Love of the Qur’aan
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Post Taraweeh Talk, Masjid Rawbie Mitchell’s Plain. 21st May 2018.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim Alhamdulillah we praise Allah subhana wa Jalla wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah we send blessings and salutations upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala what Allah Allah He was happier Jemaine, his companions, his household, all of them and every one of us may Allah subhanahu Allah bless us and grant us genital windows. My brothers and sisters, it is an honor to be here at Masjid Robert in Mitchell's plane in Cape Town in South Africa, in Africa, in the world.
Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us. I'm always very much at home when I'm here. If you recall, I spent an entire month of Ramadan down the road. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us this beautiful month. My brothers and sisters the month of the Quran we hear the recitation of the Quran, the father who are here melodiously render for us the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
This evening, we had a beautiful recital. We heard verses of surah Toma EDA, we heard versus the end of Surah An Nisa, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to accept these verses from us one law he we don't understand the power of the words of Allah. If you were to say some of these words, they would protect you from the devil. If you were to say some of these words or recite them, they would protect you from evil from the evil eye from black magic from so much that goes on. If you were to recite some of these words, you would be granted cure in your physical sicknesses as well. If you were to recite some of these words, and you were to put them into practice, you would achieve cure
even for the diseases of the heart. Yeah.
big boom was Shiva, Murphy sudo. O people. A reminder has come to you from your Lord. And in it there is cure for the diseases of the heart.
meaning and in it, there is guidance and mercy for those who want to believe you want to believe you have more. But even if you don't believe the impact of the word of Allah upon the heart of a disbeliever is undoubted. Let them hear it being recited in the correct way and see what happens. It comes the hearts down to a certain extent, but not to the degree of the calmness of a believer when he hears the Quran.
I asked you tonight
to make an effort
to listen to the recitation of the Quran, in your audio players in your cars in your homes, wherever else it may be. Because my brothers and sisters, it will change your life. It's the word of Allah.
Masha Allah, it's the word of Allah.
Many of us have songs with dirty lyrics that we get excited by. It's a sign of the weakness of the man.
When the dirty medics makes you happy, or make you happy, and they make your head bounce,
and they control your body, the movements of your body because of the beat in the dirty words. It's a sign of the weakness of a man. But when pure words make you cry, it's a sign of the strength of your Eman.
When your words move you it's a sign of the number of Allah for you.
Look at an A joshy we ended tonight upon a verse. Tomorrow we will hear the following verse at the beginning of the tunnel we will either Sami Roma, Xena no Sunita. Oh
Duffy momina, dumber
when they hear
what was revealed
to the messenger, meaning the word of Allah when they hear it being recited, you will see their eyes fooled with tears because they recognize that it is the truth.
This was speaking about a Naja she a non Muslim,
who later accepted Islam according to some of the narrations. But the point I have for you and I, my brothers and sisters, we are Muslims but we don't cry at the verses of the Quran.
We believe in Allah but we are not moved by the Quran. We hear the recycle. We're not
We are still engrossed in our bad ways and habits. What moves you if the Quran doesn't move you, there is nothing else that is going to move you. The word of Allah moved a mountain known as
a mountain, filled with hate initially. But when he heard the words and recognize they are from Allah, he felt the purity they impacted on his heart to the degree
that he crumbled. Soften.
Allah, Allah oksanen Howdy.
Tasha shabbiha mahtani de casa is booming, boo.
Boo, boom, boo boom, Isla de la.
dB me Asha. Allah has indeed revealed the best of speech, accidental Hadith, a book, The Quran which is repeated often Mashallah you have certain facts. You have the other sewer we repeat them so often you have the entire plan. We are Muslims. We don't believe in reading a portion and forgetting the rest. But we believe in covering what is known as a bottom, which means we complete the entire plan from cover to cover. It is more virtuous to put a marker and to read page by page in order then to just read what suits you just because you know it and that's it.
Yes, the daily recitations are important. I could see for protection, the last three sutras of the Quran for protection, Amana rasuluh, to the end for protection, various other students that we are taught in the sooner but not at the expense of the recycle of the rest of the Quran.
This is why in Ramadan
We are proud of our father who memorize the Quran who can stand in front of us in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be able to recite the melodious words the effort they put in is definitely enormous. To make a mistake or two is very, very minor because it is corrected
this evening I think they were a little bit nervous. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from nervousness
Mashallah Baraka Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, it reminds me of the Imam who was appointed in Madina munawwara His name is jack saddle Hamidi, I'm sure you've heard that recitation old many years ago since he was young. They have a full recording. I used to hear him when I was young, but he's probably around my age, when he was appointed in Madina, munawwara as the Imam. He came in. And he tried to leave but his voice faulted and he tried again, in his voice faulted, he began to tremble and weep. And a day or two later, he decided
to throw in the towel, they asked him why.
He says, How can I read when I know Rasulullah is resting right here.
Something is happening where I just can't carry on. But in his own Masjid elsewhere in the man, he can read, recite, come to mercy, the number we imagine the level that the chef might have within him to say, he cannot imagine that right there where Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is, and he's reciting the Quran.
May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us an understanding.
Many of us don't value this book. We don't. The whole farm. I love the recital this evening because the speed was correct.
The minute we start
sharpshooting Allah, He, we failed Allah, that's what we've done. We have insulted Allah, I'm talking to you today, I'd like to speak clearly so that you understand, I will not use words that are where I'm eating my words. Because in that case, I'm wasting my time and yours. I want to give you a message that motivates that moves. That's what Allah has done in his book. It's a message of power. It will wake your spirituality, your deen, your dunya and you are here. It will wake your life and you're here after.
But you need to give it the importance and the value. And I have found that in Cape Town,
among other cities, I have found it here as well. And it is very strong. I'm proud of the children. I knew when I was coming here. Tonight, we're going to be listening to some quality recycled
mail accepted from us and I encourage our young and old
to live up to that and to keep on improving. I am one to this day. I don't mind being corrected at all. It's the only way we're going to improve ourselves. Whether it is
Your Tajweed your recital no matter what, enjoy the recitation. Don't compromise it. When someone corrects you be happy. Don't be upset. Some of the father when they're reading, they're enjoying it. The minute someone corrects, they say,
you know, what are you doing? Why are you correcting me? And then they lose attitude. Don't be happy, be excited, you are just a human, you are just a human being. It's normal. What's abnormal is when you are being corrected, and you don't want to be corrected. It's not your word. It's not mine. It's the word of Allah, it will not be changed Subhan Allah, and I want you to enjoy another verse of the Quran.
Allah says we are the ones who revealed this reminder in the Koran, and we will protect it. So if you were to ask the ordinary person, what is meant by the protection of the Quran, they will give you a whole list of things. They will tell you it means there is going to be a lot of fun because they will protect the book, isn't it by the help of Allah, it's going to be easy to memorize the Book, while Acadia Subhan Allah honoree victory for a
decade, indeed, we have made this Quran easy to understand to memorize to put into practice, is anyone going to do that? Is anyone going to memorize it unless we made it easy? It's the only book in existence of so many pages that you can memorize without being mistaken regarding a full stop or a comma.
cover to cover even little children who don't understand the language a lot.
Imagine Chinese, one page of Chinese I think you'll spend a lifetime
you will spend a lifetime or any other language
but Arabic, the language of the Quran, its miraculous. You can memorize it because Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how powerful it is that verse I read earlier, where Allah says we have revealed the best of speech, a book that is similar image versus you know, Allah didn't say what akima salata one time in the Quran, he says it many, many times Am I right? The reason is, we need a reminder, man needs reminder every day you need to be told brother come early for Salah brother, leave this sister do that. Brother, don't do this. You need to be told every day you don't say you told me once. Allah says the reminding benefits those who truly believe. You truly believe.
Allah says the reminding will benefit you will that give
meaning and remind For indeed the remaining benefits those who truly believe so Allah says these verses are quite similar. Not a shabby one. mahtani means it's repeated a lot. Takashi roaming who julu Latina shannara Baba,
the skin of those who are conscious of Allah fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes tightened as in goosebumps when they hear the verses of Allah.
How many of us has this happened to in our lives? Or how many of us does this happen to in our lives when we hear the words of Allah and suddenly the skin we develop goosebumps if that has happened to you? Good news, Allah is describing you in the Quran.
Those who believe
this good skin develops goosebumps when they hear
the words of Allah it tightens.
But if you truly believe you do not satisfy yourself only by hearing the recitation, but now Allah says
meta Lee new Judo to whom then the skins become softened once again, they returned to a soft form. After they were tightened. They returned to a soft form, while kulu boom Isla de la and their hearts are also softened towards the reminder from Allah.
You want calmness and contentment will lie here you will never achieve it anywhere. Besides with Allah.
You are looking for happiness, what llahi you will never achieve true happiness except by turning to Allah.
You will never achieve happiness through intoxicants.
Through adultery, through gambling through pornography. In fact, all of those and all the abominations would actually result in damage. That sometimes could be so serious that a person can turn away from Allah. They can become fed up of the deen. Why? Because we have turned away from Allah, natural law Venezia whom Allah describes the hypocrites. They forgot Allah Allah says we'll forget them.
They need us We don't need them. So if they were to forget us, why should we even bother remembering them? But my brothers and sisters, the mercy of Allah continues to provide for us oxygen continues to provide for us the faculties we have of hearing of sight of smell, of taste, of touch, etc. All of that is a gift of Allah. If we were to look at Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that
he only gave us that which we deserved, we would have nothing because we deserve zero.
What did we do each one of us, myself included, we know what muck we've been in different levels. May Allah forgive us? Allahumma mckinleyville kurobe subete gooloo bana Allah de Nick
Allahumma inaka goon karimun to hit Bulava. Juana
Aloha mai kakou, Gary moon to Hippo
Allahumma inaka foon Kareem on to HIPAA law.
That is to have for the month of Ramadan and For The Night of Decree, it is the most powerful thing you can achieve from the month of Ramadan, the forgiveness of Allah, where do we get it from? many evidences, one of them is the dua when jabril Allah is Salam was
saying this as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was getting up the member. He said three, two hours One of them was were you Lehman karma Ivana palamu. Birla, what a great loss.
What big destruction against the one, witness the month of Ramadan and still did not achieve forgiveness.
It's the month of forgiveness. Cut your bad ways, cut them, chop them, we don't need them. We need to please Allah, not just for one day of Ramadan, but throughout the year. And you will see how Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors. So let's go back to the verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that we will protect the book, we will protect it.
People say it means it will be made easy to memorize one of the things Allah will take care of it and look after it no matter what it's in the hearts of the men correct and the women some kind of law correct. But it has a deeper meaning to it.
It has a deeper meaning to it. Let me give you that deeper meaning by way of example,
if I had the most valuable diamond here with me, right.
And I told you that whoever carries this diamond, we will appoint for them 10 bodyguards because we don't want anyone to harm them.
If you want 10 bodyguards, what do you have to do? Come for the diamonds. Once you get in 10 bodyguards when we have another diamond, the other 110 bodyguards, timber, how did you get the bodyguards? People might ask, why are these people walking all around you because I'm carrying something very expensive so they are protecting me.
The same example is that of the Quran if not higher. If you want the angels to protect you in a manner to look after you.
Try memorize the Book and see what happens to you.
Allah says I will look after the Quran. That means if anyone is to make an effort to memorizing I have to look after him or her.
You have something in your heart more valuable than any diamond can ever offer you.
Platinum gold, whatever what is more valuable, one word that you've memorized of the book of Allah.
Allah will appoint for you angels who will take care of you.
But there is one problem we have.
If you are the one who's going to throw away that same diamond then no matter how many of those bodyguards you have, they won't help you. They can only
To help you from external attack, but if you take the dime and throw it in the sand while you're walking, they are going to think it's still in your pocket. The same happens when you become a happen. Don't give up your Salah because you're giving up your Salah, your goodness, your honesty, your trustworthiness, your good character, the closeness to Allah, you're following up the sooner than you know what's gonna happen, you would have just thrown it in the sand and worked on and suddenly you might find this normal bodyguards.
Don't think shaytan doesn't try to attack the whole farm? No, he does. That's why when you have a half in shape and tries to sway him this way, that way, but Allah keeps protecting him for as long as he keeps memorizing looking after trying to put into practice, you go for Salah, every Salah was Yama, when that adultery is made beautified for you, you're going to stay away say I'm happy, I cannot do this. I won't do it.
But if you're not there, for Salah, you're not there. When it comes to goodness and you're only found when it comes to evil then what will happen? The evil is facilitated.
It's made easy. So this is a warning for myself and yourselves.
Don't think that just because I've made a small effort to do something that shavon won't try to attack.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So the word of Allah is protected. And those who protect the word of Allah or make an effort to memorize, I would like to think even if it is one surah I'd like to hope that Allah will protect you because you have a surah in your heart. And that includes every one of us here Don't you have Surah Fatiha if you have Surah Fatiha in your heart, put up your hand. Put up your hand. Allahu Akbar the entire Masjid.
I just wanted to prove a point. You have part of the word of Allah in your heart protected look after it. When law he it will come on the day of piano to intercede on your behalf.
To laka O Allah, the Quran is either going to bear witness for you or against you. And then those who have memorized some of the Quran, read melodious. Read beautifully. Why? Why must you take your time, beloved father, who read so well today, and all the others who are here, brothers and sisters, when you recite the Quran, read UTC. Take your time, don't be ashamed of the melody of the greatest of books. Why? Because on the Day of Judgment, the people who have memorized the Quran and some narrations, the narration says those who have memorized who those who are soluble and it could mean people who have memorized the entire Quran. But it could also mean some who have memorized even a
portion of it. You're still a person who memorized the portion. Allah will call you. Allah will call you What does he want to tell you? He's going to say the
word 30 and keep on going up as you're reading.
What will come up
but you can only read the way you used to read in the world. You can come down today and say right now I can show you what I'm doing. No, no, no, no. How you used to read in the world. That's how you will be able to read today. That's why I say Take your time. Don't worry about the world.
They can the masjid can go yesterday I was talking to my friends I said you know if we had Abdul Basit Abdul Samad here in the masjid, he would just say Alhamdulillah he beat
by the time he goes to one of Berlin The only be the one saying I mean the rest of the people are gone too slow for
me Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us that's how we operate today. We tell him as you know we need to finish before nine we need to go out on the day of the AMA when ama tells me to leave. Are you gonna say Allah I told him to finish before nine that's right today in front of me saying
Is that the word of Allah? My brothers and sisters Take it easy, the hottest.
dounia all of you who understand Arabic memorize the word karma.
Dunya it will wake you up. Many people who follow Rama they forget that word karma can dounia recite the way you used to read in the world. You don't have a new melody here. SubhanAllah you recite? That's right. Take your time. Now, those who recited well to get in front of Allah, and they will read May Allah make us from among them, May Allah forgive our shortcomings.
Then, so you're going up and you're reading. Now there's one more problem. The Hadith says for in namazi
Oha, your ranking gentleman shall stop whenever you get stuck.
What does that mean?
It's not got to do with the solidity of the memorization alone but it's got to do with putting into practice the word of Allah right at the beginning. In fact, he had somewhere right at the beginning it says Aki masala ta to SOHCAHTOA
you've heard that verse, right? establish your Salah, but the man didn't establish a Salah. So he gets stuck when it comes to that verse. Right that verse was still in the 14th Jews it would have been okay because why would have covered 15 Jews then we get stuck, but Allah kept it right at the beginning of the Masada.
Your Salah is not in order you will be reading then you don't know what's next. You just standing and it's a simple verse.
We don't want to get stuck my brothers and sisters fulfill your Salah, try to do more to memorize the Quran. Imagine, even if it were just listen carefully, even if it was just the memorization.
And every verse that you've memorized makes you go one degree higher, one degree higher. Surely you and I should make an effort to learn more and more and more one verse every day, two verses a day SubhanAllah. Have you seen that application that I spoke about a few days ago in London?
We look at our phones so many times. So someone developed an application that every time you open your phone,
it asks you to read one verse of the Quran before you get in.
Check it on Google and Apple. It's a
it's called nothing in the Arabic language known carta and meme in the English they wrote it na k. h TM, you can check it.
And you download it on your phone. It's very nice because we are on WhatsApp how many times a day guys
see why we're laughing? Because we don't even know we've lost count. You'll just be you know, I said it's 3333. But this one Yeah, I don't even know. So Hannah law way beyond that.
He will find out when you download that app, you will know today I did. 120 versus
120. I'm not talking about myself, I'm saying that that's what the person will say 120 versus wild because I check my phone many times. But don't cheat. Don't cheat with the word of Allah, opening checking.
And you'll find the mercy of Allah. Imagine it's an app application.
I challenge you to download it. I challenge you to download it, read one verse,
it will change your life.
Another thing that it will do, because I've already had feedback from so many people.
When you open it, it's telling you cool little mini boom in
Java, tell the believers to lower their gaze and protect their private paths. So you just read that verse, Now you open your WhatsApp.
And then you see something you've got to know where your gaze
You got to delete one or two things there because you can't be so embarrassing as to read what Allah told you. And suddenly you're opening it and you forwarding all these nude images. And you've got all these dirty chats going on. And here and there. So what did it do for you, it gave you on top of the recitation a reminder of the words of Allah and it has in it an option of the translation.
Amazing. This is the month of the Quran today. I've told you a little bit about the Quran. I'm sure you knew it. But we are reminding one another so that we can all agenda to those my brothers, my sisters, like I say,
we need to and I'm repeating this every day, every day. We need to love one another for the sake of Allah with our differences. You see the Shahada? So do I. We love one another for the sake of Allah. You see the faces we have in the masjid here. Learn to greet each other. Learn to make everyone feel comfortable in the house of Allah. When you make someone feel comfortable in the house of Allah, Allah will make you feel comfortable in general.
When you make someone feel uneasy in the house of Allah, you can rest assured that you're going to have a problem on the Day of Judgment
unless you sought forgiveness. So let's learn to love one another. Let's learn to reach out to one another. Let's learn to greet one another Let's learn to smile at one another.
And on top of that,
let's promise Allah.
That in the same way
that we are concerned in Ramadan, that nothing should go into our mouth that is not supposed to go into it. We should also be concerned that nothing comes out of our mouths that should not come out of it. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us from vulgar words hurtful words, abusive words akula Kohli has
Hola Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.