Channel: Mufti Menk
19th April 2013, Hong Kong.
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Muhammad Sallallahu ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. A woman
in Isla Medina.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless his entire household and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all his companions and we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless every single one of us and to grant us all goodness,
beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.
The topic I've been given to discuss this afternoon is the impact of the Quran. The Quran, as you know, is a heavenly book revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over a period of 23 years.
And if we take a look at this revelation, we will find that it is the word of the Creator and this is why it has the strongest impact upon creation, not only men and jinn, but even plantation and the surroundings are impacted by the Quran.
If you look at the first verses that were revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You will find that Mohammed May peace be upon him, was in this cave known as hell.
When the angel Gabriel Gabriel Alayhi Salam came to him and he says
it Bara read, I'm sure you know that was the first word why read? Because reading
is of utmost importance. But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unlettered Allah had chosen it such that he was unable to read or write.
He did not learn how to read or write like Allah says in the Quran.
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you did not use to read, recite.
You did not use to read.
Nor did you use to write before the score on so that the doubters would be able to say something they cannot doubt the revelation because you did not read it from elsewhere, nor did you write it. This is a miracle of the Quran. So when he was told
he was 40 years old and honest, man, very honest. It's not easy for us today. If you're 40 years old, and someone says, Can you please send out a little message. And suddenly, a person tells you, I don't know how to use a mobile phone. 14 years old, you want to admit that you don't know. You know, some people would actually read the newspaper, in a language they don't know to pretend that they know it. And the only way they would know how to put it. The proper way around is through the photographs. So if there are no photographs, they might be holding that newspaper the other way around. People would laugh at them. What are you doing?
But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was an honest, upright man. Immediately he said ma Vitara I'm not a reader. I don't read, which means unlettered.
Amazing, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sorry, I'm not satisfied with this microphone. Yes.
It's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala
has blessed the Muslim oma by revealing the book to a man who was unlimited yet he could read into situations better than myself and yourselves. And he was a person who was the most highly educated by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Although one thing was missing in that was the ability to read and write. So for someone to say he was uneducated is wrong because look at what he came with. He was educated by Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Quran is the source of all knowledge. And to this day with us who are able to read and write. Anyone who does not read thoroughly is a fool. Anyone who does not read thoroughly is a fool we need to read to understand, understand your duty, understand others
understand where they come from, understand who they are under.
Stand your duty and your interaction with people and your duty unto your maker. This is what will make you a better person. So today when they say this man is uneducated, they thinking of a barbaric person, perhaps from one corner of the Third World and so on. And when they say this guy has a PhD, they talking of someone who's been to college for so many years. But do you know something? Sometimes, someone with a PhD, could actually be
having less common sense than a person who did not really go to school, it happens to this day, where you have a person who's highly qualified. And yet the common sense they don't have not at all, they cannot add one on one. I always say sometimes PhD holders are so fascinated with their degrees, that they say two and two makes five.
They put two and two together and they tell you this is five, it happens and it is happening on a global level. May Allah bless us all May He grant us the wisdom, the knowledge, the education, the ability to really read and write, and may make us from those who can benefit. So the first word,
it has an impact on all of us. That's the first word. And that impact is, it is the root of who you are as a Muslim, who you are as a human being. The message is for humanity at large mankind, Jin Chi. So ekra and I want to invite you to read not only read the Quran,
read the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but read as much as you can, so that you can educate yourself, you know, they say Subhana Allah and this is amazing that if you just listen to someone, without verifying, and without authenticating, a story they have or without authenticating, perhaps and eration they have, you may begin to believe something that is absolutely untrue. Or you may begin to divert yourself thinking that you've benefited in a big way.
Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us use your common sense. Use your mind, use your brain. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. Let's take a quick look at what happened thereafter. When Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam received the first verses, Accra, the order to read and the instruction to continue reading in the name of your Abba, who has created you from a clot of blood and so on. Thereafter, he came down from that mount and he rushed to his wife Khadija been to Hawaii
and he told her what happened. He says,
This is what happened. jabril came to me and he took me he embraced me he released me he repeated the words again and again and so on. And she said,
Can Allah hilarya physique Allahu Abaddon Nay, Allah will never ever let you down. You will never ever be from amongst those whose let down or who is destroyed by Allah who receives negativity. Why? Because you are a person who fulfills the rights of your neighbor, you are the one who fulfills the rights of the families, and meaning you look into family ties and maintain them in the best way you help the orphans and the widows, you are adjust upright on this person. So Allah will not let you down to Panama. And she then took him to one of her cousin's water could be no fun. And the story continues, but to take a look at Khadija herself and how this initial revelation impacted on her she
knew it was the truth because it came from a truthful man. And she knew that he was such a good man that Allah would not allow for him to be from amongst those who was affected negatively by this beautiful message of the Quran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, and May He grant us the positivity of the Quran. So that is just the beginning of Revelation. If we take a look at another incident that occurred not a long time after that, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was instructed to gather the people and to warn them. Yeah.
Oh, you who is enveloped in garments, get up and warn the people warn them about what about the fact that they need to answer to their maker the answer ability, they will answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When these verses were revealed, it took the data and the propagation to a new level. And that was the level of open call where Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam called his
tribesmen and the people of Mecca selected people of Mecca, to the Mount Safa and when he gathered them there, remember he was known as us
Sadiq Khan Ameen the trustworthy, the honest one.
When he gathered them there, he asked them a question he said, You on the side of the mountain, if I were to inform you that the enemy is on the other side of the mountain, would you believe me? Simple question.
It's a question of integrity and honesty. If I were to tell you,
whilst you are on this side, that on the other side, there is an enemy, would you believe me? Immediately, the leaders of maca and the machinery key in the polytheists. And all of those relatives who are gathered there, they said, Yes, indeed, you are a truthful man. We know you as a surgical I mean, the truth will be honest. So he says, while I want to warn you of a punishment that is about to come, if you continue in your bad ways and habits.
And I want to inform you, and I want to
tell you about the fact that I am sent to you in order to guide you to the believing in what Allah subhanho wa Taala Believe in your makeup, worship Him alone, and I am a messenger unto you. Immediately people started saying things immediately people started saying he's a liar. He's a traitor. He's a magician. He's a womanizer. He's behind money. He's behind this and behind that. And one man whose name was Abu lahab, who was one of the uncles of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. He says chub Bella, aka Muhammad Ali hada jamatkhana
we can translate that as woe be unto you or destruction unto you. Oh, Mohammed, Is this why you gathered all of us here? You know we are VIPs important people, you gathering us just to tell us that you're a messenger. Who do you think you are destruction unto you? Is this why you gathered us here? What happened?
As a result, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed one entire surah
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Amazing. Amazing. I'll give you a little bit of homework to check the meaning of that in Sharla. But at the same time, let me tell you the gist of it. Allah revealed versus saying, destruction be upon both of the hands all the abilities and capabilities of this Abu lahab.
A great destruction be upon him. He used the same word de Bella kya, Mohammed and Allah revealed versus Tibet yetta Abdullah bin wa.
And the verses continued.
And do you know what the impact was the little children of Makkah, memorize these verses, and they enjoyed repeating them because of how beautiful they sounded. And because of how they arrived, and because of the powerful meaning of it, so this man could not stop the impact of the Quran. And he was shocked because as one of the top leaders of Mecca who just insulted the Messenger of Allah, Allah decided to choose this impact of the Quran that was on the hearts of the little children of Mecca who were innocent to repeat these verses because they love them. And so he didn't know where to put his face. Everyone is saying, but Jada Abdullah, have you?
Ever low aka Allahu Akbar, look at this. See the impact of the Quran.
It is such that Allah subhanahu wa Genesis, God is sovereign.
We have indeed made this forum very easy to understand anyone from amongst you willing to do that willing to try and understand it. We have indeed made this forum very easy to memorize any one of you ready to try and memorize it? Mashallah, in our midst, I'm sure we have so many people who have memorized the Quran. And I'm sure all of us or most of us, if not all of us have memorized at least so to put up your hands if you memorize Surah Fatiha that's 99.99% if not 100 Subhan Allah. So the Quran has such an impact. It's easy to memorize. You've all just confirmed with me that you've memorized. Now I want you to put up your hand if you speak the Arabic language put up your hand.
So Kerala, less than 2% of us was re Subhana Allah some are saying you know 5050 Some analysts also come see concern so panela To be honest, that is the impact of the Quran. You don't speak Arabic, but you know it, you have memorized it.
That's the word of Allah. People say why don't we sideline the Arabic because we don't know it. And why don't we just look at the English and memorize the English The reality is English cannot be memorized even by its own author. If someone were to write a book or you were to write a page in English to memorize it completely top to bottom, may be depending on how dedicated you are, you might struggle and get that but the others will never be able to do that. And if it was more than a page, I don't think you will do it as well. So Allah the Quran, it becomes strong it enters the heart, whether you know the Arabic language or not is besides the point you will be finding it very,
very easy to memorize the reason why we cannot delete the Arabic That is the word of Allah, He spoke it the English is only an attempt to try and translate what the translator believes is the best or the most accurate way of explaining what Allah is saying. This is why normally we have taught we are taught as Muslim mean, if you want to translate the word of Allah, ensure that you have the Arabic on one side and the English and make sure that you have said this is a translation why the Arabic on one side because the confirmed word of Allah This is it. I will memorize it as is. It has a bigger impact than anything else in existence in speech. bigger impact if someone says this speech is
powerful, one of the reasons why because the Quran is mentioned in it if it has something to do with your spirituality, from the Quran, from the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. It has a different impact. I'm sure you would notice Muslims and non Muslims. If I were to recite a verse during my speech in the Arabic language, it creates a totally different feeling it has an impact that you definitely bear witness to May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So this is the Quran. Allah is telling us we have made it easy for you to memorize. Have you memorized it? We have made it easy to understand, have you attempted to understand it?
So I challenge you with both these challenges, brothers and sisters, how many of us are ready to memorize a little bit more than we have already memorized? So Pamela, it has such a big impact there. We have so many hands on hamdulillah May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us all and may He open our doors? One more? How many of us are ready to make an effort to understand it yet? We do not understand much. Marsha lives in most of the hands there Alhamdulillah. Do you know do you know? That Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the Quran for us to look into its verses and ponder deeply over them. That is the duty of a Muslim Kitab en
a book we have revealed unto you blessing in order that you may ponder very deeply overexpresses Subhan Allah
a book that we have revealed to you a blessing in order that you may ponder very deeply over its verses and for it to act as a reminder for those with sound intellect, that's what Allah says. So if you have sound intellect, it will act as a reminder for you to be the best human being possible. And at the same time, prepare for the day you meet with Allah. Amazing.
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says Hieronymus And Pharaoh homeliness. Have you ever heard that ad? When he says, the best of people are those who are most beneficial to the rest of the people? Ask yourself, how much am I benefited the rest of the people? Like I always say, even the non Muslims, how have you benefited them? Every non Muslim is a potential Muslim. That's how we look at them. Every non Muslim is a potential Muslim.
Have you helped in any way to try and benefit a non Muslim so that they can see the beauty of Islam so that they can see that at least? Islam is a heavenly religion, so that they can see at least that this is really something I need to consider. If the answer is no, oh, you haven't understood the Quran. You haven't understood the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala or his messenger. Like we say, it's about time we as Muslim men looked into the Quran.
And we pondered very deeply over its verses because Allah warns us yet in another verse, he says,
Will they not? Will they not ponder very deeply over the verses of the Quran.
Are the locks of the Koran on their hearts? What are the locks of the Quran let me give you an example.
Some people will study one or two verses of the Quran, it will have such a big impact on them that their lives will change positively. And some people will read the Quran from cover to cover and it has no impact on them. cover to cover. Why? Because of the sincerity levels, because of the level of the heart, because of the genuineness, because they are not looking at it with the right eyes. SubhanAllah
I can give you a few examples. powerful example. There was a man, an enemy of Islam, one of the strongest and most powerful enemies of Islam.
His name was on a panel
of the Ummah and later to be known as he was such an enemy of Islam, that people they take the name of Islam in his presence, or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in his presence, and people dare take his name. He was such a powerful man. He was known to be ruthless. And he was known to be a person you had to stay away from. This was when they saw him walking. They were frightened,
And so one day he decided, let me get rid of this, Mohammed, you know, he's in Makkah, and he's really contaminating everyone's mind. Now, why did he think that? Because he did not read. That's the reason. Today, the non Muslims think Islam is bad, or people from amongst the Muslims are bad because they don't read the minute they read, they will know otherwise. This is what we say the minute they read, they will know otherwise, that's what happened to him.
He did not read. So he had really a belief in his heart in his mind that this is barbaric. And this man is useless. And these come with rules and regulations in order to destroy everyone, and to do this and that. And he decided let me go and get rid of him. So he takes his sword. And he walks out of his house. And a man meets him and says, Wow, I'm reading danger here. Something wrong. So he says, Where are you going? He said, I'm going to Mohammed, I want to now get rid of him. And that's it. He says, Well, you know what your sister has accepted his call. Why don't you start with her? Why don't you go to her home. This was a way of trying to get him to divert a little bit. He said,
Good idea. Let me go there first. So he ends up at his sister's home when he enters the home. He notices or he knocks on the door and A while later The door opens and he notices or he senses there was some Helter Skelter there, you know? Which means people seem to have hidden something they were perhaps doing there is an uneasy feeling here. What were you guys doing? What were you doing?
Nothing. What is it? You thought you No, no, he began to beat his sister up. Fatima, mental hubbub, Gabriella Anna, he was so upset, he began to beat her up until she bled.
And when he saw this blood, some of the generations make mention of how he felt this feeling within him, What am I doing? This is my sister. What am I doing? So what, you know, today we teach across the globe, we teach everyone saying you have a few differences.
You know, instead of becoming violent about them, you need to discuss your differences. And sometimes you need to agree to disagree. You are a human being your life in this world is short, perhaps 60 to 70 years as per the saying of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So achieve something meaningful, touch the lives of others in the most blessed way. Teach them some goodness, you might you will have differences even with your own spouse. Does that mean everyone who or if we had to say everyone who has a difference with their spouse, divorce them, none of us would be married? Do you know that?
Not one. So we are taught to understand each other. So a lot of Bob looks, he sees this blood? And he says no Tell me what is it you were doing? And they said look, we were reading the Quran, we have it on a little parchment. And you know, we this is what was happening. Okay, give it to me he calmed down a little bit. I want to read it well, you need to cleanse yourself and He cleanses himself he came, they gave him this little piece of, you know, the parchment that it was written on a little skin or a piece of wooden material that it was written on whatever it was at the time.
And he looks into it and do you know, he read not more than four verses the opening verses of Surah Taha Let me read them for you. These impacted on him to the degree that he began to cry.
Baja, you asked me What's the meaning of that? I have to tell you the famous statement. Allah alone knows it is to draw the attention of the people who think they are very eloquent. There is only one small little aspect of it. But if you were to ask me what the precise meaning of it is, I will tell you Allah has kept it with his knowledge. Ah ha. And you know why? Let me give you a little info. The reason is we talking about the impact of the Quran. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was the most eloquent, although he couldn't read or write, most eloquent, they really loved the speech that came from his mouth. Subhana Allah, they loved it, they could not deny it. I'll give you a story in a few
moments of something else that happened where his own enemies had to admit a there's something here, so have a lot. This is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So they said, This man is so eloquent, so eloquent, and they said, Do not listen to him. The reason is, if you listen to him, he has such a big impact on anyone that they become more or less possessed stuff in love. So what Carla Levine aka
Allah says, the disbelievers at the time, you know what they said, Do not listen to this plan. Do not listen to this go on. And whenever it is being recited, make a noise so that you can be the winners. Up to today the statement is repeated don't listen to the Quran. If you listen to him, you lose. If if you if you have a Koran in your home, your parents will tell you Hey, what are you planning to do here? What are you planning to do here?
If you have a Koran in your bag, people start thinking, Hey, what's going on here, up to today, they will tell you don't read it, because it has the truth in it. So hon Allah and the truth has its own impact. It has its own power, it does not mean my power of yours, it has its own power. So the kuffaar are saying do not listen to the Quran. Why didn't they say do not read the Quran, because the bulk of them were unlimited money.
Allah sent to a group of people or to the to the unlimited a messenger from amongst them, which means the bulk of them were unlimited. So this is why Allah says, The kuffaar said, don't read the Quran, make noise while it is being read, read so that you will be the winners, you will overcome the others love Allah I call on the globe to read the Quran. Just read it, understand it, and read it with an objective mind to try and understand what is being said, you know, not with a lopsided mind where I'm looking for all those places where it says, you know, bombed the world and so on. That is not Islam. And it's not even a part of Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So
if you look at Omar, Bill hapa, he opened with these verses Baja, I was saying moments ago, they used to listen to this most eloquent men. So when they heard him,
they were told to put their fingers into their ears.
They were told, put your fingers into your ears, so that you don't listen to it.
So what Allah subhanho wa Taala did the verses in Makkah at that time they were short and sharp, very short and sharp. Take a look at Baja. So people were expecting a very eloquent statement. And suddenly, he says,
what does that mean? And they want to put their fingers into their ears. But the verse is over. It's a verse. It's finished, it's gone. So what was the impact of it? Wow, well, no point now in putting our fingers in our ears. It's over. But what does that mean? So now they're talking about it amongst themselves? What does it mean? This man supposed to be eloquent? Imagine if you were told, oh, there's a guy coming to speak to you from Zimbabwe. And he speaks really, really, you know, good. And so on. All there is a person who is a professor in the English language coming to talk to you. And he says, Why? Oh?
What happened? You're gonna tell yourself What's he trying to prove? What did he just do? Is he making a fool of himself?
Yes, that's what you would say. That's what I would say. But the reality is when it comes to the Quran, when Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed blessed verses, which have separated letters in them.
Definitely one thing that happened as a result was it drew the attention of the most eloquent of the atoms, and they came in and they then looked at much more of it.
than just those two separated letters. This is why every surah that starts with separated letters was revealed in Makkah, besides the first two Alif Lam Meem and bacharan Allah,
every one of them, which has separated letters, close your eyes and say this was reviewed in your right. Did you know that? Because this was a miracle, it had an impact. So when I heard it, or he read it, he looked at it. And after that, the next line had an answer to a question that was in his on his mind for a long time. And it is on the mind of a lot of the non Muslims today, and it is on the minds of some of the weaker Muslims. What is the question? Oh, there are too many rules and regulations in Islam, nice Legion. But Whoa, I don't want to give up pork. And I don't want to give up this and I don't want to, I want to enjoy life. I want to enjoy life. My brother, my sister, you
are looking for happiness, where happiness comes by following the ingredients of happiness and the method of how to achieve it. I cannot bake a cake if I were to put face powder or Johnson's baby powder instead of flour, although the two look the same.
So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us we have revealed the Quran to you not in order for it to be a point of your sadness or difficulty or your bad luck or a point of destruction. Now
we have not revealed this Quran to you in order for it to be a means of difficulty for you. No, it is in fact a means of your salvation. It is in fact a revelation from the one who created the heavens and the skies and the air Subhan Allah. So when I read this, he says, oh, whoa, all these rules and regulations, everything and at that time, they will not many rules and regulations, more of them came later on. So Allah says mommsen, Allah kelco analytische. It is only a reminder, Allah says we have not revealed this plan for it to be a point of uneasiness or difficulty for you. In fact, it is a revelation. Or it is a reminder for those who fear those who have a heart. This is why
I say you look at the Quran with a good heart. Now Omar is looking at it with a good heart, he was told there, it is a reminder for those with humility, those with the fear of Allah, those who are conscious of who they are, where they are, where they are heading.
So he looks at it, he begins to cry, he's trembling.
How many verses not more than just a few. Four. And he says, Take me to Mohammed, I'd like to go and embrace Islam. My brothers and sisters, a man who was about to kill Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read, for the first time for little verses of the Quran, the impact it had on him because he looked at it with the correct heart. And the correct eyes was so powerful that he started trembling and he's asking to go to Mohammed, may peace be upon him in order for him to now accept the message. That's the impact of reading. That is the power of reading. That is the power of knowing the truth with the correct heart. And I say this to a global audience. Believe me, if you were to read with an
open heart, you would find the truth very, very easily. But if you do not read and you're just a person who follows the flow, you will also be from amongst those who has these bad thoughts that are incorrect, inaccurate, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla protect us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala had revealed those verses they impacted on Ahmad let me quickly tell you what happened. They will take into the house of an upcoming outcome of the Allah and where Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had was gathered with some of his companions, and Hamza bin Abdul muttalib was standing at the door. He was standing at the door and they remember that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had made a prayer he made a little supplication earlier on Allahumma is an Islamic dilemma in Allah, Grant strength, strengthen this deal, strengthen Islam, through the acceptance of Islam have one of these, well looked up to people of orange either a sham who was known as Abu jihad, or amagno hapa.
Who was this man we are talking about? And when he saw Bob coming in
and asking to come in,
Hamza bin Abdulmutallab made a prayer, little supplication. He says, Oh Allah, this is Rama. If he is coming with a good intention,
if you intend goodness for him, guide him to the dean and you read the lobby when you sleep. If Allah wants goodness from him, he will accept the dean and if he intends anything otherwise, then let it
be easy for us to overpower him.
And so when he was allowed to enter Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam seated in the midst of his companions, and Allah who comes in and suddenly declares imagine everyone's waiting for some statement and people are worried, wow, almost just walked in, they know who he was. Those four verses impacted such that he says jasola la iniciativa La ilaha illallah wa
rasuluh or messenger of Allah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and I bear witness that you are the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They were shocked. They were in tears, they were crying, they were declaring the greatness of Allah.
Amazing. How did this happen? The impact of the Quran four verses I want to pause there for a moment, we read the Quran cover to cover, don't worry, we read its meaning Mashallah, I hope we will read it with a little bit more concentration and more deep pondering in Sharla. But we read it cover to cover sometimes, and we covered it in the month of Ramadan by listening to it in taraweeh. Sometimes it has not impacted upon us at all. We have not even quit the adultery, we've been committing the gambling we've been doing the intoxicants we've been taking, and so many other bad habits, the pornography we might be hooked onto, we cannot even quit these small little things.
Why? Because we've not read it with the right heart. We've not looked at it with the correct eyes, the enemies of Islam looked at it with the correct eyes and they were guided never to look at misguidance again, today, the reverse to Islam I'd like to think are sometimes much more powerful in faith and belief than those who are born Muslims.
I find this because they have seen the darkness. And they know they looked at the Quran with the right eye. They look at you and they say But hang on. You guys are Muslims. You're supposed to be people who understand the gift you're upon. Islam is the fastest growing religion. Even though it's difficult to even confirm today that you're a Muslim. It is today the person accepts Islam.
It is so difficult for them because the whole world will look at them starting with their own family members in most cases, with such an evil eye. What's wrong with you? Are you crazy?
But still Islam is the fastest growing because there are people out there who are reading they are not foolish and they are looking at it with a good heart and with the right eyes.
So I call on you. It's about time we read a few verses that woke us up, shook us. Let me give you another example.
When Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in Makkah
used to read the Quran in the evenings
in the dark.
The kuffar the leaders of Quraysh they used to tell everyone don't listen to this word, don't listen to it at all. And they used to silently without anyone knowing or thinking that no one is knowing he used to tiptoe and go right to his place and listen to the beautiful recitation of the Quran. Remember, these were Arab, so they understood exactly what was being said. So he used to read and they used to listen, who were they three names I mentioned alakina signatura, Abu Jordan, Abu Sufyan, three names I mentioned
They went at night the first night, none of them knew that the other was also around listening. In the darkness, they didn't know.
And when they finished, they got up and they were walking away and they bumped into each other. Hey, what are you doing here this time of the night?
Hey, what are you doing here at this time of the night? What are you doing here this time of the night? It's like a guy saying you know what?
That will give you an example on a lighter note. It's like a guy saying Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, do you know how many Muslims are in that nightclub?
Brother How do you know Christian wow he tells you know I was there to take out my son wow we all know about the sons that were taken out. Now Allah protect us all so this is what was happening to these three one tells the other What are you doing here? He says what what are you doing here? And the third one says What about you? And they all admitted okay look, we came here to listen to this it was you know, it was something else amazing. Okay, promise you never going to come back again. We promised by our gods and our idols will never be back here again. Come on. We are leaders here. If we are seen here, it's a big insult you know.
You know, for a leader to enter the fold of Islam today. Just imagine you have to hear a world leader embracing Islam. Whoo, that is something he will he will really have to be a solid strong Muslim because to be honest with you, he was gonna have to take a lot of flack as it is ordinary people like myself and yourselves already take flat.
here you have these three promising each other Hey,
do this again. We won't guess what, The following night the Quran has such an impact. They were all there again, the exact same three of them.
Do you know that Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. So now they are listening, no one knows that the other is there and they bump into each other on the road again. Same thing happened, hey, you're in the nightclub a second time. What are you telling me, man?
Allah protect us all.
Looking at each other, never again, they took their oaths the second time, lo and behold, you're not going to believe this. They were here. They were there for the third time, the third day running. That's the impact of the Quran. Like I said, yesterday in the Juma talk, I said, if you get up for Salah tahajjud in the early hours of the morning, for the sake of Allah between you and him alone, believe me that prayer at that time of the morning has such an impact that it will, it has such a magnetism with it, it will invite you, it will attract you, it will make you go back at some stage to saying it and reading it and fulfilling it once again.
Try it out. It works. If you do it for the sake of Allah you get up every morning, you wash your hands you do your will do and you read your tahajjud a few Raka to make your dua, you can go back to bed or you can wait for Salah to
see how you feel
that feeling. People are willing to pay millions of dollars in order to feel that feeling that Islam has already given you, the wealthiest of the world. I was just telling my brothers a few moments ago, I watched a clip yesterday of a brother who was a multi millionaire, he's had everything and he could not find happiness. And he found it in Islam. Somehow Allah guided him to Islam. And he says I found the happiness. And you know what that brother says? He says, I tattooed on my head. I love money. This is these are his words. That's how he was he tattooed it on his head.
I love money. And he says, I became a Muslim. And I want to tell the Muslims that I see the young Muslims, the little Muslim boys and girls. And they have the same tattoo. But it's on their hearts, not on their heads.
And yet they don't know that Islam has given them much more than what they are running after.
Look at this man's words. He's seen the world. He's owned everything he's had the life, the life that a lot of people might want to look up to and say wow, that's it. He's got the cars and the houses and everything at the flick of a finger. And he is telling the Muslims you know what do not allow your heart to be tattooed by I love money because money does not bring about happiness, to be honest with you, the happiest of people are those who perhaps have far less than the average individual from amongst us.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala count His goodness. So the third day, they say to each other no ways you're not going to listen to this. We never coming back and they took big, big holes and they will never ever back there again. But this is the impact of the Quran. It draws you it brings you back. Try to read melodious Koran yourself and you find it will soothe you listen to melodious reading it will soon it will come you really. I saw a clip that was on CNN. Some time back. I saw it on the internet a few days ago.
It says in Russia.
There is a flower called the advanced flower. Have you ever heard of it other than flour? You can Google it and you can check it some of you are nodding your head.
It actually blossoms it opens up when the oven is cold and it closes thereafter.
While I see the people raising their hands, I've got it on my phone. The clip is there. It was on CNN, the same guys who tell you quite a bit of lies sometimes. At least they spoke some truth.
So to be honest with you,
it's amazing. It's amazing how a planned response to the plan. Do you know that? Do you? That's the that's the question. One, go and check it on YouTube. You will feel ashamed of yourself. When when the Martin calls out. Hi.
Come to success. The little flower opens. It's coming to success. It surrenders to Allah. And Allah says this in the Quran. The impact of the words given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala on a plant and you're telling me the Quran is not impacted you
will open our doors may you make
From those who can answer the call to prayer, we have the solutions. It's only up to us to look at it with the correct eyes. It's about time we got up.
So this was the example of those three.
And this is how even Abu sufian, one might ask, how do you know the story? How did we know the story? Because if if there were the three leaders, Abu sufian, later on became a Muslim. Do you know that and the story came out, everyone knows that this is what happened. And we really looked at Islam. If you look at so many different incidents, and I'm going to give you one more incident, or maybe perhaps two more, seeing that we don't have much time.
They chose a man from amongst the people of Quraysh.
To go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to offer him whatever he wants to give up his statements. We will make you the key the king or the leader, we will make you the wealthy from amongst us. If wealth is what you're looking for. We will let you marry whomsoever you wish from the most beautiful of women, if that's what you want, and we will give you we will make you our leader, we will do this and do that. But give up your statement. Don't call people to worshiping one God. You know what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said?
He says, what law if you were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand, and you were to ask me to quit, I wouldn't. Then he began to recite verses, the opening verses of Hermes such that all what is known as sort of porcelain, Jaime
Continued reading, and this man was just looking at him and listening. And he knows this is one of the leaders of Quraysh he knows the meaning of it. When Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam got to the verses where Allah says, if they turn away, warn them have a similar punishment that struck me. This man takes his hand and blocks the mouth of Muhammad Salah Solomon says stop, stop, stop, stop, I don't want to hear anymore and he walks away. Because he knows that we don't want to hear what type of punishment has come to him.
If he thought he was a tail, he would have allowed him to carry on you'd have made a joke about it. No jokes made nothing serious man. And he knew he stopped him he say Hang on, I'm going he went away. He went back to courage gathered them he gathered the cronies and he tells them you know what I just heard versus some revelation. It cannot be the speech of man. It has a sweetness in it. It has such an impact it has this they said Hang on, we sent you to tell him something you coming back to preach to us.
That's the impact of the Quran. That's the impact of the Quran. But at that moment, shape all over took this man he says no, no, no, I'm only telling you something. I'm not actually trying to convince you and so on. May Allah bless us and all those who are on the verge of Islam. It's up. It's up to you to take the step.
To take the step. Yes, you will face a lot of what you face, but you make the difference inshallah you take the step and allow guide you rightly May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. We don't want to be from someone who knows the truth. Look at this man. He knew what was right. But he was just worried about his people. So he said, You know what, I was just telling you guys, it's not like I'm going to accept it. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness, and open our doors. The last example I want to give you is of an Ethiopian key, and the joshy.
from Africa Subhanallah in Jaffa Allahu in the early years of Islam, migrated to Abyssinia by the instruction of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the co founder of courageous believers had come all the way to the senior to tell the people to tell the king, these guys are criminals send them back. The king was adjustment not like today, you hear one side of the story and you pass a ruling on someone.
Those were the days when they heard both sides of the story. And they really really made a guided decision. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and help humanity at large to listen to both sides of the story. In Islam, we're not allowed to issue a judgment without giving the other party exactly a fair chance to clarify and to give their view. So when the Muslims were given a chance to give their view and to give what they had to say, and they were accused of saying blaspheme against Jesus May peace be upon him, Jafari. Allahu anhu read a few verses of the Quran, the opening verses of Surah Maryam again, that surah revealed in Makkah, it started with those separated letters, beautiful
separated letters. I need to spend a moment to read them
Powerful verses and the joshy is listening Nicholas his name was hammer, the king of Egypt, the king of Abyssinia sorry, he is listening and he began to cry. tears roll down his eyes. Amazing jabril la salatu salam comes down with verses revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking about the tears, what
When they hear the verses that are revealed by the almighty they begin or you will see the tears rolling down their eyes because of the truth that they recognize
how many of us have cried when we've heard the poem?
Here is a non Muslim,
who has moved so much by the recitation of the Quran that his tears are recorded in the Quran.
And I'm a Muslim, and I haven't cried at the recitation of the Quran. But when I hear someone naked, singing a song blasting their bodies from side to side, wriggling themselves from A to Zed, and I begin to eat, oh, Bella, Bella protectors.
So many of them have turned to Islam, because they have seen the impact. And we are still following their own little ways. Yet, if you were to look at them, some of them who have turned to Islam, you will see even people who were modeling for Playboy have turned to Islam. Go and check it you will find it on YouTube. May Allah guide us.
So here we are, I've spoken my time is up. I hope that I've made mention of a little bit of the impact of the Quran. And I hope I've stuck to my topic. And really I plead with one alone to read the Quran, with the correct eye to make an effort without an effort you will never be able to achieve. We need to learn to love one another for the sake of Allah. And we need to learn to benefit humanity as much as possible. And we need to learn to be peace loving citizens of the globe. And we need to learn in sha Allah to be from amongst those who are true Muslim in Islam stands for peace, it means peace and it promotes peace. And I end with that Salatu was salam o Baraka Allen Amina
Mohammed Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed shadow Allah Allah hi Lance, Mr fuuka