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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi Gambia Eva mousseline, Muhammad Rasool Allah is among the highly right ally ye will save you a salam to Sleeman cathedral cathedra. For my brother,

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my brothers and sisters,

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what is the Quran?

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Let me try and share my thoughts with you about this. Islam is a religion which is based on a book, which is the transcription of the spoken word of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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That book is the Quran Al Karim. The Quran is the actual speech of Allah, the word of Allah, spoken by him,

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received by his image by his angelic messenger Gibreel Ali salaam, and communicated once again as the spoken word to his human messenger, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa only us I will send

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the Quran was recorded as it was received, received, without any changes,

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and preserved without any alteration or change.

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To this day, more than 14 centuries after it was revealed.

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This is historical fact. The Quran is an amazing piece of communication between the Creator and His creation, an example of extraterrestrial communication if you like the Lego which does not exist.

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When people ask the question, Is there life beyond this galaxy or beyond the universe? The answer is yes, of course.

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The one the one who created this galaxy, and who created all galaxies and upgraded the entire universe

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lives and sees and hears and acts and has spoken to us

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towards the Europa you who was Samuel Busey, who I am with that is to do.

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Work hard on a goodly Assia Well I heard

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that speech is the Quran.

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Just reflect on this for a while, try and get your mind around this.

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That this is Allah subhanho wa taala, our Creator, our Sustainer, our mentor, our protector,

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speaking to us,

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that is what Muhammad Sallallahu Taala he is widely used to sell, received and communicated to his people to his companions to his Sahaba and whoever would listen to him

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once again, as the spoken word.

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From then on, the Quran was preserved in the minds and hearts of those who received it. First and foremost,

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they memorize it, and it was simultaneously written down.

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It remains in the memory of millions of Muslims as the primary source of Islamic law, the Sharia, and through the practice of its orders and advice.

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The Quran was preserved by people who truly knew its value.

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The Quran is not the word of any human being. It's not the word of Imam or a sage or a philosopher or a prophet, or wali or a sanyasi, or a saint or a teacher, however wise or good.

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Nor is it the word of any angel, however powerful or glorious.

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It is the actual transcript of the speech of the Creator of all humans and angels and stars and planets and animals and plants and oceans in the earth and all that we know and all that we are yet to discover.

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Speaking to us, speaking to all humankind.

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The first thing to do, therefore, is to try to understand and come to grips with what this really means.

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Imagine that you receive a message from the head of an alien civilization which is eons ahead of us

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in technological advancement and technological development.

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Let's say that this message gives all kinds of indicators about courses of action that you can adopt to become

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a world leader

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and to leave behind a legacy of honor. How would you feel when you read that message?

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Excited and blessed and amazed that he even bothered to talk to you humble and urgent, energized, motivated to follow the directions and to achieve all that success and reap all the rewards. How would you feel

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Now enhance that example, from head of alien civilization, to the creator of the universe and try to notice I have it.

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That is what the Quran is to the Muslim,

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an actual message from the creator of the universe, from our Creator, our sustain the one to whom is our return.

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He's talking to us,

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this is his actual speech,

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his words

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he is speaking and we are listening. See how that feels. See how that feels.

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That is what I feel as a Muslim. And that is what every Muslim who understands or has some kind of connection with the Quran fields when he or she reads it, or listen to it.

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Allah subhanaw taala himself asked a question.

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So let me give you a sample of this. Allah subhanaw taala introduced himself by talking about his blessings. And then he ended that with asking a question.

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And in that Surah The question is asked almost more than 30 times.

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A lot of Oracle has said

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I will be human or shaytani already Bismillah R Rahman Al Rahim, Allah Rachmat

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highlight.

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I love a hole by

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shims what it'll come out will be your host.

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One regiment was shared with you, Judah. Was.

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Me is.

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Taco fill me is

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where beam will was that will close to me is

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one out alone.

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We have to one falooda two

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will have boo loss Viva la

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Europe big woman to God the

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man, the Most Beneficent Allah subhanahu wa Uttara, the Glorious and Magnificent

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has taught you mankind the Quran. By His mercy, He created mankind. He taught him eloquent speech, the sun and the moon run on their fixed courses, exactly calculated with measured out stages for each

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and the herbs are the stars and the trees.

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They both prostrate they both worship and they both prostrate to Allah

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and the heaven is raised high

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and he has set up the minutes

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in order that you may not transgress do minutes

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and observe wait with equity

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and do not make the balance divisions

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and the earth

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he has put for his creatures

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there enough roots, dead bombs, producing sheets through stocks and closing dates and con with his leaves and stock for further and sweet center plots.

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Then which of the Blessings of your Rob will you both deny

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OBE era be Kuma to continue?

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Then which of the Blessings of your of your Lord of your Creator

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will you both deny humans engines

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unless rather than a speaks about this physical and emotional effect of the Quran on the believer

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when he recites it with

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do

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with the

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with the feeling that is due to it

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and that's about that is talking about that Allah subhanaw taala said

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allowing us Zela Santa had easy kita moto Shabbiha kita moto Jaya me

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want one way you really love Amala whom in

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Allah, Allah has sent down the best statement,

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a book, the Quran, its parts resembling each other in goodness and truth. oft repeated

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the skins of those who fear their rubbish Shiva from it. When they hear or recite, you get goosebumps,

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then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that is the guidance from Allah.

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He guides there with whom He pleases

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and whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala allows you to go astray or that person there is no guide.

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You ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance.

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And let's monitor as describing here the physical effect of listening to the Quran, or reading the Quran.

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This is like a meter given to us to judge the level of our own faith, our own image.

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Allah subhanaw taala said in another place in the Quran, interval meno Levine, who Kira love was EULA Kulu boom way that Talia di Lima I add to that whole meme

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while out of being him yet our cologne Allah, that is it the believers are only those are only those. Again, a criterion is being given to judge your own level of faith.

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Allah said the believers are only those who when Allah subhanaw taala is mentioned. Feel a fear in their hearts they feel the honor and majesty and glory of Allah subhanaw taala wedgie that Kulu boo their hearts are alive, their hearts respond, they react this year with the glory and majesty of Allah.

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And when His ayat when the Quran is recited unto them before them,

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they that is this recitation increases their faith.

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And the result of these two things are responsive heart and listening to the recitation. They have complete and total faith and trust in Allah subhanaw taala alone.

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The Quran, my brothers and sisters is not an intellectual concept. It is not merely literature. It's not same thing. It is not something

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simply to be recited so beautifully, that it brings tears to the eyes. Even if you don't understand what is being said.

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It is more than all those things.

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It is the word of Allah Subhan Allah,

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my Allah, you are Allah, my Creator, your Creator, my Sustainer, Myra, your Sustainer your who fulfills our every need, and to whom I turn

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at every stage, and to whom you turn at every stage. He loves me and I love him, he loves you, and you should love him.

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To him I belong to him, you belong to him, the whole universe and all that it contains belongs

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and to Him is my return. To him is your return. And to him is the return of everyone who ever lived on the earth.

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Every word in the Quran is there because he put it there.

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Every sentence is constructed in that precise manner by him Jalla Jalla who the Glorious and Magnificent

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the grammar

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is a miracle in itself.

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It is neither poetry, not praise or not not prose.

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It is something that is so majestic

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in its address in its construction in its ground, that you can actually feel the Creator speaking

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you can hear it

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You can feel his power

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and you spontaneously say, Truly this is not the word of any man.

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There are many historical incidents recorded with famous words and linguists and scholars of Arabic of the time

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who listen to the two rasool Allah SallAllahu Sallam reciting the Quran spontaneously said, this is not the word of any man.

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This is not the word of any man

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and the MD embraced Islam

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that is why as a Muslim

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I will not even touch the Quran unless I'm in a state of physical and ritual purity.

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And this is true for every Muslim.

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No Muslim will touch the Quran or add unless he is in a state of physical and ritual purity.

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The Quran is very personal. It is very precious. It is very holy. It is very inspiring. It is very uplifting and calming and peaceful. It charges it energizes and empowers and guides. It is the last word in everything. It is the highest possible evidence of any action or stance or position or decision

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for what can be higher and more powerful than the word of Allah.

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It is unchangeable, unchanged, and unchanging. It has been preserved without any change in as much as a single letter for 14 centuries. And so it shall remain as long as there is a single Muslim left on the face of the earth to protect it.

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It is memorized in its entirety by Muslims, millions of Muslims all over the world.

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A tradition for the first day that it was revealed. It is read for blessing for strength, of patience in suffering, to give thanks for pleasure for pleasure, or peace of mind, for solace to the broken heart, and most of all, and most importantly, for guidance in the life of this world, and for deliverance in the era.

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When a Muslim reads the Quran, he feels a personal connection to his Creator, Allah subhana wa, which is impossible for me to describe in words.

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As in all matters of the heart, it must be experienced and can never be explained.

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You must listen to the Quran yourself. Thanks to the internet. There are innumerable examples of Quranic recitation from every part of the globe that you can listen to.

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Muslims or people of all races and nationalities and ethnicities and colors all united by one thing alone, the love of Allah subhanaw taala and off his word the Quran will carry.

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You can hear the love of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the voice of the reciter you can feel his joy, his sadness, his fear his all and sense of majesty and glory of Allah subhanho wa Taala as you listen to His voice, and you lating in response to the meaning of what he is reciting

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the tune in the voice of the party of the recital is his understanding of the

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Quranic recitation is a very special amalgam of rules and freedom, which mirrors Islam itself, which is an amalgam of rules and freedom.

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There are rules of pronunciation and punctuation called Tajweed. But the designer the carry is free to express his emotion, his sense of thankfulness and all and being able to recite the actual word of Alma

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while keeping to the rules of Tajweed.

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The result is amazing to say the least it connects the listener to Allah Serato data in a way that nothing else can do.

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The listener forgets where he is the problems of his life, his surroundings or who else is with him.

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In that moment, it is he standing before is Rob.

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listening, listening to his speech.

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How can I ever describe what

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is essentially an experience of the heart

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to be tested to be felt to be immersed in and to be transformed by

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as I read the Quran, I reflect on the law

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I've and times when the revelation was in progress

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in the seventh century, 23 years, the like of which the world will never see again

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23 years during which a window was opened in the heavens, and God spoke to man, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his revelation to Mohammad Rasool Allah Subhana Allah He was in

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years during which rasool Allah is Allah Selim and his companions and his family experienced the revelation in different ways.

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Sometimes the angels do breeder is Salam descended with the word of Allah subhana wa.

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They saw him speak.

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Desire speak to us will Allah is Allah sellin,

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they ask questions. And Allah subhanaw taala answered them

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What amazing days, those must have been, where Allah subhanaw taala spoke to His messenger.

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There is a direct connection between the divine and man. The Quran is the link that still remains to prove as evidence that this connection happened. And to enable a Muslim to invoke it again, every time he reads the Quran.

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I reflect on the circumstances of the revelation, many parts game and response to something that was happening concurrently. Yet its meaning and message is for all time, and is not restricted to the time and place of its revelation.

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The UNDAF what was revealed over 23 years in Makkah and Medina

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it was not revealed in entirety at once that was sent down in keeping with the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he considered it necessary to say something.

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The Quran is an abiding miracle that that lives on after the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salaam passed away testimony to the existence of our Creator and to his concern for his creatures.

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It is essential to be aware of the circumstances of the revelation to appreciate why and how something has been prescribed or permitted.

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For example, the IET related to fighting game after 13 years of merciless persecution, killing, torture, economic and social boycott and more.

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Only after 13 years, when their faith had survived the test of fire and proved to be true.

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Whether Muslims permitted to defend themselves.

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Until then, they were told to simply bear the pain and pray for strength.

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The principle being established was that it is character which wins in the end, not muscle power.

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If you want to influence people, it cannot be done by force, but by personal example, and for that it is necessary to be tempered in the fire of personal hardship, and learn patience.

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I marvel at the faith of people who accepted this message and did not lift a finger in anger, even though they had the power, the strength, the courage and the skill to do so.

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When fighting was virally permitted, their capability became abundantly clear. But until that time, they bore all hardships, without complaints, because they understood the intention of the Wrath of Allah in ordering them to remain steadfast and not to retaliate.

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Obedience is the soul of Islam.

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And this was the training of those days, obedience in hardship and is obedience whether you like the order or not obedience to Allah Subhana Allah data and to His Messenger Mohamed Salah Haile you seller without question, without argument and without delay.

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That is why the Muslim cannot even imagine changing so much as a single letter in the Quran. Because he knows that its author is the Creator Himself.

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To change anything in the Quran would in our modern terms, you would call it violating copyright

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of the author.

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Because the author is Allah subhanaw taala. The Muslim knows and acknowledges the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is superior to his creatures in every possible way. So his word is superior to the

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Word of any man of any human, no matter how wise and learned that person might be.

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Therefore, anyone, if anyone changes any part of the revelation of the Quran in any way, the new change must necessarily be inferior to the original. Now, why would anyone who is intelligent and reasonable, want to replace something superior with something inferior?

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The Quran is an attribute of Allah subhanaw taala and is not created is not a creature it's not a created thing.

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The Quran is an attitude, it's a secret of Allah

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and is not a created thing.

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It's Allah subhanho data speech, and it is the closest that we can get to him in this life.

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It is to be honored and read and understood and practiced,

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not changed because it is perfect.

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Ask a lot of arterra to fill your lives and hearts with love for the Quran.

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With love for Allah and His messenger Muhammad Salah salah, ask Allah subhanaw taala to illuminate your lives with a know of the Quran

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and to illuminate your life with the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that I had this of Rasul Allah Salem, which is the explanation of the Quran

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and to enable you to become walking talking models of Mohamed Salah Salem,

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whose life was the excuses. It was the detailed, practical demonstration of the Quran.

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Was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry him Allah Allah He was happy being that I had to go