Quran – The Ultimate Criteria
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well. Have you ever had the head do Mohammed bin Salman live wherever you hear what Ernie he was setting it up or shuffling all morning to her Wakulla modesetting with their work will be there at Ambala. All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone. And I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early He was said to them, is His servant and his
messenger are you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of submission as Muslims, all mankind, be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person, and from him he created his wife, and from them both, he created many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all watched over you or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the Divine Words of Allah. And
the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was in. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented medicine, religion, or heretical innovation and better and every bit is misguidance.
Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, to belacan Latinas zealot for FERPA and MBD Haley Hakuna de la mina Dr. Bless it be He who sent down the Quran, who sent down the full con, the four coin is the criterion
so that it serves as a warner.
For the creation.
Allah describes the Quran as Al Furqan and indeed for fun is one of the names of the book of Allah. And that is upon means that which
is separates and sets apart good from evil.
truth from falsehood, in no uncertain terms, very clear, definitive absolute clarity. That's what the Quran is.
And this is why I'm not going to talk but on the Allahu Anhu was nicknamed alpha.
Alpha woke from the same root as Al Furqan.
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he was very clear, and he was very decisive and definitive about truth versus falsehood. Good versus evil.
and humanity will never have the affairs set street without being able to tell with so much clarity, the difference between good and evil and truth and falsehood. If there is confusion at those levels, then human life will be a time of suffering, pain, confusion, and self destruction. And that's why Allah says the Quran and Allah called it Al Furqan.
The factor that really sets us apart, good from evil, it gives us clarity.
It gives us a sharp vision, we're able to see the reality of this life we can tell truth from falsehood. And this is only granted to the people who celebrate the Quran. Those who embrace the Quran, those who welcome the Quran into their heart and into their life and they devote their lives for living the Quran is a lifestyle. And you shall only Allah who now was asked about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
Khalifa Khanna, rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how was the general demeanor of the Prophet saw his character? How did he behave? How did he carry himself, give us a description,
all that kind of hold on, hold on. She says the description of the prophets of Allah and instead of his temperament, his demeanor, his character was the Quran.
The Quran was turned into a human form, inside out
in his heart, and his thoughts, his intentions, his beliefs, his desires, and also in his outward action in his words, and the things that he acted out.
The Quran is the source of that clarity. And this is why Allah subhanaw taala says in so much in Islam,
in Bella Bella can as a whole and say, indeed, the truth has arrived. And when the truth arrives, falsehood gets exposed, it dissipates it evaporates. Because it doesn't have a substance of its own. It lives on confusion. It lives on ignorance. This is what feeds off of our ignorance. Our lack of adherence to the Quran is the only opportunity that allows falsehood to spread itself around.
So Allah says, and the truth has arrived, and when the truth arrives, evil dissipates, disappears.
in Butler County as a whole, it's the reality is the very nature of falsehood
is that it can never stand in the face of the truth.
It doesn't have a reality of itself, it doesn't have any substance doesn't have any power of itself. When Allah said after that 110 mean and
she felt what I had to learn more meaning when I guess even for the mean in LA Saba, and we sent verses of the Quran that serve as remedy as healing for the hearts of the believers.
Whether you see it or volley me in LA CASA, but it increases the oppressors, the wrongdoers, it increases them in loss. And that's the miracle of the Quran.
That's the miracle of the Quran that it can tell, it can tell all of us
who is good and who is evil depending on the response. So on the Day of Judgment, the way Allah subhanaw taala will set apart good people from evil people, people of Jannah versus the people of the Hellfire Allah will set them apart by the Quran by their response to the Quran.
And this is why one of the early generation said either our and Lemma McKenna can eat Allah. From little Ilana can you'll pull around if you can bake? For that can be that. If you want to know who you are with Allah, where do you stand with Allah? What is your value with Allah? Then look at the place of the Quran in your hearts. Look at the place of the Quran in your heart. Your place will be exactly the same with Allah subhanho wa taala.
So there's no no need for wishful thinking. You will pick up the Quran once a year, once a month, you recite some Quran.
Maybe every other day. You don't take it seriously. It's only the surplus time that you have if you have some extra time. You give a little bit to the Quran.
What does that
say about your you're standing with Allah subhanho wa Taala
it says a lot.
You cannot have high value with Allah. You cannot occupy a space or a place that is close to Allah. If the Quran is not an integral are central part of your life. It's impossible. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, how Eurocom mentor LML Quran, Allah Allah, the best among you are those who learned the Quran and teach it, as long as you are engaging in learning the Quran reading, learning how to read it, learning how to understand it, learning how to implement it, then teaching at any level of those,
then you guarantee a spot among the best of humanity.
Can someone engage with the Quran occasionally, and be among the best of humanity? The answer is clear, no. Impossible.
Because that's the criterion the Quran is the footpod.
And that's why, throughout the Quran, you when you read the verses that talk about the Quran itself, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he mentioned the Quran, he sets humanity apart into groups. Allah says the beginning of Salah to la cara and Islam mean that he can Kitab la Are you Buffy? Who then
that is the book, there is no doubt about it. There is no doubt in it. There is no doubt regarding it.
And it's guidance for who for the believers who didn't name 13
Those are the best of humanity. You can't take the guidance of the Quran if you don't engage with it. If you don't celebrate it.
If you give precedence to video games over the Quran,
if you watch hockey, football, basketball and soccer over the Quran, don't expect to be among the best of people.
If your role models and your stars
are all of those celebrities, Messi, Ronaldo, etc, and not to love No muss rude
and not Abdullah at best, the truth of the Quran, the translator of the Quran
then there is something wrong with your priorities.
If your role models
are the richest people in the world, and that's what you worry about.
All the fighters of MMA and all that stuff, and you know more about them than you do about the Prophet sallallahu when he was sent them about Abu Bakr about Ummah, about this man about only about
about the people of the Quran,
about the two growth habits.
If you know more about those people, if you read more about those people, if you are a fan of those people more than the companions will the Allahu anon then know that
you are missing out on the greatest privilege from Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, let's set our priorities right.
So our response to the Quran says either among the good people, or the people of the Hellfire, there is no other choice. There's no middle path here.
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Surah we just quoted Wiluna zero min Al Quran Eema who was she felt and welcome to little more minute. And We sent down verses of the Quran that heal the hearts of the believers. What is evil blinding me Anna Illa cassava and it will increase the oppressors in their loss. And that's why their response to it is what rejection
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Allah is the Ever Living and the giver of life and the sustainer of the creation. He sent down upon us upon the book in truth
that confirms the revelation that came before it, that Allah sent down the Torah and the Injeel.
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And when a sewer from the Quran is revealed, one of them says Who among you increased in Eman as a result of this revelation? Allah says, As for the believers, their Eman increases with the verses of Allah with the Divine Words of Allah. These are not just any words. These are the words of the truth.
Those who believe they will increase in faith and it will increase them in their optimism and their hope and their reliance on Allah.
As for those who have disease in the heart, the disease of evil, sheer evil, the disease of desire, the disease of arrogance, the disease of ignorance, for that hemorrhage son in a rich and it will increase them fill upon their filth and evil upon their evil and that's the miracle of the Quran.
And they will die as disbelievers and that means they will dwell eternally eternally in the hellfire. So sometimes people say, Well, if the Quran is truth, why does it convince everyone? That's not the sign of the truth? The relationship between the Quran and the creation is dialectic dialectical.
And your response to the Quran just reveals who you really are. And that's why Allah says, We've been Hopkinsville now what will happiness
that will be revealed the truth and it contains the truth. And then Allah says in the inner mental ailment in Kabbalah, he either utilize
as corny Sujatha way of coluna Subhana Rabina encounter dolla, pinata masala, those who were given revelation before the true believers, when the Quran was recited unto them.
They believe in it. They say, indeed, the promise of our Lord will be fulfilled, while I have grown and it has gone way up crazy to him for sure. And they would cry that would we out of what out of humility before the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala that they witnessed in the Quran
whereas the disbelievers it increases them and loss it exposes the reality of the heart, so a Muslim
or the beauty of the Quran. The glory of the Quran is not affected by how people treat it because it just reveals who they really are.
It reveals their loss, and it shows the hypocrisy of the so called democracy. The so called civilized world shows their bias shows their enmity as Allah says one and Toba. I'm unclear who do what and I saw
that the Jews and the Christians and whoever stems out from them.
That's the extension of the meaning there will never be pleased with you, they will never be happy with you until you follow their ways. And that's what they want from the Muslims.
It causes so much pain in the hearts when they see the Muslims hold on to their religion, hold on to their values, defend defend the rights of their kids to have a moral upbringing.
When they see the kids of the Muslims learning the Quran, memorizing the Quran, understanding the Quran acting the Quran out as a lifestyle, taking on the identity of a Muslim and being proud of the truth.
It behooves them, it troubles them. It scares them.
Because chiffon has drilled in the heart and when Shavon sees the truth, he's taken by fear
we do feel upset
when the Quran is violated,
but not because the Quran has been desecrated. You cannot desecrate something like the whole
One you just showed the disgrace that is in your heart when you respond the Quran in such an evil way
but we Muslims have a response for that. We have a response and that's the response of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and his companions and what is that?
It is more adherence to the Quran. More Love for the Quran.
Bring give the Quran more into our lives and the lives of our kids and our families. Apolo Cody had our stuff for Allah you were looking for stuff.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad in mind earlier he was having he had many more badly.
You know, the most beautiful and noble things in existence are the things that can never be harmed by evil.
Throughout human history, humans have insulted or have spoken bad things about Allah, but it never affects a loss.
He's the glorious, what people say about Allah doesn't make any difference. It just what serves to expose who they are. And they see and it serves either to take them to paradise or to do them to the hellfire.
That's it just people choose which camp they want to choose which end they choose for themselves. That's it.
So as believers, as people who believe in Allah,
people who believe in the Quran,
our response and such insults, and such futile attempts that showed the despair in the hearts and the hates, and the jealousy
and the filth
that is masked by political correctness, but sometimes gets exposed,
that this facade doesn't deceive us.
The Quran says the Quran draws the line between good and evil, good is obedience of Allah and loyalty to him. Evil is any kind of negligence of Allah.
Forget about all of those political and ideological classifications. None of them make sense. All of them are politics created for humans to get more confused. There is no definition of good except what Allah loves and what he wants.
And there is no definition of evil except that which is void of Allah, His acceptance, His love and His mercy. That's what all of the definitions of good and evil truly boil down to.
And that's what we should never, never forget. And this is what the Quran keeps teaching us consistently. So what is our duty? Our duty is to learn the Quran.
Learn the Quran,
if you learn every week five verses the companions of the Allahu Anhu they said kind of huddled around will come say hi Auntie middle Quran, it
me will learn language, I always had to tell them if you haven't heard me Will, one of us would take five verses of the Quran, learn them the theory, the application, the lifestyle and everything in them, then we would move to another five sets versus if you take five versus every week who is unable to do that.
Take from the time that you give to the video games, to the sports that you watch, to the internet surfing to the social media, to the time that you spend in gossip.
Give some of that to the Quran every week learn five verses five verses. It's not much.
Every year you have at least let's say you're busy two weeks, you have 50 weeks
times five 250 verses
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2500 2500 More than a third of the fallen
more than a third of the Quran.
And that's why the prophets Allah Salam is Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, says Karna and men who the man the prophets of salaam used to do things consistently. Because with consistency you build a lot over time you grow exponentially.
The prophets are seldom said that head will earn it Allah He had one more hour in the acts of worship or the deeds that Allah loves the
Most are the acts that are consistent, even the ones that are little because over time you build a lot with these. So learn the Quran yourself and the prophets Allah said and said Allah the Quran the Quran Well Who am I going to be? For whom I suffer rotten caramel Bella Bella the Quran Quran we attack ofI well, who are they he sharp fella who agilon
The person who reads the Quran and they are skillful, they know how to read it. Well, this person is with the angels of the highest ranking angels that are closest to Allah. And the person who struggles try to read the Quran but they face difficulty hardship, it's not easy for them, they will get double reward.
You can't lose with the Quran. You can't lose, engage with the Quran, build a relationship with it, build the relationship with the with it, and you will start to see that the Quran starts to reveal a lot about the reality around us. The ideologies the policies, the confusion that is around us will be lifted when you engage more with the Quran.
Allah says yeah, you hallelujah amen. When picked up Allah insha Allah come from Ghana, or you who believe if you truly have Taqwa of Allah and the Quran is one of the most powerful and potent acts of worship that will give you support. If you have Taqwa Allah will give you the ability, the the discernment to be able to tell right from wrong you start to see through things for on again, the same word for Allah will give you that ability.
So engage with the Quran yourself. Every household, every Muslim household should have many copies of the Quran and at least at least one copy of the Tafseer of the Quran. One copy of the Tafseer of the pie. It's a pity that a Muslim household doesn't have a book of Tafseer and the family doesn't get together to read in it.
It's not difficult. It's really not difficult. You know, every Friday we sit here just before McRib, and we have one of the books that we just read in it. It's as simple as that. It's as simple as that it makes a big difference. Get your kids to get involved into feeling Quran and the program that teaches the Quran get your kids in it will law eight has more priority than any forms of education. And you will come to see that
don't put anything before the book of Allah subhanaw taala and Allah will put Baraka in the life of your child.
Many people prioritize other priorities in their in their life of their kids, and their kids ended up being okay qualified, but what they lost their faith. What's the point? What's the point of your hard work and your intelligent planning leads you to see your child on the Day of Judgment ending up in the hellfire? What's the point? What are their degrees gonna give them what are the accolades are going to offer them on that day
make this an important part of your of your life with your family, with your with your spouse, and with your kids. If you don't have a book of Tafseer in the Quran, purchase it. sipping coffee or down download it you don't have to pay for that now it's available free, download it online PDF, read it, make sure at least at least once a week
and better five times a week. But at least once you sit with the family for one hour
and start going over the Quran and reading the commentary and it FCL build the you build memories for your kids as well that are around the book of Allah, you educate them, you teach them that eventually when they grow up, you don't have to complain about kids not listening to you not obeying you not wanting to do bad things.
It will make a difference. connect them to the book of Allah and Allah will guide them
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