Channel: Mufti Menk
19th September, Jumuah, Harare.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala l mursaleen. Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa
salam ala Medina Wada. We praise Allah subhanho wa Jalla we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, may Allah bless them and bless every single one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, what do I gain from reading the Quran? That is a very important question. Many people do not read the Koran as much as they should. And sometimes we don't even know what we are meant to be achieving by reading the Quran. The first and foremost point that we need to realize and understand is that it is only by reading the Quran and understanding that we will actually understand the message of our own maker to us, the only word
of our maker in existence today that is not deniable, and it is absolutely authentic. It has not been tampered with, confirmed by billions of people through the generations and the years is the full on. So this is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is up to us in the short life of approximately 60 to 70 years, to make it our business, to learn the Quran, to look into it, and to ensure we try to understand it, and to practice upon it and to conveyed as best as we can to our offspring, and as many others as we can. So point number one, we will understand the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in that message, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it quite clear why He
created us. So I am alive, and I am living for a few years I've seen people die, and I've seen people become old. There is a purpose for all this. Why is this happening to me? And why has it happened to all the others is in the plan.
I have not created mankind or humankind except that they worship me. And what the meaning of worship Me is is also explained in the Quran. So it is the benefit of reading the Quran by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala May he make it easy for us. Similarly, by reading the Quran, we achieve an understanding of the role of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the very beginning, when he created the first of humankind, Adam alayhis salatu wa sallam, he sent messenger after messenger to remind us why we were created. And at the same time where we are heading where we are now, and the role and status of all these messengers. And this is why we would understand quite clearly that
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. wasallam is the highest of creatures, the highest and most noble of all the messengers. And Allah says very clearly that the messengers are all different in rank tillicum sunova
These messages Allah has raised them, one above the other in rank, some of them Allah spoke to them directly and some It was not direct, but it was via revelation. So this is all understood if we were to read the Quran. But above that, Allah has blessed us in such a way that he tells us through the blessed lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that by reading a letter of the Quran, even if you have not understood it, you will achieve temporary Ward's so imagine if you understand it, what will you achieve Subhana Allah without the understanding just by me saying and if
me, I don't know what that means. To be honest, no one actually knows the precise meaning of that besides Allah subhanho wa Taala but the Hadith says in that particular verse, elephant how often one on how full woman how often Elif is a letter lamb is a letter meme is a letter, and these three letters I achieve 30 rewards for attending them with the intention of reciting the Quran. So imagine what would I achieve if I were to try and understand the rest of the words of the Quran or as much as possible? So this shows us that Allah has blessed us I achieve a reward by reading the Quran. Also what happens Allah says in the Quran
People, a reminder has come from your Lord to you remind them which means by reading the Quran, I will be reminded of my duty unto Allah, the do's and the don'ts, I will continue being reminded and then Allah says what Shiva.
In it, there is a cure for the diseases of the heart. Amazing. So what am I going to achieve by reading the Quran, cure of the diseases of the heart Subhana Allah. So this is why it's important to recited melodiously and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has made it quite clear to say that singing songs and so on the Quran is not a song. The Quran is not just ordinary speech, it is something that is not poetry, but it is speech that is unique, it is divine, it is to be recited, melodiously as melodiously as possible in a beautiful voice with clarity. And this is why to study what is known as the dream is actually an act of worship that you read is the correct pronunciation
and, and understanding the qualities of the various letters of the Arabic language and pronouncing them with those qualities from the places that they are to be pronounced. All that is an act of worship because it's the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I can tell you that to speak English clearly or any other language clearly is something meritorious. It's something good. But I can only tell you an act of worship the Arabic language so Han Allah, if you are learning it with the correct intention in order to understand how to read the Word of your maker, that becomes an rabada May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us no matter how old you are, make an effort to improve on your pronunciation, it will come about with cure of the diseases of the heart. And on top of that there is cure even for physical ailments. So Panama, you know a person has disease a person has sickness, a person's eyesight perhaps is weak and so on. verses of the Quran
have within them cure and this is known from the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one might ask which exact verse we may not know. And for this reason, try your best to cover the entire plan. We are muslimeen if you look carefully at the month of Ramadan, it is known as the month of the Quran, we should be trying to cover the Quran from cover to cover to complete it from cover to cover, at least once in the month of Ramadan, because it's the month of the Quran. If you take a look at the previous scriptures, and the way that people treat those scriptures, they do not complete it cover to cover. They only have you know, selected readings, chosen readings for specific
cases and instances and so on. So the bulk of them, if not almost all of them would not have covered the scripture from one point to the other from the beginning to the end. But if you ask the muslimeen, I think it's the other way around the bulk would have completed it at least once, if not once a year. Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. I encourage you from this pulpit, my brothers and sisters to take a marker, put it in the Quran. And even if you are to read slowly, two lines a day, put a marker that is a law that you link with a law that is the cure for the diseases of the heart that I may have, or you may have. It's the cure of other diseases because as I complete
the Quran, I will have covered verses that would be verses wherein I will achieve cure from a disease that I may not even know that I'm suffering from Subhana Allah.
So this is why take a polygon most half as we call it, you know the book that is written in and what we need to do is we take a little marker, place it there and follow up every day we read a page two pages. Obviously if you're having an you have no excuse you need to read much more. But we are talking of those who are struggling. I've met some people slightly elderly, they say I've never learned how to read the Quran, my brother, my sister, it is not too late. attempt to learn it. Even if you can read a few words of Allah that will be your link with your maker Imagine you are giving so much of importance to the words of the one who made you and you are going to return to him very
soon. And this is why Allah says through the blessing lips of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in Allah Allah Allah will be had and kitabi Aquaman while Bobby, Corinne, Allah subhanho wa Taala raises through the Quran certain people and he drops through the same core uncertain people, those who try to learn those who try to put into practice those who try their best developing the link with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for them, the Quran will come for genuine laka O Allah. The Hadith says the Quran comes to bear witness on the Day of Judgment for you or against you, those who make the effort it will be for them. May Allah make us from amongst those whom the Quran bears witness for
Not against. But the same Hadith continues to say that those who have not made the effort will be dropped down by the pond either. We knew how to read it we did not put it into practice for we did not make an effort or attempt to try and learn how to read it. Then too, we are guilty because it's the most important word in existence. I need to make an effort no matter how old I am. Age is not an excuse my brothers and sisters, it is the seriousness the intention, the link with your maker, the fact that you appreciate the status of his word. So reading the Quran will bring about something great and that is entry into gentlemen. The Quran can come and bear witness for you on the day of
the AMA, and that itself can grant you and myself and claim to Jenna May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us, one wouldn't want to be from the others whom the Quran comes forth to bear witness against this person did not make an attempt to learn. This person did not attempt to put into practice. Sometimes we know the Quran, we have learned of by heart so much we've known the meaning as well, but we do not put it into practice. If that's the case, then to there is a warning by Allah subhanho wa Taala through the blessed lips of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and even verses of the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding the complaint of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
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when Mohammed Salah Salem complained about the wrong treatment that these people had given the poor on the cover of Piraeus used to laugh when the Quran was being recited. They used to scoff at the block there is some people this is a warning for them to say, Do not take this on as a mockery. mockery, meaning you know what it means, you know, it's claimed you know where it comes from, but you've made no effort to try and learn it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to learn it and put it into practice. Also, this beautiful Koran, Allah subhanho wa Taala calls it the deacon, you know the word Vicar we hear it a lot. Some people think it only means to say Subhana Allah and
hamdulillah Allahu Akbar, that is Nick. That is a part of the decode without a doubt, to praise Allah is a part of the deacon. But were you ever aware of the fact that of victory dilla to the best of all, the Quran is the recitation of the Quran. It's the word of Allah. So the best thing I could do if I want to engage in victory, the word victory is to actually read the Quran. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in the Quran, where he says, and this is an amazing verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the disbelievers. And he says in
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mean hacky mean hammy. This is referring to the Quran where Allah says the disbelievers who disbelieved or those who disbelieved in the dick, the word use this, the vicar, referring to the Quran, those who disbelieved in the Quran when it came to them yet, it is the mighty book, it is the powerful book, Al Kitab al Aziz, the book full of might, amazing look at Allah describing it, the mighty book, you want power, you want strength, will read the poem and understand the foreign, you will have spiritual energy and power, religious energy, as well as physical strength, it will be granted to you by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will feel good. And so Allah subhanho wa
Taala says those who have just believed in this decree, yet it is the book The Mighty book, Allah says falsehoods and evil and tempering cannot reach it, neither from the front nor from the back. It is indeed revelation from the all wise, the full of praise that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah grant us goodness and this is why my brothers and sisters it's important for us to keep praising Allah through the recitation of the Quran. Have you ever thought of something? Whenever we stand up for Salah it is compulsory for us within Salah to read the Quran. It shows us already how important the Quran is. So if I am to read the Quran, I will be able to fulfill my Salah correctly.
So a Muslim should be reading passages of the Quran five times a day in every unit or a copy of his or her prayer. And this shows you that Allah wants you to take pride in His Word to understand it to read it correctly to repeat it constantly. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Dabba de shabbiha masani Allah says Allah has revealed the best of speech, the best of speech, XML Hadith, what is it, it is the book, The Quran, with a shabby hand, it has verses in it that are similar. muthoni means repeated often. So it would include repetition of the same verses again and again. Because, for example, if you were to go to school and the mathematics teacher taught you that one plus one is two, for example, the next day when you came, and she told you or he told you again, that one plus one is two and the following day one plus one is two, you will never, ever forget it. I've told you something simple, but even if it is a difficult concept, if you are made to listen to
it on a daily basis, you will know it you will understand it. Same applies to the Quran. If you listen to abortion every single day, and you are reminded of the same thing every day, it becomes your nature, as they say, and it becomes something you are aware of because you've repeated it. And for this reason, the instruction of Salah in the Quran does not just appear once it appears so many times it was enough for Allah to just say it once. And that's it. But he repeats it in different ways, sometimes with a warning, sometimes with glad tidings, sometimes with both sometimes with neither. And this is something from Allah, He knows why he does this. It's unique. Also, if you are
to read the Quran and understand it, scientific secrets of existence will be made manifest to you. made manifest to you. You know, the previous verse that I just read before I get into the next point, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of how if you read the Quran with belief Subhana Allah with belief, and you need to have believed because there are others who read the Quran in order to find fault in it, it increases them in their intention, you know, the Quran is a unique book with whatever intention you read it, it increases you with that or within that. So for example, a person who reads it for goodness, he gets goodness, a person who reads it for clarification, he gets
clarification, a person who reads it in order to find fault, he becomes deeper and deeper in his loss. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess. So Allah says, Dr. Shah,
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the skin of those who are fearful of the Arab when they hear the recitation of the Quran or they listen to the Koran, and it would also include the recitation of the Quran, what happens to the skin, the skin is unique, it's amazing. It becomes crumpled, you actually get goose bumps as it were, and then the skin softens up. So after it tightens, it softens up and leans towards the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then comes the beautiful verse where Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about the Quran. And he says, amazingly, that he will show us the signs century him. Tina,
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he says, I will continue showing them the science in the horizons, meaning in the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and within themselves, until it is proven to them beyond doubt that the Quran is the truth. Amazing. This is speaking of scientific discoveries, where as time passes, more and more discoveries, confirming what the Quran has brought 1400 years back, amazing. So this is why you have discoveries of the sun and the moon, and the child and the embryo and so many other scientific discoveries. At a certain point, people might say, Oh, this is contradictory to the arm, but you find a few years down the line or a few decades down the line, they come up with new findings. You
see science is based on research and research depending on who has researched and what they've had to research keeps on changing its conclusions based on what has happened until it comes to the concrete conclusion, which is always in accordance with revelation. Amazing. This is what Allah is saying. And this is why at one stage, there was a conclusion that the sun does not move along long time back. That's what they used to say. And some people said Oh, that means the Quran is wrong. stopzilla Quran was never wrong. Later on science discovered all those specialized discovered that no, it does move, but it doesn't move as much as the other. For example, the other planets in the
orbit and whatever. So amazingly, the Quran did not make mention of how much it moves, it only says it moves and that was it. So this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the things you will benefit from is as you recite the verses of the Quran, trying to understand them, they will be discoveries, they will be so much and even in terms of that which people have
yet discovered the Quran has any prophecies of what is going to happen you will achieve an understanding of it today people are crying Why is this happening that happening? Have you ever read the Quran? The answers are they have that same Quran will lead you to the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and this would block out those are it would negate go against those who say that I only believe in the Koran and that's it, that there's nothing else besides the Quran whatever is in the Quran is enough for me. We need to pause for a moment and we need to explain that if you follow the Quran alone, automatically it leads you to following Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam where
Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly makes mention of it in so many places that you follow the messenger
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whatever Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has instructed you, you take it has instruction and whatever he has prohibited you from considering the prohibition that's directly leading you to the sooner fala B gala you mean una hakima, kaffee, Masha, Davina ne they are not considered true believers until they take your judgment in their disputes as final which means whatever he has said However, he has judged whatever he has uttered is final. It is something that will apply in my life up to the end and yours and anyone who calls themselves Muslim. So this is what you will achieve or this is only part of what you will achieve by reading and understanding the Quran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
bless us all. And May He grant us a good understanding of sallallahu wasallam albaraka Island Nabina Muhammad