Quran Reflect 101 – The Crosshairs
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen that 100% of our Jamil or shadow Allah, Allah Allah medical hacohen Medina shadow nama Hamada masala La Rosa Rahmatullah La La mean. We begin the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the grantor of mercy, all praise and glory be to Allah Lord of the worlds and these finest peace and blessings be upon the one who will be sent as a mercy as the world's. We testify that none is worthy of our worship in our devotion with Allah and Allah alone without any partners, the truce of green King and the profiting from this Allahu Allah he was selling them was His Prophet and his servant and His Messenger.
Welcome everybody back to our nightly reminders, we have been discussing how to revisit to reconnect with the plan
and reflect on it deeply as it was revealed for it was revealed for that deep to double. And we said the first step is to cleanse the receptacle, what we receive the score and width which is our heart, so that we can be deserving of the guidance that exists in that book. And the second thing we said is to clear the distractions you have to sit with the core and don't give it the leftovers of your time, give it your undivided attention for the time that you have dedicated to Quran.
The third, which is tonight's and Sharla discussion very quickly, is about not limiting the Quran.
The Quran did come addressing certain things but was intended to be extrapolated from to be reflected on to
benefit so many other scenarios. And so
I gave this reminder the title of the crosshairs and you'll understand why hopefully in a minute the child law, but considered that our law zildjian said at the end of social barrage
in no locker no Majeed follow him. This is a vast or an encore and that is Majeed follow him fools in a guarded preserved tablet, meaning it's inscribed up there in the heavens, in a local muffles. But this quote an was described as Majeed of the meanings of Majeed is that it is vast, you can visit the same idea over and over again and get different benefits from it, different lessons from it, and the scholars can write, you know, 1000 lessons, it's an endless ocean and then you'll come and read it and perhaps a level permits for you
what he didn't permit for them, not contradicting the primary meanings, but at the same time, something extra relevant for you.
And I want to tell you that I've been playing with the whole lot. He actually points out the fact that one of the greatest blindfolds have sheath on that he fastens on people's heads, that prevents them from benefiting from the Quran, he says, is for sure, a thought to deceive them into assuming that the end is addressing a people other than himself and addressing an error a time other than his time.
And this is profound. So I'll give you an example just from suta. Budaj Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the believers who were persecuted for their belief for their Eamonn and burned alive for that. He says subhanho wa Taala in a Latina fraternal meaning Minato milania to bufala Hamada boo Johanna Hamada Bukhari those who persecuted the believing men and women by way of burning
and then don't repent for them is the tournament of the Hellfire and for them is the tournament of eternal burning. But did you catch that and Hassan Hema hola he read this ayah This is speaking about the the persecutors
but he benefited from it in a very different way. Meaning you don't have to limit this ayah to the persecutor. It doesn't just apply to persecutors. Allah said these persecutors if they don't repent. So it hasn't said how generous is Allah how forbearing is Allah, he he interjected. If they don't repent, to tell us that even someone as monstrous as that, if they repent ourselves, forgive them, you know reminds you of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he said Allah laughs from the condition of two people. It's just remarkable. He says one that kills the other and they both wind up in gender. So one kills the other and he dies Shaheed and that person the killer
was a was a disbeliever at the time and then Allah opens the doors for him and he becomes a believer and dies. So he winds up in gender as well look at the column of A la selligent so don't limit your understanding. So this only applying to the persecutors you know another example is Malik el Medina, Owner of the Day of Judgment, you can read that
in a state of like fear and feeling like subjugated by your boss or subjugated by some enemy and you say you know what, Allah owns the greatest day so for sure he owns every other day and it empowers you. Right? gives you the courage you need to face adversity. In another instance in your life when you're feeling
hottie are arrogant. You read Maliki or Medina and it humbles you. It breaks you so I don't even own this little day. How can
I dare show arrogance when I last saw a dead will smite to the arrogance on the day of judgment
and turn them into the size of ends to be stepped on by the people. Depending on what you come to the Quran with, it can give you so much. And so that's the idea of the crosshairs in every area is a lesson for you. This Quran is Majeed. It is vast. So you look into the area and you know how, in video games or in movies and they show you a sniper or something that's looking for his targets from a distance. And then he looked he locks No, that's not it. That's not then he locks in on it. Lock in on the meaning in each area for you. I'll give you an example. Actually, I just heard or read Shikari, Fifi, close his amazing reflections in Arabic. He's one of my favorite contemporary
authors. He wrote yesterday because people are supposed to be reflecting on sort of that gap on Fridays are expected to.
He said don't think the story of the boys in the cave is about just some boys in a cave, nothing to do with us. He said did you notice how Allah zoa Jen said that they resigned or they fled to the cave, a cold, dark tight cave. And it was the place where Allah azza wa jal had a waiting them.
Mercy so like when your house gets tight or your chest gets tight, these tight moments, these tight spaces could be the spaces that have the greatest potential for a lot to open up doors for you. So if Anahata Allah, if he can bring it to the boys in the cave, this tight, cold stony cave, he can certainly bring it into your tight chest he can certainly bring it into our tight homes. We're in we're in this Corona lockdown or otherwise. So extract from the meanings. Use the crosshairs on every single area, lock in the meaning that is awaiting you there and charlo Giada with the law tomorrow, we'll have some final quickfire tips if you will. I don't know why I'm using all of these
words cross here and quickfire. But just a quick checklist of tips on what to look for when you're reading through even the translations of the Quran. And then Monday night inshallah we begin on the legal rulings the cam related to fasting Ramadan. Zack luckily and everybody said I'm on a Kumara Toma