you? guide me to the path of steadfastness, guide me to the path of righteousness.
It is for this reason, in deference to the response of Allah subhanaw taala to each eye.
That was also used to recite the surah IR by IR and not continuously.
It says if Allah said he responds, so after each ayat it was as if salsa Salaam was listening for the response. And though we don't hear the response, we know Allah is responding, because Allah said that he responds. So na is to reach over Fatiha each eye. There are seven items, the first of which is Villa one winery,
and the last of which is surrounded by roadway removed only.
on simply two thoughts that Allah subhanaw taala is actually listening and responding in real time to us when we pray and recite Surah Fatiha.
And there are lots of words that I use the drum Abdi, myself,
when you mentioned the person who was praying
that way of address alone is enough to send the one who understands what he's doing, and reflects on his hobbies into a state of ecstatic joy that he worships a living God who is real and who listens to him and responds to him in such an affectionate and personal way. What more can we ask?
So let's reflect on the surah the first diet is Bismillah R Rahman Rahim.
This is also the sooner to start any action that we do with this I to start with Bismillahirrahmanirrahim I want you to reflect that when we say Bismillah we are actually reciting an ayat of the Quran.
We are beginning that action by reciting Quran. Imagine the bulk of that. Naturally, the Hadees were prosumers and Islam told us that Allah subhanaw taala rewards the believer with 10 has an ad for every letter of the Quran also applies to
insha Allah do Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
So anybody who's saying Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim before he or she starts any action
with consciousness and hoping for the reward from Allah subhanaw taala will get 10 as an ad.
For every letter of this AI
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Bismillah is also protection against sin. Because it is inconceivable that you could be in something which is haram, With the name of Allah.
That would be blasphemy and sacrilege and not something that any Muslim, no matter how weak his faith maybe would dream of doing.
So if we make it a habit to begin all our actions with Bismillah, then we can be assured inshallah, that remembering Allah subhanaw taala will stop us from committing sin.
Then think about the meaning of desire,
we are saying In the name of Allah
So when we begin,
In the name of Allah, we think about our connection with him jealous.
I remind myself I knew
that it takes a long time to build a connection.
But it does not take a long time to break that connection.
We can see this in our own relationships and know that it takes years to build trust and to create a relationship of closes, but it takes one incident or one word to break that relationship. So let us ask ourselves, what is my connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Nobody can say with certainty how strong and close that connection is. And we will know that only when the curtain is lifted, and we made a lot of anoder.
But when we begin the name of Allah, when we begin In the name of Allah, we must reflect on this and ask ourselves that what we are doing to build this connection with them. And we must do our utmost to ensure that we never do anything that is likely to strain or break that connection.
Begin In the name of Allah, Who is Allah, Allah, hey,
I will come to the meaning of these specific attributes later.
Because they are mentioned again in the third eye, but here, let us reflect on the Baraka of beginning in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who chose to introduce himself with these specific attributes of his, among all the other equally magnificent once.
This is to indicate the primary relationship that Allah subhanaw taala has with his creatures, which is the relationship of mercy,
overriding mercy and compassion. So we need to thank Allah subhanho data for introducing himself with this effect with these attributes and qualities. Because if you have not done that,
we couldn't have made him change his words.
The introduction is important, because further interaction depends on how a person introduces himself. If a person introduces himself as a doctor, you won't ask him to fix your car. Similarly, if your person tells you that he's a motor mechanic, you will not ask him to fix your heart.
So reflect on the importance of Allah subhanaw taala introducing himself as a raha Rahim.
This divides our relationship with him and tells us what we can expect from him inshallah, His mercy and His compassion, boundless and complete.
Compassion is not merely mercy, but something that arises out of a true understanding of the difficulties and pain of the one suffering them. For example, someone who has undergone heart surgery can truly understand the anxiety of the one who's waiting to be operated. For others, it is more academic,
because they don't share that experience. They may well sympathize with the patient is a special, there's a special relationship between the one who's compassionate
and the one who is suffering, the pain or relationship or shared experience, who understand the pain better than Allah,
although he is free from our experience, but is our Creator, and the creator of our experience. So we begin the surah and the Koran, and inshallah we must begin all our actions with Bismillah matherly, With the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala
is very important for us to think about these things, and to continuously ask Allah subhanho data for his help in,
in helping us to
obey Him. And in helping us to do that which pleases
we'll come to the next tire of sort of fatty Angela, in the next class, which is on hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen.
Each ad of the Quran is magnificent, and it is complete. And it is a
world in itself. It's impossible definitely, for me anyway, to do justice to the explanation and understanding of any add on,
I will do my best. But let me say that to you, that I'm not trying to draw out or give you the most eloquent, and the most detail explanation of it.
I'm just wanting to share with you
my own feeling of the importance of beginning everything in the name of Allah, and the benefits of that, as I understand them. And then to encourage you to ensure that in your life, you never do anything before without saying this will I have another name first.
The purpose of these classes The purpose of the lessons is to help us to practice Islam,
to bring it into our lives.
To follow it in all that we say or do. It's not these are these are not lessons which are going to make you into movies. The idea of these lessons is only one which is to practice Islam in our lives. Islam is the name of practice. It's not the Muslim merely of a theology or philosophy. It's the name of a practice. Who is a Muslim, not somebody who knows about Islam, but somebody who believes in Islam and lives by Islam who practices
somebody who prays not somebody who knows about
So let us
keep this in mind and ensure that we practice this beautiful day, which is a gift from us, brought to us by Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu
he was having made Veronica Rahi but hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.