Tafsir Juz 29 #24 – Al-Muzzammil 1
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melissani Holy hell praises due to Allah Almighty and we send prayers and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
his number family righteous companions and all those that follow them with the right guidance in sha Allah. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and our deeds will never Allah guides there is nothing to misguide. And whoever he leads astray, there is no one to guide. Neither witness that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave servant.
Glory be to You, Oh Allah, no knowledge have we accept that what you have taught us Indeed you are the unknowing the unwise.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala as he is, together here,
in this house of his to bring us together in the highest of paradise and for those with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts and our brains to the novel Quran and to make it an argument for us and not against us on the Day of Judgment and to make it an intercessor for us in sha Allah,
their brothers and sisters, today we'll begin shallow salt and Muslim men and frankly Yanni.
The verses are coming up you will see
I'm finding it heavy. Danny, usually, it seems the I mentioned them and is taking is taking its toll.
The the heaviness of the Quran, of course, all of the Quran is heavy in value and status. But
Subhanallah this this surah has a special
special especially because it is one of the first chapters that was revealed as we will see in sha Allah
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in parentheses, including a rise to pray the night except for a little.
This is one of the first chapters that was revealed from the Quran.
Early on in Makkah, it is a Mexican chapter.
Possibly in its entirety, even though many scholars claim that the last verse was revealed in Medina
and we'll see why.
Different scholarly opinions
is named after the first
object that is mentioned in the verse and that is Xinmin Allah subhanaw taala is addressing whom is addressing Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in different places in the Quran. He addresses him as yeah you have a suit. Yeah, you have maybe right here he is calling him by Yeah.
He's addressing him by
a state that he is in.
And there can be many wisdom from this which we will see. One of the may be colors compare this to when Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam address
the story was saying, Eileen and say the puppy had something of a quarrel. So he ended up sleeping the messages and obviously the message was not only made of carpet, so he was sleeping on the sand and the sand
It affected his face when he was sleeping so probably the alarm came to him and he was waking him up and part of
almost joking with him
usually when you say something, okay doesn't mean the father of something necessarily, but it's like companionship okay. So, as he has become the companion of the so called
okay get up
in the same way Prophet Muhammad wa sallam called
the father of
again it's about companionship because of the added a small cap
may Allah be pleased with them all hat but idea is here, Allah, Allah is addressing them with this status.
Okay, and really when you use this way, when you address someone in this fashion, it's part of bringing that person closer to you. Okay.
Oh Father of so and so, or when you are doing something, okay interesting that is specific to you and I come and I address you with, with which you are doing. Okay, so here Allah subhanaw taala Allah lady
in his greatness and magnificence is calling on Prophet Muhammad. All of you, who wrapped themselves who you are wrapped up, wrapped up in what's
different scholarly opinions? Also, of course,
most popularly, and the first thing that comes to mind is that he is wrapped up in his garments that he's sleeping in. Okay, so it is all you who is sleeping and wrapped up in the state of sleep.
The answer, get up in the middle of the night and pray. We said one of the wisdoms behind this
can apply to every single person. You my dear brother and my dear sister, imagine that Allah subhanaw taala is addressing you with this. And not only Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, yeah, you weren't Muslim, when you are cleaning, and you're wrapped up in your blankets, okay, and there are people who do not have blankets to wrap themselves up in May Allah help them.
When you are wrapped up in your blankets, lugging under the blankets, comfortable thinking how beautiful it is to sleep after a long, hard day of work.
Remember this verse, a lot is talking to you. Or were you the one that is wrapped up in the blankets, get up in the middle of the night and pray?
It's required. We need it.
Because it's difficult. And we're lazy.
And we sleep Subhanallah we forget about everything. Remember this idea? And imagine it is addressing you specifically? Yeah, you hadn't was whoever is wrapped up in their environments to sleep, get up in the middle of the night to pray.
This could also be a reference
to the fact that when Prophet Muhammad wa salam received the first revelation, okay.
Of course, it was a very
serious matter for him. It was the first time that he had heard someone talking, he thought maybe there was something wrong with him. The words that he had received, were like nothing else that he's ever heard of before. Okay. And therefore, he went back, frightened to his wife.
And the words used was them the loonies and MIUI. Cover me cover me, it's part of his being frightened. And this is not strange. And I tell you, Okay, of course, there's a huge difference. But since it happened in my life, I'll tell you about, it's not about myself, but one of my colleagues. He got sick one day, while he was at work, it was on the night shift. They got sick, and he got tired. And he got to a state and it was cold, where he started shivering, and maybe it started affecting him psychologically. And he just needed to get under the blanket.
Believe it or not, he left the control room where he was.
And he went to the security guards who was sleeping, open the door, removed him from the dead, and gotten his bed and
the blanket. When you get frightened, you don't know what you do. When you come to that stage. You don't know how to
sell and rightly so, was frightened. He came back to Nigeria
and he got under the covers and since then we cover me, cover me and this may be a reference to that.
Some also said that this is the same effect. Even though the gentleman Allah was pleased with him. He said Allah Allah, it can be a reference to the fact
I'm being given responsibility. Okay? So he's saying basically, Yemen's Minister has, okay. All you have been given responsibility of this matter. And this matter is a matter of Islam.
You're the one who has been given responsibility of this matter, gets up
for this matter, Islam
and get ready to cultivate and so on.
The other popular thing from some of the setups such as Buddha head and others, is that they said, Oh you who is wrapped up in your garments of prayer for you is wrapped up in your garments of prayer, get up in the middle of the night and pray to Allah subhanahu wa
omy Leila inner kalila notice it is the command right?
What do we benefit or gain? When we see?
It means you have to pay it means it is an obligation, right? It is mandatory
kalila his commanding him gets up in the middle of the night. So it is an obligation upon Prophet Muhammad salallahu Salam, from the instant that this these verses were revealed to him, get up in the middle of the night and pray, it's an obligation. Imagine Subhan Allah legation upon us, may Allah forgive us now?
Did it continue this way? Of course, Prophet Muhammad wa salam,
immediately, he did the obligation, performed it in the best fashion, and did so for a long time and continue to do so. Even after as we'll see. These verses were abrogated.
question then becomes, did it continue as an obligation? This is, again, a difference between scholars, okay. Some scholars said it continued as an obligation upon Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and other scholars said no, it was abrogated, even for Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and this is the
opinion that Imam nawawi
give credence to.
Mama poverty relates on the authority of Allah be pleased with them. But upon these verses being revealed,
Allah subhanaw taala had commanded His Prophet and the believers, and this is why some may
say that it was an obligation in the beginning upon as well as the Companions, even though the uneasy the popular opinion that many scholars have seen.
This too, is that the obligation was only upon Prophet Muhammad wa sallam. And it was not an obligation upon the Sahaba, in the saying that he says that Allah commanded His Prophet and the believers with the amylase,
except for a little of it, and therefore it was difficult upon the believers, it means it was something heavy upon their hearts, because they were afraid they would not, as it is, maybe an obligation upon them also, they were afraid that they could not give it its due, right, they could not fulfill this obligation. And this is similar to the other situation in the end. Right? When
Allah, Allah revealed, the verse about them being held accountable for everything that they reveal, as well as everything they conceal, right?
That was difficult upon them. And they told Prophet Muhammad, and he said to them, we want to be like the Jews and Christians who said, we hear and we this obey, no,
say we hear and obey. And that's why the verses were with us and now
even though it was difficult, difficult for them to accept. Similarly, here, this was difficult upon them, men, in this narration of the embassy says, Then, Allah subhanaw taala.
Basically showered his mercy upon them, and gave them the allowance, which is revealing the last verse of sorts and resentments, which essentially abrogated the obligation of pm and made it something of a recommended deed. Therefore, Allah subhanaw taala made it easy upon them. Also.
On the authority of an abacus someone is saying that he heard
them say that when the beginning of sorting was done
When was revealed, they used to get up in pm as they used to get up in Ramadan.
And he said,
based on his narration between the beginning of its
meaning the verses which are obligated, and the verses which gave them the allowance between them was one full year. So, it seems that they were doing this Pm for a full year as it is Ramadan for one whole year.
This may be the more correct opinion, even though there is another opinion that they remained like this, and that the dispensation has not been revealed. Not one year later, but 10 years later,
this narration of as mentioned in one year, and as we'll see, in the Hadith that I've mentioned to you,
it is the opening of say, Allah be pleased with her also that it remained only for one year. Yeah, you had him was Xinmin. Only Leila in kalila? Why should he get up in the middle of the night to pray? Why is it Subhanallah that, from the very beginning of this is receiving the command to pray in the middle of the night, you may find that surprising that it is the first prayer
we're on the five prayers during this time. They haven't been obligated.
Maybe even the prayer in the den in the night then that may have come on for later. The first prayer that is commanded by Allah subhanaw taala to enslave servants is pm will leave alone.
And whereas pm late in the life of the Muslims today, absent, gone if we see someone standing in the middle of the night or getting up in the middle of the night to pray, we think Subhanallah This is a Willie on the elderly of Allah subhanaw taala
but in the past, brothers and sisters, it was not like that at all. It was last normal. You know they always hear stories of the stories. You know say nah, mother was passing by a house and he heard a lady standing in the middle of the night and reciting Quran or a man pray and pm and he heard him reciting out loud to us most normal for people to be standing up in the middle of the night to pray nowadays, a few plants by anybody's house most probably you will hear loud snoring.
loud snoring everyone's fast asleep hingeless May Allah forgive us.
The first prayer is pm was named. Why should it be?
You may think
what's the wisdom?
One point that Lima mentioned. He says Allah subhanaw taala is the one
Prophet Muhammad wa salam in the first place and made it beloved to him to worship Him in His own way and his own fashion. Right. Three years before receiving the message of Islam as he used to go out as we move
on his own without any obligation, he hasn't received the message of Islam yet. on his own he was go out anyone remained
on his own, why, out of a love for reflecting on the last part of the island is magnificence and the universe
and helping people Yani near the cave and things like that for a whole month, he would remain. We now are obligated to delivery over the magnificence of Allah and His creation. And we're not doing it probably was doing it on his own for a whole month. He went to the cave.
Lisa would prepare his things just to reflect and deliberate. And now it's an obligation and we don't do it.
Other than the one Allah subhanaw taala he is the one who made it beloved to him in the first place before the message, then definitely he is going to obligate upon him.
Worship and deliberation after the message in the form of pm because it is only the best time for deliberation.
their brothers and sisters. He says Yeah.
Call me Leila. Illa kalila Indeed, it is imperative upon every Muslim to have special time between him and between her and Allah subhanaw taala alone and preferably on a daily basis. And this is a
isn't something that we have ignored and abandoned? How can we live our life Subhanallah without time alone with Allah subhanaw taala in their time when there were no distractions on a relative in relative terms compared to us now, they have so much time
alone between them and Allah subhanaw taala. Right? Complete seclusion, just between them. And
if they needed it
what would they do now?
Nowadays we are most in need of seclusion. I'm not saying to seclude yourself completely, and be the hermit.
No, that's not the idea. But the idea is that at least on a daily basis, 510 15 minutes half an hour, just between you and Allah,
between you and Ukraine, worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. The liberating reason for us, just between you and Allah subhanaw taala
without your cell phone.
Without internet without television,
between you and Allah subhanaw taala is very much required.
Especially nowadays because nowadays, part of the reason that Subhanallah we cannot teach this is precisely this, that no deliberation, there is no time between us and Allah.
When we are praying, we're just praying the regular prayers. Unfortunately, many of the Imams,
depending obviously on the Imam, but many of the times the prayer is very mechanical. Up, down, up, down, you are finished for us. You don't know what you prayed what you said what you made. And we are just doing it anyway. So this become habit, these five daily prayers. Where is that special worship? That is a little bit different.
Is it there? Or is it absent in the fall? Unless you pray alone, and you pray for a long time you might love.
And unless you post a fade on the player with the email, you will not feel you're just moving up and down mechanically. Where is that time for for deliberation, that special time for increasing and improving our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. Indeed, they
they gave so much time before but nowadays all our time is not listening to the words of Allah. It's listening to the words of people on television on on the telephone, we're just talking, we're always talking. And either that or we are listening to people or we are reading the speech of people are hearing the speech of people and the book of Allah subhanaw taala is sitting happily on the shelf.
Don't you think this will harden your heart,
of course, is most normal. And this is why many of the scholars say if you want to soften your heart, you need to avoid four things. One of them is too much talking
too much. Back and forth. Right? And the other one is sleeping. And this is what Allah smart ALLAH is commanding prophet has also learned to do abandoned Smith
is narrated in some of the boxes here on the problem.
When she told him,
Be gentle with yourself.
Be gentle with yourself with your body. Don't fatigue yourself.
They said to her, the time of sleep has gone.
No more sleeping.
Subhanallah cannot look at the the change.
He may use or he may have slept before, normally. But now his whole life has changed. No more sleep from now on. For the next 23 years. Of course he did not was 23 Maybe he was ready to go on for 50.
But for him, the next one to three years. normal sleep.
It's time to deliver the message. It's a drastic change in his life. sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and this applies to you and me also my brothers and sisters. What about you and me?
In the sense that I am sure there are milestones in your life where things changed, where you realize things
and gave you understanding and gave you maybe the huge Quantum Leap of Faith.
Those things should change.
If it doesn't meet the problem, don't say yes. Well,
I remember the whole Quran now. And things
will remain the same. There's a major problem before you were not happy. Now, Allah has helped you to the whole.
And yet nothing changed in your life.
You will, my dear brother, you still have this much knowledge. And now Subhanallah after a year of studying or whatever it may be, you will have so much more knowledge
that has changed your life, that something changed. Where are you just going the same way as before, completely.
Something should change.
There was a
time of sleep is over for Khadija
will there come a time where you and I will say the time of sleep is over. Allah has given me understanding. Allah has given me fear of hellfire I didn't have before. Allah has given me love OF PARADISE I didn't have before. So now things must change. They don't change in my life when there is something wrong.
Something should change.
And you know what those milestones are in your own life?
Allah subhanaw taala is up in the middle of the night and pray for me, Leila Illa kalila.
Because he is about to show the greatest responsibility that Allah subhanaw taala can ever give him. And that is the responsibility of the responsibility of the final religious, to all of humanity
was not only for his people and the people living in his time
is general for all people you will meet all the whales on the Day of Judgment, Allah Who do you think he can sleep with this? Allah subhanaw taala is preparing him for the responsibility. He is preparing him for shouldering this responsibility for shouldering this religion,
for calling people to it for jihad, in the way of Allah subhanaw taala
on a spiritual level and physically in facing the enemies of Allah subhanaw taala the responsibilities he is about to shoulder are so great, you must get up in the middle of the night to pray because this is the thing that will discipline you now. And my dear brother, my dear sister, if this applies to every Muslim who needs this time between them and Allah alone, it applies even more so to the
to the callers to Allah subhanaw taala to the scholars, they need to pay even more, because they are going to do precisely the same role. They're gonna take the same role as possible.
Every day, every scholar needs PR which is very much required, because it is energy that you use, so that you can dispose your affairs during the day. Leila Illa Allah, that time in the night is when the die or the scholar or the caller to Allah subhanaw taala
charges of their battery,
it is time to charge the battery at night. Because this will be completely taken and used during the day. And
you are just completely gone. people arguing, people writing in the newspapers against a law and against Islam.
Trying to call people to Allah subhanaw taala trying to you know, whatever you may be doing, maybe you're writing a book, maybe you're writing an article, maybe you're giving speeches, maybe you are doing whatever you may be doing all of this will take your energy, where do you charge up
in pm when lays in the middle of the night or even at other times, but at least when it is a time of seclusion between between you and Allah and this is why are you married about his shift and his email.
He says about him Allah He I remember that he used to sit after fajr prayer, he would sit like this for hours on mentioning Allah subhanahu wa taala
not only up to the sunrise, maybe even after that, and he used to say, this is
where I energize and if I do not sit this sitting, I feel that all my strength is gone. You see this is idea gaming,
so that he can dispose
his affairs during the day of Dawa of scholarship and whatever else. It may be. Indeed, my dear brothers and sisters
pm will leave we can talk on and on about it. And I mentioned in Sharla some of its virtues
that he had went to the mother of the faithful
with her. And he said Mother of the faithful, telling me about the character of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she said, Don't you read the Quran? I said, Yes. And this is a long part of a very long Hadith in Sahih Muslim, but I'm just reading you the part which is irrelevant. She said, he said, Yes. Upon this, she said, the character of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him was the
he said, I felt inclined to get up and not ask anything further till death. But then I changed my mind and said, inform me about the observance of the light prayer of the messenger of Allah lives and she said, did you not recite?
It was the mail. Other words, you will see it there? He said, Yes. She says Allah, the Exalted in the glorious means the observance of the night prayer as the beginning of the surah obligatory so the Messenger of Allah wa salam and his companions around him, observed this nice prayer for one year. This is the narration I told you, is matches with the narration of Allah be pleased with
Allah held back the concluding portion of the surah for 12 months in the heavens. Until at the end of this period, Allah revealed the concluding verses of the surah which lighten the burden of the upon them. And the nice prayer became something recommended after having been an obligatory one. This is in Sahih Muslim.
Male so we
get a rise to pray the night, except for a little get up and pray.
How long? Half of the
half of the night, approximately?
war more than four hours.
Currently, more than four hours about four and a half hours, get up and praying.
Have you ever prayed for half of the night
in the arena.
Either you want us to
get up and pray for half of the night, trying one day, not impossible. prove to yourself that it is not impossible. And Prophet Muhammad, Allah was not an angel. And he got tired just like you and me. But it is his heart full of
It is his love of the
that moves him. And that gave him the strength to stand up in the middle of the night to break it is his love of his Lord. That enabled him to stand up in the middle of the night to pray. Half a light. He's not an angel.
He got tired. He got blisters on his feet.
His feet got torn up because of the prayer.
And they asked him about that. And he said should I not then be faithful slave servants along the San Luis Valley, call me Leila Isla Lila
we are up in the middle of the night to pray except for a little half of it. So if you were to remove half, this is acceptable.
And if you were removed less than half other words, you can play even more than half of the night. This the AMA lane, my dear brothers and sisters, is the way of the pious before us, as Prophet Muhammad
said, and he said that, indeed, it is a way to become healthy and to repel disease. And this Subhanallah they have proven scientifically some of the scientists
have written research papers to show how indeed repels disease. Okay, and maybe another time, I can give you some of the conclusions of that research. The idea is that and this is what plainly says in the Hadith as we see it in the Hadith. We don't need anything else to prove it to us, but it is the way of those before us. And preamble lays this the honor of a believer, as Prophet Muhammad
says we call the
pm will leave the honor of a believer. You want to be honorable.
You should pray in the middle of them
this abandoned prayer, one that Subhanallah people have left you want.
You want paradise, get up in the middle of the night and pray, as in the hadith of Abdullah.
When he said that when I saw the face of Prophet Muhammad, I knew he could not be a liar. From his face, you can tell he cannot be a liar. You see all the seeds in his face alone, and sincerity.
And he said, the first thing I heard him say when I entered Medina, and
he said, the first thing I heard him say, is, oh people,
salam, meaning spread the peace between you and feed, those who are hungry amongst you. Salaam wa,
connect with your kin, and your family and so on, will suddenly will be lelee will naturally
be Santa, and pray in the middle of the night when people are sleeping.
And then you will enter paradise in the state of Siam.
Indeed, you handed them in, it's almost like when he says yeah.
He's telling you basically, yes, you're attached to that blanket, you love being under the blankets,
removed the blankets, and get up in the middle of the night. And
maybe it's the thing, which
or makes it difficult to get is that blanket. If you were not wrapped up in a blanket, there's nothing between you and getting up.
But the blanket is there and it's a little bit cold. So you'd love to stay under that blanket, Allah saying Get up, remove the blanket and stand up to pray. And indeed, those people who are able to do so they will be on another level spiritually, and that they will be on another level in terms of the Dawa. Indeed, this is one of the best ways to discipline oneself. Any program that you do for us, especially for people who are growing up in Islam is has to have
because it is the ultimate disciplining and
from the very beginning, such that if you are able to get over that which is most beloved to you, and most beloved to many people, and that is sleep.
Of course, desires in general. But one of the greatest is sleep. Everyone needs sleep, it's a necessity, we get tired, we like sleeping, right?
Who doesn't like to sleep, especially after a long, hard day.
If you learn to get over that,
and to be able to decide on the way against your own desire and against your love of sleep, then you'll be able to do so much more. Here's one of the best ways and forms of discipline homing Leila, Leila.
Yes, so I will postman who can eat half of it or subtract from it. And it's so if it's live, you're not gonna get up for half of the night.
Subtract from it a little too much.
Of course, maybe for us nowadays. Get up in the middle of the night.
Afters a little bit this
talk was just
before by say 15 minutes, or 20 minutes do you will go and pray and pray with okay.
And when times to become easier and easier. Next time, we'll get up half an hour earlier next time, one hour early, next time two hours earlier, and so on and so forth. Until inshallah you get to half and maybe even more than half don't. It's not impossible. This is impossible. Didn't used to do it or at least to a certain extent in Ramadan.
In some instances, you got up for what, two, three hours in Ramadan, did you not
during exams, but they weren't there because they wanted to be successful on the exam. I know they didn't think that they were up in the middle of the night. Of course so you can apply to 100 Different things if you miss mentioned it that way. People are up for four hours watching a movie.
click at that time
I know how
You can do it you can stay up. If that's what you are doing interests you enough to distract you from sleep.
We're not distracted from sleep by the Quran this is the problem or undeserved distract us from our desires our desires distract us
woman, Leila Elena
or subtract from it a little or
maybe even more when you pray the Ramadan for two and three hours. Lewis It was an impossible for us to it it's interesting Subhanallah when he mentioned subtracting he said subtract a little. But when he said add to it even say as a little is an add to it, the more you add the better
or add to it and recite the Quran with measured recitation
and recite the measured recitation was
very important versus this may be
an independent verse recite the Quran, okay, this measured recitation
even better, to make it connected to the issue of
not just recite the Quran in general, but recite this,
this measure of recitation.
And that's why when they used to the Hadith mentioned, the recitation of Prophet Muhammad, it mentions that his recitation was so slow, he gave every letter
it's new right? This is the ultimate into dream giving each letter is new right.
And this is reverse that many of the scholars have that we used to support their opinion and
inshallah the correct opinion that learning the tweets and reciting the tweet is an obligation upon every Muslim.
from the practical point of view, it is far
from the practical point of view, from the theoretical point of view, it is fun.
Meaning, if some scholars know the science of TouchWiz, and they are teaching it to others, then it is sufficient. You don't necessarily have to know all the science.
But should you be able to recite the Quran? Well,
it is an obligation upon every Muslim and this is the Vert they use to prove it, or
recite the Quran was measured recitation, the recitation of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam was so slow, okay.
He would not only give each letter its rights, but whenever he finished a certain verse, where there was mention of Paradise, he was asked a lot of His mercy. And if there was mentioned that he would seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from hellfire and so on and so forth. In fact,
when when they were asked about the recitation of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam say
that his recitation of a surah because of the way he recited it, it became longer than another chapter that was actually longer than it because of the slow and deliberate reputation, even a short solo may have become and it is interesting that
the best time to do this
be late as we'll see. Because this is the time we're really you. You are alone with the Quran, you are alone with the words of Allah. You are alone deliberating the words of Allah. So don't recite it quickly. Recite it slowly, and give it its due measure. A lot of times nowadays, we hand are on being recycled so quickly, and we're slow anyway, we don't understand it in the first place.
And after that, the people are repressing it quickly. And it is just going I'm not understanding anything. But when you recite the slowly I'm talking even about Arabic speakers now.
This law recitation is required for them so that we can truly deliver it and taste and savor the beauty of the Quran.
Also, keep in mind
that this is one of the first chapters that was revealed,
and possibly the third chapter of the course.
The first chapter was
the second was
the popular opinion as well.
the third one maybe.
And the fourth one, maybe
it's maybe the third or only.
Possibly, again, this is not something established, but this is a popular opinion. So he
is telling the Prophet of Allah, Allah together for half of the night for more than four hours of repricing.
So if you're like this,
then what's gonna happen? No, he recited it slowly and deliberated over it. And we know about some of the scholars and the Sahaba
they wouldn't get up for the whole nice with one.
the first being our beloved Prophet Muhammad.
In the authentic hadith insha Allah that were profitable
for a whole night was praying with which I you know, I said it several times.
the saying of Asa Ali salaam
if you punish them, then they are your slave servants.
The famous saying of faith now,
this idea, he was reciting in his pm the whole night, and crying to Allah, Allah, Oh Allah, His, this is part of his compassion and his mercy towards his own.
Don't punish them, Oh Allah, forgive them, Oh Allah, Allah.
So if this is indeed the situation, of course, other scholars say that sort of the Muslim and may have come later and one of them is shocked.
But many scholars also the feeling that it came that early.
And that problem has wasallam is being asked to stand up in the middle of the night to pray for half of the light with the little Quran that has been given to him. Till Quran
recited slowly and give, give it its weight. And it's due right.
Indeed, we will cast upon you the heavy word.
This is the verse I was telling you about, that
has made me made it heavy upon me to enter into this. It's not easy because it reminds you that the Quran is heavy, indeed, we will cast upon you a heavy word.
This is very much connected to the first command. Stand up right rise, to pray the night except for a little
while or Allah, because we will cast upon you a heavy word
of your getting ready.
part of your preparation, the prerequisite to this that you will shoulder
you must get up in the middle of the night to pray. Otherwise you will not be able to shoulder the heavy work that will be given to you oh Mohamed Salah linings and indeed, heavy word will be given whatever the word is this this.
My dear brothers and sisters, it has been heaviest.
But you and I don't know.
Maybe we don't feel it. We don't understand it. But others of us do.
I'm not talking about myself. I'm talking about those who are pious, those who have lived with the Quran, those who understand and savor and love the Quran. They are the ones who know about this.
This is why
there are two possibilities for this meaning some of the seller said the following and one of them is
he said what is heavy is implementing and
implementing is something indeed heavy. We know so much of the Quran, maybe we have understood so much on the Quran. How much are we implementing in our life and this
This is why a lesson basally says that indeed, a person grieves so
quickly and he just goes through it as if it is poetry.
But he doesn't implement it, because implementation is heavy.
Indeed, the Quran is heavy, its obligations are heavy, the limits that it has drawn for us are heavy, it is difficult to implement it as part of the same meaning, the other very possible and probable meaning is that it is in itself physically heavy, nothing reputation, reputation is as most easy
that indeed, we have made the Quran easy for reputation, right?
And easy for remembrance. Is there anyone that will remember,
it's easy to lose sight, but it's heavy physically, in its meanings.
Its effect on you.
In its effect on the person who is hearing it, for the effects on the person who is reciting it. Indeed, it is heavy, and it was ultimately heavy in terms of coming down from the heavens to Prophet Muhammad from Allah.
Do you think it was easy?
It was not easy with the mother of the believers. Allah says Allah He used to come to him in the middle of winter.
And when it was over when he was sweating, in the middle of winter is sweating, because of the heaviness of the Quran, that has been revealed to him
wa sallam. In another Hadith she mentioned that every time when he came to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it happened that he was on his animal. Okay, writing his animal, the animal started violently shaking.
Because of the heaviness of the Quran, and the other narration, the poor Sahabi happen to have his legs, under the leg of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Look at the close contact they had with Prophet Muhammad.
And when that time the Quran has come upon him, some of the Sahaba says that it may be says,
he says will lie I felt my leg was about to break under the leg of Prophet Muhammad. As he is receiving the Revelation, it says, Allah, this is something that we cannot imagine or Fathom or understand.
From the heavens, as we mentioned,
in its entirety, coming with an entourage of 70,000, angels.
Something amazing, when the when the truth comes down, when the Quran descended from the heavens,
that made a stern the heavens and the angels would say, what is this? What did your horse face? And they would say,
read surah seven, and find that
it was something heavy, indeed.
Is something heavy? My dear brothers and sisters, treat this as something heavy, treats it as something
that has its heavy effect on our life.
When you recite the course, do you feel that heaviness? Do you feel that magnificence? Do you feel that these are the words of Allah subhanaw taala these are the infallible word of the perfection, glory to Him.
nothing comparable to the nothing comes close to the
this is the word of the Almighty. And you and I are busy with the work of fallible human beings.
The words of Allah subhanaw taala give me this time, give it its way. Try to understand it. Let it have its effect on you in your life.
subpoena the obligations of the Quran are not easy. What is calling you to is not easy, it is heavy. When you are calling people to the Quran, implementation of the Quran and the
Quran. Where is it today? It's not here, this heavy.
Indeed, the responsibilities that the Quran lays upon us
So Allah subhanaw taala is preparing his beloved Prophet Muhammad for the response
stabilities of Prophethood
with pm will lead for the responsibility of standing by the Quran and calling to it and implementing it and not accepting anything.
And indeed, people were punished for the belief in the Quran. People were hit and beaten for the recitation of the Quran, like the loving let's ruin, who went and started reciting surah. And then the pagans of Quraysh started beating him.
Because he was reciting the words of Allah subhanaw taala to them, save Nauvoo book of the Allah who
was reciting the Quran.
And then, because of the oppression wanted to leave, and migrate, until it
took him back and said, No, someone like you should not be expelled. And he came back. And he used to recite the Quran, and he would attract so many of the vegans. They extend the pagans were afraid. And then they told
tell him not to pray out fight, let them pray in the midst of his house. Otherwise, he is misguiding our relatives and our friends and so on.
And then Abu Bakr refused.
And he said, Take back your protection, I don't want it, I will continue to recite the way that I am reciting. Yes, my brothers and sisters, it is heavy words. It is a heavy speech. If you don't believe it, of course, we know Subhanallah of the stories of the pious generations and how they used to regard the Quran and what the Quran meant to them, to the extent that indeed some of them used to faint upon hearing the novel Quran and you may find it difficult to understand, because you don't feel the same heaviness but for them when they heard it shook.
It shook their heart to the extent that some of them fainted, and there are narrations that some of them may have even died
upon hearing the novel, or the recitation of the Noble Quran.
This is what the Quran meant to them. And just so that I can bring it a little bit closer, as you may regard that as impossible. Listen to our brother Harun sellers, how long sellers is a convert, by the way, and he was a non Muslim, and he is not Arabic. And this is a letter, and I am quoting him, exactly as he has written the letter to one of the sheiks. The story was, that he had heard the recitation of the Quran on a tape
on a tape in the States.
And when he heard it, he found it very interesting and mesmerizing.
So he went to the person he said, What is this?
The seller told them, This is a Quranic recitation by Sheikh so and so
And he was also a musician
and a poet.
I want to see the person who's reciting this Quran.
He said, he's not in this country, but if you want, I'll give you the tape. He took the tape. He was so excited. He immediately put it in the car and he started to listen to it. He says,
My heart was instantly struck by what I was hearing. I was amazed at how beautiful it sounded in Arabic. He doesn't know Arabic. I turned the tape up louder and louder as my heart became more and more captivated by what I was hearing. Then I started to feel my chest shaking.
These are his words, and then my lips shaking, and then my hands shaking until I burst into tears.
He burst into tears. My crying became so strong and loud and intense that I had to pull over to the side of the road so that I will not crash. I could not believe that I was so strongly affected. Even though I had no idea what was being said.
As the tape began to play. Later, I paraphrased as the tape began to play, and his friend
had brought the English translation for him. He started pointing to each verse in English while listening to the verse in Arabic. He says as the tape began to play, and brother Helene pointed to each verse in English so that he can understand what was being recited. It was as if someone was placing weights on my back with reverse
I began to shake my head less than right? Because I just could not believe that such intense and vast meanings couldn't be expressed in such a frighteningly beautiful way. I just wanted to jump up and yell, this is from Allah. This is from Allah. This is from Allah, Allah. The impact of hearing and understanding these strong verses on my weak heart made me feel like I was about to close my eyes and saints.
It was then that I realized the reality of stories that I had been told the pious Muslims of the past who would hear certain verses of the Quran and pass out or even die
Glory be to the one who has sent and reveal this noble Quran
that Allah subhanaw taala
benefits us when the Quran and open our hearts to the Quran radical a fecal
denial I mean
Did I say for
well my name welcome.
Four things. What did we mention already?
Sleeping we mentioned
You can remember them because they all mean, okay. My name is sleep.
gallon is speaking father's food.
Food, one of the hardeners of the hearts. Too much food and people.
Always being with people. We said you have to have time between you and Allah alone. It's beautiful to be with your brothers and sisters. But not all the time. Not to the extent that you have no time for seclusion between you and Allah for deliberation for Quranic recitation, and so on.
we'll get to that in the eyes coming. I wanted to finish more. Okay, these verses need a lot of time. In the next
lesson, we'll come to the verse where we will mention the issue of the 100.
Know you can pray, see
the issue of witness
this message I've given a lot.
Which is best at the end of the night.
Not obligatory best.
And it means that if you pray with it is best to keep it to the end of the night. However,
if you don't have a guarantee that you will get up in the middle of the night to pray, and you have missed with several times because of keeping it to the end of the night and you didn't get set up. Then pray it before you sleep.
Don't leave it to the end of the night. If you are if you have been missing it. Pray before you sleep.
But that also doesn't mean that you don't try to get up from here.
You prayed with us to be on the safe side before you slept. And Allah woke you up. And you tried to wake up and you were able to wake up in the middle of the night. Go ahead and pray
doesn't mean that Oh, I played with it. I cannot play anything else. It's not that it is haram to play the afterwards. But it is best to keep it to the end. That's the idea. Okay, such that if you get up in the middle of the night, okay, you haven't played with it at all is
But if you're missing it prays before you sleep.
Otherwise, this was one of the ways of the
right. No, no, no, you're gonna get up in the middle of the night to pray and you know, you haven't been getting up for the last week and you're trying on a daily basis. And there's no limit I'll get a phrase before
but before they leave it to
mastic this is what it's recommended
her own fellas
this is this is a letter that he wrote to the sheikh that was reciting Surah Ashara. And one of the things that amazing is that the surah that basically brought him to the stand
and he himself considered himself as he considered himself a
learning music, music theory music
the issue of music
on a practical level, there are different opinions about it, okay.
Some scholars said it is acceptable if the words themselves are acceptable
and as long as there is no instrumentation, okay, or at least the quality instruments
however, the majority said it is
and frankly this is the thing that my heart is comfortable with the music is Hello
if there are instruments such as piano and guitar and things of that nature, if there are no instruments and the words are acceptable, like an a sheen, then it is acceptable. Okay. And, in fact, it may be a decent alternative in this generation and in this world where wherever you go, there's music, I can tell you with full confidence, the greatest thing that has preoccupied people from this Quran, and one of the reasons we don't hear
and savor and see the heaviness of this Quran is because of music will lie as underlined and Massoud said Abdullah has ruined his opinion about the verses in the beginning of sorts of man are the this applies to music, right? The famous
verses where a lot of the people is He Who buys the amusements of speech, right? When we met yesterday that was hadith of those people is He Who buys the amusement of speech to mislead others from the way of Allah without knowledge. And who takes it in ridicule.
This amusement of speech is referring to music and singing and will lie one lie
at their time. They didn't see it that way. They must see, you must see it this way now. If there's anything that has literally misled people from the way of Allah, without knowledge and away from this Quran, it is music.
Most of it nowadays is haram unless unless it is Islamic, okay.
And that is so
and it is filling your ears.
How can you then enjoy or savor or learn or understand?
Take it from me.
I'm not ashamed to say everyone had the honest have had their, their their dark periods. I used to listen to music when I was young, it was part of Nigeria. I think many people had JD, I tell you, Allah did not open my heart to the Quran.
like he did when I left music, this hearing or playing
so don't tell me I don't have experience. I'm telling you from experience, talk to people and Sikhs and scholars now
who used to be maybe, you know, guitarists or musicians or whatever it may be and ask them about this. And it is most interesting that music has filled your ears like I just told you. How can you then take Quran it is like this glass of water. Can I put juice inside this glass? I have to remove the water first and then put your juice or something else. You have to remove this from your ears. It is most interesting that after those verses that I just mentioned to you notice what he says. He says And when Our Verses are recited to him he turns away or
gently as if he had not heard them as if there was in his ears definitely.
definitely is to the words of Allah subhanaw taala.
Again, the majority
of scholars say It is haram and they base it also on a hadith of Bokhari that mentioned the only the
people who will take instruments as something Halal at the end of time, and that it will not be so Allah forgive us
exactly, exactly. Exactly.
In fact, you and you're making, you're making a very important point and that is
it is not
blameworthy. Of course, it is
that the Quran is quote unquote, with nickel or musical.
It's not it's actually
the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala. Because naturally, the human being is or tends to lean towards things which are, quote unquote, musical, or rhythmic.
Nothing does it more beautifully than the Quran, but the difference is that, at the same time, he is guiding you to the best of speech and the best of manners and the best and the most truthful and infallible knowledge, music you may enjoy the rhythm for the two
is full of garbage. And if it is not garbage, to a large extent be completely meaningless and an insult to your intellect.
That's why when some of the some of the people who used to ask me of non Muslims Oh, you don't listen to music? No, I don't. For me, Quran is better than music. What music does to you, the Quran does multiple for me how I tell them you are listening to this, you're just enjoying the tune. Most probably the words are useless. Except the only maybe in some, you know, quote unquote, beneficial music or where they you know, the music has a message. But
it's not only musical to my ears in the same way you listen to tunes and things like that, when you hear it from a beautiful resizer Okay. In addition to that, these are the words of my Lord. Allah is speaking to me and it is infallible and it is beautiful. And it is it has its weight.
There's no comparison. So like I said, Monica, lovey, make your music. If you learn to enjoy the Quran, you'll not want music anymore.
Sometimes you want to hear an ashis or something, you can hear something that is unacceptable, Inshallah, but otherwise.
Really, music and it's everywhere, has invaded us like the locus of the privacy of
the Lucas and the frogs. It was everywhere in their houses, in their, in their outings in their malls every wherever you go. Can you avoid music nowadays? It is most difficult. It has taken so many people away from
even some of the Muslims Subhanallah youth
they can't hear the Quran. They cannot.
Because they listen to music maybe four or five hours a day they're addicted.
It becomes difficult for them to listen to music
or to enjoy. It has taken them away from
the big problem with life.
when we talk about the Quran, recited in a measured way, recited well. Like when Abu Musa was recited for us and Prophet Muhammad Salim came to him and almost almost, if I knew you were listening the
mirror I would have perfected it in such a way in such a beautiful way. recite the Quran beautifully is part and parcel of Quranic recitation. If you listen to any man or someone on the radio, recite the Quran, in a way that repels you know very well that this is not Quranic recitation that Allah has commanded us. Actually, Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said the interim, Allah
imagine that he is saying
with your voices,
almost the same narrator's maybe some of the scholars also they got confused and they switched it
beautify your voices with the Quran. That's the thing that immediately comes to mind right? The Quran is perfect, and make my voice beautiful with the Quran.
beautify the Quran with your voices, is essentially saying a beautiful voice is something that beautifies the Quran. And a voice which is repelling or repulsive, will also make it repulsive to people. And I am
ashamed to admit, I have heard some recitations on the radio that are repulsive, because of the Quran. So that's why it is good for someone to have a good voice when reciting the Quran. When one of the Sahaba came to do as Prophet Moses asked him, How was your voice? It should be beautiful to attract people. Similarly with the Quran, and it is the best and most attractive, there should be a good voice you that beautifies the Quran and this is why in the authentic hadith also,
he said the best view when reciting Quran is the one when you hear him reciting the Quran, you feel that he fears Allah
because of his weaknesses or you feel that he fears
this is the beautiful recitation which attracts people to the Quran. Allah Allah.
Allah Allah Allah