Attaining The Love Of Allah
Channel: Mohammed Mana
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we begin by expressing our gratitude and our thanks and praising Allah subhana wa tada the Most High, the Most Merciful.
We ask a lot to shower and compliment Mohammed. So the longer I do send them with Peace and mercy and blessings in his companions,
his family and all those who follow his tradition until the end of time.
Let us begin by asking a lot of teachers that which is beneficial to us and allow us to benefit from that he has taught us to increase us in beneficial knowledge. We asked a lot to protect us from information, which does not benefit. Not all knowledge is beneficial knowledge.
Some knowledge is information, it's a liability. It doesn't bring us benefit. It's a liability. So we asked a lot to protect us from that kind of knowledge, but rather to increase us in beneficial knowledge. We ask Allah to protect us from a heart that is so hard It does not tremble and from AI that is so dry it does not shed tears in the remembrance of Allah and from enough that does not ever find satisfactions always seeking more and more from this dunya we understand that nothing is possible in law unless a law gives us the success and he is the one capable of making the most difficult, achievable. So we begin with his name asking for sincerity and success.
It's been a little bit of a while since the last time, I had the pleasure of being here with you all. And we spoke about we begin this discussion about how to attain the love of Allah. And we talked about the attribute of love that Allah loves and that we also have the attribute of love. And we talked about how a station that a believer reaches which is loving Allah is a wonderful station. But there is a station above that. And that is the station that the servant reaches where Allah loves them. And in return,
we mentioned that basically we are talking about 10 ways of attaining the love of Allah subhanaw taala that are extrapolated from the book of Liam, my dad had just said he can, you mentioned these 10
actions, that if you follow them, you will be amongst those that Allah loves you will be amongst the type of people that Allah Subhana Allah loves and that his messenger of Allah expressed that Allah loves those those types of people. Anybody remember what we started with?
I mean, who is I don't remember who was yours A while ago?
was in like two months ago or something? Because I was supposed to be with you guys last month, but there was a scheduling changing. And, and there was another program that took that place, but to anybody remember?
you weren't. I think you were here.
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first of all,
does Allah love his servants? Can any of his servants be amongst those that Allah loves? Because it's easy for us to say we love a lot. I mean, who's gonna deny that? No one's gonna deny that it seems that no one remembers. So let us do a refresher. Shall we do a refresher? Shall we pretend like that didn't happen, even though the video is online, but let's just pretend it didn't happen. You just pretend inshallah. Okay.
So is it possible? You know, can we say we live a lie? Is it possible that Allah can love us? Yes. So I guess I'm very confident in that. Anybody have some proof?
Yes, you wake up every morning.
Okay, well, some very bad people wake up every morning to write. There's people that cause a lot of evil, they wake up many mornings. So but I appreciate your perspective, that you're looking at it from the perspective of gratitude that the fact that I am here is is a blessing from Allah. That's a very good mindset to have. Mashallah. Thank you anything else? Yes.
From a Quran where in the Quran it says.
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eautiful very nice okay so Allah explicitly in the Quran says he loves certain types of people and he described them for example
those that do Toba those that purify themselves good yes
I thought you're gonna say another name and we do it. Yes, Allah him you know part of mercy is is expressing love. But Allah has mercy is so vast it includes his love and includes all of his actions fall under what it was theoretically but there's another name of allah that's more specific Allah dude.
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and wood is deeper than an herb it's a it's a level of love. That is very deep love. Yeah, very. Thank you. It was another hand here. Yes, somebody else had their hand. Yes.
Jimmy says Allah in the Quran says say if you truly love a lot, then follow the messenger you should be able qumola so Allah explicitly in the Quran gave us a recipe of how to attain his love in different passages. Toba purification
work cool relying upon Allah. Jimmy very good, following the messenger. So Allah in different places in the Quran is telling us of different ways that we can attain his love. This is very good Mashallah. Very nice. Okay. All of these are correct and valid.
It will play him the scholar of no play and he was a wonderful scholar. May Allah have mercy upon him. He authored tremendous volumes,
works, and of them is this special book, it's called my dad, my daddy just said he came. It's one of his most famous
publications. And he selected he surveyed, you know, the Quran, the Sunnah of the messenger, the actions of the Sahaba and the righteous people and he kind of put together a sort of program for us to follow if you will, to attain the love of Allah subhanaw taala he selected 10 attributes that if a person follows them, they will be amongst those that Allah loves. We mentioned a few of them last time but as we said, we will start from fresh vanilla. The first one that he said Is he says, Rahim Allah He says,
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who the attacker hammam Raja sahibi, he me, the first thing that he says is reading Quran
reciting the Quran with a double,
what is to double mean? Double a means to ponder and reflect and ask questions and interact with what you are reading.
So there are different ways of reading the Quran based on your objective. There is a reading of Quran for the purpose of memorization, say I'm trying to memorize salted Fatiha, Al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, alameen, al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, alameen and hamdulillah. And then I try without looking and then you go, I'm reading it for the purpose of memorizing it. And then after that there is a reading little more larger for review. Okay, I've memorized sort of idea. But now I'm going to read it to review because what you memorize, it can run away from you very quickly, unless you hold on to it tightly. And the way you hold on to it tightly is by reviewing it. So there is a reading for
review what our job. So you memorize something, I shall allow you to keep reviewing it and reading it so that you don't forget it. Good. There is a law for opia.
Sometimes you read go and for the purpose of Rokia for the purpose of Shiva of curing, right there are many evils that we don't see with our eyes. There are many illnesses that you know the prescriptions from the doctor or pharmacist may not help with. There are certain conditions, that the way we protect ourselves and fortify ourselves is by reading these particular passages that the prophets alario seldom taught us to do so with the intention of Rokia with the intention of seeking cure, seeking protection in a law from that which we may not see. That's one type of reading. There is a reading for an actor
There is a reading for the purpose of quantity sometimes quantity is good, when is quantity good? You know we always say quality over quantity yes I know quality over quantity man did a mosquito No problem, but sometimes quantity is emphasized when
and Ramadan which is coming up pretty soon right?
Pretty soon or No? Okay, I just making sure I'm done
because you're scaring me a little bit. This is very sooner is a number of days. So in Ramadan, we are encouraged to do a cup read as much as possible, as much as possible. And then there is the reciting of Quran for tenable. Now, each of these readings has a different objective. So the speed by which you read the passages that you are reading,
perhaps you know, your mental state at the time may vary because of the objective for that reading. But when we're talking about unbeatable, what we're talking about is we're talking about reading it slowly and methodically and carefully.
Noticing and paying attention to each word and interacting with what we are reading in a couple of ways. First asking questions, what is what is meant here? What does Allah want me to do with this verse? How should I react? How does this resonate with my life my experiences and then what can I do about it? What actions can I take based on this that I have read? what lessons can I extract from this this is called reading with to the bottle.
You know, this is how the righteous people read or run with that kind of mindset.
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Jambo looks Villa heeta Allah be healthy he he is Salima Annie kilometer family him in New Jersey, he comments and he says when you sit down and you recite the Quran, it's imperative that you reflect over the mercy of Allah and the gentleness of Allah and His love for us that he has blessed us with this gift of the Quran. And he has to do the reciter must do with a dibaca demo and he has to reflect and ponder, actually, it's an honor for us to do so. It's an honor for us, where did we get the idea that this is a means of attaining the love of Allah? Well, there was this companion and
there was the Sahaba This is narrated in the book of a palani and, and the narrators are trustworthy in this narration.
It is narrated that
one of the companions used to lead sada used to lead other groups of companions in salah
and he had this strange habit of repeating so what I took a class of repeating old hahaha in every single unit of prayer, and as a habit like Amen, what are you doing? What is this? We don't, you know, see the Messenger of Allah doing this, why did you get this from so they complain to the prophets I said about him. Every time he was reading salted airfloss palolo ahead.
And when he was asked, Why does he do that? He said, because it is mentioning the characteristics of a man of the Most Merciful and I love my lord in my created the Most Merciful so I love to read his attributes and the solar that describes him the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Whoo hoo and Allahu inform him that Allah loves him.
he attained the love of Allah and the Prophet guaranteed this because the prophets I said, I'm informed that he attained the love of Allah by repeating the surah and it came from a place of love from a place of sincerity. You know, reading the Quran with to de Boer is actually a cure for many of the
many of the diseases of the heart and I don't mean those dealing with the cholesterol in the arteries
and the fats
are fats bad for your heart
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I won't take you guys done that rent now that's that's for another day and show this isn't nutrition class. This is nutrition of the soul.
Where do we get this correlation from? Look at this verse. Allah subhana wa tada told us in Surah tillbaka Allah he ought to be him.
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we find when we read the Quran, that Allah subhanho wa Taala actually criticizes them when I feel own because they don't do to the body of the Quran. Allah subhana wa tada says, fly Li De Bruyne er Quran Won't they ponder and reflect over the Quran emammal otomi, the famous scholar of Tafseer he says, Bella, Mona, una bill Aram all the way to the booty fill or annual query fee or femur Annie. He says this verse is a criticism of hypocrites because they don't ponder and they don't reflect over the meanings in the Quran. They don't do to double. If they read it's just a citation that does not go beyond the lips and the tongue. And that is a means of them being criticized by Allah.
The profits are sort of On the flip side, he said that the best of people are those that learn the Quran and teach it and spend time with the poor on Heroku material level or on our element as it is recorded in Bahati.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he adjust the companions and he said, Allah has some close allies and companions, the family of Allah, the Sahaba said men homea rasulillah, who are these What are you talking about? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
Allah He will have such Sato the people that are closely associated with the poor and they are those that are in turn closely associated with Allah. They are a special group of people and they have special standing that Prophet sallallahu Sallam said law has said in life is nothing original utter hola hola Khurana Jolla, poopy Anna, Anna and how old you are Hola. Hola, Marlon, for people who know how the prophet SAW Selim said being envious being jealous of someone else is all bad, except in two cases. In two scenarios, in this scenario in which you are You are jealous of a person that has been given the knowledge of God and so they recite it by date and by night or of a person that
has wealth and they are not just any person that has wealth, they have wealth and they are spending it in ways that please a lot by day and by night. And the the usage of the word hazard here in this hadith is of a positive connotation. Meaning it's not like being envious meaning you want them to lose that blessing but being jealous because like oh I wish I had that as well so I can do the good that they are doing.
Allah subhanaw taala told us in the poor Island sort of slide that the objective of revealing this plan was so that the people would do terrible he de
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it is a blessing book that we revealed so that Leah Leah to borrow that lamb there is for sub The reason the reason we revealed it is so that they can do to the book and reflect and take these verses as a reminder for
those that want to use the intellect that Allahu subhana wa tada gave them. Allah says in the Quran in levena Luna kita longhua up almost
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fell in love Shaku, Allah says those people that recite the book of Allah and they established Sala and they spend from that which Allah bless them in secret and openly. They are seeking the gelatin lentil they are seeking a business transaction that is guaranteed to be profitable.
even Kathy says a here so Abdullah de la D'Amico solo. This is the referring to the swab the reward from Allah that there is no
No option other than Allah giving that reward to you imagine if you engage in an investment and someone says no matter what you do, you're winning. You'll get your investment back. You're not gonna think twice I'll take all of my money this is Mila. multiplate take it on because it's so guaranteed and there is no i don't think a lower them if you guys know of one, let me know so i can invest it too. But I don't think there's any business transaction in this dunya that can give you that level of guarantee. Right? Everything comes with some amount of risk. That's the nature of business. But this teach Allah with Allah linkable, there is no option of losing or failing that is
reciting the Quran. With with the double.
What is the point behind the double?
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season. Hakeem, when we talk about to the boat what we are talking about here The objective is
that you recite the Quran extracting these benefits and lessons. What a person says it's not working for me. I'm reading I'm reading. No, I'm not getting anything out of it. So here in this quote, The scholars say you have to repeat repetition. So we want to do to take that as a pro tip right there from the element that there needs to be repetition. You repeat it over and over again. Where do we get this from? We get this from the hadith of Abu
hanifa Buddha, he says that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did. He prayed the whole night, only repeating one verse. When I hear from Quran. It's from Surah Tila EDA, verse 118, where Allah says, if you were he says speaking to Allah in the Quran, Allah says this, Allah tells us of what he says is, if you choose to punish them, then they are Your servants. And if you choose to forgive them, then you are the most mighty, the most wise. It's such a powerful statement about Allah that prophesized and just was overcome with the intensity of this verse he repeated over and over again the whole night. Just that one.
So we talked about that there is a type of reading and the objective of it is quantity. But when we talk about the book, The objective is not necessarily quantity. It's about being able to reflect and being affected and impacted by what you are reading, by what you are reading.
William Buckley read literally and he is still there. I mean, clearly, it may, it will be hard. It's important that we extract a lesson from every verse, every phrase in the plan that is appropriate with what we are reading, it's appropriate, it works with the, the words and the meanings that Allah is establishing, for example, you come across a verse,
in which Allah is describing, that he created the heavens and the earth, kind of similar to when you have your mid in total and
you're so many versus a lot of talks about creating the heavens and the earth and everything in between, you know, without any fault, or without any taking away from the might of Allah.
What is the appropriate reflection that we should have when we read this? Is all of Allah subhana wa Tada. being amazed by how great Allah is also a person can look to themselves and say, how, how dependent I am in Allah, how am I able to do something like this? No, I can laws far greater than me and then his creation. So you see there those reflections there that are appropriate with what we are reading.
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stopping and pausing after reading a particular passage or verse. You don't have to always go continuously. You can read and then stop, force yourself to stop, take a break. And then don't continue. But look back at that couple of lines that you just read. And look, is there anything interesting there? Is there anything especially amazing there that I noticed? Is there something that I have a question about? Is there something that is standing out, but making those pauses and then going back and looking, trying to approach that same passage from a different perspective and trying to think about it from a different angle.
One of the scholars named was Bishop he said
enamel area to mithila tamala Kula mama Botha storage to Halawa scholar he said, you know, reciting Quran is like sucking on a date, or like something sweet, right? something sweet. He says, each time you you suck on it, you keep getting a flavor of sweetness until it's completely gone, then it goes away then then you want the next one, then you're a sugar addict. Then we got to go back to talking about sugars and fats. Now we're not. How did we get there again? We said it's not a nutrition class. Well, this is a metaphor.
Another scholar by the name of Abu Sulayman was informed of this. He said, Hey, did you hear what that guy Bishop said? He said, reading Quran is like sucking on candy or something sweet. Each time you suck on it, you get the flavor of sweetness. And he heard that and he said flooded. in Harajuku mean under who either a Surah urahara.
This is mentioned in the Book of Abraham for your Illumina Quran, he said, you know, the problem is when one of us, we start reading a chapter of boron, and from the beginning we're already looking when is going to end?
And then you know, that's a problem. If you're reading saltwater, that's the longest one you start. That's why a lot of people they say, Oh, this one I'm on. I'm gonna finish the Quran 10 times. And then they get through a few pages. Like oh, man, what's going on here? You haven't even finished one suya. You know?
That's why the first soils of the boron they're known as a separately while the seven long chapters of the Quran that's why our teachers they never recommended anyone who wants to memorize Quran to begin with that. You know, some people they get so
zealous and they have so much motivations that I'm going to memorize the Quran from cover to cover Mashallah Bismillah Let me begin at the beginning. And if lamb in Delhi Calcutta will la Buffy you see them next week what happened? Oh, they still long you've been struggling all this time. I can't even finish one sola. No, no, that's not the proper methodology. Right? You begin with the smaller so what does and you work your way you work your way up, you work your way up.
In the little, little Annie Sasha scholar says that all an has a special type of relationship. There is a companionship that you can have with the Quran. From an Arizona social better for an SNL for an associate better. So whoever is the best companion with the plan, the Quran will be the best of companions back to that person. It's a two way street. It goes back and forth. It's a two way street. Mm. And hedgerows are an integral part.
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Similarly, the one who abandons or and the Quran will abandon them as well. And they will lose the sweetness and the enjoyment of reading the Koran, it becomes a burden is like oh, come, let's read the Quran.
Seriously, I don't want to do that right now. You know, it becomes a burden, right? Because there has been a distance from the Quran. So that's why that distance is actually dangerous. Because it grows. You know, it keeps compounding over time.
And that's very problematic. And the only way to cure it is to bite down and close that gap. Close that distance. Until there is a you're back to a regular rhythm. That's why the ultimate they said you have to have something regular with the Quran. It can't be like, Oh, you know, once a month, I have this day dedicated, or an day, once a month, and then I'm good. or once a year Ramadan, I go all out, man. Come see me Ramadan, you start thinking of the Sahaba out of Ramadan.
Oh, it's up there in the shelf. It looks nice. You know, it doesn't work like that. You can't have you that the person who has that type of relationship with Quran, they won't be able to do to double. You can't do it. That muscle have to double will become atrophied. Us, you can't wake it up. You have to be consistent, even if it's something small, but it needs to be regular. It needs to be continuous.
Let's look at some of the blessings and some of the rewards of the one who has good companionship with the Quran. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith narrated by boy that'll be a lot more fun. And it's recorded by imagine some of the scholars said that it is sound in the Atlanta airport Sahiba who yomo piano he named Chapin macabre who allegedly shot him. Hell Telefonica, palma de Fuca and Asahi bukalapak on the Orion will come as a in the shape of a man when a person you know is on the Day of Judgment one day when the grave of a person opens and they're going to be resurrected and come out.
of their grave. And this the finger of this man will say Do you know who I am? And the person will say no Who are you? You will say I am your companion the Quran. I am the one that that you kept companionship with times of solitude and you spent many nights with me. We're in Nicola. sturgeon hora at gelato, gelato. We're in Neela kaleo minhwa equally to Java. So, he says and you know, every trader follows up with their commodity. And so I am here to follow up with you. So, they will be given you know, they will be given a huge reward of book of Dominion of kingship in one hand, and they will be given a Hollywood will hold Mishima Li, eternity helaas. Now you will have reward from
Allah without any ending. Well, you will see he told you to a car and it will be placed upon his head a crown of special jewels. Will you try the Dow who and the person's parents will be adorned with bracelets not to hula hoop dunia everything in this world cannot compensate for that jewelry that adornment for all any acoustic magazine ohada so they will say Where did this come from? Where did this where did this jewelry come from? for your call? We have the word Eddie Kuma Al Quran. This is the reward of your child learning the Quran and taking the bull run through my ecola wasafi dodging genetti well hold off for who I feel so Rudy McCann I caught her that kind of Oh telltale
and, and so then it will be sent to him or recycle and, and elevate and climb up in the ranks and the levels of gender, you know, agenda has multiple levels. It's not all one level. It's many levels. It will be said to recite and keep climbing up in those levels of Jenna.
If this is the honor that a lot has prepared for the Companion of the Orion in the alpha in the Hereafter, what kind of an honor has a lot prepared for the Companion of the Quran in this dunya? Well, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in them in Egypt Allah heater Allah Quran with the Shabbat in Muslim or Hamlet or any available while he will Jaffe and or Quran with this sort of binding democracy. This is narrated, Abu Dawood and scholar said it's authentic. The Prophet sizer says that from a lot from the means of honoring Allah is to do a column to be generous and to honor three types of people. Who are they, the Shiva to Muslim, if he believer that has grown old in age,
they've been Muslim for a long time. So honoring the elderly believers and Hamidi to put on a little hollyfield Jeff here and, and the vessel, the person that is a vessel containing the Quran, they are neither extremists in it nor do they are they extremely dry. So they are balanced in their understanding and application of Milan. And this sort upon is the one who has authority and leadership but they are just they are just
We know we know now we understand that this full on is special.
If we want to be able to read the Koran with a double. What we need to do is we need to gather our heart.
Either our telling tifab will or any fudge miracle back in that era when he was Mr. de la Samak was about to go on a new hockey movie, and telemovie Savannah, I mean who la la bonne Minho, la vida de Santi Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
if you want to benefit from the Quran, here's what you need to do.
You need to fetch mer Baalbek very interesting choice of words the scholars use here they say, gather your heart and
gather your heart. You're like, What are you talking about? It's only in one place. It's all here. Know what they mean? by gathering your heart. You see, there are a lot of different things that pull our attention and our emotions in different directions. So someone is reading the Koran, but really their heart is thinking about, you know, that job application they just put in, or that marriage proposal that they're waiting to hear back from, or what else is there that people get that in that business investment that they're hoping to reap some rewards from? Or maybe their child? Or maybe what is I don't know your favorite TV show? What is it that makes people's hearts lower? I know, all
of these things, play if that's the condition of our heart. You're literally your
Heart is being pulled in all these different directions it's being pulled in all these different directions and now you want to sit down and do it alone but don't show him it's not gonna happen
it's not gonna happen. He says fed geometrical back. You need to be in a in a state in a state of being where you're not attached to all of these things. Composed, composed Vegemite. balabac What else in the tilawat? He was somewhere here when you want to recite it or when you want to hear it? Sometimes you don't want to recite sometimes you want to hear it. No problem. The prophet SAW Selim did the same thing to Didn't he called obey and he said obey recite to me this portion of our ways like what me with grant to you? What is revealed to you? Who am I to read it? said, No, no, I like to hear it from other than me. He said, That's even Mr. Rude as well. So whether you're reciting or,
or hearing it, so gather all the different parts of your heart that are pulled in different directions, what LP Samak and give it your hearing and your attention, what you love and be present.
Be present, you know, not just physically present but be mentally present. Be aware of what you're reading. You know, sometimes you're reading something, and you're like, Wait a second, I crossed all these pages. I don't even know what it so you end up going back like I read that. Yeah, you read it, but you weren't fully there. You were somewhere else. So you need to have produce, you need to be present. Look at this amazing verse in the Quran. In surah Kahf, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, enough, either legal, ethical and even
some our worship he need. Allah says in this discipline is a reminder for who live in Canada who
are the one that has a heart
or the one that has a heart, not physically a heart beating, but meaning they have a heart, a heart that is interacting with the Quran, that is present. Sometimes a person has their physical heart there, but the heart that interacts with the Quran, the spiritual heart is very far away. Or it's very polluted, it's clouded with something that God is not penetrating. So you have to have been, somehow who is Shaheed or they give it their full attention, and they're listening. So what are the adab volume? We want a lot of us so we want to apply Principle number one a reading or an within the book. What are the practical aspects of reading Quran with the double or the adapt the etiquettes
the Quran? Mm hmm. No, we are AHIMA. Hola. Juma then maintain can adapt but I can't be kitabi Debian Mmm, no, he has a book. It's called How to be an Adobe heretic.
A clear explanation for how those that carry the blind should behave. Okay. And in this he gave some
recommendations, some recommendations because you want to put all of the chances of success on your side. So what are these recommendations number one, and it will also feel like it was the model was the bottom one a J Dilla. heater Allah having a house having sincerity, that I'm going to sit down now and I'm going to read on and I'm doing this sincerely because I want to be close to my Creator. I want to love my creator and I want my Creator to love me. sincerity. Not because someone is looking or someone is watching or someone will say or someone won't say none of that matters right now. Just be in privacy. If lost, it's for the sake of Allah
and realize that you are doing one I just realized that actually in the process of reciting for an you are actually calling out to Allah, you are having a conversation with Allah. How many of us think of that when we were reciting put on that I'm actually having a conversation. I'm not just reading something that was printed on some pages long, long ago in a far faraway land. No, what I am doing right now is I am reading the words of my creator and he is hearing me now as I read them and we are having a conversation. Allah subhanaw taala is hearing me right now. And what I make do Allah will respond to my
so realize that sincerity and then realize this is a conversation with Allah. Number two, he says and you know leafa who bc wacky Oh, Maya como mahkamah. Whoa. He says to clean your mouth will see wack cleaning out, you know, you don't see wack. It's this. It's this
He's outside. Okay, because I saw him coming in earlier and he had one. No, it's okay. No, wrong. I just if he was here, I was gonna ask him to show it to. Oh, you have what? Oh, it's a little stick. Right? Let's see work. It comes from a tree. It comes from a particular tree and it has a nice little minty spicy flavor, and it's nice. It cleans your breath and the prophets like Selim loved a snack and he said Lola and
By the material embassy here in Aquarius Allah says if it wasn't for the fact that I don't want to make it difficult for my own, I would have commanded them to use this Ewok before every single slot up. So you make Hulu and then you do select and then you pray. But it's not a commandment. It's a recommendation. It is a tradition of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Oh man yaku mahkamah who somebody can say a man is taking note, you know, tree branch in my mouth. That's kind of weird. We say okay, you should try it before you decide. It's weird. But in case you don't want to try it, you can use your good old Philips Sonicare and your good old, you know, Colgate or 3d white or
whatever it is you use. Just clean your mouth, man. That's all that we talking about here. Somebody might say well, I'm gonna pass it on to pack of orbit or shall I? I noticed that like, come on. look great. Thanks for sharing. No, it's okay. I don't want it too late. No, no, I go and look at it. So you want to clean your mouth. I'm joking. I promise I'm joking.
So you want to clean your mouth? You want to clean your mouth with something that will purify your mouth? Why? Because you're reciting Quran
reciting Quran you want it to all smell good. Now unfortunately here we have to take a important
you know, I don't want to say commercial break because it's really not a commercial break. It's a little rant to break Adam Do you give me permission? It isn't like when I when I go on these but the emiliani allow me please. We are coming upon the month of Ramadan. Okay. And in Ramadan, we fast and then the sun goes down and we throw it down. We throw it down on the dinner table or some of us do.
No, sorry, I take it I retract that.
Right We get really excited on the dinner table. And Mashallah some people get excited with the garlic in the food before it hits the dinner table or the onion or whatever it might be that Kamala Hill Mashallah. You want the food to taste good. I appreciate your efforts in making the food taste good. But you have now ruined our experience in MST, the telawi
Thank you very much. You know, maybe you could take it a little bit easy and bold on on on the, on those ingredients that have you know, fumes.
um, that's one of the that's one of the perks. That's one of the perks of being the Imam is no one's next to you jump windows, jump on those fr bombs on you, you know, hamdulillah that's one of the perks but then after four, like guys, you got to go back and then someone just drops on you. So that's it gets kind of intense, you know, hallas
Center. Yeah, he's, he's blushing. So we'll cut it out right there.
The idea is, yeah, Annie, we should maintain this Adam of smelling good. I gave an announcement a couple of weeks ago, when brother came to me he was like, gonna, like he was like a volcano. I was like, I can't believe scaring me, you know, and he was a big guy too. He said, I made sujood in this place. And I was gonna like pass out because whoever prayed over here, you know, they just dropped something heavy. And Mashallah the carpet welcomed it. So.
So he was imploring me and I thought he said, Please make an announcement after sadat's Indonesia for people to clean their feet before coming in the masjid. And then he was so passionate. He said if anybody does not have clean socks, so Allah He I will go and buy new socks for anybody promise just come and talk to me or buy you a lifetime supply of socks just don't come in and mess it with those monsters, you know. So I really had to make the announcement otherwise I thought he might beat me up after a while. So we made the announcement
and then a brother came to me afterwards and he said zeca lochia that was very needed. But you have to add another aspect to it I said was similar. He said it's not only feet it's also the you know the fumes that come out of the mouth as well. So this is an important announcement. You know, it's funny now but it's not funny when it happens to you you know? You get a little dizzy sometimes
it's a common Lassila you guys are you guys are making me very confident right now I might pursue like a career in comedy or something after tonight
but we're ready to move on
class clean your mouth number three, and yet our who are alcohol and alcohol to recite the Quran and you are in a state of purity. Meaning you may call do you make although now, here we have several questions that rise up. Do I have to be on although when I'm reciting Quran? No. You don't have to be on although when you are reciting for an but you need to do when you are interacting with the most have. People say what is the most have the most half is the physical copy of the Quran in Arabic in entirety from cover to cover. That is almost half What if it's on my phone, no problem. What if
on my iPad, no problem, what if it's a translation, no problem. All of those don't count as must have. So we should be on Hulu, we should be in a state of Waldo. And if a person is in a state of major ritual impurity, like that time of the month for a sister's or when a person is in a state of Geneva of major ritual impurity, then the scholars say they don't do extra voluntary citation at that time until they achieve a state of major purity. But if they go over certain verses that are part of cut, for example, like I'm reading my morning, prayers my morning supplications part of that is verses from Iran. Yes, that's okay. Or a person is in a full time or an study program where
they're reciting and they're memorizing, that's okay. No problem.
So that's number three to be in a state of your ritual purity in a state of Oklahoma.
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the author says it is also recommended to choose a place of purity, a place that is clean as well. And he says and at the height of that is the masjid because the masjid combines cleanliness inshallah inshallah.
that's why we need to take care of the massages we need to take care of them you know keep them clean we eat Okay, they don't we can all share in that Charla
combines physical cleanliness and also the honor and the sanctity of the place. Now someone might say, you know what, that doesn't apply for me. Like every time I come to the masjid or any it's just too many distractions or People Keep Talking to me or this or that or I don't know what the situation is, but it's hard for me to recite with to double in the masjid. We will say two things. We will say number one, don't give up on them. I
will say number one, don't give up on the masjid and number two, we will say that's okay. Come to the masjid for a bit and you can seek other places as well. Somebody might say well, I go hiking. I go to the top of this hill I'm in nature, no cell phone reception. And over there I open the plan and it's like absolutely amazing say Mashallah Good for you. more power to you. But you choose a clean place, a place of purity, and a place where you are able to focus. You still have been in a party and you're stuck below table data filter, or at least a magician is a key and I think what we'll call it is also recommended for the person when they want to recite the Quran to sit facing
the Qibla to face the direction of the table or the direction we face when we make our regular Sala a regular devotional prayers.
Is it mandatory? No, it's not mandatory, it is something recommended it is something recommended
and to sit down to sit down in a state of humility. Is it permissible to recite while you are standing or while you are laying down? Yes, it is permissible but it is preferred to be sitting down that that is more respect and more honoring and more likely to be in a position conducive of interactive reading. Where if somebody is standing it's okay you can read while standing. If somebody is laying on their side you can read rolling on your site lovers but the best is to be sitting down either on the shore I feel it is to hit Bella who and yesterday the old rubella him in a shape of a gym
room in an arena where your body and your health will add up to it. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
Allah also when they want to begin reciting Quran that they begin with the statement and the phrase known as an str either Ruby learn he Nina Shea on your blog team, I seek refuge I seek protection with a law from a shaylen of law Jean, they share a bond that is pushed far away, that is pushed far away from the mercy of Allah. Why do I seek refuge in Allah from the Shetland because this act of worship that I'm about to do say upon does not like it, and he does not want me to do it. And so you can definitely be rest be assured that as soon as you start reading Quran 1,000,001 ideas will come into your head is going to happen. And that's all from shaitaan. He wants to get you distracted. He
wants to get you away. That's why you do all of these steps to increase the chances of being able to focus and at the height of that you
seek refuge in Allah from shavon and you recite Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. And some of the scholars said you do this at the beginning of every surah except sola Bara salata, Toba, which is chapter number
nine or 10 nine chapter number nine
some of the ATMs are of the opinion that you recite their best metal even if it's not the beginning of the chapter, even if it's in the middle or in a second section in the middle of the chapter that you still read the best model that's the opinion of my teacher Allahu Allah.
will either shuttle or pillow pillow at funny a stage mirror stegmaier Mehta who will who surely will double and so when you begin to recite the Quran, you need to really sum up your courage and your energy, your intellectual energy, with the intention that you are going to focus and you are going to read seeking lessons and seeking benefits and trying to interact interact with the Quran and understand and ask yourself what is a law asking of me after I read this verse.
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it's also important to internalize the greatness of a lot and recognize that, that there is an element of fear. And it's not a paralyzing fear, it is a motivating fear, it is a fear of wanting to fall into any situation that Allah is not pleased with. And when you have that internal
awareness, then you will have crucial or you will have more focus in your reading the prophets of our system said in a Hadith, which is recorded imagine some of the scholars said it is weak some of the scholars said it has weakness and
the prophets I said and said read the whole iron and cry shed tears. And if you are not able to then take the effort into doing so meaning try to do so tobacco make an effort to do so. That it can be an app that can be any ml machine or any minute Add
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buka failure bykea Allah Azza wa t v for in the hermit Messiah? How do you attain that the aroma they said, when you come across a passage of Quran where Allah is made, perhaps making mention of the punishment that awaits the disbelievers, or a severe, you know,
warning that Allah subhanaw taala gives in the Quran, or perhaps something that is frightening, that a person, you know, stops at these verses, and looks to themselves and realizes their shortcomings recognizes that they have shortcomings. And that will lead them to feeling you know, feelings of sadness and crying, and shedding tears. And the scholars they said if a person reads these powerful verses, and they don't shed any tears, then let them shed tears at the inability to shed tears, because that means that there are a lot of pollutants surrounding our heart. And there is some hardness in our heart. And that's something that needs cleansing. And one of the ways of cleansing
is the colon. That same thing that we are trying to seek it is also the medicine that allows us to get to that sweetness.
Now the the shedding of the tears doesn't only need to be one reciting verses of punishment or verses of warning. It can also be inverses of hope or in verses of mercy. And there are different types of tears. There's a tear of sadness at a person's shortcomings but there's also tears of joy and tears of hope and tears of longing and tears of love. And so that's especially beautiful when a person does that in the most intimate of settings when it is just them and their Creator William Billy and Yoko Ono Thielen aka the tougher ballerina or Anastasia Barbie Dorothy really only hit her IRA. Well, TD Lupo. Anatole Tila, a total accountability total for unfillable women of color it
Sarah, the scholars also said that when you want to read a reading of the double, you read in a speed known as 1313 is a moderate speed that is not excruciatingly slow, but it is also not very fast. It is not very fast. It is a reading where there is a short pause between each verse between each ending of each verse and it is not a race. It is a reading where every letter is enunciated clearly
And every letter is given its due, right? This is what is referred to by total team, there is a faster reading, and that is encouraged for people that are doing review. Remember we said there are different readings in the beginning, someone who memorize well and they need to review it, they may need to review you know, 100 200 pages. So they would they would read fast, they would read fast or there is repetition so they read fast. That is the fast reading. But when it comes to trying to do tetherball trying to reflect, you have to read in the speed of subtlety in a methodical reading
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When I read Alec, also when a person comes across a verse that is talking about the mercy of Allah, or some reward that Allah has prepared for the believers, that you pause, and you respond by making your app and you ask Allah for his mercy, and for his bounty in his blessings. Likewise, if you come across a verse that has mentioned of punishment, or of a severe warning, then you pause and you ask Allah for protection, and you seek refuge in Allah. And if you come across a verse that is glorifying Allah, or praising Allah, that you also do the same, you praise and you glorify Allah, and you can make a statement like for example, Subhana Allah, anybody knows Subhana Allah means what
a Subhana Allah mean?
We said that.
What does that mean? And z, the brother said the right answer 10 Z, what does that refer to? Exactly?
Close but not there yet. Subhana Allah means that Allah is free from any imperfection.
free from any nups or a any deficiency or any imperfection. Who here is free from imperfection? Didn't think so? You mean either because we are creation or creation has imperfection, the harlot of the Creator is free of any imperfection. So when you make the statement, so Allah, your exclaiming and proclaiming how perfect is Allah? How amazing is Allah that He is free of any imperfection or any deficiency? So when you come across a verse that is praising or glorifying or exalting Allah, you pause and you see so behind Allah, and this is actually what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do in his night prayer, in his dm will lay in a model of the idea database, if we can
pass over a verse that mentions punishment, you sought refuge in Allah, either model a bat now, even if he passes by a verse of blessing of reward, he asks a lot from his bounty. And if he goes by a verse, a glorifying a lot praising Allah, He makes, he says, Subhana Allah, this is something that you can do in your night prayer there. lmsw said, this is something you do in the nephila in the voluntary prayer in the voluntary prayer, not in the obligatory prayer in the voluntary prayer, William
there are several others, men's karma, there are about 30 in total, and we got about 14 or 15. So we will pause here inshallah, because it's almost time for solitude or a shot, and perhaps some of us want to make will do, or maybe some of us have a question. So if anybody has a question Bismillah
when a when a woman reads Quran, she does not need to be wearing hijab, or reading Koran, so long as she is not in a place where she would be expected to be wearing hijab. So if she's in the privacy of her home, and there is no one there that she needs to wear hijab from, she does not need to put on hijab for the purpose of reading Hold on. But generally speaking, as you are kind of getting the idea from these etiquettes is to put yourself in a position of respect. So a person should be clothed in a way that is respectful that has some hair that has some, some dignity, but if she's in the privacy of her home, she does not need to wear hijab
For the purpose of reading Quran, that's for Salam Islam
sincerity and success. Yes, this is something we mentioned. So we talked when a pert when a person is in a state of major ritual impurity, like the monthly period or if a person is in a state of Genova, meaning after intercourse and they have not made a list of they have not made a full ritual shower yet, then they are not to hold in the actual must have, we said what is meant by that, it means the Quran in Arabic in entirety from beginning to end. But if a person has it on their phone, for example, or in the case of someone who is learning who is memorizing, what they can do is they can take that portion, and they don't have to hold the entire Quran, they can hold that portion that
they are currently memorizing. So, if you go to any of the bookstores, they have the entire plan divided into the portions, each one is an individual book by itself, there are them I spoke about this, they said if a person is in a program, where they are memorizing regularly, then they can do that just they can hold just that just that they are using for their for their learning at that time. And you can listen to hold on, there is nothing wrong with listening to hold on. If you are not in a state where you can where you can recite it. As for the issue of the gloves, this is something that there is difference of opinion amongst erland that there is difference of opinion
amongst the scholars of jurisprudence. And my teachers are of the opinion that you don't wear gloves, you just hold something that is not almost half an entirety. And that's the opinion that medical school will allow them and other scholars have said otherwise. So if she is following the advice of a sound scholar, then that is good for her to do and there is no reason to debate the matter for Lahu Ireland.
The Colosseum? Yeah. Mashallah. Yes, I get your point that, that that Hadees does not mean that the prophet SAW Selim was repeating it for to the book, first of all, what is to the book, part of the book is to realize what the meaning is, and that will have a change in your direction.
So if you read a particular verse, he said, a loss and that verse is impacts your doora, you have done, that is part of the book. The idea behind the double is that there is interaction,
whether that's by door, or whether that's by a stiff bottom, Annie, or whether that's by recognizing some type of seed within yourself. Now, we're not saying the prophet SAW Selim had did not understand the Quran, or anything like that. No, we're not making those statements. But we're saying even the prophet SAW Selim repeated the reversal many times because he realized, and he understood the magnitude of that meaning. And was he making that statement as draft for his amendment? Can you determine your thermal Dallek? Well, I'm gonna fast beta him there is no contradiction between the two. Because to make based on something we read in the Quran, is part of the process of audible is
part of the process to double the document feeder. Hola, Hola. Hola. Yes.
Jude, these places where there is a sujood marker, there are different, how many there are and what your reaction should be. So some said that it's 15 and some said that it is 11 when la Harlem Some said that it is 14 and the scholars also different whether it's obligatory to make surgery or not. Some said it's obligatory if you are the one reciting it. Some said it's obligatory if you hearing it and other said no, it is. It is a strongly encouraged act, but it is not obligatory meaning if you don't do it, you're not sinful. And that seems to be
Be the closer one, that if a person leaves it they are not sinful, but they should not leave it without any good reason because there is a joke in it. And there's following the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam one instance where a person may not do it is for example, if they're memorizing, or they're reviewing and they reach that part where the subject is they may repeat it 2030 4050 times and every time he's gonna make the dude no we will say fellas, it's okay just once is enough, and then you can repeat it for your memorization and you're not sinful for not making the suit every single time. We'll lower them with that we will conclude inshallah tada and
inshallah we will continue and resume the topic in future gatherings We ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us from under special people people have called on the special allies of Allah We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless us to recite the Quran, by day and by night in a manner that is most pleasing to Him. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to unite us with our beloved messenger in the highest levels of gender diversity Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad salla Allahu Allah.