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We are in the lesson on reflecting on the Quran. And one of the most important things that I
would like to emphasize and I say it all the time is the purpose of the nozzle of the Quran.
The Quran didn't come just to be read. It did not definitely come for us to philosophize on use it as a means of generating our own
philosophies. It didn't come for us, only to memorize it only to decide it.
It came the purpose of the revelation of the Koran is for us to practice what Allah subhanaw taala told us to do.
To live the Quran, to practice the Quran and to live by what Allah subhanaw taala
showed us and told us to do in it.
That's it Sahaba of Rasulullah saw the generation that Allah subhanaw taala created
to be role models for the rest of mankind until the last day exemplified the ideal approach to the Quran.
As you are aware of Bill I've known him Nakata Nadella on what he said about his and his companions, way of learning the Quran. We used to take 10 ads from Rasul Allah, that we would memorize them, understand them from him, reflect on them act upon them, and only were when we were satisfied, would we go to him for the next step.
And the story that goes along with this is that
the land or the land, took
12 years to memorize Surah Al Baqarah. Whereas, you know, normal his mother is in.
India, they memorize the whole Quran in two years. Now, here is Abdullah abney. Omar Alon Omar, first of all, he's Arab. Secondly, he is the subtle one Katara. Delano. So that's his home atmosphere.
He was one of the most favored students are a source of Salah. Nevertheless, I've loved him very much. He even though he was in his own right, wealthy, his father was wealthy, he spent a lot of time in a sofa
with the Sahaba, who were there on in so far, many of them are very poor people. He spent a lot of time there in order to be close to the services allow him to learn.
Now for him, he was not learning Arabic, Arabic was not a foreign language to him and so on. Yet he took 12 years to memorize one surah, which is two and a half years.
So they asked him, they said how is it that you took so long and then he gave a volley by his rotted a camel and he called all his friends and so on for a meal? So they asked him, they said, why is it that you took so long to memorize the surah. And he explained the methodology of learning the Quran, which was practiced not only by him, but obviously by the others.
And if you look at his methodology, which he practices as I as I mentioned, we're just not taking 10 either a time and then those 10 eye ads, memorizing them, understanding them, reciting them, correcting each other, about them, reflecting on them acting upon them, then once you act, once you act upon it, once you practice what has been ordered, then you have the experience and you take the experience back those are seldom. And if there are any clarifications that are needed you you get those things, clarified all of this. And then he said when we would be satisfied with that, then we would go to the next and that's the reason why it took so long. Now
that is why I always say that.
It is so important for us to focus on the practice of the Quran. We do a great disservice to the Quran, and the harm that we do to ourselves by this very Cavalier approach to the Koran of reading it fast. memorize it without understanding the meaning not bother
about practicing it, including the you know the drama that we do we really the like a joke it is May Allah forgive us in Ramadan Kareem in the recitation of Quran in Dharavi people who recite it very fast, we have created all kinds of bizarre chat
about completing the Horan Ramadan, where you have places where the whole Quran is completed in three days they do so they decide 10 Jews every day. In some cases they finish the whole Quran in one night in Hyderabad, wh Sabina now Where is it? Where is this from? Who told you that you must complete the whole Quran in one night? Who told you that you must complete the whole Quran in three days in Ramadan? And then you are finished with Tel Aviv for the rest of the rest of the room? Is that what is the real
impression that you are giving to Allah subhanaw taala about your love for the Quran. At the pressure of giving is this is at best, this is a cumbersome task. So let me just do it, finish it dump it and I'm gonna I don't need anything else. Now one other level of why should you do this? I mean, it is much, much better for you not to complete the whole Quran in the whole of the month. But to pray the rosary every day, even if you don't pray, you know, the full whatever is being bred in your budget, whether it's a tiger 20 or whatever, just a few records of telavi. But listen to the Koran. Let the reciter let the EMA recite it slowly. I'm not saying he's not doing in a slow motion
I'm saying resided in a way where you can understand you can hear every word you can understand the words, reflect on it, think about it.
And if you will that get up and go home. No problem, right? There's no problem with Dharavi village is a beautiful soda. But it's not for that you must necessarily pray so many I had so many record. So go pray for prayed. Pray to
but that thing which you pray, whether it is two or four or eight or whatever, pray with completes concentration, dedication, humility, devotion to Allah subhanaw taala give the impression of somebody who really loves this thing and I wish I would have prayed longer but you know, I'm a weak man, I'm tired, I get tired, whatever it is, so I have to go but I really wish I would have prayed the whole thing. I wish I would have stayed for the whole 20 record and completed all Quran make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala seek His forgiveness, ask him for strength right. That is the way to offer the run not to treat it as a problem as a burden, which you somehow have to you know, dump it
and go away. Please let us not let us not play this game.
Let me see. What I have tried to do here is using sort of Attica, I have tried to touch upon the wealth of knowledge and benefit that it that is offered to us
which unfortunately because of our wrong approach, mostly we lose out and I hope that this will series of lectures and the book will
enable us to wake up and value the Quran as the living word of a living God, Allah subhanho wa Taala
besides home, there are no gods and nobody nobody worthy of worship.
What a tragedy that he sent his message, but we can't take the trouble to try to understand it. Even though we pay lip service to it and honor it in speech.
Let us fear the day. which Allah subhanaw taala wanders when none other than Rasul Allah is Allah wa sallam himself will complain about us to Allah. And he will say about Allah Rasulullah Arabi in comit cago has a core Anima Hydra and sort of Wakanda Serrano said a lot rather said and the Macedo hermosos alum will say, oh my Rob Verily, my people deserted this Cora.
I mean, imagine what a terrible calamity that will be. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to
save us from that, that we want the shafa uttanasana we want his intercession, we want him to speak in our favor. We don't want him to complain about us.
So let us not be on those who
are guilty of neglecting the Koran of deserting the Quran.
And it's my hope that with the right approach instead of us memorizing only the sound and calling ourselves
habit, we will approach the harar correctly, and memorize it, understand it and live by it such that the Quran will become our habits, our mahabis
and that is the
that in the end that's the most valuable of things. My dear ancestors.
We listen to the Koran and in Ramadan we will we are coming rapidly close to the just one month now in between this. We are in Roger, just up Siobhan
and then we will have Ramadan. It's absolutely amazing. I mean we we say this every year but truly It is so true that Ramadan seems to come so fast and then of course before we know it, it's gone.
Last round that I said, All right, we live in a shirt on a regime shahara Mallanna de unzila v Hill Cora no orderliness, Eva, you know demeanor, who devil for God. Allah said the month of Ramadan, in which was revealed the Koran, which is a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs for the guidance and the criteria and between right or wrong.
In this month, we listen to the column of Allah Subhana and tarawih. And most of us we do and we should, we did more of it than we normally do. But let us ask ourselves how much we reflect on what Allah subhanaw taala said to us, how much we take away, how much it changes us, as it has the power to do. how tragic if we approach the Quran and get nothing more than the sound of its recitation?
A lot of our data that's why he said a follow
up will be in a follow up in Surah Muhammad Allah subhanaw taala said to do not, bend, reflect and think deeply on the Koran or are their hearts locked up from understanding it? We ask Allah to save us from this.
What is the Quran?
Think about this.
Abram sisters, 14 centuries ago, a window opened in the heavens, and God spoke to man. Allah subhanaw taala began the revelation of His message to his messenger, Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Haile, who it was also.
This revelation continued for 23 years from that day, an ended band also allies and passed away, never to be resumed, until the end of time.
It was not the first time that this had happened, but it was to be the last.
So it contained information which was not only new, but which was also what humanity would need
to live and blast prosper and flourish. As long as the earth exists and as long as human beings exist on the earth.
This gala holla the speech of Allah His Book of Allah also contained in it information which no amount of scientific development can ever bring us information about a world whose existence mankind always suspected, but could never know for sure.
The world that they saw everyone going to, but nobody returning from to tell others what there was a wire we enter through a door called deaths.
An entry that we have no control over, but which we know we must make one day.
The hora not only told us about that, but about what would happen to us thereafter. And how we could control that at will.
How we could choose the ending we wanted.
The Quran is the actual speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is not the meaning of what he said. It is not as soon as racetams understanding of what Allah said, it is the actual speech of Allah.
But the question is,
are we listening?
Listening is different from hearing because listening is the result of understanding, not merely registering sound.
So do we understand what we hear?
The Quran is a spoken word. It was revealed as the spoken word
not as a writing on a piece of parchment or piece of paper
and that is why listening to it
is the most powerful way of approaching it.
The Quran first enters the heart, then the mind. First, it corrects the spirit, then the intellect First, it wakes us up, then tells us what we need to hear.
So let us ask if we are still asleep after listening to the Quran, for the whole of Ramadan, or if we are awake
our hard hearts will tell us
our dry eyes will tell us our fearless lives of disobedience will tell us
our hurtling towards our own destruction, while reciting the recipe for rescue will tell us
so let us ask ourselves
what is none so destitute as the one who looked upon a treasure but returned empty handed?
Allah said about the power of his column. No one's heard the Quran Allah Giovanni la Ito Hashimoto Sodom in Casa de la wa till Gollum sir are not very hard in NASA I love home yet have a
lot of our data said had we sent down the score on a mountain, you will surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah.
Such are the parables which we put forward to mankind that they may reflect
he Jalla Jalla who said about its effect on the hearts of the believers
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the believers are only those who and Allah Subhana Allah azza wa jal is mentioned the veil of fear in their hearts and when his eye at the Koran are recited unto them, they the IRS increase their faith.
And they put their trust in their children.
It'll ask if any of this happens to us.
And if it doesn't, that is it a matter of concern
about Herrera Delano, one of the favorite students of Russell versus Ella, who dedicated his entire life only to learning from him said the dryness of the eyes is a sign of the hardness of the heart.
In another heavies Rasool Allah Subhana, Allah has made the fire of Jan O'Hara on two kinds of eyes,
the eye that weeps for the glory and magnificence of Allah
and the eye that stays awake for the protection of the Muslims.
That is ask if we fit
or if our eyes weep, listening to poetry, watching movies, listening to dirt, but not when we listen to the glorious and magnificent column of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Yet we find nothing strange in that
that's why I lost rather called the ignorant cattle and said that they are worse than cattle.
galana bulama Lu Sevilla. And I said they are like cattle,
but actually there wasn't cattle. Because even cattle and all creatures, they make those we have Allah subhanaw taala the praise Allah, thank Allah.
Allah Subhana Allah ma is some of our demand.
Everything whatever is there in the heavens and the earth
makes us be of Allah subhanho wa Taala danijela
question as myself. And I request you to ask these questions to yourself.
Do I reflect on the fact that what we are listening to is the actual speech of Allah subhanho data revealed to Rasul Allah, Allah,
from the Creator, to the best of his creation.
I tell people sometimes when you sit there with a color when you open those up, before you start reading, ask yourself what am I What am I holding in my hands? What am I looking at?
make this into a habit every morning after you wake up Ray Dalio and after that. Open the Koran let the first things that your eyes see Be the Kalam of Allah.
So when you hold the Quran in your hand, you hold the muscle in your hand. Think
This is a What am I looking at are looking at the actual speech of Allah Manor that as preserved in writing here
and when I'm listening to it I'm listening to the actual This is our This is what Allah spoke. This is what Allah tala
spoke is what the creator said to the to the best of creation.
Do we reflect on the fact that what we are listening to are the exact words that were revealed resources and wish the wish the world heard for the very first time in his voice.
How did we get the hora
Bisciotti Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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Allah subhanaw taala did not speak to us. Julius did not speak to us as soon as I'm told us.
The thing about this, the integrity of the results seldom is so high.
That you've asked you why do you believe
that kulula had a long summer let me Elisa mula gwillim yakugaku. forehead is the actual word of Allah vanhoozer.
What is your answer? If I asked you why do you believe this what is your answer? Your answer can only be because Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said so?
There is no other answers.
of the veracity authenticity, truthfulness, integrity of the Quran is the integrity of Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah you are us.
We believe that the Koran is the word of Allah because Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam said, So, we believe that one passage in Arabic, is the Koran. And another passage also in Arabic is not the Quran but the explanation of Rasulullah sallallahu which is called Hadith. How do you know that because it also was on Islam told us
and very interestingly,
if you see if you look at what is the definition of Hadees Hadees is as is basically mean speech, right?
The definition of IDs are for salaries, anything which are a source or a solemn spoke,
anything he did, and anything he permitted.
Anything if anything he spoke his head is then how, who spoke the words of the Quran first, my Amazon seller. So the Quran also is Hadees in a manner of speaking, because we have defined Hadees as something which also spoke
and you are witness and I witnessed that the first time we heard the Quran was when the solar solar cell spoke it
but we know it is the word of Allah because he told us that
See also the integrity of Mohammed sauce and
I just decided for you struggling
right. Now if you see the first hole, who Allah who I had
called who Allah who had
the first iron is actually addressed to Roswell as a Salaam and he's being told say,
Obama says hello, say to them,
say Allah is I had a loved one.
Now if somebody
Say Allah is one
What will I say? I will say allies one
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will also say
no, because they're called reverse to me. I'm being given this instruction.
Say, Allah is what?
I will say it. What will I say? Allah is one.
What did was was slmc.
He said say Allah is one. He's a whole hula hoop.
This shows the integrity of Muhammad Rasul Allah says Allah
who did not take away or add anything to the Golem of Allah subhanho wa Taala even though logically speaking in certain cases,
he should have left out those personal instructional words
Not because of any reason, just because that would be the logical thing to do.
Not that he was trying to change the color or anything like that, but logically speaking
Alyssa Cole Cole, yeah. Ava the Aladdin asafo Allah unfussy him the beautiful I will promise promises the
forgiveness of Allah.
So if somebody says, you know, what did Allah say?
logical answer would be, yeah, but Allah said, Yeah, Xena fuzzy.
But he didn't do that
is or Korea by the energy?
This is the integrity of Hamas analyze and
reflect, sit and ask yourself this question, take a piece of paper and write down your thoughts, your feelings about this.
the love of Muhammad wa sallam is such a beautiful thing.
It is so intrinsic, and it's the backbone of this religion.
The one who does not love Hamas
cannot love Islam, we cannot love Allah, he cannot even remain in Islam,
then do we reflect on the fact that this message contains information which is critical to our success in this world, and the next
and do we want to know what that is? Are we eager
there is no way of giving an example to illustrate anything with regard to Allah subhana wa geladeira there is no need also to illustrate because
Allah is Allah and Allah is raw data does not need us to illustrate anything.
But the point is, that
if we look at
supposing we somebody, somebody, supposing someone tells us, you know, in the in our days of
space exploration and so on.
So for the example, he says, Look, there is a book
which is, you know, it's a, there's a book called, which the book has come from these aliens, and these aliens
you know, they have given us this secrets of great technology and so on and so forth, which will help us to become powerful and influential, and so on in the world, you know, but the language is very difficult, so we'll have to put some experts to decipher it and so on. So, we would probably do all that.
Just because this is coming from
a planet or something from some civilization, which is more advanced than we are like that all these theories of how the earth probably had aliens visiting it. In the ancient past people have theories about how the Egyptian pyramids are made by aliens and all kinds of things very well My point is that if you had this if somebody came and said today here is the thing which is
come from this planet. And you know, we will be very eager we're very interested in learning, but here we have an actual factual thing not fictitious is not some imaginary the actual factual thing which is the word of a loss or handled this is a speech of a loss that is advisable as well that these are the orders or
the or the instruction that was written or how to succeed in this world and the next The instructions are not coming from an expert The instructions are coming from the actual creator
you know, if you buy a fancy car, right
I mean, today you're getting cars which are really computers on wheels.
So the problem with fancy cars is that you need to
it's not like a good road Ambassador cars.
Here it's your unit, their whole university degree to drive the car.
Yet you will take the trouble you will take the manual of the car and he will say no, no, no, hold on. I'm not gonna listen to this one or that one. Let me read this manual, because the manual is written by Elon Musk himself and my Tesla is what he made.
So let me see what does he have to say about this car? What must I do? What must I not do?
here is the manual by our Creator,
who is telling us what is good for us?
Who's telling us what is not good for us.
And then is telling us not only about what is good for us, not good for us in this world in which we are living, what is telling us also about the world into which we will go there is no doubt about this whatsoever.
how interested are we, to read that, to learn that and to know that?
Think about this also.
As soon as the resident told us that when we recite the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah listens to us in real time
and mentions us by name to those who are around his, his ash
do we think about this? Do we reflect on this? Are we overwhelmed with all and gratitude? And do we fall into such the in thankfulness? To Allah you took my name.
However, I may have recited
and remember also autism did not say the only the great reciters people with a beautiful voice who can recite very well. No, no, he was never hamdulillah was making an effort.
Maybe his effort is not good enough. Who knows.
But for Allah subhanho data,
we always forgiveness and that accepts it. And Allah subhanho data takes the name of the person and points out to him proudly to say look here is my slave is really my color.
We have an awareness of this system. I'm not talking about the words we all know the words, right? I'm dealing with something, you know, the meaning.
we're not talking about the words we're talking about, the
more the you know, the the awareness the kind of the whole feeling of all and thankfulness to us manator
Are we aware that what we are residing in Salah is what Rasul Allah is our solemn recited and the Sahaba who are witness to that revelation. We're listening to it in the voice of the best Chari that ever lived. Because he was the one to whom it was revealed.
Does this make us excited? Or are we those
who occurs can transform but the word of Allah leaves us unmoved?
doggy word the effect of
talking about the
words. You know, think about that. If somebody curses you if somebody is disrespectful of you, right? What would you say?
You won't keep by even though what the person is saying is false. Right? If somebody calls me a donkey for example, right now
well I'm not a donkey it is I don't think I'm a dog when I've seen I've seen enough donkeys to know that I that I am not like that. I'm not like them. I'm not a donkey. Right?
Yet, I will.
I will probably get
angry. I will probably you know, may Allah protect me from myself. But if I don't control myself, I will probably get angry maybe I will prove to the guy that I am an either I am a
but when I listened to the caliber of Allah
what happens to me?
Think about that.
if somebody is lying
and cursing me. And I'm thinking donkey because I don't want to use, you know, bad language.
But people say a lot worse than that, right?
It makes you angry, even though you know for a fact that what the person is saying is false, it's a lie.
It does not apply to you, you are not whatever that person has called you.
That is the power of words.
My question to myself and my request you to think about is the power of lies, which we know to be lies
is still such
that it does something to us. It affects our emotions, it makes us angry. It makes us want to retaliate. Even if you do none of that, it is still a struggle. Like I get angry, I want to curse But I have to tell myself No, no, no, you should not curse. Don't say things like this, just keep quiet. There is a struggle there. I am not left completely unmoved. I am not left as if nothing happened. No. Even if I behave very well even if I control myself, I'm controlling myself I'm doing something.
But when the caliber of Allah subhanaw taala is spoken, no effect,
Now what must we do?
What must we do?
Think about that.
The lie has a power to
affect our hearts. But
the word the most truthful of words ever spoken.
leaves us unmoved.
And then I'll be aware and we reflect on this and when we are reciting
Quran in the Salah. These exact what no matter which part of the Quran you recite, since as soon as salaam recited the whole Quran, you can be absolutely certain that those words which you are reciting were recited by Rasul Allah is seldom in Salah many times, and the Sahaba revoir by her image by behind him, they listen to him, and they listen to the revelation of the Koran, in the beautiful voice of the one on whom it was revealed. And that exact revelation without any change is what I am now reciting in my Salah. As you are residing, and we are listened,
do we reflect on this?
Do we reflect on the on the fact that this word, the column of Allah is the most truthful word that can ever exist? And that it is protected in its exactness in its meaning. And its application by the one who spoke it
was a little upset us the whole had easy kids have a lot Allah the most truthful speech is the book of Allah.
And Allah subhanaw taala about protecting Allah said in nano noses vichara or in the hula, half is O Allah said Verily, We are the ones who have sent down the vicar of Allah
and we will protect it.
What is the vicar of Allah? It is the word. It is its meaning. It is its explanation.
It is its application
because, for example, I was running musella This is the actual word of the Quran. Okay musella
What is the meaning of your kamati Salah? What does it mean? Okay musella establish Salah means what? What constitutes establishment?
What is solid self
because as you know the dualistic meaning is da
so if I just raised my hands
Is it enough
so if you say that Allah reserved Aki masala
but Allah does not did not preserve the mean mean
Have you kamati Salah Allah did not preserve the meaning of Salah that I would say you are insane
because just Abu Salah without the explanation has no meaning.
And that is why this intrinsic link this beautiful connection between Allah Subhana Allah, Allah and Muhammad Rasul Allah Salam as the one who brought us this column and last round that I said okay, Mashallah. And Mohamed Salah Salaam explained to us what is the meaning of your kamati Salah. He explained to us what is Salah he explained to us how Salah is to be established.
By doing what how.
And Allah preserved this whole thing.
ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from that which does not please him ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us in ways that we cannot even imagine and to be pleased with us and never to be displeased was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry while Allah He was I remember how to get her IV or salovaara Kumar out worker