Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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To louder on the label hamdulillah alameen
wa sallahu wa salam O Allah I should appeal MBA when mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu it he was able to sell them doesn't even go tiranga sera my brother my brothers sisters
in our class on reflecting on the Koran I want to share with you
some points from a beautiful goodbye that I heard today in Groton Connecticut May Allah bless Takagi minimum of this budget for speaking about this and I'm very thankful to Allah subhanaw taala for giving me the opportunity of listening to that so I want to share that with you with of course my take on it so that we
we can learn and we can inshallah
help ourselves and implement the column of Allah subhanaw taala in our lives and benefit from it in every way. Now the point
the topic of the hotbar was signs of love for the Quran, do we love the Quran? That was the topic? Do we love the foreigner and hamdulillah May Allah bless the chef and the hottie diva for giving us a meter a guide to check for ourselves whether or not we love the Quran.
Now he mentioned five points five criteria that we can work with, to see whether we love the Quran or not. So I will list these five for you first, and then we'll look at each of them by itself. The first one he talked about was happiness with regard to the Quran, a sense of show a sense of happiness with regard to reading the Quran, reading the Quran listening.
Happiness, second one was a derivative of that, which is how much time do we spend with the car?
Is it something that you just, you know, read a
page, half page or something and go away? Or is it something that you'd like to spend more time with? Number three, is do we miss it? on any day when we don't read it? Whatever it is, and we are not able to fulfill that. On that day? Do we miss that?
Number four is? Do we use it to refer to it in our lives for whatever we need to do? Do we use the Quran as a reference point? And the fifth one is to act on it? Do we avoid one of our heroes? Do we act on what the Quran tells us to do? And do we stay away from what the Quran prohibits us from? From doing so staying away from
what the Quran prohibits us from and to act on what the Quran
tells us? How I think I want to ask myself a new is when we say do we love the Koran? The question to ask of course is to say, What is the meaning of love?
What is the meaning of love and with specific reference to the caliber of Allah Subhana Allah
which by reference by inference means Allah subhanaw taala himself because the Kalam of Allah is a is a is an attribute of Allah subhanaw taala it's not a created thing. So definitely if I say I love the Quran and effectively I'm saying that I love Allah Subhana Allah so what is the meaning of love? When when I say love, what does it mean? Right? See the The important thing is again, this is one of the words which is used quite loosely and sort of almost bandied about it was I love coffee, I love tea or something that's not love you like it, you like it you you enjoy it. And love is something that
with several you know, things to it.
One of the most important things that love comes with is responsibility. That which you love you feel responsible for it, it gives you a sense of identity gives you a sense of association. So is this how we refer to the Quran, love, love is also shock Love is something that you don't need. encouragement for love is not something that you need a motivational lecture to do that thing which you love.
It's something that you
that you you might be giving others motivation lectures, about,
about the you know,
about what about love of that thing.
Take for example people who love the outdoors, right? They
Love cycling or hiking or something, you don't need to motivate them in the outdoors motivates them. The cycle motivates them the thought of going on on a long ride for 100 miles. That's that's what motivates them. Somebody who doesn't love it might still do it, but it for them, it's a chore, it's something which is painful. You know, they might do it because they have to do it for whatever reason, but they don't love it. Whereas the other one, the person who loves it, needs no encouragement. He or she will go and they will do it. Take salsa salams. You know what he used to say, to say that below Delano.
He used to say,
I don't know, bill,
bill, bill, bill bisola. With regard to Salah Nova used to say that to sign a bill under the law, no, he said look, give us relief, give us relief give us
give us happiness,
so that we can go and pray. So this is the shows his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala he shows it shows his love for the What does what do you do in the in the in Salah, you decide. So his love for the forum, his love for Salah itself as the worship of Allah subhanaw taala
so therefore, the first criteria with regard to the Quran is happiness. Does it give me happiness, to read the Quran to listen to the Quran? to reflect on the forum to understand the Quran?
from different, different perspectives, does it really give me happiness? Meaning that show happiness also means preference presidents returning to it again and again, when I give the Quran precedence over other things not because it is wholly not because it is a column of Allah. No, maybe that is the reason of course. But the reason I'm doing that is because I love the right so I want to read the Quran more and more. I don't need someone who encouraged me or forced me to do that, I will happily do it on my own.
So instead of reading something, as I read the Quran, instead of watching some, you know, game or something, I read the Quran, and it gives me I wouldn't say it gives me equal happiness, it gives me far more happiness, then I would have got by watching the game or whatever it is. Now remember, your thing I want to remind myself in you is that all of these are things which we need to check for ourselves, this is not something that someone else has to check for me, there is no meter that I have to
that I have to refer to.
or some meter which tells me this is for me to look at myself and say do I love the Quran. Because if you love the faranda formula, if you love the Quran, then and if the and if you are counted as one of the people of the Quran, then the Quran will become your intercessor on the day of judgment and unless what I'm saying the intercession of the Quran will not refuse, because this is this is the color of Allah subhana wa
nosorh salam said this about specific surah of the Quran, and that's why I used to read surah decides that and slaughter milk every night before he went to sleep. So, as I showed her this, she said he did not sleep until he had he had resided and or read these two sources. So, besides that, and sort of milk, he said that the SATs or other milk will be the light in our graves. So, the milk will be the intercessor for us with mungkin and nikeid when they come
to ask questions in the in the grave for us. So, this is these are all you know, the reference points as he knows us, he loves it the one who he saw the workout in before he goes to bed the in the evening in the night
unless Tara will will protect him from service will protect him from poverty. Now these are these are the newscasts these are the the prescriptions of the Koran for our life here in this world. So the one who loves the Quran is very happy with the karate is very happy that he is able to read the harar is able to listen to the horror, this this also means also listening to the beautiful karate of of the of the horror, and not just because of the tune but because this is the column fornecer hana. So we just we listen to the, to the to the front of the foreign because we love them. So be happy with her happiness. Second thing. second criteria, which Michelle available is the chef he
mentioned was this is a derivative of love, which is you spend more time with a foreigner. The more you love something the more time you want to spend with that. Right? The more you love somebody The more time you want to spend with that person
because if you
The morning for example, the memorial love again, if people you know I'm very sports oriented, so the more you love basketball, the more games basketball games you will watch, right? Maybe you will watch even the
play or replays of famous games. Maybe you slow it down to see exactly what was the technique? How do you do that? And so on. So So where is basketball, football, soccer, whatever, the more you love something, what is the criterion of that? That you spend more time with the people who read? who love reading? English was even a word for this? This was a book one. What does it mean before it means that person's nose is always in a book? He's always reading. So he loves reading. So also love of anything. So if I say I love the Koran, then the question I need to ask myself is how much current do I read every day? How much time do I spend with a person every day? Is it a past you
know, sort of passing thing or something that I do occasionally? Once in a while? Do I do something?
Usually people will people may have come Allah protect us. We have converted the Quran into some sort of ritual. Have you seen this thing where after you get married husband wife, after the nikka especially if they are entering their marital home or they do in the morning something somebody will hold the Quran over their head as they're working stuff? What is the current umbrella for you? You think this is Barack I hold the camera in my head this is
in I live in La Jolla, please don't disrespect the Kitab of Allah. These are bad things these are all things which we should stop doing. Holding the Quran on top of your head what does it mean?
The Quran has to be in your heart the Quran has to be on your tongue the Quran has to be for you to to live your life by not hold over your head like a trophy or like a like an umbrella.
We have converted the Quran into you know we read the Quran when somebody dies you reach was really sad when somebody dies.
The other soldiers in Alabama nasty one if he were to call you an ID, motor shadow mechanics he was robbed I said on that day they have judgment, the tongues will be sealed, the mouth will be sealed. And the hands and the feet will speak. The hand will say what you did and the feet will see will will will will say when you do that, they will bear with us
on the mechanics about what you did. Now tell me when is the when is the right time to hear this ayat? Or to have this
read decided to? Or to be reminded by decide what is the correct time when you are alive? Or should this ad be recited when you are lying my youth when you're you're dead? When you are lying. They're wrapped up in your govern somebody sitting there reciting sort of jazzy? What What is the character
even, I mean, even though when the person is dying at the time of dying last moments of death, there is what is what I was also observed besides the sexual jealousy, it will ease the person whose burden it will is the time of day by all means do that. But I'm saying that real time to recite the surah whether it is or just you know anything else is when we are alive so that we can reflect on it, we can think about it, we can act on it.
So, love for the horror
means happiness with
being connected with a foreign everywhere. Second thing, obviously what
are we talking about that we're talking about now the time that we spend on it? So the more you love something, the more time you spend on it.
So that's something for me to monitor and say how much time am I spending on the
right is a valuable thing. So it's number of minutes how many ads how many ads do I decide how much of Coronavirus site one to 10 years whatever. Then also with regard to this is to spend time on learning to read it and recite it and to understand it.
So spending time learning that we're spending time on learning to recite the Quran correctly.
People say Should I recycle according to touch with well what else is the way to recycle for that reason is the rule it is the is the way to recycle.
So of course that is how
we have learned everybody has to learn.
Just because you're Arab doesn't mean you know it automatically No.
Especially since the languages the dialects are so different. And since the Quran is in classical Arabic
And normally, most as big army, they speak the common language. There's a massive difference between the two.
So people need to learn how to pronounce which is Dutch with. And then we have to go a step further and say, do I, when I'm looking at the visa Ma'am, or and recitation? Do I understand what I'm saying? So maybe we learn the Arabic language itself. And until you learn the language, that is the translations. Original translation makes sense to you. Because translation in your language doesn't need to be English, obviously. So how much of time do I spend with?
Why number three is do I miss it? On Sunday, if I have this routine, and you know, one of the one of the benefits or routine is if you don't do it, you will miss it
is the huge benefit in structure the huge benefit in routines?
And the biggest benefit and routine is that if you don't do it, you miss it.
It's like something is as taken away, has been taken away from you is the piece of view Miss which is missing. The easiest way to understand is hunger if I if I miss a meal, I know. But another way of understanding it is if people who are who do exercise regularly.
One day, they're not able to go and work out. They miss it. It's like you know, it's crazy. I mean, they say this about Arnold Schwarzenegger
that he was arrested seven times for break nnt I might say well, what kind of criminal is that? How did you manage to become the governor of California? But it was it was a reason why he was he was arrested for breaking it. Well, what was your you're not stealing anything? He broke into gyms. On the day when the gym was it was a holiday for the gym. His need to work out was so severe that he had to actually broke into the gym nowadays, it was a gym which 24 seven, open 24 seven but those days they weren't so he broke into the gym in order to exercise
the need in his body he needs to pump those weights he needs to do that exercise.
Is there something like that for us with the current
one day for whatever reason I don't read the Quran do I miss it? Like I'm hungry like I miss my food. Like I miss somebody a dear person who I'm supposed to meet and that person is not that somebody I love is missing
point number four is given that I'm happy with it given that I spend time with it given that I miss it, when I What do I do when I have it?
I refer to it
it is the map
it is my map and like a map I read it I plot myself on it okay here is the current census, where am I on this
famous story about his great alum of the of the Salah diary.
When he read desire lochranza la la Khun
fi 11 the lady from kitayama v Kuru Kumar. Allah said very Lee we have sent on you a book in which you are mentioned. If you only think if you only understand
when you read this, it says I have to search for myself Allah saying
he sent his book in which I mentioned
for you the croco in in that book is your is your sticker is your magazine. Remember this you mentioned
is where am I in this? And then you read different diet.
Here it is where we're referring to people who disobey Allah subhanaw taala people who are who deny Allah subhanaw taala and they're ending and he said no hamdulillah I'm not from that. Then either I have people who are very close to Allah subhanaw taala they said the whole Gambia
he said I'm not there also. And then the I read the ayatollahs monitor I said, there are people who do some good and sometimes do some evil, but then they immediately make us a foreign toy and he says, I'm under law, this is where I think I am.
But this is the beauty of the foreign that when you refer to it allows around that has mentioned different kinds of people in the Quran. And with respect to each kind of person or these kind of people, each group of people, Allah mentioned their qualities. And then Allah subhanaw taala mentioned what will happen to people with those qualities, where will the what will happen to them?
Very quickly and briefly, for example, as Martha said, Amina nassima kulana Bella video Mila Haley Omar homie, Mini, Johan
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Allah mother, as I was I Neiman Mercado, Allah, Allah said and among the people are those who say we believe in a lot and we believe in the Day of Judgment, but they're not Momeni. They're not Muslims.
If I say I believe in Allah and I believe in the Day of Judgment, I'm not a Muslim.
Let us know.
Because you are lying. You're saying that to deceive yourself to receive the Muslims.
You don't really believe that. And Allah knows what's in the heart.
And I think they try to fool
you want to fool the Muslims, they want to fall along the route. Yeah, the wilderness villa.
analysis because of their line, they will be put into terrible punishment. So here are qualities people, what are the qualities? People who say something but in the heart is something else. People who say they believe but actually in their heart they don't believe how do we know that is people who say they believe but their actions show the opposite.
actions or the opposite actions show that they don't believe.
And honestly, if that is the case, you are the janome so now we have bought a case here of people, while two molars mother mentioned some qualities and Allah said this is where they will be.
In other places will unfold. A lot brighter as an enamel mineral mineral novena either will get a low would you love kulambu visa to Leah de Maya to Java to me mana. Allah be mythical Olivia up mono salada remember as of now we have to call like
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ellos Raja lesson is around five second and third if he enumerated and listed five qualities of the believers people whose hearts shiver with the glory and majesty of Allah be able to see my increases when Allah Subhana Allah as mentioned before them, people who have darker on Allah trust and Miss mantella people who established the salah
and people who spend from what Allah has given them. And Allah said these five qualities are the qualities the true believers
those who have these five qualities and I think they are the true believers
long died out on in darab became apparent there is what varium for them stations of honor before they arrive Allah subhanaw taala for them is
His forgiveness not for and for them is conquering for them is his sustenance and risk which is on with honor with ease with convenience with plenty and of course this one came also there was two janai so two groups of people one Allah mentioned their qualities and said people who his qualities will be in Jan, another group when I mentioned the qualities and said these people with this quality will be
the first first rope Allah say people with this quality will be jahannam second group on asset people with these qualities will be gender.
So when I'm talking about referring to the foreigner and using the Quran as a map, what do we do when we read desire? I look at myself and say Where do I fit?
Am I in this group which is going to Jana or am I in this group which inshallah we will return?
And if I find that I am in this group is going to Jana, I live I unlike, I don't know, maybe I'm not in this group, but I am kind of close to them. somewhere in the middle, but point in that direction.
I've not yet reached that stage where jahannam is promised, but looks like I'm going in that direction. What must I do
was turn around
you know, I was thinking
several years ago, I was snorkeling in the Andaman Islands on the reef.
And I was alone there was nobody that and I was alone. Some my face down in the water flippers on my on my feet I was talking about in the periscope is on top. I'm wearing goggles and I'm looking down and seeing the beautiful fish and so on.
And I at that time I heard somebody yelling
somebody's calling because your your your yours or your face in the water yours up still here.
So I came up right I looked and there was a man on the beach and he was signaling to me. Come back, come back
So I said, Oh, I talked about something to watch someone's man. I mean, I'm not doing anything wrong. I am here. I'm a tourist, I am allowed to do this. Why is he calling back?
Right? So I'm talking about referring to reference points.
Ever since he is calling me I went, when I got to him, he said,
You were very close to the main channel.
He said, this roof, this goes almost flat, for a distance of so many, you know, 100 feet of glory or so that it's Sunday drops, goes deep, deep, deep, very deep. And he said, that is where the big ones are cruising. I said, What because the sharks.
So it's a nice view.
Here, imagine it like this, here. It is a big shark. And suddenly, now you float on top. What happens?
You become history.
So he called you back. This is the this is what the forum does for us. So I'm looking at the qualities of people.
Here are the bunch of people who are good. Here's a bunch of people who are going to be bad. Where am I? I may not be there or not on the channel yet. I'm not inside of a shark here, but I'm going towards that direction.
What must I do? Turn around, come back, come back, come back.
Return to Allah Subhana hota. And the last one, which is obviously related to all of this, and you can see it's a direct reference to that which is
live by the foreign
Allah what Allah subhanaw taala ordered me to do, I will do what Allah subhanaw taala ordered me to stay away from a stay away from
what did Allah say? Allah? Allah said Amata Kumara Soto Oman aha kumanovo fondo Allah in the lush and into the cup Allah, Lhasa, whatever minor we gives you take it, whatever binary stops you from every vomits
have duck wobbles manator fear the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala very Elias severe embarrassment
while they bring themselves into this, because he is in it,
the life of the nabire ceram is his whole his
his life is
his life is the tafsir is the living, walking docking model of the car.
They said I specifically said your child
or mother of the believers, tell us something about the life over so nice.
on the other hand,
she asked the person she said not to read the Quran. He said of course.
He said that is the life of the author or so. So his life was the Quran Al Karim.
You don't have to anyway, his life was the Quran.
He lived the way the Quran tells us to live.
The What do I do now?
My criterion of checking wherever the last of them? Am I following the injunctions on the Quran?
And how do I know if I'm following them? by referring myself and checking myself with the Sira of Russell Russell?
I am in this situation. I'm in a situation where I'm facing hostility from the environment where I'm surrounded by enemies.
What should I do? I look to see what did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam do? And I try to emulate that behavior to the best of my ability.
What must I do when I'm surrounded by friends?
What do you do?
What must I do when I have plenty?
What do you do? What must I do when I'm deprived? When I'm hungry? I need food and so on and so forth. I need safety I need security I need what must I do?
I do what he did tell us
what must I do if somebody abuses me? I do what you do. What must I do when somebody has been depriving me of my rights and somebody abusing me and so on. So what somebody did is appears to be against me. And now I have the power. What do I do?
Do I hang to the nearest tree on the nearest tree.
Yesterday somebody told me about this father and son
or this son does not talk to the Father.
The father took some decision
years maybe decades a boy's life. The funding like it sounds deliver on father
and now the father is old and weak and he needs his son doesn't doesn't go there. The
sun doesn't talk to the bees and Muslims.
We know that Israel was a seller. When he said that if a Muslim does not talk to his brother for more than three days and we are talking about general random garden variety Muslim,
right, anybody if you do not talk to your brother for more than three days, so three days have passed now on day four, and he said if you die
is 1131 helper.
If that is what is said about the ordinary Muslim, what about the father and the son?
What about the relationship of the Father and the Son?
How terrible and tragic it is that your father is there and I was you know, Sam said Your father is a door of the gentleman.
He said your two parents are the two doors of Jenna for you.
And one dies one door shuts and the other one died the other only shot
or in your case your father is alive Your mother is alive the door of Jenna is open what you want to shut it
you don't want to enter Jen up to that door. So is do I want to enter enter it with entering through
this is the meaning the opposite This is where a person may read the Quran because in this case the father and son both there are Muslims they pray and so on and so forth. They read in the Quran
you see the result. So
lower the for our means. I live my life according to the Quran. It doesn't matter whether I like or I don't like what the Quran wants me to do.
What he knows Muslims he said forgive people.
Okay, so my father did this focus my son did it forgive, forgive, forgive? Why? Because I want Allah to forgive me.
Hey, ally, forgive this person, please forgive me.
I'm not saying they didn't do anything wrong. If they didn't do anything wrong, whatever forgiving. You're forgiving them because you did something wrong. But
you forgive. Because this is what we are taught. This is what our Deen teaches us.
My brother and sister if you are not going to follow this Diem, then why do we have this determine?
What is the benefit?
So in our lesson on reflecting on the Quran, I want to reiterate this thing. Do I love the aura? And think about this. And as I mentioned, do the
the five criteria, the five things that will show me and teach me whether I love the or not? I'll quickly list those five. For you. Once again, I did that at the beginning. And bring it again. Number one, happiness with it. Number two, how much time do I spend with it? Number three, do I miss it? If I don't have time someday do I miss not spending time with it? Number four, do I use it? Do I refer to it as a map? And number five? Do I act on the commands of the Coronel carry? ask Allah
to help you be with you.
To enable you to live your lives according to the curriculum of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Haskell is my data to make the Kalam your greatest strength in your life and your greatest strength when you meet him. jello was some of our anatomy very early, he was a member of vertigo or serravalle going out to LA what