Reflect on the Qur’an #22
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vizilite Allah, we are in our lesson of reflecting on the Koran. Let me give you an example.
find somebody looking at a map,
what do you assume when you see that person looking at a map, you assume and quite justifiably, that this person is going somewhere. And he is looking at the map, which is the map which will lead him to his destination, right?
Nice to see this person is looking at the map, and then after some time, he shuts it and very carefully puts it away, then you are at a loss. And you will have to ask him, Why are you looking at the map? Because if you are not going anywhere, I mean, nobody has looked at a map. A map is not just something that you it's not entertainment, reading or something.
If you are not going anywhere, well, what was the point of looking at the map. Now the Colorado Kareem is a map. The haoran is the book of guidance. What is a map a map is a book of guidance, it is guiding us to some place. So if I'm reading the Koran,
then it means that I'm looking at a map. So what must be the next step, the two next steps, the first next step is I should then start walking, following the map.
And the next. The second step is that after some time, I must, again refer to the map to see how I'm doing. Right. So I look at the map in order to because I want to go and get to a certain destination. This is a map for that destination. And then following the map, I start walking. And after some time I calibrate myself, I monitor myself, I measure myself compared to the map to make sure that I'm making the right turns to make sure that I'm going in the right direction
and so on. So the whole point of the map is to ensure that I get to a particular destination, safe and sound right. What is the destination that we want to get to? It is general philosophy it is the highest level of Jannah
said when you ask Allah for Jana asking for Alfredo's asking for the highest level of general because you're asking Allah Allah when you're asking Allah subhanaw taala? Who owns the agenda? Who created the agenda? and for whom there is no, there is no limit, and there is no rule. It's not a matter of saying, Well, how can I ask for agenda when I don't deserve it? Of course you don't deserve it. I don't deserve it. But we ask Allah subhanaw taala because we have this great and he and an infinite faith in his infinite mercy and His forgiveness. So here is this map, I am reading the map, then what must I expect myself to do? What must you expect me to do is to start watching.
So in the Islamic context, if I'm reading the Koran, then the next step is I should start living my life according to the Quran. And the following step is periodically I must monitor myself to see whether I am still on track or whether I have taken a detour somewhere and got lost. Because this happens. It happens on journeys, it happens in life.
We start off well, we are on the right track in the beginning, but then at some point there is some temptation there is some detour and we take a wrong turn and next thing we know we are going off in some some other direction. Now, what do you do in that case? You turn around, right you look at the map again is this is what I'm This is the mistake I made. This is why I took a wrong turn. So now what do I do the map is really what to do, which is next exit Toyota. So you make that you take a U turn, and you come back exactly the same thing in life, which is that I started off well, I was going well, in between Something happened and I got distracted. I ended up in the wrong place. I in
the wrong company, I find I've been doing something wrong. So what do I say I don't really make a U turn. What is that U turn that U turn is to find out what we turn towards Allah subhanaw taala we seek His forgiveness and we come back on track. Now that is the purpose of the Quran. Allah sent this GitHub, the legal Gita boulardii Buffy who they live with the gain or loss, right and I said this is a book in which there is no doubt and in which there is guidance for the people of taqwa Alma Tabone who are almost upon us.
Those people who are here to displease Allah Subhana, Allah geladeira Lu, because they love him more than they love anyone or anything else. This is the quality of the believers. When levena armano Asha Allah, Who are the believers, those who love Allah subhanho wa Taala or and above and beyond anyone and anything else, these are the people who are the believers. And those believers therefore because they love Allah subhanaw taala so much. Their single point of concern is every action of mine, every word that I utter, must please Allah subhanho wa Taala I must not do anything in my life to displease Allah subhanho.
So their whole life is led very thoughtfully and consciously, and they hold themselves to a framework where they are aware of the boundaries of Allah subhanho
wa salam Zehra Hara, Hara mobian, whereby no one wish to be heard, he said the Hara is clear, the haraam is clear. And between the two, there are the doubtful things he said the one who has left the doubtful things has
is successful, the one who fall falls into the doubtful things has actually fallen into the prohibitions has actually fallen into horror, because if you are indulging in doubtful things, it means that you are playing games with Allah subhanaw taala orders and therefore, the the, the
quality and the criterion
and the meter and the way in which we can check whether we are worked upon or not, is not only to look at what is haram, but to look at how we treat things which are doubtful, the Haram anybody will live inshallah. It may not even necessarily be somebody who has taqwa is somebody who just regular non Muslim,
who is not particularly serious about Islam, may also stop himself or herself from doing some things which are majorly prohibited. However,
we will play games with small things,
or what do you think are small things? Remember, there is nothing that is small because Allah Subhana Allah Akbar, he is the greatest and any disobedience of Allah is aquata because you are disobeying the one who is the greatest. So the issue of differentiating between survive and Kumbaya between the small sins and the big sins in this is a matter of fix for the purpose of
prescribing punishments and prescribing
recompense for for things. That is not something that we need to concern ourselves with as far as our Islamic practice is concerned. The Sahaba who are the examples for us? They anything which Allah subhanaw taala disliked, they considered it to be haram they didn't fall into the issue of saying where is it macro? Is it Magoo? Tansy McGruder Hajime and so on these stellata like in any case,
which came much later, and during this time of Sahaba, this is still I had these technical terms were not there, as far as they were concerned, if Allah if it doesn't sell himself to them, Allah does not like this that was it, they did not do it thereafter. Now therefore, when I look at the Quran, when I look at myself and I say that I'm reading the Quran As I told you, the Quran is a book of guidance is not a book of information, although it has a lot of information, but book of guidance and the purpose of guidance is to guide us to the final destination. So if I'm reading the Quran, then I must live the Quran. Now take the same thing and
see what I shall say.
Our mother said about our solar system somebody has asked her Please tell me about the life when we sell sell and she said don't you read the Quran? He said yes I read the Quran she said that was the life of a sunrise and
the Sierra of Rosa Rosa Salaam is the tafsir of the hora The best way to understand the Quran is to read the spirit of Hamas Allah highly solemn and you will find reflections of the Quran in his blessed Syrah.
This is something that we must be very, very conscious of and remember and ensure that we
that we understand this and we live our lives according to that. The whole idea of the Quran Al Karim is to guide us Am I being guided or not? Think about this also. The focus on Islam
is this the
The idea of reflecting on the corner and living the relationship of the foreign to the to the person my relationship with years and years is a relationship of action. Now it's not an addiction. It's not a relationship is a static, shorter academic relationship. My relationship as a parent is not as a student of linguistics that I'm that I am reading the Quran for. It's
two studies, grammatical miracles and grammatical construction, and so on and so forth is not a linguistic relationship is not a relationship of simply recitation. So can I decided in the, in the most
attractive tune, the most attractive karate and so on and so forth? It's not the relationship, the relationship of the Muslim is a relationship of action. Actually, what the Quran says we reflect on it and we immediately act on it. Let me give you two examples. One is the example of Abdullah Omar or the Alon one. He memorized Surah Al Baqarah. And they say that he took 12 years for this. Now in our mothers in the in the data phase, we have our students who memorize the whole Quran, not just for the buck or the entire 30 Jews in two years. And if the student is considered to be using quotes slow, he will do it in three years. And if he is lower than that, then they generally check him out.
They said he's not he's not capable of making himself. But here is Abdullah arabela. Anwar, the special student of rustlers and seldom, he is an Arab, it is his own language is not reading translations. He is he heard the Koran from the beautiful
tongue and in the beautiful voice of the best of them, the one who received the column of Allah, that is Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, despite that he takes 12 years. So they asked him, he gave a valuable he started account and he gave a value for that, in celebration.
They asked him I said, Why did you take so long? He said, the way we learned the Quran, by way he means the Sahaba of resources. He said, the way we learn the Quran is
we would take 10 IOPS for our sources, and then we would reflect on those if we would, we would discuss them, we would understand them, we would practice them in our lives. And then only when we were satisfied with that practice, then we would go forward and take the next step. And that's why it took so took so long. Think about this, Allah that I said, I can use a latterly decree Allah said established the salah for my thicker right? So we know the IR we understand the meaning of the now what
now we should pray and now we should establish the Salah. So if I have read active Salah, Akemi Salah tele Vickery
and then I find I'm missing my Salah, I don't go to the masjid
You know, I'm I delayed, I delay the Salah to for my own convenience. I mean, why, why else do we decide Salah anyway, if I'm doing all that, then it means that I am not I have no relationship with the Quran. Because if I have a relationship with Cora here is a direct instruction of Allah parameterizing establish Allah for my Vicar, Emma sister. So
this is what I want to emphasize for you and for myself, which is that we must see the reflection of
the reflection of the Koran in our lives.
So whatever I read, I must see the reflection of that in my life. Am I practicing that? Allah prohibited?
Alcohol, right? Yeah, and all all forms of intoxicants are covered over my 01 answer well, as well as alemu resume in Malaysia 21st Avenue, a lot of our data set that leave these things stay far away from this from these things, which is intoxicants, gambling, divining arrows, fortune telling, you know, all of these games of chance, Allah says stay far away. These are the rings so minimally shake divers tinubu these are the filthiest of the fields of data. So stay far away from so now what must I do see the reflection my life and say, How am I am i doing these things? Am I my gambling? Am I drinking alcohol or am I taking some drug or something's I'm intoxicant marijuana, cannabis What?
What am I doing? Right games of chance fortune telling this that now all kinds of tokens and, and tabbies is am I doing these things? If I'm doing these things, then this reading of this I mean, because I am doing what Allah subhanaw taala prohibited me from
Yes, the relationship was over and is not merely to get for example, upset and this is a this is a authentic this this a and Matata Hakuna lady said that if you lost right I will reward you with 10 has an ad for every letter. For every letter of the Koran people use this word alphabet. incorrectly alphabet is the collection of letters of any language. Every language in the world has only one alphabet.
One output, how many alphabets does English? One alphabet? How many
alphabets? Does Arabic have one app, all the languages of the world have only one alphabet. Each alphabet has a number of letters, right? So English language has a certain number of letters in the English alphabet. The Arabic language has a certain level of letters a Tamil language, a certain number of letters also has a certain number of read and so on. So the word when we people say alphabet, they really mean letter. So use the correct word.
It's not alphabet, it is letter. So every letter, Allah will give you 10 has an ad will give you 10 good deeds. And then to further clarify, he said, I do not say that Alif Lam me is one letter, he said, olive is one letter, lamb is one letter, meme is one that so if somebody really I mean, that person is reading three letters, right three letters. So therefore he gets 30 see the mercy of blessing on us rather than Now, having said that, if a person is reading the ayat of the Koran which have prohibited interest based dealings,
and on top of that, those I add a lot rather as a leave this,
leave the interest part of whatever loans you are given to people leave that in control of money if you are believers. So first of all, it's a conditional IRA, if you are not going to leave that, then your eemaan itself is in doubt. And then our last survey lambda file, and if you do not do that, then take a declaration of war from Allah subhana wa suli from his Rasulullah sallallahu anusara.
the person who's reading that so he is or she is reading all of these ayat, Allah that I said the one who eats Riba on the Day of Judgment is going to stand like an insane person who has been beaten by shaitan how, how terrible is that description May Allah protect us from being that malice mother protects from protect us from being that so now, this person is really so and if you if you go to the right it is 275 to 279 in salted water, if you go there and you count the number of letters, you will get a certain number of letters at the end of that, multiply that by 10. So inshallah you got the sound of that many 100 or 1000, Hassan Alhamdulillah, all all pardue. Then there what you then
you look at your own life and say, well, am I taking interest? am I paying interest? Do I have bank loans? Do I have mortgages? Do I have some kind of financial dealing which falls into the description of Riba?
Because if I'm reading this,
and I'm getting this hour, I said, I'm very happy. But if I am still in Riba, if I'm still in interest based dealings, then what does it mean? It means that I have removed my name from the list of Olia of Allah, and return it in the name in the list of other Allah, the enemies of Allah.
Right, Nicholas, can you imagine? I mean, how completely and totally insane? That would be. If somebody is doing that. What does it really tell you about that person's real belief in the day of judgment? Right? If I really believe in the Day of Judgment, can I consciously take a loan on interest? Can I lend out my money on interest? Can I take out a mortgage on my house and pay interest? Can I do that? And if I'm doing that, what does it say about the about my real ima?
It means I don't have it. So I am reading this. Thinking that I'm going to get some are for this, but I'm not doing what the IRS is ordering me to do.
Then what happens?
This is the meaning of relationship with a foreigner
The Quran does not tell you just read it and takes off and go home. No.
Quran says read it and do what you are being told to do.
If Allah said do something, you do it. If Allah said leave something you live it that is the meaning. Now if you don't understand that, then where is the relationship? So here is this person who was really desired 100 times every day, these four is
yet he or she still remains everybody, this person is still lending out money on interest, the person is borrowing money on interest.
And the person dies in that state. Who are they going to be resurrected with? With the earlier of Allah or with the other of Allah?
My brother, sister, this is the meaning of reflecting on the corner, which is when we read something look into our lives immediately. Don't Don't just be in a hurry to read Oh, I was finished one to know. realize
this was the way as soon as I'm taught, this was the way the Sahaba
read one is reflect on it and say, where in this where is this in my life?
Because one day I'm going to stand before our last man
on that day, what am I going to tell him?
If Allah asked me you read this
but how come you did not do it?
You're living on Oh, hello Vishal. Mika forgotten what are the devil what was the shadow
in the whole
lesson Oh believe enter into Islam completely and totally and do not follow in the footsteps of shadab because he is you open any?
In another place? And as Roger said, Yeah, you will in our mean
you know, we lay velocity
a lot, Roger said oh believe believe
in Allah and His little
and struggling the path of almost ran out
with your wealth with your lives.
So we are already believers, we think so. inshallah We ask Allah to count is among the believers.
But Allah is saying, doesn't matter even if you are a believer, believe. Even if you are a believer, make sure that you
do not follow the footsteps of shatter.
Enter into Islam fully and completely.
practice Islam in all aspects of your life. Not only is Allah and sakata has
all aspects of it.
This is the meaning of reflecting on
is to read a little bit, and diffracted our lives and make changes.
The purpose of reflecting our lives is not just
academic exercise is not just for fun, it is not just something that you are doing. Because you're supposed to learn.
You're doing that in order to identify this is the map, right? You look at the map, you're walking, now you're going to mark yourself on the map. Okay, here's the map. Here's the line of where am I here and I'm supposed to go from here to here, like this and this way and this way. Now, where am I? Oh, I'm here, all right.
I should have been here.
monitoring of yourself. That is the key as far as the reflecting on the Quran is concerned and the fact that the Quran is a map and a guide for us to that which pleases Allah Spanner.
My brother sisters,
They said, and if I boron
spit, take a turn.
Because Allah, Allah is so merciful. Allah promised us that he is ready to forgive any sin.
provided we repent, provided we seek forgiveness. And think about this in Islam there is no concept of seeking forgiveness from any human being. We don't want to oppress we don't go to some chef or remark and say please forgive me and so on is over. No. It is a direct relationship between the hub and Islam.
Between Allah subhanho wa Taala and his slave. The slave wants to be forgiving
Should you ask? Allah Subhana Allah, because Ly, you know by Allah.
Nobody can forgive sins except Allah Subhana Allah.
So Allah said Allah will forgive every sin, provided, we make mistakes.
Now, delaying, but it's a far must be made as quickly as possible as soon as you become conscious of the sin, immediately seek forgiveness immediately repent, don't delay. Because delaying is a sign of the weakness of human laws around earlier short those who want to depend but are afraid about their past and are ashamed over Allah subhanho data, as they are not sure if he will forgive them. Is this the case of most of us or all of us? That there is some doubt?
Yes, Allah is the Most Merciful there's no doubt about that. But I have done so much of stuff I've done so many things I should not have done I have not done so anything that I should have done.
I'm not doubting Allah, but in my heart there is a fear that maybe Allah will not forgive me.
And that's right, that is saying no. Remove. Now Yeah, having the fear is good. Because it's a sign of not having a fear is bad because it's a sign of weakness of faith or no faith. Many times that there are people I mean, there's so much of ignorance in the world May Allah forgive us. People in bed ignorant, very stupid is my Allah. Allah. Allah Allah.
I will Don't worry when somebody is doing some stuff we don't do that. One. Let me think about this one day you will meet a liar. No, no, I know what to say.
When the little you
know, nobody ever said his nose. Have you ever said this? No nose. Now the Saleen ever said this because they know a nostril Hamilton
and it is
for we don't deny, we do not deny the mercy of Allah rata but we know that we are, we are slaves we are we are nothing compared to us. And if we have angered on us, right and if Allah wants to punish us, there's no one who can save us.
But at the mercy of Allah, Allah right as is called Yeah, I barely I levina sort of who Allah and put him la toma Rahmatullah in Allah world. We're in Allah. Yo quiero Nova Jamia in the whole world for Rahim, Allah subhanaw taala said or say global amazon seller, say to my say all my slaves, Konya, Abadi, who have transgressed against themselves
and levina us
all, sins are a transgression against ourselves, we are having a loss of handle that
we are having ourselves. So Allah saying, say to them, was Allah say, all my slaves who have done this against yourselves, Lord Nakamoto
do not despair,
of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. This is the beauty of the Koran is the beauty of myogenin. Even this, the address they are well see how the eye begins. Yeah, I baddie all my slaves who are the slaves, people who are committed since
I added service saying that I live in Oslo.
These are the people who have committed sins. So if I've committed sins, I have disobeyed Allah, it would be entirely honest, if I will, if I lost valterra check beside enter this garbage trip away.
Not only does Allah not do that, Allah does not even begin this idea in a
in a distant battle, for example, does not say poorly, I will call you on us nurse or your people.
And nurses Yeah, Daddy, my slaves. I think about the whole. Can you imagine anybody any human being doing this?
is to distance ourselves from those who disobeyed. Yes.
Sometimes I say this, partially jokingly, that you will find is in conversation in the homes.
If the child does something good.
The father will say see how my son did with
and if he does something bad, then the father was to see what your son did, where he's been to
see what my son did if he is if he did well.
See what your son did he did something bad.
And this is the this is our nature. So whoever pleases us,
we are good to them. But we're displeases us.
We get angry we pushed away we, you know, we distance ourselves from them, not Allah.
Allah say yeah I Valley my slaves who those who disobeyed. So
and then Allah says do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah in Allah.
You know by Jamia
verily and truly Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive all sins. Now the I was complete here in terms of meaning, but Allah subhanaw taala adds one more, greater emphasis, even more generosity, in the whole world of all he is the one who's the most forgiving, Most Merciful.
So, this is our belief that Allah Subhana Allah is full of mercy.
But we need to repent, and then we will return to Allah towards the loss of Allah promise to
Nevertheless, nervous system as they say, every saint has a past and every sinner has a future and this is very true, right?
Nobody is born pious, we are born
of God children are born innocent, obviously. But the point is that we are we are born we live, but what we choose to do with our lives, different people, they go here and there and they know except for the Emilio Salaam otherwise, people make mistakes, we will do wrong things, but hamdulillah sorceress No sir in ama, he said
in our in, in our amaru Bill havarti. He said the
deed is based on how it ends.
So, if a person may we may live a life which is full of sin initially, but then as long as the person turns towards Allah
and before his death before her death, as long as they make amends,
though is differ Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive them.
Now, you do remember
this is because we are on the topic of tala Toba and Mr. Farr.
let me let me
mention a couple of things about the author of this there was a man who was praying and he said Oh ALLAH forgive me all Forgive me say the Angela who called him he said, Look, this is not how you ask you sir, when you want to make this difficult. First of all, be conscious deflect, be conscious of what you did, really in your heart, feel the pain of that, that this is who you are you unusual you are somebody who Allah has blessed who you are who you depend on us, for everything yet to disobeyed him. So feel that regret feel that that sadness, feel that
feeling feel that sense of shame, that why did I grew this and then make a promise to yourself that you will never do that again, make a promise to Allah subhanaw taala that you will not do this again. And the third thing he says is give some charity with Allah. Anger calls with the giving of charity. So give charity for the forgiveness of the sin. And the fourth thing is that the nature of the sale, if what you did hurt somebody then make amends. If you do go as somebody is right, and return it, give it back. If you hurt somebody with your tongue go and apologize to them. Make sure that you do your part of it. Even if that person doesn't forgive you even if that person is still
carrying a grudge that is on them. It is not on you but you go you make sure that you are there to express your regret and do it properly. Don't don't express regret as if you're doing them a favor no BB, grovel, BB contract contrary to be humble, and make sure that you convey the fact that you are so regretful and you're so sorry about what happened that is an extremely important thing to do. So do that. And then inshallah Allah will forgive now and then think about this, this beautiful life. Now as it as if it is not enough Allah subhanaw taala in his infinite mercy, enjoy them focus on Allah rather than as a illa mandava I'm on our Milla melon solea Allah iica you but the hula who
say to him has
gone Allahu Allah Hema, Allah said except for those who repent and believe in Islam and do righteous deeds. For those Allah will change
their sins into good deeds and a lot of added delays of forgiving and most merciful Jesus Mercy on us rather than here is somebody who's been doing who has been doing evil all their lives and of course then they get we become conscious of that they make us to fall over. They ask a lot of where you live Alice Rana data had simply wipe the slate clean, that would be more than enough. Nobody would expect anything more
hope Yes, I got a new lease of life right now I in my slate is wiped clean.
And now I can
live my life correctly according to Allah's orders. This would have been enough, but Allah individuales Allah, Allah added to that, and as I said, No, not only that, I will convert your bad deeds into good deeds. So if I had a million bodies now I have a million would it's like these are these are now these for which Allah will
will reward This is the infinite mercy of Allah.
finally, a lot of data taught us how to make
laws around a data set. Now you will level out of sunny Laos aha hamaca Sabbath Sabbath. Robert Allah is nine as you know a foreigner Robert Mohammed Elena is from gamma hammer the whole analogy I mean come Lina Robin Allah to homina mala Takata
whoever I never feel an hour
at the at the last is also the last ride that I said our last rider does not burden a person beyond his or her scope, he gets reward the person gets reward for that good which he has earned and he is punished for the evil that he has earned. Oh our rub punish us not if we forget or fall into error, anything that happened by mistake, anything that happened because of forgiving forgetfulness dwis or law please do not forgive us drawer for do not punish us for that and then Oh Allah do not
punish is not okay then this Allah do not lay on us a burden like that which you laid on those before us. So, the people before us were tested all of these door testers the people below before us were born and they had been given very, very strong responsibilities which came with
with punishments attached please save us please do not give us those that burden and then
all or do not put on us a burden that we
greater than the strength that we have to bear so whether it's a test in life whether it's whatever it is, we are making to our to our law, please don't test me Please don't put a burden which is more than what I can bear. And there is the
burden us and grant us forgiveness Have mercy on us. barf, one hour, fill an hour Hannah, and Alana fontanella from cafe, and voila, you are our molar, you are our patron You are our supporter, you are a protector, you are our Creator, and sustainer and give us victory over the disbelievers. So this is our winner. So we say we ask Allah
to be our molar on the Day of Judgment, when there will be no helpers except Him. And we asked him to be pleased with us and enable us to please
here Can I really I gonna say this is the so before that. So we are saying here that Allah subhanaw taala gave us this beautiful dog in southern Bukhara at the end, where Allah Allah literally taught us how to make dua and we know the above and those will have this idea of how it came and how the Sahaba came was a solemn and and you know, they put their
petition before and then one year later Allah smart Allah revealed that inshallah we'll talk about this whole incident
in other class, but for now, this is the thing that I want to say to you. The relationship of the Quran to the individual is a relationship of action is not a it's not a dead static relationship. I started academic relationship, it's a relationship or action. So everything we read, we must go back in our lives, reflect on it, think about this and say how can I implement this in my life, and if you do that inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will give us great
bye Baraka in our lives. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will help us in,
help us to the difficulties and so forth from our life.
Always have towards Allah. Always be connected with Allah Subhana Allah Allah subhanaw taala will help us in ways that we cannot imagine. masala Ananda Karim Allah Allah He was a member of