Connection with Revelation
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Connection with Revelation
Masjid Al Raheem in Marina Dubai
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here.
We always commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to bless them, to bless every one of us to grant us mercy during this beautiful month of Ramadan, to forgive our shortcomings to grant us sincerity, to make us from those who stand in prayer solely for his sake, to make us from those who can love one another for his sake, to make us from those who can reach out to the needy in a way that the almighty reaches out to us. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless those who are struggling and suffering. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant
ease to those across the globe, who are going through a lot of difficulty. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open their doors and grant them ease and May Allah bless every one of us. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, the topic I have been given to speak about this evening is our connection with revelation. There are two words connection and Revelation. The word connection is the bringing together of two things. In this particular case it is to bring us together with something and what is that thing we are supposed to be together with? That is Revelation. Revelation is made up of two primary aspects. The first is the word of Allah. The second is the entire life of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him on i O.
He does not utter a single word from his own whims and fancies. However, it is definitely definitely revelation that is revealed from Allah subhanho wa Taala whatever he says is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The difference between the two one is the word of Allah, which cannot be changed shall not be changed will not be changed the other is revealed from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the wording is that of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. If for example, I have conveyed the meaning of it, I will not be blameworthy if I have not exactly or accurately conveyed every single word although
it is my duty to try my best not to make a mistake, even in the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam when it comes to the Quran, a single blunder is not acceptable. You see, we had the Imam this evening recite a single blunder would not be acceptable. So the melodious recitation we heard is the aspect of the revelation that we want to discuss this evening. So from the two aspects of Revelation, we are going to only speak about one of them and that is the Quran. I'm not going to go into the broader details of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but I mentioned it because when we speak of Revelation, we must not think even for a moment that we're only talking of
the Quran, but rather Allah me for an hour mithuna humara, who the Prophet peace be upon him says, Behold, I have been given this Quran and together with it, something similar to it, he is referring to his entire lifestyle, his entire life, all his words, his actions, his confirmations, and every aspect of his living May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can follow the beautiful way of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and May He grant us the intercession of the Prophet peace be upon him on the day of the AMA, the day of judgment. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, I asked you a question. Are you connected to the Quran? You might say, Yes, I am. In what way? Subhan Allah? In what way? Do you realize that every one of us, myself included, can do much more to connect ourselves in a greater way to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. No matter who you are, no matter how much of the Quran you learn to memorize, no matter how much of the Quran you understand, no matter how much you put into practice, will law he a true moment is a person who realizes and understands that I can do more, I can actually improve, none of us are perfect. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to grant us that improvement on a daily basis. So this
is the word of Allah. Allah says in Surah Yunus
right at the beginning
I've been hacking these three words or letters that we heard right at the beginning. They are known as a rueful Macaca or the separated letters, none knows the meaning besides Allah.
Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, These are the verses of the Quran that is filled with wisdom. Whatever law is in the Quran, whatever rule comes from Allah, whether you understand it or not, whether I understand it or not, whether anyone understands it or not, it is filled with wisdom. If you believe you understand that no matter what if it comes from Allah, that is where I stopped Subhana Allah I surrendered to the word of Allah, I will adopt it, even if I don't comprehend it. That is the meaning of he man. We believe in Allah, the word of Allah. When he says something when he declares it, there we go, one
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or to mean him. It is not for a believing male or female, that when Allah or his or soon His Messenger, have declared something that they feel they have a choice in that regard. A true believer says when Allah said if I have no choice, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has declared it. I have no choice. That is when you're a true believer. May Allah make us as true as possible and may He forgive our shortcomings. So at the beginning of surah Yusuf Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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Allah says, Are the people surprised? Are they in amazement or amusement that we have actually revealed to a man from amongst them?
Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a part of the community in koresh. He was a part of the people of Mecca. He had his friends, he grew up just like you and I would obviously the best of creation, the most noble of all messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala without a doubt, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but my brothers and sisters, Allah chose for him to be in Mecca to grow up with people. He was known as a Sadiq. And I mean, the truthful, the most trustworthy, even prior to having received the Prophet would, because Allah knows that if the word and revelation is to come to a person, he has to be the best. He has to be known as truthful, if a person was known as a liar. If
a person was dishonest, what would be the integrity of the word that he came with claiming that this is from Allah, but he has not lied to you about wealth? And about the worldly materialistic items? Do you really think he's going to lie to you about that which is the unseen Subhana Allah. Today when people lie to us, a lot of the times they lie for a reason they want to gain something with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he did not lie. He was known as a person no matter what. He didn't lie. So Allah says other people surprise that we revealed to one from amongst them Subhana Allah This is the revelation we're talking about. Why do I speak about honesty and
trustworthiness? If you want to be connected to the revelation, you need to have honesty in you and you need to be trustworthy. If you don't have trustworthiness and honesty, there is no integrity, your connection with revelation shall be weak Subhan Allah when you want to achieve the Wi Fi on your phone, what do you do you go as close as possible to where it is being beamed from you don't stand very very far and expect yourself to receive a little bit Subhana Allah we all understand that language right? Mashallah. We know when it comes to the Quran, if you want to receive it, you need to be closest to its instruction. When the Quran tells us about truthfulness. Yeah. La Vina de la
Akuma saw the thing. Oh, you who believe be conscious of your maker. Be conscious of Allah and be with those who are truthful. Make sure that your company is those who are truthful, those who are
Honest those who have integrity, by your interaction with them you will also have that integrity. But when you mix with liars, people who deceive people who have bad habits and qualities, what would happen? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us Do you really think that your connection with the Quran is going to be developed when all your friends are disconnected from the Quran
none of them have the internet, but you want a strong signal, it's not going to work, you need to be close to the one
who is ready to tether for you. So Han Allah is ready to tether at any time unlimited. That is the same example if not the example I have given you is slightly weaker, but that of the Quran is higher. You should be even more concerned about your friends having a connection with the revelation because that is how you will improve your connection. So Abu Bakr, Siddiq, radi Allahu Allah, he knew that the Prophet peace be upon him was so truthful, that when he came back from Israel and Miraj and by the way, we actually believe that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him went from Mecca to bait and muck this in soul and spirit and body himself physically and he went up to the
seven heavens in a way that Allah knows best, but we believe, why do we believe we were told that's why we believe people might laugh, we don't mind. We're not bothered at their laughter. When they came back to Abu Bakr Siddiq, who was known as a good life. Man, that is his name. I always like to say this, when I speak about Abu Bakr Siddiq, Allah and my brothers, my beloved sisters, you need to know of illumine Masha Allah of the battle and he was the best of those to check this earth after the prophets of Allah. So it's important for you to know his first name. His father's name, isn't it? He was known as Abu Bakar, which is a pen name a kuhnian. In the Arabic language. His name was
Abdullah Wow, some of you might be hearing this for the first time. His name was Abdullah. I have asthma Illa Allah He Abdullah he was the most beloved names unto Allah Abdullah and Abdul Rahman. This is why if you come to the Muslims, you will find in a lot of cases when you say Abdullah, come here, about 4050 people will start walking in your direction. Mashallah.
It's a good sign it means the slave of Allah, may Allah make us not from amongst those whose name is slave of Allah, but we are not the slaves of Allah. Rather, may we be from among those who are the slaves of Allah, even if the name happens to be something else. I mean, so this man Abdullah, Heaven, Earth man, his father was Earth man, not a man of fun, obviously, those were colleagues, but his name was Earth man who was known as Abu hanifa.
So he was known as
the son of Abu hanifa. That was Abu Bakar. Okay, so let's get to what I was saying. This man, Abdullah northmen or abubaker, acidic rhodiola. And when the co founder of Quraysh tried to tell him that you know, what if a person were to claim that they're going from maca to bacon, mark this in soul and spirit and body, and then they went up to the seven heavens and came back in the same night within a short space of time, what would you say about it?
Now they are trying to instill in him, that which was doubtful, but he knew the moment they said, Your friend is claiming this. He said, If he is claiming this, I believe it Subhanallah I have no doubt he did not worry what the people thought about him. They could have thought he was crazy. He was mad. He didn't worry because he knew I am connected to Revelation in a way that it is not detachable at all. May Allah grant us that connection say amen.
So when you are with the truthful, you understand what the truth is, yeah, are you
are you who believe if you are conscious of Allah, He will grant you the ability, the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, he will grant you the criterion, the ability to tell the difference between what is correct and what is incorrect, what is dark and what is light, etc. But if you don't have the consciousness of Allah, you won't know what's right and wrong. When your company is terrible. The people around you are those who are not bothered about what the truth is. How do you expect to recognize the truth here Abu Bakr Siddiq are the long run and the companions they recognize the truth because their company was truthful.
May Allah grant us good friends, but more important than granting us good friends may
We'd be good friends to others. That is more important. Many of us we say, May Allah give us good company but rather what type of company are you, sister? What type of company are you? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make me from among those whom, when people interact with me, then they are in the best of company Subhana Allah the same for every one of us.
Work on your yourself, your character, your conduct, and you will find your connection with revelation will definitely increase. So here at the beginning of sort of universalizing whether people surprised are they surprised that we reveal to one from amongst them, to warn them
Subhana Allah about the goodness that is coming to those who believe the warning for those who disregard revelation from the beginning the time of Adam alayhis salam when Allah created men, he began revealing guidance to men. This is why Allah says, Yeah, he
was Shiva, Lima fill Sudoku. Oh, people are people, a reminder has come to you from your Lord.
And cure for that which is in the heart, the diseases, the sicknesses that lie within the chest.
So in it, there is a reminder, there is cure in this beautiful book, it is revelation from Allah, if you want to be cured from your maladies, your sicknesses, you need definitely to connect yourself to that revelation in a broad way.
Many of us have a very narrow understanding of our connection with revelation. If you have two or three core ons and talking of the most half, if you have two or three of these masahisa in your house nice, well looked after with a bookkeeper to look after the books, you know, people say I'm connected to the Quran and you come to my house, you can see a verse here, you can see the Quran there, you can see another one that side and we have a nice old one, you know, this is long, long gone from ages ago.
Is that your connection with the Quran? And you haven't even read the words, we have applications in our phones, but we don't make use of them. We will be asked on the day of tiama. What did you do, we made it so easy for you to read, to learn to have it to open it Subhan Allah
Sahaba of the Allahu anhu at that time, and those are our heroes. When someone says Who is your hero, you must take a name of one of the Sahaba
that will be a person you want to be like who is your role model, you say a name of one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, then you know that you are heading in the right direction. You know, you cannot say the name of an ordinary person amongst us in a big way, in the sense that maybe you might learn a thing or two, I might want to be like you in one or two things. But generally as a whole person, I have to have someone from among the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him. So my brothers and sisters, if you want to connect yourself with revelation, I will tell you something else. You need to connect yourself with the companions of the Prophet peace
be upon him because they lived through revelation.
They received it firsthand, from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if you want to have a deeper connection, you have to be connected to them, if you don't have a connection with them, and you are not bothered about their life and who they were and what they stood for, and their sacrifices, what they did, and so on. You won't even know that you don't have a connection with revelation because those people whom Allah chose to receive it, you don't even know who they are. You don't even have a link with them. May Allah grant us the true understanding of who the Sahaba of the Allah and whom were from among them. They were those who were told you are from Paradise, you
are from Paradise. Allah sha Allah sharina bilgin. The 10 who were given in one sitting as a list of names told that you are going to go to Jin soo Han Allah, and from among them, there were so many womma UDK Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala maluma shih tzu
Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressing the matter of the people of better he says, How do you know perhaps Allah has looked at the hearts of those who have participated in the Battle of battle and he told them, Do as you please Allah is pleased with you so can Allah.
Allah is pleased with you, do as you want.
If someone told us that Allah is pleased with you do what you want.
for them when they were told that voila he it made them more regular with Salah that's why they were told that when we are told that one wonders whether we are going to be here for Salah to refer to in the morning I was happy with me fellas let me sleep.
Forgive us may Allah be pleased with us keep trying keep striving. So we need to develop a connection with the companions and that is when we will be able to achieve a connection with revelation.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us regarding this Quran like I said, some people think that I just need to have the Quran and I need to have an app if I asked you how many of you have the app of the Quran on your phones, nearly all of us will put our hands up. But I want to tell you, that is not a winner because you've only fulfilled the first out of 10 steps. The first out of 10 steps to download the app to get that most have to be able to thereafter. Learn how to read recite the words of Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah learn how to recite, read the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala It is amazing. When a person reverts to Islam, they are taught certain things people say you have to
pray in Arabic. Now I want to correct that. Because prayer could mean
it could mean Salah when we as Muslims say we pray five times a day we are talking about Salah, which is a specific type of prayer. But when you say pray to Allah you are talking about dua, which is supplication, which can be in any language, supplication and Dr can be in any language. It can also be at times when we don't know how to communicate what we have inside of us to Allah, He will read what is in our heart Subhanallah he knows what is inside, even before you utter it. So when you say pray, if you're talking of supplication, any language you can pray in whatever you want
all the languages on Earth.
But when it comes to the five daily prayers, or the units of prayer known as Salah, which is calling out to Allah in a unique way, it starts with a specific Allahu Akbar, where you are declaring the greatness of Allah, it has to be in Arabic. It has to be in Arabic.
One might ask why.
Many, many reasons encyclopedias of reasons. Number one, Aren't you proud to utter the words of the Almighty he uttered them is asking you to repeat them Subhan Allah you have a loved one on Earth. If they are used to one phrase you will repeat the phrase as a slogan Why? Because I love this person as a slogan. I want to say the same word because I love this person. I know of the people who are into football by the way it will be Kiev on Saturday inshallah. But I know the people who are I know the people who are into football who will memorize the slogans just because they want to support someone kicking a ball, some Allah. You can't memorize Surah Fatiha. Allah forgive us. May Allah
forgive us. I'm sure we can. I'm sure we have. So we will consider it an honor to repeat the words of Allah
Alhamdulillah beenleigh me in
what beautiful words.
These are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's an honor to say these words they have cure in them they come your heart alladhina amanu
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boo boo, those who believe they are the ones who achieve the comfort of the heart and the calmness of the heart through the remembrance of Allah for indeed it is only through the remembrance of Allah that the hearts can achieve true comfort and calmness.
And what is the remembrance of Allah? The most powerful remembrance of Allah is the recitation of the Quran of Allah decree curato Quran, the best of the anchor is actually to repeat the words of Allah. He said them you are saying them, you see the calmness, Mashallah you listen to the melody, melodious recitation.
It's amazing how Allah says wa t Lu anata wa t la when you are reciting the Quran.
recite it with intonation with correctness with beautification of your voice. Part of your connection with revelation is to ensure that you are not ashamed of reciting it with a tune Subhana Allah
Male and female no matter who you are, you want to enjoy Don't be ashamed. One is for me to say,
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to be I lay him while a bond Lee, I've said it. Those are the words of the Quran definitely the words of Allah, definitely, they have the value. But if I want to connect myself further, so you're upon
me, you see the connection.
You see the connection. We want to connect ourselves with revelation by not being ashamed to donate that particular word of Allah because that is how you will feel something in your heart, your head will be raised. goosebumps alone Allahu zela accidental Hadi kita kita shabbiha Mehta, Annie
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Allah has revealed the best of speech, accidental Hadith, the book The Quran,
that has in its similar verses, this repetition of verses as well similarities and repetition in the Quran, and it is repeated as well many times. For example Surah Fatiha is known as a sub metheny, the seven verses that are often repeat it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us in this verse, that the skins of those who believe a titan with goosebumps, and thereafter, what happens, they are softened and the heart is softened towards the obedience of Allah, the remembrance of Allah. If you're a true believer, there has to be some recitation on the earth. That will give you goosebumps. And it's amazing how different recitals from across the globe recite in different tunes different
melodies. Every one of us our temperament is different in order to afford us the opportunity to connect just with the melody Subhan Allah
this year, Mashallah.
The organizers of this beautiful event have arranged for close to 60
of the various recitals and speakers to come into the cities and to go out to the various massages to help them connect with revelation to help them connect the beautiful reciters of the globe. If you want them voila, he they are at your doorstep. You can search for the massage behind me there is a poster with the names of some of the top readers on the globe.
So Pamela, what a gift of Allah Are you going to make an effort? You want to connect yourself, you choose the melody you love, you will have the recitals of your tastes, so to speak. you're connecting yourself with Allah. But my brothers and sisters, the recitation is one thing. More than that, we need to improve that recitation never stop no matter who you are. Whether it's myself or anyone else. Remember, to be corrected is an honor.
To be corrected is an honor especially when it comes to the word of Allah. I don't want to make a mistake.
I must be ready to take correction no matter what age I am. I heard the story yesterday, of a lady 60 years old who started learning the Koran and memorizing it. It took her 12 years at the age of 72. She completed the memorization of the Quran
starting at 16 and finishing 12 years later, you might ask why did it take so long? Whatever the reason was, Brother You are 40 years old. What did you do? So can Allah
Subhana Allah The first thing people ask is such a negative thing? How come it took so long? Well, she finished even if you took 15 years you would have been finished by now. So where are you? And remember something amazing with Allah in Albania, Malika lemare Manawa. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Every action shall be judged by its underlying intention and for a person is exactly what he intended. So if you intend today, and I asked all of you to look into this, you can make the promise.
Oh Allah. I am going to try to memorize one verse every day, one verse every week, ready 52 verses in the year.
one verse every week or one verse every day, so Han Allah trial started. If you were to die before you complete it for as long as you have the intention and dedication, Allah will write you from amongst Sahiba
He'll say this person has memorized the Quran because when you are doing something Allah looks at the underlying intention.
A person who always goes to the house of Allah and he's there for Salah one day something happened he was delayed His name is ticked off in the masjid.
that's the nia. That's the mercy of Allah. So you want to connect, start, you memorize, together with the memorization, there is something else listen to what Allah says
a book that we have revealed, speaking about the Quran, we have revealed it
a blessing bookmark, why did we reveal it? So Allah tells you, we revealed it in order that it's versus be funded over, in order that it's versus be studied. Leah who
has a very deep meaning it's not just understanding, it is going deep into the verse swimming in the ocean of knowledge. So Allah says, We revealed the Quran, a blessed book, in order that you go into each verses in order to study them in order to try your best to understand every aspect of them to think deeply about these verses when he attacked Cara Alba and it is a reminder for those with sound knowledge. You have sound knowledge, it will lead you to Revelation.
When Holly didn't really worried about the Allahu Allah
had already persecuted so many of the Muslims
and participated in battles where Muslims lost lives. A day came when the Prophet peace be upon him was addressing his brother in Al Madina, munawwara the brother's name was called willy nilly.
And the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam says murmee Sulu, Khalid in Islam, a man like Holly, he's so intelligent, he cannot be ignorant of the fact that Islam is the correct religion. When you are intelligent, it leads you to worshipping your maker alone. Subhana Allah,
very intelligent, extremely bright. The Prophet says he is such an intelligent man, a man like him, cannot be ignorant of the fact that this is the true religion, exactly as per the dua and the application of the Prophet peace be upon him where he says yes to be Hilah Allah will bring him sometime later Holly, the leader of the Allahu anhu comes into Madina, munawwara and everyone already knew why he is coming. Because they had already heard what the prophet peace be upon him said with his brother, as he came in, he had an issue, what was the issue?
He says, I have done a lot, a lot of negativity. When it comes to my life. I've committed sin. I perpetrated hideous crimes.
What will happen to all of that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is recorded to have said in Islam, I do blah, blah.
If you enter the fold of Islam, it will delete all the bad that you've done in the past. And I want to give you good news, my brothers and sisters, we must be all thinking to ourselves, well, if I enter the fold of Islam, all my bad is already wiped out. What if I'm a Muslim already, and I've done that question, isn't it?
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those who repent and do good deeds thereafter. These are the two conditions. You seek Allah's forgiveness and after you sought the forgiveness, you change your life. You do good deeds, your life has changed. Allah says you know what we will do for you. We will take all your bad deeds you did in the past, we won't just wipe them out. We're going to convert them into good and bring them on the right side of the scale on the Day of Judgment. That is because Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. The Most Merciful. I always think of an example to give to people to show the mercy of Allah and I promise you it's very difficult but
I can just let you know one thing that comes to my mind. You owe someone 100,000 dirhams. Okay?
You owe them 1000 100,000 if you were to go to them and say look, I can't pay please just wipe it up. What wipe out? What 100,000 dirhams you crazy? Unfortunately people know that interest is not permissible but they will charge it to you they say no, no, no, the more you delay the more you pay some hannula delay and pay
that's not okay. But we find muslimeen doing that. Imagine if they were to say no problem brother. You struggling 100,000 forgiven
and then you're so happy and so you can handle that. Oh wow. Masha Allah Allah bless you May Allah grant you may Allah open your doors. Why are you making a dua just because I said, Okay, make a draft for me before I said, Okay.
Well, that's man, someone does good. So then you say no, no, bless you. The guy who didn't do good, either no do
mela makers from those who reach out even to those who do bad the prophet SAW Selim used to make a look, he made a draft for Harley Davidson. Well, he didn't move here. Robbie Allah and what happened to this man, Allah brought him so when you see an enemy of Islamic dua that Allah brings them, Allah will bring them trust me, if you make it to our for those who dislike Islam, they've caused harm to Islam, the likes of google it
was prior to Islam and Omar rhodiola. And prior to Islam, look at the application of the Prophet peace be upon him and inshallah it will come.
So this man is told that you no longer owe me the money. He's so excited as he is going away. Come back, come back. He's worried now. He's worried. What is he worried about? I think this man's changed his mind. And the man says here is an envelope with another 100,000 in case you need it, it's yours. What?
What? I owed you the money you said it's okay. Now you took the equivalent amount and you're telling me it's okay, this is also yours. You know what? We would think if you're too sharp. I wish I borrowed 1 million from
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. Allah is more merciful than that you committed your whole life since Allah says the day you change your life and come to me I won't only wipe out the sins but the weight equivalent to those sins, I will convert them into good The reason is you changed your life for me.
Subhana Allah, my brothers and sisters, you want to be connected to Revelation. Quit the sense cut them out.
cut them out. Turn to Allah and Allah will open the doors of understanding for you. My UD de la hubby hiren
Deen whoever Allah once goodness for Allah opens the doors for that person Subhanallah of understanding the understanding of what this Deen the faith you need to separate yourself from sin in order to achieve the true connection to Revelation sometimes and I will give you an example.
You see Omar mill hapa is one example. There is another example of in the joshy the nexus of Amazonia known as us hammer that was his name. When they heard one or two verses of the Quran. What happened to them? They started crying. It moved them It shook them.
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my brothers and sisters we are muslimeen we have heard not one or two verses but the hundreds of verses the entire Quran cover to cover not once not twice but the hundreds of times in our lives have not moved.
When they heard one or two everything changed. We have had the whole cron nothing move we still committing the adultery we still gambling we still going into the pubs we still doing haram we still for example engaging in that which supposed to earn the anger of Allah but we hear the Quran it's in our cars it's everywhere else month of Ramadan comes in Mashallah it's the month of the Quran in order for us to speak about connecting with the Quran but you know what?
The adapter is the wrong size.
Imagine you have the latest iPhone and someone gives you a Samsung adapter says please charge your phone. How do you feel? That's what we are doing to the Quran. We have a beautiful word of Allah but the adapter is wrong. You need to cut a few of those teeth and make sure it's the right size, cut out the sin then you will plug in and Mashallah you are recharged by the help of Allah. That's how it works.
So my brothers and sisters,
we hear the whole crowd will not move. They had one or two verses they will move. Do you know why? They heard it with the question?
intention, that's all.
I give you one other example, connection to Revelation. Look, you see Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam May Allah grant us his company in general, say, amin, may Allah resurrect us with Him. May Allah make us from his companions in general. I mean, I mean,
but I want to tell you, wouldn't it be an honor? If he were to arrive here?
I know it's not happening. But I'm just saying, if he were to arrive here, wouldn't it be an honor for us to have been in his company, but I tell you what, there were people who were in his company, and they did not accept his message.
They were people who met him, they had the honor of talking to him, they didn't accept the message. We wonder where we would have been if we were alive at the time, but I can give you a quick gauge, ask yourself,
How important do I consider that which came to Muhammad peace be upon him? If you give great importance, then perhaps if you are alive at this time, you would have been on the right side.
But if you are not interested in the Quran, and the Sunnah, and when you hear those two words, you have a rash where you start scratching and itching, and you go away and you get irritated with people. In that case, if you were living at the time, one wonders where you would be, which side would you be on? Would you be with those whom they hear, they know, they see they interacted, but they didn't except,
you know, one beautiful quality of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him. You know what it was, it was that when they heard the verses recited, they immediately surrendered.
Without a doubt, when they were told, this is haraam they considered it Hara when they were told you've got to do this. They did that. They didn't delay.
So when Allah tells you to do something, and what is he telling you, he's telling you to purify your life, he's telling you to become a better person. He's telling me to pray hard. He's telling you to have hope. He's telling you to soften your heart. He's telling you to eradicate all the bad habits and qualities of the heart. And he's asking you to be the best person clean and pure. Take a look at the Islamic teachings. What are they all about? purity, cleanliness, inside out? clean.
That is the true connection with revelation. This is it. So you quit sin you will receive from Allah. You don't want to quit sin. How do you expect the Quran to have an impact on you? Well Hakim was sala de la Zakah da
da Kimmy, when Allah says establish your prayer, give out your dues, the do's known as xhaka, and bow with those who are bowing but we need to give we neither pray, nor are we working out our Zakah correctly and giving it nor are we bowing with those who bow what type of connection Do you want with that revelation?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us steadfastness May Allah open our doors. So inshallah we must make an effort to understand the book because Allah says we revealed it in order for it to be understood in order for it to be
studied very deeply, carefully study the Quran. You now know how to read it in sha Allah, you study the Quran, there is a point that I needed to complete and that was when we are reciting the Quran. inshallah, one of the reasons why it is in Arabic is because Allah says, In
the Kaaba in Allah hula, have you?
We have revealed this Koran, this reminder, and we will protect it. That protection is from every aspect of protection.
So if you leave the Koran, it's not like Allah needs you and I, in order to preserve the Quran, Allah says, what
a woman want to come, if you are going to turn away, will replace you with someone else. There's no shortage of people, some kind of law. You think I'm not going to read the Quran? Well, there are another 10 people in Africa who just started it yesterday because of you. What that means is, Allah deleted you. And he put another 10 who wants to be deleted from us? No one. So open the Koran and read it. If you don't obey Allah instruction. Allah says, We don't need you to obey us. You need to obey us. If you don't obey us. The Quran says Yes, we'll go home and we will replace you with other people. So there is another group of people replaced you. So Hannah law. I have seen this happening
with a lot of things where sometimes you have some power
of the world. And you see people drifting away from the dean, and we are all praying, we are all trying, you know, don't think Oh, those people are drifting away, look at yourself as well. Why are we talking about them drifting away, you might be drifting with them. It's like a person on a boat. And you know, the wave is coming and he's seeing the other side of the wave and he's seeing people who are drowning in the boats capsizing and he's saying, Oh, she look at those people. Their boat is capsizing Brother, brother, watch the wave that's coming to you. There's his capsizing. You better go that way. Put your life jacket on and start swimming. That's what happens to us. We say, look at
those people, they are so sinful, my brother, the wave is coming to you put on your life jacket quickly, because you're going to need to protect yourself.
So Allah says he can replace you we need this obedience. We definitely need this obedience. And this is how we will be able to please Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the most beautiful way he taps us, he reminds us he tells us to come closer and closer to him because he is adorable. He will gel and he made us, He created us.
When we are worshiping Allah, we will definitely be able to feel the goodness when we are trying to get closer to Allah, we will definitely be able to receive the goodness, we will feel the mercy of Allah, the impact of the word of Allah. So we learn it, we put it into practice as best as we can. And then we have one more duty, what is the duty?
convey the message, convey that message to others, it is your duty to convey it. Can I tell you, we are seated here today we are the owner of the Koran, right? We are the owner of the Quran, had it not been for the effort of those in every single generation to have learnt, understood, put into practice convey we would not have been seated here today.
We would not have been seated here today. So do you want your generations to be seated like this hundreds of years down the line perhaps in a bigger venue or a bigger house of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you do well there is an effort that is required from you. You need to connect yourself to this revelation in a complete way. What is the complete way? learning, understanding, putting into practice and conveying it to others that is complete connection.
May Allah grant it to us never be satisfied, sitting, sitting and just thinking to yourself, you know what? I'm okay, I'm fine. I know everything I know how to read him. I know its meaning. Keep on improving.
So Allah says I will protect those, I will protect my revelation. Now I want to let you know of something very interesting.
If Allah tells you he is going to protect the revelation.
There are so many ways he's going to do that in every single way he's going to do it. So much so that if you make an effort to learn the word of Allah as it was revealed, and you've placed that in your heart, Allah will protect you.
As a result of that.
Let me give you a little example.
If I were to give you a diamond with a million dollars
and I were to tell you take this time
with how much $1 million you have the diamonds.
If you are walking out of here I will have to tell you hang on. Let me give you six bodyguards because you know what this diamond is 1 million anyone can come and snatch it from you and anything can happen so we need to protect you because you have something very valuable within and you know what you can walk now you're walking. As you're walking, everyone will know this is the guy with the diamond. Why? Because there are six Gods six gods and we can see them
and if the gods are gone, they will come and attack you nowadays imagine you have a
diamond the size they tell you a million dollars
you will have those guards in walk all over making sure that you protect the diamond every little while you checking it make sure it's the same one you're going to know you know it's not a fake some handle. It's the same one. It's okay It's there.
I promise you the Quran is more valuable than any diamond
and this value
and when you have made an effort to have that in your heart As a result, a lower look after you
the Kava in Allahu Allah happy moon. I read this verse for the second time. Now. Allah says we have revealed this book and we will protect it. So if you are going to try and memorize
The word of Allah Allah is going to protect you as a result. So all of us need need to make an effort inshallah we memorize the surah to sutras. So, imagine the power of this is
when you start your prayer, your five daily prayers a lot,
no matter who you are, there is a minimum requirement, what is the minimum requirement, you need to know Surah Al Fatiha, which is the opening surah chapter of the Quran very easy to learn. And you also need to know one or two other short chapters such as Alas, perhaps alkota, perhaps a few other suitors, am I right? So you need to know that as a minimum. When someone reverts to Islam, we try to tell them, let's try our best to learn this ASAP. Let's learn it. They might say Why do I have to learn it? When I don't understand it? Well, there is no harm, you need to know its meaning as well. But you have to memorize the exact words because these are the words of Allah. As for the
translation, it's the attempt of men to explain to you what Allah is saying. But that's an attempt of men this year is the word of Allah.
And by you learning it by heart, you have contributed towards the protection of the Quran in its original form. Have you thought of that? So if you were to go to China, or you were to go to any country, and you were to read the Quran, you might not be able to speak in Chinese you may not know the meaning of Neha, for example. But what you will definitely know is if anyone was to make a mistake in Surah Fatiha without being able to communicate with them, you can correct them.
That's a miracle of Allah. Why is the word of Allah? Do you understand it? Well, I'm finding difficult to really understand the words, but I know what it is. If you say Alhamdulillah hear a B, and you make a mistake, saying Allah moon instead of Allah mean I'm going to pounce on you. Why? Because I know it's Allah mean, come on. But when did you convert to Islam? Last week? Subhana. Allah in one week, you already know charlamagne Yes, I do. Because that's the word of Allah and as a Muslim, it is my contribution towards the protection of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Every one of us needs to be proud of the fact that we have some of the Quran in our hearts. Now it's our
duty to connect with it.
Be happy, Allah has chosen you all, without exception, all of you, you are chosen, what do you have? You have a man by virtue of that Imagine you have Surah Fatiha by virtue of that you have what? A few other sutras maybe a little bit more. Some of us might know Satya seen and, and Al mulk, and a few others, somehow Allah, how Allah chose you. That's why Allah chose you. But you need to know that Allah chose you. When you get that diamond, it might be a little bit dirty. It might look like a stone to you. But if you know you're an expert, and you clean it, you wash it or you are told what will happen. You start valuing it. All of us have that diamonds,
the man but unfortunately some of us haven't recognized
what it's all about its true value. You don't know the Quran that you have in your midst, you don't realize its true value. Because why you need to polish it. You need to check it you need to hold it in a beautiful way. You need to make sure that you understand what it's all about, then you know its value. Once you know its value, I promise you the sweetness of that Koran will lead you to genital DOS
and this is why
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the person who made an effort with the Quran is known as sahiwal Koran, the one who is always with the Quran. He will be told on the Delta Gamma re you call Elisa he will pour Ernie tequila till Kama concetto dounia for in lemon silica in the city is
a person of the Quran will be told read and ascend, read and go up you are in paradise you are in Jenna you're going to Jenna but we want you we want to determine your rank you see Jenna is ranks, some will be very high May Allah grant us the highest of the high I mean,
you know when you aim you aim for the top, then where you get inshallah We will be happy. But we're aiming right at the top in sha Allah, Allah May Allah granted to so the person who was busy with the Quran his entire life, he will be told you know what we
are going to read and what will happen. Go up, read and ascend.
Read in the same way you used to read when you will on Earth, comma, contact rock to feed dunya that's a that's a point that I can speak on for a whole half an hour, but let me explain it to you in two minutes.
You see, when we read in this world, what did I say moments ago, don't be ashamed of beautifying your voice. Because on the Day of Judgment, there's going to be no other way that you will be able to read besides the way that you used to read on Earth. So he beautifully when the Imams are leading taraweeh we as the people behind them should tell them slow down, calm down, read beautifully, because on the Day of Judgment, you are not going to be able to read in any other way, besides the way you used to read on Earth. The evidence of it is in the statement of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to come to COVID dunya. If you understand that in Arabic, it means recite the way you
used to recite when you were on Earth.
So take your time, this is why I feel sorry for those YouTube clippers, the ones that finish their Salah in two minutes and everything is done, how they read.
Have you seen it? You just have to Google Ferrari tarawih.
Allah forgive us.
How will they read in front of Allah what a disaster, what a disaster all of us here. Remember one thing Allah has not asked you for quantity more than he has for quality. It's the quality.
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a eucom San Juan Allah, He has created death and life in order to test you who from amongst you has better deeds, not more deeds, better deeds, your quality. So this is why we say
that the person will continue to go up until the time when he gets stuck when he is stuck and he cannot proceed further. That is his level. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can read from the beginning right to the end so that we can make it all the way to the top May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless. So my brothers and sisters, I have spoken for 56 minutes. And I asked Allah to make me from those who can connect with the Quran more, it's the month of the Quran. Don't just listen to the recitation. When you have a disc, or something playing or you're listening to a clip on YouTube, do yourself a favor. By repeating what you're hearing that is powerful. There is a great
reward to listen to the Quran. But there is an even greater reward to read it. So imagine you're listening to a beautiful recital and you're slowly whispering the words with that recital, isn't it much better, you are achieving both, you're getting both you're connecting more. And on top of that, try and look at the meaning of it. We are so fortunate nowadays we have the screens on YouTube while you're listening you can see the meaning Mashallah and when see the meaning that's not it. Go deeper into the deeper meanings and put them into your lives conveyed to others in a way that by the will of Allah We will also be from among those who have contributed in a great way towards this beautiful
Deen and the revelation, progressing into the next generations so that Allah is pleased with us, I promise you, those who are connected to the word of Allah, their life is calm. Those who are distinct from the word of Allah, their lives cannot become. So this is why if you want to calmness, connect yourself to the word of Allah. Have that Quran wherever you go read it, hear it, recite it, talk about it, and enjoy the beautiful words of Allah. Finally, I want to say this is the month of Ramadan, the month of the Quran. Let's make an effort to attend the massage and listen and read with a happy heart. You know don't have Listen carefully. Don't have a preoccupation. When you come into
the house of Allah. It's Allah and Allah alone. You know why? It might be your last Salah your last chance to worship Allah, maybe our lives are going to be taken away. As we walk out. Some of us might go we may not go now but one day it will happen how many of us have seen clips of people who've passed away in the masjid Institute? In the house, there was an Imam in one of the masajid You must have seen he passed away after leaving the Salah. He turned around moments later he dropped I'm sure you saw the clip right?
We all say oh like give me the death but you're never in the muskie
you're never in the masjid Allah grant me death Institute but you're not reading such you're not reading Salah. So how are you Institute? I remember one boy and this is true. One boy told me no I asked Allah to give me death in Salah. I suppose you don't read Salah. He says I can see my drive is accepted I will prolong my life.
How do we think?
Imagine the way people's minds operate today. May Allah forgive us. We are not like that. We will read the Quran and we will ask Allah to grant us a blessing get the most important thing. May Allah be pleased with us the day he takes us away akula kolyada Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah handyscan
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